Archive for M-Tel Masters

Saturday, May 23, 2009 23:49
Alexei Shirov won the 5th edition of the M-Tel Masters in Sofia by beating Carlsen in the last round. Wang Yue and Topalov drew their game while Ivanchuk finally managed to win a game, against Dominguez. The 5th M-Tel Masters took place May 12-23 in a glass pavilion on the square in front of the National Theatre Ivan Vazov in Sofia, Bulgaria. The...
Saturday, May 23, 2009 2:33
At the M-Tel Masters in Sofia, Carlsen will go into the final round leading with half a point, after beating Wang Yue today while Shirov drew his game against Dominguez. Topalov defeated Ivanchuk and now shares second place with Shirov. The 5th M-Tel Masters takes place May 12-23 in a glass pavilion on the square in front of the National Theatre...
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Friday, May 22, 2009 1:30
In round 8 of the M-Tel Masters in Sofia all games ended in a draw. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov executed the first move in Dominguez-Topalov, which turned out to be the most interesting game of the day. With two more rounds to go, Carlsen and Shirov lead with 5 out of 8, followed by Topalov who has half a point less. The 5th M-Tel Masters...
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Thursday, May 21, 2009 1:30
After Topalov and Shirov drew very quickly in a Botvinnik Slav, Carlsen joined Shirov at the top of the standings by beating Dominguez in impressive manner. Wang Yue and Ivanchuk drew their game. Report of the 7th round of the M-Tel Masters in Sofia. The 5th M-Tel Masters takes place May 12-23 in a glass pavilion on the square in front of the...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 3:50
Alexei Shirov took sole lead at the M-Tel Masters in Sofia by beating Vassily Ivanchuk in round 6, while Topalov-Carlsen and Dominguez-Wang Yue both ended in a draw. Full report. The 5th M-Tel Masters takes place May 12th to 23rd in a glass pavilion on the square in front of the National Theatre Ivan Vazov in Sofia, Bulgaria. It's a six-player...
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Sunday, May 17, 2009 2:18
In the fourth round of the M-Tel Masters in Sofia, Veselin Topalov defeated Wang Yue convincingly with the white pieces. Carlsen and Shirov drew a hyper sharp Botvinnik Slav and now share the lead with 2.5/4. In a very complicated fight, Ivanchuk missed several wins against Dominguez and eventually had to be satisfied with a draw. The 5th M-Tel...
Saturday, May 16, 2009 2:28
The third round in Sofia saw a draw as the result in all three games. Of the six players Topalov must have been most disappointed, as he was very close to a win with White against Dominguez. The 5th M-Tel Masters takes place May 12th to 23rd in a glass pavilion on the square in front of the National Theatre Ivan Vazov in Sofia, Bulgaria. It's a...
Friday, May 15, 2009 5:25
It might be too early to say that Vassily Ivanchuk won't retain his M-Tel title this year, but thus far he lacks the form to be called a favourite. Today he lost again, missing a, it must be said, beautiful pawn sacrifice by Wang Yue in a pawn ending. Shirov-Topalov and Dominguez-Carlsen ended in a draw and especially the latter shouldn't be...
Thursday, May 14, 2009 7:18
In a spectacular first round of the M-Tel Masters, top seed Veselin Topalov lost with Black against Magnus Carlsen. 2008 winner Vassily Ivanchuk made a big mistake in the opening and went down very quickly against Shirov while Wang Yue missed a win against Dominguez; the two drew the longest game of the round. The 5th M-Tel Masters takes place May...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 21:00
The third Grand Slam tournament of 2009 is about to start. The first round in Sofia will take off in exactly one hour from now, at 15:00 CET, with Carlsen-Topalov (!), Ivanchuk-Shirov and Wang Yue-Dominguez as its first-round pairings. Update 17:14: the official website has the highly disappointing note "Due to technical issues the games of the...