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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Shenzhen Masters Tournament

Ding Liren6.5/10(+3 -0 =7)[games]
Anish Giri5.5/10(+1 -0 =9)[games]
Peter Svidler5.5/10(+2 -1 =7)[games]
Yu Yangyi4.5/10(+0 -1 =9)[games]
Pentala Harikrishna4.5/10(+2 -3 =5)[games]
Michael Adams3.5/10(+0 -3 =7)[games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Shenzhen Masters (2017)

The 2017 Shenzhen Chess Masters is a new 6-player double round-robin taking place from March 23 to April 2 in the Longgang District of Shenzhen, China. It features the Chinese nos 1 and 2, Ding Liren and Yu Yangyi, and foreign stars Giri, Svidler, Harikrishna and Adams.

The prize fund is $90,000, with $20,000 for first place. Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move one. (1)

Official site: http://cca.imsa.cn/

(1) chess24: Shenzhen Chess Masters https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t...

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Adams vs A Giri  ½-½312017Shenzhen MastersC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. Harikrishna vs Svidler  ½-½302017Shenzhen MastersD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
3. Yu Yangyi vs Ding Liren ½-½882017Shenzhen MastersA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
4. A Giri vs Ding Liren  ½-½372017Shenzhen MastersD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Svidler vs Yu Yangyi  ½-½242017Shenzhen MastersC48 Four Knights
6. Adams vs Harikrishna 0-1512017Shenzhen MastersA14 English
7. Ding Liren vs Svidler 1-0442017Shenzhen MastersD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Yu Yangyi vs Adams  ½-½372017Shenzhen MastersE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
9. Harikrishna vs A Giri 0-1562017Shenzhen MastersB54 Sicilian
10. Ding Liren vs Harikrishna ½-½302017Shenzhen MastersD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
11. Svidler vs Adams  ½-½292017Shenzhen MastersC53 Giuoco Piano
12. Yu Yangyi vs A Giri  ½-½312017Shenzhen MastersD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. Adams vs Ding Liren  ½-½442017Shenzhen MastersC77 Ruy Lopez
14. A Giri vs Svidler ½-½392017Shenzhen MastersA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
15. Harikrishna vs Yu Yangyi ½-½1022017Shenzhen MastersD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Svidler vs Harikrishna 1-0442017Shenzhen MastersD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. A Giri vs Adams  ½-½312017Shenzhen MastersE15 Queen's Indian
18. Ding Liren vs Yu Yangyi 1-0512017Shenzhen MastersA06 Reti Opening
19. Harikrishna vs Adams 1-0672017Shenzhen MastersA06 Reti Opening
20. Ding Liren vs A Giri  ½-½572017Shenzhen MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
21. Yu Yangyi vs Svidler  ½-½472017Shenzhen MastersA48 King's Indian
22. Adams vs Yu Yangyi  ½-½252017Shenzhen MastersC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
23. A Giri vs Harikrishna  ½-½412017Shenzhen MastersD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
24. Svidler vs Ding Liren ½-½182017Shenzhen MastersC77 Ruy Lopez
25. Yu Yangyi vs Harikrishna  ½-½312017Shenzhen MastersC78 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
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Mar-28-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: <botvinnik64: ... but all those doubters can try to beat him on Banter Blitz!> I think I know what you mean, but if we only could have opinions on players we could beat ourselves, this would be a room of dead silence. Of course, Svidler could easily beat any of us (assuming Carlsen isn't hiding behind the trolling aliases), maybe even Sally Simpson, but we, the army of polyhistoric, omnipotent kibitzers can't help airing our opinions anyway. On an end-note I think Svidler isn't declining, but he may have made peace with himself and not be willing use all his energy on becoming no. 1 in the world. As I already said, he doesn't need to prove his worth anymore - his excellent merits are indisputable.
Mar-28-17  redwhitechess: Official poster of Longgang Chess Master 2017.

http://red-white-chess.blogspot.co....

Mar-28-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  jith1207: <3 decided games, 12 draws. Come on, guys!>

It's a double round-robin after all, players would face to face each other again and it is only making sense that they save themselves for the last few rounds.

Mar-28-17  jphamlore: <jith1207: It's a double round-robin after all, players would face to face each other again and it is only making sense that they save themselves for the last few rounds.>

I don't think the players are saving themselves at all. There have been several draws with tremendous chances that simply could not be converted due to the excellence of their opponent and the limited time to find a winning line.

Mar-29-17  ex0duz: It's funny hearing patzers on here talking smack about Svidler like he should retire or something when he's still a top 20 player and rated like 2750~, and he pretty much almost qualified to challenge Carlsen but only lost to Karjakin from a winning position..

Or that because Svilder is doing commentaries, that somehow he's not focusing enough on chess and that he should retire and be a commentator now.

Seriously guys, don't you have any shame? Svidler, one of the worlds best players, and also a very good talker(good english, knows western culture and has good jokes, IE a good commentator), decides to commentate, and what does he get? Ungrateful trolls who say he should retire or he should stop commentating so he can actually 'focus on his career'.. because commentating a few days of chess for one or two tournaments is too much for him? lol. He could do that @#$% on the spot without any prior research, why shouldn't he get paid more for talking/commentating a game he loves?

I'm sure Svidler knows better than you and he doesn't need any of your negative/snide remarks that you guys are trying to pass off as 'advice'. How about you guys practice, stop being patzers, and when you are rated higher than Svidler(or even 2500+), and then you can talk. Until then, shutup and take your own advice and practice instead of criticizing SuperGM's for no reason.

Mar-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <ex0duz: It's funny hearing patzers on here talking smack about Svidler like he should retire or something when he's still a top 20 player and rated like 2750~, and he pretty much almost qualified to challenge Carlsen but only lost to Karjakin from a winning position....>

Why should a mere 2750 GM be sacrosanct, when the likes of Carlsen is routinely flayed every time he starts slowly in an event, or worse still, <loses a game>???

That said, silence would be welcome, though not at all likely.

Mar-29-17  JimNorCal: Two out of three decisive games this session
Mar-30-17  jphamlore: The organizers did choose an excellent field for interesting games with chances for decisive results.

It is just that at this level of play, it is simply so hard to win games.

Mar-30-17  starry2013: Adams definitely wants this tournament finished now, he should be at least at 50% the way it has gone.
Mar-30-17  ex0duz: <perfidious: Why should a mere 2750 GM be sacrosanct, when the likes of Carlsen is routinely flayed every time he starts slowly in an event, or worse still, <loses a game>???>

Those people are idiots too.. IE two wrongs don't make a right.

Both Svidler and Carlsen should NOT retire anytime soon. Carlsen is world champion.. lmao.

No one in the top 20(who is still active and maintaining a 2750+ rating vs other top 20 players) should be thinking about retiring, Svidler isn't that old, and he hasn't 'lost it', unlike Leko etc. Poor Leko should probably retire, he's like what, 2700~ now? I doubt he can get 2750 again. Svidler doesn't have this problem.

Mar-30-17  jphamlore: I don't recall anything quite like this where over and over again the decisive games all feature the same theme, here the power of the bishop after the losing player exchanges one for a knight early in the game.

Today it was Adams who paid the price versus Harikrishna.

Mar-30-17  stst: <The organizers did choose an excellent field for interesting games with chances for decisive results.>

This tourney is well-designed. The field has no particular outstanding foes, but not so weak as to trounce it all easily. Both Ding and Yu got chances. It's regarded as a decent training for them.

While MC won't come easily, I guess the next 'meeting' will invite the close to 2nd tiers, the likes of MVL, Kramnik, SK, So, etc.

Mar-31-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Lambda: Nobody "should" retire due to getting old and not so good. They can if they want, of course, but would the world be a better place if Korchnoi had retired when he fell out of the top 20 or so?
Mar-31-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  norami: If Adams, Svidler and Yu win tomorrow and the next day Adams and Harikrishna win with the other game drawn, then the six players will end tied for last place.
Mar-31-17  fisayo123: Ding Liren and Giri have been the best players here and have shown by far the best chess, unsurprisingly.
Apr-01-17  Imran Iskandar: Although six-player double round-robins are one of my favorite tournament formats in terms of fairness, it always has the potential to be boring, since there are only 3 games at a time. Moreover, the spread of ratings may make even a field of fighters (relatively) turn this into a drawfest.
Apr-02-17  fisayo123: Dominant showing from Ding Liren. Could easily have finished with +4 or +5 if he maximized his chances. This guy is easily a top 10 talent. Shame he doesn't get the amount of invites he deserves.
Apr-02-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Ding Liren convincingly won the tournament.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8bK9Xz...

We may expect his best results after graduation (this summer) at the Peking University Law School.

A simultaneous exhibition of Ding Liren against college students at the Peking University campus:

http://img1.gtimg.com/sports/pics/h...

Apr-02-17  Imran Iskandar: <fisayo123> Wholeheartedly agree. I also really like his style of play, where he doesn't shy away from complicated positions.
Apr-03-17  stst: Purpose of the design fulfilled - Ding got it via fewest losses.
Apr-03-17  activechess55:

Congrats Ding Liren!
+3 is a decent score after 10 rounds.

Apr-03-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Ding Liren finished a full point ahead of Giri and Svidler.

The final event in Shenzen was a simultaneous exhibition all six grandmasters played against school children.

http://s.imsa.cn/cmsa_cms/uploads/a...

http://s.imsa.cn/cmsa_cms/uploads/a...

http://s.imsa.cn/cmsa_cms/uploads/a...

Apr-09-17  WorstPlayerEver: Ding Liren entered the top 10, Giri 12th.
Apr-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: <ex0duz: It's funny hearing patzers on here talking smack about Svidler like he should retire or something when he's still a top 20 player and rated like 2750~, and he pretty much almost qualified to challenge Carlsen but only lost to Karjakin from a winning position..>

Wow, you're really shooting with the big gun here, aren't you? I don't know who said, Svidler should retire, I know I didn't. I have never said about any top player that he should retire, that's evidently not mine or anyone else's business. But if general observations and assessments on a player's present state of mind and strength cannot be aired here without being called "patzer" or "idiot", I think your gun would quickly run out of ammunition.

Apr-15-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: It's the Magnus and So jock kissers. A small group, really.
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