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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, Pentala Harikrishna, Viktor Bologan, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Krishnan Sasikiran, Richard Rapport, Nigel Short, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Romain Edouard, Alexander Onischuk, Viktor Korchnoi, Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev, Michael Roiz, Ray Robson, 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, Emanuel Berg, Ruben Felgaer, Rainer Buhmann, Kaido Kulaots, Geetha Narayanan Gopal, Jean-Pierre Le Roux, Deep Sengupta, Viacheslav Ikonnikov, Tatiana Kosintseva, Pablo Lafuente, Nadezhda Kosintseva, Nana Dzagnidze, Damian Lemos, Antoaneta Stefanova, Suri Vaibhav, Pia Cramling, Joseph G Gallagher, Alexis Cabrera, Zhu Chen, Anna Zatonskih, Meelis Kanep, Viktorija Cmilyte, Dronavalli Harika, Felipe de Cresce El Debs, Mohamad Naser Al Sayed, Aryan Tari, Michael Hoffmann, Ram Soffer, Natalia Pogonina, Anthony Bellaiche, Irina Krush, Toms Kantans, Mads Andersen, Natalia Zhukova, Nikita Meskovs, Arghyadip Das, Ernesto Fernandez-Romero, Salome Melia, Drasko Boskovic, Inna Gaponenko, Achim Illner, Gabriel Battaglini, Vilka Sipila, Clovis Vernay, Johan Salomon, Aleksandar H Wohl, Jean-Baptiste Mullon, Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez, Justin Sarkar, Charles Monroy, Richard S Jones, Husein Aziz Nezad, Andrei Zaremba, Alexey Slavin, Leon David Piasetski, Robert Bellin, Joachim Thomassen, Tom Weber, Johan-Sebastian Christiansen, Dietmar Kolbus, Eesha Karavade, Lars Oskar Hauge, Nils-Ake Malmdin, Nicolai Getz, Kjetil Stokke, Ismael Karim, Marcel Peek, Monica Calzetta Ruiz, Jack Rudd, Peter Dittmar, David H Cummings, Julian Estrada Nieto, Konstantinos Nikolaidis, Hendrik Tabatt, Rafael Montero Melendez, Andre Oberhofer, Alan Tate, Kambez Nuri, Espen Forsaa, Rolf Bergstrom, Clement Sreeves, Samuel Navarrete Espi, Anthony Stebbings, Magnus Wahlbom, Michael Dougherty, Jaap Vogel, Marc Lacrosse, Terence P D Chapman, Johan Henriksson, Povilas Lasinskas, Per Naesby Andreasen, Eric Vaarala, Juan Antonio Urbina Perez, Herve Daurelle, Michael Tscharotschkin, Francisco Javier Garcia Jimenez, David Spence, Jorgen Hvenekilde, Louis Sanchez, Joao Avalos Parra, Odin Blikra Vea, David O Collier, Hristos Zygouris, Luis Felipe Jaime Montalvan, Alan M Byron, Milan Kandic, 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, Jason P McKenna 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. F 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 D 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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  Shams: So, Ivanchuk got 17.5k euros for winning Gibraltar compared to only 10k euros to Nakamura for winning Tata. Interesting. I wonder what Nakamura's appearance fee was, and if Chucky got one for Gibraltar?
Feb-03-11  apollokonrad: I am always happy everytime Ivanchuk wins.
Feb-04-11  virginmind: what happened to ulf andersson? i was wondering why he's got only one point, only to find out that he only played the first round. he got sick or something?
Feb-04-11  PokerPro: see told you
Feb-04-11  Intrepid Spiff: <Maatalkko: (...) and first prize on the beautiful island of Gibraltar!>

*Island* of Gibraltar?

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  Domdaniel: *Beautiful* *Island* of Gibraltar? I suppose it sounds better than "Heavily armed peninsula, with a rock and some apes".

It even has its own colonial Governor.

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  technical draw: Gibraltar is smaller than what I thought. It's so small that on a map they show a swimming pool.
Feb-04-11  14DogKnight: I saw that map tool. Gibralter is only about 1/32ndth of an inch wide
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  technical draw: <14DogKnight> lol, I see you're starting early for funniest kibitzer!
Feb-04-11  Roger Krueger: Tradewise is new as name sponsor, 2008, 2009 and 2010 were Gibtelecom, not sure who it was before then. 2011 was billed as the 9th.
Feb-04-11  zoren: Adams appears to have played too solidly...
Feb-04-11  HeMateMe: I'd rather go to Monaco. They have a casino there. Its a Royale expeience.
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  technical draw: <HeMateMe> When you get to the Casino go to the roulette wheel and bet on 00 and 7 for me.
Feb-04-11  HeMateMe: Wesley Snipes said "Always bet on black" in "Passenger 57". You might want to factor that in?
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  technical draw: Wesley Snipes is going to jail for income tax evasion. I'm not taking any advice from him.
Feb-05-11  kurtrichards: Snipes thought all along that it was tax avoidance but he was wrong. It was tax evasion according to the Court and he will end up in jail. :)
Feb-05-11  crazybird: He is in jail
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  technical draw: <On December 9, 2010, Snipes reported to the Federal Correctional Institution McKean near Lewis Run, Pennsylvania. Snipes was nervous about going to prison and admitted his trepidation about doing time. "I think any man would be nervous," Snipes' projected date of release is on July 19, 2013.>

I heard he is BFF with Bubba....

Feb-05-11  HeMateMe: He and 'Plax are Bridge partners.
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  Domdaniel: <HeMateMe> There are casinos in every half-ass resort along those coasts. My favourites are further north, in Deauville and Ostend.
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  kingfu: We here at Chessgames from time to time complain and complain and complain about all these Grandmaster draws. Sometimes I get irked as well.

I just noticed that Ivanchuk played NO (ZERO) draws in this tournament!

Nine wins and one loss!!

Spaseba , Vassily.

Let's play Chess.

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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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