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Torneo di Capodanno Tournament

Zoltan Almasi6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Pentala Harikrishna5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Vugar Gashimov5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Ni Hua5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Konstantin Yuryevich Landa4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
Viktor Korchnoi4/9(+0 -1 =8)[games]
David Navara4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Mihail Marin3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]
Sergei Tiviakov3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]
Michele Godena3/9(+0 -3 =6)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Z Almasi vs Harikrishna 1-0402007Torneo di CapodannoC55 Two Knights Defense
2. Landa vs Korchnoi ½-½342007Torneo di CapodannoC11 French
3. Tiviakov vs M Marin 0-1442007Torneo di CapodannoC53 Giuoco Piano
4. M Godena vs V Gashimov ½-½352007Torneo di CapodannoB06 Robatsch
5. Ni Hua vs Navara  ½-½442007Torneo di CapodannoC53 Giuoco Piano
6. Tiviakov vs Landa ½-½302007Torneo di CapodannoC24 Bishop's Opening
7. Harikrishna vs M Godena 1-0582007Torneo di CapodannoC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
8. M Marin vs Navara  ½-½372007Torneo di CapodannoA22 English
9. V Gashimov vs Ni Hua  ½-½412007Torneo di CapodannoC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
10. Korchnoi vs Z Almasi ½-½282007Torneo di CapodannoE01 Catalan, Closed
11. Ni Hua vs Harikrishna  ½-½302007Torneo di CapodannoC53 Giuoco Piano
12. Landa vs M Marin 1-0632007Torneo di CapodannoA15 English
13. M Godena vs Korchnoi  ½-½412007Torneo di CapodannoC07 French, Tarrasch
14. Z Almasi vs Tiviakov  ½-½382007Torneo di CapodannoB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
15. Navara vs V Gashimov 0-1552007Torneo di CapodannoA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
16. Landa vs Z Almasi  ½-½182008Torneo di CapodannoA15 English
17. Harikrishna vs Navara 1-0432008Torneo di CapodannoA07 King's Indian Attack
18. M Marin vs V Gashimov  ½-½212008Torneo di CapodannoA33 English, Symmetrical
19. Tiviakov vs M Godena 1-0292008Torneo di CapodannoC10 French
20. Korchnoi vs Ni Hua  ½-½532008Torneo di CapodannoD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. M Godena vs Landa  ½-½262008Torneo di CapodannoB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. Navara vs Korchnoi 1-0362008Torneo di CapodannoC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
23. Z Almasi vs M Marin 1-0382008Torneo di CapodannoC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
24. Ni Hua vs Tiviakov 1-0412008Torneo di CapodannoB01 Scandinavian
25. V Gashimov vs Harikrishna  ½-½522008Torneo di CapodannoC77 Ruy Lopez
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Jan-06-08  ahmadov: <malthrope: <ahmadov> Gashimov-Almasi> Thanks indeed! From the position above I can say Vugar is winning :-) (maybe this is a wishful thinking, but I hope this will happen...)
Jan-06-08  malthrope: No, it's drawn after 15. Ne4 ~lol~ Oh well... ;)
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  brankat: Gashimov-Almasi a Draw in 15 moves. Very disappointing. Not to mention that this costs me a ton of Chessbucks :-)

Of course, the position after <14...0-0> doesn't really give White much chance to play for a win, but still this kind of an attitude/approach doesn't win tournaments.

Jan-06-08  ahmadov: <malthrope: No, it's drawn after 15. Ne4 ~lol~ Oh well... ;) > I was so happy to see the position I did not read your post completely :-)

Anyway, that is a bit depressing (I mean the draw, not the fact that I did not read the post :-) )...

Jan-06-08  malthrope: I know <brankat> - I'm dissapointed too! :-( Now 'Hua-Marin' and 'Harikrishna-Landu' are crucial with Hua, Hari and/or Landu all of whom can still catch Gashimov! So, Almasi wins clear 1st in any case! Good for him (bye-bye chessbucks)... ~lol~ I took the underdog Vugar too (at 11:2 odds a good bet). ;)
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  brankat: <malthrope> Yes, I did the same. 100 bucks :-)
Jan-06-08  malthrope: <ahmadov: <malthrope: [...] Anyway, that is a bit depressing (I mean the draw, not the fact that I did not read the post :-) )...>>

Yes, that makes three of us! ~lol~

Jako won the first game vs. Inarkiev... 2nd Rapids Game will be starting shortly! :)


Jan-06-08  malthrope: <brankat: <malthrope> Yes, I did the same. 100 bucks :-)>

$137 here - I was clearly over optimistic! ~lol~ Getting killed in the - 83rd Hastings Chess Congress (2008) - can pick any result right! :-(

Jan-06-08  malthrope: *can't* rather...
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  brankat: <malthrope> I did surprisingly well with my first Hastings bet yesterday. Betting (only) $20.00 on Eames as Black (ELO just over 2300) to beat GM Georgiev. The odds 22 - 1 :-)

Today I placed $50 on G.Jones.

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  brankat: <malthrope> <*can't* rather...> Figured as much :-)
Jan-06-08  malthrope: <brankat> - Eames is a giant killer! Who knew? :) Jones has never beat Pert before (2 losses and 1 draw)... So, I'm trying a small bet on Pert! Hope one us wins and it's not a bloody draw! ;)
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  Stonehenge: <Hope it's not a bloody draw>. I actually hope it's a bloody draw, not a boring one.
Jan-06-08  Karpova: Harikrishna-Landa 1-0
Jan-06-08  malthrope: Harikrishna just beat Landu... Hua looks to beat Marin.

...And, 'Ivanchuk vs. Radjabov' will be starting very shortly (Jako beat Inarkiev 1- to advance).

Rapids Games live... //

Jan-06-08  Karpova: Hua-Marin 1-0
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  Stonehenge: Navara-Godena 1-0
Jan-06-08  malthrope: Great timing to reach move #40 for Korchnoi! :) 41. f4 played...

First game between Chuky and Radja - was a hard fought draw... Game #2 now underway...

Rapids Game #2 live... //

Jan-06-08  slomarko: thanks god navara won the last one at least he won't lose tons of points.
Jan-06-08  malthrope: Chuky-Radja the 2nd game was a draw (BOOC ending)... Blitz is next - don't blink! ;)
Jan-06-08  slomarko: malthrope this is the Torneo di Capodanno page.
Jan-06-08  malthrope: <slomarko: malthrope this is the Torneo di Capodanno page.>

Oh you can *read* too how nice! ;)

Jan-06-08  geeker: I'm OK with malthrope posting ACP Rapid comments here; that event has no dedicated page. ;-)
Jan-06-08  slomarko: well why don't you ask CG to make a page about that particular event? i'm sure they will grant it.
Jan-06-08  malthrope: Korchnoi-Tiviakov - draw!

By the time makes a link to the ACP Rapids event it will be over...

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