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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, Vasif Durarbayli, Vadim Malakhatko, 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, Misratdin Iskandarov, Rashad Babaev, 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, Zeinab Mamedjarova, Ulviyya Hasil Fataliyeva, Amohammad M Soozankar, Anna Zozulia, Anar Aliakbarov, Narmin Kazimova, Farid Zeynalov, Asif Hasanov, Shahriyar Rahmanov, Samir Davidov, Turkan Mamedjarova, Elshad Orujov, Vusal Abbasov, Mushfig Asgarov, Nargiz Umudova, Vugar Bayramov, Ana Gavasheli, Shakhriyar Hasanov, 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 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 97  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Milov vs R Javadov  1-0322008President's CupE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
2. R Babaev vs Z Mammadov  1-0312008President's CupB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
3. R Ibrahimov vs S Abdullayev  1-0362008President's CupE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
4. M Dzhumaev vs E Nikzaban  1-0152008President's CupB30 Sicilian
5. Fedorov vs A Aliakbarov  1-0302008President's CupA07 King's Indian Attack
6. M M Kazhgaleyev vs R Garakhanbeyli  1-0322008President's CupD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
7. A Lastin vs F Aghasiyeva  1-0352008President's CupC03 French, Tarrasch
8. Naiditsch vs J Shirinov  1-0242008President's CupC77 Ruy Lopez
9. E Najer vs S Huseynova  1-0232008President's CupD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. D G Fridman vs K Aghasiyev  1-0532008President's CupD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. Jobava vs A Ismailova 1-0252008President's CupA26 English
12. F Abbasov vs U Bajarani 1-0342008President's CupD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. K Shanava vs M Vaghar 1-0292008President's CupB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
14. D Maghalashvili vs A M Soozankar  1-0342008President's CupA37 English, Symmetrical
15. M Asgarov vs J Ashwin  1-0272008President's CupB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
16. L Guliev vs S Atanejhad  1-0362008President's CupB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
17. N Mamedov vs E Aliyev  1-0382008President's CupB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
18. Korchnoi vs H Aryanejad  1-0382008President's CupB06 Robatsch
19. R Mamedov vs T Mamedjarova  1-0362008President's CupC77 Ruy Lopez
20. V Malakhatko vs F Zeynalov  1-0362008President's CupA28 English
21. T Gelashvili vs N Batsiashvili 1-0222008President's CupB20 Sicilian
22. Beliavsky vs A Mammadov  1-0372008President's CupE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
23. I Sokolov vs N Abasov 1-0212008President's CupE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
24. B Khotenashvili vs F Tahirov  1-0302008President's CupD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. M Sulashvili vs N Umudova  1-0472008President's CupD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
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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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