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Carlsen wins Kings Tournament

Carlsen wins Kings Tournament

Chess Vibes, 25 June 2010, By Peter Doggers

Kings  TournamentMagnus Carlsen finished the Kings Tournament in Bazna, Romania in style. The Norwegian beat Wang Yue with Black in the last round to finish with a 7.5/10 score, two points ahead of the rest of the field. Ponomariov and Radjabov defeated Nisipeanu and Gelfand respectively, also with the black pieces. For now the games, later more.

The fourth Kings Tournament takes place in Medias, Romania from June 14 till 25. Against it’s a 6-player, double round-robin, with two rest days. This year Carlsen, Gelfand, Nisipeanu, Ponomariov, Radjabov and Wang Yue play. The rate of play is 2 hours for the first 40 moves, one hour for the next 20 moves and then 15 minutes plus an increment of 30 seconds per move.

The rounds start each day at 15.30 which is 14.30 CET and 08.30 EDT. They can run well into the evening, as we won’t see ultra-short draws in this tournament – no draw agreement by the players are allowed before move 30, except for cases of a triple-repetition, a perpetual or a theoretically drawn position.

The event is organized by Romgaz and the Chess Club Society “Elisabeta Polihroniade”. This year the tournament is officially part of the Grand Slam, substituting the cancelled MTel Masters. Venue is the brand new Romgaz Center in Medias (near Bazna), but the organizers are considering to move back to Hotel Complex Balnear Expro in Bazna, where everyone is staying.

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Round 10 games

Start positionPrevious MoveNext MoveEnd positionPlay movesStop playing
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bb4 5. O-O O-O 6. d3 d6 7. Bg5 Ne7 8. Nh4 c6 9. Bc4 d5 10. Bxf6 gxf6 11. Bb3 a5 12. a3 Bxc3 13. bxc3 a4 14. Ba2 Ng6 15. Qh5 Kh8 16. Kh1 Rg8 17. d4 f5 18. Nxf5 Nf4 19. Qh6 Rg6 20. Qh4 Bxf5 21. Qxd8+ Rxd8 22. exf5 Rxg2 23. dxe5 Rdg8 0-1

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Kings Tournament 2010 | Schedule & results

Kings Tournament 2010 | Schedule

Kings Tournament 2010 | Round 10 (Final) Standings

Kings Tournament 2010 | Round 10 Standings


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