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Paul Keres Memorial Tournament

Alexey Shirov6/7(+5 -0 =2)[games]
Jaan Yukhanovich Ehlvest5/7(+3 -0 =4)[games]
Normunds Miezis5/7(+4 -1 =2)[games]
Alexei Lugovoi4/7(+2 -1 =4)[games]
Ilja Vovk3.5/7(+3 -3 =1)[games]
Aleksandr Volodin2.5/7(+2 -4 =1)[games]
Artem Smirnov2/7(+1 -4 =2)[games]
Denis Kovaljov0/7(+0 -7 =0)[games]

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Smirnov vs Ehlvest 0-1332011Paul Keres MemorialA45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. A Smirnov vs A Lugovoi ½-½562011Paul Keres MemorialD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
3. D Kovaljov vs I Vovk 0-1432011Paul Keres MemorialA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
4. A Volodin vs Shirov 0-1312011Paul Keres MemorialD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. N Miezis vs Ehlvest ½-½92011Paul Keres MemorialC01 French, Exchange
6. I Vovk vs N Miezis 0-1342011Paul Keres MemorialB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
7. Ehlvest vs A Volodin 1-0452011Paul Keres MemorialA30 English, Symmetrical
8. A Lugovoi vs D Kovaljov 1-0282011Paul Keres MemorialD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Shirov vs A Smirnov ½-½522011Paul Keres MemorialC67 Ruy Lopez
10. N Miezis vs D Kovaljov 1-0252011Paul Keres MemorialA22 English
11. Shirov vs A Lugovoi 1-0492011Paul Keres MemorialB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
12. A Volodin vs I Vovk 0-1282011Paul Keres MemorialA80 Dutch
13. A Lugovoi vs Ehlvest ½-½202011Paul Keres MemorialD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. A Volodin vs N Miezis 0-1262011Paul Keres MemorialA52 Budapest Gambit
15. A Smirnov vs D Kovaljov 1-0682011Paul Keres MemorialE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
16. D Kovaljov vs A Volodin 0-1462011Paul Keres MemorialA46 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Ehlvest vs Shirov ½-½92011Paul Keres MemorialA20 English
18. I Vovk vs A Smirnov 1-0302011Paul Keres MemorialA56 Benoni Defense
19. Shirov vs I Vovk 1-0412011Paul Keres MemorialC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. A Volodin vs A Lugovoi  ½-½222011Paul Keres MemorialD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
21. I Vovk vs Ehlvest ½-½322011Paul Keres MemorialA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
22. D Kovaljov vs Shirov 0-1452011Paul Keres MemorialD02 Queen's Pawn Game
23. N Miezis vs A Smirnov 1-0432011Paul Keres MemorialA21 English
24. A Smirnov vs A Volodin 0-1542011Paul Keres MemorialA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Ehlvest vs D Kovaljov 1-0302011Paul Keres MemorialA14 English
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  lostemperor: With the coming of the euro in Estonia this year, the country loses it's kroon with Paul Keres on the 5 kroon banknote. I am sure the country will honour it's icon in other great ways he deserves like this tournament.
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  Troller: I belive Estonia can still issue local Euro notes, so it may indeed be that Keres will instead be more widely honoured.
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  Penguincw: Not much kibitzing yet. By the way congratz to Shirov for winning the Paul Keres Memorial and also everyone for participating.
Jan-11-11  nimh: <I belive Estonia can still issue local Euro notes, so it may indeed be that Keres will instead be more widely honoured.>

There are no separate notes, but each member of EU has its own coins with their symbols on the revers. Estonia has chosen the outline of its map. We'll never see Keres in near future on currency.

Jan-11-11  goodevans: Two draws in under ten moves, both involving Ehlvest. I hope that reduced his appearance fee!
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  lostemperor: Here a picture of the 5 kroon It is now worth 32 euro cents(?) (or $0,41) I have one gotten from a friend and was pleasantly surprised to see Paul Keres! (now the banknote is on display in a local chess cofee house :). This currencey going to be nostalgia for sure. Things are going to be much more expensive without the kroon for most Estonians, as experienced, felt rather, by ordinary people most euro countries :>
Jan-11-11  frogbert: why has <again> added a rapid tournament as if it were classical?

like the numerous leon events that i've sent corrections for, but haven't been corrected yet? how hard is it to spend 1 minute googling before an event is imported and wrongly classified?


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  Eyal: <frogbert: why has <again> added a rapid tournament as if it were classical?

like the numerous leon events that i've sent corrections for, but haven't been corrected yet?>

The consequences here might be a bit less irritating though - I doubt if Shirov's classical record vs Miezis being 3-0 rather than 2-0 would become a mistake that pops up as many times as Anand being 8-1 rather than 6-1 vs Carlsen... Anyway, I'm sure we could keep a very active and busy forum if everyone would start detailing the corrections they've sent to about which nothing has been done.

Jan-12-11  frogbert: <I'm sure we could keep a very active and busy forum if everyone would start detailing the corrections they've sent to about which nothing has been done.>

eyal, i admit so much - but in the case of correcting the type of tournament/game (and other trivial data) it would've been so much better if would've allowed a limited number of well-informed, responsible people to assist in keeping the data correct.

by having an explicit game-type tag, has the chance to provide a type of information that currently no other big database provides (i'm very much annoyed by chessbase' lack of useful info regarding the type of games) - but by essentially denying to make good use of the feedback we give, the data simply become <more> misleading. in many ways <no> categorization is better than <wrong> categorization. imho.

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  acirce: <in many ways <no> categorization is better than <wrong> categorization. imho.>

I totally agree, and I just made that point at chessforum (somewhat radically proposing to simply give up on attempting this classification business, because I have no hopes that it will be anything close to accurate any time soon, or ever).

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  Eyal: Yeah, I completely agree as well. Apart from the categorization itself, that "special feature" that supposedly allows you to separate the classical from the non-classical games in a search is actively misleading in this respect, because it's unwarranted by the general state of the database.
Jan-13-11  Edmontonchessclub: Ugh. This is a rapid tournament. I thought it was regular chess. Next!
Jan-13-11  kingfu: Estonia should take a break with the Euro. What is going to be left after Greece and Italy bailouts?
Jan-13-11  kingfu: I see Rapid as a stop gap between blitz non sense and real Chess.
Jan-14-11  MarvinTsai: Please change the default game status as "N/A" instead of "Classical", Chessgames!
Jan-29-11  ReikiMaster: They could have invited Ruan Lufei and WWC Yifan Hou who most recently (dec 23) used the Keres attack (B81)in a serious game.
Feb-08-11  HeMateMe: This one was a bit under the radar, what with the Tata going on.
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