Cap d'Agde: Karpov and Ivanchuk Will Determine Who is Stronger in Rapid Chess Today

Время публикации: 03.11.2012 01:52 | Последнее обновление: 03.11.2012 01:52

The quarter-final encounters of the rapid tournament held in Cap d'Agde have finished. Vassily Ivanchuk beat Ju Wenjun in both games, while anatoly Karpov defeat Romain Edouard 1.5 - 0.5.

KARPOV - EDOUARD

A quite successful for the former World Champion exchange variant of the Queen's Gambit took place. This time he didn't need to look for some "small advantages" in a slightly better, but rather equal position. French replied with 19...Rac8? on Karpov's 19.Rac1 and missed a blow 20.Nxb6. Soon after 20...Bxe2 21.Nxc8+ Rxc8 22.Rxc8 Bxd1 23.Bxa5 Black resigned.

Eventually, Anatoly Karpov and Vassily Ivanchuk will be put to a sword in the final of the competition on November 3. They will play two rapid games with the time control 25+10. The play is supposed to start at 17:00 MSK Time. 

[Event "Trophy Karpov"] [Site "Cap Agde FRA"] [Date "2012.11.02"] [Round "1-S"] [White "Edouard, Romain"] [Black "Karpov, Anatoly"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [Remark "Message"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. d4 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Be2 c5 8. dxc5 Nxc5 9. cxd5 exd5 10. O-O a6 11. Rc1 Be6 12. Be5 Rc8 13. Bd4 h6 14. a3 Qd6 15. Ne5 Rfd8 16. b4 Nce4 17. Na4 Nd7 18. Nd3 Bf5 19. Rxc8 Rxc8 20. Nac5 Nexc5 21. Nxc5 Qc6 22. Bg4 Bxg4 23. Qxg4 Nf6 24. Qg3 Bd6 25. Qf3 Bxc5 26. bxc5 Ne4 27. Qg4 f6 28. h3 Rc7 29. Rd1 Qd7 30. Qxd7 Rxd7 31. f3 1/2-1/2 [Event "Trophy Karpov"] [Site "Cap Agde FRA"] [Date "2012.11.02"] [Round "2-S"] [White "Ju, Wenjun"] [Black "Ivanchuk, Vassily"] [Result "0-1"] [Remark "Message"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Qe7 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. e3 Bxd2+ 7. Qxd2 d5 8. Ne2 Ne4 9. Bxe4 dxe4 10. Nbc3 f5 11. h4 O-O 12. Nf4 e5 13. Nfd5 Qf7 14. O-O-O Be6 15. Kb1 Rfd8 16. Qc2 a6 17. Nxc7 exd4 18. exd4 Qxc7 19. d5 Bf7 20. dxc6 Qxc6 21. Nd5 Bxd5 22. Rxd5 Rxd5 23. cxd5 Qxd5 24. Rd1 Qf7 25. a3 h6 26. Qc5 Rf8 27. Rd4 Kh7 28. Qe5 Re8 29. Qf4 Qe6 30. Rd2 Qe5 31. Qe3 Re7 32. Rd8 Kg6 33. Qb6+ Kh5 34. Qe3 Rc7 35. Qd2 Rf7 36. Rd6 Rf6 37. Rd7 Rb6 38. Ka1 Kg6 39. Qc2 Kh7 40. Qd2 Rb3 41. Kb1 Qb5 42. a4 Rxb2+ 43. Qxb2 Qxd7 44. Qe5 Qd1+ 45. Kb2 Qd2+ 46. Kb3 Qxf2 47. a5 Qf3+ 48. Kb2 e3 49. h5 Qe4 50. Qd6 Qe8 51. Qd1 e2 52. Qe1 Qe3 53. Ka2 Kg8 54. Kb2 Kf7 55. Ka2 Kf6 56. Kb2 Kg5 57. Qb4 Qe4 58. Qe1 Kxh5 59. Kb3 Kg4 60. Kb2 g5 61. Kb3 Qd3+ 62. Kb2 Qd1 63. Qb4+ f4 64. Qc3 e1Q 65. Qc8+ Kxg3 0-1 [Event "Trophy Karpov"] [Site "Cap Agde FRA"] [Date "2012.11.02"] [Round "3-S"] [White "Karpov, Anatoly"] [Black "Edouard, Romain"] [Result "1-0"] [Remark "Message"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 dxc4 4. e3 e6 5. Bxc4 c5 6. O-O a6 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Nbd2 Ke7 10. Be2 Nbd7 11. Rd1 b6 12. Nb3 Bd6 13. Nfd2 Bb7 14. Nc4 Bc7 15. Bd2 a5 16. Nd4 Rhc8 17. Nb5 Ba6 18. Nxc7 Rxc7 19. Rac1 Rac8 20. Nxb6 Bxe2 21. Nxc8+ Rxc8 22. Rxc8 Bxd1 23. Bxa5 Ne5 24. Bc3 Nfd7 25. f4 Ng4 26. e4 e5 27. h3 Ne3 28. fxe5 Nb6 29. Rc7+ 1-0 [Event "Anatoly Karpov Trophy 2012"] [Site "Cap d'Adge/FRA"] [Date "2012.11.02"] [Round "1.2"] [White "Ivanchuk, Vassily"] [Black "Wenjun Ju"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A49"] [WhiteElo "2771"] [BlackElo "2498"] [Annotator "Robot 3"] [PlyCount "67"] [EventDate "2012.??.??"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O d6 6. Nc3 Nbd7 7. a4 c6 8. e4 Qc7 9. b3 a6 10. a5 c5 11. Bb2 cxd4 12. Qxd4 e5 13. Qe3 Nc5 14. Rfd1 Be6 15. Ng5 Bg4 16. f3 Bd7 17. Qd2 h6 18. Nh3 Bxh3 19. Bxh3 Rad8 20. Nd5 Nxd5 21. Qxd5 Qe7 22. Ba3 h5 23. Kg2 h4 24. Qc4 Bh6 25. Rd5 Be3 26. Rad1 Kg7 27. Qe2 Qg5 28. f4 Bxf4 29. Bxc5 hxg3 30. Bb6 Rh8 31. Bxd8 Qxd8 32. hxg3 Bxg3 33. Rxd6 Qe7 34. Qg4 1-0 


  


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