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FIDE Grand Prix, London, September 2012
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. e3 a6 5. Nc3 b5 6. c5 g6 7. Ne5 Bg7 8. f4 Qc7 9. Be2 h5 10. 0-0 a5 11. a3 Bf5 12. h3 Nbd7 13. Bf3 Ne4 14. Bxe4 dxe4 15. Bd2 Nf6 16. Qe2 Be6 17. b4 axb4 18. axb4 0-0 19. Rfc1 Rfb8 20. Be1 Qc8 21. Kh2 Ra6 22. Bh4 Rba8 23. Rxa6 Qxa6 24. Qe1 Qb7 25. Ra1 Rxa1 26. Qxa1 Nd5 27. Nxd5 Bxd5 28. Qa5 Qc8 29. Bxe7 Qe8 30. Qc7 f6 31. Qd7 Bf7 32. Bxf6 Bxf6 33. Qxc6 Bxe5 34. Qxe8+ Bxe8 35. fxe5 h4 36. d5 Kf7 37. Kg1 Ke7 38. Kf2 g5 39. Ke1 Bf7 40. e6 Bh5 41. Kd2 Kd8 42. d6 g4 43. hxg4 Bxg4 44. e7+ Ke8 45. c6 Be6 46. Kc3 Bd5 47. c7 Bb7 48. Kd4 Kd7 49. Kc5 Black resigns
13th Karpov Tournament, Poikovsky, Russia, September 2012
1. c4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. b3 Bd6 6. Bb2 0-0 7. Qc2 e5 8. cxd5 cxd5 9. Nb5 Nc6 10. Nxd6 Qxd6 11. d4 Nb4 12. Qd1 e4 13. Ne5 Bf5 14. a3 Nc6 15. Be2 Nd7 16. Nxc6 Qxc6 17. a4 Rfc8 18. Ba3 Qc3+ 19. Kf1 Qa5 20. g4 Be6 21. Kg2 Qd8 22. h3 Nf8 23. h4 h6 24. Ra2 Ng6 25. Kg3 f5 26. gxf5 Bxf5 27. Bg4 Bxg4 28. Qxg4 Rc6 29. Kh3 Rac8 30. Rg1 R8c7 31. f4 exf3 32. Rf2 Rf7 33. Rg3 Rcf6 34. Kh2 Qc7 35. Kh3 Qd8 36. Kh2 Rf5 37. Qxg6 Qxh4+ 38. Kg1 Rh5 39. Kf1 Rg5 40. Rxg5 hxg5 41. Ke1 Qh1+ 42. Rf1 Qh2 43. Qd3 g4 44. Rf2 Qh4 45. Bd6 g3 46. Bxg3 Qxg3 47. Qf1 g5 48. Kd1 Kg7 49. Kc1 g4 50. Kb2 Qh3 51. Qb5 g3 White resigns
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