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Reggio Emilia Tournament

Gata Kamsky6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Zoltan Almasi6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Fabiano Caruana5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Michele Godena5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Konstantin Yuryevich Landa4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Eltaj Safarli4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Viktor Antonovich Bologan4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Sabino Brunello3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
Daniele Vocaturo1.5/9(+1 -7 =1)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Brunello vs E Safarli 0-1502009Reggio EmiliaD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
2. Landa vs Jobava  ½-½342009Reggio EmiliaE00 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Bologan vs Caruana 0-1412009Reggio EmiliaC78 Ruy Lopez
4. Z Almasi vs M Godena ½-½882009Reggio EmiliaC78 Ruy Lopez
5. D Vocaturo vs Kamsky 0-1502009Reggio EmiliaB42 Sicilian, Kan
6. S Brunello vs Landa  ½-½382009Reggio EmiliaE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
7. Jobava vs Bologan 1-0442009Reggio EmiliaD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Caruana vs Z Almasi  ½-½142009Reggio EmiliaE00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. M Godena vs D Vocaturo 1-0452009Reggio EmiliaB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. E Safarli vs Kamsky  ½-½302009Reggio EmiliaC77 Ruy Lopez
11. Z Almasi vs Jobava 1-0462009Reggio EmiliaB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
12. Kamsky vs M Godena ½-½482009Reggio EmiliaA06 Reti Opening
13. D Vocaturo vs Caruana 1-0452009Reggio EmiliaA06 Reti Opening
14. Bologan vs S Brunello 1-0352009Reggio EmiliaC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. Landa vs E Safarli  ½-½152009Reggio EmiliaD81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
16. E Safarli vs M Godena  ½-½362009Reggio EmiliaC78 Ruy Lopez
17. Jobava vs D Vocaturo 1-0362009Reggio EmiliaE77 King's Indian
18. S Brunello vs Z Almasi 0-1402009Reggio EmiliaD71 Neo-Grunfeld
19. Landa vs Bologan 0-1292009Reggio EmiliaE97 King's Indian
20. Caruana vs Kamsky ½-½572009Reggio EmiliaB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
21. Kamsky vs Jobava 1-0402010Reggio EmiliaA10 English
22. D Vocaturo vs S Brunello 0-1632010Reggio EmiliaB12 Caro-Kann Defense
23. M Godena vs Caruana  ½-½352010Reggio EmiliaC07 French, Tarrasch
24. Z Almasi vs Landa  ½-½222010Reggio EmiliaB12 Caro-Kann Defense
25. Bologan vs E Safarli 1-0402010Reggio EmiliaB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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Jan-05-10  visayanbraindoctor: <Kamsky playing better>

Kamsky is playing this tournament aggressively. And he will probably play very sharply in the penultimate game, in order to catch up with Almasi. It would be a morale booster for him if he could turn out good tournament performances before the Candidates begin.

All Almasi needs to do in order to get at least a tie for first is to draw his last two games, and so he will most likely play more solidly.

Jan-05-10  znsprdx: sheesh where is everybody? - or is it truly believed that less than 2700 GM's can't play great Chess?
Jan-05-10  aragorn69: Innovative interface. Lots of progress are still to be made in live games graphics and analysis.
Jan-05-10  znsprdx: Tuesday Jan 5 current round 9:45am EST
Kamsky-Bologan looking pretty is not too often you see GM's play like 'C' players

Try 'analysis mode- what a great feature FAR MORE INTERESTING THAN BEING FED COMPUTER ANALYSIS- since it has a cute feature.. you can instantly work out variations to test your level of understanding...

Personally I thought 20.Rd1+ was worth a try

Jan-05-10  znsprdx: <aragorn69:> the graphics are great....only thing missing is a FEN link and ideally the possibility of copy-pasting an analysis line
Jan-05-10  randzo: is there world team championship broadcasting somewhere?
Jan-05-10  indianchessupdates: world team championship live

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  PhilFeeley: Kamsky exchanged rooks and lost his c-pawn. Why did he do that? I now see hope for Bologan.
Jan-05-10  visayanbraindoctor: Almasi vs Vocaturo is getting pretty sharp and tactical. I don't know what Kamsky is up to, but it doesn't look right.
Jan-05-10  visayanbraindoctor: Brunello vs. Caruana had the latter sacrificing a piece for three pawns, and a very interesting position.
Jan-05-10  visayanbraindoctor: Vocaturo found it too hard to defend his exposed King, and Almasi wins. It proved to be a tactical slugfest, not something safe and solid for Almasi.
Jan-05-10  Bdellovibrio: This reminds me of the US Championship of last year, where Kamsky was undefeated but couldn't rack up as many wins as Nakamura.
Jan-06-10  siamesedream: Last round: Kamsky - Almasi - interesting game.
Jan-06-10  Karpova: Fabiano Caruana beat Landa in 25 moves.
Jan-06-10  Karpova: Michele Godena beat Bologan!

But the other interesting result is Kamsky's win over Almasi - so they are tied for first (but I don't know the tie-break system used).

Jan-06-10  kurtrichards: Kamsky - Almasi 1-0
Jan-06-10  Atking: Indeed Kamsky wins and Caruana did a pretty good tournament (If he didn't overpress vs Vocaturo it could be pretty challenging for the top)
Jan-06-10  indianchessupdates: Gata Kamsky edged out Zoltan Almasi on tie-break after defeating him in the final round and catching him on 6.5/9.

1.Kamsky 2695 6 Rp - 2782
2.Almasi 2704 6 Rp - 2781
3.Caruana 2652 5 Rp - 2700
4.Godena 2537 5 Rp - 2713

Jan-06-10  znsprdx: <Karpova:...Caruana beat Landa in 25 moves.> You mean massacred <CG> Nice Monday(maybe Tuesday) problem exploiting the earler misguided 15...R[a]e8 a classic case of the wrong rook
Jan-06-10  geeker: Congratulations to Gataulla!
Pretty good showing by the veteran Godena, keeping pace with Caruana.
Jan-06-10  timhortons: Congrats GATA!

american players are lucky as year 2010 starts!

Jan-08-10  Karpova: Final report:

Time control: <The rate of play was 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for the rest of the game, with 30 seconds increment given for each move from the start of the game.>

Jan-08-10  Hiarcs: Well Kamsky just played well, for me, i specially admire when a player has to win his last game in order to clinch the tournament, in this case i liked that, i have always liked his style too.
Jan-08-10  visayanbraindoctor: Nice win and a fine hat trick by GM Kamsky. All good tournament performances at this point should provide him a morale booster for the Candidates.

Almasi, tying for first (even if placing second on SB), also did very well. Hope to see him in the top tournaments such as Corus A, Linares, Dortmund, and Tal in the future.

Jan-11-10  Chessforeva: 3D games:
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