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🏆 Donostia Chess Festival (2011)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ruslan Ponomariov, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Vugar Gashimov, Etienne Bacrot, Arkadij Naiditsch, Alexander Moiseenko, Andrei Volokitin, Laurent Fressinet, Loek van Wely, Ivan Cheparinov, Viktor Laznicka, Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga, Christian Bauer, Konstantin Landa, Tigran Gharamian, Sergey Fedorchuk, Sebastien Feller, Kamil Miton, Dragan Solak, Sebastien Maze, Ibragim S Khamrakulov, Andrei Shchekachev, Vitaly Kunin, Reynaldo Vera, Slavko Cicak, Aleksa Strikovic, Pablo San Segundo Carrillo, Antoaneta Stefanova, Daniel Alsina Leal, Alejandro Hoffman, Fabien Libiszewski, Davorin Komljenovic, Alejandro Franco Alonso, Nicolas Brunner, Mikel Huerga Leache, Daniel Barria Zuniga, Felix Izeta Txabarri, Jean-Baptiste Mullon, Inigo Argandona Riveiro, Leonardo Valdes, Francisco Javier Sanz Alonso, Sarkhan Gashimov, Carlos Cruz-Lopez Claret, Inigo Martin Alvarez, Jose Luis Guijarro Galan, Lorena Zepeda, Juan Carlos Lakunza Oyarbide, Soren Mikkel Andersen, Asier Urretabizkaia Merino, Antonio Segovia Sanchez, Siu Hung Tung, Mikel Zubia Aramburu, Tomas Lazkano Gaite, Raul Gonzalez Larraz, Jon Vadillo Jueguen, Inaki Aizpurua Zufiria, Juan Maria Santos Martinez

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 102  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Gonzalez Larraz vs A U Merino 0-1272011Donostia Chess FestivalB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
2. T Lazkano Gaite vs J L Guijarro Galan  0-1442011Donostia Chess FestivalE10 Queen's Pawn Game
3. J L Guijarro Galan vs T Lazkano Gaite  1-0362011Donostia Chess FestivalB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
4. A U Merino vs R Gonzalez Larraz ½-½202011Donostia Chess FestivalD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
5. A Segovia Sanchez vs C Cruz-Lopez Claret  0-1522011Donostia Chess FestivalD00 Queen's Pawn Game
6. C Cruz-Lopez Claret vs A Segovia Sanchez 1-0292011Donostia Chess FestivalD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. J M Santos Martinez vs I Zufiria  0-1232011Donostia Chess FestivalB01 Scandinavian
8. I Zufiria vs J M Santos Martinez  1-0322011Donostia Chess FestivalD04 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Siu Hung Tung vs Jon Vadillo Jueguen  1-0242011Donostia Chess FestivalB32 Sicilian
10. S M Andersen vs J Mullon  0-1612011Donostia Chess FestivalD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. M Z Aramburu vs J C Lakunza Oyarbide  0-1292011Donostia Chess FestivalA16 English
12. J C Lakunza Oyarbide vs M Z Aramburu  1-0312011Donostia Chess FestivalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. J Mullon vs S M Andersen  ½-½622011Donostia Chess FestivalB53 Sicilian
14. F J Sanz Alonso vs L Zepeda  1-0402011Donostia Chess FestivalB54 Sicilian
15. L Zepeda vs F J Sanz Alonso 0-1382011Donostia Chess FestivalC55 Two Knights Defense
16. Jon Vadillo Jueguen vs Siu Hung Tung  0-1312011Donostia Chess FestivalC41 Philidor Defense
17. N Brunner vs Ponomariov 0-1432011Donostia Chess FestivalE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
18. A Moiseenko vs D Komljenovic  1-0292011Donostia Chess FestivalB06 Robatsch
19. D Komljenovic vs A Moiseenko  ½-½402011Donostia Chess FestivalE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
20. L Dominguez vs Siu Hung Tung 1-0242011Donostia Chess FestivalA20 English
21. I Argandona Riveiro vs Mamedyarov  0-1422011Donostia Chess FestivalA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
22. Naiditsch vs D Barria  1-0352011Donostia Chess FestivalA30 English, Symmetrical
23. D Barria vs Naiditsch  0-1342011Donostia Chess FestivalD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. V Gashimov vs I Martin Alvarez  ½-½502011Donostia Chess FestivalA00 Uncommon Opening
25. C Cruz-Lopez Claret vs M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½352011Donostia Chess FestivalE77 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Dec-29-11  zluria: What is this event about? Is it a qualification event or something?
Dec-29-11  TheRavenPK: how is this played? two players, two boards, two clocks? when it's the same player to move on both boards, he loses time on both clocks? does this tournament count in ELO?

I like these attempts to make chess more interesting. good move FIDE.

Dec-29-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: This is certainly interesting. I remember playing a variant of this with friends, when we had enough time to play until 5:00 am.

How do you suppose they manage the clocks? Perhaps the players are on the honor system to only look at one board, when the clock for that one board is running? Or, is there one clock for both boards?

If you are losing on one board, maybe you ignore that board, conceding that game, and try to win on the other board?

Dec-29-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < The real twist is this: matches will consist of two games of classical chess played simultaneously, an old idea by David Bronstein. >

Very interesting. Could expect some unexpected results.

Dec-29-11  cbpatzer: They play 2 games simultaneous and it is knockuot

http://chessbomb.com/o/2011-donostia/

Dec-29-11  waustad: In the live broadcast they have Naiditsch castling 0-0 twice in the same game. The king disappeared.
Dec-29-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  beenthere240: There don't seem to be a lot of draws. Maybe you can transfer a piece from one board to another.
Dec-29-11  waustad: They fixed it.
Dec-29-11  fgh: My (former) chess teacher once had me play 5 blitz games with him simultaneously. I lost all of them on time.
Dec-29-11  waustad: What do they do here for a tiebreak? Play bughouse?
Dec-29-11  hellopolgar: well...let's say i am playing two games against Anand at the same time, I could just copy his moves and the score will be 1-1 in the end...
Dec-29-11  hand banana: yeah, if one players desires to copy all opponent's moves, there is no way to stop that..
Dec-29-11  Harvestman: Of course, copying your opponent's moves gives you no more than a tie. These players might want to try for more, given the knockout format.

Yes, you can do it, but it doesn't achieve anything.

Dec-29-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  parmetd: Very interesting idea!
Dec-29-11  frogbert: seems the best players win here too. :o) despite the format.
Dec-30-11  Everett: < The real twist is this: matches will consist of two games of classical chess played simultaneously, an old idea by David Bronstein. >

Bronstein offered this idea in the '70s, and then had three matches in the '80s with this format.

'82 Tal on 8 boards, Tal won 5-3

Of the other two, Suetin was one of them, forget the other.

Dec-30-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  SteinitzLives: Some of the players in this tourney seem to have very low ratings, e.g.

Juan Maria Santos Martinez vs I Zufiria

Or am I missing something?

Jan-02-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: I lost track of who's still in it.
Jan-02-12  Everett: Seems that Feller's computer fed him the wrong lines vs Ponomariov today, or maybe he had it going for the other game...
Jan-03-12  voratco: <Everett: Seems that Feller's computer fed him the wrong lines vs Ponomariov today, or maybe he had it going for the other game...>

LOL......

Jan-03-12  romison: laznicka si on killing spree
Jan-04-12  Illogic: Final Four: Laznicka, Moiseenko, Dominguez Perez, Volokitin
Jan-04-12  pajaste: the copy-catter problem is somewhat smaller, if the first moves are done without seeing both boards at the same time. but of course one may want to play some openins from both sides.
Jan-04-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <hellopolgar: well...let's say i am playing two games against Anand at the same time, I could just copy his moves and the score will be 1-1 in the end...>

You'd lose both games ... on time.

Jan-05-12  Shams: These games are not rated, correct?
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