| page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 103
|1. Wang Hao vs Tingjie Lei
|| ||1-0||49||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||C42 Petrov Defense|
|2. Di Li vs Lin Yi
|| ||1-0||37||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||A15 English|
|3. Wei Chao Chu vs Li Tian Yeoh
|| ||1-0||47||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||A60 Benoni Defense|
|4. Lu Shanglei vs G Munkhgal
|| ||1-0||49||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||C02 French, Advance|
|5. Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Jiner Zhu
|| ||1-0||55||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||C91 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|6. Ganguly vs Y T Taher
||1-0||70||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||A30 English, Symmetrical|
|7. Wang Chen vs B Adhiban
|| ||1-0||37||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|8. I Cheparinov vs Yuxiang Fang
|| ||1-0||42||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|9. Lin Yi vs Li Shilong
|| ||1-0||42||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||E70 King's Indian|
|10. Tingjie Lei vs G Munkhgal
|| ||1-0||42||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||C11 French|
|11. Li Tian Yeoh vs Guanchu Liu
|| ||1-0||25||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|12. Yan Liu vs Sugar Gan-Erdene
|| ||1-0||68||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation|
|13. T Batchuluun vs Minghui Xu
|| ||1-0||47||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||D52 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|14. Yinglun Xu vs N Batsiashvili
|| ||1-0||33||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||D31 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|15. Wen Yang vs J Xie
|| ||1-0||57||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||B07 Pirc|
|16. M Oleksienko vs Zeyu Xiang
|| ||1-0||49||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||C53 Giuoco Piano|
|17. B D Deac vs Yankai Li
|| ||1-0||45||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|18. Naiditsch vs Lou Yiping
|| ||1-0||42||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|19. Yu Yangyi vs Zhihang Xu
|| ||1-0||87||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||B32 Sicilian|
|20. M Parligras vs Wang Chen
|| ||1-0||78||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||B41 Sicilian, Kan|
|21. S Megaranto vs Yan Fang
|| ||1-0||34||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||D64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
|22. Yu Ruiyuan vs Li Tian Yeoh
|| ||1-0||39||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||B18 Caro-Kann, Classical|
|23. Tan Zhongyi vs Chenxi Zhao
|| ||1-0||62||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||D16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|24. Zhihang Xu vs Chen Zou
|| ||1-0||49||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||A22 English|
|25. Yankai Li vs Mihajlo Radovanovic
|| ||1-0||61||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||E73 King's Indian|
| page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 103
|Jul-31-19|| ||wtpy: Prizes are not shared with places determined by mathematical tiebreaks. Maybe that will make people take more chances to get full points otherwise thousands of dollars could all be determined by a tiebreak that you can't know the result of until last round is over.|
|Aug-03-19|| ||csmath: There are already 5 rounds. Wang Hao, Ganguly, Cheparinov and Bassem in lead with 4 out of 5.|
Ganguly beat Wei Yi in 16 moves after crazy opening where Wei Yi started ill-conceived tactical attack with mate threats but missed simple and strong response of white. In fact he was losing the game in 13 moves and in desperation he simply gave up the queen in 16th move and resigned.
The tactics in his head gets ahead of him.
|Aug-03-19|| ||csmath: Cheparinov is a sole leader after beating Wang Hao in the 6th round, 5 out of 6. For some reason a player like Wang Hao has chosen QG Declined and got himself into passive position. Then of course he started making further mistakes and finally committed (hard to see) error allowing Cheparinov very nice combination in 30th move that quickly decided the game. |
Cheparinov is followed by Yu Yangyi, Ganguly and Amin Bassem with 4.5.
|Aug-03-19|| ||csmath: Pairings for the 7th round will be decisive, Ganguly-Cheparinov, Yu Yangyi-Amin Bassem. Wang Hao has a chance to get back as white against Lupulescu, I expect this to be a good game.|
Wei Yi (who missed a win in 6th round) and Le Quang Liem also have chance to repair their sub-par performance so far as white against inferior opponents.
There are some great games in this tournament.
|Aug-04-19|| ||csmath: Ganguly takes the lead with 5.5/7. he has beaten Cheparinov in a rooks ending with a lot of errors, quite a disappointment.|
Amin Bassem and Yu Yangyi split the game 1/2-1/2, objectively equal but hardly drawish. Wang Hao and Wei Yi won their games but Le Quang Liem could not win his. Vallejo won his game against Megaranto and joined the group following Ganguly (Amin, Vallejo, Wang Hao, Cheparinov and Yu all at 5/7).
|Aug-04-19|| ||Pedro Fernandez: <<csmath>: There are some great games in this tournament.> Hey <csmath>, as you may have noticed, the number of games is huge, so, can you point out a few games that you think are interesting? Thanks in advance and greetings!|
|Aug-05-19|| ||SChesshevsky: Cheparinov - Wang Hao was very interesting. Looked like black equalized and might of got a three-peat at 20. Bb3 by going back 20...Re8.|
But instead went for more with 20...Qb6. Seems might have misjudged weakness of no rooks down the center and got worse. Then appeared to get outplayed tactically from there. Thought it was a nice game with key positional and tactical aspects.
|Aug-05-19|| ||csmath: Amin Bassem (vs Cheparinov) and Ganguly (versus Wang Hao) won their games and it is now the race between two of them, Ganguly 6.5/7, Amin 6/8.|
Wang Hao blundered better position into a loss.
Le Quang Liem is a separate story, with a rating 2713 he is now at 4/8, 50%, after losing to Zheng Chongsheng in an amateur style blunder.
I also wonder how artificial high ratings are. For example Wei Yi, Evgeny Najer, and Naiditsch are all on 4.5/8. My guess is that guys like Anish Giri and Dominguez would quickly lose their rating if they would play events like this.
|Aug-05-19|| ||Troller: <I also wonder how artificial high ratings are. For example Wei Yi, Evgeny Najer, and Naiditsch are all on 4.5/8. My guess is that guys like Anish Giri and Dominguez would quickly lose their rating if they would play events like this.>|
Not so sure, e.g. Reykjavik Open (2017)
Ratings simply reflect past results; they have also, however, proven to be quite accurate with regards to predicting results. Of course there is a difference between an open Swiss and a closed Invitational, but most top players have done both with good results.
As you point out, right now it is remarkable how many top players are paddling about in the middle of the table here. Naiditsch is known for a roller coaster rating profile but LQL usually delivers in these events. On the other side, for both Ganguly and Amin it would be probably their career best to claim overall victory here.
|Aug-05-19|| ||csmath: You are probably right on abilities of highly rated guys. But there is a big difference between invitational and Swiss. For one thing, no rest days. Also no time for preparation versus unknown opponents, it is really a sheer talent and form at the moment. Sometimes these highly rated guys blow opponents out of the water and then they struggle with 200-300 points lower opposition. But it is nice to see it is possible to beat anybody given on a good day.|
I think Ganguly is a bit lucky here because if Wang Hao was a bit more concentrated the top would have looked quite different. But then again what can you do without luck anyway. :-)
|Aug-06-19|| ||csmath: Ganguly wins the tournament.
Amazingly enough Vallejo had a chance to beat him with blacks but decided to go for simplifications in 36th move instead of continuing ending in superior and possibly won position.
Amin drew, Cheparinov won, Wang Hao won, Yu is currently winning as well, Le Q.L. is winning surely as well, escaping from the 50% swamp. Nevertheless the first place is already decided. This is probably the biggest result of Ganguly's career, he played well and punished opponents (Wei Yi, Cheparinov) when they made mistakes.
|Aug-06-19|| ||Troller: Yes, congrats to Ganguly. You need a little luck sometimes but you also have to spot and take the opportunities, and he did that well. Naiditsch lost also last round and is dropping 18.4 rating points. In December he was 2736, now he is 2656...|
|Aug-06-19|| ||csmath: Notice Ju Wenjun result +2 without a loss.
She is women's World Champion for a reason
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