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5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Michael Adams, Alexander Areshchenko, Vladimir Akopian, David Howell, Zahar Efimenko, Ivan Sokolov, Vadim Milov, Emil Sutovsky, Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev, Gregory Kaidanov, Viktor Korchnoi, Mikhail Gurevich, Michael Roiz, Gawain Jones, Vladimir Epishin, Yuri Kuzubov, Pavel Tregubov, Chanda Sandipan, Jonathan Speelman, Ulf Andersson, Jaan Ehlvest, Kevin Spraggett, Ruben Felgaer, Sarunas Sulskis, Deep Sengupta, Milos Pavlovic, Alon Greenfeld, Mohamad Al-Modiahki, Nana Dzagnidze, Ian Rogers, Kateryna Lahno, Antoaneta Stefanova, Pia Cramling, Thal Abergel, Dronavalli Harika, Zhu Chen, Robin Swinkels, David Smerdon, Pontus Carlsson, Christopher Ward, Mohamad Naser Al Sayed, Moulthun Ly, Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez, Anthony Bellaiche, Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant, Stefan Kristjansson, Irina Krush, Elisabeth Paehtz, Srinath Narayanan, Mohamed Tissir, Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi, Dean Ippolito, Ramachandran Ramesh, Rao Prasanna, David J Eggleston, Jon Viktor Gunnarsson, Iweta Radziewicz Rajlich, Andrew Greet, Till Wippermann, Kenneth T Solomon, Joseph M Bradford, Justin Sarkar, Robert Ris, Mokhlis Adnani, Tania Sachdev, Algimantas Butnorius, Joanna Dworakowska, Ismael Teran Alvarez, Jovanka Houska, Masha Klinova, Simon T Ansell, Robert Bellin, Gary Quillan, Thomas E Rendle, Nisha Mohota, Henry Robert Steel, Nils-Ake Malmdin, Herman Grooten, Anton Aaberg, Alexander van Beek, Selim Citak, Peter Dittmar, Katerina Nemcova, Dimo Werner, Eric Schiller, Carlos Salgado Allaria, Petra Schuurman, Meenakshi Subbaraman, Keith Ruxton, Aarthie Ramaswamy, Johannes Luangtep Kvisla, Robert Wade, Holger Rasch, Juan Antonio Urbina Perez, Michael Tscharotschkin, Zoltan Revesz, Paul Wallace, Odin Blikra Vea, James Simpson, David Spence, Edmund C Player, Gustavo Barrenechea Bahamonde, Keith Bevan Richardson, Ove Weiss Hartvig, Paul Saint-Amand, Luis Felipe Jaime Montalvan, Konstantinos Klokas, Alain Stephen Dekker, Andrew Dunn, Lars Andreassen, Pedro Navarro Torres, Nicolas Arsenault, Anthony C Ashby, Pierre Fogel, Jorge Beltran Medina, Torben Soraas, Felix Nordstrom, Kamal Daoudi, Enrique Osuna Vega, Vincent Heinis, Dale Eugene Sharp, Shanker Menon, Kevin Thurlow, Haakon Strand, David Martin Macias, Daniel Martin Macias, Tom Borvander, Abdelaz Fellousi, Juan Carlos Mundaca, Carlos Vinas Guerrero, Thomas Nyland, Colin Horton, Nikola Hocevar, Malcolm Robert Tredinnick, Margarida Coimbra, Juan Jesus Ocana Roca, Richard Millward, Emil Doving Agdestein, Colin Walton, David Jameson, Frits Obers, Leif Andreassen, Alistair Compton, Ray B Edwards, Richard J Savory, Alex Galliano, Dan E Mayers, Jean Beltran plus 30 more players

 page 1 of 31; games 1-25 of 752  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. D Ippolito vs Epishin 0-127 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalA56 Benoni Defense
2. P Carlsson vs M Ly  1-027 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalC05 French, Tarrasch
3. S Meenakshi vs Caruana 0-127 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalA22 English
4. S Kristjansson vs C Salgado Allaria 0-124 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. E Player vs M Gonzalez Amaya  1-039 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalC41 Philidor Defense
6. A Stefanova vs K Ruxton  ½-½83 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
7. P Schuurman vs M Tissir  0-148 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. T Abergel vs P Wallace  1-038 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalC55 Two Knights Defense
9. H Rasch vs A Bellaiche  ½-½38 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. N Dzagnidze vs N Mohota  1-032 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. J Simpson vs M Al Sayed  0-150 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. D Smerdon vs K B Richardson 1-033 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalB06 Robatsch
13. S Citak vs D Howell 0-150 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
14. G Jones vs K Solomon  1-046 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalC44 King's Pawn Game
15. C Sandipan vs S T Ansell  ½-½69 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalB32 Sicilian
16. H Grooten vs M Al-Modiahki  0-174 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
17. R Felgaer vs J Houska  1-036 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalB10 Caro-Kann
18. R Bellin vs A Greenfeld  0-138 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. Y Kuzubov vs T Sachdev  ½-½53 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
20. J Dworakowska vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½41 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalC10 French
21. Speelman vs T Rendle 1-035 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalA81 Dutch
22. P Dittmar vs P Cramling 0-140 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalA36 English
23. S Sulskis vs G Quillan  ½-½30 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalC18 French, Winawer
24. D Werner vs I Rogers 0-122 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
25. M Pavlovic vs M Klinova  1-029 2007 5th Gibraltar Chess FestivalA15 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Feb-02-07  the wolf: Same here Dr.Lecter,ended up quite average after a positive start.Look forward to see him play the top GM`s once again will probably bring out the best in him.
Feb-02-07  DUS: <VishyFan> Thanks!
Feb-03-07  argishti: vlad won?? yes!! go vlad go!! finally he does something i expect of him to do!!
Feb-03-07  Pawsome: Speaking of players having bad tournaments, Kevin Spraggett has to have had the worst tournament of his career. He has played in Gibraltar before and has always finished near the top. This year he began the tournament rated 2633, lost in the first round and never regained his equilibrium losing and drawing to players rated as many as 300 and 400 points below him. A stunningly poor performance for a strong GM who is normally very difficult to beat. I hope all is well with him.
Feb-03-07  Dr.Lecter: And what did he finish with?
Feb-03-07  Dr.Lecter: Kevin, I mean.
Feb-03-07
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  strifeknot: Adams finished only one point behind the winner Akopian, that's hardly a bad performance. Five wins in a nine-game tourney isn't shabby. He lost only one game, as did Akopian, and Akopian's defeat came courtesy of a weaker player than the one who beat Adams.
Feb-04-07
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  Eric Schiller: <whixkeyrebel> There are weird laws, it seems no liquor can be sold for more than 10 pounds per bottle! I've never seen such low prices (6 pounds for most major brands). Only problem is that you can't carry them on board so you have to pack them, in luggage.

Gibraltar is a shopping heaven for electronics and watches, too. Tell your wife!

Feb-04-07
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  chessmoron: <EC> Just remainder, feel free to post on <chancho>'s forum for the tournament.
Feb-04-07
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  whiskeyrebel: Eric Schiller, whoa! it's rare when the liquor laws work in one's favor. If I go I may not want to come back. Incidentally, how high up on the rock do they allow tourists to venture?
Feb-04-07  ughaibu: It's a short walk to the top. Walking round the "other" side is more of a trip and scary in places.
Feb-04-07
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  Eric Schiller: The Caleta Hotel is on the East side of the Rock at Catalan Bay, sitting on the water. You can get to the very top by csble car or steep walk. The apes often come down to play. The #4 bus goes downtown to the shopping and entertainment areas.

The hotel has the best restaurant in Gibraltar and a spa. But it was a bit chilly to use the swimming pool or the beach. Google Earth has pretty good images of the hotel.

We are working on next year's event already, trying to figure out where to put extra people as the Masters will probably break 200 and the amateur events are expected to grow.

By the way, drinks at the opening and closing ceremonies are free!

Feb-04-07
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  Joshka: Hi Eric!..how did Korchnoi do??...seems he must have had a poor showing?
Feb-04-07
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  Joshka: Hi Eric! How did Korchnoi do?....must have had a poor showing?..thanks Bruce
Feb-04-07  argishti: can anyone tell me why there isnt a stinking picture of the winner of this tournement (except the one) on this website: http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp...

now this pisses me off.

Feb-04-07  adair10: This will piss you off even more. TWIC did not even list Akopian as a leading player at Gibraltar http://www.chesscenter.com/twic/twi...
Feb-04-07
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  Eric Schiller: <Joshka> Korchnoi had a bad tournament, blowing an easy win against Bellin and struggling in many games. He didn't even win the Senior prize cleanly, having to split it.

<adair> Akopian wasn't in advance publicity. He entered late because money was in prizes, not start money. He doesn't usually play without appearance fee. So he seemed to feel it was inappropriate for organizers to use his name. Fair enough, and the organizers weren't upset with him in any way.

Feb-04-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eric Schiller: Remember, this is an open tournament with sections for amateurs (who play in the morning so they can watch the Masters. The hotel sold out this year so if you want to play next year, make sure you enter early. Dates will be about the same (last 2 weeks of January).

Amateur events have two sections, one the first week and one the second, so you can just come for one week. Everything is FIDE rated and with the list going down to 1400 it is easy to get on the rating list. Hopefully next year the Chinese players will remember to get visas on time so they can play.

Feb-04-07  adair10: <Eric Schiller> Sorry, but it wasn' clear to me on what conditions Akopian played. Did he get appearance fee or eventually played for prize money. Not that interested how much he makes, but did not know that players can negotiate appearance money for participating in opens. Do you know if Adams played on similar terms as Akopian? Thanks.
Feb-04-07
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  Eric Schiller: <adair> I can't discuss details as conditions are negotiated between organizer and players. He did receive some conditions but not start money. However, he won 10,000 pounds and that's more important.
Feb-04-07  adair10: <Eric Schiller: <adair> I can't discuss details as conditions are negotiated between organizer and players. He did receive some conditions but not start money. However, he won 10,000 pounds and that's more important.>

Fair enough. Thanks.

Feb-09-07  argishti: "Eric Schiller:" wow thats great for akopian eric. thanks for sharing the info. It still sucks his name was not mentioned anywhere. But meh, its life.
Feb-26-07  Dr.Lecter: I remember there was a kibitzer named <real hitman> at the beginning of this forum who went to the masters section in Gibraltar? What became of him?
Feb-26-07  Phoenix: <What became of him?> The monkeys got him.
Oct-11-07  Real Hitman: No! I survived the monkeys :-)
I got a poor tournament :-( but I had a very interesting "tournament" with a very nice female indian player ;-))
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