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🏆 Cap D'Agde FRA (2003)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Veselin Topalov, Alexander Grischuk, Anatoly Karpov, Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Ruslan Ponomariov, Peter Leko, Michael Adams, Alexey Shirov, Etienne Bacrot, Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev, Judit Polgar, Joel Lautier, Zurab Alekseyevich Azmaiparashvili

 page 3 of 3; games 51-71 of 71  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
51. Topalov vs Bareev  ½-½572003Cap D'Agde FRAB12 Caro-Kann Defense
52. Kramnik vs Adams  ½-½162003Cap D'Agde FRAC77 Ruy Lopez
53. Azmaiparashvili vs Bacrot  ½-½142003Cap D'Agde FRAD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
54. Gelfand vs Ponomariov 0-1702003Cap D'Agde FRAD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
55. Adams vs Azmaiparashvili  1-0552003Cap D'Agde FRAB07 Pirc
56. Ponomariov vs Kramnik  ½-½352003Cap D'Agde FRAB42 Sicilian, Kan
57. Gelfand vs Topalov  1-0752003Cap D'Agde FRAB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
58. Bacrot vs Bareev  1-0572003Cap D'Agde FRAD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
59. Ponomariov vs Anand 0-1522003Cap D'Agde FRAE15 Queen's Indian
60. Anand vs Ponomariov ½-½602003Cap D'Agde FRAC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
61. Judit Polgar vs Kramnik ½-½352003Cap D'Agde FRAB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
62. Kramnik vs Judit Polgar 1-0382003Cap D'Agde FRAE12 Queen's Indian
63. Topalov vs Svidler  0-1462003Cap D'Agde FRAC78 Ruy Lopez
64. Svidler vs Topalov  ½-½242003Cap D'Agde FRAB33 Sicilian
65. Grischuk vs Bacrot  ½-½302003Cap D'Agde FRAC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
66. Bacrot vs Grischuk ½-½682003Cap D'Agde FRAE20 Nimzo-Indian
67. Grischuk vs Kramnik 0-1542003Cap D'Agde FRAB30 Sicilian
68. Kramnik vs Grischuk 1-0402003Cap D'Agde FRAE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
69. Anand vs Svidler  ½-½202003Cap D'Agde FRAB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
70. Svidler vs Anand  ½-½282003Cap D'Agde FRAC78 Ruy Lopez
71. Kramnik vs Anand  ½-½192003Cap D'Agde FRAB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
 page 3 of 3; games 51-71 of 71  PGN Download
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Nov-14-03  Nova1990: Spitecheck, I don't know. Anyone who can answer their question?
Nov-14-03  tvanw55: Dumb question: how does strategy during speed games and speed game tournaments differ from non speed games and tournaments?
Nov-14-03  PinkPanther: <Dumb question: how does strategy during speed games and speed game tournaments differ from non speed games and tournaments?>

Play in faster games tends to be more attack oriented, resulting in fewer draws and more decisive results. You have to look no further than the Anand-Polgar match in July, where every game was decisive, not even a single draw.

Nov-14-03  drukenknight: basically in speed games, you are more likely to play stuff that might be unsound but hard to figure out the answer over the board. lots more sacks for instance, even if they dont work at classic time, they may work at speed.
Nov-15-03  skagnetti: were any games lost on time? (i'm too lazy to look through them all)
Nov-22-03  Fisto: I own you skagnetti
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  Eggman: Can someone tell me: how do you find the message board for an event? If I wanted to find the board for, say, the "2002 Russian Championships", how would I go about doing that?
Nov-22-03  shadowmaster: Eggman: New Games Page It's on the home page on the left hand side.
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  Eggman: Thanks, shadowmaster.
Nov-22-03  FeArMySkiLLz: Isnt the kings Indian the best defense for d4
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  Benzol: <FeArMySkiLLz> Given its scarce appearances at World Championship level I'd have to disagree with you.
Nov-22-03  FeArMySkiLLz: <Benzol> its been played by krmanik kasparov and other players at GM level so tell how do u disagree
Nov-22-03  Benjamin Lau: Kasparov stopped playing it about 6 years ago... Kramnik has only played it once in this database, and the loss he suffered hurt his ego pretty badly.

Nov-22-03  FeArMySkiLLz: Dude kasparov and krmnik they have over 3000 dude it really popular i think u shiould recheck wat u did coz its 3000
Nov-22-03  FeArMySkiLLz: Kasparov won his ego wasnt hurt and kramnik he has over 3000 so does kasparov so tell me what exuse do u have now EH like i said im all ears
Nov-22-03  Benjamin Lau: FearMySkillz, your articulate and completely comprehensible prose is very impressive.
Nov-22-03  FeArMySkiLLz: r u makin fun of me retard
Nov-22-03  Benjamin Lau: Of course not. :-) But in all seriousness, it really is hard to understand what you're trying to say. Could you please talk in a more normal way? In reply to your previous posts, no one has ever had over 3000 ELO. I also never said Kasparov's ego was hurt. The KID is not very popular anymore among high level GMs. Go see for yourself.
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  Benzol: <FeArMySkiLLz> If you check World Championship match scores you'll find very few King's Indian games have been played in recent years. As Ben Lau pointed out Kasparov hasn't played it for a number of years. It is a dynamic opening but it's soundness at the highest level is questionable.
Nov-24-04  Oz Drifter: why has KID lost its popularity? it has everything! combative provocitive and totally sound. perhaps i cant even comprehend GM chess(im mid level club playa.)
Jan-02-05  nfazli: can someone explain the diffrence between rapid and blitz and how long are tie-breaker games? and do plyers have to write down their moves?
Jan-05-05  ArturoRivera: <Oz Drifter> Unfortunatly i dont remember in which part of this database but i think it was acirce who put a link in which an interview with Kasparov about somethings (And why he didnt played the KID) He answer it require too much preparation and if he wated to play it he had to focus only in that,-now- said Kasparov. -I can use the QGD and push for a win without having to pain so much myself (or something like that)
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<Itís a difficult opening, positionally itís very difficult. Itís not fresh anymore. The KID is one of those openings where you have to play only the Kingís Indian just to defend the position in different lines. For example, I play the Najdorf. Itís tough, but I spend all my time analyzing it and Iím confident that I can play it with white or black with excellent results. But itís hard to play anything else.

I could play other openings against 1.e4, but if you play the Najdorf you have to concentrate on it, and when you play the KID you have to concentrate on that. On a practical level itís a very tough call. I did it in the early 90s, playing both the Najdorf and the KID, but I have more faith in the Najdorf. It creates more counter-chances for black. In the Kingís Indian these days white has already established the right patterns. Whatever they play, b4 or other lines, you just canít win. Basically, whatís the point of having so much trouble when white can play the first twenty moves without risk?

Years ago I had great scores with the Kingís Indian, but now thereís little danger for white. Now I can play the Queenís Gambit and get a reasonable position. Even if itís a draw, like with Piket and Van Wely in Corus this year, I can push for a win and I donít have to suffer so much in the opening.>

Jan-05-05  ArturoRivera: Thanks for the quote <acirce>
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  amadeus: <Final>
Anand, Viswanathan 1.5 - 0.5 Kramnik, Vladimir


Kramnik, Vladimir 2.0 - 0.0 Grischuk, Alexander

Anand, Viswanathan 2.5 - 1.5 Svidler


Kramnik, Vladimir 1.5 - 0.5 Polgar, Judit

Anand, Viswanathan 1.5 - 0.5 Ponomariov, Ruslan

Grischuk, Alexander 3.0 - 1.0 Bacrot, Etienne

Svidler, Peter 1.5 - 0.5 Topalov, Veselin


<GpA Cap D'Agde - III World Rapid Chess Championship>

1 Kramnik, Vladimir 4.5
2 Ponomariov, Ruslan 4.5
3 Bacrot, Etienne 4.0
4 Gelfand, Boris 3.5
5 Topalov, Veselin 3.5
6 Azmaiparashvili, Zurab 2.5
7 Adams, Michael 2.5
8 Bareev, Evgeny 2.5

GpA Playoff:
Topalov, Veselin 1.5 - 0.5 Gelfand, Boris


<GpB Cap D'Agde - III World Rapid Chess Championship>

1 Svidler, Peter 5.0
2 Grischuk, Alexander 4.5
3 Anand, Viswanathan 4.0
4 Polgar, Judit 4.0
5 Shirov, Alexei 3.5
6 Leko, Peter 3.5
7 Lautier, Joel 2.0
8 Karpov, Anatoly 1.5

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