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Reykjavik Open Tournament

Fabiano Caruana7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[view games]
Ivan Sokolov7/9(+5 -0 =4)[view games]
Yifan Hou7/9(+5 -0 =4)[view games]
Sebastien Maze7/9(+6 -1 =2)[view games]
Boris Avrukh7/9(+6 -1 =2)[view games]
David Navara7/9(+6 -1 =2)[view games]
Gawain Jones7/9(+6 -1 =2)[view games]
Stelios Halkias6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Yuriy Kryvoruchko6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[view games]
Ivan Cheparinov6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Robert Lee Hess6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[view games]
Vasily Papin6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[view games]
Hannes Stefansson6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Hedinn Steingrimsson6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Yuri Kuzubov6/9(+3 -0 =6)[view games]
Alexander Ipatov6/9(+5 -2 =2)[view games]
Aloyzas Kveinys6/8(+4 -0 =4)[view games]
Henrik Danielsen6/8(+5 -1 =2)[view games]
Hjorvar Steinn Gretarsson6/9(+5 -2 =2)[view games]
Simon Kim Williams6/9(+5 -2 =2)[view games]
Kore Akshayraj6/9(+6 -3 =0)[view games]
Einar Hjalti Jensson5.5/8(+3 -0 =5)[view games]
Irina Krush5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[view games]
Andreas Moen5.5/8(+5 -2 =1)[view games]
Maurice Ashley5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[view games]
Erwin L'Ami5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[view games]
Adam Hunt5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[view games]
Dagur Arngrimsson5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[view games]
Throstur Thorhallsson5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[view games]
(197 players total; 169 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 779  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E Mass vs B Avrukh  0-132 2012 Reykjavik OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
2. J Fivelstad vs J Aguera Naredo  0-133 2012 Reykjavik OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
3. A Moen vs D Andersen  1-029 2012 Reykjavik OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
4. P Mozelius vs D Arngrimsson  0-138 2012 Reykjavik OpenA04 Reti Opening
5. A L'Ami vs M Karlsson  1-043 2012 Reykjavik OpenE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
6. M Helin vs T Thorhallsson  0-155 2012 Reykjavik OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
7. J Thomassen vs H Sjol 1-022 2012 Reykjavik OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. A Ziska vs T Trella  0-164 2012 Reykjavik OpenC01 French, Exchange
9. B Thorfinnsson vs J Mehringer  1-036 2012 Reykjavik OpenE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. G Kjartansson vs S Ingason  1-021 2012 Reykjavik OpenA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
11. O Jonsson vs T Coleman  0-152 2012 Reykjavik OpenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. P Doggers vs T Michalczak  ½-½45 2012 Reykjavik OpenC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. I Johannesson vs A Antonsson  1-057 2012 Reykjavik OpenE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
14. E De Winter vs H Mertens  0-138 2012 Reykjavik OpenA21 English
15. D Cummings vs D Ragnarsson  0-143 2012 Reykjavik OpenA14 English
16. A O Johansen vs G Gislason 0-141 2012 Reykjavik OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
17. S D Sigfusson vs J Johannsdottir  1-047 2012 Reykjavik OpenB27 Sicilian
18. G Gunnlaugsson vs A Vuilleumier  0-147 2012 Reykjavik OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
19. K F Kiewra vs P Ledent  1-030 2012 Reykjavik OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
20. B Thorfinnsson vs H R Thjomoe 1-022 2012 Reykjavik OpenC45 Scotch Game
21. P Guisset vs K Akshayraj  0-124 2012 Reykjavik OpenA15 English
22. S Williams vs O Kristinsson  1-039 2012 Reykjavik OpenD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. H Palsson vs A Kveinys  0-127 2012 Reykjavik OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
24. F Libiszewski vs E Bjornsson  1-039 2012 Reykjavik OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
25. J Rodriguez Fonseca vs Stefansson  0-134 2012 Reykjavik OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 779  PGN Download
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Mar-13-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: What a sad and horrible way to spoil an absolute masterpiece.
Mar-13-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Damn. I can't bear to watch this any further. Signing out.
Mar-13-12  Penguincw: Yifan-Caruana

41.Nxf7


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If 41...Kxf7 42.Rf3+ Kg8 43.Rxf2 wins back the piece.


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A draw would give him good chances of winning the tournament, if not already locked.

Mar-13-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: <jtd200: I'm still predicting draw. :)>

What are the odds? You defied them sir!

Mar-13-12  Penguincw: < twinlark: What a sad and horrible way to spoil an absolute masterpiece. >

Looks like that way too. The computer gave analysis of 1.63, then as soon as the knight took, it's down to 0.08.

Mar-13-12  jtd200: tamar: That's how I roll! (That, and Fabiano is playing too well lately to bet against him when there's still significant doubt...)
Mar-13-12  Penguincw: Hou Yifan is up a pawn, but I think it's still going to be drawn.

ENDGAME STATS

KRNPPP vs. KRBPP

Superior (White): 51.4%
Draw: Happens 42.1%
Inferior (Black): 6.8%

Endgame Explorer: RNPPP vs RBPP

Won most of the time, but I think it's a draw for Caruana. He loses 1.8 (win is adding 3.2) but it's better than losing 6.8 for the loss.

Mar-13-12  Penguincw: Draw! Only Sokolov and Avruhk have chances to catch Caruana now.
Mar-13-12  Penguincw: Speaking of which, they are in a level ending.

Sokolov-Avrukh
0:21:46-0:14:36
49...Ne6+ (0.18)


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Discovered attack on the bishop, with check. With could see 50.Ke4.

Mar-13-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: Does anybody know what happened with the Simon Williams game? The arbiter seems to have messed up placing the kings and I don't know the result.
Mar-13-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: They are on chessbomb, but the video seems to have been terminated.
Mar-13-12  ptrckmackay: which is the link to the Caruana's live game?
Mar-13-12  ptrckmackay: Game is over it was a draw.
Mar-13-12  Penguincw: < ptrckmackay: which is the link to the Caruana's live game? >

The game is over now. But you can see the final position in two places that I know of.

http://skaksamband.is/?c=webpage&id...

http://livechess.chessdom.com/site/

You'll find it somewhere, hopefully. :)

Mar-13-12  ptrckmackay: Thank you for the chessbomb website, I have already placed it in my favorites.
Mar-13-12  Penguincw: Ok. Glad to help. :)

Note: This is the last round of the Reykjavik Open (2012). But that doesn't mean you can't use it for other tournaments. :)

As with the game.

Sokolov-Avrukh
0:18:48-0:12:07
53.Re8 (0.00)


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Both players still not giving up. A shared of first prize (assuming there is shared) is nice.

Reykjavik Open: WINNER : Caruana [info] 15 LIVE BET 5:4 2.24 33 Mar-18-12

Mar-13-12  Strongest Force: Hou must have thought Fab was too cute to beat :)
Mar-13-12  kurtrichards: <Hou-Caruana> ... 17 minutes of deep thinking (so deep that it can be compared to the Marianas Trench) and taa...da... 41. Nxf7 ... several moves later and a truce was declared - 0.5:0.5 Alexander Kotov's discussions re: Blindspot and Dizziness Due To Success deserves to be read once more.

Another grandmaster said, "It's hard to find a win in a winning position".

:)

Mar-13-12  Penguincw: The position is about to repeat.
Mar-13-12  Penguincw: Congratz to Caruana who won the Reykjavik Open (2012), half a point ahead of several players.
Mar-13-12  Billy Vaughan: According to Chessbase, Caruana was protected by guardian <angles>.

It doesn't kill to copyedit, does it?

Mar-13-12  Penguincw: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...
Mar-13-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: "Caruana was protected by guardian <angles>."

Maybe they meant <angle brackets>. :-)

Mar-13-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Lupara: Maybe the guardian angels had an angle on how he would save a bad position after the first time control.
Mar-14-12  kurtrichards: Congratulations for winning the Reykjavik Open 2012, Fabiano!

May your winning ways continue. :)

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