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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Leon Rapid Tournament

Boris Gelfand7.5/12(+4 -1 =7)[games]
Levon Aronian4.5/10(+2 -3 =5)[games]
Francisco Vallejo Pons2.5/6(+0 -1 =5)[games]
Leinier Dominguez Perez1.5/4(+0 -1 =3)[games]

 page 1 of 1; 16 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Vallejo Pons vs Gelfand  ½-½672010Leon RapidC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
2. Gelfand vs F Vallejo Pons  ½-½262010Leon RapidE10 Queen's Pawn Game
3. F Vallejo Pons vs Gelfand  ½-½702010Leon RapidC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
4. Gelfand vs F Vallejo Pons  ½-½392010Leon RapidE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
5. Gelfand vs F Vallejo Pons 1-0322010Leon RapidE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
6. F Vallejo Pons vs Gelfand ½-½712010Leon RapidA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
7. Aronian vs L Dominguez 1-01612010Leon RapidD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
8. L Dominguez vs Aronian  ½-½502010Leon RapidC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
9. Aronian vs L Dominguez ½-½352010Leon RapidD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
10. L Dominguez vs Aronian  ½-½192010Leon RapidC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
11. Aronian vs Gelfand ½-½782010Leon RapidA09 Reti Opening
12. Gelfand vs Aronian  ½-½402010Leon RapidE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
13. Aronian vs Gelfand  1-0582010Leon RapidA09 Reti Opening
14. Gelfand vs Aronian 1-0632010Leon RapidE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
15. Gelfand vs Aronian 1-0402010Leon RapidE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
16. Aronian vs Gelfand 0-1232010Leon RapidA09 Reti Opening
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Jun-05-10  Blunderdome: Should be a good final tomorrow!
Jun-06-10
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  wordfunph: game 1 just started..

http://ajedrez.diariodeleon.es/

go Levon!

Jun-06-10
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  wordfunph: arghhh! boris drew with black in 78 moves.
Jun-06-10  khursh: And the third game is won by Aronian in style !
Jun-06-10  notyetagm: <khursh: And the third game is won by Aronian in style !>

MAGNIFICENT win by Aronian.

Best game I have seen all year, except maybe for V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2010.

Jun-06-10
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  Peligroso Patzer: ... and the fourth game is won by Gelfand.

Will they now play a pair of 5-minute games as a tie-break?

Jun-06-10  AuN1: gelfand bounced back with a nice win of his own.
Jun-06-10  1. h4: Well, Gelfand has won twice in a row now, winning game 5.
Jun-06-10  AuN1: arnoian ate the dust again.
Jun-06-10  1. h4: Make that three in a row now...is it over yet, at Gelfand +2?
Jun-06-10  khursh: And Gelfands wins again, is this end?
Jun-06-10  AuN1: was it best out of 4? if so, a draw will clinch it.
Jun-06-10  Vakus: yep, the end of Levon in Leon :(
Jun-06-10
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  Peligroso Patzer: Rough day for the Nimzo.

Not only did Aronian lose games 4 and 5 with the Nimzo in this match, both Karjakin and Jakovenko lost today on the Black side of the Nimzo at the Poikovsky Tournament: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches....

Jun-06-10
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  Bobby Fiske: Aronian hasn't impressed that much this year.
Jun-06-10  hellopolgar: congrats Gelfand!
Jun-06-10
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  wordfunph: congrats Boris!

i lost 500 cb huh!

Jun-06-10
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  Bobsterman3000: How does Gelfand still play rapid so well, at his age?

He's the new Korchnoi

Jun-06-10  hellopolgar: i am afraid that in the near future, no one will come even close to Korchnoi's achievement.

Gelfand is only 42 this year, however Korchnoi was still able to play like this at 47 years old:

Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978

Jun-06-10
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  wordfunph: <Bobsterman3000: How does Gelfand still play rapid so well, at his age?>

Boris may be the junior version of Viktor, his nerves still hold against younger GMs like the caliber of Levon..

Jun-06-10  SetNoEscapeOn: <hellopolgar: i am afraid that in the near future, no one will come even close to Korchnoi's achievement.

Gelfand is only 42 this year, however Korchnoi was still able to play like this at 47 years old:>

We'll see how Anand does.

Jun-06-10  SetNoEscapeOn: Anyway, very nice performance by Gelfand.
Jun-07-10
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  alexmagnus: Actually the longer I follow top level chess the more I believe in the "career peak at 40" theory.
Jun-09-10  arnaud1959: There's a difference between Korchnoi and Gelfand or Anand. He didn't really achieve anything when he was younger. Players like Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Geller, Portisch, Hort were stronger than him. Only at the age of 40 he really started to play at a better level than those players, while they still were top GM's.
Jun-09-10
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  alexmagnus: Korchnoi actually <peaked> at 50...
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