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2nd Pearl Spring Nanjing 2009 (Concluded)

2nd Nanjing Pearl Spring Tournament

The 2nd Nanjing Pearl Spring Chess Tournament took place 27th Sept - 9th October 2009 in Nanjing, China. Magnus Carlsen dominated the event winning 6 and drawing 4 for an amazing 8/10 score. He was 2.5 points clear of world number 1 Veselin Topalov. There were only three decisive games not involving Carlsen and Topalov won two of them.

The event was a 6-player in a double round robin. The total prize fund was 250,000 Euros.

Pearl Spring Super GM 2009 (Nanjing CHN)
Sun 27th Sep 2009 - Fri 9th Oct 2009 - Official Site

Pearl Spring (6 players 10 Rds DRR Indiv TC:90m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

Pearl Spring (6 players 10 Rds DRR Indiv TC: 90m+30spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

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2nd Pearl Spring Nanjing (CHN), 28 ix-9 x 2009 cat. XXI (2764)
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2772 * * 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 8 3002
2. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2813 0 ½ * * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 2789
3. Wang Yue g CHN 2736 ½ 0 ½ ½ * * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 2733
4. Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2757 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * * ½ ½ ½ 0 4 2693
5. Leko, Peter g HUN 2762 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * * ½ ½ 4 2692
6. Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2742 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ * * 4 2696

Round 1 (September 28, 2009)
Carlsen, Magnus - Leko, Peter 1-0 44 C45 Scotch Game
Topalov, Veselin - Jakovenko, Dmitry ½-½ 43 E06 Catalan
Wang Yue - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½ 38 E92 King's Indian Classical
Round 2 (September 29, 2009)
Carlsen, Magnus - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 41 E90 King's Indian Classical
Leko, Peter - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½ 32 B76 Sicilian Modern Dragon
Jakovenko, Dmitry - Wang Yue ½-½ 35 C43 Petroff's Defence
Round 3 (September 30, 2009)
Topalov, Veselin - Leko, Peter ½-½ 55 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed
Wang Yue - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 58 D83 Gruenfeld 4.Bf4
Radjabov, Teimour - Jakovenko, Dmitry ½-½ 32 C45 Scotch Game
Round 4 (October 1, 2009)
Wang Yue - Leko, Peter ½-½ 29 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Radjabov, Teimour - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 64 C45 Scotch Game
Jakovenko, Dmitry - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 63 B92 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Be2
Round 5 (October 2, 2009)
Carlsen, Magnus - Radjabov, Teimour 1-0 25 B30 Sicilian Rossolimo
Topalov, Veselin - Wang Yue ½-½ 46 D10 Slav Defence
Leko, Peter - Jakovenko, Dmitry ½-½ 51 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 6 (October 4, 2009)
Radjabov, Teimour - Wang Yue ½-½ 30 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Leko, Peter - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 64 D72 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Jakovenko, Dmitry - Topalov, Veselin 0-1 29 D90 Gruenfeld Flohr
Round 7 (October 5, 2009)
Topalov, Veselin - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 43 B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov
Wang Yue - Jakovenko, Dmitry ½-½ 42 D84 Gruenfeld 4.Bf4
Radjabov, Teimour - Leko, Peter ½-½ 34 A05 Various
Round 8 (October 6, 2009)
Carlsen, Magnus - Wang Yue 1-0 69 D17 Slav Defence
Leko, Peter - Topalov, Veselin 0-1 40 D72 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Jakovenko, Dmitry - Radjabov, Teimour 1-0 72 B78 Sicilian Modern Dragon
Round 9 (October 8, 2009)
Wang Yue - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 70 E92 King's Indian Classical
Radjabov, Teimour - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 34 D86 Gruenfeld Simagin
Jakovenko, Dmitry - Leko, Peter ½-½ 40 D45 Anti-Meran Variations
Round 10 (October 9, 2009)
Carlsen, Magnus - Jakovenko, Dmitry 1-0 38 D31 Semi-Slav Defence
Topalov, Veselin - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½ 95 E98 King's Indian Classical
Leko, Peter - Wang Yue ½-½ 46 C42 Petroff's Defence

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