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🏆 Moscow Open (2013)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Ian Nepomniachtchi, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, Denis Khismatullin, Rauf Mamedov, Evgeny Najer, Igor Viktorovich Kovalenko, Vladislav Artemiev, Sergey Volkov, Baskaran Adhiban, Anton Demchenko, Aleksandr Rakhmanov, Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Gadir Guseinov, Abhijeet Gupta, Ildar Khairullin, Chanda Sandipan, Boris Savchenko, Vladislav Kovalev, Dmitry Kokarev, Farrukh Amonatov, Pavel Smirnov, Mustafa Yilmaz, Ildar Rifkatovich Ibragimov, Alexey Goganov, Illya Nyzhnyk, Pavel Maletin, Vasif Durarbayli, Mikhail Antipov, Pavel Ponkratov, Evgeny E Vorobiov, Dmitry Svetushkin, Hovhannes Gabuzyan, Alexandr Predke, Alexandre Danin, Geetha Narayanan Gopal, Stelios Halkias, Igor V Glek, Konstantin Tarlev, Artur Gabrielian, Kirill Stupak, Ghosh Diptayan, Aleksei Pridorozhni, Adam Tukhaev, Subramanian Arun Prasad, Mikhail Panarin, Alexei Iljushin, Ulvi Bajarani, Srinath Narayanan, Dronavalli Harika, Robert Aghasaryan, Kirill Bryzgalin, Sergei Vladimirovich Iskusnyh, Sergey Pavlov, Zhamsaran Tsydypov, Das Debashis, Valeri Yandemirov, Rustam Khusnutdinov, Marani Rajendran Venkatesh, Hovik Hayrapetyan, Artem Chernobay, Alexey Khruschiov, Alexander Krapivin, Saveliy Golubov, Nikita Matinian, Evgenij Veniaminovich Kalegin, G A Stany, Gor Airapetian, Nikolay Konovalov, Jaroslav Ulko, Pavel Potapov, Oleg Badmatsyrenov, Sergei Chekhov, Rail Makhmutov, Nikolai Shukh, Vladimir Seliverstov, Azat Sharafiev, Roman Grib, Vitaly Meribanov, Leonid Nozdrachev, Sergey Savitskiy, Alexej Vladimirovich Gorbatov, Maxim Ozolin, Emil Musakaev, Vladislav Krapivin, Vladimir Dzhangobegov, Dolgan Nyudleev, Dmytro Kigel, Alexander Hernandez

 page 2 of 6; games 26-50 of 132  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. I Nepomniachtchi vs N Matinian ½-½1002013Moscow OpenC45 Scotch Game
27. R Mamedov vs G A Stany  1-0322013Moscow OpenB30 Sicilian
28. D Debashis vs P Ponkratov  0-1562013Moscow OpenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
29. M Antipov vs A Danin  0-1492013Moscow OpenB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
30. P Maletin vs Glek  ½-½362013Moscow OpenA15 English
31. N Shukh vs A Goganov  ½-½462013Moscow OpenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
32. S Golubov vs A Pridorozhni  ½-½272013Moscow OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
33. Alexander Hernandez vs V S Gujrathi ½-½432013Moscow OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
34. B Adhiban vs Ghosh Diptayan  1-0412013Moscow OpenC11 French
35. E V Kalegin vs C Sandipan 0-1362013Moscow OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
36. V Kovalev vs D Svetushkin  ½-½412013Moscow OpenC67 Ruy Lopez
37. M R Venkatesh vs Ganguly  1-0382013Moscow OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
38. A Demchenko vs H Hayrapetyan  ½-½712013Moscow OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
39. S Pavlov vs I R Ibragimov 0-1272013Moscow OpenC02 French, Advance
40. I Nyzhnyk vs K Stupak 1-0342013Moscow OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
41. D Harika vs R Mamedov 0-1402013Moscow OpenA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
42. A Iljushin vs D Kokarev  ½-½412013Moscow OpenE97 King's Indian
43. A Chernobay vs A Demchenko  1-0312013Moscow OpenB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
44. H Hayrapetyan vs F Amonatov  1-0452013Moscow OpenA16 English
45. D Svetushkin vs Iskusnyh  1-0552013Moscow OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
46. R Khusnutdinov vs I V Kovalenko  0-1542013Moscow OpenE41 Nimzo-Indian
47. B Savchenko vs N Matinian  ½-½692013Moscow OpenA05 Reti Opening
48. R Aghasaryan vs P Maletin  0-1742013Moscow OpenD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
49. S Halkias vs V Meribanov 0-1352013Moscow OpenA04 Reti Opening
50. D Kokarev vs V Kovalev  1-0562013Moscow OpenC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
 page 2 of 6; games 26-50 of 132  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Feb-04-13  Strongest Force: Nyzhnyk's opponent just left a piece hanging and the young GM didn't take it. Moral of the story: don't trust the relay.
Feb-04-13  AuN1: nice start for young nyzhnyk. one of my favorite up and coming young talents.
Feb-04-13  waustad: It gets rather confusing because they have 6 tournaments going on at once. Chessbomb seems to have some games from a few different sections thrown together which made it more difficult to figure out what is going on. From the results server: it seems that Section G is a Scheveningen system event between two sets of women. Section B is a Swiss for women and what we have here is Section A, the open Master event. It was described as a "men's" section but there are at least 2 Indian women in it.
Feb-04-13  Ezzy: The big shock is that the number 2 seed Denis Khismatullin (2655) is on 0.5/3 with a rating performance of 1990!!

He lost against FM Tsydypov Zhamsaran (2384) RUS and lost against FM Yuferev Oleg (2306) RUS

He then made a draw with WFM Bharathi R. (2099) IND

So after 3 games has already lost 21 Elo points. OUCH!!

Feb-04-13  Strongest Force: When Rauf was 14, I started talking to him on ICC. It was one of his incognito accounts and I thought he was Nak. To make it short, he has the attributes of a saint to put up with my  BS
Feb-04-13  waustad: I was mistaken. Sections F and G are round robins of young players, F is boys and G is girls.
Feb-05-13  Strongest Force: Today is queen-trouble day. Rauf gains one and Nyzh loses one.
Feb-05-13  Refused: <PhilFeeley: So I guess neither Inarkiev nor Potkin showed up?>

Is it possible that they were recruited as seconds for the candidates?

Wasn't Potkin friends with Grischuk? But that's mere speculation on my part.

Feb-06-13  Strongest Force: Raufy going for some of his trademark craziness after only about 10 moves. It has all been seen before but one always wonders what will happen when a granade explodes in a minefield.
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  iqbalianpawn: hello guys.. Anybody knows the format of the tournament.. Its 75 players and everything seems mixed here...
Feb-07-13  Blunderdome: I think it's a Swiss, but some games are missing from CG's database.
Feb-08-13  Strongest Force: I was transfixed with Nyzhnky's KID up until 22..Nh7(?). I had to move to Vishy-Fab after that.
Feb-08-13  Ezzy: <iqbalianpawn: hello guys.. Anybody knows the format of the tournament..>

9 Round Swiss.

Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: I don't know why <> can't get the table right. has them all.
Feb-08-13  Ezzy: <PhilFeeley: I don't know why <> can't get the table right. has them all.>

They do the table by the amount of games available for their database. A lot of the games aren't immediately available.

Feb-09-13  Strongest Force: Raufy loves the dragon Sicilian.He loves it so much, he played it with white in round 8.
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  PhilFeeley: <Ezzy> Why do they even bother to put the standings up then? They make no sense. There are lots of tournaments where lists just the names of the competitors, so this one would be a good candidate for that format.
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  Eyal: <There are lots of tournaments where lists just the names of the competitors, so this one would be a good candidate for that format.>

Actually, they have a "default" format for each event, but you can easily switch between them - it's a matter of changing "&crosstable=1" to "&crosstable=2" at the end (i.e., Moscow Open (2013) to Moscow Open (2013)).

Btw, the correctly updated standings can be seen at Right now, going into the 9th (and final) round, there are 7 players who share the lead with 6.5 points - Nepomniachtchi, Maletin, Mamedov, Savchenko, Kokarev, Khairullin & Smirnov.

Feb-10-13  Refused: Congratulations to GM Savchenko for winning the Moscow Open with 7.5/9
Premium Chessgames Member <Why do they even bother to put the standings up then?> We have no way of knowing in advance how well the official site will be when releasing PGN. You are right: we should remove the scoreboard and revert to the list of names, and we did. Hopefully the missing games will become available soon.

And congratulations to Boris Savchenko.

Feb-11-13  John Abraham: Congrats Savchenko. Nepo came close, he is a fantastic player as well.
Feb-13-13  kellmano: Savchenko is a genius. I recommend playing through his games to anyone. Creative as hell.

I know nothing more about him than this.

Feb-16-13  Beholder: <kellmano> Perhaps there are some particularly creative games of GM Savchenko you can recommend? I'd appreciate if you point out a few.
Feb-16-13  kellmano: Hi <beholder>

This one is fairly typical of his style:

B Savchenko vs A Goganov, 2011

Feb-17-13  Beholder: <kellmano> Thank you. Indeed a very unusual game.
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