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Moscow Open (2013)

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Ian Nepomniachtchi, Denis Khismatullin, Igor Kovalenko, Sergey Volkov, Rauf Mamedov, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, Baskaran Adhiban, Evgeny Najer, Vladislav Artemiev, Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Aleksandr Rakhmanov, Gadir Guseinov, Abhijeet Gupta, Ildar Khairullin, Chanda Sandipan, Boris Savchenko, Dmitry Kokarev, Farrukh Amonatov, Anton Demchenko, Pavel Smirnov, Ildar Ibragimov, Alexey Goganov, Illya Nyzhnyk, Pavel Maletin, Vasif Durarbayli, Vladislav Kovalev, Pavel Ponkratov, Mustafa Yilmaz, Dmitry Svetushkin, Evgeny E Vorobiov, Hovhannes Gabuzyan, Alexandre Danin, Geetha Narayanan Gopal, Stelios Halkias, Igor V Glek, Konstantin Tarlev, Artur Gabrielian, Alexandr Predke, Mikhail Antipov, Ghosh Diptayan, Kirill Stupak, Aleksei Pridorozhni, Subramanian Arun Prasad, Adam Tukhaev, Mikhail Panarin, Alexei Iljushin, Ulvi Bajarani, Dronavalli Harika, Kirill Bryzgalin, Valery A Chekhov, Sergei Iskusnyh, Robert Aghasaryan, Sergey Pavlov, Valeri Yandemirov, Rustam Khusnutdinov, Marani Rajendran Venkatesh, Hovik Hayrapetyan, Artem Chernobay, Alexey Khruschiov, Alexander Krapivin, Zhamsaran Tsydypov, Evgenij Kalegin, Das Debashis, Saveliy Golubov, Gor Airapetian, Nikolay Konovalov, Jaroslav Ulko, Pavel Potapov, Nikita Matinian, G A Stany, Oleg Badmatsyrenov, Srinath Narayanan, Rail Makhmutov, Nikolai Shukh, Vladimir Seliverstov, Azat Sharafiev, Vitaly Meribanov, Leonid Nozdrachev, Sergey Savitskiy, Alexej Gorbatov, Roman Grib, Maxim Ozolin, Emil Musakaev, Vladislav Krapivin, Vladimir Dzhangobegov, Dolgan Nyudleev, Dmytro Kigel, Alexander Hernandez

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. I Nyzhnyk vs D Nyudleev 1-039 2013 Moscow OpenD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. R Makhmutov vs A Gupta  0-135 2013 Moscow OpenE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
3. P Smirnov vs S Savitskiy 1-031 2013 Moscow OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
4. V Krapivin vs G Guseinov 0-131 2013 Moscow OpenB32 Sicilian
5. F Amonatov vs E Musakaev  1-027 2013 Moscow OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
6. A Demchenko vs A Gorbatov 1-031 2013 Moscow OpenC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
7. D Kigel vs D Kokarev 0-127 2013 Moscow OpenE70 King's Indian
8. E Iturrizaga vs R Grib  ½-½41 2013 Moscow OpenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. I Khairullin vs V Dzhangobegov  1-032 2013 Moscow OpenB06 Robatsch
10. L Nozdrachev vs R Mamedov 0-159 2013 Moscow OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. D Khismatullin vs Z Tsydypov 0-146 2013 Moscow OpenE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
12. M Ozolin vs I Nepomniachtchi 0-167 2013 Moscow OpenB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. N Konovalov vs A Rakhmanov  ½-½40 2013 Moscow OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
14. Ganguly vs S Narayanan  1-028 2013 Moscow OpenB72 Sicilian, Dragon
15. A Sharafiev vs F Amonatov  ½-½20 2013 Moscow OpenE70 King's Indian
16. G Guseinov vs V Seliverstov  ½-½55 2013 Moscow OpenB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
17. Glek vs P Smirnov 1-058 2013 Moscow OpenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. A Gupta vs A Khruschiov  ½-½41 2013 Moscow OpenE81 King's Indian, Samisch
19. V Durarbayli vs N Shukh  ½-½51 2013 Moscow OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
20. D Svetushkin vs V Yandemirov 1-036 2013 Moscow OpenC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
21. A Krapivin vs A Demchenko  0-141 2013 Moscow OpenB06 Robatsch
22. D Kokarev vs U Bajarani  1-054 2013 Moscow OpenA37 English, Symmetrical
23. J Ulko vs I Nyzhnyk 0-140 2013 Moscow OpenE97 King's Indian
24. Chekhov vs E Najer  ½-½42 2013 Moscow OpenC45 Scotch Game
25. P Potapov vs I Khairullin  ½-½28 2013 Moscow OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Feb-04-13  Strongest Force: Nyzhnyk's opponent just left a piece hanging and the young GM didn't take it. Moral of the story: don't trust the relay.
Feb-04-13  AuN1: nice start for young nyzhnyk. one of my favorite up and coming young talents.
Feb-04-13  waustad: It gets rather confusing because they have 6 tournaments going on at once. Chessbomb seems to have some games from a few different sections thrown together which made it more difficult to figure out what is going on. From the results server: it seems that Section G is a Scheveningen system event between two sets of women. Section B is a Swiss for women and what we have here is Section A, the open Master event. It was described as a "men's" section but there are at least 2 Indian women in it.
Feb-04-13  Ezzy: The big shock is that the number 2 seed Denis Khismatullin (2655) is on 0.5/3 with a rating performance of 1990!!

He lost against FM Tsydypov Zhamsaran (2384) RUS and lost against FM Yuferev Oleg (2306) RUS

He then made a draw with WFM Bharathi R. (2099) IND

So after 3 games has already lost 21 Elo points. OUCH!!

Feb-04-13  Strongest Force: When Rauf was 14, I started talking to him on ICC. It was one of his incognito accounts and I thought he was Nak. To make it short, he has the attributes of a saint to put up with my  BS
Feb-04-13  waustad: I was mistaken. Sections F and G are round robins of young players, F is boys and G is girls.
Feb-05-13  Strongest Force: Today is queen-trouble day. Rauf gains one and Nyzh loses one.
Feb-05-13  Refused: <PhilFeeley: So I guess neither Inarkiev nor Potkin showed up?>

Is it possible that they were recruited as seconds for the candidates?

Wasn't Potkin friends with Grischuk? But that's mere speculation on my part.

Feb-06-13  Strongest Force: Raufy going for some of his trademark craziness after only about 10 moves. It has all been seen before but one always wonders what will happen when a granade explodes in a minefield.
Feb-06-13  iqbalianpawn: hello guys.. Anybody knows the format of the tournament.. Its 75 players and everything seems mixed here...
Feb-07-13  Blunderdome: I think it's a Swiss, but some games are missing from CG's database.
Feb-08-13  Strongest Force: I was transfixed with Nyzhnky's KID up until 22..Nh7(?). I had to move to Vishy-Fab after that.
Feb-08-13  Ezzy: <iqbalianpawn: hello guys.. Anybody knows the format of the tournament..>

9 Round Swiss.

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  PhilFeeley: I don't know why <> can't get the table right. has them all.
Feb-08-13  Ezzy: <PhilFeeley: I don't know why <> can't get the table right. has them all.>

They do the table by the amount of games available for their database. A lot of the games aren't immediately available.

Feb-09-13  Strongest Force: Raufy loves the dragon Sicilian.He loves it so much, he played it with white in round 8.
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  PhilFeeley: <Ezzy> Why do they even bother to put the standings up then? They make no sense. There are lots of tournaments where lists just the names of the competitors, so this one would be a good candidate for that format.
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  Eyal: <There are lots of tournaments where lists just the names of the competitors, so this one would be a good candidate for that format.>

Actually, they have a "default" format for each event, but you can easily switch between them - it's a matter of changing "&crosstable=1" to "&crosstable=2" at the end (i.e., Moscow Open (2013) to Moscow Open (2013)).

Btw, the correctly updated standings can be seen at Right now, going into the 9th (and final) round, there are 7 players who share the lead with 6.5 points - Nepomniachtchi, Maletin, Mamedov, Savchenko, Kokarev, Khairullin & Smirnov.

Feb-10-13  Refused: Congratulations to GM Savchenko for winning the Moscow Open with 7.5/9
Premium Chessgames Member <Why do they even bother to put the standings up then?> We have no way of knowing in advance how well the official site will be when releasing PGN. You are right: we should remove the scoreboard and revert to the list of names, and we did. Hopefully the missing games will become available soon.

And congratulations to Boris Savchenko.

Feb-11-13  John Abraham: Congrats Savchenko. Nepo came close, he is a fantastic player as well.
Feb-13-13  kellmano: Savchenko is a genius. I recommend playing through his games to anyone. Creative as hell.

I know nothing more about him than this.

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  Beholder: <kellmano> Perhaps there are some particularly creative games of GM Savchenko you can recommend? I'd appreciate if you point out a few.
Feb-16-13  kellmano: Hi <beholder>

This one is fairly typical of his style:

B Savchenko vs A Goganov, 2011

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  Beholder: <kellmano> Thank you. Indeed a very unusual game.
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