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Montecatini Terme Tournament

Vassily Ivanchuk5/7(+3 -0 =4)[games]
Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev4.5/7(+3 -1 =3)[games]
Zurab Alekseyevich Azmaiparashvili4/7(+2 -1 =4)[games]
Alexey Shirov3.5/7(+2 -2 =3)[games]
Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky3.5/7(+1 -1 =5)[games]
Jeroen Piket3.5/7(+2 -2 =3)[games]
Artashes Navasardovich Minasian2/7(+1 -4 =2)[games]
Smbat Gariginovich Lputian2/7(+0 -3 =4)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Montecatini Terme (2000)
The international chess festival held at Montecatini Terme, Italy from July 28th to August 6th, 2000 was divided among several events, including a main GM tournament and an open tournament. Eight grandmasters participated in the round robin main event, including (in order of Elo): Alexey Shirov (2746), Vassily Ivanchuk (2719), Evgeny Bareev (2702), Zurab Azmaiparashvili (2673), Sergei Rublevsky (2670), Jeroen Piket (2649), Smbat Lputian (2598), and Artashes Minasian (2595). The average rating of the players qualified the main tournament as a Category XVII event. Another superlative performance by Ivanchuk, he finished with +3 at the final and was the only player to go undefeated. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts 1 Ivanchuk * = = = = 1 1 1 5.0 2 Bareev = * = 0 = 1 1 1 4.5 3 Azmaiparashvili = = * 1 = 0 = 1 4.0 4 Shirov = 1 0 * 1 = 0 = 3.5 5 Rublevsky = = = 0 * = 1 = 3.5 6 Piket 0 0 1 = = * 1 = 3.5 7 Minasian 0 0 = 1 0 0 * = 2.0 8 Lputian 0 0 0 = = = = * 2.0

Original collection: Game Collection: Montecatini Terme 2000, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ivanchuk vs Bareev ½-½672000Montecatini TermeD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Piket vs Lputian  ½-½492000Montecatini TermeD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Rublevsky vs A Minasian  1-0492000Montecatini TermeB30 Sicilian
4. Shirov vs Azmaiparashvili 0-1462000Montecatini TermeC60 Ruy Lopez
5. Azmaiparashvili vs A Minasian  ½-½282000Montecatini TermeA07 King's Indian Attack
6. Lputian vs Ivanchuk 0-1242000Montecatini TermeA07 King's Indian Attack
7. Bareev vs Rublevsky  ½-½332000Montecatini TermeD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
8. Shirov vs Piket  ½-½372000Montecatini TermeC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. Piket vs Azmaiparashvili 1-0582000Montecatini TermeA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
10. Ivanchuk vs Shirov ½-½422000Montecatini TermeD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. Rublevsky vs Lputian  ½-½342000Montecatini TermeC03 French, Tarrasch
12. A Minasian vs Bareev  0-1662000Montecatini TermeA07 King's Indian Attack
13. Piket vs Ivanchuk 0-1422000Montecatini TermeE15 Queen's Indian
14. Lputian vs A Minasian  ½-½202000Montecatini TermeA06 Reti Opening
15. Azmaiparashvili vs Bareev ½-½302000Montecatini TermeD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. Shirov vs Rublevsky 1-0322000Montecatini TermeB42 Sicilian, Kan
17. Bareev vs Lputian 1-0462000Montecatini TermeD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Ivanchuk vs Azmaiparashvili ½-½322000Montecatini TermeC41 Philidor Defense
19. A Minasian vs Shirov 1-0352000Montecatini TermeA07 King's Indian Attack
20. Rublevsky vs Piket  ½-½432000Montecatini TermeB06 Robatsch
21. Shirov vs Bareev 1-0522000Montecatini TermeB12 Caro-Kann Defense
22. Piket vs A Minasian 1-0482000Montecatini TermeB07 Pirc
23. Ivanchuk vs Rublevsky  ½-½252000Montecatini TermeB42 Sicilian, Kan
24. Azmaiparashvili vs Lputian  1-0362000Montecatini TermeD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Bareev vs Piket 1-0402000Montecatini TermeA25 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-13-14  Everett: Check out the finish to Lputian vs Ivanchuk, 2000 !
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