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Foxwoods Open (2007)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Hikaru Nakamura, Gata Kamsky, Ray Robson, Zviad Izoria, Yury Shulman, Alexander Shabalov, Ildar Ibragimov, Jaan Ehlvest, Robert Lee Hess, Alexander Goldin, Eric Hansen, Pavel Blatny, Alexander Ivanov, Alexander Stripunsky, Eugene Perelshteyn, Dimitri Gurevich, Anatoly Lein, Joshua E Friedel, Marc Tyler Arnold, Mackenzie Molner, Jesse Kraai, Michael Mulyar, Dashzeveg Sharavdorj, Irina Krush, Peter Vavrak, Salvijus Bercys, Dean Ippolito, Enkhbat Tegshsuren, Drasko Boskovic, Joseph M Bradford, Timothy Taylor, Justin Sarkar, Daniel Rensch, Jay R Bonin, Nikolai Andrianov, David Pruess, David E Vigorito, Bill Paschall, Thomas J Bartell, Igor Sorkin, Edward W Formanek, Paul MacIntyre, Ilye Figler, Renard W Anderson, James M Critelli, Brian Fiedler, Danny Kopec, Chikwere Onyekwere, Alec S Getz, Eric O Rodriguez, Warren Harper, Andrew Boekhoff, Boris Privman, Marlo T Micayabas, Charles R Riordan, Todd D Andrews, Eugene Yanayt, Shinsaku Uesugi, Ernest Colding, Braden Bournival, Michael Casella, Michael Dougherty, Macon A Shibut, Pedram Atoufi, Slavisa Peric, Avraam Pismenny, Xiao Cheng, Matt J Parry, Aaron E Kahn, Adam S Maltese, Holger Schacht, William J Aramil, Alex Cherniack, Eric J Fleischman, Lorand Bela Kis, Rafal Furdzik, Richard Shtivelband, Christopher Williams, Glenn Bady, Franklin Alvarez, Sunil Weeramantry, Sergey Vertkin, Ryan R Milisits, Boris Reichstein, Tim Mirabile, Edward J Lu, Libardo Rueda, Okechukwu A Iwu, Jerome B Hanken, Kasun D Waidyaratne, Ben Gershenov, Andres Castaneda, Zakhar G Maymin, Oliver Chernin, Peter Chubinsky, Troy Daly, Brian Karen, Matthew L Klegon, Nick F Panico III, Mike W Mason, Evan Z Rabin, Brian J Luo, Yogesh Raghunathan, Felix G Lopez, Pamela F Ruggiero, Alexander Velasquez

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 187  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Shtivelband vs I Ibragimov  ½-½492007Foxwoods OpenB07 Pirc
2. A Boekhoff vs T Daly 0-1452007Foxwoods OpenD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
3. E Lu vs J Critelli  0-1332007Foxwoods OpenA13 English
4. N Panico vs M Micayabas  0-1402007Foxwoods OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. E Z Rabin vs S Peric  ½-½592007Foxwoods OpenC10 French
6. M Dougherty vs M W Mason  1-0482007Foxwoods OpenD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
7. P Ruggiero vs A Maltese  ½-½402007Foxwoods OpenA10 English
8. B Gershenov vs W Harper 0-1152007Foxwoods OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
9. Goldin vs E O Rodriguez 1-0422007Foxwoods OpenA55 Old Indian, Main line
10. R Furdzik vs S Bercys  0-1322007Foxwoods OpenB40 Sicilian
11. D Ippolito vs D Boskovic 0-1312007Foxwoods OpenA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
12. Mulyar vs O Chernin  1-0382007Foxwoods OpenA34 English, Symmetrical
13. T Taylor vs S Uesugi 1-0392007Foxwoods OpenD80 Grunfeld
14. Y Raghunathan vs Robson 0-1392007Foxwoods OpenB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. B Fiedler vs G Bady  ½-½262007Foxwoods OpenA58 Benko Gambit
16. Z Maymin vs Paschall 0-1612007Foxwoods OpenB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
17. Kamsky vs C Onyekwere 1-0352007Foxwoods OpenB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. A Cherniack vs Z Izoria  0-1432007Foxwoods OpenE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
19. Ehlvest vs E Fleischman 1-0602007Foxwoods OpenE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
20. Y Shulman vs E Formanek 1-0242007Foxwoods OpenC34 King's Gambit Accepted
21. I Figler vs Shabalov 0-1502007Foxwoods OpenE15 Queen's Indian
22. S Vertkin vs Stripunsky  0-1182007Foxwoods OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
23. D Gurevich vs W J Aramil 1-0412007Foxwoods OpenE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
24. B Reichstein vs J Kraai  0-1452007Foxwoods OpenC00 French Defense
25. L Rueda vs D E Vigorito  0-1482007Foxwoods OpenA04 Reti Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-10-07  Dr.Lecter: Congrats to Kamsky for victory!

Yes! First kibitz!

Apr-10-07  Timex: Second Kibitz!!

IS this part of fide?

Apr-10-07  AVA: yes, almost all major open sections of U.S. tournaments are FIDE rated
Apr-10-07  AVA: man, hikaru is having some trouble at this tournament so far ...3.5/6
Apr-10-07  geraldo8187: not 'so far', <ava>, the tournament is already over. he finished with 3.5/7 and dropped out of the last two rounds
Apr-10-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: The official site is holding back on some games. It's unclear if they will be posting them later or if the scoresheets are not available/legible.
Apr-10-07  geraldo8187: of robson's 9 games, one was one by white and 8 were won by black!!
Apr-11-07  Strongest Force: The Hess - Nakamura game was in round 5.
Apr-11-07  Strongest Force: BTW, the Ivanov - Hess game is a excellent win by a major young talent. I've watched him beat every top player in blitz on the internet for a few years now.
Apr-11-07  Dres1: Geez, leave it to Chessgames.com to post my very worst game of the tournament... and one of my worst losses ever i might add!... JK.. im actually happy to see myself getting a page, but im gonna have to submit some of my more reasonable games now so that people dont get the wrong idea :) i wonder how i would do that.. is there an easy way to submit games i have of mine in my Chessbase database?
Apr-11-07  drkodos: The new "anti-cheating methods" are akin to FAA regulations -- mostly smoke disolving into the ether. A number of people in lower sections were ween taking their Monroi's away from their in-progress-games and also using them as an analysis tool. Nothing was done to address this issue even after it was brought to the attention of the TD's.
Apr-11-07  Ashram64: <Dres1>...which one is your worst lost?
Apr-11-07  Marvol: Maybe this one?
E Colding vs A Castaneda, 2007
Apr-11-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Knight13: Nice. Go Kamsky!
Apr-11-07  Dres1: <Marvol> yes, indeed thats the one.. i was too careless, and missed white opening the e file with exd6 in between move... theres really no defense after that... was a pretty bad loss.. soon ill post some of my better games.. ive defeated quite a few master level players....
Apr-16-07  jmw128: IM Jesse Kraai earned his 3rd GM norm at this tournament. Here's a link http://www.santafenewmexican.com/ne...
Feb-15-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: There's one game with a photo ( Kamsky vs Y Shulman, 2007 ).
Apr-02-12  freeman8201: Was the fox woods open held at the casino called Foxwoods?
Apr-02-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  paulalbert: This Easter weekend tournament was at the Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut, last held in 2009. The tournament is now held in Philadelphia. I don't know exactly why the venue was changed, perhaps failure to agree on financial arrangements between the casino and the Continental Chess Association which runs the tournament. Interestingly the Foxwoods Casino, owned by the Pequot native American tribe, is now in financial difficulties with $2 Billion of debts; overexpansion and too much tribal welfare payments in the face of declining gambling revenues and increased competition, as well as unionization of employees.
Apr-03-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Less money available to go see David Brenner, Joan Rivers, and lose your money. I guess a chess tournament is a victim of the bad economy. Some of the Vegas casinos are in trouble too.
Apr-03-12  freeman8201: <paulalbert> Thanks for the update. That casino was like the beacon of light back in the 90s to 2000s. What other casinos are there out there now?
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