|Tradewise Gibraltar (2018)|
The 16th Tradewise Gibraltar Masters took place in Caleta Hotel from January 23 to February 1, 2018. This year had a notably strong line-up with top seeds including Aronian, Nakamura, Harikrishna, Vitiugov, Vachier-Lagrave, Navara, Quang Liem Le, and Ivanchuk.
After 10 rounds, seven players ended on 7.5 points. The rules stipulated a single winner, and only allowed the four players with the best tournament rating performance to proceed to the playoff stage. In the playoff, the winners of the semifinals were Levon Aronian, who beat Richard Rapport, and Maxime Vachier Lagrave, who beat Hikaru Nakamura, thus ending the American's hope of a fourth successive Gibraltar title and a fifth in total. Aronian won both rapid games, but Vachier-Lagrave needed a further pair of blitz games to qualify for the tie-break final, after the two rapid games ended in a draw. The final showdown was thus between Aronian and Vachier-Lagrave. They drew the two scheduled rapid games (with 10 minutes each, and an extra 2 seconds added after each move) and then the first blitz game (3 minutes each plus an add-on of 2 seconds). Finally Aronian managed to win the second blitz game to clinch overall victory. (1, 2)
Official site: https://www.gibchess.com/. Schedule: https://www.gibchess.com/schedule-2.... Crosstable: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr301...
Previous edition: Tradewise Gibraltar (2017).
(1) https://www.gibchess.com/round-10-2..., (2) https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t...
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|Feb-03-18|| ||perfidious: Agree with <mike1> re the numerous over the top comments.|
Nakamura can now officially throw it over--his life is done and he might as well go to poker full time. (rolls eyes)
Maybe Naka and I will cross swords at the WSOP.
|Feb-03-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: "I won the tournament!"
(With 50 others lol)
|Feb-03-18|| ||SometimesGood: <JustAnotherMaster: Yes <sometimesgood> MC definitely broke him at bullet, his last hold on hope, now he is like a destroyed fighter after having doing his best and getting destroyed, he has nothing worthy left.> Yes, Naka was the best in 4th generation, but Magnus is a 5th generation fighter. Time to go for ramming!|
|Feb-03-18|| ||SometimesGood: saying this I would prefer Naka's personality to Magnus, not a big fun of these type of guys. Still have to acknowledge his superiority. As human beings I would prefer Wesley, Vishy, Ding and Levon. Add to these Asian guys Adams whose personality is just awesome.|
|Feb-03-18|| ||Boomie: It would have been easy to have three rapid matches with the highest TPR seeded into to second round. But after all, this is an open tournament and how they decide who gets the trophy is not all that important.|
|Feb-03-18|| ||JimNorCal: Wow, I like GM So so much more, now that I blocked some annoying commenters!|
|Feb-03-18|| ||john barleycorn: <JimNorCal: Wow, I like GM So so much more, now that I blocked some annoying commenters!>|
Yes, if you cannot handle it, ignore it. The issue will not go away but you can have a happy life.
|Feb-03-18|| ||Absentee: First they fight you, then they laugh at you, then they ignore you, then they win.|
|Feb-04-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: Buy Wesley Soap!|
|Feb-04-18|| ||Justin Flint: https://vimeo.com/71346622|
|Feb-04-18|| ||SometimesGood: <john barleycorn: if you cannot handle it, ignore it.> ha-ha, right. i don't ignore anyone:)|
|Feb-04-18|| ||SometimesGood: <Absentee: First they fight you, then they laugh at you, then they ignore you, then they win.> First they fight you, then they laugh at you, then they ignore you, then they lose.|
|Feb-04-18|| ||zborris8: <perfidious> Nakamura's shining career may be waning, but think of the third place finisher here, 18 yr old Benjamin Gledura. Now that guy has a bright future!|
|Feb-05-18|| ||JustAnotherMaster: No one cares about any of you "nutjobs" posting here every day, get a life huh, help out at the homeless shelter or soup kitchen if you are so well off, otherwise stfu. Naka is on fast downward spiral to nothingness, MC can crush him at every speed, and H-Bomb cant even beat 2700s any more, suck-it losers.|
|Feb-05-18|| ||happyjuggler0: <zborris8: think of the third place finisher here, 18 yr old Benjamin Gledura. Now that guy has a bright future!>|
Actually he didn't finish anywhere close to third place; he finished tied for 26th-49th. http://www.chess-results.com/tnr301...
However, his +3 score is indeed impressive against such a field, not to mention at such a young age too.
|Feb-05-18|| ||zborris8: <happyjuggler0> I think it's your English. You cannot be "tied" for a place. You are "tied' with a "person" meaning you have the same points as that person. That is why prizes are not awarded separately for same point receivers. They are grouped together and divided equally among players with the same points. First place wins the first prize. If the next nine players have the same points, they are "tied" with each other for second place and the money is grouped together and divided equally among them. Anyway, what it is to you?|
|Feb-05-18|| ||Illogic: Of course someone can be tied for a place.|
|Feb-05-18|| ||happyjuggler0: <zborris8>: Someone who finishes third is someone who has 2 people ahead of him. When you have 25 people ahead of you, you are not in third, you are in 26th.|
|Feb-05-18|| ||Ang Dalubhasa: <zborris8> is referencing something that <Wesley So> himself said. I am not sure, though. ^^|
|Feb-05-18|| ||Ang Dalubhasa: Heck, he's not referencing, that's what he actually said. LOL|
|Feb-05-18|| ||zborris8: <happyjuggler0 --> Ang Dalubhasa> |
The convo starts about ten posts before this link:
|Feb-06-18|| ||Pulo y Gata: Besides, Nakamura won this tournament and he taught himself chess.|
|Feb-10-18|| ||JimNorCal: <Wow, I like GM So so much more, now that I blocked some annoying commenters!>|
The downside is that when you go to the "Wesley So" page the comment section is nearly empty! j/k
|Feb-10-18|| ||AylerKupp: Under the new placement rules, I would like to congratulate Howell, Gupta, Debashis, Duda, Oparin, Hao, Vocaturo, Gelfand, Sethuraman, Sutovsky, Dubov, Fuente, Kobo, Cheparinov, Motylev, Narayanan, Epishin, and Bindrich for finishing in second place!|
|Feb-13-18|| ||BPBurton: Where are the game-logs for the tie-break games?|
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