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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Pune Super GM Tournament

Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Rustam Kasimdzhanov6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Pentala Harikrishna5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Alexander Beliavsky4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
Zurab Azmaiparashvili4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Surya Shekhar Ganguly4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Krishnan Sasikiran4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Chanda Sandipan4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Emil Sutovsky3.5/9(+2 -4 =3)[games]
Abhijit Kunte3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Sutovsky vs Harikrishna  ½-½542004Pune Super GMC45 Scotch Game
2. Sasikiran vs Nisipeanu  ½-½202004Pune Super GMA30 English, Symmetrical
3. A Kunte vs Kasimdzhanov 0-1822004Pune Super GME11 Bogo-Indian Defense
4. Beliavsky vs C Sandipan  0-1632004Pune Super GMD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. Ganguly vs Azmaiparashvili  0-1292004Pune Super GMB07 Pirc
6. Harikrishna vs Azmaiparashvili  1-0512004Pune Super GMD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
7. C Sandipan vs Ganguly  ½-½212004Pune Super GMB33 Sicilian
8. Nisipeanu vs Beliavsky ½-½322004Pune Super GMC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
9. Kasimdzhanov vs Sasikiran  ½-½182004Pune Super GMB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. Sutovsky vs A Kunte 1-0272004Pune Super GMB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
11. Ganguly vs Nisipeanu  0-1802004Pune Super GMB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
12. Azmaiparashvili vs C Sandipan ½-½812004Pune Super GMD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Beliavsky vs Kasimdzhanov  ½-½132004Pune Super GME11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. A Kunte vs Harikrishna  ½-½202004Pune Super GMC42 Petrov Defense
15. Sasikiran vs Sutovsky 0-1282004Pune Super GMD85 Grunfeld
16. Harikrishna vs C Sandipan  0-1482004Pune Super GME61 King's Indian
17. Nisipeanu vs Azmaiparashvili  1-0512004Pune Super GMB54 Sicilian
18. Sutovsky vs Beliavsky ½-½572004Pune Super GMC59 Two Knights
19. A Kunte vs Sasikiran 0-1402004Pune Super GMD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
20. Kasimdzhanov vs Ganguly 1-0242004Pune Super GMC50 Giuoco Piano
21. Beliavsky vs A Kunte  ½-½302004Pune Super GME25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
22. C Sandipan vs Nisipeanu 0-1342004Pune Super GMB44 Sicilian
23. Sasikiran vs Harikrishna  ½-½302004Pune Super GME91 King's Indian
24. Ganguly vs Sutovsky 1-0402004Pune Super GMB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
25. Azmaiparashvili vs Kasimdzhanov ½-½92004Pune Super GMD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-14-04  iron maiden: Chessgames.com might like to know that Nisipeanu, not Kasimdzhanov, had the superior tie-break.
Sep-14-04  Giancarlo: I think that this might show that Kasim wasn't as fluke as everyone thought he was. Of course, you have to be good to be lucky, and lucky to be good.
Sep-14-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: This shows yet again that Kasim is capable of playing very well, just as it was once again proven in his previous tournament that he is also capable of playing very bad. It is striking how he never seems to play like his rating but always much better or much worse!
Sep-14-04  Giancarlo: <acirce>
<It is striking how he never seems to play like his rating but always much better or much worse!>

So true. Again in the FIDE KO tourney in Libya, he played much above his 2600+ rating, more of a 2750+ rating. He seems a little lop sided, but if he has a good preformance against Kaspy, I'll bet it won't be a blow out like everyone thinks it will be.

Sep-14-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: If he's in good form against Kasparov the odds are not that bad that he could even win, I honestly think that. If he's in bad form though, he might get massacred.
Sep-14-04  markos: I don't think Kasim can harm Kasparov. GK is a veteran match player for strarters.
Sep-14-04  Giancarlo: It will all depend on the form he is in. I'm sure he'll be wanting to show everyone up and prove how good he actually is. It seems like his one oppurtunity that he has.

<the odds are not that bad that he could even win> If he wins, I think it will change the way the chess world looks at the game of chess. It would be phenomenal.

Sep-14-04  Giancarlo: <GK is a veteran match player for starters. > That means nothing. Just look at how he lost to Kramnik in 2000. And now shouldn't then Kramnik be the dominant player? Well look at his recent play. There is room for Kasim to make his move. Especially if Kasparov takes the match light hearted.
Sep-14-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: What happened to Sutovsky, btw? After an excellent start he seems to have just collapsed.
Sep-14-04  iron maiden: He was the clear leader after three rounds, but after that he could muster only 1/5.
Sep-14-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Knight13: Pendyala Harikrishna (2525) beat Alexander Beliavsky (2710)!? Not really possible answer.
Sep-14-04  RisingChamp: Harikrishna is much better than that rating indicates.But he is inconsistent if you wish to see a truly awful example of a GM playing like an absolute patzer watch his game with Ivanchuk as white in Nimzo-Indian at Libya.On the other hand he can also produce some brilliant chess.One cannot expect great consistency from a teenager.
Sep-14-04  iron maiden: <Knight13> The ratings in parenthesis are the player's highest rating ever, not their current one. Beliavsky is rated much lower than 2710 now.
Sep-14-04  familyguy: man the punani super tournament had some interesting games
Sep-15-04  apple head: No, Kasimshnov didnt win first prize, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu did. So you should put Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu above Rustam, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu won the trophy
Sep-17-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Knight13: It says "Pune Super GM Tournament." But most of them are International Masters.
Sep-17-04  RisingChamp: ???????? That is just not true! All of them are GMs.Some of the rating and titles on the scoresheets on this site are outdated.
Sep-22-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Knight13: Nevermind. I found out over 2450 ratings can get GM.
Oct-13-04  apple head: <Knight13> Your statment "you can get a GM at 2450 rating" I am afraid your incorrect. But once you are a GM and go under 2500 than you can't lose your GM tittle.
Oct-13-04  Eggman: Is this really a SUPER GM tournament? I've certainly never heard of Sutovsky, or Ganguly, and some of the other names barely ring a bell.

<<I found out over 2450 ratings can get GM.>>

One does not get the GM title by achieving a certain rating. Rather one gets the title by performing sufficiently well (such a performance is called a GM norm) in a given number of events over a given period of time. If I'm not mistaken one needs to earn 3 GM norms within two years to earn the GM title, which can then never be taken away. The international master title is earned in a similar way.

Oct-13-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  refutor: sutovsky was european champion a couple of years ago...nisipeanu was one of the final four in the las vegas FIDE WC...kasim we all know ;) the rest are indian GMs except for azmai and beliavsky
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