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Pearl Spring Masters Nanjing 2010 (10)

Pearl Spring Masters Nanjing 2010

Veselin Topalov against Magnus Carlsen in Round 9. A terrible blunder from Topalov gave Carlsen victory in the game and also first place with a round to go. Photo © Peter Doggers

Veselin Topalov against Magnus Carlsen in Round 9. A terrible blunder from Topalov gave Carlsen victory in the game and also first place with a round to go. Photo © Peter Doggers | http://www.chessvibes.com

The Pearl Spring Masters took place in Nanjing 18th-30th October 2010. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Viswanathan Anand, Veselin Topalov, Vugar Gashimov, Wang Yue and Etienne Bacrot. 6 players 10 Round Double Round Robin. Magnus Carlsen repeated his win in 2009 taking clear first with 7/10 a point clear of World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand.

Carlsen and Bacrot win easy points in Round 5 (5)

Magnus Carlsen moved to 4/5 at the half way stage of the Pearl Spring Tournament. He defeated a subdued Veselin Topalov in just 32 moves. Etienne Bacrot was donated a piece by Wang Yue and brought home the full point easily. Viswanathan Anand and Vugar Gashimov drew by repetition after only 25 moves.

3rd Pearl Spring Tournament 2010 (5)

Videos

3rd Pearl Spring Tournament 2010 (Videos)

3rd Pearl Spring Tournament Videos

Peter Doggers of ChessVibes and Macauley Peterson (now an independent producer) are producing the official videos from Nanjing.

Pearl Spring Super GM 2010 (Nanjing CHN)
Mon 18th Oct 2010 - Sat 30th Oct 2010 - Official Site

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

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3rd Pearl Spring Nanjing (CHN), 20-30 x 2010 cat. XXI (2766)
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2826 * * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 7 2903
2. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2800 ½ ½ * * 0 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 6 2831
3. Bacrot, Etienne g FRA 2716 0 ½ 1 0 * * 1 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 5 2776
4. Gashimov, Vugar g AZE 2719 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * * ½ ½ ½ ½ 2739
5. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2803 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ * * ½ 1 2722
6. Wang Yue g CHN 2732 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * * 3 2623

Round 1 (October 20, 2010)
Carlsen, Magnus - Bacrot, Etienne 1-0 38 C45 Scotch Game
Anand, Viswanathan - Wang Yue ½-½ 32 D10 Slav Defence
Topalov, Veselin - Gashimov, Vugar ½-½ 55 D16 Slav Lasker/Smyslov
Round 2 (October 21, 2010)
Anand, Viswanathan - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 44 C95 Ruy Lopez Breyer
Bacrot, Etienne - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 36 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Wang Yue - Gashimov, Vugar ½-½ 60 E12 Queens Indian Petrosian
Round 3 (October 22, 2010)
Carlsen, Magnus - Wang Yue 1-0 38 C43 Petroff's Defence
Gashimov, Vugar - Bacrot, Etienne 0-1 45 A29 English Four Knights
Topalov, Veselin - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 33 D57 Queens Gambit Lasker's Defence
Round 4 (October 23, 2010)
Bacrot, Etienne - Anand, Viswanathan 1-0 46 D17 Slav Defence
Gashimov, Vugar - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 75 C95 Ruy Lopez Breyer
Topalov, Veselin - Wang Yue ½-½ 35 D17 Slav Defence
Round 5 (October 24, 2010)
Carlsen, Magnus - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 32 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre Attack
Anand, Viswanathan - Gashimov, Vugar ½-½ 25 D10 Slav Defence
Wang Yue - Bacrot, Etienne 0-1 43 E15 Queens Indian
Round 6 (October 26, 2010)
Bacrot, Etienne - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 48 E15 Queens Indian
Gashimov, Vugar - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 43 B14 Caro Kann Panov
Wang Yue - Anand, Viswanathan 0-1 51 E00 Catalan
Round 7 (October 27, 2010)
Carlsen, Magnus - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 68 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Gashimov, Vugar - Wang Yue ½-½ 66 C42 Petroff's Defence
Topalov, Veselin - Bacrot, Etienne 1-0 37 E15 Queens Indian
Round 8 (October 28, 2010)
Anand, Viswanathan - Topalov, Veselin ½-½ 31 E10 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
Bacrot, Etienne - Gashimov, Vugar ½-½ 14 D10 Slav Defence
Wang Yue - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 28 E00 Catalan
Round 9 (October 29, 2010)
Bacrot, Etienne - Wang Yue ½-½ 27 C42 Petroff's Defence
Gashimov, Vugar - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 42 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Topalov, Veselin - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 33 E00 Catalan
Round 10 (October 30, 2010)
Carlsen, Magnus - Gashimov, Vugar ½-½ 71 C49 Four Knights Metger
Anand, Viswanathan - Bacrot, Etienne 1-0 33 E59 Nimzo Indian
Wang Yue - Topalov, Veselin 0-1 41 D82 Gruenfeld 4.Bf4

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