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🏆 XVII Torre Memorial Knockout (2004)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Vassily Ivanchuk, Vadim Milov, Sergei Tiviakov, Alexander (Nenashev) Graf, Yuniesky Quesada Perez, Neuris Delgado Ramirez, Sarunas Sulskis, Reynaldo Vera, Walter Arencibia Rodriguez, Holden Hernandez Carmenates, Jesus Nogueiras, Juan Carlos Gonzalez Zamora, Gilberto Hernandez Guerrero, Aryam Abreu Delgado, Roberto Martin del Campo, Jesper Norgaard

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 38  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H H Hernandez vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  1-0412004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutB06 Robatsch
2. A Graf vs R Martin del Campo  ½-½482004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutE81 King's Indian, Samisch
3. S Sulskis vs R Vera  ½-½472004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutB50 Sicilian
4. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs H H Hernandez  0-1512004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutE15 Queen's Indian
5. N Delgado Ramirez vs J Norgaard  1-0522004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
6. S Sulskis vs R Vera 1-0252004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. J C Gonzalez Zamora vs V Milov  0-1522004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
8. R Vera vs S Sulskis  ½-½322004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
9. V Milov vs J C Gonzalez Zamora  1-0632004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
10. J C Gonzalez Zamora vs V Milov 1-0762004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutA40 Queen's Pawn Game
11. J Nogueiras vs Ivanchuk 0-1372004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. A Abreu Delgado vs Y Quesada Perez  0-1522004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
13. Y Quesada Perez vs A Abreu Delgado  ½-½352004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. V Milov vs J C Gonzalez Zamora  1-0482004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutA40 Queen's Pawn Game
15. R Martin del Campo vs A Graf 0-1222004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutC44 King's Pawn Game
16. R Vera vs S Sulskis  ½-½552004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
17. Ivanchuk vs J Nogueiras  1-0392004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutC10 French
18. G Hernandez Guerrero vs Tiviakov  0-1422004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutB30 Sicilian
19. J Norgaard vs N Delgado Ramirez  ½-½272004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutB50 Sicilian
20. Tiviakov vs G Hernandez Guerrero ½-½512004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutB22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. S Sulskis vs A Graf  0-1612004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. Tiviakov vs Ivanchuk 0-1472004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutC24 Bishop's Opening
23. Y Quesada Perez vs H H Hernandez  1-0802004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. Ivanchuk vs Tiviakov 1-0472004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutE17 Queen's Indian
25. H H Hernandez vs Y Quesada Perez  0-1332004XVII Torre Memorial KnockoutB23 Sicilian, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-22-04  iron maiden: That's two strong performances in a row for Ivanchuk, counting the Olympiad.
Dec-22-04  siggemannen: was this a blitz tourney because the games looks more like my 5 0 efforts than games by GM's
Dec-22-04  iron maiden: No, all the games were regular time control, except the rapid playoffs.
Dec-23-04  Pawsome: Ivanchuk is just a way out in front of his opposition, check out the Berlin Defense he essays against Quezada, for example.
Dec-23-04  Clubfoot: Three strong performances in a row if you count the Euro championships in Turkey. I'd nominate Chuk for player of the year. The Moro-style win with the Black pieces against Moro at the Olympiad was another piece of Chuk-style mimicry, killer beyond killer.
Dec-24-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: <No, all the games were regular time control> So they played two such games per day? It's of course possible, just not so common.
Dec-24-04  iron maiden: It was the 13th to the 21st, right? That'd be nine days for eight games, not counting rapid tie-breaks.
Dec-24-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: http://www.jaque.tv/torre04.htm says Ivanchuk beat Nogueiras 2-0 the 17th, Tiviakov 3-1 the 18th, Quezada 2-0 the 19th and Graf 2-0 the 20th. I think they began with a preliminary tournament to decide which ones to join the KO phase together which those who were automatically qualified, or something like that.
Dec-30-04  tachun5marinerito: I am from mexico and i am a new player
Dec-31-04  Lawrence: Hi <tachun5marinerito>, a warm welcome and bienvenido from all of us, and felÝz a˝o nuevo.
Apr-01-05  coffee monster: Hmmmm. Seems like some of these games were classical after all. FIDE has counted 8 of Ivanchuk's games in the April rating list. That means that on the 18th December he played 2 classical and 2 rapid games against Tiviakov. Most odd and I expect very tiring, no wonder Chucky always looks so sleepy.
Apr-01-05  hintza: <no wonder Chucky always looks so sleepy.> Wow, you may just have solved the mystery of why Ivanchuk spends most of his time with his eyes closed during his games! Well, maybe not *most* of his time, but I have heard he often analyses over-the-board positions in such a way.
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