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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Gashimov Memorial Tournament

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov2.5/3(+2 -0 =1)[view games]
Pavel Eljanov2/3(+2 -1 =0)[view games]
Veselin Topalov2/3(+1 -0 =2)[view games]
Michael Adams2/3(+1 -0 =2)[view games]
Vladimir Kramnik1.5/3(+0 -0 =3)[view games]
Radoslaw Wojtaszek1/3(+0 -1 =2)[view games]
Sergey Karjakin1/3(+0 -1 =2)[view games]
Wesley So1/3(+0 -1 =2)[view games]
Teimour Radjabov1/3(+0 -1 =2)[view games]
Pentala Harikrishna1/3(+0 -1 =2)[view games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Gashimov Memorial (2017)

The tournament is named after Vugar Gashimov who passed away in 2014. Players: So, Kramnik, Karjakin, Mamedyarov, Adams, Harikrishna, Eljanov, Wojtaszek, Topalov, Radjabov.

Official site: http://www.shamkirchess.az/index.php
Live games: http://www.shamkirchess.az/content/...

Previous edition: Gashimov Memorial (2016)

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Wojtaszek vs Kramnik  ½-½83 2017 Gashimov MemorialD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
2. Eljanov vs Radjabov 1-046 2017 Gashimov MemorialC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
3. W So vs Mamedyarov 0-139 2017 Gashimov MemorialC45 Scotch Game
4. Karjakin vs Harikrishna ½-½40 2017 Gashimov MemorialD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
5. Topalov vs Adams ½-½42 2017 Gashimov MemorialC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. Harikrishna vs Eljanov 0-154 2017 Gashimov MemorialE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
7. Kramnik vs Radjabov  ½-½73 2017 Gashimov MemorialA48 King's Indian
8. R Wojtaszek vs Topalov 0-134 2017 Gashimov MemorialD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Adams vs W So ½-½41 2017 Gashimov MemorialA15 English
10. Mamedyarov vs Karjakin ½-½22 2017 Gashimov MemorialC53 Giuoco Piano
11. Radjabov vs Harikrishna ½-½28 2017 Gashimov MemorialD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
12. Topalov vs Kramnik  ½-½35 2017 Gashimov MemorialD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. W So vs R Wojtaszek ½-½40 2017 Gashimov MemorialD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Karjakin vs Adams 0-139 2017 Gashimov MemorialD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Eljanov vs Mamedyarov 0-166 2017 Gashimov MemorialE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  
 

Kibitzer's Corner
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Apr-23-17  morfishine: Still way too early to write-off So, they've only played 2 games for crying-out-loud

See how things look around game 5-6 or so

*****

Apr-23-17
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  chancho: https://livestream.com/accounts/143...
Apr-23-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: Ljubojevic is hilarious in the post game interviews, interrupting the players with his own lines, and just now, with Radjabov and Harikrishna, spending 20 minutes talking about homeopathic cures and genetically modified foods to the players' bemusement.
Apr-23-17  paavoh: Eljanov and Mamedjarov are putting on a great fight, but it seems Karjakin made a costly error on move 39 in time trouble and resigned.
Apr-23-17
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  Gypsy: <but it seems Karjakin made a costly error on move 39 in time trouble and resigned>

Karjakin loses a full piece and there is no perpetual: <39...Rxf1+ 40.Kxf1 Qc4+ 41.Kg2 Qxa2 42.Qe8+ Kg7 43.Qe5+ Nf6 ... 0-1> would probably be the logical finale, if played out.

Apr-23-17
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  Marmot PFL: Karjakin could play on, Caruana saved a position that bad yesterday,
Apr-23-17
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  Marmot PFL: I don't think Mamedyarov can hold that position.
Apr-23-17
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  tamar: SF is showing the decisive path is to part with the f2 bishop. Eljanov is taking his time. I would find it hard to resist Bd5 ch but that is giving away a big part of the edge
Apr-23-17
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  MissScarlett: Ljubo needs to STFU.
Apr-23-17
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  Marmot PFL: Black knight had to go it was holding up the pawn.
Apr-23-17
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  tamar: Queen attacked. No problem. e7!!
Apr-23-17
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  tamar: Eljanov missed it. Drew now?
Apr-23-17
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  Marmot PFL: <Gypsy> Play 41 Re2 instead of Kg2. Then to win the rook black has to play 41...Nd2+ and the knight can't get back to f6.
Apr-23-17
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  Marmot PFL: Adams probably still wins but at least it wouldn't be so easy.
Apr-23-17
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  Gypsy: <Marmot PFL: Karjakin could play on, Caruana saved a position that bad yesterday>

I doubt it. The endgame(s) from


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/4p3/4P3/5PK1/8

is a simple win for Black. For instance,

<44.g4 Qc4 45.g5 Qe4+ 46.Qxe4 dxe4 47.gxf6+ Kxf6 ...>


click for larger view

White b-pawn is lost and so is the whole White game.

Apr-23-17
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  Gypsy: <Marmot PFL: <Gypsy> Play 41 Re2 instead of Kg2. ...> Good point. Must look at it later.
Apr-23-17  paavoh: I have to say Mamedjarov is a true fighter, not giving up and posing serious obstacles, even winning attempts with so little time on his clock.
Apr-23-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: So the Shark has won games over So and Eljanov?

Aren't these the two hooligans who gave us this memorable masterpiece?

Eljanov vs W So, 2013

:-)

Anywho, congrats to the Shark on another great win.

Apr-23-17  paavoh: And Mamed won!!! This must feel awful for Eljanov, who I thought had the game completely under control at move 40.

Still, he has 2/3 at this point which is not bad at all in this company.

Apr-23-17
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  tamar: Pavel, it is not enough to wound the Shark, you must kill him.
Apr-23-17
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  chancho: If you let him take a bite, that's all she wrote.
Apr-23-17
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  ajile: This should be a Benoni Openings tournament only.
Apr-23-17  devere: <AylerKupp: <MayonExpress> SO so many so-so haters!> <I think that what you are seeing is a reaction to the extreme lengths that So fanboys go to elevate their hero to near-sainthood rather than any dislike of So himself.>

There is that, and also So's disturbing conduct toward his parents. As with Fischer, there seem to be a majority of chess players who care only about the chess results, and Wesley So has been playing extremely well for the past year. Paraphrasing Arturo Toscanini: to Wesley So the chess player I take off my hat. To Wesley So the man I put it on again.

Apr-23-17  morfishine: I am a So fan

Only a rational chess follower would be so

to heck with all the ignorant others

*****

Apr-23-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  saffuna: <There is that, and also So's disturbing conduct toward his parents.>

We don't know the facts, can't judge.

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