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🏆 Najdorf Memorial (2008)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Krishnan Sasikiran, Michal Krasenkow, Csaba Balogh, Kacper Piorun, Bartosz Socko, Tomi Nyback, Bartlomiej Macieja, Eduardas Rozentalis, Robert Kempinski, Yuri Vovk, Emanuel Berg, Michal Olszewski

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 46  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Sasikiran vs M Olszewski  1-0922008Najdorf MemorialE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
2. Rozentalis vs M Krasenkow  ½-½352008Najdorf MemorialB40 Sicilian
3. E Berg vs T Nyback ½-½942008Najdorf MemorialC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. B Socko vs Macieja  1-0362008Najdorf MemorialE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
5. C Balogh vs R Kempinski  1-0782008Najdorf MemorialB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. Sasikiran vs Rozentalis  1-0522008Najdorf MemorialB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
7. M Krasenkow vs B Socko  ½-½172008Najdorf MemorialD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
8. Macieja vs E Berg  ½-½732008Najdorf MemorialA57 Benko Gambit
9. T Nyback vs C Balogh  0-1382008Najdorf MemorialD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. M Olszewski vs R Kempinski  ½-½902008Najdorf MemorialB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
11. R Kempinski vs T Nyback  ½-½842008Najdorf MemorialD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
12. C Balogh vs Macieja  0-1382008Najdorf MemorialB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
13. E Berg vs M Krasenkow  ½-½562008Najdorf MemorialC67 Ruy Lopez
14. B Socko vs Sasikiran  ½-½382008Najdorf MemorialC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
15. Rozentalis vs M Olszewski  ½-½622008Najdorf MemorialC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
16. M Olszewski vs T Nyback  0-1622008Najdorf MemorialC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. Macieja vs R Kempinski  ½-½502008Najdorf MemorialD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. M Krasenkow vs C Balogh  1-0492008Najdorf MemorialD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. Sasikiran vs E Berg 1-0362008Najdorf MemorialA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
20. Rozentalis vs B Socko  ½-½142008Najdorf MemorialC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
21. T Nyback vs Macieja  1-0562008Najdorf MemorialD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
22. R Kempinski vs M Krasenkow  ½-½632008Najdorf MemorialA21 English
23. C Balogh vs Sasikiran  ½-½562008Najdorf MemorialB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
24. E Berg vs Rozentalis 1-0382008Najdorf MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
25. B Socko vs M Olszewski  1-0292008Najdorf MemorialC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-14-08  pawnofdoom: Go Sasikiran! It's been a while since he has won a major tournament like this.
Aug-14-08  wolfmaster: I don't know if this tournament was major (no 2650 except for him), but it's good to see that he can beat those 75 points below him.
Aug-14-08
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  WannaBe: 'Embarassing', 45 games, and how many are Sicilian, Najdorf?? =)
Aug-14-08
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  Jim Bartle: In the Polugaevsky theme tournament in 1994, all games Sicilian, not a single player tried the Polugaevsky variation.

Polugaevsky said, "Oh well, at least it wasn't refuted."

Aug-15-08
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  WannaBe: <Jim Bartle> *chuckle*...

That's one of the thing that bugs me, my pet peeve...

If you are going to have a so-and-so memorial, and there is a variation named after so-and-so, for goodness sakes, start the game at move number X!

(Of that variation, of course...) Sheesh... They are playing D10, A28, C92...

Sep-28-08  Duck McCluck: from her blog
Sep-28-08  Pyke: <Duck McCluck> This has allready been posted on the Kramnik page, where it's somewhat more appropriate than on the Najdorf Memorial page.

But of course you allready know that, since you even copied <KSR>s comment he made there, too, and not only the letter by Sergiev.

Sep-28-08  Duck McCluck: But still, it's pretty significant. I also posted it at the kibitzer's cafe.
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