Round 9


Round 9   30/7/1996



Topalov, Veselin  - Gelfand, Boris     1/2   22

Ivanchuk, Vassily - Polgar, Judit      1-0   42

Kramnik, Vladimir - Short, Nigel D     1/2   59


[Event "It"] [Site "Novgorod RUS"] [Date "1996.07.30"] [Round "9"] [White "Topalov, V"] [Black "Gelfand, B"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2750"] [BlackElo "2665"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. d4 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. b4 Nh5 10. Re1 f5 11. Ng5 Nf6 12. Bf3 fxe4 13. Ncxe4 Nf5 14. Nxf6+ Bxf6 15. Ne4 Nd4 16. Be3 Nxf3+ 17. Qxf3 Bh4 18. Qe2 Bf5 19. Nc3 Bg5 20. a3 Bxe3 21. Qxe3 Rf7 22. c5 1/2-1/2 [Event "It"] [Site "Novgorod RUS"] [Date "1996.07.30"] [Round "9"] [White "Ivanchuk, V"] [Black "Polgar, J"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2730"] [BlackElo "2665"] 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. e4 d6 4. d4 Bg7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Qe8 8. dxe5 dxe5 9. b4 c6 10. b5 Qe7 11. a4 Rd8 12. Ba3 Qe8 13. Qb3 Bg4 14. a5 a6 15. bxa6 Nxa6 16. Qxb7 Bf8 17. Bxf8 Kxf8 18. Qb6 Bxf3 19. Bxf3 Rd3 20. Nd5 Rxf3 21. gxf3 Nh5 22. Ne3 Nf4 23. Rfd1 Qc8 24. Ng2 Ne2+ 25. Kf1 Nd4 26. Rxd4 exd4 27. Qxd4 Kg8 28. Ne3 h5 29. f4 Qh3+ 30. Ke2 Qxh2 31. f5 g5 32. Qf6 Qf4 33. Rd1 g4 34. Rd8+ Rxd8 35. Qxd8+ Kg7 36. Qh4 Qf3+ 37. Kf1 Qxe4 38. Qxh5 Qd3+ 39. Kg1 Qb1+ 40. Kh2 g3+ 41. Kxg3 Qg1+ 42. Kf3 1-0 [Event "It"] [Site "Novgorod RUS"] [Date "1996.07.30"] [Round "9"] [White "Kramnik, V"] [Black "Short, N"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2765"] [BlackElo "2695"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Qc2 c5 6. dxc5 Na6 7. g3 O-O 8. Bg2 dxc4 9. O-O Qa5 10. Ne4 Nxc5 11. Nxf6+ Bxf6 12. Ng5 Bxg5 13. Bxg5 Na4 14. Bd2 Qb5 15. Rfc1 Qxb2 16. Qxb2 Nxb2 17. a4 Bd7 18. a5 Rad8 19. Bb4 Rfe8 20. Bxb7 Bb5 21. a6 Na4 22. Rab1 Rd4 23. Ba5 Bd7 24. Rb4 e5 25. Rcxc4 Rxc4 26. Rxc4 Re6 27. Rc7 Rd6 28. Bc8 Bb5 29. Rxa7 g5 30. Bb7 Kg7 31. Bc7 Rd1+ 32. Kg2 Nc5 33. Bxe5+ Kg6 34. Bf3 Bxa6 35. Rc7 Ne6 36. Rc6 Bb5 37. Rb6 Bc4 38. h4 gxh4 39. gxh4 Rd2 40. e4 Be2 41. Bxe2 Rxe2 42. Kf3 Re1 43. Rb8 f5 44. exf5+ Kxf5 45. Bc3 Rh1 46. Kg3 Rg1+ 47. Kh2 Rd1 48. Rb7 Rd3 49. Bb2 Nf4 50. Rxh7 Rh3+ 51. Kg1 Ne2+ 52. Kf1 Nf4 53. Rf7+ Kg4 54. Kg1 Rxh4 55. Rg7+ Kf3 56. Rg3+ Ke4 57. Re3+ Kf5 58. f3 Ng6 59. Rb3 Rh3 1/2-1/2