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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Groningen Chess Festival Tournament

Robert Lee Hess7/9(+5 -0 =4)[view games]
Yaroslav Zherebukh6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[view games]
Sergei Tiviakov6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Alexander Kovchan6.5/8(+5 -0 =3)[view games]
Richard Rapport6/9(+5 -2 =2)[view games]
Robert Ruck6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Vasif Durarbayli6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Evgeny Romanov6/9(+5 -2 =2)[view games]
Daniel Naroditsky5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[view games]
Daan Brandenburg5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[view games]
David Klein5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[view games]
Benjamin Bok5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[view games]
Vojtech Plat5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[view games]
Hagen Poetsch5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[view games]
Bart Michiels5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[view games]
Michael Hoffmann5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[view games]
Arthur Pijpers5/9(+5 -4 =0)[view games]
Nico Georgiadis5/9(+3 -2 =4)[view games]
Matthias Thesing5/9(+4 -3 =2)[view games]
Sipke Ernst5/8(+4 -2 =2)[view games]
Floris van Assendelft5/9(+4 -3 =2)[view games]
Burak Firat4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[view games]
Akash Thakur4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[view games]
Julian van Overdam4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[view games]
Tom Meurs4.5/8(+4 -3 =1)[view games]
Kambez Nuri4.5/9(+4 -4 =1)[view games]
Peter Ypma4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[view games]
Bonno Pel4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[view games]
Migchiel de Jong4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[view games]
(55 players total; 27 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 99  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. H Poetsch vs N Bijlsma  1-044 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. Tiviakov vs B Pel  1-033 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalB07 Pirc
3. V Tarasova vs I Maris 1-076 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalD80 Grunfeld
4. N Maatman vs Y Afek  1-053 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalE70 King's Indian
5. N Georgiadis vs J Hummel  1-033 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalC18 French, Winawer
6. A Pijpers vs S Kappus  1-022 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. V Plat vs E Sparenberg  1-040 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalC77 Ruy Lopez
8. P Michalik vs R Duijker  1-046 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalE00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. M Anurag vs B Bok  1-040 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalA25 English
10. S Ernst vs K Nuri  1-034 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
11. R Hess vs W Heemskerk 1-047 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalC16 French, Winawer
12. Y Afek vs G Knol  1-049 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
13. B Bok vs D Kerigan  1-035 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
14. B Pel vs M Dehn  1-025 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalA00 Uncommon Opening
15. K Nuri vs F Andraschko  1-037 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
16. M Hoffmann vs M de Jong  1-047 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalA40 Queen's Pawn Game
17. P Ypma vs D Brandenburg  1-045 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalC01 French, Exchange
18. D Naroditsky vs M Anurag  1-029 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalA07 King's Indian Attack
19. R Rapport vs V Tarasova  1-051 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. Y Zherebukh vs A Pijpers  1-034 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
21. R Ruck vs N Georgiadis  1-050 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalA30 English, Symmetrical
22. V Tarasova vs J Van Overdam  1-055 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalA58 Benko Gambit
23. D Brandenburg vs P P Theulings  1-079 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalB03 Alekhine's Defense
24. B Firat vs E Sparenberg  1-034 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalB50 Sicilian
25. M de Jong vs J Vogel  1-081 2011 Groningen Chess FestivalC18 French, Winawer
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Dec-25-11  achieve: I posted Zerebukh's 4 wins sofar over on his player page, here's a link:

Yaroslav Zherebukh

Several are indeed worth replaying and analyzing... Big test tomorrow, when Zerebukh faces Tiviakov in the fifth round ...

Dec-25-11  achieve: Funnily, when I checked this morning I somehow didn't see the games uploaded, and posted a few PGNs - as now appears more than a bit silly - on young Zherebukh's player page...

In Dutch I keep translating, associating, his name with "Zere buik"... What a day!

Good evening.

Dec-25-11  Rook e2: I will start tomorrow in the 'Compactgroep'.
Dec-26-11  achieve: The "Compactgroep"??

What a name....

Best of luck, <Rook e2>, oh - are you from abroad, or dutch? Maybe you can ask what they mean by compactgroup to name a category.

Dec-26-11  zluria: I'm watching the game Tiviakov-Zerebukh now. Yaro seems to have misplayed the opening a little bit. Tivvy looks better to me right now (after 20 moves). Of course, there are no comp evals so I have to trust my brain, a notoriously fickle instrument.
Dec-26-11  waustad: Zherebukh leads after 5 rounds with 4.5. There is a 6 way tie going into the final round at 4, including Robert Hess and Sergei Tiviakov. Evgeny Romanov is the only 2600+ player not in the 4+ groups.
Dec-27-11  achieve: <waustad: Zherebukh leads after 5 rounds with 4.5. There is a 6 way tie going into the final round at 4> No sir Waustad, the Open A, B and C play a 9 rnd Swiss tournament. Four more rounds left to play until the 30th of december.

The Compact groups will play 5 rounds, which is indeed very, umm, "compact."

Dec-27-11  waustad: Ah. I assumed that since the site: http://www.schaakstadgroningen.nl only has 6 listed that they were all of the rounds. I guess that they add rounds one at a time. Oh well, I've been wrong before. In any case, many of the leaders have already played each other. BTW, it is interesting for a German to name his some Hagen. Maybe they aren't Wagner fans, but a kenning like "der Grimme" isn't one I'd like to live with.
Dec-27-11  waustad: Ah. I assumed that since the site: http://www.schaakstadgroningen.nl/f... only has 6 listed so far that they were all of the rounds. I guess that they add rounds one at a time. Oh well, I've been wrong before. In any case, many of the leaders have already played each other. BTW, it is interesting for a Germans to name their son Hagen. Maybe they aren't Wagner fans, but a kenning like "der Grimme" isn't one I'd like to live with.
Dec-27-11  achieve: <waustad: Ah. I assumed that since the site: http://www.schaakstadgroningen.nl/f... only has 6 listed so far that they were all of the rounds. I guess that they add rounds one at a time.> Surprise surprise, pairings!, dear wau!

5 rounds played, then the "pairings" for the next round are announced, which is hard <two> rounds ahead of time, hehe

- and yes you mean <Hagen Poetsch> I assume.... Well, Germany has a lot of immigrants (don't we all?), also from Scandinavia, which is where I assume the name "Hagen" originates.... Not sure <why> I assume that, though, and I'm no expert, just that I know of the Icecream mogol Hägen-Dasz, and the norwegian cyclist Boasson Hagen...

Dec-27-11  achieve: Well it seems names like Hagen, and the scandinavian Hakan, share an Irish and Gaelic origin, as revealed by my latest research.
Dec-27-11  kellmano: Games are on now. Curious that Yaro is not on top board.
Dec-27-11  LDJ: Another short draw by Tiviakov in round 6...
Dec-27-11  Rook e2: <The Compact groups will play 5 rounds, which is indeed very, umm, "compact." >
Indeed, we started monday while the other groups started earlier. 1,5 out of 2 now.
Dec-27-11  waustad: I guess I assumed that it would be stubbed out. When I think of Hagen I think of Gotlob Frick's voice and a spear in Siegfried's back.
Dec-27-11
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  visayanbraindoctor: Zherebukh, Rapport, and Hess are rising youngsters. It's pretty certain their progress is being followed by a lot of chess fans, as the chess world is always eagerly on the lookout for potential rising stars.
Dec-27-11  achieve: Hess, age 20 and weighing in at 200 pounds, can hardly be considered a 'rising youngster' - whereas Rapport at 15 surely is, and Zherebukh at 17 also qualifies.

But of course the definition can be stretched, as can Hess.

Dec-28-11  Rook e2: Benjamin Bok is also a youngster. Nick Maatman had a very nice start this tournament.
Dec-28-11  Beholder: <achieve: Hess, age 20 and weighing in at 200 pounds, can hardly be considered a 'rising youngster' - whereas Rapport at 15 surely is, and Zherebukh at 17 also qualifies. But of course the definition can be stretched, as can Hess.>

LooooL!

Dec-29-11  Fish55: Hess just turned 20 last week, and is dividing his attention between chess and Yale. That makes him a potential rising stat in my book - who knows what he can achieve if he starts playing chess full-time!
Dec-29-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: joel Benjamin was an Eli, a Yalie, about 30 years ago.
Jan-01-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Congratulations to Robert Lee Hess who won 1/2 a point ahead of his nearest rivals.
Jan-01-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  mike1: no, the result above is not correct.
Kovchan drew his last game and ended
at 7 as well.
Jan-02-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <mike1> is correct: http://www.schaakstadgroningen.nl/f...
Jan-02-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Well then congratz to Hess and Kavchan for placing first place 1/2 point ahead of their nearest rivals.
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