Round 4


Round 4   23/7/1996



Topalov, Veselin  - Short, Nigel D     1/2   51

Kramnik, Vladimir - Polgar, Judit      1-0   55

Ivanchuk, Vassily - Gelfand, Boris     1/2   80


[Event "It"] [Site "Novgorod RUS"] [Date "1996.07.23"] [Round "4"] [White "Topalov, V"] [Black "Short, N"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2750"] [BlackElo "2695"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 d6 7. c3 Bg4 8. d3 Nd7 9. Nbd2 Nc5 10. Bc2 Ne6 11. h3 Bh5 12. Nf1 Ng5 13. Bxg5 Bxg5 14. Ng3 Bxf3 15. Qxf3 g6 16. Rad1 Qf6 17. Qe2 O-O 18. Nf1 Qg7 19. Nh2 f5 20. Nf3 Bf6 21. d4 exd4 22. cxd4 Rae8 23. Qc4+ Kh8 24. Kf1 fxe4 25. Bxe4 Nd8 26. b4 Re7 27. Re3 Rfe8 28. Rde1 Qh6 29. a4 c6 30. d5 b5 31. axb5 cxb5 32. Qa2 Qg7 33. Qxa6 Bc3 34. Rc1 Bxb4 35. Qxb5 Bc5 36. Re2 Qf6 37. Bd3 Rxe2 38. Bxe2 Re4 39. Bd3 Re7 40. Qa6 Ra7 41. Qc4 Nf7 42. Qc3 Ne5 43. Qb2 Re7 44. Re1 Kg7 45. Nd4 h5 46. Nf3 Rf7 47. Be4 Nxf3 48. Qxf6+ Kxf6 49. Bxf3 Re7 50. Rb1 Ra7 51. Rb2 1/2-1/2 [Event "It"] [Site "Novgorod RUS"] [Date "1996.07.23"] [Round "4"] [White "Kramnik, V"] [Black "Polgar, J"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2765"] [BlackElo "2665"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Nf3 Bd6 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 c6 7. Bg5 O-O 8. cxd5 h6 9. Bh4 Qb6 10. Qd2 Nxd5 11. Bg3 Bxg3 12. hxg3 Bg4 13. Bd3 Re8+ 14. Kf1 Nd7 15. Nxd5 cxd5 16. Rh4 Bxf3 17. gxf3 Nf8 18. Kg2 Ng6 19. Rh5 Qxd4 20. Rd1 Rad8 21. Bxg6 Qxd2 22. Bxf7+ Kxf7 23. Rxd2 d4 24. Rh4 d3 25. Rf4+ Kg6 26. Re4 h5 27. Rxe8 Rxe8 28. Rxd3 Re2 29. Rb3 b6 30. Rb5 Kh6 31. g4 g6 32. g5+ Kg7 33. f4 Rc2 34. Kg3 Rd2 35. f3 Rc2 36. Rb3 Kf7 37. Ra3 Rxb2 38. Rxa7+ Kg8 39. f5 Rb5 40. Ra8+ Kf7 41. fxg6+ Kxg6 42. f4 Rb1 43. Rg8+ Kf5 44. Rf8+ Ke4 45. Re8+ Kf5 46. Re5+ Kg6 47. Re6+ Kf5 48. Rf6+ Ke4 49. g6 b5 50. Kh4 Rh1+ 51. Kg5 h4 52. Re6+ Kf3 53. g7 Rg1+ 54. Kf6 h3 55. Re8 1-0 [Event "It"] [Site "Novgorod RUS"] [Date "1996.07.23"] [Round "4"] [White "Ivanchuk, V"] [Black "Gelfand, B"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2730"] [BlackElo "2665"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. e3 Bb7 5. Bd3 d5 6. O-O Bd6 7. Nc3 O-O 8. b3 Nbd7 9. Bb2 c5 10. cxd5 exd5 11. Qe2 a6 12. Rfd1 b5 13. dxc5 Nxc5 14. Rac1 Re8 15. Bc2 Rc8 16. Bf5 Rc7 17. Qe1 b4 18. Ne2 Nce4 19. Rxc7 Qxc7 20. Rc1 Qd8 21. Qd1 Re7 22. Nfd4 Rc7 23. f3 Rxc1 24. Qxc1 Nc5 25. Nf4 g6 26. Nd3 Nxd3 27. Bxd3 Nd7 28. a3 Qh4 29. g3 Qe7 30. axb4 Bxb4 31. Kf2 Bc5 32. Qc3 f6 33. Bf1 Ne5 34. h4 Bb4 35. Qc2 Qd7 36. Bc3 Bd6 37. Qd2 Bb8 38. Bb4 Nc6 39. Nxc6 Qxc6 40. Qc3 Qxc3 41. Bxc3 f5 42. Bd3 Bc8 43. f4 Bc7 44. h5 Kf7 45. Be2 a5 46. Bf3 Ke6 47. g4 Bd7 48. gxf5+ gxf5 49. h6 Bd6 50. Bxa5 Bf8 51. Be2 Bxh6 52. b4 d4 53. b5 Kd5 54. Bc7 dxe3+ 55. Kxe3 Bf8 56. Bf3+ Kc5 57. b6 Bd6 58. Bxd6+ Kxd6 59. Kd4 Be6 60. b7 Kc7 61. Ke5 Bd7 62. Kf6 Kb8 63. Kg7 Bb5 64. Kxh7 Bd3 65. Bd5 Be4 66. Be6 Kxb7 67. Kg6 Kc7 68. Bxf5 Bg2 69. Bc2 Bh3 70. Kf6 Kd8 71. Bf5 Bf1 72. Bg6 Bh3 73. Bf7 Bg4 74. Be6 Bd1 75. Kg7 Bc2 76. Bf7 Bf5 77. Bg6 Bg4 78. Kf7 Bh3 79. Bc2 Bg4 80. Bb3 Bf5 1/2-1/2