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Tradewise Gibraltar Tournament

Nigel Short9.5/12(+7 -0 =5)[games]
Yifan Hou8.5/12(+7 -2 =3)[games]
Emil Davidovich Sutovsky7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[games]
Michael Adams7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Viktor Antonovich Bologan7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
David Howell7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Gabriel Sargissian7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Viktor Laznicka7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Jan Gustafsson7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Le Quang Liem7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Krishnan Sasikiran7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Judit Polgar7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Emanuel Berg7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Zoltan Almasi7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Alexey Shirov6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Viktor Erdos6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Parimarjan Negi6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Sergei Movsesian6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Mathias Womacka6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Geetha Narayanan Gopal6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Abhijeet Gupta6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Varuzhan Eduardovich Akobian6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Felipe de Cresce El Debs6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave6/10(+4 -2 =4)[games]
Mircea-Emilian Parligras6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Kaido Kulaots6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Daniel Grigoryevich Fridman6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
(258 players total; 229 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 394  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Hamer vs R Bhopal  0-1362012Tradewise GibraltarA03 Bird's Opening
2. D Dimitrijevic vs Ralf Schmidt  0-1772012Tradewise GibraltarE93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
3. M Frey vs A Lipecki  0-1222012Tradewise GibraltarB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
4. S Lochte vs B Adler  0-1502012Tradewise GibraltarD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. D Flynn vs F Scheckenbach 0-1262012Tradewise GibraltarB22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. P Obiamiwe vs D de Graaf  0-1502012Tradewise GibraltarC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
7. C Becker vs I Agrest 0-1322012Tradewise GibraltarA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. H Groffen vs D Raznikov  0-1402012Tradewise GibraltarA57 Benko Gambit
9. L Cernousek vs H Zygouris  0-1642012Tradewise GibraltarE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
10. M Molner vs T Valgmae  0-1442012Tradewise GibraltarB12 Caro-Kann Defense
11. Y Duhayon vs L Javakhishvili 0-1162012Tradewise GibraltarD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. D Spence vs A Hunt  0-1332012Tradewise GibraltarB22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. E Thingstad vs Zhu Chen  0-1332012Tradewise GibraltarD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. V Kuehnast vs H Daurelle  0-1402012Tradewise GibraltarA07 King's Indian Attack
15. E Auvinen vs Claus Seyfried 0-1552012Tradewise GibraltarB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
16. K Lundback vs D Boesch  0-1302012Tradewise GibraltarA07 King's Indian Attack
17. A Pettersson vs M Fenollar Jorda  0-1492012Tradewise GibraltarD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. S Tranter vs M Hamer  0-1572012Tradewise GibraltarB02 Alekhine's Defense
19. A Vasse vs G Suez-Panama  0-1322012Tradewise GibraltarC00 French Defense
20. L K Nilsson vs M Midonet  0-1252012Tradewise GibraltarB32 Sicilian
21. R Pollo Mancilla vs S Ungureanu  0-1422012Tradewise GibraltarC02 French, Advance
22. N Savage vs R Valhondo Morales  0-1262012Tradewise GibraltarB23 Sicilian, Closed
23. S Whatley vs J D Thornton  0-1252012Tradewise GibraltarA80 Dutch
24. R E Rough vs A Compton  0-1612012Tradewise GibraltarD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
25. Y Gallach Perez vs R Freuler  0-1792012Tradewise GibraltarA57 Benko Gambit
 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 394  PGN Download
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Feb-03-12  s4life: <frogbert:
hm... what about when the difference in performance 91 points instead of only 41 points then? i guess s4life must have considered it <very> unfair that naka got the 1st prize back in 2008.>

I don't remember the tiebreaks with Ponomariov but I remember the one Bu Xiang Zhi lost .. I thought it was a travesty at the time, I might not have posted then as I don't post often anyway... but it was equally absurd then as it is now.

Feb-03-12  Riverbeast: Every tournament has different formats

Everybody knows the rules going in...If you don't like it, don't play in the tournament

Hou said herself that she doesn't have a preference, that players should prove themselves the best at all formats

I'm guessing she probably doesn't focus on blitz nearly as much as her classical game....Unless she plays on ICC or playchess under an anonymous handle?

Next time she plays in a tournament with a blitz playoff, maybe she should practice with some more blitz games....

Feb-03-12  Ezzy: 'At the end of the day' it's a great tournament and attracts very strong players, male and female. The organisers should be commended rather than criticised. (So I'm not going to anymore)

People travel from all over the world for these tournaments, so there should be good prizes for most. The organisers have done a fantastic job to make it one of the worlds premier opens.

Feb-03-12  Riverbeast: I would like to play in this thing!

A guy I know (won't mention his name) played in the Open, and got to play three Super GMs

Feb-03-12  frogbert: riverbeast, i'm not really arguing anyone, neither strawmans nor anybody else. i'm just pulling a few legs, for fun. :o)
Feb-03-12  waustad: <ezzy> Short also won the Commonwealth prize, so he won the most.
Feb-04-12  LIFE Master AJ: Short wins! Yea.
Feb-04-12  Ezzy: <waustad: <ezzy> Short also won the Commonwealth prize, so he won the most.>

Yes, I just heard that. As an ex president of the Commonwealth Chess Fedeation, perhaps he deserves it. Or at least donate the money back to the Commonwealth Chess Federation. Can't see him doing that though :-)

Nigel with the Gibralter Masters Trophy.

http://www.chessbase.com/news/2012/...

Feb-05-12  LIFE Master AJ: Yifan Hou ... not quite ready to take on the world, not just yet.
Feb-05-12  positionalgenius: Nice to see Adams play well again.
Feb-05-12  LIFE Master AJ: <Feb-05-12 positionalgenius: Nice to see Adams play well again.>

I agree with that, Mickey might have a bad tournament now and then, but he is a great player ... and I am a fan of this player.

IF YOU ARE A GM ... and someone approaches you ... and says: "Do you want to play my super-computer?" (Hydra) ... I think the wise answer is, "Gee! No thanks!!!"

Feb-05-12  LIFE Master AJ: CONGRATS to Nigel Short AND Yifan Hou ... both players had a fantastic tournament! (I think that the lady player gained like a thousand points.)
Feb-06-12
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  Ladolcevita: I just saw a recent live rating chart of top female players in a Chinese chess forum,and I found it really noteworthy that nearly all the female participants in Gibraltar Masters have picked up substantial points(Judit was like one point down,but it is only natural for she's already over 2700,thus less rating benefit compared with other female players).

Maybe the gender difference over the chess board is not so significant as many people tend to presume,it is perhaps about something more artificial such as the fact that there are much fewer women chess players,and women players might have to go back to family,have kids and suchlike during the prime when their male counterparts are about to embrace their most splendid phase in career...I mean men and women do have much difference in nature,but I doubt that there is so much that there's only Judit over 2700 and only Yifan and Koneru over 2600...

And also my congrats to Short and Yifan!Brilliant performance!

Feb-06-12  The17thPawn: I wonder what Nigel's live rating is after this brilliant result?
Feb-06-12  Ezzy: <The17thPawn: I wonder what Nigel's live rating is after this brilliant result>

Nigel Short was rated 2677. He gained 20 Elo points from gibralter, so moves to 2697.

Feb-06-12  AlphaMale: <How Tony Blair tried to give Gibraltar to Spain to curry favour with the European Union

Tony Blair wanted to hand Gibraltar over to Spain because it was an “obstacle” to Britain’s closer relationship with the European Union, according to a former minister.>

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/d...

Feb-11-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: I used my last Chessbase radio show to check out some of Nigel Short's wins in this tournament:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOpw...

Cheers, K

Dec-27-12  waustad: With 5 2700+ players this year, Short may find it difficult to repeat, since he is the 9th highest rated player. Here is the list of players for the 2013 edition: http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.c... It promises to be a fun event to watch.
Dec-27-12  Blunderdome: I hope they are still adding players. Yifan isn't signed up yet.
Dec-28-12  Refused: <Blunderdome: I hope they are still adding players. Yifan isn't signed up yet.>

Yifan plays in Wijk A in 2013. Assuming she can't be in two places at the same time, she won't play Tradewise in 2013.

Wijk starts January 12th and lasts till January 27th. Tradewise Gibraltar starts January 20th and ends January 31st.

Dec-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Maybe they'll add <Blunderdome> to Tradewise.
Dec-28-12  Blunderdome: Maybe they'll add me to Wijk :P
Dec-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Blunderdome> But which section? That is the question which has plagued the sages of the ages.
Dec-28-12  Blunderdome: I always thought there should be a "perfidious" section. I'd play in that one.
Dec-28-12  waustad: Yes, I'm looking to travel during a Tata rest day before Gibtel starts. I haven't tried following European chess from the West Coast much. I may just see games later more than usual. I may also just say &%$# it and go walk around because it isn't snowing/cold/ugly out.
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