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Donostia Chess Festival (2011)

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

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 102  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Gonzalez Larraz vs A U Merino 0-127 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
2. T Lazkano Gaite vs J L Guijarro Galan  0-144 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalE10 Queen's Pawn Game
3. J L Guijarro Galan vs T Lazkano Gaite  1-036 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
4. A U Merino vs R Gonzalez Larraz ½-½20 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
5. A Segovia Sanchez vs C Cruz-Lopez Claret  0-152 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalD00 Queen's Pawn Game
6. C Cruz-Lopez Claret vs A Segovia Sanchez 1-029 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. J M Santos Martinez vs I Zufiria  0-123 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalB01 Scandinavian
8. I Zufiria vs J M Santos Martinez  1-032 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalD04 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Siu Hung Tung vs Jon Vadillo Jueguen  1-024 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalB32 Sicilian
10. S M Andersen vs J Mullon  0-161 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. M Z Aramburu vs J C Lakunza Oyarbide  0-129 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalA16 English
12. J C Lakunza Oyarbide vs M Z Aramburu  1-031 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. J Mullon vs S M Andersen  ½-½62 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalB53 Sicilian
14. F J Sanz Alonso vs L Zepeda  1-040 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalB54 Sicilian
15. L Zepeda vs F J Sanz Alonso 0-138 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalC55 Two Knights Defense
16. Jon Vadillo Jueguen vs Siu Hung Tung  0-131 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalC41 Philidor Defense
17. N Brunner vs Ponomariov 0-143 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
18. A Moiseenko vs D Komljenovic  1-029 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalB06 Robatsch
19. D Komljenovic vs A Moiseenko  ½-½40 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
20. L Dominguez vs Siu Hung Tung 1-024 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalA20 English
21. I Argandona Riveiro vs Mamedyarov  0-142 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
22. Naiditsch vs D Barria  1-035 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalA30 English, Symmetrical
23. D Barria vs Naiditsch  0-134 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. V Gashimov vs I Martin Alvarez  ½-½50 2011 Donostia Chess FestivalA00 Uncommon Opening
25. C Cruz-Lopez Claret vs M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½35 2011 Donostia 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
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  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  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
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  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
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  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  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: These games are not rated, correct?
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