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The strongest tournament of the year has just begun in Seville. Of the world's top ten players, only Karpov is absent. We'll be giving full coverage next week. Here's a morsel from the first round:

White: Vladimir Kramnik

Black: Judit Polgar

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 Bb5+ Bd7 4 Bxd7+ Qxd7 5 c4 Nf6 6 Nc3 Nc6 7 0-0 Nd4 8 b4!? Qg4 9 Kh1 Nxf3 10 gxf3 Qh3 11 Rb1 g6 12 bxc5 Bh6 13 Rg1 dxc5 14 Rxb7 Bf4 15 Rg2 0-0 16 d3 Be5 17 Nd5 Nxd5 18 cxd5 Rfb8 19 Rxb8+ Rxb8 20 f4 Bd4 21 Rg3 Qd7 22 Qc2 e6 23 dxe6 Qxe6 24 Kg2 c4! 25 Qxc4 Qxc4 26 dxc4 Rc8 27 Bd2 Rxc4 28 Rd3 Kf8 29 Kf3 Ke8 30 Ra3 Bb6 31 Be3 Kd7 32 Ra6 Rc3 33 h4 Kc6 34 Ke2 draw agreed (34...Kb5 35.Kd2 Kxa6 36.Kxc3 Bd8! is fine for Black.)

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