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Moscow Open Tournament

Dmitry Kokarev7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Rauf Mamedov7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi6/8(+4 -0 =4)[games]
Ildar Khairullin5.5/7(+4 -0 =3)[games]
Pavel Maletin5/7(+3 -0 =4)[games]
Pavel Smirnov5/7(+4 -1 =2)[games]
Gadir Guseinov5/7(+3 -0 =4)[games]
Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli5/7(+4 -1 =2)[games]
Illya Nyzhnyk4.5/8(+4 -3 =1)[games]
Nikita Matinian4/6(+2 -0 =4)[games]
Pavel Ponkratov4/7(+3 -2 =2)[games]
Chanda Sandipan4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Boris Savchenko4/5(+3 -0 =2)[games]
Baskaran Adhiban4/7(+2 -1 =4)[games]
Surya Shekhar Ganguly4/7(+3 -2 =2)[games]
Igor Kovalenko4/6(+4 -2 =0)[games]
Ildar Ibragimov4/7(+3 -2 =2)[games]
Vladislav Kovalev3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[games]
Anton Demchenko3/5(+2 -1 =2)[games]
Dmitry Svetushkin3/5(+2 -1 =2)[games]
Evgeny Najer2.5/6(+1 -2 =3)[games]
Farrukh Amonatov2.5/5(+2 -2 =1)[games]
Hovik Hayrapetyan2.5/5(+1 -1 =3)[games]
Rustam Khusnutdinov2/3(+2 -1 =0)[games]
Vitaly Meribanov2/4(+1 -1 =2)[games]
Abhijeet Gupta2/3(+1 -0 =2)[games]
Alexei Iljushin2/5(+0 -1 =4)[games]
Alexey Goganov2/5(+1 -2 =2)[games]
Igor V Glek1.5/2(+1 -0 =1)[games]
(89 players total; 60 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 132  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Nyzhnyk vs D Nyudleev 1-0392013Moscow OpenD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. R Makhmutov vs A Gupta  0-1352013Moscow OpenE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
3. P Smirnov vs S Savitskiy 1-0312013Moscow OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
4. V Krapivin vs G Guseinov 0-1312013Moscow OpenB32 Sicilian
5. F Amonatov vs E Musakaev  1-0272013Moscow OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
6. A Demchenko vs A Gorbatov 1-0312013Moscow OpenC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
7. D Kigel vs D Kokarev 0-1272013Moscow OpenE70 King's Indian
8. E Iturrizaga vs R Grib  ½-½412013Moscow OpenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. I Khairullin vs V Dzhangobegov  1-0322013Moscow OpenB06 Robatsch
10. L Nozdrachev vs R Mamedov 0-1592013Moscow OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. D Khismatullin vs Z Tsydypov 0-1462013Moscow OpenE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
12. M Ozolin vs I Nepomniachtchi 0-1672013Moscow OpenB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. N Konovalov vs A Rakhmanov  ½-½402013Moscow OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
14. Ganguly vs S Narayanan  1-0282013Moscow OpenB72 Sicilian, Dragon
15. A Sharafiev vs F Amonatov  ½-½202013Moscow OpenE70 King's Indian
16. G Guseinov vs V Seliverstov  ½-½552013Moscow OpenB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
17. Glek vs P Smirnov 1-0582013Moscow OpenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. A Gupta vs A Khruschiov  ½-½412013Moscow OpenE81 King's Indian, Samisch
19. V Durarbayli vs N Shukh  ½-½512013Moscow OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
20. D Svetushkin vs V Yandemirov 1-0362013Moscow OpenC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
21. A Krapivin vs A Demchenko  0-1412013Moscow OpenB06 Robatsch
22. D Kokarev vs U Bajarani  1-0542013Moscow OpenA37 English, Symmetrical
23. J Ulko vs I Nyzhnyk 0-1402013Moscow OpenE97 King's Indian
24. S Chekhov vs E Najer  ½-½422013Moscow OpenC45 Scotch Game
25. P Potapov vs I Khairullin  ½-½282013Moscow OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 132  PGN Download
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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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