radjabov

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Corus 2003

Posted by Stefan on September 14, 2003

Radjabov wasn’t yet 16 years old, and surprised with an even score in Wijk aan Zee. He won with black against the FIDE Champion in Ponomariov-Radjabov and got close to beating also Karpov with black. After ten of the thirteen rounds he shared third, but dropped a few places in the final rounds. He ended up ahead of Pono and Karpov, was even with Topalov, and only 0.5 behind Kramnik and Ivanchuk.

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