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11th Essent Chess Tournament (2007)

Player: Loek van Wely

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Z Andriasian vs Van Wely 0-144 2007 11th Essent Chess TournamentB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
2. Ponomariov vs Van Wely 0-142 2007 11th Essent Chess TournamentB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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  ahmadov: <Mameluk><Maybe not because of lack of talent but because USA or Germany offer easier chances to make big money.> Don't you think that playing in elite tournaments is not only for money? I think most GMs contiune playing also because chess is a very important part of their life...
Oct-20-07  Mameluk: Ponomariov played on badly in a time trouble and can resign.
Oct-20-07  Karpova: Yep, Van Wely won
Oct-20-07  hitman84: An absolute nightmare of a tourney for Andriasian.
Oct-20-07  hovik2003: It is all over, Shahryar Mamedyarov is deserving winner of Essent2007.
Oct-20-07  Karpova: Final standings

1. Mamedyarov 4.5
2. Van Wely 4.0
3. Ponomarjov 3.5
4. Andriasian 0

Oct-20-07  bakuazer: Congratulations to Sahriyar for winning the tournament!

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  notyetagm: <hovik2003: It is all over, Shahryar Mamedyarov is deserving winner of Essent2007.>

Another excellent result for Mamedyarov, winning Essent for the second consecutive year.

Next stop: European Team Championships.

Go Mamedyarov!

Oct-21-07  hovik2003: <notyetagm>
Well that is were I disagree with you, I think European Team Championship's medals will be divided bitween Russia, Ukrain and Armenia. The color of medals for each country will depend on their team individual's performances.
Oct-21-07  tarlan13: Congratulations to Azerbaijan people and to my friends ahmadov, jafar212, bakuazer!!! Congrats to Shak, the winner of Essent Crown!!! Congrats to Eltaj Safarli, the winner of Essent Open!!! As notyetagm said, the next step for us is European Team Championship and of course becoming the champion.
Oct-21-07  Open Defence: hmm not much news about Radjabov lately.. whats up with him ?
Oct-21-07  thedarkisrising: I believe Radjabov's next tournament is the European Team Championships, where he will be playing on second board after Mamedyarov. I think the Azerbijan makes a decent chance to win a medal there.Rajdabov and Mamedyarov should score a lot of points on the first two boards and on board three and four we have Gashimov and Gusseinov as usual. If they get a decent score Azerbijan could well finish third of maybe even second.
Oct-21-07  anandrulez: Wely was a silent performer in this tourney . He started with -1 and went on to lag Mame by just 0.5 points ! Incredible stuff from KingLoek , proving that he doesn belong to top league chess .
Oct-21-07  Open Defence: will Ivanchuk be representing Ukraine in the team championships ?
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  jamesmaskell: Yes, Open Defence, on Board 1, with Karjakin and Volokitin following. Check out for more info.
Oct-21-07  cbpatzer: Yes, there will be a lot of 2700+ players too. men teams are at and the women once at
Oct-21-07  cbpatzer: top players:

V Ivanchuk
V Topalov
A Morozevich
S Mamedyarov
T Radjabov
L Aronian
A Shirov

Oct-22-07  Troller: Congratulations to Mamedjarov! It will be very interesting to follow him at the Team Championships, Khanty-Mansjysk, Tal Memorial and Wijk-an-Zee. Right now, it is difficult to see what his limits are, and he's got every chance to prove himself the next half year.
Oct-22-07  pawnofdoom: Is Ahmed Adly going to play here next year? I wonder how he will do. Being weaker than Andriasian and rated under 2500 (!), I don't think he'll stand much of a chance. Andriasian couldn't pull off a single draw nor win against these guys. I doubt Adly will be able to next year.
Oct-22-07  Riverbeast: Adly played some very enterprising chess in the World Junior Championships and beat several 2600+ players. I'm not sure he's weaker than Andriasian just because he's lower rated.

I don't know what his score will be next year, but I expect tougher battles. The depressing thing for Andriasian is not so much that he went 0-6 but that all the games were drearily one-sided. You never felt like he had a chance to draw or win any one of those games.

Oct-22-07  hovik2003: <tarlan13>
As an Armenian I am happy with new rise of Azeri GMs to the highest levels of world chess. From now in upcoming future team championships like Euro Team Championship 2007, we can beat you again on the same grounds without any unwanted bitterness of a hostilities.
Oct-22-07  pawnofdoom: Does anyone know where you can find the games and results of the previous Essent tournaments? I'm curious to see how other Junior champions have fared. And does anyone know how they choose the other players who play here? I know they take the previous years Junior champion, but who else?

<Riverbeast> Adly has an agressive style of play and attacks, leading to his few draws (or at least this year, he only has 3 draws out of 30 games in the database). But I think that this style of play will cause him to blunder against the stronger grandmasters, who will be able to exploit it well unlike many junior players.

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  tamar: <pawnofdoom> You could start your research on this very site.

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Oct-23-07  thedarkisrising: The tournament has been won several times by the world junior champion: Mamedyarov won it, Acs won it, and Harikrishna won, but Mamedyarov was 2700 when he played,Harikrishna 2650, so those players were on an entirely different level dan players like Adly and Andrasian.
Oct-24-07  LoveThatJoker: hello
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