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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Qatar Masters Tournament

Yu Yangyi7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Anish Giri7/9(+7 -2 =0)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Sanan Sjugirov6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Vasif Durarbayli6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Zahar Efimenko6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Samuel Shankland6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Ding Liren6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Alexander Moiseenko6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Bu Xiangzhi6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Baadur Jobava6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Ivan Ivanisevic6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Ivan Salgado Lopez6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Pavel Eljanov6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Evgeny Tomashevsky6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Vladimir Akopian6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Sergei Movsesian6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Milos Perunovic6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Andrey Vovk6/9(+6 -3 =0)[games]
A R Saleh Salem6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Andrei Volokitin6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Eltaj Safarli6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Baskaran Adhiban6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Evgeny Romanov5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Hrant Melkumyan5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Daniel Naroditsky5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Yuriy Kryvoruchko5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
(154 players total; 126 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 693  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Sandipan vs S Vijayalakshmi  ½-½912014Qatar MastersA45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Movsesian vs S Das 1-0542014Qatar MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
3. B Belyakov vs M Bartel  1-0802014Qatar MastersC15 French, Winawer
4. S Fedorchuk vs N Georgiadis 1-0452014Qatar MastersC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
5. I Saric vs P Potapov  ½-½542014Qatar MastersB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
6. G Sargissian vs C Aravindh  ½-½542014Qatar MastersD36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
7. M Karthikeyan vs Eljanov 0-1542014Qatar MastersC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
8. J P Gomez vs M Vachier-Lagrave 0-1622014Qatar MastersD90 Grunfeld
9. Mamedyarov vs A Stefanova  1-0602014Qatar MastersD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
10. F Libiszewski vs L Tomashevskaya  1-0352014Qatar MastersA06 Reti Opening
11. Xu Jun vs Shiqun Ni  1-0492014Qatar MastersA15 English
12. A Liang vs Gao Rui  0-1372014Qatar MastersB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
13. Akar Ali Salih Salih vs M Cornette  0-1282014Qatar MastersC46 Three Knights
14. S Belouadah vs E Hansen  0-1382014Qatar MastersA48 King's Indian
15. Zhao Jun vs J S Christiansen 1-0272014Qatar MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
16. A Pourkashiyan vs G N Gopal 0-1342014Qatar MastersB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
17. Yusupov vs K Nemcova 1-0382014Qatar MastersA13 English
18. Wen Yang vs A Dimitrijevic  1-0382014Qatar MastersA04 Reti Opening
19. Wei Ming Kevin Goh vs Efimenko  0-1422014Qatar MastersC53 Giuoco Piano
20. A Seyb vs A Vovk  1-0562014Qatar MastersB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
21. D Swiercz vs E Kharous ½-½1152014Qatar MastersC41 Philidor Defense
22. H Gabuzyan vs Gu Xiaobing  ½-½802014Qatar MastersA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
23. P L Basso vs K Miton  ½-½902014Qatar MastersA20 English
24. M A Gomes vs Ganguly  0-1632014Qatar MastersA10 English
25. A Asgarizadeh vs L'Ami 0-1712014Qatar MastersC11 French
 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 693  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Dec-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: I have video annotated the criticial last round game :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J5...

Dec-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: <ex0duz: ...and he also win Norway 2013 outright with really aggressive/risky chess, ahead of Carlsen and a great lineup>

While I agree the Chinese players have done really well lately, I am unfamiliar with the above achievement. Are you talking about Yu? This is the only Norway 2013 I could find:

Norway Chess Tournament (2013)

As you can see Yu wasn't there and the only other Chinese player, Wang Hao, ended up at 50%. Perhaps you could clarify?

Dec-05-14  schweigzwang: Wang Hao had the interesting result at Norway 2013 of defeating the highest rated player and losing to the lowest rated, but he also came away with some very interesting souvenir trousers so maybe it was all good in the end.
Dec-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  lostemperor: <PhilFeeley> <exOduz> probably means Wang Hao record vs Carlsen -3 +2 =1 and Hao winning Biel 2012 what is splendid indeed (despite losing both games to Carlsen)! http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
Dec-05-14  Everett: <As a fan of Wesley So...he has nothing to do with me. > dumb
Dec-05-14  Wavy: Why am I reading Wesley vs Magnus in this thread? They are both not playing here.

I remember Yu getting stuck at 2650 level for years. I was wondering when he can have his breakout performance. He is finally having his breakout performance now.

Dec-05-14  Everett: 50 players have had break-out performances recently, yet there is only so much space in the top 10.
Dec-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <alexmagnus: Actually, I'd add even more - people who are good at what they do will realize how hard it is to do it better than those who are worse in it.>

Tell that to so many who sit behind their software and relentlessly criticise top players......

Dec-06-14  Troller: I have to tip my hat at <tolengoy>. Even after years of endless and repetitive trolling he can turn a totally unrelated forum into a Wesley vs Magnus discussion with lots of posters joining in.

I have said it before and I say it again: <tolengoy> is reigning troll-king of cg.com, none above and none beside him.

Dec-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: <Troller> I agree and there is really no excuse for people continuing to give him a platform.
Dec-06-14  bugabay: <Everett: 50 players have had break-out performances recently, yet there is only so much space in the top 10.>

I tried my best to comprehend this statement but I failed...

This is gotta be the dumbest of them all....bar none.

Dec-06-14  bugabay: <perfidious: <alexmagnus: Actually, I'd add even more - people who are good at what they do will realize how hard it is to do it better than those who are worse in it.>

Tell that to so many who sit behind their software and relentlessly criticise top players......>

These celebrities choose to be on the limelight...they are bound to get props and criticized. Wesley get my thumbs up...too bad Magnus think Open tourneys are hard....

When you become a poker player celebrant...I will be your most vocal critics...but it's not going to happen because you quit when the tough got going...for all we know, quitters are losers...and we can tell from way further than a male dog smells a female dog in heat.

Dec-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Absentee: <Troller: I have to tip my hat at <tolengoy>. Even after years of endless and repetitive trolling he can turn a totally unrelated forum into a Wesley vs Magnus discussion with lots of posters joining in.

I have said it before and I say it again: <tolengoy> is reigning troll-king of cg.com, none above and none beside him.>

Oh absolutely, tolengoying takes some talent and dedication. It can even be funny to read, with all its discombobulated aquatic and tectonic metaphors and its non-aristotelian logic, as long as you don't take it seriously.

Dec-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Tolengeezer's comments are pure unadulterated B.S.

And the years of repeating them have not changed the odor one iota. :-)

Dec-06-14  bugabay: <If you have discovered a truth, tell it first to a parrot! Every new truth needs an insistent repetition! ― Mehmet Murat ildan>

Repitition is the mother of all perfection....it a drill bit penetrating tiny pea sized brain unable to grasp what truth really means.....

Dec-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: <The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.

~ Hannah Arendt ~>

Dec-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Absentee: <Tolengoy poops his pants.

- Albert Einstein>

Dec-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: The stench is indeed no different, even with all the time which, in other circumstances, might have brought about fermentation and something positive.

No such animal, come to <Glenn The Fool>.

Dec-07-14  bugabay: <perfidious: The stench is indeed no different, even with all the time which, in other circumstances, might have brought about fermentation and something positive.

No such animal, come to <Glenn The Fool>.>

Such is a nature's way of giving a reason to commit to principles....stick with it no matter how it smells...it's the golden crown that makes a man a king...you might not know but <truth> is a splendored thing.

Dec-07-14  bugabay: <chancho: <The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.

~ Hannah Arendt ~>>

I'm glad I have nothing to hide...and lie about. My conscience is free from guilt....The truth has set me free....

Dec-07-14  bugabay: <Troller: I have to tip my hat at <tolengoy>.>

And so do I....I am not taking the credit....I'm not tolengoy....I am only his shadow and just like the sun work, the only time I disappear is at noon time....

Dec-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Tip my hat off to a slimeridden cockroach like tolengeezer??

I'd rather tip my hat a thousand times over to people like <Keypusher, Karpova, Kingcrusher, JessicaFischerQueen, The Focus, Perfidious, Randomvisitor, AnnieK, PhonyBenoni>, and all the others who work in the Biographer's Bistro, and bring useful information, yes, the people who do the legwork to improve this site.

Disrupting the site because some idiot like Glenn Salem has a man crush for Wesley So, and envies Magnus Carlsen, and who trolls about it on a daily basis, deserves no tip of the hat at all, but he surely deserves this for his trolling:

https://thedonnybrookreport.files.w...

Dec-07-14  john barleycorn: <bugabay: ....I'm not tolengoy....I am only his shadow...>

You mean to say <...I am his only shadow...>.

Anyway, time to acknowledge Yu's amazing feat in the strongest open ever putting the #1 and #2 seeded in a little box. Very different from those "opens" where the #1 seeded is automatically the winner - e.g. Las Vegas, Turkey Shoot, Summer Sizzler and Chocolate Milk Drinker's open.

Dec-07-14  kia0708: I',m impressed with Yu.

He won a strong tournament.

No defeats, six wins.

He defeated Giri and Kramnik.

Jun-29-15  ex0duz: <PhilFeeley: <ex0duz: ...and he also win Norway 2013 outright with really aggressive/risky chess, ahead of Carlsen and a great lineup>

While I agree the Chinese players have done really well lately, I am unfamiliar with the above achievement. Are you talking about Yu? This is the only Norway 2013 I could find:

Norway Chess Tournament (2013)

As you can see Yu wasn't there and the only other Chinese player, Wang Hao, ended up at 50%. Perhaps you could clarify?>

Sorry, i meant Biel Chess Festival (2012), where he edged out Carlsen with a spectacular aggressive performance, which paid off since the format was 3-1-0 scoring. But yeah.. Carlsen would have won if it was the 'normal' scoring system(1/0.5/0, but it wasn't.. and thus why all the Carlsen fanbois were out in force after that.. haha

This is one of my favourite tourney wins/comebacks/runs.. same as what Yu Yangyi had in Qatar.. winning in the last round to take the tourney, and against Kramnik no less!

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