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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Malakov and Karjakin score wins in first game of World Cup Round 5

GM Vald Malakhov defeated GM Peter Svidler in the first game of their match in round 5 of the 2009 World Cup of Chess. Svidler made two mistakes which Malakhov capitalized upon to win the game. Malakhov played the Slav defense after Svidler surprising began the game by playing the move 1.d4

Here are all of the moves of the game in PGN format:

[Event "World Cup 2009"]
[Site "0:07.10-0:14.40"]
[Date "2009.12.03"]
[Round "51"]
[White "Svidler, Peter"]
[Black "Malakhov, Vladimir"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2754"]
[WhiteCountry "RUS"]
[BlackElo "2706"]
[BlackCountry "RUS"]
[Remark "WCC 2009 Match 003"]
[PresId "1000510003"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 a6 5. e3 b5 6. c5 g6 7. Bd3 Bg4 8.
h3 Bxf3 9. Qxf3 Bg7 10. g4 e5 11. Qg3 Nfd7 12. Ne2 Qe7 13. O-O h5 14.
f3 Nf8 15. a4 b4 16. Bd2 a5 17. e4 dxe4 18. Bxe4 Ne6 19. Rae1 h4 20.
Qf2 O-O 21. f4 exd4 22. f5 Nxc5 23. Bb1 d3 24. Nc1 Qd6 25. Ba2 Bd4 26.
Be3 Ne4 27. Qxh4 g5 28. Qh5 d2 29. f6 Qxf6 30. Bxd4 Qxd4+ 31. Kg2
dxe1N+ 0-1

In the other game of the round which had a decisive result, GM Sergei Karjakin defeated GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov due to mistakes on the part of the latter, Mamedyarov erred on move 48 and then blundered on move 50 to give the point to Karjakin. The opening played in this game was a Ruy Lopez, Open Defense.  Here are the moves of this game in PGN format:

[Event "World Cup 2009"]
[Site "0:17.35-0:14.13"]
[Date "2009.12.03"]
[Round "51"]
[White "Karjakin, Sergey"]
[Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2723"]
[WhiteCountry "UKR"]
[BlackElo "2719"]
[BlackCountry "AZE"]
[Remark "WCC 2009 Match 004"]
[PresId "1000510004"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3
d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. Nbd2 Nc5 10. c3 Be7 11. Bc2 d4 12. Nb3 d3 13. Bb1
Nxb3 14. axb3 Bf5 15. b4 O-O 16. Re1 Qd5 17. h3 Rfd8 18. g4 Be6 19.
Re3 h5 20. Qxd3 Qxd3 21. Bxd3 hxg4 22. hxg4 Bd5 23. Bc2 Bxf3 24. Rxf3
Nxe5 25. Rh3 g6 26. g5 Re8 27. Bf4 Bf8 28. Re3 Bd6 29. Bb3 Nc4 30.
Bxc4 Bxf4 31. Rf3 Bh2+ 32. Kxh2 bxc4 33. Rf4 Re5 34. Rxc4 Rxg5 35. Ra5
Rxa5 36. bxa5 Ra7 37. Kg3 Kf8 38. Kf4 Ke7 39. b4 Kd7 40. Ke5 Rb7 41.
Rd4+ Kc8 42. Kf6 Rb5 43. Rf4 Rd5 44. Kxf7 g5 45. Rf6 Rd3 46. c4 Rd4
47. c5 Rxb4 48. c6 Kd8 49. Rf5 Rb2 50. f4 Rf2 51. Rd5+ Kc8 52. Ke7 1-0

GM Ruslan Ponomariov drew his game with Vulgar Gashimov in 43 moves, and GM's Boris Gelfand and Dmitry Jakovenko drew their game in 19 moves.
The Ponomariov-Gashimov game involved the Modern Benoni Defense opening:fianchetto variation, while the Gelfand-Jakovenko game was one in which Gelfand essayed the Bf4 variation of the Queen's Gambit. Here are the moves of both of these games in PGN format:

[Event "World Cup 2009"]
[Site "0:26.45-1:12.39"]
[Date "2009.12.03"]
[Round "51"]
[White "Gelfand, Boris"]
[Black "Jakovenko, Dmitry"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2758"]
[WhiteCountry "ISR"]
[BlackElo "2736"]
[BlackCountry "RUS"]
[Remark "WCC 2009 Match 001"]
[PresId "1000510001"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 b6 7. Bd3 c5
8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. Ne5 Bf6 11. Qh5 g6 12. Qf3 Bxe5 13. Bxe5
Nc6 14. Bf6 Qd6 15. dxc5 bxc5 16. O-O c4 17. Bc2 Bg4 18. Qf4 Qxf4

[Event "World Cup 2009"]
[Site "0:34.26-0:35.19"]
[Date "2009.12.03"]
[Round "51"]
[White "Ponomariov, Ruslan"]
[Black "Gashimov, Vugar"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2739"]
[WhiteCountry "UKR"]
[BlackElo "2758"]
[BlackCountry "AZE"]
[Remark "WCC 2009 Match 002"]
[PresId "1000510002"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. d5 d6 5. Nc3 exd5 6. cxd5 g6 7. g3 Bg7
8. Bg2 O-O 9. O-O a6 10. a4 Re8 11. h3 Nbd7 12. Bf4 Qc7 13. Re1 Nh5
14. Bd2 Rb8 15. a5 b5 16. axb6 Qxb6 17. Na4 Qc7 18. Bc3 f5 19. e3
Nhf6 20. Rc1 Ne4 21. Bxg7 Kxg7 22. Nd4 Ndf6 23. Nc6 Rb7 24. b4 cxb4
25. Qd4 b3 26. g4 fxg4 27. hxg4 b2 28. Nxb2 Rb5 29. Nd3 Qf7 30. Nf4
Bd7 31. Ne6+ Bxe6 32. dxe6 Qxe6 33. f3 Ng5 34. f4 Qxg4 35. fxg5 Rxg5
36. Rc2 Qxd4 37. Nxd4 Nd5 38. Nf3 Rg4 39. Nh2 Rg5 40. Nf3 Rg4 41. Nh2
Rg5 42. Nf3 1/2-1/2

You can play through each of the games move by move by going to this website and clicking on the game score of each game:

These results mean the following standings exist in the matches after one round of play:

click on the game score below to play through the respective game move by move:

      Round 5 Match 01
 Gelfand, Boris (ISR)

 Jakovenko, Dmitry (RUS)

      Round 5 Match 02
 Ponomariov, Ruslan (UKR)

 Gashimov, Vugar (AZE)

      Round 5 Match 03
 Svidler, Peter (RUS)

 Malakhov, Vladimir (RUS)

      Round 5 Match 04
 Karjakin, Sergey (UKR)

 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (AZE)


The second game of all of these matches will be played on Friday. Notes concerning these first games should be posted sometime tonight at the following website:

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