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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Reggio Emilia Tournament

Francisco Vallejo Pons6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Vugar Gashimov6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Sergei Movsesian5/9(+1 -0 =8)[view games]
Vassily Ivanchuk5/9(+3 -2 =4)[view games]
David Navara5/9(+4 -3 =2)[view games]
Alexander Onischuk4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[view games]
Fabiano Caruana4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[view games]
Alexander Morozevich4/9(+2 -3 =4)[view games]
Nigel Short3.5/9(+3 -5 =1)[view games]
Michele Godena1.5/9(+0 -6 =3)[view games]

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. F Vallejo Pons vs M Godena 1-035 2010 Reggio EmiliaC51 Evans Gambit
2. Short vs V Gashimov 1-055 2010 Reggio EmiliaB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. Caruana vs Ivanchuk ½-½43 2010 Reggio EmiliaA81 Dutch
4. Onischuk vs Movsesian ½-½34 2010 Reggio EmiliaE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
5. Navara vs Caruana 1-070 2010 Reggio EmiliaB33 Sicilian
6. M Godena vs Onischuk ½-½64 2010 Reggio EmiliaC45 Scotch Game
7. Short vs Morozevich 1-044 2010 Reggio EmiliaC11 French
8. Ivanchuk vs F Vallejo Pons ½-½13 2010 Reggio EmiliaD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. V Gashimov vs Movsesian ½-½19 2010 Reggio EmiliaB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. Morozevich vs V Gashimov ½-½87 2010 Reggio EmiliaD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. F Vallejo Pons vs Navara 1-046 2010 Reggio EmiliaC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
12. Caruana vs Short 1-059 2010 Reggio EmiliaC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
13. Movsesian vs M Godena ½-½54 2010 Reggio EmiliaC78 Ruy Lopez
14. Onischuk vs Ivanchuk ½-½26 2010 Reggio EmiliaA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
15. Ivanchuk vs Movsesian ½-½41 2010 Reggio EmiliaA25 English
16. Short vs F Vallejo Pons 0-139 2010 Reggio EmiliaC11 French
17. Morozevich vs Caruana ½-½24 2010 Reggio EmiliaD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
18. Navara vs Onischuk  ½-½33 2010 Reggio EmiliaC78 Ruy Lopez
19. V Gashimov vs M Godena 1-030 2010 Reggio EmiliaC78 Ruy Lopez
20. Morozevich vs Navara 1-038 2011 Reggio EmiliaD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. Onischuk vs Short  ½-½46 2011 Reggio EmiliaE00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Caruana vs V Gashimov  ½-½22 2011 Reggio EmiliaE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
23. M Godena vs Ivanchuk 0-132 2011 Reggio EmiliaC77 Ruy Lopez
24. Movsesian vs Navara  ½-½26 2011 Reggio EmiliaB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. F Vallejo Pons vs Morozevich ½-½26 2011 Reggio EmiliaB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
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Jan-06-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  e4ia: Moro seems to have gone out with a "respect" mate.... a great but aging bull whose best chess days are apparently behind him, brought to rest by an even more senior matador. I'm sure Chuky feels some degree of empathy for Moro.

I hope we see Moro again....
but don't be surprised if we do not,
or in only selective/infrequent top level tournaments.

Jan-06-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  mike1: Godena- Caruana a draw according to the official site but (maybe it is only me) black should win in the final position 54. Ke4(??) Re3+, 55. Kd5 Re5+ and Rxa5....
Jan-06-11  fisayo123: kings are usually placed at the centre of the board when the game is decided,hence 54.Ke4
Jan-06-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: The game-collection still has two dupplicate games while two other games are missing. That results in a pretty garbled up x-table. If I calculate correctly, the final standings should be thus:

1-2 ... Hashimov, Vallejo-Pons (+3)
3-5 ... Navara, Movsesian, Ivanchuk (+1)
6-7 ... Caruana, Onischuk (=)
8 ...... Morozevich (-1)
9 ...... Short (-2)
10 .... Godena (-6)

Jan-06-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: Gashimov and Vallejo Pons both score 6/9, but the Sonneborn-Berger tie-break favours Gashimov - mostly by virtue of his victory over Vallejo himself.

Real final results, without CG.com duplicates and with Sonneborn-Berger tie-breaks:

1. Gashimov 6 (SB 26.5, TPR 2815)

2. Vallejo Pons 6 (SB 23.75, TPR 2819)

3. Movsesian 5 (SB 21.75, TPR 2734)

4. Navara 5 (SB 19.25, TPR 2736)

5. Ivanchuk 5 (SB 19, TPR 2729)

6. Caruana 4.5 (SB 19.5, TPR 2692)

7. Onischuk 4.5 (SB 19.25, TPR 2695)

8. Morozevich 4 (TPR 2650)

9. Short 3.5 (TPR 2616)

10. Godena 1.5 (TPR 2437)

Jan-06-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <Eyal> Thx for the computations!
Jan-06-11  frogbert: <I hope we see Moro again.... but don't be surprised if we do not, >

well, one more illustration: here's a list of some current players ordered in terms of descending rating (not shown) with year of birth listed for "enlightenment".

1. wojtaszek (1987)
2. vallejo pons (1982)
3. fressinet (1981)
4. vitiugov (1987)
5. sutovsky (1977)
6. efimenko (1985)
7. berkes (1985)
8. tomashevsky (1987)
9. laznicka (1988)
10. morozevich (1977)

moro isn't even the highest rated player born in 1977 anymore, and the others listed above him are neither the brightest stars born in 1982, 1985, 1987 and so on. at least not judging by what we've seen so far.

moro's highest live rating was 2798,9 in late august 2008. now, 1,5 years later, he's down to 2694,4 - more than a hundred points less.

Jan-06-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  e4ia: Hi frogbert:

Thanks for your interesting post below;

I think you mean 2 1/2 years later...vs posted

< moro's highest live rating was 2798,9 in late august 2008. now, 1.5 years later, he's down to 2694,4 - more than a hundred points less.>

Jan-06-11  frogbert: time flies ... :o)
Jan-07-11  Matsumoto: Ivanchuk and Morozevich swing up and down ... don't count on any of them staying down for long! Genious genes don't go away, and the geniousness of these two players is aroung the 2800 level. (As the the age question: look at Anand!)
Jan-07-11  Kazzak: Moro has run out of batteries.
Jan-07-11  Troller: Yes, it would be more surprising if Moro came here and blasted the field away, he has hardly played any chess for more than a year I think. With his high-risk style, lack of serious practice is bound to reflect on the results. I'm sure Moro has some top performances left in him, should he wish again to pursue his career actively.

Congrats to Gashimov & Vallejo both; the former was top-rated Azeri and in top-10 a couple of years ago I think, but has faded a little since then. Nice comeback for him. As for Vallejo, he is greatly talented and has great team event performances, but has not been too succesful in top-level tournaments. Even if this was not Tal Memorial or Dortmund, it was a pretty strong event.

Also my respects to the organizers, despite the difficulties with relay. The field was much more interesting than many a "super-tournament" IMO.

Jan-07-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  SatelliteDan: <Troller> "Ditto"
I also think anytime Moro & Chuck are in a event it brings with it a certain amount of entertainment and action. :)
Jan-07-11  weisyschwarz: Thanks <Eyal> for the final standings.
Jan-07-11  znsprdx: <Thanks <Eyal> for the final standings.>YES! why can't <Chessgames> get it right - what is with the 10th games in a 9 round tournament - or were there sudden death tie-breaks? It seems 'Chessbomb' has it right. Strange that 'Chessok' didn't cover this....
Jan-07-11  frogbert: <Ivanchuk and Morozevich swing up and down ... don't count on any of them staying down for long!>

measured in calendar time, moro has been on a down-wards spiral for a long time now. here's the official rating development, starting july 2008:

2788
2787 (9 games)
2771 (20 games)
2751 (13 games)
2750 (18 games)
2732 (19 games)
2715 (6 games)
2700 (9 games)

[2694,4 (9 games)]

previously he's played games in 7 of the rating periods since july 2008, and he's lost rating points in each and every one of them. this is the 8th rating period since his top rating of july 2008, and now he's about to lose 6 more points, assuming he doesn't play more until march 1st.

2,5 years where he exclusively has <lost> points sounds like a bit more than a run of bad form. even ivanchuk's long streaks of good form/bad form seldom last more than 6 months. :o)

Jan-07-11  CWQ: Hi all, I decided to jump into the fray and introduce myself to the community, I enjoy reading the kibitzes here a great deal, for some time now. I hope to contribute and not to detract. Overall the comparison between Moro and Chuky might have to stop within the discussion of creative genius, and the similarity they seem to share in singular vision, respectively. As Chuky plays nearly non- stop , and Moro seems to nearly shun the thought of Chess as profession. There is a reasonble inroad to Mr. Moros free -fall, as well as a hint at the disparody in comparing these two beyond the fact that they both seem to be rather unique and brilliant at the board.

Aside from there, I was super intrigued by Godenas use of the clock , I could not understand it. More because of the successive rounds in which it happened, than that it happened at all.

And I thought Onischuk played a great tourney

Jan-08-11  Hovik2009: <Eyal>
Apart from Movsssian's modest results in this tourny with no loss, I am more encouraged about Armenia's national team with this new recruit, solid as he is by taking the 2nd board in team competitions, Armenia poses more solid and invincible than ever!
Jan-09-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: I wonder why Moro isn't in the official picture for this event? I hope he doesn't go Bobby on us.
Jan-09-11  vanytchouck: < frogbert: measured in calendar time, moro has been on a down-wards spiral for a long time now.>

He's mr self-destruct on the march of the pigs.

It <hurt> ...

;- D

Jan-09-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: Well piggy, bashing Moro is heresy as he is closer to the top than most, yet bad events might be a ruiner of his career and an eraser of his elite status. He was once the becoming chess star, but perhaps the big man with a gun realized "I do not want this" and prefers a warm place like a reptile.

<vanytchouck> Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2010

Jan-10-11  clma55: Some players only have 9 games played..The tourmnament is finished or I'm missing something??
Jan-10-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: <clma55: Some players only have 9 games played..The tourmnament is finished or I'm missing something??>

They only played 9 games. There are still two duplicates in the database which is why 4 players mistakenly have 10.

Jan-11-11  polarmis: Gashimov gave an extremely interesting account of how he won the tournament - not so much about pure chess as the sheer will to win!

http://www.chessintranslation.com/2...

Jan-17-11  vanytchouck: < tpstar: Well piggy, bashing Moro is heresy as he is closer to the top than most, yet bad events might be a ruiner of his career and an eraser of his elite status. He was once the becoming chess star, but perhaps the big man with a gun realized "I do not want this" and prefers a warm place like a reptile. <vanytchouck> Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2010>

Very good one !!!

In fact i've even forget that post and it's only today that i've reminded of it.

I was pretty sure that someone at least will get the refs.

;- D.

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