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🏆 Heviz (2008)

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Arkadij Naiditsch, Zoltan Almasi, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Csaba Balogh, Victor Markovich Mikhalevski

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Z Almasi vs V M Mikhalevski 1-0332008HevizC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. F Vallejo Pons vs C Balogh ½-½572008HevizA04 Reti Opening
3. Naiditsch vs Nisipeanu 1-0452008HevizB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
4. V M Mikhalevski vs F Vallejo Pons  1-0382008HevizA10 English
5. Naiditsch vs Z Almasi  ½-½272008HevizC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
6. Nisipeanu vs C Balogh  ½-½372008HevizD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. C Balogh vs V M Mikhalevski  ½-½272008HevizC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
8. F Vallejo Pons vs Naiditsch 0-1362008HevizD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
9. Z Almasi vs Nisipeanu  ½-½312008HevizC41 Philidor Defense
10. V M Mikhalevski vs Naiditsch  ½-½402008HevizE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
11. F Vallejo Pons vs Nisipeanu  ½-½262008HevizA15 English
12. C Balogh vs Z Almasi  ½-½322008HevizC67 Ruy Lopez
13. Z Almasi vs F Vallejo Pons  ½-½262008HevizB12 Caro-Kann Defense
14. Nisipeanu vs V M Mikhalevski  1-0462008HevizC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
15. Naiditsch vs C Balogh  ½-½372008HevizA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
16. C Balogh vs F Vallejo Pons  ½-½312008HevizC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
17. Nisipeanu vs Naiditsch  1-0552008HevizC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. V M Mikhalevski vs Z Almasi  0-1702008HevizA46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. C Balogh vs Nisipeanu  ½-½442008HevizB12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. Z Almasi vs Naiditsch  0-1492008HevizB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. F Vallejo Pons vs V M Mikhalevski  ½-½1412008HevizA48 King's Indian
22. Nisipeanu vs Z Almasi  ½-½292008HevizE15 Queen's Indian
23. V M Mikhalevski vs C Balogh  ½-½212008HevizD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. Naiditsch vs F Vallejo Pons  0-1272008HevizC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
25. C Balogh vs Naiditsch 1-0372008HevizC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-02-08  Comandente: Pretty drawish tourney...
Apr-02-08  Knight13: ...with a few notable players.
Apr-02-08  kellmano: Hmmm. Balogh won one game and yet won the tourney.

On the point of draws, there seem to be fewer draws in the very highest level chess these days. I hope that the players, as they improve, have developed beyond the drawing phase and are now having decisive games again (as their standard of chess has improved). The second tier players (like here) play at the level the highest tier used to, and thus have lots of draws.

Is this possible?

Apr-02-08  jon01: Yes, pretty sad draw tournament. Naiditsch and Mikhalevski were the only ones who had decisive results.
Apr-02-08  Kwesi: good result for the lowest rated player in the tourney though
Apr-03-08  AmyBeercondo: boredom....
Apr-03-08  paavoh: <boredom... pretty sad... etc> Please play thru the games first before passing such judgments. For examples, Almazi-Mikhalevski is a jewel, and they were really fighting it out in Vallejo-Mikhalevski!
Apr-04-08  jmi: A 7 move draw for Nisipeanu vs Vallejo-Pons, 2008 ?

Why bother turning up?

Apr-04-08  hkannan2000: <jmi> if they don't turn up both could be forfeited and get zero.
Apr-08-08  mateifl: <jmi> It's a mistake in the cg database. The game is 26 moves long.
Apr-18-08  percyblakeney: Naiditsch-Mikhalevski from the last round is missing at the moment, Mikhalevski can't be accused of drawishness here since he could have taken the repetition draw but chose a quick loss with 40. ... Qd8:

[Event "Hotel Palace GM"]
[Site "Heviz"]
[Date "2008.03.28"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Naiditsch, Arkadij"]
[Black "Mikhalevski, Victor"]
[WhiteElo "2638"]
[BlackElo "2632"]
[ECO "C80"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. Nbd2 Nc5 10. c3 d4 11. Bxe6 Nxe6 12. cxd4 Ncxd4 13. Ne4 Be7 14. Be3 Nf5 15. Qc2 O-O 16. Rfd1 Nxe3 17. fxe3 Qc8 18. Rac1 c5 19. Nd6 Qc6 20. Rd2 Ra7 21. Rcd1 c4 22. h4 Rc7 23. Rd5 g6 24. h5 Nc5 25. R1d4 Ne6 26. Rd1 Nc5 27. e6 Nd3 28. exf7+ Rxf7 29. R5xd3 Rxf3 30. gxf3 cxd3 31. Qb3+ Kg7 32. Qf7+ Kh6 33. Ne4 Qc2 34. Rd2 Qc1+ 35. Kg2 Rc2 36. Rxc2 Qxc2+ 37. Kh3 Qc8+ 38. Kg2 Qc2+ 39. Kh3 Qc8+ 40. Kg2 Qd8 41. hxg6 hxg6 42. Nf2 d2 43. Ng4+ Kh5 44. Ne5 Qb6 45. Qh7+ Kg5 46. Qxe7+ Kf5 47. Ng4 1-0

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