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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 9; games 26-50 of 213  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. K Shanava vs M Vaghar 1-0292008President's CupB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
27. A Hasanov vs E Safarli  0-1312008President's CupC33 King's Gambit Accepted
28. F Abbasov vs U Bajarani 1-0342008President's CupD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
29. N Mamedov vs E Aliyev  1-0382008President's CupB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
30. K Isgandarova vs M Sulashvili  ½-½412008President's CupB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
31. D Maghalashvili vs A M Soozankar  1-0342008President's CupA37 English, Symmetrical
32. G Mammadova vs T Sanikidze  0-1282008President's CupC45 Scotch Game
33. M Asgarov vs J Ashwin  1-0272008President's CupB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
34. L Guliev vs S Atanejhad  1-0362008President's CupB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
35. T Hasanova vs Timman  0-1432008President's CupE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
36. S Savchenko vs A Abdullayev  ½-½282008President's CupA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
37. F Akhmedov vs A G Aleksandrov  0-1272008President's CupE10 Queen's Pawn Game
38. Korchnoi vs H Aryanejad  1-0382008President's CupB06 Robatsch
39. S Badalov vs Fedorov  0-1342008President's CupB32 Sicilian
40. G Quparadze vs V Milov  0-1582008President's CupB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
41. I Sokolov vs N Abasov 1-0212008President's CupE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
42. Short vs B Khotenashvili  ½-½522008President's CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
43. Beliavsky vs A Mammadov  1-0372008President's CupE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
44. Z Mamedjarova vs D G Fridman  0-1512008President's CupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
45. E Karimov vs E Najer  0-1322008President's CupB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
46. N Aghayev vs Naiditsch  0-1432008President's CupE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
47. T Gelashvili vs N Batsiashvili 1-0222008President's CupB20 Sicilian
48. V Malakhatko vs F Zeynalov  1-0362008President's CupA28 English
49. S Hasanov vs M M Kazhgaleyev  0-1452008President's CupC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
50. R Mamedov vs T Mamedjarova  1-0362008President's CupC77 Ruy Lopez
 page 2 of 9; games 26-50 of 213  PGN Download
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Premium Chessgames Member “President’s Cup” III
dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev
May 9 - 21, 2008
Baku, Azerbaijan

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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.
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  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

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

link to get that is

May-21-08  Elxiddicus: Final standings:
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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