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

 page 1 of 44; games 1-25 of 1,096  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Adams vs C Monroy 1-0292011Tradewise GibraltarB12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. H Nezad vs Caruana 0-1382011Tradewise GibraltarE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. J Mullon vs Ivanchuk 0-1352011Tradewise GibraltarC48 Four Knights
4. F Vallejo Pons vs S Melia 1-0482011Tradewise GibraltarB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
5. C Vernay vs Bologan 0-1502011Tradewise GibraltarA58 Benko Gambit
6. Onischuk vs I Gaponenko 1-0302011Tradewise GibraltarD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
7. E Fernandez-Romero vs Nisipeanu 0-1352011Tradewise GibraltarB40 Sicilian
8. Kiril D Georgiev vs N Zhukova 1-0362011Tradewise GibraltarE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. J Sarkar vs Harikrishna ½-½872011Tradewise GibraltarE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. Short vs A Slavin 1-0332011Tradewise GibraltarE10 Queen's Pawn Game
11. K Stokke vs D Fridman 0-1362011Tradewise GibraltarA13 English
12. M Roiz vs D Boskovic 1-0522011Tradewise GibraltarB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
13. Mads Andersen vs C Sandipan 0-1522011Tradewise GibraltarD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. R Edouard vs A H Wohl 1-0452011Tradewise GibraltarC60 Ruy Lopez
15. J M Bellon Lopez vs V Iordachescu  ½-½172011Tradewise GibraltarA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. E Berg vs J Thomassen 1-0302011Tradewise GibraltarC94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense
17. I Karim vs Akobian 0-1272011Tradewise GibraltarC14 French, Classical
18. Kotronias vs R Bellin 1-0262011Tradewise GibraltarC45 Scotch Game
19. D Cummings vs G N Gopal  0-1472011Tradewise GibraltarA15 English
20. V Erdos vs R S Jones 1-0462011Tradewise GibraltarE70 King's Indian
21. E Karavade vs G Jones ½-½1092011Tradewise GibraltarE92 King's Indian
22. R Felgaer vs M Peek 1-0422011Tradewise GibraltarB58 Sicilian
23. T Kantans vs V Ikonnikov  ½-½292011Tradewise GibraltarB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. Ulf Andersson vs Zaremba 1-0412011Tradewise GibraltarD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
25. N Getz vs V Mikhalevski ½-½672011Tradewise GibraltarC67 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 44; games 1-25 of 1,096  PGN Download
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Feb-05-11
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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.
Feb-05-11
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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.

Feb-05-11
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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.

Feb-05-11
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  HeMateMe: Does "spaseba" mean its ok to get spastic? Or, is it some kind of secret code?
Feb-06-11
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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.

Feb-06-11
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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.

Feb-06-11
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  kingfu: spaseba is "thank you" in Russian.
Feb-06-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: It's "spasibo" (спасибо) rather.
Feb-06-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingfu: The Russians have a different letter for everything!

Thanks, acirce.

I guess I need to go back to school!

Feb-06-11  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: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...
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.
Feb-15-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhai...

Apr-24-11  M.D. Wilson: You're wrong. My Russian friend says you're wrong. He'd know.
Apr-24-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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".
Apr-24-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Apr-24-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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