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20th Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament

Fabiano Caruana5.5/7(+4 -0 =3)[games]
Peter Leko5/7(+3 -0 =4)[games]
Anish Giri4/7(+2 -1 =4)[games]
Nils Grandelius4/7(+2 -1 =4)[games]
Li Chao3/7(+1 -2 =4)[games]
Hans Tikkanen2.5/7(+2 -4 =1)[games]
Jonny Hector2/7(+1 -4 =2)[games]
Emanuel Berg2/7(+1 -4 =2)[games]

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Caruana vs A Giri 1-041201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
2. H Tikkanen vs Hector 0-139201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentA09 Reti Opening
3. Leko vs N Grandelius ½-½51201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
4. E Berg vs Li Chao  ½-½60201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentB32 Sicilian
5. A Giri vs Li Chao  ½-½36201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Caruana vs H Tikkanen 1-033201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentD71 Neo-Grunfeld
7. N Grandelius vs E Berg 1-041201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentE61 King's Indian
8. Hector vs Leko  ½-½36201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
9. Li Chao vs N Grandelius  ½-½54201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentB42 Sicilian, Kan
10. H Tikkanen vs A Giri 0-144201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentA15 English
11. Leko vs Caruana  ½-½39201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
12. E Berg vs Hector 1-047201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. H Tikkanen vs Leko 0-140201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentA13 English
14. Caruana vs E Berg  ½-½42201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. Hector vs Li Chao 0-140201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentB56 Sicilian
16. A Giri vs N Grandelius ½-½15201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentD80 Grunfeld
17. Leko vs A Giri ½-½22201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentC53 Giuoco Piano
18. E Berg vs H Tikkanen 0-131201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentC12 French, McCutcheon
19. Li Chao vs Caruana ½-½34201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentD85 Grunfeld
20. N Grandelius vs Hector 1-051201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. A Giri vs Hector  ½-½43201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. Caruana vs N Grandelius 1-042201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
23. Leko vs E Berg 1-067201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentE61 King's Indian
24. H Tikkanen vs Li Chao  1-049201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentA15 English
25. Hector vs Caruana 0-130201220th Sigeman & Co Chess TournamentC29 Vienna Gambit
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-09-12  Blunderdome: Should be an interesting tournament. Looking forward to Leko's games, especially against Caruana, Giri, and Hector (not quite a world-class player but an exciting attacker).
May-10-12  waustad: Thanks! Here is the official site:
May-10-12  supy: Caruana beats Giri in young stars battle of Sigeman now R2 they play Tikanen and Li Chao.
May-10-12  waustad: Grandelius beat Berg in a nice KI.
May-11-12  Maatalkko: Good to see Leko in his classic form again!
May-11-12  DIO: Maatalkko, indeed! I was secretly hoping that Leko would return to the board with a renewed attitude - kinda how Kramnik is not Drawnik any more, but nope ...
May-12-12  waustad: Rest day today.
May-12-12  waustad: If you look at Leko's games here, there aren't any quick no content games. A dragon Yugoslav attack game that doesn't end up decisive often means that nobody blundered. Both sides are going for it.
May-13-12  Karpova: Tikkanen lost his 4th game in a row, this time with White against Leko who is now at +1 like Grandelius and Chao (who beat Hector).
May-13-12  waustad: Grandelius held the draw against Giri today and Leko had a nice win over Hector.
May-14-12  Illogic: Tikkanen got on the board today with a win over Berg. Grandelius beat Hector. Rest were drawn
May-14-12  waustad: Grandelius is tied for the lead with 2 rounds to go. They play in the penultimate round tomorrow an hour after the start of the WCC game (8 am EDT). The final round starts 2 hours earlier than all of the others.
May-15-12  waustad: Caruana wins a time trouble nail-biter vs Grandelius today. Nils had seconds on the clock and crumbled.
May-15-12  Illogic: Caruana wins a wild one over Grandelius and is now in the driver's seat. Credit to Grandelius to sacking everything but the kitchen sink!
May-15-12  kurtrichards: Great play by Nils until he fell into the deep pit called time trouble. Good play Fabiano. Fuerza Italia!
May-16-12  waustad: Today, Jonny hector is playing the Vienna Game.
May-16-12  waustad: Berg is playing Bird's opening!
May-16-12  kurtrichards: Congratulations Fabiano for winning the Sigeman & Co. 2012.

May your winning ways continue!


May-16-12  Karpova: Round 7:

Grandelius - Tikkanen 1/2
Li - Leko 0-1
Hector - Caruana 0-1
Berg - Giri 0-1

May-16-12  Shams: Caruana's next tournament will start in ten minutes.
May-16-12  waustad: Congrats to Grandelius for giving it his all and coming oh so close in a tournament where he was the lowest rated player. I should, however mention that all 4 Swedes were rated between 2556 and 2587, so it wasn't a huge difference. The foreigners were all rated much higher.
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  HeMateMe: Leko won three games here. Shows he can break out of the drawish style that he has been linked to.
May-21-12  Illogic: It doesn't matter, the usual suspects will still be chirping whenever he draws a few games and then go mysteriously silent when he wins some.
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