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Tradewise Gibraltar (2011)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Fabiano Caruana, Vassily Ivanchuk, Michael Adams, Viktor Bologan, Pentala Harikrishna, Francisco Vallejo-Pons, Krishnan Sasikiran, Nigel Short, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Richard Rapport, Romain Edouard, Alexander Onischuk, Kiril D Georgiev, Viktor Korchnoi, Michael Roiz, Daniel Fridman, Giorgi Kacheishvili, Gawain Jones, Viktor Erdos, Chanda Sandipan, Varuzhan Akobian, Alexandr Hilario Takeda dos Santos Fier, Viorel Iordachescu, Jonathan Speelman, Ulf Andersson, Vasilios Kotronias, Victor Mikhalevski, Ray Robson, Emanuel Berg, Ruben Felgaer, Rainer Buhmann, Kaido Kulaots, Geetha Narayanan Gopal, Jean-Pierre Le Roux, Viacheslav Ikonnikov, Deep Sengupta, Tatiana Kosintseva, Pablo Lafuente, Nadezhda Kosintseva, Nana Dzagnidze, Damian Lemos, Antoaneta Stefanova, Joseph G Gallagher, Pia Cramling, Suri Vaibhav, Alexis Cabrera, Zhu Chen, Meelis Kanep, Anna Zatonskih, Victoria Cmilyte, Felipe de Cresce El Debs, Dronavalli Harika, Mohamad Naser Al Sayed, Michael Hoffmann, Ram Soffer, Natalia Pogonina, Irina Krush, Mads Andersen, Anthony Bellaiche, Natalia Zhukova, Toms Kantans, Arghyadip Das, Ernesto Fernandez-Romero, Salome Melia, Drasko Boskovic, Inna Gaponenko, Achim Illner, Vilka Sipila, Clovis Vernay, Aleksandar H Wohl, Jean-Baptiste Mullon, Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez, Justin Sarkar, Gabriel Battaglini, Nikita Meskovs, Charles Monroy, Aryan Tari, Richard S Jones, Husein Aziz Nezad, Andrei Zaremba, Alexey Slavin, Robert Bellin, Tom Weber, Joachim Thomassen, Dietmar Kolbus, Eesha Karavade, Nils-Ake Malmdin, Kjetil Stokke, Nicolai Getz, Ismael Karim, Marcel Peek, Monica Calzetta Ruiz, Jack Rudd, Peter Dittmar, David H Cummings, Julian Estrada Nieto, Konstantinos Nikolaidis, Hendrik Tabatt, Johan Salomon, Rafael Montero Melendez, Andre Oberhofer, Alan Tate, Lars Oskar Hauge, Kambez Nuri, Espen Forsaa, Rolf Bergstrom, Anthony Stebbings, Magnus Wahlbom, Michael Dougherty, Jaap Vogel, Marc Lacrosse, Terence P D Chapman, Leon David Piasetski, Johan Henriksson, Povilas Lasinskas, Per Andreasen, Eric Vaarala, Herve Daurelle, Michael Tscharotschkin, Francisco Javier Garcia Jimenez, Clement Sreeves, David Spence, Jorgen Hvenekilde, Louis Sanchez, Joao Avalos Parra, David Collier, Odin Blikra Vea, Johan-Sebastian Christiansen, Hristos Zygouris, Samuel Navarrete Espi, Luis Felipe Jaime Montalvan, Alan M Byron, Milan Kandic, Juan Antonio Urbina Perez, Toomas Valgmae, Hans Groffen, Thomas Lochte, Kamal Daoudi, Enrique Osuna Vega, Claus Seyfried, Ali Reza Jaunooby, Andreas Aerni, Paul Szuper, Philip A A Tozer, Fiona Steil-Antoni, Jonathan W Arnott, Thomas Becker, Manuel Montabord, Gilles Suez-Panama, Carlos Vinas Guerrero plus 84 more players

 page 1 of 44; games 1-25 of 1,096  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Adams vs C Monroy 1-029 2011 Tradewise GibraltarB12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. H Nezad vs Caruana 0-138 2011 Tradewise GibraltarE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. J Mullon vs Ivanchuk 0-135 2011 Tradewise GibraltarC48 Four Knights
4. Vallejo-Pons vs S Melia 1-048 2011 Tradewise GibraltarB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
5. C Vernay vs Bologan 0-150 2011 Tradewise GibraltarA58 Benko Gambit
6. Onischuk vs I Gaponenko 1-030 2011 Tradewise GibraltarD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
7. E Fernandez-Romero vs Nisipeanu 0-135 2011 Tradewise GibraltarB40 Sicilian
8. Kiril Georgiev vs N Zhukova 1-036 2011 Tradewise GibraltarE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. J Sarkar vs Harikrishna ½-½87 2011 Tradewise GibraltarE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. Short vs A Slavin 1-033 2011 Tradewise GibraltarE10 Queen's Pawn Game
11. K Stokke vs D Fridman 0-136 2011 Tradewise GibraltarA13 English
12. M Roiz vs D Boskovic 1-052 2011 Tradewise GibraltarB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
13. M Andersen vs C Sandipan 0-152 2011 Tradewise GibraltarD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. R Edouard vs A H Wohl 1-045 2011 Tradewise GibraltarC60 Ruy Lopez
15. J M Bellon Lopez vs V Iordachescu  ½-½17 2011 Tradewise GibraltarA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. E Berg vs J Thomassen 1-030 2011 Tradewise GibraltarC94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense
17. I Karim vs Akobian 0-127 2011 Tradewise GibraltarC14 French, Classical
18. Kotronias vs R Bellin 1-026 2011 Tradewise GibraltarC45 Scotch Game
19. D Cummings vs G N Gopal  0-147 2011 Tradewise GibraltarA15 English
20. V Erdos vs R S Jones 1-046 2011 Tradewise GibraltarE70 King's Indian
21. E Karavade vs G Jones ½-½109 2011 Tradewise GibraltarE92 King's Indian
22. R Felgaer vs M Peek 1-042 2011 Tradewise GibraltarB58 Sicilian
23. T Kantans vs V Ikonnikov  ½-½29 2011 Tradewise GibraltarB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. Ulf Andersson vs Zaremba 1-041 2011 Tradewise GibraltarD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
25. N Getz vs V Mikhalevski ½-½67 2011 Tradewise GibraltarC67 Ruy Lopez
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  perfidious: <kingfu> How do you figure that? He drew with Mikhalevski and Felgaer.
Feb-05-11  niemzo: He drew two games and won eight. More impressive, if you ask me.
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  kingfu: My bad. perfidious and niemzo are correct and I am wrong. Is it not good when one admits defeat / wrongness? Is that not how we learn?

The tournament games made it look like there were no draws. Perception can be a fleeting thing.

Of course, there could JUST be a possible link between my being 60+ years old, working 50 hours this week and feeling like yesterday's left over, warmed up , hammered s&&t.

A possible accurate reflection: Ivanchuk just goes for it! Sometimes, he plays badly. However, in Gibraltar, he won. He played great Chess.

Spaseba, Vassily.

And thanks to perfidious and niemzo for pointing out my obvious flaws.

Even in old age one must adapt , one must improvise , one must overcome.

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  Domdaniel: <kingfu> - <Even in old age one must adapt , one must improvise , one must overcome.>

Absolutely. And when you finally get there, in twenty years or so, be sure to check the protocol with Korchnoi.

Aged 79 and he still makes mincemeat of 2700-rated teenagers.

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  HeMateMe: Does "spaseba" mean its ok to get spastic? Or, is it some kind of secret code?
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  Domdaniel: Fiendishly clever, those Russians, talking in secret code.

'Spaseba' is an expression of thanks. Commonly used in the phrase "Spaseba, Masta" when a GM teaches you a lesson.

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  Octavia: I heard Ivanchuk go over one of his games. He said: " *** he was better ***he was better *** he made a mistake & I won." Unfortunately I can't remember the actual words or even his opponent, but it was very funny.

& yes, the Elo system is flawed ! Apparently, Mr. Elo warned about it already himself. Look at chessbase to see the follow up.

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  kingfu: spaseba is "thank you" in Russian.
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  acirce: It's "spasibo" (спасибо) rather.
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  kingfu: The Russians have a different letter for everything!

Thanks, acirce.

I guess I need to go back to school!

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  Kinghunt: Does the prize for the best female player go to Melia, who had the most points, or to Nadezhda, who had the highest TPR?
Feb-06-11  Billy Vaughan: <Does the prize for the best female player go to Melia, who had the most points, or to Nadezhda, who had the highest TPR?>

Nana Dzagnidze, who had both.

Feb-07-11  Bratek:
Feb-11-11  jussu: спасибі. Not that I speak Ukrainian...
Feb-15-11  yoozum: It's spelled with an O but pronounced with an A, so "spaseba" would be about right.
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  acirce: <yoozum> It's spelled with an о so it's spelled with an o. It's not "Batvinnik", right?
Apr-10-11  M.D. Wilson: Pronounced Bortvannik

Korchnoi is Karchnoi

Apr-10-11  jussu: <Pronounced Bortvannik >

What the heck?

Apr-12-11  M.D. Wilson: Yes, Bought or Bort, not Bot
Apr-14-11  jussu: No. The second letter o in Botvinnik is to be pronounced very much like a in 'car', but it must very short.

By the way, Wikipedia articles often contain prounounciation; so does this:

Apr-24-11  M.D. Wilson: You're wrong. My Russian friend says you're wrong. He'd know.
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  alexmagnus: Well, it is kind of a very short short, reduced "a". Reduced, that is. If you simply say "Btvinnik" (with an explosive B, so that some kind of noise between B and T comes) you come closer to the true pronounciation than by either "Bo(r)tvinnik" or "Batvinnik".
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  perfidious: <acirce: <yoozum> It's spelled with an so it's spelled with an o. It's not "Batvinnik", right?>

Another one is Boris Gulko, which is pronounced Bah-REES Gul-KO.

Korchnoi is indeed Karch-NOI.

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  Eric Schiller: It is quite simple. In Russian /o/ in unstressed position is pronounced /a/ or even reduced to schwa, just part of phonology.
May-05-11  14DogKnight: just trying out my new avatar
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