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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, Bahruz Rzayev, Stanislav Savchenko, 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 3 of 3; games 51-75 of 75  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
51. V Abbasov vs V Rasulov  0-1452008President's CupB44 Sicilian
52. L Bregadze vs E Orujov  0-1232008President's CupA14 English
53. M Vaghar vs G Nigalidze 0-1402008President's CupB30 Sicilian
54. R Babaev vs A Hasanov  0-1232008President's CupC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
55. V Bayramov vs M Dzhumaev  0-1432008President's CupA80 Dutch
56. A Mammadov vs I Sokolov 0-1252008President's CupC53 Giuoco Piano
57. B Esen vs R Mamedov  0-1442008President's CupE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
58. Beliavsky vs F Abbasov  0-1382008President's CupE97 King's Indian
59. D G Fridman vs S Guliev 0-1472008President's CupE00 Queen's Pawn Game
60. A Pourramezanali vs O Abdulov  0-1202008President's CupB06 Robatsch
61. J Ashwin vs B Rzayev  0-1592008President's CupC50 Giuoco Piano
62. N Kazimova vs R Babaev  0-1292008President's CupB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
63. E Orujov vs E Paehtz  0-1412008President's CupB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
64. N Mamedov vs D Agaragimov  0-1492008President's CupB20 Sicilian
65. A H Wohl vs Beliavsky  0-1422008President's CupA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
66. B Morchiashvili vs Van Wely 0-1272008President's CupE12 Queen's Indian
67. A Hasanov vs M M Kazhgaleyev  0-1712008President's CupA25 English
68. S Guliev vs Jobava  0-1272008President's CupE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
69. V Abbasov vs B Morchiashvili  0-1342008President's CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
70. E Gurbanzade vs N Mamedov  0-1382008President's CupB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
71. O Abdulov vs S Savchenko  0-1482008President's CupB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
72. S Guliev vs T Gelashvili  0-1492008President's CupA56 Benoni Defense
73. M Sulashvili vs G Guseinov  0-1362008President's CupD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
74. R Mamedov vs Short 0-1322008President's CupC53 Giuoco Piano
75. O Huseyn vs G Quparadze  0-1512008President's CupB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
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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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