Round 2


Round 2   21/7/1996



Ivanchuk, Vassily - Kramnik, Vladimir  1-0   40

Polgar, Judit     - Topalov, Veselin   0-1   35

Gelfand, Boris    - Short, Nigel D     1/2   36


[Event "It"] [Site "Novgorod RUS"] [Date "1996.07.21"] [Round "2"] [White "Ivanchuk, V"] [Black "Kramnik, V"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2730"] [BlackElo "2765"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 Qxf6 7. e3 Nd7 8. Bd3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 g6 10. O-O Bg7 11. Rc1 O-O 12. Re1 Qe7 13. e4 Rd8 14. e5 b6 15. Qe2 Rb8 16. Bd3 Bb7 17. Be4 Nf8 18. g3 Rbc8 19. a3 Rc7 20. Red1 c5 21. Bxb7 Rxb7 22. Ne4 Rc7 23. dxc5 Rxd1+ 24. Rxd1 bxc5 25. h4 Nd7 26. Nd6 Nb6 27. Nd2 Rd7 28. f4 Rxd6 29. exd6 Qxd6 30. Ne4 Qc6 31. Rd8+ Kh7 32. h5 Qc7 33. hxg6+ fxg6 34. Rd6 Bd4+ 35. Kh2 Nd5 36. Rxe6 Qb7 37. Qg4 Ne7 38. Nd6 Qd7 39. Qe2 Ng8 40. Qe4 1-0 [Event "It"] [Site "Novgorod RUS"] [Date "1996.07.21"] [Round "2"] [White "Gelfand, B"] [Black "Short, N"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2665"] [BlackElo "2695"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. a3 Nc6 9. Qc2 Qa5 10. O-O-O Be7 11. Kb1 a6 12. Nd2 Qb6 13. Nb3 Na5 14. Nxa5 Qxa5 15. cxd5 exd5 16. Be5 Be6 17. Bd3 Rac8 18. Qd2 Kh8 19. Ne4 Qxd2 20. Nxd2 Nd7 21. Bd4 f6 22. Nf3 Nc5 23. Bxc5 Bxc5 24. Bc2 Rfd8 25. Nd4 Bf7 26. Bf5 Rc7 27. Rd2 g6 28. Bh3 f5 29. Rc1 Kg7 30. g3 Bb6 31. Rxc7 Bxc7 32. Bg2 Kf6 33. Ne2 Ba5 34. Rd3 g5 35. b4 Bb6 36. Rd2 h6 1/2-1/2 [Event "It"] [Site "Novgorod RUS"] [Date "1996.07.21"] [Round "2"] [White "Polgar, J"] [Black "Topalov, V"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2665"] [BlackElo "2750"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nc6 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 O-O 8. Bb3 d6 9. h3 Na5 10. O-O b6 11. Qd3 Bb7 12. Bg5 Nxb3 13. axb3 a6 14. Rfe1 h6 15. Bd2 b5 16. f4 e6 17. Kh2 Rc8 18. Re2 Qc7 19. b4 Rfd8 20. Nb3 e5 21. fxe5 d5 22. exd5 Nxd5 23. Qg3 Nxb4 24. Rf1 Re8 25. Bf4 g5 26. Nd4 gxf4 27. Rxf4 Rxe5 28. Rxe5 Qxe5 29. Nf5 Rc4 30. Nxh6+ Kh7 31. Rxc4 Qxg3+ 32. Kxg3 bxc4 33. Nxf7 Kg6 34. Nd8 Bc8 35. Na4 Be5+ 0-1