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SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid) Tournament

Wang Hao5.5/7(+5 -1 =1)[games]
Vugar Gashimov5/7(+4 -1 =2)[games]
Gata Kamsky4.5/7(+3 -1 =3)[games]
Alexander Grischuk4/7(+2 -1 =4)[games]
Ruslan Ponomariov4/7(+3 -2 =2)[games]
Leinier Dominguez Perez4/7(+3 -2 =2)[games]
Wang Yue3.5/7(+2 -2 =3)[games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave3.5/7(+2 -2 =3)[games]
Sergey Karjakin3.5/7(+2 -2 =3)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov3.5/7(+3 -3 =1)[games]
Peter Heine Nielsen3/7(+1 -2 =4)[games]
Le Quang Liem2.5/7(+1 -3 =3)[games]
Anish Giri2.5/7(+0 -2 =5)[games]
Francisco Vallejo Pons2.5/7(+1 -3 =3)[games]
Zoltan Almasi2.5/7(+1 -3 =3)[games]
Vassily Ivanchuk2/7(+1 -4 =2)[games]

 page 2 of 3; games 26-50 of 56  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. Karjakin vs M Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½332011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)B25 Sicilian, Closed
27. Wang Hao vs Mamedyarov 1-0532011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
28. Grischuk vs Ivanchuk 1-0372011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)B01 Scandinavian
29. Kamsky vs Z Almasi 1-0292011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
30. F Vallejo Pons vs A Giri  ½-½422011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)C07 French, Tarrasch
31. L Dominguez vs Wang Yue 1-0412011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)B32 Sicilian
32. Le Quang Liem vs Wang Yue  0-1422011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)A14 English
33. Z Almasi vs F Vallejo Pons  ½-½582011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)C18 French, Winawer
34. P H Nielsen vs Ivanchuk  1-0342011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
35. A Giri vs L Dominguez ½-½652011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
36. Mamedyarov vs Kamsky 0-1322011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
37. Ponomariov vs M Vachier-Lagrave  1-0452011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)A15 English
38. Karjakin vs Grischuk  ½-½552011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
39. Wang Hao vs V Gashimov  0-1522011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)E15 Queen's Indian
40. P H Nielsen vs Le Quang Liem  ½-½582011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
41. Wang Hao vs Kamsky ½-½932011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
42. M Vachier-Lagrave vs V Gashimov 0-1402011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)B06 Robatsch
43. Grischuk vs L Dominguez  ½-½342011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)A04 Reti Opening
44. P H Nielsen vs Karjakin  ½-½542011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)A60 Benoni Defense
45. Mamedyarov vs Z Almasi  1-0572011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)E73 King's Indian
46. Le Quang Liem vs A Giri ½-½822011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)A64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
47. Ponomariov vs Wang Yue  ½-½292011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)C43 Petrov, Modern Attack
48. Ivanchuk vs Le Quang Liem  0-1422011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
49. Z Almasi vs A Giri  1-0482011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
50. Wang Yue vs F Vallejo Pons 1-0302011SportAccord Mind Games (Rapid)E10 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 2 of 3; games 26-50 of 56  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Dec-14-11  Bdellovibrio: <kevinatcausa> ha! Interesting spelling of V. Cmilyte's choice ("Mishel Fuko"); I liked Ivanchuk's and Karjakin's choices the most.
Dec-14-11  rapidcitychess: <frogbert>

During London classic.

Dec-14-11  chessmoron: It look like PGN for Blindfold games (Round 1-2) are on the official website.
Dec-15-11  Caissanist: Chuky's results are never a surprise, no matter what they are.
Dec-15-11  King Death: < Caissanist: Chuky's results are never a surprise, no matter what they are.>

If we can say the same for Nakamura because of his high variance style of play, I can't figure out why Ivanchuk's go this way, even all of his experience and knowledge.

Dec-15-11  matebay: why is Wesley So not invited? Maybe they're afraid.
Dec-15-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: No new games?
Dec-15-11  fisayo123: <why is Wesley So not invited? Maybe they're afraid.> Most if not all the players in this field are stronger than So.
Dec-15-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  LucB: <Most if not all the players in this field are stronger than So.>

... except so and so...

Dec-15-11  M.D. Wilson: Shocking, Chucky!
Dec-16-11  serfudge94: what happen to Chucky?!
Dec-16-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  virginmind: yeah, not quite his best tournament ever...
Dec-16-11  edbermac: <matebay: why is Wesley So not invited? Maybe they're afraid. >

Oh yeah, they're afraid of Wesley So-so like they're afraid of Magnus Carlsen.

Dec-17-11  matebay: Wes will run over this field...leave them breathless!
Dec-17-11  matebay: They would not know what hit them.

Leaving them dead on their track...

shame to the organizers...

failing to recognize the rice kernel from the chaff.

Dec-17-11  matebay: Just consider this. In the blitz event, Lagrave ruled supreme:

http://sportaccord2011.fide.com/tou...

Yet, in the ICC, Wes spanked his butt winning 8 games, drawing 2 and graciously giving Lagrave one solitary win for his efforts.

Dec-18-11  matebay: and this page barely made 2. If Wesley was included here, it could be 102.
Dec-18-11  Everett: <matebay> Maybe it was his 3.5/6 runner-up finish in the SEAG chess championships vs .... (wait for it) 2384-rated competition.

http://ratings.fide.com/tournament_...

Pretty underwhelming, this <rice kernel>.

Dec-18-11  King Death: <Everett> What kind of guy are you anyway, bringing up unpleasant facts to <mateboy>? The only name I even recognized among his opponents was Megaranto. It's true that this is just a poor result among many good ones, but the organizers were afraid of having him, according to his fanboy? Give us all a break.
Dec-18-11  Everett: <King Death> I know I'm terrible. I simply wish his fans were as objective and accurate with their kibitzing as Wesley So is regarding the assessment of chess positions.
Dec-18-11  Phorqt: Looking back over his last several years, it seems that more often than not, when Chucky does this poorly it means he's just about due for another knock-out performance. When does he play next? Of course unlike many other top-level players it's certain to be soon.
Dec-18-11  matebay: <Everett: <King Death> I know I'm terrible. I simply wish his fans were as objective and accurate with their kibitzing as Wesley So is regarding the assessment of chess positions.>

Terrible and discriminatory...for you left out an important fact. Wes blitzes the opposition 9 zip for gold and a 3183 rating performance http://chess-results.com/tnr60057.a...

http://asianchess.net/wp/?p=790

You are a man of little faith...

Dec-19-11  lost in space: Wang Hao? Never heart!
Dec-19-11  Everett: <you are a man...> at least you got one thing right.
Dec-19-11  technical draw: Ivanchuk sometimes just goes to a tournament for the appearance fee. Hey, the guy has to make a living, no?
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