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FIDE Grand Prix Thessaloniki Tournament

Leinier Dominguez Perez8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Gata Kamsky7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Fabiano Caruana7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Alexander Grischuk6/11(+1 -0 =10)[games]
Ruslan Ponomariov6/11(+2 -1 =8)[games]
Rustam Mashrukovich Kasimdzhanov5.5/11(+2 -2 =7)[games]
Hikaru Nakamura5/11(+2 -3 =6)[games]
Veselin Topalov4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[games]
Peter Svidler4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[games]
Alexander Morozevich4/11(+1 -4 =6)[games]
Etienne Bacrot4/11(+1 -4 =6)[games]
Vassily Ivanchuk3.5/11(+1 -5 =5)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kamsky vs L Dominguez 1-0452013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. Ponomariov vs Caruana ½-½392013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiC78 Ruy Lopez
3. Svidler vs Bacrot 1-0272013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Topalov vs Grischuk ½-½852013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
5. Ivanchuk vs Morozevich ½-½622013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiE97 King's Indian
6. Kasimdzhanov vs Nakamura 1-0692013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiA56 Benoni Defense
7. Grischuk vs Nakamura 1-01212013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiC78 Ruy Lopez
8. Caruana vs Ivanchuk 1-0552013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
9. Morozevich vs Svidler 1-0222013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiC48 Four Knights
10. Bacrot vs Kasimdzhanov ½-½352013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiD85 Grunfeld
11. L Dominguez vs Ponomariov ½-½192013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. Topalov vs Kamsky ½-½472013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiE60 King's Indian Defense
13. Ponomariov vs Topalov ½-½562013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. Ivanchuk vs L Dominguez 0-1392013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
15. Nakamura vs Bacrot ½-½732013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiC26 Vienna
16. Kamsky vs Grischuk ½-½372013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiA48 King's Indian
17. Svidler vs Caruana ½-½352013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
18. Kasimdzhanov vs Morozevich ½-½412013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiE91 King's Indian
19. Kamsky vs Ponomariov ½-½542013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. Grischuk vs Bacrot ½-½532013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Morozevich vs Nakamura ½-½382013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. L Dominguez vs Svidler 1-0362013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiC78 Ruy Lopez
23. Topalov vs Ivanchuk 1-0212013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiB30 Sicilian
24. Caruana vs Kasimdzhanov ½-½762013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
25. Bacrot vs Morozevich ½-½812013FIDE Grand Prix ThessalonikiD90 Grunfeld
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May-20-13  waustad: Here is the FIDE site for the tournament:
May-20-13  waustad: Time control: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and then each player will be allotted 15 minutes after the second time control and an increment of 30 seconds per move will be allowed from move 61 onwards.
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  Boomie: ->

A nice mix of players which should produce some interesting chess.

Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2725

Caruana, Fabiano ITA 2774

Dominguez Perez, Leinier CUB 2723

Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2779

Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2755

Kamsky, Gata USA 2741

Kasimdzhanov, Rustam UZB 2699

Morozevich, Alexander RUS 2760

Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2775

Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2742

Svidler, Peter RUS 2769

Topalov, Veselin BUL 2793

Average - 2753

May-20-13  Scarecrow: Wow, Svidler keeps playing! Not only he replaced Kramnik in Norway but now he also has this... remarkable.
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  Naniwazu: What's even more remarkable is Kamsky's recent string of tournament attendances: Russian Team Championships, FIDE Grand Prix (Zug), US Championship and now this Grand Prix. I'm wondering if he ever gets tired?
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  Eyal: Bacrot is replacing Radjabov. For Topalov, a good result here can clinch qualification to the next candidates. For Caruana, Morozevich, Nakamura, Ponomariov, Svidler & Kamsky a good result can be crucial to their chances, since their overall score so far is not as good and they only have one more GP tournament left after this one.
May-20-13  anandrulez: Svidler is great . He has loads of talent , can play a good game , but is inconsistent at times. Hope he just ups his game by selecting tourneys to play ... then he might just come into top 5 .
May-20-13  messachess: Great lineup, but can the just completed Norway tournament participants have enough energy to play?
May-20-13  anandrulez: Fide Grand Prix folks have grown up ...
There is a Live Games on mobile link .
Not everyone can can sit in front of comp and watch games ! Cool FIDE ... way to go ....
May-20-13  Strongest Force: Wondering if he ever gets tired

Does anyone remember the months when Gata was caring for his first- born? At that website, he was talking to everyone and playing all top players ALL NIGHT EVERY NIGHT.

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  parmetd: I really don't understand the choice of Bacrot as a replacement for Radjabov. Why not choose Adams so that if one more player drops one time then you could have another candidate.
May-20-13  dagwood2005: Can't wait for a fresh round of excuse-making from Morozevich.
May-20-13  ketchuplover: Proceed USA Citizens Proceed!
May-20-13  waustad: <anandrulez>They've learned that they need to put times as well as dates too.
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  andrewjsacks: Anyone know about the European Chess Club Cup 2013, to begin today? Will it be covered, to some degree, here? Thanks.
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  Marmot PFL: <Bacrot is replacing Radjabov.> Didn't any Grecians urn a chance to play?
May-20-13  hellopolgar: This is Hikaru Nakamura 's best opportunity to win his first Grand Prix. The only person that he had trouble with in the past is Peter Svidler who is pretty tired at this point. So I wouldn't be surprised if he goes +5 and wins this.
May-20-13  fisayo123: When was the last time Nakamura went +5 in any super tournament except TATA? I don't see him winning this one.
May-20-13  jsy: No one absolutely needs to go +5 to win this tournament. +3 might get it done. This I can see from Naka.
May-20-13  DrAjedrez: I would like to see Nakamura win this Grand Prix tournament. Others that may have good chances are Caruana and the Topalov we saw in the Zug Grand Prix returns.
May-20-13  fromoort: <Marmot PFL> Good one!
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  HeMateMe: Must be some nice appearance fees. They got some big names. If we could take the monies of the players on the NY Yankees injured/unable to play list, we would have about $90M, and could put on some grandmaster chess tournaments. Perhaps in another life.
May-21-13  anandrulez: Marmot PFL: <Bacrot is replacing Radjabov.> Didn't any Grecians urn a chance to play?

You have to travel to BC to find geniuses in Greek (Socrates , Hercules etc ) they had plenty back then . Today maybe only Nigel Short who is half Greek :-)

But is ur joke on Bacrot or Greece ? :-)

May-21-13  FISCHERboy: What's with the joke? It's all Greek to me. :)
May-21-13  ketchuplover: They make good yogurt :)
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