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|Jul-13-06|| ||Dr. Funkenstein: What are the time controls for this tournament?|
|Jul-13-06|| ||suenteus po 147: <Dr. Funkenstein> I read on The Kibitzer's Café that this is a rapid tournament.|
|Jul-13-06|| ||chessgames.com: This event is already in round 5. Sergey Karjakin and Sergei Rublevsky are in the lead.|
We're missing many of the game scores; we will hopefully have them soon to fill in the holes.
|Jul-13-06|| ||Dr. Funkenstein: Yes, I saw that on the CG.com blurb underneath the tournament, but I don't know what exactly is implied by the term "rapid" other than the controls are fairly short.|
|Jul-13-06|| ||notyetagm: <Dr. Funkenstein> The time control is probably something like 25 5 or 25 10.|
|Jul-13-06|| ||colp99: does anyone know if there's an official site?|
|Jul-13-06|| ||DCP23: Official site:
|Jul-14-06|| ||Ezzy: The Week in Chess states -
"Petr Izmailov Memorial Tomsk starts. Sergey Karjakin and Sergei Rublevsky lead at the half way point. I believe I have correctly derived the round by round results from the table on the official site. Now they really need to get the games up. Its possible there may be a rest day tomorrow, then again, maybe not, who knows? This is probably the worst coverage of a major event in the last five years."
You have to agree.
|Jul-14-06|| ||DCP23: I can't figure out anything at this so called 'official site' either, but not sure about "the worst coverage". Tournament websites are usually in heavy competition in this area.|
|Jul-14-06|| ||DCP23: Just found out they actually have live games!
3 draws today.
|Jul-14-06|| ||DCP23: Plus there's something like a 'Group B' going on at the same time:|
|Jul-15-06|| ||rustamrocks: Karjakin and Rublevsky are leading at the halfway stage with 3.5 points.|
|Jul-15-06|| ||TheBB: From what I can gather, with two rounds left, the standings and remaining opponents are:|
Karjakin (5.5/8), Ponomariov, Rublevsky
Kasimdzhanov (4.5/8), Bologan, Rublevsky
Rublevsky (4/8), Karjakin, Kasimdzhanov
Morozevich (4/8), Bologan, Ponomariov
Ponomariov (3.5/8), Karjakin, Morozevich
Bologan (2.5/8), Morozevich, Kasimdzhanov
|Jul-15-06|| ||jennthebabe: <TheBB> Thanks for the update! Great performance by Karjakin.|
|Jul-15-06|| ||rustamrocks: <DCP23> Thanks for the link. Atleast we can watch the finale.|
|Jul-15-06|| ||Open Defence: who was Petr Ismailov ?|
|Jul-16-06|| ||DCP23: Mig Greengard:
<This is the 10th Izmailov Memorial and the Tomsk chess club bears his name. (Petr, Peter, Pyotr...) I believe he was the first Russian Federation champion in 1928 and was executed in the mid-30's along with, well, just about everyone. He beat Botvinnik in a few games (bad career move) but was never allowed to play in the USSR finals. There was a short article on him in a German chess magazine in 1998. Anyone with more on him?>
Valchess (on Mig's blog):
<Yes, Petr Izmailov was the first Russian Federation champion in 1928 (22 y.o. at the time). He graduated from Tomsk University and then worked as geologist in Siberian taiga. He was executed in 1937 (by the way, for some reason Soviet chessplayers were more or less lucky - not many of them were killed or directly repressed at those unlawful times).
There are two huge articles by Boris Voronkov at ChessPro site (in Russian) that include some information about him:
- http://www.chesspro.ru/book/rc29.sh... - about the 6th USSR championatship (1929). It is not clear (even his own son does not know it) why Izmailov did not take participation in the final stage of that championship (he was one of just 4 winners of semi-finals having defeated Botvinnik) - see the tables at the end of the article).
- http://www.chesspro.ru/book/rc31.sh... - about 7th USSR championship (1931). Izmailov - Botvinnik game from semi-final (annotated by Yury Averbach) can be found there. It was his last tournament.>
|Jul-16-06|| ||DCP23: Pairings for today:
Ponomariov - Karjakin
Bologan - Morozevich
Rublevsky - Kazimjanov
|Jul-16-06|| ||DCP23: My Fritz had a hard time trying to figure out all the Morozevich knight-hopping but now it says -2.44 !!|
|Jul-16-06|| ||DCP23: Oh no :((( Moro blew it... Should have played 44. Nd4 for -3.44 but instead went for 44. Ra6 with -0.59. So Bologan might escape with a draw yet.|
|Jul-16-06|| ||DCP23: Ah, they're down to seconds now. That explains it.|
|Jul-16-06|| ||DCP23: By the way, Ponomariov-Karjakin is 0-1 and Rublevsky-Kazimjanov is 1-0.|
|Jul-16-06|| ||DCP23: OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Moro blunders with 75. Rd8 and loses :((( He had 2 seconds left on his clock.|
Bologan gets the full point...
|Jul-16-06|| ||DCP23: I'm devastated...|
|Jul-16-06|| ||DCP23: Would you believe this enigmatic tournament suddenly starts another round?! The pairings now are:|
..and the games are already underway.
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