The 4th Gideon Japhet memorial was a rapid tournament played in the Lerner Sport Centre, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 2-6 July 2018. Time control: 25 minutes for the whole game, with 10 seconds increment from move 1. Chief arbiter: ... [more]
Player: Boris Gelfand
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|Jul-02-18|| ||GreenLantern: Go Anna!|
|Jul-03-18|| ||Sokrates: Gideon Japhet seems to have been an honorable, likable man with a genuine passion for chess. The alledged purpose of this tournament is to promote chess in Israel - may they succeed! It seems that the good Svidler has participated before. I wish him the best of luck.|
|Jul-04-18|| ||OhioChessFan: Usually 6 draws would not be that interesting, but for Muzychuk it's better than expected.|
|Jul-05-18|| ||Sokrates: Although it's with six draws it is remarkable that Anna M. has passed Svidler, Meier and the old warrior Ivanchuk.|
|Jul-05-18|| ||Dionysius1: You mean it's remarkable that Anna M has scored more draws than Svidler, Meier and Ivanchuk? Given that she is running last in the field, I think the number of draws she's scored is about as non-news as ever any non-news can get!|
|Jul-05-18|| ||paavoh: Based on ratings, she was supposed to last anyway. She is not compeletely overrun though, six draws and only two losses in the bag is a good result, IMHO.|
|Jul-06-18|| ||paavoh: "... supposed to BE last...". Sorry.|
|Jul-07-18|| ||Sokrates: <Dionysius1> I don't think I posted my observation with the pretention of it being news. It was just an observation after the sixth round.|
I called Anna M.'s performance remarkable and still want to call it remarkable now that the tournament is finished. Sure, she lost two games, as did Svidler and Ivanchuk; Gelfand and Meier lost three! Being only two points behind the winner in the company of such battle-hardened players is a remarkable result for a woman whose rating is well over 150 points under the winner. But I guess it's the old story about the glass being half full or half empty. :-)
|Jul-09-18|| ||diagonal: Nice line-up mix! It has to be pointed out, that the featured <Gideon Japhet Memorial Cup> event was a <Rapid Tournament>.|
During the <4th Gideon Japhet Memorial 2018> in Jerusalem, an Open Festival in classical chess took place, too, namely the <Gideon Japhet Memorial ACP Open Chess Tournament>.
Arkadij Naiditsch, the top seed in the A-section, won as clear first, ahead of GM Tamir Nabaty (Elo 2692, today the second highest ranked player from Israel, just a few points behind Gelfand), ... and on fourth place Mariya Muzychuk.
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