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🏆 FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

Player: Rodrigo Rafael Vasquez Schroeder

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Vallejo Pons vs R Vasquez Schroeder ½-½292004FIDE World Championship Knockout TournamentB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
2. F Vallejo Pons vs R Vasquez Schroeder 0-1512004FIDE World Championship Knockout TournamentB20 Sicilian
3. R Vasquez Schroeder vs F Vallejo Pons  ½-½432004FIDE World Championship Knockout TournamentD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. F Vallejo Pons vs R Vasquez Schroeder  ½-½642004FIDE World Championship Knockout TournamentB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
5. R Vasquez Schroeder vs F Vallejo Pons 0-1532004FIDE World Championship Knockout TournamentB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
6. R Vasquez Schroeder vs F Vallejo Pons  0-1442004FIDE World Championship Knockout TournamentD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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Aug-07-04  arifattar: I am posting my latest win here. I am proud of this win actually as this has been one of my better games.

[Event "Let's play chess"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2004.08.07"]
[White "arifattar"]
[Black "everdred"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1200"]
[BlackElo "1193"]
[TimeControl "1/259200"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[Termination "normal"]

1. d4 e6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. a3 Bxc3+ 5. bxc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 O-O 7. e4 h6 8. e5 hxg5 9. exf6 Qxf6 10. h3 d5 11. cxd5 exd5 12. Bd3 a6 13. h4 gxh4 14. Qh5 g6 15. Qh6 Bf5 16. Bxf5 Rfe8+ 17. Kd2 Qxf5 18. Nf3 g5 19. Qxg5+ Qxg5+ 20. Nxg5 f6 21. Nf3 Re4 22. Nxh4 b5 23. f3 Re7 24. Ng6 Rh7 25. Ke3 Kg7 26. Nh4 Re8+ 27. Kf2 Ne7 28. Rae1 Kf7 29. g4 f5 30. Nxf5 Rxh1 31. Rxh1 Ng6 32. Rh7+ Kf6 33. Rxc7 Nf4 34. Kg3 Ne2+ 35. Kf2 Kg5 36. Ng7 Rh8 37. Kxe2 1-0

Aug-08-04  uponthehill: <arifattar> I feeded Fritz with your game and he showed ?? two times about your moves:

18. Nf3?? ( 18. ...Na5 19. Rxh4 Nb3+ 20. Kd1 f6 )

35. Kf2?? (35. Kh2 )

Aug-08-04  arifattar: Thanks <uponthehill>. I played the game over and realised the mistake on move 18. Nf3. But I can't decipher why Fritz wants 35.Kh2 as that would bring the black rook into play.

By the way, I like the notation on the 19th move.
19. Qxg5+ Qxg5+

I don't think there would be many games where both white's and black's moves notations are identical with a check involved in both moves.

Aug-09-04  oldtimer: Your 35. Kf2 is obviously winning also and there is no brilliant victory after 35.Kh2, so it's propably a difference between forced mate in 40 moves and in 35 moves. Computer stuff. Anyway, my crafty (inferior to fritz, but a tough one nevertheless) actually prefers Kf2.

I am new here and found your post pretty entertaining. Advantage of women in chess because of their sexiness... You poor guys :-)! I wonder whether her boyfriend also has problems in his games with her, even though he's rated higher.

Aug-09-04  uponthehill: I see fellow-countryman so just in case I'll sit silent :D
Aug-10-04  oldtimer: Don't worry, I will not tell anyone your secrets :-)
But the topic itself interests me very much and even though you don't want to share your experience with us, perhaps somebody else will. I am from Poland so I've heard several funny stories about boys and girls playing against each other and I wonder, how does it look like in other countries. Do you also have difficulties concentrating? Do you perhaps want to act like a gentleman and offer a nice draw in a better position - and perhaps ask her out later?? I've heard aboout one girl, who at the beginning of a tournament was dating one guy, and on the end - another one. (she dumped a "civilian" and got a chess player, so it's good for you, guys!) Any story - I am very interested.
Don't hesitate to write:
Aug-10-04  Lawrence: Hi <oldtimer>, welcome. Maybe the best ploy is a baseball cap pulled down low so you can't even see her.
Aug-10-04  iron maiden: Reminds me of a girl at my chess club. You usually find her dressed in jeans and a sweatshirt--unless it's tournament day, in which case she wears the lowest-cut shirt money can buy and always leans over the board...
Aug-10-04  Bobsterman3000: <arifattar> Your opponent should have also played 31... Nxf5 if he lacked any other concrete plan at that point.
Aug-10-04  Shadout Mapes: I'll post a French win I'm proud of.

[Event "Saturday Swiss"]
[Site "Houston Chess Club"]
[Date "2004.07.??"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Whitsitt, Seth"]
[Black "Campbell, John"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "unrated"]
[BlackElo "16??"]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Ba4 6.b4 cxb4?!

<At the time I played this game, I did not know this line. I expected 6...cxd4 as I had seen it in Fischer - Tal and a few other games, but I had no idea what to play in case of cxb4. I thought for a while and ended up playing the book move>

7.Nb5 Bc7 <the book likes 7...Nc6, but this looks fine> 8.Qg4 g6 9.h4 Nc6 10.h5!? a6 11.Nxc7+ Qxc7 12.hxg6 fxg6 13.Bd3 Ne7 <maybe 13...Nxe5?> 14.Nf3 Nxe5!?

<I don't know what to think of this, but it probably loses. Fritz gives it two exclams but then shows white winning by over two points.>

15.Nxe5 Qc3+ 16.Ke2 Qxa1 17.Nxg6 <Fritz gives this two exclams as well> 17...Bd7?

<If 17...Rg8 18.Rxh7 Nf5 19.Qg5 works, I think>

18.Nxa8 O-O-O 19.Nf7 Rf8 <If 19...Rg8 20.Qh4> 20.Rxh7!

<It looks like I'm dropping a whole piece, doesn't it?>

20...Qxc1 21.Nd6+ Kc7 22.Rxe7 Kxd6 23.Rxd7+!

<Fritz: "An unpleasant surprise." My opponent after the game: "That.... was a good move.">

23...Kxd7 24.Qg7+ Kc6 25.Qxf8 bxa3

<Suddenly, things get complicated.>

26.Qc8+ Kd6 27.Qxb7 Qa1 28.Qxa6+ Ke7 29.Kd2

<Scared of the passed pawn, I try to bring my king closer>

29...Qb2 30.Qa7+ Kf6 31.Qa8

<A new idea strikes me. Mate the king!>

31...Qb4+ 32.Ke3 Qe1+ 33.Kf3 Qd1+ 34.Kg3 Qc1??

<34...Qh5 avoids mate, but after 35.f4!! black's a pawn falls and black can't check the white king>

35.Qf8+ Kg5 36.Qg7+ Black Resigns 1-0

A nice win over a guy in the upper 1600s who is probably around twice my age.

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  tpstar: <Shadout Mapes> Nice game! Fine mix of tactics and strategy, and you deservedly came out on top. Here's a recent example of that line = Topalov vs Ermenkov, 1994
Aug-11-04  PizzatheHut: <Shadout Mapes> Where are you from in Houston? I'm from Houston also. I looked into joining the HCC one time, but their rates are pretty high.
Aug-11-04  Shadout Mapes: I live in a place called Garden Oaks, it's near (a little north of) the Heights. I usually only go to HCC (same acronym as Houston Community College so I feel wierd using it..) on Saturdays to play in the weekly Saturday Swiss, and usually only once a month or so.
Aug-11-04  PizzatheHut: I'm from Clear Lake, so far south that it's only technically Houston :) How many people usually come on an average weekend to those swiss tournaments? I've been thinking about coming but don't want to if it's only a few people.
Aug-12-04  Shadout Mapes: A nice amount of people show up, 10-20, i'm not sure, but it's only 3 rounds, so you'll play 3 people and then it's over. Also, the president dude (Larry) gives a lesson in the morning. Once again, I don't go too often because it's tiring to play 3 long games in a row, but it's sometimes rewarding.
Oct-04-04  refutor: how do you get a tournament FIDE rated? e.g. how many games does an unrated player need to play v. a FIDE rated player? i know their performance has to be higher than 1800
Nov-09-04  Dionyseus: Grats <Acirce>

Btw, I see that you said that you won in your Class I group. Over here in the US, Class I is USCF 200-399 (early beginner/scholastic players) , so what's Class I where you live?

Nov-10-04  acirce: <Dionyseus> Thanks. It is not strictly after rating, if you win your group in class II you move upwards in the hierarchy etc. Normally class I players are somewhere in the 1800-2050 area, with Swedish ratings, that are generally a little bit higher than FIDE's.

Nov-10-04  square dance: <acirce> how were the groups in that tournament determined? based on ratings it seems like anyone could've played in any group.
Nov-10-04  acirce: I'm not sure about the method, but every group has roughly the same rating average, give or take one or two points or so.
Aug-12-09  WhiteRook48: anti-Semitism in the Championship Tournament?
Nov-14-10  tentsewang: I hate FIDE! It Changed the Chess championship for the bad. DAMN!!! Bobby Fischer would agree with me btw.
Aug-19-13  Cushion: That Ilymzhinov quote is almost funny in retrospect.
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  Tabanus: Reposted: <whiteshark:

[Event "FIDE-Wch k.o."]
[Site "Tripoli"]
[Date "2004.07.06"]
[Round "7.1"]

acc2 chessbase Megabase

followed by

rd 7.2 = 2004.07.07
rd 7.3 = 2004.07.08
rd 7.4 = 2004.07.10
rd 7.5 = 2004.07.11
rd 7.6 = 2004.07.12
rd 7.7 = 2004.07.13
rd 7.8 = 2004.07.13>

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