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|Jun-13-08|| ||dumbgai: <shr0pshire> It's true that Bu had a disappointing M-Tel and a poor start to this tournament, but he just had a couple of nice wins against Adams and Morozevich! He's back up to an even score for this tournament.|
|Jun-14-08|| ||arsen387: Yeah yesterday was clearly not Moro's day. 2 draws and 2 losses out of 4 games. While Bu to the contrary was +2 that day. And Leko is pretty impressive and is currently the leader deservedly.|
|Jun-14-08|| ||Xaurus: to chessgames.com
This tournament has changed name to Asrian Chess Memorial
|Jun-14-08|| ||BIDMONFA: KAREN ASRIAN MEMORIAL
Round 12, leader Peter Leko 7'5 points
|Jun-15-08|| ||DCP23: GM Leko,Peter(HUN) (2741) - GM Morozevich,Alexander(RUS) (2774) [B90]
Karen Asrian Memorial-Chess Giants Rapid Yerevan/Armenia (13), 15.06.2008|
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 Nbd7 9.Qd2 b5 10.0-0-0 Rc8 11.g4 Nb6 12.g5 b4 13.Nb1 Nfd7 14.Bxa6 Nc4 15.Bxc4 Rxc4 16.Qd3 Qa8 17.N1d2 Rc6 18.Kb1 Be7 19.Rc1 Nc5 20.Qe2 Na4 21.Rcd1 0-0 22.Nc1 Nc3+ 23.bxc3 bxc3 24.Qb5 Rb8 25.Qxb8+ Qxb8+ 26.Ndb3 Qb4 27.Ne2 Bxb3 28.axb3 Ra6 Black wins 0-1
|Jun-15-08|| ||DCP23: Final position:
click for larger view
|Jun-15-08|| ||cannibal: Final standings (from the official site):
1st place: Levon Aronian
2nd place: Peter Leko
3rd place: Alexander Morozevich
4th place: Boris Gelfand
Leko showed nerves (as usual) in the final round, scoring -1 =1 against Moro.
|Jun-15-08|| ||BIDMONFA: KAREN ASRIAN MEMORIAL
Champion - Levon Aronian
|Jun-15-08|| ||micartouse: A bittersweet victory I imagine for the always impressive Aronian. It looks like he went undefeated in 14 rounds!|
|Jun-15-08|| ||keypusher: <cannibal> <Leko showed nerves (as usual) in the final round, scoring -1 =1 against Moro.>|
Well, maybe. But as Keres said about Botvinnik, anyone can lose to Morozevich, he is a very strong player.
Kudos to the Armenian chess federation for renaming this tournament in Karen Asrian's honor.
|Jun-15-08|| ||acirce: Yes, but losing with White in less than 30 moves isn't anything Lékó often does. Especially as he had no losses before today.|
|Jun-15-08|| ||researchj: therefore he is no Giant. Neither is any of the others.|
|Jun-15-08|| ||zluria: Nice comeback by Gelfand!|
|Jun-15-08|| ||hedgeh0g: Am I the only one who finds the high percentage of draws among Armenian players in this tournament a little suspect?|
|Jun-15-08|| ||DUS: I don't think there are too many psycho users here.|
|Jun-15-08|| ||square dance: yes, there is probably the correct amount.|
|Jun-16-08|| ||fictionist: <hedgeh0g: Am I the only one who finds the high percentage of draws among Armenian players in this tournament a little suspect?>|
An Armenian won this tournament. Now, that's suspect!
|Jun-16-08|| ||acirce: The Armenians have fixed world chess.|
|Jun-16-08|| ||Nikita Smirnov: Nice result by Aronian.5 wins and 11 draws.Hmm...
Something looks really strange in the chessworld...
|Jun-16-08|| ||Nikita Smirnov: Oh sorry.3 Wins.|
|Jun-16-08|| ||Microdot: The real tournament standings:
1st place: Levon Aronian 8.5 points
2nd place: Peter Leko 8 points
3rd place: Alexander Morozevich 7.5 points
4th place: Boris Gelfand 7.5 points
Unfortunately Chessgames.com's Tournament standings is not true that's because Morozevich finished at 3rd place and he took $40,000
|Jun-16-08|| ||notyetagm: <acirce: The Armenians have fixed world chess.>|
Yes, it's all the fault of their new manager, Danailovian. :-)
|Jun-16-08|| ||falso contacto: acirce:The Armenians have fixed world chess.
what you mean?
|Jun-16-08|| ||PinkPanther: <hedgeh0g>
Make of it what you will, but it's fairly obvious that the Armenian players didn't try against each other in this tournament.
|Jun-21-08|| ||Nikita Smirnov: <notyetagm> that was a nice one.Danailovian.hehe|
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