:: "M-TEL MASTERS" International Super Chess Tournament

Final Standings: 1. Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2778 6.5, 2. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2785 5.5, 3. Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2695 5.0, 4. Polgar, Judit g HUN 2732 5.0, 5. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2753 4.0, 6. Adams, Michael g ENG 2737 4.0

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On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the biggest Bulgarian mobile operator (www.mobiltel.bg), Mobiltel and Kaissa Chess Management organized the "M-TEL MASTERS" International Super Chess Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria, from the 11th until the 22nd of May 2005.

The venue was the five-star luxurious Grand Hotel of Sofia. Six players among the best worldwide competed against each other:
Viswanathan Anand (India), Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria), Vladimir Kramnik (Russia), Ruslan Ponomariov (Ukraine), Michael Adams (England) and Judit Polgar (Hungary). This tournament (Category 20) was the toughest one of the current year according to average ELO.

Time Control: 2 hours for 40 moves + 1 hour for the 20 moves + 0.5 hour to the end of the game.

The players should not talk during the games additionally they should not offer draws directly to their opponents. Draw-offers will be allowed only through the Chief-Arbiter in three cases: a triple-repetition of the position, a perpetual check and in theoretically drawn positions.

The Chief-Arbiter is the only authority who can acknowledge the final result of the game in these cases. He will be advised in his decisions throughout the tournament by GM Zurab Azmaiparashvili, Vice-President of FIDE

Chief Arbiter: Joaquin Espejo (Spain)
Deputy arbiters: Boris Postovski (USA) and Panaqiotis Nikolopoulos (Greece).

 
Round 1, 12.05.2005 @14:30
Anand - Topalov 1/2
Adams - Polgar 1/2
Kramnik - Ponomariov 1-0
Round 2, 13.05.2005 @14:30
Ponomariov - Polgar 1/2
Topalov - Adams 1/2
Кramnik - Anand 1/2
Round 3, 14.05.2005 @14:30
Anand - Ponomariov 1/2
Adams - Кramnik 1-0
Polgar - Topalov 1/2
Round 4, 15.05.2005 @14:30
Adams - Ponomariov 1/2
Polgar - Anand 1/2
Topalov - Кramnik 1/2
Round 5, 16.05.2005 @14:30
Ponomariov - Topalov 1-0
Кramnik - Polgar 1-0
Anand - Adams 1/2
Round 6, 18.05.2005 @14:30
Ponomariov - Кramnik 1-0
Topalov - Anand 1-0
Polgar - Adams 1-0
Round 7, 19.05.2005 @14:30
Polgar - Ponomariov 1/2
Adams - Topalov 0-1
Anand - Кramnik 1-0
Round 8, 20.05.2005 @14:30
Ponomariov - Anand 1/2
Кramnik - Adams 1/2
Topalov - Polgar 1/2
Round 9, 21.05.2005 @14:30
Topalov - Ponomariov 1-0
Polgar - Кramnik 1/2
Adams - Anand 0-1
Round 10, 22.05.2005 @13:30
Ponomariov - Adams 1/2
Anand - Polgar 1/2
Кramnik - Topalov 0-1
   

 

 
   
 

 

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