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Ruy Lopez Festival Tournament

Gabriel Sargissian6.5/7(+6 -0 =1)[games]
Ruslan Ponomariov4/7(+3 -2 =2)[games]
Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga4/7(+2 -1 =4)[games]
Ivan Sokolov3.5/7(+3 -3 =1)[games]
Manuel Perez Candelario3/7(+2 -3 =2)[games]
Antoaneta Stefanova2.5/7(+1 -3 =3)[games]
Krishnan Sasikiran2.5/7(+0 -2 =5)[games]
Yifan Hou2/7(+1 -4 =2)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Sargissian vs Yifan Hou  1-0562007Ruy Lopez FestivalE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
2. Ponomariov vs I Sokolov 1-0312007Ruy Lopez FestivalD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
3. Sasikiran vs Granda Zuniga  ½-½502007Ruy Lopez FestivalE36 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
4. M Perez Candelario vs A Stefanova  1-0482007Ruy Lopez FestivalC78 Ruy Lopez
5. A Stefanova vs G Sargissian 0-1632007Ruy Lopez FestivalE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
6. Granda Zuniga vs Yifan Hou  ½-½392007Ruy Lopez FestivalE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. I Sokolov vs M Perez Candelario  0-1422007Ruy Lopez FestivalD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Sasikiran vs Ponomariov  ½-½402007Ruy Lopez FestivalA17 English
9. Yifan Hou vs A Stefanova 0-1552007Ruy Lopez FestivalC78 Ruy Lopez
10. G Sargissian vs I Sokolov ½-½642007Ruy Lopez FestivalD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. Ponomariov vs Granda Zuniga 0-1782007Ruy Lopez FestivalC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. M Perez Candelario vs Sasikiran  ½-½472007Ruy Lopez FestivalB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. Sasikiran vs G Sargissian 0-1392007Ruy Lopez FestivalC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. Granda Zuniga vs A Stefanova  ½-½402007Ruy Lopez FestivalD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. I Sokolov vs Yifan Hou  1-0642007Ruy Lopez FestivalE49 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System
16. Ponomariov vs M Perez Candelario  1-0362007Ruy Lopez FestivalD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. A Stefanova vs I Sokolov 0-1472007Ruy Lopez FestivalA45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. G Sargissian vs Ponomariov 1-0392007Ruy Lopez FestivalD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. M Perez Candelario vs Granda Zuniga  ½-½262007Ruy Lopez FestivalB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
20. Yifan Hou vs Sasikiran  ½-½562007Ruy Lopez FestivalC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
21. Sasikiran vs A Stefanova  ½-½722007Ruy Lopez FestivalD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. Granda Zuniga vs I Sokolov  1-0422007Ruy Lopez FestivalA09 Reti Opening
23. Ponomariov vs Yifan Hou 1-0432007Ruy Lopez FestivalE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
24. M Perez Candelario vs G Sargissian 0-1732007Ruy Lopez FestivalC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
25. I Sokolov vs Sasikiran 1-0582007Ruy Lopez FestivalD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
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Mar-22-07  Timex: Sasikiran is blowing it
Mar-22-07  argishti: hoollyyy crap! sarkissian has no loss! omg, his rating will climb!
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  WannaBe: How horrible... Ruy Lopez festival, and they DARE to open other openings?!?!?! =)
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  MyriadChoices: I'm really happy to see Granda-Zuniga playing amongst big names like Sokolov and Pono.
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  BishopofBlunder: <WannaBe: How horrible... Ruy Lopez festival, and they DARE to open other openings?!?!?! =)> no kidding! The absolute nerve!

I once played in the Berlin Open and one of my opponents opened with 1.d4!!! I was apalled!

Mar-23-07  Troglodyte: Armenia is pumping out chess geniuses like there's no tomorow.
Mar-23-07  eyalbd: It is strange that I see openings other than the Lopez :-)

In such a festival I would require all games to start after 3. ♗b5 . The player with the white pieces starts the clock and then black moves 3. ..a6 or other moves

Mar-23-07  Timex: <eyalbd:In such a festival I would require all games to start after 3. b5 . The player with the white pieces starts the clock and then black moves 3. ..a6 or other moves>

People would get more time to think and people like Bobby Fisher would own

Mar-23-07  capablancakarpov: The link to see the 7h round live, with an interesting Sargissian-Granda

Click on Ver Partida.

Mar-23-07  ArmeniaNL: congratulation for Sargissian for wining this tournament!!!!!!!!!!
Mar-23-07  Timex: Yes indeed!!
Mar-23-07  BIDMONFA: Ruy Lopez Festival (2007)

Sub-Champion - JULIO E. GRANDA

Mar-23-07  elLocoEvans: oops outstanding performance that of Sargissian!
Mar-26-07  ChessNe1: Yifan Hou, and anyone else should take a break between tournaments.
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  ahmadov: What happened to Sasi? I did not expect him to perform so poorly...
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  refutor: <in such a festival i would require all games to start after 3.Bb5>

there was a concurrent open tournament that required everyone to play the ruy lopez

Mar-28-07  Inf: how many ELO points will Granda gain? anyone knows? :)
Mar-28-07  Bobak Zahmat: Well Sargissian well the Ruy Lopez twice, both games won.
Mar-30-07  Petrosian63: Wow pure ownage.
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  DIEGOGG: <Inf: how many ELO points will Granda gain? anyone knows? :)> An interesting link about this tournament, and for information about chess in Extremadura (Spain), the natal region of Ruy Lopez (born in Segura de Leon and priest in Zafra) is: http://chessmagic.juntaextremadura.... (in spanish) Also includes an interview with Julio Granda.
Mar-30-07  nikolajewitsch: <Inf> About 25 I guess.
Mar-30-07  gmgomes: Who knows how was Sargissianīs reting performance here?
Mar-30-07  Timex: Lots of the top players flunked here. Sasi must have been exhausted from Aeroflot, etc. and Sokolov too. Pono failed in Corus and therefore, failed here too.
Mar-30-07  Sydro: 3021 performance rating by Sargissian.
Jul-01-15  landogriffin: Apparently the 3rd highest Rating Performance of all time by Sargissian!? Obviously quite a short tournament and don't even get me started on rating inflation, but... still!!

Also: what a beast in Team tournaments! 3 Team Gold, 1 Ind. Gold at Olympiads, another team gold at World Teams, a team Silver and Ind. Gold at Euro Teams and Team Gold at Euro Clubs. Respect!

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