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🏆 Moscow Open (2008)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Le Quang Liem, Arkadij Naiditsch, Dmitry Andreikin, Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava, Vladimir Malakhov, Ernesto Inarkiev, Alexander Moiseenko, Anton Korobov, Alexander Riazantsev, Alexander Areshchenko, Denis Khismatullin, Vladimir Eduardovich Akopian, Alexander Motylev, Zahar Efimenko, Evgeny Najer, Emil Davidovich Sutovsky, Igor Lysyj, Sergei Tiviakov, Yuri Aleksandrovich Kuzubov, Sergey Volkov, Evgenij Miroshnichenko, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Vladimir Potkin, Artyom Timofeev, Aleksej Gennadyevich Aleksandrov, Anton Demchenko, Mikhail Kobalia, Hrant Melkumyan, Igor Kurnosov, Aleksandr Rakhmanov, Vasily Papin, Gadir Guseinov, Ildar Khairullin, Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, Ivan Popov, Alexander Lastin, Pavel Tregubov, Boris Savchenko, Murtas Muratovich Kazhgaleyev, Viorel Iordachescu, Farrukh Amonatov, Karen Asrian, Zaven Andriasian, Mikhailo Oleksienko, Yaroslav Zherebukh, Vladimir Belov, Pavel Smirnov, Yuri Vovk, Vladimir Burmakin, Pavel Ponkratov, Dmitry Svetushkin, Evgeny E Vorobiov, Andrei Deviatkin, Alexandre Danin, Anna Muzychuk, Igor V Glek, Sergei Yudin, Konstantin Tarlev, Artur Gabrielian, Vasily Yemelin, Andrey Rychagov, Evgeni Ellinovich Sveshnikov, Anton Shomoev, Alexandr V Kharitonov, Jakov Geller, Alexander Evdokimov, Stanislav Novikov, Alexei Iljushin, Joshua E Friedel, Kateryna Alexandrovna Lagno, Eldar Gasanov, Alexander Moskalenko, Egor Krivoborodov, Dronavalli Harika, Shukhrat Marsovich Safin, Oleg Vladimirovich Nikolenko, Al Rakib Mollah Abdullah, Sergei Vladimirovich Iskusnyh, Enamul Hossain, Mikhail Krylov, Valeri Yandemirov, Elina Danielian, Artem Chernobay, Alexander Zabotin, Dzhakay Dzhakaev, Victor Lvovich Ivanov, Natalia Pogonina, Igor Gennadyevich Naumkin, Olga Girya, Irina Krush, Anna Ushenina, Jaroslav Ulko, Pavel Dvalishvili, Pavel Potapov, Natalia Zhukova, Salome Melia, Anastasia Bodnaruk, Alexei Gubajdullin, Batkhuyag Munguntuul, Elena Tairova plus 24 more players.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Le Quang Liem vs Kuzubov  ½-½332008Moscow OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Motylev vs A Timofeev ½-½412008Moscow OpenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
3. A Zabotin vs I Lysyj  ½-½402008Moscow OpenA13 English
4. M Kobalia vs V Yemelin  ½-½462008Moscow OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
5. A Deviatkin vs Potkin  ½-½302008Moscow OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. E Najer vs A Rychagov  ½-½422008Moscow OpenC11 French
7. P Tregubov vs D Svetushkin  ½-½652008Moscow OpenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. A Korobov vs V Malakhov  ½-½422008Moscow OpenD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. A Lastin vs Jobava  ½-½252008Moscow OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
10. S Volkov vs Motylev  ½-½512008Moscow OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. E Vorobiov vs Miroshnichenko ½-½162008Moscow OpenB57 Sicilian
12. P Smirnov vs A Moiseenko  ½-½672008Moscow OpenB32 Sicilian
13. I Kurnosov vs M Kobalia  ½-½252008Moscow OpenB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. Akopian vs A Moskalenko  ½-½442008Moscow OpenE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
15. Efimenko vs S Volkov  ½-½402008Moscow OpenC11 French
16. A Riazantsev vs A Lastin  ½-½182008Moscow OpenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. I Lysyj vs V Zvjaginsev  ½-½362008Moscow OpenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. A Korobov vs P Tregubov  ½-½692008Moscow OpenA57 Benko Gambit
19. A Shomoev vs E Najer  ½-½462008Moscow OpenB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. Jobava vs S Volkov  ½-½352008Moscow OpenA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
21. I Khairullin vs A G Aleksandrov ½-½612008Moscow OpenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
22. D Svetushkin vs Miroshnichenko  ½-½402008Moscow OpenE12 Queen's Indian
23. Kuzubov vs Y Zherebukh  ½-½242008Moscow OpenA15 English
24. P Kotenko vs Sutovsky ½-½872008Moscow OpenB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
25. A Gabrielian vs E Najer ½-½582008Moscow OpenB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
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  Wild Bill: Ernesto just defeated Riazantsev in a R & P ending (74 moves).
Feb-08-08  percyblakeney: Another upset in the women's section is Olga Girya winning with black against the two years older Lahno. So after 7 rounds the top looks like this:

Muzychuk: 6.5
Bodnaruk, Girya: 6

Ushenina, Lahno, Pogonina, Krush, Zhukova and Danielian and so on seem to be too far behind but it's not over yet.

Feb-08-08  percyblakeney: Round 8 top boards:


Elena Fatalibekova has 4/7, and won some nice games already in the 60's: M Litinskaya-Shul vs E Fatalibekova, 1969

Feb-08-08  BIDMONFA: Moscow Open (2008)

Round 7, leaders Ernesto Inarkiev, Artyom Timofeev and Ivan Popov 6 points

Feb-08-08  Rottamo: I was on the venue today. I spent some time waching Nyzhnyk's loss against Grigorij. He was playing on the board 102. number of IM level players is huge here in Russia.
Feb-08-08  pawnofdoom: This is a lousy tournament for top seed Akopian. ANyone know his score? I couldn't find him in the "top list" on chessbase so I just assumed he wasn't doing so well. For his rating, at least.
Feb-08-08  ChessNe1: <percyblakeney>, how did Elena Tairova do today?
Feb-08-08  percyblakeney: <ChessNe1> She won with black against Gvetadze and shares 4-8th.
Feb-08-08  wolfmaster: How's Sutovsky doing so far?
Feb-09-08  jamesmaskell: Sutovsky is 96th with 4/7. Its a strange system because he's drawn with loads of others on 4/7 but it separates by number of victories and also by this mysterious FIDE tiebreak. I saw this tiebreak on the Chessbase table for Corus, but I dont know how it works. Its not the same as Buchholz though. Anyone shed some light?
Feb-09-08  percyblakeney: Muzychuk is playing some odd looking Scandinavian line in round 8, moving the queen's bishop three times in the first five moves to get it back to c8...
Feb-09-08  nescio: Malakhov and Evdokimov played an unusual move order, but finally agreed on a normal looking King's Indian position: 1.c4 g6 2.e4 e5 3.d4 d6 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.d5 Nce7 6.Bd3 Bg7 7.Nge2 Nf6.
Feb-09-08  nescio: <percyblakeney> I remember this game: N Alexandria vs N Gaprindashvili, 1975, though I don't know if Gaprindasjvili invented the system. I suspect it had been around for awhile.
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: I think that crazy-looking system might be of Icelandic origin:

[Event "Moscow ol (Men) qual-C"]
[Site "Moscow"]
[Date "1956.08.31"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Niephaus,Walter"]
[Black "Thorbergsson,Freysteinn"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Eco "B01"]
<1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bc4 Bg4 5.f3 Bc8> 6.Nc3 Nbd7 7.Ne4 Nb6 8.Nxf6+ gxf6 9.Bb3 Nxd5 10.d4 Rg8 11.g3 c6 12.Qd3 f5 13.Bd2 e6 14.0-0-0 a5 15.Kb1 Nb4 16.Bxb4 axb4 17.Nh3 Ra5 18.Rhe1 Be7 19.Qe3 Rg6 20.Qe2 Kf8 21.Nf4 Rg8 22.Qd2 Qd6 23.Ng2 Bg5 24.f4 Bf6 25.Ne3 b5 26.c4 bxc3 27.Qxc3 Ra6 28.Nc2 Bd7 29.Nb4 Ra8 30.Re2 Rc8 31.Na6 Kg7 32.Qc5 Qxc5 33.dxc5 Rgd8 34.Red2 Be8 35.Rxd8 Rxd8 36.Rxd8 Bxd8 37.Bd1 f6 38.Bb3 e5 39.Be6 Kg6 40.b4 h5 41.Kc2 exf4 42.gxf4 h4 43.h3 Kg7 44.Kd3 Kf8 45.Bxf5 Ke7 46.Ke3 Bf7 47.Nb8 Be8 48.Be4 Bc7 49.Nxc6+ Bxc6 50.Bxc6 Ke6 51.Bxb5 Kd5 52.a4 Bb8 53.a5 Bc7 54.a6 Bb8 55.Kd3 Ba7 56.Bd7 Bb8 57.Bf5 1-0

Feb-09-08  nescio: <SwitchingQuylthulg> Well, I don't think Niephsus Thorbergsson is a great invitation to repeat the moves. I've seen better games :)
Feb-09-08  percyblakeney: It ended well for Muzychuk anyhow, and with one round to go she's leading with a full point after going +7 -0 =1.
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  PhilFeeley: I don't understand this tournament. I can find neither Krush nor Sutovsky in any of their crosstables. What's going on?
Feb-09-08  chessmoron: <PhilFeeley>



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  PhilFeeley: So how come neither are listed in the next pairings?

Did they get a bye or something?

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  PhilFeeley: Found Krush here:

No sign of Sutovsky yet...

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  brankat: <PhilFeely> You have a Crush on Krush? :-)
Feb-10-08  Boomie: GM Timofeev,Artyom(RUS) (2664) - GM Inarkiev,Ernesto(RUS) (2681)

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.h3 Bb7 9.d3 d6 10.c3 Na5 11.Bc2 c5 12.Nbd2 Re8 13.Nf1 Bf8 14.Bg5 h6 15.Bh4 Be7 16.Ne3 g6 17.Nh2 Nc6 18.Bb3

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Feb-10-08  Boomie: Ushenina Anna - Krush Irina

1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Bc4 Nb6 6.Bb3 c4 7.Bc2 Qc7 8.Qe2 g5 9.e6 dxe6 10.Nxg5 Qe5 11.d4 cxd3 12.Bxd3 Qxe2+ 13.Bxe2 Bg7

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Feb-10-08  percyblakeney: I think it's the first time that the transmission of the women's section seems to be working, but they only follow other games than the one that decides the winner, Muzychuk-Harika.
Feb-10-08  researchj: Muzychuk wins the tournament even with a loss in the last round, acording to the additional criteria.
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