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Gibraltar (2010)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Gata Kamsky, Michael Adams, Sergei Movsesian, Etienne Bacrot, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Laurent Fressinet, Ivan Cheparinov, Romain Edouard, Samuel Shankland, Andrei Istratescu, Daniel Fridman, Chanda Sandipan, Jan Gustafsson, Jorge Cori, Jonathan Speelman, Aleksandr Lenderman, Vadim Malakhatko, Ruben Felgaer, Koneru Humpy, Sebastien Maze, Falko Bindrich, Geetha Narayanan Gopal, Stelios Halkias, Aryan Tari, Josep Manuel Lopez Martinez, Namig Guliyev, Nana Dzagnidze, Alexander Naumann, Damian Lemos, Antoaneta Stefanova, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Pia Cramling, Vinay Bhat, Dronavalli Harika, Viktorija Cmilyte, Anna Zatonskih, Pontus Carlsson, Spyridon Kapnisis, Michael Hoffmann, Toms Kantans, Nikita Meskovs, Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez, Sebastian Siebrecht, Clovis Vernay, Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant, Irina Krush, Lela Javakhishvili, Natalia Zhukova, Tobias Hirneise, Drasko Boskovic, Gabriel Battaglini, Kenneth T Solomon, Justin Sarkar, Oleg Kozlov, Deysi Estela Cori Tello, Tania Sachdev, Nicolai Getz, Joanna Dworakowska, Evgeny Degtiarev, Jorge Juan Cabrera Trujillo, Husein Aziz Nezad, Jovanka Houska, Joachim Birger Nilsen, Venkatachalam Saravanan, Andrei Zaremba, Elena Sedina, Yohan Benitah, Eesha Karavade, Lasse Ostebo Lovik, Iva Videnova, Marcel Peek, Kruttika Nadig, Monica Calzetta Ruiz, Benjamin Arvola, Gordon Andre, Peter Dittmar, Anna Zozulia, Alan Tate, Guillaume Camus de Solliers, Fabrice Wantiez, Konstantinos Nikolaidis, Erlend Mikalsen, Rafael Montero Melendez, Norman Schuetze, Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Kambez Nuri, Espen Forsaa, Vegar Koi Gandrud, Anthony Stebbings, Juan Carlos Perez Pardo, Johannes Luangtep Kvisla, Richard Tozer, Mark Lyell, Marc Lacrosse, Terence P D Chapman, Axel Stephan, Johan Henriksson, Povilas Lasinskas, Hamad Al-Tamimi, Juan Antonio Urbina Perez, Antonio Molina, Pal Royset, Michael Tscharotschkin, Maria Schoene, Even Thingstad, Odin Blikra Vea, Toomas Valgmae, Peter Flermoen, Francois Marchand, Stojan Emilov Ivanov, Yves Duhayon, Joao Avalos Parra, Anders Gjerdrum Hagen, David O Collier, Marina Martsynovskaya, Katrine Tjolsen, Sunil Weeramantry, Ove Weiss Hartvig, Jon Kristian Haarr, Luis Felipe Jaime Montalvan, Alan M Byron, Milan Kandic, Sergey Fokin, Fernando Rioseco Pinochet, Elias Demac, Hans Groffen, Anthony C Ashby, Marc Overeem, William Doubleday, Fernando De Andres Gonalons, Benjamin Seitz, Kamal Daoudi, Enrique Osuna Vega, Oswald Bindrich, Andreas Aerni, Steven Male Kawuma, Philip A A Tozer, Jonathan W Arnott, Martyn Goodger, Richard J Webster, Stephen A J Whatley, Carlos Vinas Guerrero, Carsten Byrn, Alexander Lipecki, Victor Havik, Francois Weber, Chukwuka Allor, David Jameson, Ruben Valhondo Morales, Nicola Pienabarca plus 78 more players

 page 1 of 43; games 1-25 of 1,066  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. G Camus de Solliers vs Bacrot  ½-½54 2010 GibraltarE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
2. Movsesian vs M Peek  1-042 2010 GibraltarB56 Sicilian
3. L Lovik vs F Vallejo Pons 0-128 2010 GibraltarC45 Scotch Game
4. Adams vs D Reizniece-Ozola 1-029 2010 GibraltarB07 Pirc
5. P Dittmar vs Kamsky 0-170 2010 GibraltarA10 English
6. Fressinet vs A Zozulia  1-046 2010 GibraltarB06 Robatsch
7. F Wantiez vs D Fridman  0-136 2010 GibraltarB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
8. J Gustafsson vs G Andre  1-091 2010 GibraltarD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. E Forsaa vs C Sandipan  0-153 2010 GibraltarB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
10. M Schoene vs Koneru  0-143 2010 GibraltarB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
11. R Edouard vs I Videnova  1-034 2010 GibraltarB30 Sicilian
12. J C Perez Pardo vs A Istratescu  0-136 2010 GibraltarD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. J M Lopez Martinez vs A Stebbings  ½-½73 2010 GibraltarB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. N Getz vs G N Gopal  0-135 2010 GibraltarA04 Reti Opening
15. R Felgaer vs O Kozlov ½-½46 2010 GibraltarB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
16. P Royset vs S Halkias  0-194 2010 GibraltarB30 Sicilian
17. Lenderman vs N Schuetze 1-032 2010 GibraltarA48 King's Indian
18. K Nikolaidis vs D Lemos  ½-½62 2010 GibraltarA48 King's Indian
19. V Malakhatko vs A Stephan  1-031 2010 GibraltarD80 Grunfeld
20. A Stefanova vs M Overeem  1-026 2010 GibraltarE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
21. R Montero Melendez vs V Bhat 0-128 2010 GibraltarD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. O W Hartvig vs P Cramling  ½-½72 2010 GibraltarB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
23. A Naumann vs J Avalos Parra  ½-½78 2010 GibraltarD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. F Marchand vs Speelman  ½-½35 2010 GibraltarA10 English
25. Kosteniuk vs Y Duhayon 1-032 2010 GibraltarC58 Two Knights
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  whiteshark: Third game is an Armageddon game...
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  whiteshark: ...won by Adams.
Feb-04-10  ROADDOG: <whiteshark: Third game is an Armageddon game...> Yes, and just won by Adams. So he'll face Vallejo-Pons for the Championship.
Feb-04-10  A.G. Argent: Go to for the live feed with commentary by Conquest.
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  whiteshark: <ROADDOG> Right. Pieces have been built up for the final: http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.c...
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  whiteshark: So Adams has won the 1st 10 min game vs Vallejo Pons

from the chat: <(1-0 england....)> :D

Feb-04-10  ROADDOG: Great game by Adams. All he has to do is draw game 2 to win the tournament. If Vallejo-Pons wins game 2, Armageddon again?
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  amadeus: This site works really well. I think we can expect more reliable transmissions from now on.
Feb-04-10  aorist: Adams drew the second game and won the tournament. Congratulations! He needed this.
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  amadeus: Congrats, Mickey :)
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  swordfish: Congrats to Mickey for a hard-earned victory. It is a bit odd though; even as the playoffs, there are still games going on which could result in even more players ending up with 7.5 points in the tourney.
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  siamesedream: Congratulations to Michael Adams.
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  whiteshark: Not to big efforts from Pons in the 2nd game. In a must win situation he sacrificed a pieces for only two pawns without getting any play.

Well congrats to Adams for winning 1st price, though (GBP 15,000).

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  shalgo: <Congrats to Mickey for a hard-earned victory. It is a bit odd though; even as the playoffs, there are still games going on which could result in even more players ending up with 7.5 points in the tourney.>

The organizers calculated in advance that none of the potential winners of those games could end up among the top four TPRs and therefore be part of the playoff.

It does seem a bit unfair that TPR is the only factor that decides who makes the playoff when some players (Gustafsson) had 6 whites out of 10 games while others (Kamsky) had only 4.

Feb-04-10  sakii: how do chess players make money ?
hotel accommodation was 1000 pounds and they had to finish among top 10 to get that amount in prize.
Feb-04-10  gmgomes: Go Mickey go!
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  parmetd: sakii: The top players are generally given free entry and free hotel plus paid appearance fees.

But to answer your question, most chess players out of the top100 barely make minimum wage when all is said and done. They also make most of their money from teaching and not prize money or appearance fees.

Feb-04-10  turbo231: The top woman recieved 8,000 pounds runnerup 3,000. It's a shame that the greatest game that the world has ever known doesn't pay what it should.
Feb-04-10  waustad: One thing I like about this tournament is that so many families participate. Looking through the player lists in the other sections, one sees a lot of last names of players in the pro section. Ana Cramling Bellon even got a win. I think she's 7. I also see several Norwegians named Carlsen and Agdestein. Last year they had a lot of pictures of parents with their kids there. It sounds like a nice way to spend a week during the Winter.
Feb-04-10  dx9293: Congrats to Gata Kamsky and Alex Lenderman for finishing tied for the top spot with 7.5/10.

This is Alex's 5th (!) GM norm, achieved with a TPR of 2652. His "live" FIDE rating should be about 2601 now (2560 + 18 over three already rated events, +10 more from the Golden State Open which hasn't been rated yet, +13.3 from Gibraltar). When is FIDE finally going to give him his GM title?

Feb-04-10  indianchessupdates: .

There was a tie for first place with 9 players with 7.5/10 points. The top four players on tie-break played off in a knockout.

play off
Michael Adams beat Jan Gustafsson 2-1
Francisco Vallejo Pons beat Chanda Sandipan 1.5-0.5.

Adams beat Vallejo 1.5-0.5 in the final of the playoff to take the title.

India's Gopal also ended with 7.5 points but finished 8th on lower tie break score

for more visit

Feb-05-10  Chessforeva: 3D games:
Feb-08-10  Ezzy: Congrats to my fellow countrymam 'Mickey' Adams for winning Gibralter 2010. He han't been winning much for a while and is a good tonic for the new year ahead. He must have desperately wanted the number 1 British spot back.
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  Tabanus: Yes, congrats to GM Michael Adams.

http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.c... http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.c...

Mar-17-10  SetNoEscapeOn: Not a bad result for Adams at all. +7...
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