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5th MTel Sofia Bulgaria (Concluded)

5th MTel Tournament 2009

The winner in action in round 8. Photo © Ivan A. Grigorov and the Press Center of International Super Chess Tournament M-Tel Masters

The winner in action in round 8. Photo © Ivan A. Grigorov and the Press Center of International Super Chess Tournament M-Tel Masters | www.mtelmasters.com

The 5th M-Tel Masters took place in Sofia 12th-23rd May 2009 (rest day 18th May). In the best result of his career Alexei Shirov took clear first place after defeating Magnus Carlsen in the final round. Carlsen took 2nd place on tie-break from Veselin Topalov, both won three games but Carlsen beat Topalov in one of their individual games.

5th M-Tel Masters


Prizewinners. Ivan A. Grigorov and the Press conference. Photo © Press Center of International Super Chess Tournament M-Tel Masters: http://www.mtelmasters.com


The winner in action in round 8. Photo © Ivan A. Grigorov and the Press Center of International Super Chess Tournament M-Tel Masters: http://www.mtelmasters.com

 


 


5th M-Tel Masters (Sofia BUL)
Tue 12th May 2009 - Sat 23rd May 2009 - Official Site

5th MTel Masters (6 players 10 Rds DRR Indiv TC:90m:60m) - Games in PGN: All

5th MTel Masters (6 players 10 Rds DRR Indiv TC: 90m:60m) - Games in PGN: All

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5th Mtel Masters Sofia (BUL), 13-23 v 2009 cat. XXI (2755)
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Shirov, Alexei g ESP 2745 * * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 2866
2. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2770 ½ 0 * * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 6 2823
3. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2812 ½ ½ 0 ½ * * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 6 2815
4. Wang Yue g CHN 2738 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ * * ½ ½ 1 ½ 2722
5. Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2717 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * * ½ 0 4 2690
6. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2746 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 * * 3 2607

Round 1 (May 13, 2009)
Carlsen, Magnus - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 36 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Wang Yue - Dominguez Perez, Leinier ½-½ 65 D82 Gruenfeld 4.Bf4
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Shirov, Alexei 0-1 24 B52 Sicilian Rossolimo
Round 2 (May 14, 2009)
Shirov, Alexei - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 57 C64 Ruy Lopez Classical
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 30 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Wang Yue 0-1 51 C42 Petroff's Defence
Round 3 (May 15, 2009)
Carlsen, Magnus - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 54 D11 Slav Defence
Topalov, Veselin - Dominguez Perez, Leinier ½-½ 51 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Wang Yue - Shirov, Alexei ½-½ 39 D86 Gruenfeld Simagin
Round 4 (May 16, 2009)
Carlsen, Magnus - Shirov, Alexei ½-½ 39 D44 Anti-Meran Gambit
Topalov, Veselin - Wang Yue 1-0 33 D17 Slav Defence
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 49 B41 Sicilian Paulsen
Round 5 (May 17, 2009)
Shirov, Alexei - Dominguez Perez, Leinier ½-½ 43 B99 Sicilian Najdorf
Wang Yue - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 25 D82 Gruenfeld 4.Bf4
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Topalov, Veselin 0-1 54 B99 Sicilian Najdorf
Round 6 (May 19, 2009)
Shirov, Alexei - Ivanchuk, Vassily 1-0 49 C80 Ruy Lopez Open
Topalov, Veselin - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 45 D56 Queens Gambit Lasker's Defence
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Wang Yue ½-½ 40 C42 Petroff's Defence
Round 7 (May 20, 2009)
Carlsen, Magnus - Dominguez Perez, Leinier 1-0 43 D97 Gruenfeld Russian
Topalov, Veselin - Shirov, Alexei ½-½ 30 D44 Anti-Meran Gambit
Wang Yue - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 34 A62 Benoni
Round 8 (May 21, 2009)
Shirov, Alexei - Wang Yue ½-½ 44 E04 Catalan
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 43 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 41 B35 Sicilian Defence
Round 9 (May 22, 2009)
Carlsen, Magnus - Wang Yue 1-0 33 D15 Slav Defence
Topalov, Veselin - Ivanchuk, Vassily 1-0 81 C97 Ruy Lopez
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Shirov, Alexei ½-½ 50 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Round 10 (May 23, 2009)
Shirov, Alexei - Carlsen, Magnus 1-0 30 B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov
Wang Yue - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 33 D82 Gruenfeld 4.Bf4
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Dominguez Perez, Leinier 1-0 56 D74 Gruenfeld 3.g3

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