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ACP Golden Classic Tournament

Vassily Ivanchuk5/6(+4 -0 =2)[games]
Gata Kamsky4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
Emil Sutovsky3.5/6(+1 -0 =5)[games]
Anna Muzychuk3/6(+1 -1 =4)[games]
Le Quang Liem3/6(+2 -2 =2)[games]
Krishnan Sasikiran1.5/6(+1 -4 =1)[games]
Baadur Jobava0.5/6(+0 -5 =1)[games]

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kamsky vs Le Quang Liem 1-0362012ACP Golden ClassicA30 English, Symmetrical
2. Ivanchuk vs Jobava 1-0342012ACP Golden ClassicE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
3. Sasikiran vs A Muzychuk 0-1402012ACP Golden ClassicD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. Sutovsky vs Kamsky ½-½322012ACP Golden ClassicC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. Jobava vs Sasikiran 0-1432012ACP Golden ClassicC53 Giuoco Piano
6. Le Quang Liem vs Ivanchuk 0-1442012ACP Golden ClassicD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
7. Ivanchuk vs Sutovsky ½-½172012ACP Golden ClassicA05 Reti Opening
8. A Muzychuk vs Jobava ½-½402012ACP Golden ClassicB30 Sicilian
9. Sasikiran vs Le Quang Liem 0-1412012ACP Golden ClassicD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Kamsky vs Ivanchuk ½-½102012ACP Golden ClassicA48 King's Indian
11. Sutovsky vs Sasikiran  ½-½612012ACP Golden ClassicC78 Ruy Lopez
12. Le Quang Liem vs A Muzychuk  ½-½512012ACP Golden ClassicA30 English, Symmetrical
13. Jobava vs Le Quang Liem  0-1452012ACP Golden ClassicB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. Sasikiran vs Kamsky 0-1412012ACP Golden ClassicE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
15. A Muzychuk vs Sutovsky ½-½312012ACP Golden ClassicB12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. Ivanchuk vs Sasikiran 1-0442012ACP Golden ClassicC78 Ruy Lopez
17. Sutovsky vs Jobava 1-0332012ACP Golden ClassicB32 Sicilian
18. Kamsky vs A Muzychuk ½-½492012ACP Golden ClassicC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. A Muzychuk vs Ivanchuk 0-1242012ACP Golden ClassicC45 Scotch Game
20. Jobava vs Kamsky 0-1582012ACP Golden ClassicC53 Giuoco Piano
21. Le Quang Liem vs Sutovsky ½-½512012ACP Golden ClassicD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
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Jul-20-12  Midas Touch: Bh6 ...
Jul-20-12  achieve: <Shams> You win the cake! - largest part at least ;)

<Midas Touch: Bh6 ...> Good idea, but after f6 or even f5 Black seems OK.

The trick here is to cement that F7 pawn, immobilize it, and then the threat over the b1-h7 diagonal can not be solved. More or less. There are lines where Black is just a piece behind, but the position is a mess.

Jul-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: A bit reminiscent of the famous Fischer vs Benko, 1963
Jul-20-12  achieve: Yes, with the rook playing a similar role on <f6>.

You have a keen memory.

Jul-20-12  waustad: Would anybody have expected to see Jobova in dead last?
Jul-20-12  waustad: Giri won again in the Dutch Champs. 5.5/6 with one more round to go.
Jul-20-12  achieve: Congrats to Giri, 3rd time Dutch champion, but I can't shake the feeling that his opponents really play below their potential.

More likely is that I am mistaken.

Chess at the top is about punishing mistakes, and Giri did just that this week.

Jul-20-12  achieve: Ivanchuk - Sasikiran is mightily tense now at move 35.

Chuky up a pawn/2, but down a nagging exchange: RR v RBN

Jul-21-12  shivasuri4: <achieve>, you gave CG today's POTD!
Jul-21-12  achieve: Yes, it's Saturday, 9:30 in the morning, and I just noticed... How the heck did that happen so fast? ;)
Jul-21-12  waustad: Going into the final round Chuky is +3, Kamsky is +2 and Anna M and Sutovsky are +1. Chuky and Anna play in the final round. Kamsky plays Jobova.
Jul-21-12  Everett: < Eyal: A bit reminiscent of the famous Fischer vs Benko, 1963>

And a lot of other games, too, long before that one. Since it is called "Alekhine's Block" we might as well give the man his due.

Game Collection: Alekhine's Block

Jul-22-12  achieve: Brilliant Game Collection...

the Block Sac

Indeed one of many tactical (and positional) features.

Jul-22-12  Shams: What happened to Jobava here? A disaster for him.
Jul-22-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: A very fine performance by Ivanchuk. A good showing for Kamsky, too. And, certainly for Anna.

Twelve decisive games out of 21.

Jul-22-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Marmot PFL: Top bad it wasn't rated. offhand I think Ivanchuk would move up to #6 and Kamsky to #11 (maybe these are too high but that's my guess).
Jul-22-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: <Marmot PFL> <Top bad it wasn't rated...>? :-)
Jul-23-12  blazerdoodle: surely he mean "too"
Jul-23-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Why isn't this tournament rated?
Jul-23-12  SimonWebbsTiger: @<HMM>

It wasn't rated because of its non-standard nature! i.e. Long gone are the days of 150/40 with adjournments, so it was just a bit of fun with the old format. I bet Jobava is happy it wasn't rated too. :)

Jul-23-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: oh, forgot. There would be the russian team, analysing for Karpov...
Sep-16-12  LIFE Master AJ: GO CHUCKY!!!
Dec-21-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: Was this experiment (classic time controls with adjournment) ever repeated? Or were these the last GM games to be adjourned?
Dec-21-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: <Dom> There was a second edition of this "Golden Classic" two years later - ACP Golden Classic (2014) ; but that's it, as far as I know.
Dec-21-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: <Eyal> Thanks. So the 2014 event probably had the last GM games to be adjourned? It didn't seem to make a great difference.
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