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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Tradewise Gibraltar Tournament

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave8/10(+7 -1 =2)[view games]
Chanda Sandipan8/10(+6 -0 =4)[view games]
Nikita Vitiugov8/10(+6 -0 =4)[view games]
Nigel Short8/10(+7 -1 =2)[view games]
Daniel Fridman7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[view games]
Gata Kamsky7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[view games]
Kiril D Georgiev7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[view games]
Zhao Xue7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[view games]
Ivan Salgado Lopez7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[view games]
Yangyi Yu7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[view games]
David Navara7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[view games]
Michael Adams7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[view games]
Vassily Ivanchuk7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[view games]
Alexey Shirov7/10(+5 -1 =4)[view games]
Ruben Felgaer7/10(+4 -0 =6)[view games]
Le Quang Liem7/10(+6 -2 =2)[view games]
Jose Carlos Ibarra Jerez6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[view games]
Grigoriy Oparin6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[view games]
Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli6/9(+6 -3 =0)[view games]
Joseph G Gallagher6/9(+5 -2 =2)[view games]
Vladislav Tkachiev6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Anna Muzychuk6/9(+5 -2 =2)[view games]
Jaan Ehlvest6/9(+5 -2 =2)[view games]
Renier Vazquez Igarza6/9(+6 -3 =0)[view games]
Nana Dzagnidze6/9(+6 -3 =0)[view games]
Radoslaw Wojtaszek6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Gawain Jones6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Manuel Fenollar Jorda5.5/8(+5 -2 =1)[view games]
Mateusz Bartel5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[view games]
(251 players total; 223 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 40; games 1-25 of 990  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. G W Naldrett vs T Gonzalves 1-013 2013 Tradewise GibraltarA36 English
2. S Docx vs S Fairbairn  1-027 2013 Tradewise GibraltarA53 Old Indian
3. R Aloma Vidal vs P Obiamiwe  1-046 2013 Tradewise GibraltarE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
4. T Sielicki vs N Georgiadis  0-134 2013 Tradewise GibraltarD00 Queen's Pawn Game
5. T Kriebel vs C Nwachukwu  1-054 2013 Tradewise GibraltarB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. M Rydell vs J Vojinovic ½-½31 2013 Tradewise GibraltarB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
7. M Sanchez Ibern vs F Cebada Benitez  1-033 2013 Tradewise GibraltarB23 Sicilian, Closed
8. J Henrichsen vs X Wemmers  0-123 2013 Tradewise GibraltarE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
9. J Ortega Ruiz vs L Agbabishvili  1-067 2013 Tradewise GibraltarB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
10. E Georgieva vs M Godard  0-141 2013 Tradewise GibraltarA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. M Kantorik vs J Pribyl  1-033 2013 Tradewise GibraltarD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. K Becham vs P Dittmar  0-128 2013 Tradewise GibraltarC02 French, Advance
13. M Fenollar Jorda vs S Lochte 1-015 2013 Tradewise GibraltarA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. D K Openshaw vs O N Al Ali  0-160 2013 Tradewise GibraltarB42 Sicilian, Kan
15. B Kvisvik vs H Boesch  ½-½57 2013 Tradewise GibraltarD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
16. K Onabogun vs E Karavade  ½-½42 2013 Tradewise GibraltarB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. R S Jones vs J Campos Calvo-Sotelo  1-039 2013 Tradewise GibraltarB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
18. I Iasman vs S Telljohann  0-148 2013 Tradewise GibraltarA40 Queen's Pawn Game
19. J Houska vs S Ungureanu  1-041 2013 Tradewise GibraltarE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
20. F Novoa vs E Moreno Tejera  ½-½51 2013 Tradewise GibraltarE73 King's Indian
21. K Roser vs T Spanton  1-055 2013 Tradewise GibraltarC60 Ruy Lopez
22. O Hackner vs G Kjartansson  0-145 2013 Tradewise GibraltarE77 King's Indian
23. K Arakhamia-Grant vs J Baeza Escudero  1-033 2013 Tradewise GibraltarB23 Sicilian, Closed
24. E Reppen vs J M Bellon Lopez  0-148 2013 Tradewise GibraltarB40 Sicilian
25. S Melia vs A Canonne  1-044 2013 Tradewise GibraltarB40 Sicilian
 page 1 of 40; games 1-25 of 990  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jan-31-13
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  kellmano: Short goes down in game one. Live commentary of the second now:

http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.c...

Jan-31-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  kellmano: Great coverage. My man Williams and Krush just bouncing ideas about
Jan-31-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Final Gibraltar standings, after the playoff?
Jan-31-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  kellmano: <HHM> Vitiugov has just this second won after drawing with Black in playoff game two
Jan-31-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  chrisowen: Don't look a glint it shore in the mouth Nigel game one?
Jan-31-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  chrisowen: To my line up ride a lion in green king nikita vs nigel at he door first heading over nikita point of view cruised down in digga wain alike herds of cattle adams loping force got it is he in just a gripped coin terminal flight in decline exactly it sire grind ivanchuk him have back you in dread age for had opening clinch in la grave the lead og hurt nikita lives in gb acute a mind to adams it hope in good games to date chin up brits in ergo crack it stronghold etc heavens to my crowd a wave in jones and mine adam for dutiful finger short i gore what ail him et al ligament or it see quench in a longer bill you jibbed!
Jan-31-13
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  strifeknot: You're not James Joyce, Owen. Give it a rest.
Jan-31-13
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  waustad: The final round draw by Zhou Xue against Ivanchuk clinched the top female prize for her when Pia Cramling lost to Yu Yangyi. That result took her from contention for first to a many way tie for 5th after Antoaneta Stefanova, Valentina Gunina and Anna Muzychuk tied for 2nd-4th with 7 pts.
Jan-31-13
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  HeMateMe: Anna M. lost an earlier Chuk/Chuk battle to Vlad. He chucked her out. It was "ground Chuk". He "Chukled", he...oh, never mind.
Jan-31-13  Ezzy: Well done Vitiugov! Superb play in the 'play offs.' Well deserved winner with the highest performance rating.

Great effort from Nigel. A hairs breadth away from winning his 4th Gibralter Open. I'm sure his 12,000 for his efforts will make him feel a little better.

Jan-31-13
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  HeMateMe: In these tie breaks, are the top four purse amounts split equally, and the playoff is done just to actually award the tournament to a player?
Jan-31-13  Ezzy: <HeMateMe:>

Vitiugov wins first and 20,000

Vachier-Lagrave, Short and Sandipan share 2nd, 3rd and 4th prize, which amounts to 12,000 each.

Jan-31-13  Ezzy: Vachier-Lagrave looked to have big chances in the last round and missed his opportuniyt to win it outright.
Jan-31-13
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  chrisowen: Nevermind again short bad luck this time you arose to the challenge really for the road to console i think also your source of trouble o lay in lighter call have a bath for juiced in energy it is single a mind for duty ramble on in a gauge next time chain call it is why rupture a figuretiviley good record in get rid enter a mission for headig off administer coup de grace next year buckle at the pearly gates save in account second i ment rich in a post give over creedence free you got swamped in cut down jelly belly before also bad result an drown it your sorrow in wheel about forget good games to fetch in among i jostling for grateful learning to bind maybe next i method in jangle for opening dilligent lesson!
Jan-31-13  Kikoman: Congratulations GM Nikita Vitiugov! ^^
Jan-31-13
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  Peligroso Patzer: <strifeknot: You're not James Joyce, [chris]Owen. Give it a rest.>

Hear! Hear! Great comment. Very well said.

Jan-31-13
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  HeMateMe: So, the playoffs were for some serious euros, and not just a trophy. I was watching some of the live feed, the playoffs. I like the setup--you see a live feed of the players, with a small chessboard sitting above them, with an arrow showing last move. I think I was watching Short-Vitiugov, a minor piece ending. Every tournament should have a set up like that.
Feb-01-13
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  PhilFeeley: <HeMateMe> I too liked the live covereage, except for the playoffs. Simon kept bouncing from one game to the other and I couldn't follow the moves as they came too fast and the board display kept reverting to the beginning position before going to the next move. Very frustrating to follow. Then near the end, Simon went, as he says "schizophrenic" and just lost the thread of both games so I wasn't able to follow them to the end. I'm not sure rapid games should be covered this way.
Feb-01-13  paavoh: No losses for Vitiugov here or in the play-off. Appropriately "rock solid".
Feb-01-13  Troller: <paavoh: No losses for Vitiugov here or in the play-off. Appropriately "rock solid".>

You might want to take a look at his game vs MVL then, nothing solid about that draw.

Feb-01-13  BUNA: Congratulations Nikita!
Feb-01-13  paavoh: Yep <troller>, I saw the game. Nevertheless, it was not a loss no matter which way it was played :-)
Feb-02-13
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  Peligroso Patzer: The two tie-break games:

N Vitiugov vs Short, 2013, 1-0, 103; and

Short vs N Vitiugov, 2013, 1/2-1/2, 70.

Feb-04-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  14DogKnight: Happy Birthday, Nikita Vitiugov
Feb-05-13
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  Alien Math: Chinese chess grandmaster stranded in Gibraltar after being blocked from UK

Women's world No 15 Ju Wenjun refused permission to board flight to London as she did not hold a transit visa http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/201...

"I don't have a UK transit visa and they let me board (in Hong Kong). When I arrived in the UK, I told them I was going to play in Gibraltar at the Tradewise festival.

I showed them my airline ticket and they let me pass through. They let me show my tickets and my invitation," said Ju on the telephone from Gibraltar.

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