| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45
|1. T Hillarp Persson vs P Carlsson
|| ||1-0||39||2007||Sigeman & Co||E55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation|
|2. I Cheparinov vs E Berg
|| ||1-0||35||2007||Sigeman & Co||A15 English|
|3. E Hermansson vs Timman
|| ||0-1||36||2007||Sigeman & Co||B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer|
|4. Hector vs Negi
||0-1||75||2007||Sigeman & Co||B96 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|5. Kotronias vs L'Ami
|| ||1-0||41||2007||Sigeman & Co||C96 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|6. P Carlsson vs L'Ami
|| ||½-½||19||2007||Sigeman & Co||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|7. E Berg vs E Hermansson
||1-0||33||2007||Sigeman & Co||B96 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|8. Timman vs Hector
||0-1||28||2007||Sigeman & Co||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|9. Negi vs Kotronias
|| ||½-½||53||2007||Sigeman & Co||B65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4|
|10. T Hillarp Persson vs I Cheparinov
|| ||½-½||40||2007||Sigeman & Co||D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|11. Kotronias vs Timman
|| ||½-½||54||2007||Sigeman & Co||B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack|
|12. Hector vs E Berg
|| ||0-1||71||2007||Sigeman & Co||C15 French, Winawer|
|13. L'Ami vs Negi
|| ||1-0||67||2007||Sigeman & Co||D30 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|14. E Hermansson vs T Hillarp Persson
|| ||½-½||16||2007||Sigeman & Co||B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|15. I Cheparinov vs P Carlsson
||½-½||63||2007||Sigeman & Co||E15 Queen's Indian|
|16. T Hillarp Persson vs Hector
||1-0||47||2007||Sigeman & Co||D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|17. I Cheparinov vs E Hermansson
||1-0||25||2007||Sigeman & Co||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|18. Timman vs L'Ami
|| ||½-½||17||2007||Sigeman & Co||C45 Scotch Game|
|19. E Berg vs Kotronias
|| ||1-0||36||2007||Sigeman & Co||B65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4|
|20. P Carlsson vs Negi
||1-0||39||2007||Sigeman & Co||B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|21. Negi vs Timman
||1-0||40||2007||Sigeman & Co||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|22. L'Ami vs E Berg
|| ||½-½||38||2007||Sigeman & Co||E15 Queen's Indian|
|23. Kotronias vs T Hillarp Persson
|| ||½-½||71||2007||Sigeman & Co||B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack|
|24. Hector vs I Cheparinov
||0-1||38||2007||Sigeman & Co||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|25. E Hermansson vs P Carlsson
|| ||½-½||16||2007||Sigeman & Co||C11 French|
| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45
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|Apr-21-07|| ||Eti fan: I truly root for Cheparinov. I think Topalov's success is at least 50% his work. He is a fascinating kid and deserves first class chess. Fantastic performances at Essent Open and Morelia Open. When is he going to be independant?|
|Apr-22-07|| ||Eti fan: Great games today, but I do not see any mention in major chess websites. Mig http://www.chessninja.com/dailydirt... has a good mention and http://reports.chessdom.com/sigeman... has a round 5 report, but it seems this is it. It is difficult to want sponsors in chess when having no coverage. Even worse, a 29 000 eur tournament got a preview http://previews.chessdom.com/benido... and no mention anywhere. I dont think sponsors will be happy with that. And the field seems great.
Anyways, back to Sigeman. If tomorrow Cheparinov wins he will secure the title. However, I believe that Negi and Tiger will not give up that easy. I would say Berg Negi is the exciting game of tomorrow.|
|Apr-23-07|| ||percyblakeney: All decisive games today. Hillarp Persson was pawn down, with an uncomfortable position and a minute for ten moves against L'Ami, but somehow won anyway.|
|Apr-23-07|| ||Chnebelgrind: <I would say Berg Negi is the exciting game of tomorrow.> Really a visionary prediction!|
|Apr-24-07|| ||nikiml: An interesting game between l'Ami and Cheparinov.|
|Apr-24-07|| ||percyblakeney: Looks like Cheparinov will be extending his lead after today's round.|
|Apr-24-07|| ||percyblakeney: Negi seemed to be winning for a while when he was two pawns up, but now it definitely looks drawish.|
|Apr-24-07|| ||timhortons: to bad id bet all the way for timman, id lost all my chess bucks but anayways id still admire the man|
|Apr-24-07|| ||percyblakeney: The negative surprise this far is L'Ami, clearly second ranked in the field but sharing seventh with two rounds to go.|
|Apr-25-07|| ||luzhin: Chessgames, please can you post the sixth round game between Berg and Negi. It is a Najdorf of some theoretical significance.|
|Apr-25-07|| ||PhilFeeley: Negi looks like he's in trouble this morning:
click for larger view
White to move. It seems to me that something is just waiting to spring...
|Apr-25-07|| ||jhoro: Cheparinov is pressuring Negi early in the game. I hope he takes care of the young tiger today and tomorrow finishes a great tournament with the old one. though if he wins today tomorrow he'll most likely draw against Timman|
|Apr-25-07|| ||percyblakeney: Negi is down to less than seven minutes for 20 moves.|
|Apr-25-07|| ||jhoro: <percyblakeney: Negi is down to less than seven minutes for 20 moves.> ... and the real Tiger (and Persson as well) has only 2.5 min for 12 moves|
|Apr-25-07|| ||percyblakeney: 4:45 for 18 moves now.|
|Apr-25-07|| ||jhoro: btw round 8 is here
Tiger - Timman is/was very interesting as well. much more exciting games than the other drawfest going on today
|Apr-25-07|| ||percyblakeney: Timman's win means that Cheparinov secures the tournament win as soon as Negi's time runs ut.|
|Apr-25-07|| ||PhilFeeley: It's finished. Negi resigned. With 2 seconds left!|
|Apr-25-07|| ||percyblakeney: Negi was checkmated before that happened, anyway Cheparinov wins the tournament.|
|Apr-25-07|| ||Eti fan: Very well done Cheparinov! He was leading the game anyways, but the checkmate gave grounds sites to remember the "fantastic" game of Kramnik against Fritz.|
|Apr-26-07|| ||PhilFeeley: It looks like Negi has Hermansson by the throat this morning. He's probably feeling annoyed with the loss yesterday.|
|Apr-26-07|| ||Eti fan: nice interview with cheparinov in chessdom|
|Apr-27-07|| ||Chnebelgrind: <luzhin: Chessgames, please can you post the sixth round game between Berg and Negi. It is a Najdorf of some theoretical significance.> It is the only game still lacking and it is an exciting game:
Berg-Negi 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Nbd7 8. Qf3 Qc7 9. O-O-O b5 10. Bd3 Bb7 11. Rhe1 Qb6 12. Nd5 Qxd4 13. Bxf6 gxf6 14. Bxb5 Qc5 15. Nxf6+ Kd8 16. Nxd7 Qxb5 17. Nxf8 Rxf8 18. Qa3 Ke8 19. Qxd6 Qc6 20. Qd4 Qc7 21. f5 Rg8 22. g3 Rc8 23. Rd2 e5 24. Qa4+ Kf8 25. Rd7 Qc6 26. Qb4+ Kg7 27.
Qd2 Kh8 28. c3 f6 29. Rd1 Rg7 30. Rd6 Qa4 31. Rd8+ Rg8 32. Qh6 Rxc3+ 33. Kb1
Bxe4+ 34. Ka1 Qxd1+ 35. Rxd1 Rc6 36. Qh5 Rgc8 37. b3 R6c7 38. Qh6 Rf7 39. Rd6 Rcf8 40. g4 Bb7 41. h4 e4 42. g5 Re8 43. Rxf6 1-0|
|Apr-27-07|| ||percyblakeney: GM Brynell's comments on Berg-Negi:
<Berg sacrificed a piece for three pawns in a sharp Najdorf variation against Negi. The first new move of the game was 20.Qd4 which gave Berg compensation for the piece but not more. However, a fatal miscalculation from Negi cost him the game. When playing 30. - Qa4 he probably missed that Berg wasn't forced to recapture the rook on move 33, but could play 33.Kb1 instead. After the superior 30. - Qxe4 there would still have been everything to play for.>
|Apr-27-07|| ||luzhin: Thanks,Chnebelgrind and percyblakeney. Actually, GM Brynell is wrong. 20.Qd4 was played by Luther against Sasikiran. The new move is 21.f5!|
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