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Tata Steel Group C Tournament

Daniele Vocaturo9/13(+8 -3 =2)[games]
Illya Nyzhnyk8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Kateryna Alexandrovna Lagno8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Ivan Ivanisevic7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Dariusz Swiercz7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Mark Bluvshtein7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Murtas Muratovich Kazhgaleyev7/13(+5 -4 =4)[games]
Benjamin Bok6.5/13(+4 -4 =5)[games]
Tania Sachdev6.5/13(+5 -5 =3)[games]
Sebastian Siebrecht5.5/13(+4 -6 =3)[games]
Mark van der Werf5/13(+3 -6 =4)[games]
Robin van Kampen4.5/13(+2 -6 =5)[games]
Roeland Pruijssers4/13(+1 -6 =6)[games]
Jan-Willem de Jong4/13(+3 -8 =2)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Tata Steel Group C (2011)

Played in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands 15-30 January 2011. Crosstable ( :

Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 1 Vocaturo 2570 * 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 9 2 Nyzhnyk 2530 * 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 3 Lahno 2518 0 * 1 1 1 0 1 1 8 4 Ivanisevic 2630 1 1 * 0 1 0 1 7 5 Swiercz 2540 1 1 * 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 7 6 Bluvshtein 2590 0 1 1 * 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 7 7 Kazhgaleyev 2637 0 0 1 * 0 1 0 1 1 1 7 8 Bok 2453 0 0 0 1 1 1 * 1 0 6 9 Sachdev 2391 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 * 0 1 1 6 10 Siebrecht 2439 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 1 1 0 5 11 Van der Werf 2439 0 1 1 0 0 0 * 0 1 0 5 12 Van Kampen 2443 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 4 13 Pruijssers 2484 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 * 4 14 De Jong 2437 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 * 4

The winner Daniele Vocaturo qualified for participation in Tata Steel Group B (2012), where he was joined by Nyzhnyk and Lahno.

Previous edition: Corus Group C (2010). Next: Tata Steel Group C (2012). See also Tata Steel Group A (2011) and Tata Steel Group B (2011).

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lagno vs M Bluvshtein  ½-½442011Tata Steel Group CC67 Ruy Lopez
2. S Siebrecht vs R Pruijssers  ½-½712011Tata Steel Group CE73 King's Indian
3. M van der Werf vs B Bok  ½-½722011Tata Steel Group CA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
4. D Swiercz vs J W De Jong 1-0332011Tata Steel Group CC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
5. I Nyzhnyk vs M M Kazhgaleyev 1-0432011Tata Steel Group CE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
6. R van Kampen vs D Vocaturo 0-1832011Tata Steel Group CC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
7. I Ivanisevic vs T Sachdev 0-1302011Tata Steel Group CC25 Vienna
8. M van der Werf vs S Siebrecht  0-1422011Tata Steel Group CA20 English
9. T Sachdev vs Lagno  0-1482011Tata Steel Group CD80 Grunfeld
10. R Pruijssers vs I Ivanisevic  ½-½512011Tata Steel Group CC41 Philidor Defense
11. B Bok vs D Vocaturo  ½-½442011Tata Steel Group CC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
12. M Bluvshtein vs D Swiercz 1-0452011Tata Steel Group CE46 Nimzo-Indian
13. J W De Jong vs I Nyzhnyk ½-½672011Tata Steel Group CE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
14. M M Kazhgaleyev vs R van Kampen  1-0542011Tata Steel Group CD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. I Ivanisevic vs M van der Werf  ½-½662011Tata Steel Group CE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
16. R van Kampen vs J W De Jong 1-0432011Tata Steel Group CC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. D Swiercz vs T Sachdev  0-1722011Tata Steel Group CD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. I Nyzhnyk vs M Bluvshtein  ½-½252011Tata Steel Group CA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
19. S Siebrecht vs B Bok ½-½1002011Tata Steel Group CA15 English
20. Lagno vs R Pruijssers 1-0412011Tata Steel Group CC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
21. D Vocaturo vs M M Kazhgaleyev  1-0622011Tata Steel Group CC41 Philidor Defense
22. J W De Jong vs D Vocaturo 0-1302011Tata Steel Group CA04 Reti Opening
23. M Bluvshtein vs R van Kampen  1-0362011Tata Steel Group CD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. B Bok vs M M Kazhgaleyev  1-0622011Tata Steel Group CC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
25. T Sachdev vs I Nyzhnyk 0-1232011Tata Steel Group CE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
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  HeMateMe: Lahno at +4, perhaps B group next year.
Jan-30-11  ketchuplover: Vocaturo testing Nyzhnyk's nerves with 27.Bxh5
Jan-30-11  ketchuplover: Nyzhnyk in time trouble :(
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  Eyal: It looks like Vocaturo miscalculated and he might be actually losing now; he shouldn't have a perpetual (or a win) after 29...axb4 30.Bxg6, which I suppose is what he's planning - but of course anything can happen in time trouble.
Jan-30-11  Kazzak: I'm not too unhappy with Nyzhnyk's position here.

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Jan-30-11  ketchuplover: Nyzhnyk can't handle the pressure :(
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  Eyal: After 32.Nxd6+:

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Nyzhnyk should be accurate now and play 32...Kxg6 rather than 32...Bxd6? which allows a draw after 33.Qh5 Nf6 34.Rxf6! Kxf6 35.Qh6+ with perpetual.

Jan-30-11  ketchuplover: it's gonna be a draw :(
Jan-30-11  crazybird: <I'm not too unhappy with Nyzhnyk's position here.>

I guess your hunch was right...

Jan-30-11  Kazzak: We'll see - they'll play on.

Nyzhnyk had him, and is going to hate the fact.

But Nyzhnyk's playing is at another level entirely, and he'll put together a wall of chess, given a little time.

Jan-30-11  siamesedream: Nyzhnyk spoiled his chance. Hope they will invite him to B group anyway.

Congratulations to Daniele Vacaturo!

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  Eyal: It's simply a perpetual, there's no play left after 32...Bxd6. Not that 32...Kxg6 was so simple - after 33.Qe4+ Black has to play the king to h6 and allow Nf7+ winning the queen; but Black has so much material already that he could afford it, at least he could keep playing for a win even if it's not trivial.
Jan-30-11  ketchuplover: congrats to Vocaturo. good luck in class B next year. good show by Illya. see ya next year.
Jan-30-11  randyjohnson: AWESOME!
Jan-30-11  Kazzak: Imagine if Nyzhnyk had found the winning Queen sacrifice - he would have been the hero of Wijk.
Jan-30-11  moroloser: Eyal is always right, thx God. Great tournament by Vocaturo but I agree with <Kazzak> here, the russian kid will be a much better player in a very short time. I believe both deserve B group next year.
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  Peligroso Patzer: < *** the russian kid will be a much better player in a very short time. *** >

Actually, Nyzhnyk is Ukranian.

Jan-30-11  KingG: What a shame for Nyzhnyk. Nevermind, in a couple of years he will probably be playing in the A group.
Jan-30-11  laskereshevsky: After all Nyzhnyk not deserved to win the tournament, basically cause He had a BIG Chance to do it, But didnt handled the pressure in a properly way....

I mean ♔xg6 in place of ♘xd6 much probably is a winning line.....

But this is not a shame, after all is still more a child then a teenager...:)

Credit to Nyzhnyk

Celebration to Vocaturo.... All in All the worthy winner

Jan-30-11  laskereshevsky: Found in an Italian chess-site this picture in an editorial to celebrate the Voc. victory:

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  YouRang: Woo hoo! I had 100 chessbucks on Vocaturo. Sheer luck -- I liked his name.
Jan-30-11  Bdellovibrio: Sachdev, the lowest rated player in the field, finished even, and was one of only three players to beat the leader.
Jan-31-11  Kanatahodets: To call Nizhnik a Russian is the same as call French guy a British.
Jan-31-11  BobCrisp: Some of those French guys were called Kings of England.
Feb-01-11  moroloser: <Kanatahodets> Yes ok, deeply sorry about it, I've called the guy "russian" because I honestly thought that was his nationality and not because I don't know the difference between Russia and Ukraina as you seem to assume... But anyway thanks for your little lesson.
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