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Groningen Chess Festival Tournament

Zaven Andriasian7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Erwin L'Ami7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Benjamin Bok7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Sipke Ernst7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Evgeny Romanov6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Maxim Rodshtein6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Alon Greenfeld6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Peter Michalik6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Andrey Stukopin6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Alexander Kovchan6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Stanislav Novikov6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Tigran Simonian6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Zhaoqin Peng6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Rasmus Svane6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Etienne Goudriaan6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Stefan Beukema6/9(+6 -3 =0)[games]
Carlos Garcia Palermo6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Shamil Arslanov6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Alina L'Ami6/8(+6 -2 =0)[games]
Wouter Spoelman5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Bernd Kohlweyer5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Davit Lobzhanidze5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Vladimir Zakhartsov5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Lukas Cernousek5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
David Klein5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Elina Danielian5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Viacheslav Zakhartsov5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Jorden van Foreest5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Shota Azaladze5/9(+5 -4 =0)[games]
* (103 players total; 74 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Groningen Chess Festival (2013)

The 51st Chess Festival in Groningen, the Netherlands included among other things a Karpov - Timman Match (2013) match (26-29 December), a match between youngster Nick Maatman and GM Jan Werle (27-30 December), and an open tournament (this page, 21-30 December). TWIC report (with final standings): http://theweekinchess.com/chessnews...

 page 2 of 19; games 26-50 of 455  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. L van Foreest vs B Kohlweyer  0-1412013Groningen Chess FestivalD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
27. C Brookes vs B Bok  0-1392013Groningen Chess FestivalC70 Ruy Lopez
28. V Zakhartsov vs J Balje  1-0302013Groningen Chess FestivalD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
29. T Dijkhuis vs S Novikov  0-1332013Groningen Chess FestivalB06 Robatsch
30. A Kovchan vs B Von Meijenfeldt  ½-½542013Groningen Chess FestivalB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
31. P Hulshof vs S Ernst  ½-½362013Groningen Chess FestivalA07 King's Indian Attack
32. P Michalik vs M Schippers  1-0372013Groningen Chess FestivalA59 Benko Gambit
33. J S Christiansen vs Spoelman  0-1472013Groningen Chess FestivalA20 English
34. E Romanov vs W Heemskerk  1-0512013Groningen Chess FestivalC00 French Defense
35. Z Andriasian vs B Burg 1-0292013Groningen Chess FestivalB07 Pirc
36. M Calzetta vs L'Ami  0-1262013Groningen Chess FestivalC77 Ruy Lopez
37. M Lyell vs M Rodshtein  0-1452013Groningen Chess FestivalB40 Sicilian
38. R Pruijssers vs E Schoehuijs  1-0252013Groningen Chess FestivalC53 Giuoco Piano
39. J Lopez vs A Greenfeld  0-1292013Groningen Chess FestivalD97 Grunfeld, Russian
40. D Lobzhanidze vs P P Theulings  1-0532013Groningen Chess FestivalB03 Alekhine's Defense
41. M Dehn vs C Garcia Palermo  0-1722013Groningen Chess FestivalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
42. Z Javakhadze vs M van Osch  1-0182013Groningen Chess FestivalA15 English
43. B Go vs A Donchenko  0-1412013Groningen Chess FestivalB15 Caro-Kann
44. L Cernousek vs K Lee  ½-½272013Groningen Chess FestivalE00 Queen's Pawn Game
45. A Chernukhin vs E Danielian  0-1842013Groningen Chess FestivalD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
46. R Svane vs L Vereggen  1-0302013Groningen Chess FestivalE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
47. T Beerdsen vs S Azaladze  0-1592013Groningen Chess FestivalB06 Robatsch
48. T Burg vs I Maris  1-0252013Groningen Chess FestivalB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
49. J Offringa vs D Klein ½-½312013Groningen Chess FestivalC03 French, Tarrasch
50. A Stukopin vs P Ypma  1-0202013Groningen Chess FestivalA04 Reti Opening
 page 2 of 19; games 26-50 of 455  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-24-13  Jamboree: Does anyone have any "insider" knowledge about how Marsel Efroimski ended up playing in this tournament? Because she was seeded third in the Under 18 division of the World Youth Chess Championships in Al Ain, UAE -- and then there was some mysterious scandal where the nation of Israel was expunged from the tournament Web site, and the Israeli players were then forced to play as stateless players under the banner of FIDE -- except that some of the Israeli players simply disappeared from the tournament, and never played, after the incident. Efroimski was one of those players who were on the original pre-tournament crosstable at Al Ain, and then -- suddenly she turns up in Groningen, playing in a tournament that takes place on the exact same days as the World Youth Championship, where her name was erased from the list of players.

Did she withdraw from the WYCC in protest at being forced to play as a stateless player? Was she kicked out of the tournament simply for being Israeli? Or is there a more innocent explanation? I wished she could have continued playing there, because she likely would have won her division and been World Under 18 Champion (she won a younger division at an earlier WYCC).

Even so, maybe it's better experience to play here against male adults anyway: i see she has already drawn a 2472 player (!) and won another game. Nice start.

Dec-25-13  PhilFeeley: It does appear that she did withdraw from the WYCC. Good for her. Until FIDE gets some courage and stands up to these racist Arabic nations, we'll get more of this nonsense.
Dec-25-13  AuN1: because "israel" is a race? _

ignorant people like you do a great deal to perpetuate this myth of the zionist persecution.

Dec-25-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Happy Christmas.
Dec-25-13  PhilFeeley: <myth of the zionist persecution>??

Tell that to the Palestinians.

Dec-26-13  zluria: Israel is the home of the Jewish people. Erasing israel flag isn't disagreeing with Israeli policy, it's denying Israel's existence. Yes, this sort of thing is racism against Jews, and Fide should stop putting up with it.
Dec-26-13  bozh: zionism = imperialism. or to be more exact, it can be seen as colonial imperialism, now a century-old, which is much worse than imperialism!
Dec-26-13  bozh: mizrahim probably descend from judeans. no doubt they are shemitic. ashkenazim are not at all shemitic; ie, are not jews! ashekenazim descend from euroasians. there is nothing shemitic about 'jews' [means: so-called] such as paul newman, m. douglas, lauren bacall, et al. paul newman is even more polish than most poles!
Dec-26-13  centralfiles: <bozh: mizrahim probably descend from judeans. no doubt they are shemitic. ashkenazim are not at all shemitic; ie, are not jews! ashekenazim descend from euroasians. there is nothing shemitic about 'jews' [means: so-called] such as paul newman, m. douglas, lauren bacall, et al. paul newman is even more polish than most poles!>

It's amazing what people will believe.

Dec-26-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Pure ignorance on the part of this <bozh>.

I doubt English is his first language.

Dec-26-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: LOL! Run away! Run Away!

No one's gonna come out reputation-enhanced on this page!

Dec-26-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Someone indoctrinated you very well <bozh> To be more exact, it can be seen as brainwashing.
Jan-01-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Pictorial chessbase coverage / reports:

http://en.chessbase.com/post/gronin...

http://de.chessbase.com/post/andria... (German)

Jan-01-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Jamboree> The Israel Chess Federation said something about <our security people's request> here: http://en.chessbase.com/post/world-... This might put an idea across her decision to skip...
Jan-01-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: What a scum bucket culture where you have to do things like that in a children's chess tournament.
Jan-01-14  RedShield: Does anyone have any "insider" knowledge about how Marsel Efroimski ended up playing in the Girls under-16 European Youth Chess Championship in 2011?
Jan-01-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <RedShield: Does anyone have any "insider" knowledge about how Marsel Efroimski ended up playing in the Girls under-16 European Youth Chess Championship in 2011?>

All (48) members of the <European Chess Union <ECU>> are allowed to send their youth players, and Israel is part of it. map: http://www.ecuonline.net/com/federa...

tournament page: http://eycc2011.chessbg.com/ games are missing here.. :(

Jan-01-14  RedShield: But how did they become part of it?
Jan-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  GerMalaz: Israel is part of Europe for most sports/games.
Jan-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: and for further, more far-reaching coherencies: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel...
Jan-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: There are two main reasons why Israel is regarded as a European country for sporting and cultural reasons: (1) many of Israel's geographical neighbours do not recognize the state or are unwilling to participate in international competitions, and (2) it suits Israel to be seen as a "Western" country.
Nov-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: <The 51st Chess Festival in Groningen, the Netherlands included among other things a Karpov - Timman Match (2013) match>

If someone is going to remove a "match" from that sentence, it won't be me.

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