Round 8

Round 8 29/7/1996 Ivanchuk, Vassily - Topalov, Veselin 1-0 34 Gelfand, Boris - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 62 Polgar, Judit - Short, Nigel D 1-0 58


[Event "It"] [Site "Novgorod RUS"] [Date "1996.07.29"] [Round "8"] [White "Ivanchuk, V"] [Black "Topalov, V"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2730"] [BlackElo "2750"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e6 7. O-O Be7 8. f4 O-O 9. Kh1 Qc7 10. a4 Nc6 11. Be3 Re8 12. Bf3 Rb8 13. g4 Bf8 14. g5 Nd7 15. Bg2 Nxd4 16. Bxd4 b5 17. axb5 axb5 18. Ra7 Qd8 19. b4 e5 20. Be3 exf4 21. Bxf4 Ne5 22. Nd5 Bg4 23. Qd2 Nc6 24. g6 Nxa7 25. gxf7+ Kh8 26. Bg5 Qd7 27. fxe8=N Rxe8 28. Qf2 Kg8 29. e5 h6 30. Nb6 Qc7 31. Bd5+ Kh7 32. Be4+ Kg8 33. Nd5 Qd7 34. Ne7+ 1-0 [Event "It"] [Site "Novgorod RUS"] [Date "1996.07.29"] [Round "8"] [White "Gelfand, B"] [Black "Kramnik, V"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2665"] [BlackElo "2765"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bg7 6. Nb3 Nf6 7. Be2 O-O 8. O-O d6 9. Re1 a6 10. Bf1 b5 11. Bg5 h6 12. Bh4 Bb7 13. a4 b4 14. Nd5 Nd7 15. Rb1 Nb6 16. Qd2 Nxa4 17. Nxb4 Nxb4 18. Qxb4 Bc6 19. e5 Qb8 20. Qa3 g5 21. Bg3 dxe5 22. Nd4 Bd7 23. Qxe7 Qe8 24. Qd6 e4 25. Qb4 a5 26. Qd2 f5 27. Bd6 Rf6 28. Ba3 Kh8 29. b3 Nb6 30. c4 Qe5 31. Rbd1 Rc8 32. Nb5 Bxb5 33. Bb2 Qc7 34. cxb5 Rff8 35. Rc1 Qe7 36. Rc6 Rxc6 37. bxc6 Bxb2 38. Qxb2+ Kh7 39. Qd4 Qb4 40. Qxb4 axb4 41. Rd1 Rc8 42. Rd6 Kg7 43. g4 fxg4 44. c7 Na8 45. Rd8 Rxc7 46. Rxa8 Rc3 47. Bc4 e3 48. Ra7+ Kf6 49. Ra6+ Kg7 50. Ra7+ Kf6 51. fxe3 Rxe3 52. Ra6+ Kg7 53. Ra7+ Kf6 54. Ra6+ Kg7 55. Rb6 g3 56. Rxb4 h5 57. Rb7+ Kf6 58. Rf7+ Kg6 59. Rf1 g4 60. Rb1 gxh2+ 61. Kxh2 h4 62. Bf1 1-0 [Event "It"] [Site "Novgorod RUS"] [Date "1996.07.29"] [Round "8"] [White "Polgar, J"] [Black "Short, N"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2665"] [BlackElo "2695"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bc4 Qb6 7. Nb3 e6 8. Bf4 Ne5 9. Be2 Bd7 10. g4 Bc6 11. f3 Ng6 12. Bg3 d5 13. exd5 Nxd5 14. Nxd5 Bxd5 15. Qd4 Qxd4 16. Bb5+ Bc6 17. Nxd4 Ne7 18. O-O-O a6 19. Nxc6 Nxc6 20. Bxc6+ bxc6 21. Rd3 Be7 22. Rhd1 h5 23. Rd7 hxg4 24. fxg4 Bg5+ 25. Kb1 Bh4 26. Rc7 Bxg3 27. hxg3 a5 28. a4 O-O 29. Rxc6 Kh7 30. Rd7 Kg6 31. Rcc7 e5 32. Kc1 Rad8 33. Rxd8 Rxd8 34. Ra7 Kg5 35. Rxf7 Kxg4 36. Re7 Kxg3 37. Rxe5 Kf4 38. Rxa5 g5 39. Ra7 g4 40. a5 Rg8 41. Kd2 g3 42. Rf7+ Ke4 43. Rf1 g2 44. Rg1 Kf3 45. b4 Kf2 46. Rxg2+ Kxg2 47. b5 Kf3 48. Kd3 Kf4 49. Kd4 Kf5 50. Kd5 Rd8+ 51. Kc6 Ke6 52. a6 Rd6+ 53. Kb7 Rd7+ 54. Kb6 Rd6+ 55. Ka5 Rd7 56. c4 Ke7 57. b6 Rd1 58. b7 1-0