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12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid) Tournament

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave9.5/11(+9 -1 =1)[view games]
Alexey Dreev9.5/11(+8 -0 =3)[view games]
Alexey Shirov9.5/11(+8 -0 =3)[view games]
Marcin Tazbir9.5/12(+9 -2 =1)[view games]
Alexander Motylev9/11(+8 -1 =2)[view games]
Markus Ragger9/11(+7 -0 =4)[view games]
Arkadij Naiditsch9/11(+8 -1 =2)[view games]
Richard Rapport9/11(+9 -2 =0)[view games]
Vladislav Tkachiev9/11(+8 -1 =2)[view games]
Vladimir Malakhov9/11(+7 -0 =4)[view games]
Bartosz Socko9/11(+9 -2 =0)[view games]
Jacek Tomczak8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[view games]
Wojciech Moranda8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[view games]
Grzegorz Gajewski8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[view games]
Jean-Pierre Le Roux8/11(+7 -2 =2)[view games]
Andrey Zhigalko8/11(+8 -3 =0)[view games]
Valerij Popov8/11(+7 -2 =2)[view games]
Marcin Dziuba8/11(+8 -3 =0)[view games]
Dariusz Swiercz8/11(+8 -3 =0)[view games]
Vasily Papin8/11(+8 -3 =0)[view games]
Robert Kempinski8/11(+7 -2 =2)[view games]
Mateusz Bartel8/11(+7 -2 =2)[view games]
Romain Edouard8/11(+7 -2 =2)[view games]
Arturs Neiksans8/11(+7 -2 =2)[view games]
Orest Gritsak7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[view games]
Tigran L Petrosian7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[view games]
Mikhail Krasenkow7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[view games]
Artur Yusupov7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[view games]
Sergei Rublevsky7.5/9(+7 -1 =1)[view games]
(285 players total; 257 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 524  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Yusupov vs T Laurusas 1-052 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
2. V Fedoseev vs I Berzinsh  1-048 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)A52 Budapest Gambit
3. K Miton vs P Musialkiewicz  1-043 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. R Szyszylo vs Z Andriasian  0-147 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
5. T Banusz vs Kamil Plichta  1-031 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)E92 King's Indian
6. K Bryzgalin vs P Piesik  1-045 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)C10 French
7. S Zaksaite vs N Maiorov  0-149 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
8. T Klepaczka vs M Olszewski  0-173 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)C46 Three Knights
9. P Jarmula vs K Stupak  0-143 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)A60 Benoni Defense
10. I Nyzhnyk vs K Wisniowska  1-045 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
11. Rublevsky vs P Juknis  1-054 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)B01 Scandinavian
12. M Bezuch vs D Fridman  0-134 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)A07 King's Indian Attack
13. W Schmidt vs Rozentalis  0-129 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
14. D Mikrut vs R Kempinski  0-143 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
15. R Kula vs T Markowski  0-132 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
16. J Stocek vs V Baghdasaryan  0-138 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. Y Yakovich vs G Antoms  1-036 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)A58 Benko Gambit
18. O Gritsak vs N Meskovs  ½-½62 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)A39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
19. K Piorun vs P Weichhold  1-037 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)E77 King's Indian
20. I Bukavshin vs N Ziaziulkina  1-023 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. J Kot vs T Warakomski  0-145 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)A21 English
22. Z Pakleza vs E Wiewiora  0-133 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Rozentalis vs Shirov  ½-½17 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
24. V Malakhov vs A Mista  1-035 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)A30 English, Symmetrical
25. R Kempinski vs Motylev  1-031 2012 12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 524  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-15-12  Kikoman: First!
Dec-15-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Tournament page: http://www.poloniachess.pl/amplico2...

Life coverage: http://www.poloniachess.pl/amplico2...

Dec-15-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Wow, MVL won the blitz tournament with a huge score and now he stats <7/7> in the rapid.

Egads

Dec-16-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Maatalkko: MVL is one of the quickest thinkers in the world. I have not seen anyone spot tactics as frequently in 1 minute games, even Nakamura. Nak will outplay people bit by bit, whereas MVL will have an equal position but then boom boom boom and it's over.
Dec-16-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <Maatalkko: MVL is one of the quickest thinkers in the world. I have not seen anyone spot tactics as frequently in 1 minute games, even Nakamura. Nak will outplay people bit by bit, whereas MVL will have an equal position but then <<<boom boom boom>>> and it's over.>

Yep, <BOOM!> is a good way to describe an MVL 1-minute game.

Dec-16-12  Ezzy: Alexey Dreev, joint first on points in the European Rapids, AND chosen for chessgames.com game of the day.

Dreev getting his well deserved 15 minutes of fame.

Dec-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Tremendous success for <MVL> this weekend: he won outright 1st in the blitz and finished =1st in the rapid.

http://www.theweekinchess.com/chess...

Dec-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: are these five minute games? What are the controls?
Dec-17-12  magnifico: <Tremendous success for <MVL> this weekend: he won outright 1st in the blitz and finished =1st in the rapid.>

Congrats to La Grave.

He got to draw with Transwarp engine in the ICC once- quite an achievement.

TransWarp (Computer)

But the dude got trounced by Wesley in the ICC blitz way back in 2009 when Wesley was only 16, hence one of his two handles was Wesley 16. Mateus was Lagrave's handle.

The score was 10 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws in Wes' favor. Wes used the foster handle during their duel.

You can refer to the games here:

http://chessgames.com/perl/chesspla...

Dec-17-12  Tomlinsky: Game in 15 + 10 seconds per move, I believe.
Dec-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Maatalkko: And this is what happened when they played real chess: W So vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2012
Dec-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  parisattack: Sicilian Kan did very well and some interesting Dutch defenses.
Dec-17-12  magnifico: < And this is what happened when they played real chess: W So vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2012>

This one one was a fluke. I mean 1:0

The ICC match was total domination in display. I mean 10:0.

Dec-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <magnifico>, aka <tolenboy>, aka who knows how many other handles, simply cannot accept reality: his horse actually lost a game of chess.

When young Wesley ascends to the elite, further doses of reality await. Even the greatest players have tough sledding in that august company.

Dec-18-12  magnifico: <august company.> It's December guys. Advance Happy Holidays...I wish you all- A Perfect Christmas:http://youtu.be/7BwdXANxfpU
Dec-18-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Maatalkko: <magnifico> Merry Christmas!
Dec-19-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Are there tournaments where one minute chess is the time control? Bullett chess, right? Just wondering, for those above who opine on MaxL being dominant in 1-minute chess, are you referring to things you found on youtube, or games you saw in person? I'm just curious about where to see one minute chess played, among world class players.
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