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5th King's Tournament in Medias 2011 (Games and Results)

5th Kings Tournament

Magnus Carlsen returns to chess in Bazna. Photo ©

Magnus Carlsen returns to chess in Bazna. Photo © | http://www.fredlucas.eu/

The 5th Kings Tournament in Medias (near Bazna) is a 6 player 10 round event. A very strong field has been assembled with Magnus Carlsen playing his first classical tournament since Tata Steel in January. Sergey Karjakin, Vassily Ivanchuk, Tata Steel winner Hikaru Nakamura, Teimour Radjabov and Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu make up the rest of the field. Play starts at 1:30pm UK time on Saturday.

Magnus Carlsen retains Kings Tournament Title (10)

Magnus Carlsen won the Kings Tournament in Medias for the second time in a row after the 3rd tie-break, berger score, favoured him above Sergey Karjakin, both players having finished on 6.5/10 after a final round draw. Carlsen wasn't quite as impressive as last year but did play the most interesting games in a generally subdued tournament. Karjakin confirmed his 6th ranking in the world without being at his best. Vassily Ivanchuk came to the board with an immeasurably better attitude in round 10 and he ground down Hikaru Nakamura in an Exchange Slav Defence in really a pretty nice positional game. Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu had dynamic equality for a pawn against Teimour Radjabov and turned this into perpetual check for a final performance of over 2700.

5th Kings Tournament in Medias 2011 (10)

Carlsen - Karjakin in the final round of Medias. Photo © Radu-Catalin Chirila.

Carlsen - Karjakin in the final round of Medias. Photo © Radu-Catalin Chirila. | http://www.turneulregilor.com

Videos

5th King's Tournament in Medias 2011 (Videos)

Daily Video briefings game by game from the Kings Tournament 2011

Official videos from Medias with commentary from the players and demonstration of the games with Dorian Rogozenko as presenter. Excellent stuff.

 

5th Kings Tournament 2011 (Medias ROU)
Fri 10th Jun 2011 - Thu 23rd Jun 2011 - Official Site

5th Kings Tournament (6 players 10 Rds DRR Indiv TC:120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)) - Games in PGN: Games

5th Kings Tournament (6 players 10 Rds DRR Indiv TC: 120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)) - Games in PGN: Games

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5th Kings Tournament Medias (ROU), 11-21 vi 2011 cat. XXI (2757)
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2815 * * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 2855
2. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2776 ½ ½ * * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 2863
3. Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2744 ½ ½ ½ ½ * * ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 2724
4. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2774 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * * 1 ½ ½ 0 2718
5. Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter g ROU 2659 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * * 1 ½ 4 2705
6. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2776 ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ * * 4 2681

Round 1 (June 11, 2011)
Carlsen, Magnus - Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 38 D31 Semi-Slav Defence
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 20 E54 Nimzo Indian
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Radjabov, Teimour 1-0 35 E73 King's Indian Averbakh
Round 2 (June 12, 2011)
Radjabov, Teimour - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 90 D12 Slav Defence
Nakamura, Hikaru - Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 1-0 78 C96 Ruy Lopez
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 33 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 3 (June 13, 2011)
Carlsen, Magnus - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½ 37 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Karjakin, Sergey - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 31 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter - Ivanchuk, Vassily 1-0 54 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 4 (June 14, 2011)
Karjakin, Sergey - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 35 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Nakamura, Hikaru - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 49 E40 Nimzo Indian Rubinstein
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½ 31 C63 Ruy Lopez Schliemann
Round 5 (June 15, 2011)
Carlsen, Magnus - Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 1-0 31 D27 QGA
Radjabov, Teimour - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 31 B94 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Bg5
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1 37 C53 Giuoco Piano
Round 6 (June 17, 2011)
Karjakin, Sergey - Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 1-0 66 C63 Ruy Lopez Schliemann
Radjabov, Teimour - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 45 D41 Semi-Tarrasch Defence
Nakamura, Hikaru - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 34 C95 Ruy Lopez Breyer
Round 7 (June 18, 2011)
Carlsen, Magnus - Ivanchuk, Vassily 1-0 72 D38 QGD Ragozin
Karjakin, Sergey - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½ 30 C63 Ruy Lopez Schliemann
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 31 B92 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Be2
Round 8 (June 19, 2011)
Radjabov, Teimour - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 29 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Nakamura, Hikaru - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 47 E12 Queens Indian Petrosian
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ½-½ 24 A30 English Symmetrical
Round 9 (June 20, 2011)
Karjakin, Sergey - Ivanchuk, Vassily 1-0 22 B09 Pirc Defence
Nakamura, Hikaru - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½ 46 B32 Sicilian Labourdonnais
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 32 C95 Ruy Lopez Breyer
Round 10 (June 21, 2011)
Carlsen, Magnus - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 30 E12 Queens Indian Petrosian
Radjabov, Teimour - Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ½-½ 34 B18 Caro Kann
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 60 D14 Slav Exchange

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