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🏆 President's Cup (2008)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Arkadij Naiditsch, Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava, Loek van Wely, Nigel Short, Alexander Beliavsky, Rauf Mamedov, Evgeny Najer, Ivan Sokolov, Vadim Markovich Milov, Davit Maghalashvili, Viktor Korchnoi, Eltaj Safarli, Jan Timman, Aleksej Gennadyevich Aleksandrov, Daniel Grigoryevich Fridman, Gadir Guseinov, Nijat Abasov, Alexei Dmitriyevich Fedorov, Alexander Lastin, Mikhael Mchedlishvili, Murtas Muratovich Kazhgaleyev, Vadim Malakhatko, Vasif Durarbayli, Nidjat Mamedov, Tamaz Gelashvili, Ayaz Mammadov, Tornike Sanikidze, Baris Esen, Konstantine Shanava, Stanislav Savchenko, Bahruz Rzayev, Farid Abbasov, Marat Dzhumaev, Rasul Ibrahimov, Gaioz Nigalidze, Vugar Rasulov, Antoaneta Stefanova, Giga Quparadze, Eldar Gasanov, Ulvi Bajarani, Amirreza Pourramezanali, Sarhan Guliev, Rashad Babaev, Misratdin Iskandarov, Farhad Tahirov, Bela Khotenashvili, Nino Batsiashvili, Jayaram Ashwin, Zaur Mammadov, Djakhangir Agaragimov, Malkhaz Sulashvili, Elisabeth Paehtz, Levan Bregadze, Mikulas Manik, Logman Guliev, Aleksandar H Wohl, Kamal Aghasiyev, Sanan Dovliatov, Bachana Morchiashvili, Orkhan Abdulov, Nijat Aghayev, Gulnar Mammadova, Amohammad M Soozankar, Zeinab Mamedjarova, Ulviyya Hasil Fataliyeva, Anna Zozulia, Anar Aliakbarov, Narmin Kazimova, Farid Zeynalov, Shahriyar Rahmanov, Asif Hasanov, Samir Davidov, Turkan Mamedjarova, Elshad Orujov, Vusal Abbasov, Mushfig Asgarov, Nargiz Umudova, Vugar Bayramov, Shakhriyar Hasanov, Ana Gavasheli, Mohsen Vaghar, Hossein Aryanejad, Viktorija Ni, Khayala Isgandarova, Samir Badalov, E Allahverdiev, Ramil Allajov, Elnur Fakhraddin Aliyev, Fariz Akhmedov, Fidan Aghasiyeva, Erkin Gurbanzade, Ramil Javadov, Eldar Djabbarov, Afag Khudaverdieva, S Atanejhad, Orkhan Huseyn, Rauf Aliyev, Sahar Huseynova, Shahin Hajiyev, Aytaj Ismailova plus 13 more players.

 page 2 of 3; games 26-50 of 75  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. B Esen vs T Gelashvili  0-1492008President's CupD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
27. T Sanikidze vs G Guseinov  0-1642008President's CupE90 King's Indian
28. Z Mammadov vs N Batsiashvili  0-1332008President's CupB22 Sicilian, Alapin
29. S Badalov vs T Sanikidze  0-1372008President's CupE10 Queen's Pawn Game
30. S Hasanov vs Naiditsch  0-1382008President's CupB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
31. V Rasulov vs Timman  0-1572008President's CupC05 French, Tarrasch
32. M Manik vs A G Aleksandrov  0-1322008President's CupC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
33. L Guliev vs A Lastin  0-1512008President's CupC78 Ruy Lopez
34. G Guseinov vs M Dzhumaev  0-1432008President's CupB08 Pirc, Classical
35. G Nigalidze vs E Najer  0-1602008President's CupE15 Queen's Indian
36. N Mamedov vs V Milov  0-1592008President's CupB42 Sicilian, Kan
37. M Guliyev vs S Guliev  0-1322008President's CupB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
38. K Aghasiyev vs K Shanava  0-1452008President's CupE90 King's Indian
39. N Batsiashvili vs F Abbasov  0-1492008President's CupA52 Budapest Gambit
40. O Abdulov vs A Stefanova  0-1332008President's CupC78 Ruy Lopez
41. A Mammadov vs N Mamedov  0-1442008President's CupB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
42. S Dovliatov vs Korchnoi  0-1372008President's CupC77 Ruy Lopez
43. N Abasov vs R Mamedov 0-1862008President's CupE91 King's Indian
44. J Ashwin vs G Guseinov  0-1482008President's CupB27 Sicilian
45. E Paehtz vs M Mchedlishvili  0-1792008President's CupB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
46. R Babaev vs I Sokolov  0-1522008President's CupC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
47. M Dzhumaev vs D G Fridman  0-1532008President's CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
48. N Mamedov vs Jobava  0-1732008President's CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
49. V Milov vs E Najer  0-1432008President's CupD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
50. K Aghasiyev vs N Aghayev  0-1422008President's CupE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
 page 2 of 3; games 26-50 of 75  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-16-08
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  chessgames.com: “President’s Cup” III
dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev
May 9 - 21, 2008
Baku, Azerbaijan

Official site: http://www.chessclub.az/kubok3/regu...

May-17-08  bravado1: Only 6 draws in 50 games so far. It shows that if you play it out even at grandmaster level most of the games can be won.
May-17-08  Prugno: <bravado> This is mostly because in the first few rounds of big Swiss events there are large differences in strength between the players, so most games are mismatches. Repeat the statistics using games from the last rounds and you'll get results much closer to the average draw percentage :-)
May-17-08  percyblakeney: Some sixth round results:

Sokolov-Korchnoi 0-1
Guliev-van Wely 1-0
Milov-Najer 0-1
Abbasov-Naiditsch 1-0

May-17-08  Elxiddicus: Najer's got 6/6 so far. He's up next white against tenth seed guseinov.
May-18-08  myra: May someone help me where to watch direct game,thx in advance
May-19-08  jon01: Najer - Jobava meet in the last round.
May-20-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  e4ia: The standings after round 8 are here;
one more round to go 5/21 Baku time;
No live games; probably the best all around site for tournament info is "TWIC" with sponsoring tournament links/pgn files/standings etc

http://www.chesscenter.com/twic/twi...

GM Najer 7.0
GM Abbasov 6.5
GM Jobava "
GM Lastin "

13 players at 6.0 including the legendary Korchnoi! The top rated seed Milov and ND Short also in 6.0 group

http://www.chessclub.az/kubok3/resu...

link to get that is
http://www.chessclub.az/kubok3/resu...

May-21-08  Elxiddicus: Final standings:
http://www.chessclub.az/kubok3/resu...
May-30-08  chaarl: Does anyone have the moves of the game between Korchnoi and Sokolov? (From round 6, i think). Can't find the game here or at the official site, for some reason.

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