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🏆 Gideon Japhet Memorial (2018) Chess Event Description
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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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gelfand vs G Meier  ½-½482018Gideon Japhet MemorialE10 Queen's Pawn Game
2. G Meier vs Gelfand 0-1692018Gideon Japhet MemorialA04 Reti Opening
3. I Nepomniachtchi vs Gelfand 1-0442018Gideon Japhet MemorialB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
4. Gelfand vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½232018Gideon Japhet MemorialD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Svidler vs Gelfand 0-1412018Gideon Japhet MemorialB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
6. Gelfand vs Svidler  1-0262018Gideon Japhet MemorialE60 King's Indian Defense
7. Gelfand vs Ivanchuk 0-1292018Gideon Japhet MemorialD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Ivanchuk vs Gelfand 1-0402018Gideon Japhet MemorialA04 Reti Opening
9. Gelfand vs A Muzychuk  ½-½562018Gideon Japhet MemorialA81 Dutch
10. A Muzychuk vs Gelfand  ½-½222018Gideon Japhet MemorialB33 Sicilian
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Jul-02-18  GreenLantern: Go Anna!
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  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.
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  OhioChessFan: Usually 6 draws would not be that interesting, but for Muzychuk it's better than expected.
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  Sokrates: Although it's with six draws it is remarkable that Anna M. has passed Svidler, Meier and the old warrior Ivanchuk.
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  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.
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  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. :-)

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  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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