chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Paul Keres Memorial Tournament

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

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Smirnov vs Ehlvest 0-133 2011 Paul Keres MemorialA45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. A Smirnov vs A Lugovoi ½-½56 2011 Paul Keres MemorialD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
3. D Kovaljov vs I Vovk 0-143 2011 Paul Keres MemorialA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
4. A Volodin vs Shirov 0-131 2011 Paul Keres MemorialD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. N Miezis vs Ehlvest ½-½9 2011 Paul Keres MemorialC01 French, Exchange
6. I Vovk vs N Miezis 0-134 2011 Paul Keres MemorialB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
7. Ehlvest vs A Volodin 1-045 2011 Paul Keres MemorialA30 English, Symmetrical
8. A Lugovoi vs D Kovaljov 1-028 2011 Paul Keres MemorialD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Shirov vs A Smirnov ½-½52 2011 Paul Keres MemorialC67 Ruy Lopez
10. N Miezis vs D Kovaljov 1-025 2011 Paul Keres MemorialA22 English
11. Shirov vs A Lugovoi 1-049 2011 Paul Keres MemorialB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
12. A Volodin vs I Vovk 0-128 2011 Paul Keres MemorialA80 Dutch
13. A Lugovoi vs Ehlvest ½-½20 2011 Paul Keres MemorialD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. A Volodin vs N Miezis 0-126 2011 Paul Keres MemorialA52 Budapest Gambit
15. A Smirnov vs D Kovaljov 1-068 2011 Paul Keres MemorialE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
16. D Kovaljov vs A Volodin 0-146 2011 Paul Keres MemorialA46 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Ehlvest vs Shirov ½-½9 2011 Paul Keres MemorialA20 English
18. I Vovk vs A Smirnov 1-030 2011 Paul Keres MemorialA56 Benoni Defense
19. Shirov vs I Vovk 1-041 2011 Paul Keres MemorialC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. A Volodin vs A Lugovoi  ½-½22 2011 Paul Keres MemorialD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
21. I Vovk vs Ehlvest ½-½32 2011 Paul Keres MemorialA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
22. D Kovaljov vs Shirov 0-145 2011 Paul Keres MemorialD02 Queen's Pawn Game
23. N Miezis vs A Smirnov 1-043 2011 Paul Keres MemorialA21 English
24. A Smirnov vs A Volodin 0-154 2011 Paul Keres MemorialA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Ehlvest vs D Kovaljov 1-030 2011 Paul Keres MemorialA14 English
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  
 

Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-11-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Jan-11-11  Troller: I belive Estonia can still issue local Euro notes, so it may indeed be that Keres will instead be more widely honoured.
Jan-11-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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!
Jan-11-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  lostemperor: Here a picture of the 5 kroon http://www.banknotes.com/EE71.JPG 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 cg.com <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?

*sigh*

Jan-11-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: <frogbert: why has cg.com <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 cg.com 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 cg.com 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 cg.com 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, cg.com 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.

Jan-12-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: <in many ways <no> categorization is better than <wrong> categorization. imho.>

I totally agree, and I just made that point at chessgames.com 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).

Jan-12-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingfu: Estonia should take a break with the Euro. What is going to be left after Greece and Italy bailouts?
Jan-13-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: This one was a bit under the radar, what with the Tata going on.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific tournament and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2017, Chessgames Services LLC