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XVI Vidmar Memorial Tournament

Alexander Beliavsky6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Luka Lenic5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Nikola Djukic5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Dusko Pavasovic5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Adrian Mikhalchishin4.5/9(+0 -0 =9)[games]
Borki Predojevic4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
David Baramidze4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Drazen Sermek4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Jure Borisek4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Mateusz Bartel2/9(+0 -5 =4)[games]

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Lenic vs M Bartel  1-0552005XVI Vidmar MemorialE12 Queen's Indian
2. J Borisek vs D Baramidze  1-0382005XVI Vidmar MemorialB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. Beliavsky vs D Sermek  1-0462005XVI Vidmar MemorialD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. Mikhalchishin vs B Predojevic  ½-½212005XVI Vidmar MemorialD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Pavasovic vs N Djukic  0-1412005XVI Vidmar MemorialB01 Scandinavian
6. L Lenic vs Beliavsky ½-½762005XVI Vidmar MemorialE12 Queen's Indian
7. D Sermek vs Mikhalchishin  ½-½212005XVI Vidmar MemorialB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
8. B Predojevic vs Pavasovic  ½-½192005XVI Vidmar MemorialC77 Ruy Lopez
9. N Djukic vs J Borisek 1-0292005XVI Vidmar MemorialB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. M Bartel vs D Baramidze  ½-½422005XVI Vidmar MemorialB50 Sicilian
11. Pavasovic vs D Sermek  ½-½292005XVI Vidmar MemorialC45 Scotch Game
12. J Borisek vs B Predojevic  ½-½142005XVI Vidmar MemorialC41 Philidor Defense
13. Beliavsky vs M Bartel  1-0262005XVI Vidmar MemorialE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
14. Mikhalchishin vs L Lenic  ½-½232005XVI Vidmar MemorialE70 King's Indian
15. D Baramidze vs N Djukic  1-0392005XVI Vidmar MemorialB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. M Bartel vs N Djukic  0-1512005XVI Vidmar MemorialB01 Scandinavian
17. B Predojevic vs D Baramidze  ½-½332005XVI Vidmar MemorialB12 Caro-Kann Defense
18. D Sermek vs J Borisek  ½-½342005XVI Vidmar MemorialC51 Evans Gambit
19. L Lenic vs Pavasovic  ½-½722005XVI Vidmar MemorialD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Beliavsky vs Mikhalchishin  ½-½192005XVI Vidmar MemorialE10 Queen's Pawn Game
21. N Djukic vs B Predojevic  ½-½132005XVI Vidmar MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
22. Pavasovic vs Beliavsky 1-0362005XVI Vidmar MemorialB22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. J Borisek vs L Lenic  ½-½252005XVI Vidmar MemorialC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
24. D Baramidze vs D Sermek  ½-½142005XVI Vidmar MemorialB01 Scandinavian
25. Mikhalchishin vs M Bartel  ½-½222005XVI Vidmar MemorialB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-26-05  Knight13: Alexander Beliavsky won the tournament, huh. The score 6 points sounds kinda low. But... He did their best anyway.
Jul-26-05  Knight13: Milan Vidmar (June 22, 1885 – October 9, 1962) was a Slovene electrical engineer, chess player, chess theorist, philosopher and writer, born in Ljubljana, Austria-Hungary (now Slovenia). He was a specialist in power transformers and transmission of electric current.

He began to study a mechanical engineering in 1902 and he graduated in 1907 at the University of Vienna. He got his doctor's degree in 1911 from the Technical faculty in Vienna. The study of an electrical engineering at Technical faculty began not until 1904, so Vidmar had to take special examinations of the field basics. He was a professor at the University of Ljubljana, a member of the Slovene Academy of Arts and Sciences (SAZU), and the founder of the Faculty of Electrical engineering. Between 1928 and 1929 he was the 10th Chancellor of the University of Ljubljana. In 1948 he established the Institute of Eletrotechnics that now bears his name.

Vidmar was also a top-class chess International Grandmaster, ranking fourth among the world elite, including Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, and Euwe, as the only amateur player among professionals.

His successes include victories at some of the top chess tournaments of his time (Carlsbad 1907, Prague 1908, San Sebastian 1911, Budapest 1912, Vienna 1918, London 1922, Hastings 1925, Semmering 1926, New York 1927, London 1927, Bled 1939, Basel 1952). The Slovene Chess Federation organizes an international chess grandmaster tournament named the Milan Vidmar memorial.

Vidmar wrote several books on chess, including Pol stoletja ob šahovnici (Half a century at the chessboard) (Ljubljana 1951), Šah (Chess), Razgovori o šahu z začetnikom (Conversations on chess with a beginner), and, in German, Goldene Schachzeiten (The Golden Times of Chess) and others Transformatorji (Transformers), Problemi prenosa električne energije (Problems of electric energy transmission), Pogovori o elektrotehniki (Talkings about electrotechnics), Med Evropo in Ameriko (Between Europe and America), Moj pogled na svet (My view of the World), Oslovski most (Pons asinorum) (Merkur, Ljubljana 1936).

--- Wikipedia

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  Rocafella: You will never replace Benzol :)
Jul-26-05  Knight13: <Rocafella> Nobody will... Ever.
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  Rocafella: Nope. He truly is the Bio Master. I hope he's watching this!
Jul-26-05  sharkbenjamin: Every one must read this bio on Milan Vidmar; he is truly a remarkable man. This bio is very well done. Bravo <Knight13>!
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  Shams: did Benzol retire from this site? you guys talk as if he died, or something.
Jul-26-05  Knight13: <sharkbenjamin> I got it from Notice the <--- Wikipedia> at the end? No need to say "Very well done"! :)
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  Rocafella: <Shams> LOL Well I don't think he's dead! He could clear all this up by posting here 8-|
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