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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
18th Pamplona International Tournament

Krishnan Sasikiran5/7(+3 -0 =4)[games]
Vladimir Malakhov4/7(+1 -0 =6)[games]
Francisco Vallejo Pons4/7(+3 -2 =2)[games]
Aleksander Petkov Delchev3.5/7(+1 -1 =5)[games]
Fabiano Caruana3.5/7(+1 -1 =5)[games]
Michael Roiz3/7(+0 -1 =6)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi3/7(+1 -2 =4)[games]
Ivan Salgado Lopez2/7(+0 -3 =4)[games]

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Salgado Lopez vs F Vallejo Pons  0-137200818th Pamplona InternationalC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
2. Caruana vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½52200818th Pamplona InternationalD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Sasikiran vs V Malakhov  ½-½22200818th Pamplona InternationalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. M Roiz vs Delchev  ½-½15200818th Pamplona InternationalD76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
5. I Salgado Lopez vs Caruana  ½-½35200818th Pamplona InternationalB42 Sicilian, Kan
6. I Nepomniachtchi vs Sasikiran  ½-½39200818th Pamplona InternationalE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
7. V Malakhov vs M Roiz  ½-½58200818th Pamplona InternationalA15 English
8. F Vallejo Pons vs Delchev 1-046200818th Pamplona InternationalD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Caruana vs F Vallejo Pons 1-040200818th Pamplona InternationalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. Sasikiran vs I Salgado Lopez  ½-½21200818th Pamplona InternationalD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. M Roiz vs I Nepomniachtchi ½-½18200818th Pamplona InternationalA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
12. Delchev vs V Malakhov  ½-½19200818th Pamplona InternationalD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Caruana vs Sasikiran 0-133200818th Pamplona InternationalB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
14. I Salgado Lopez vs M Roiz  ½-½33200818th Pamplona InternationalC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
15. I Nepomniachtchi vs Delchev 0-158200818th Pamplona InternationalC78 Ruy Lopez
16. F Vallejo Pons vs V Malakhov  ½-½50200818th Pamplona InternationalD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Sasikiran vs F Vallejo Pons 1-047200818th Pamplona InternationalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. M Roiz vs Caruana  ½-½31200818th Pamplona InternationalD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. Delchev vs I Salgado Lopez  ½-½24200818th Pamplona InternationalD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. V Malakhov vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½27200818th Pamplona InternationalD76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
21. Sasikiran vs M Roiz 1-033200818th Pamplona InternationalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. Caruana vs Delchev  ½-½26200818th Pamplona InternationalC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
23. I Salgado Lopez vs V Malakhov  0-160200818th Pamplona InternationalB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
24. F Vallejo Pons vs I Nepomniachtchi 1-025200818th Pamplona InternationalB23 Sicilian, Closed
25. M Roiz vs F Vallejo Pons  ½-½20200818th Pamplona InternationalD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-27-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  sisyphus: Thank you CG.

Sasikiran leads by one point with two games to go. He faces top seed Michael Roiz tomorrow with White.

Dec-27-08  yalie: <sisyphus: Thank you CG.

Sasikiran leads by one point with two games to go. He faces top seed Michael Roiz tomorrow with White. >

Sasikiran is rated higher. I think maybe you meant to say the top seed faces Roiz tomorrow. :)

Dec-27-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  sisyphus: Sorry. I meant Roiz is the top seed among the other players.
Dec-28-08  yalie: I could not find a link to the live games. Anybody have it?
Dec-28-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  sisyphus: No live transmission there. There is a PGN file posted after every round, which start at 1600 CET (GMT+1).

http://www.chesspamplona.com

Dec-28-08  plimko: Italian coverage, focused on Caruana:

http://www.scacchierando.net/dblog/...

Dec-28-08  percyblakeney: Sasikiran won against Roiz, that's his third win in a row. Vallejo won against Nepo, while Caruana-Delchev was drawn.
Dec-28-08  percyblakeney: Nepo was undefeated in Dortmund, where he was black against Kramnik, Ivanchuk and Leko, but here things have been going worse for him. Today against Vallejo he was lost already before the 15th move.
Dec-28-08  yalie: Sasikiran must have moved past 2721 in live ratings. He is doing really well of late.
Dec-28-08  percyblakeney: Sasikiran was ahead of as strong players as Svidler and Adams already before today's round, he has really been playing well this autumn.
Dec-28-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  sisyphus: And Malakhov beat tail-ender Salgado; he still has a chance to tie for first if Delchev can beat Sasikiran with White.
Dec-28-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  sisyphus: Vallejo is up to about 2710 now, perhaps ahead of Karjakin. He's gained 45 points since October, building on his 9/11 record at the Olympiad.
Dec-28-08  Ragh: With consecutive wins in the last three rounds, Sasikiran placed himself in a good position to wrap this event's title up pretty easily now.
Dec-28-08  yalie: Yes, Vallejo's playing awfully well of late too. I think stints as a second of both Anand and Topalov can only help, eh?

Dec-29-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  sisyphus: Sasikiran wins! by a full point over Malakhov and Vallejo. Caruana finished even, marginally better than expected.
Dec-29-08  yalie: Malakhov second and Vallejo third on tie-break.
Dec-30-08  notyetagm: <sisyphus: Sasikiran wins! by a full point over Malakhov and Vallejo. Caruana finished even, marginally better than expected.>

And next it's off to Corus B for Sasikiran.

Dec-30-08  shintaro go: Sasikiran, Vallejo Pons and Caruana will meet again in January in Corus B.
Dec-30-08  karoaper: Seems like Caruana is a young Morozov. Not very consistent or steady, but capable of some brilliant games.
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