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🏆 Gashimov Memorial (2021)

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Fabiano Caruana, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Viswanathan Anand, Sergey Karjakin, Richard Rapport, David Navara, Rauf Mamedov, Vugar Asadli Chess Event Description
Gashimov Memorial (2021)

The 7th Gashimov Memorial was held in Fairmont Baku Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan from 18-23 December 2021. It was organized by the Vugar Gashimov Chess Foundation. The tournament consisted of two parts: a double round robin Rapid (18-21 December), and a double round robin Blitz (22-23 December). In the Rapid, players earned 3 points for winning the mini-match, and in case of a tie (1-1), 2 points for winning by use of an Armageddon game. In the Blitz, scoring was normal (1 ½ 0). Time controls: 15' + 10'' (Rapid), 5' + 3'' (Blitz), and 5' vs 4' + 3'' from move 61 (Armageddon). Rounds started daily at 3 pm local time. Chief arbiter: Faig Gasanov. Number of games played: 56 Rapid + 8 Armageddon + 56 Blitz + 1 Armageddon = 121.

Fabiano Caruana won with 24/35 plus victory in the final Armageddon game Caruana vs Rapport, 2021.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 Caruana *** 2½½ 011 1½½ 31½ 201 3½1 311 24 2 Rapport 1½½ *** 00½ 31½ 310 301 31½ 31½ 24 3 Mamedyarov 300 31½ *** 011 21½ 3½0 211 1½½ 22½ 4 Karjakin 2½½ 00½ 300 *** 300 211 30½ 3½½ 21 5 Mamedov 00½ 001 10½ 011 *** 30½ 301 2½½ 15½ 6 Navara 110 010 0½1 100 01½ *** 30½ 3½0 14 7 Asadli 0½0 00½ 100 01½ 010 01½ *** 3½½ 10 8 Anand 000 00½ 2½½ 0½½ 1½½ 0½1 0½½ *** 9

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 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 121  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Navara vs Mamedyarov 0-1322021Gashimov MemorialC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
2. Karjakin vs Rapport 0-1292021Gashimov MemorialC18 French, Winawer
3. Anand vs R Mamedov  1-0492021Gashimov MemorialB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. Caruana vs V Asadli  1-0492021Gashimov MemorialD36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
5. Mamedyarov vs Navara  ½-½352021Gashimov MemorialE12 Queen's Indian
6. Rapport vs Karjakin 1-0552021Gashimov MemorialB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
7. R Mamedov vs Anand 1-0352021Gashimov MemorialC54 Giuoco Piano
8. V Asadli vs Caruana ½-½272021Gashimov MemorialC47 Four Knights
9. Anand vs R Mamedov 0-1342021Gashimov MemorialB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
10. Anand vs Navara 0-11192021Gashimov MemorialB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. Caruana vs Rapport 1-0482021Gashimov MemorialC18 French, Winawer
12. Karjakin vs Mamedyarov 1-0262021Gashimov MemorialC53 Giuoco Piano
13. V Asadli vs R Mamedov  ½-½292021Gashimov MemorialB25 Sicilian, Closed
14. Navara vs Anand  ½-½472021Gashimov MemorialB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
15. Rapport vs Caruana 1-0262021Gashimov MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
16. Mamedyarov vs Karjakin  0-1342021Gashimov MemorialC54 Giuoco Piano
17. R Mamedov vs V Asadli  1-0512021Gashimov MemorialB15 Caro-Kann
18. Rapport vs Caruana  0-1392021Gashimov MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
19. Navara vs Karjakin 0-1482021Gashimov MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
20. Mamedyarov vs V Asadli  1-0552021Gashimov MemorialD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
21. Rapport vs Anand 1-0292021Gashimov MemorialC44 King's Pawn Game
22. R Mamedov vs Caruana  0-1462021Gashimov MemorialB40 Sicilian
23. Navara vs Karjakin  1-0872021Gashimov MemorialA06 Reti Opening
24. V Asadli vs Mamedyarov 1-0262021Gashimov MemorialC45 Scotch Game
25. Anand vs Rapport  ½-½892021Gashimov MemorialC18 French, Winawer
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Dec-19-21  Albertan: Mamedov scores over Anand in Gashimov Memorial:

Dec-20-21  Atterdag: Shankland-Karjakin 2-0. There may be some higher justice after all.
Dec-20-21  N0B0DY: <Atterdag: Shankland-Karjakin 2-0. There may be some higher justice after all.>

<N0B0DY> could be more amazed since Shankland is not playing here at all

Dec-20-21  Atterdag: Dammit, I meant Rapport, of course. Thanks, NOBODY!
Dec-20-21  Albertan: Gashimov Memorial 2:Caruana takes sole lead:

Dec-22-21  offramp: Have you seen the official site?

There seems to be a problem with Fabiananao Carnana:

<Fabino Caruna

Born: 30 July 1992

FIDE Rapid rating: <2270>

FIDE Blits rating: 2903>

He's a weakie (at Rapid)!

Premium Chessgames Member
  PawnSac: Fabiano Caruana present ratings are as follows:

classical = 2792
rapid = 2769
blitz = 2804

go look at the live ratings yourself!

Dec-22-21  Albertan: Gashimov Memorial:Rapport and Karjakin win Rapid section

Gashimov Memorial:Karjakin and Rapport lead after Rapid:

Dec-22-21  Albertan: Gashimov Memorial Chess:Anand endures winless run on day 1 of Blitz:

Gashimov Memorial:Anand stumbles in
Opening round:

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  MissScarlett: Karjakin showing the benefit of working on Team Nepo. The Russians will have to decide before the Candidates which - or potentially another - would have the best chances against Carlsen.
Dec-22-21  macer75: @#$%*!&... Anand is getting SMOKED!
Dec-23-21  SChesshevsky: < Gashimov Memorial Chess: Anand stumbles...>

Guessing Anand might be feeling some after effects from the recent World Championship Match daily commentating.

Probably a bit fatigued and likely didn't get nearly the prep he would have wanted.

Dec-23-21  siggemannen: Who's winning?
Dec-23-21  Albertan: Gashimov Memorial:Mamedyarov shines in Blitz:

Dec-23-21  Albertan: Anand finishes last in Gashimov Memorial Chess:

Dec-23-21  Atterdag: I guess Asadi got a seat because he shares first name with Gashimov.
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: Does anyone know what in chess an AUDI is ?

It is when someone scores 0000 in 4 rounds.

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  hoodrobin: < moronovich: Does anyone know what in chess an AUDI is ? It is when someone scores 0000 in 4 rounds.> What about the olympic symbol?
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  moronovich: <hoodrobin: < moronovich: Does anyone know what in chess an AUDI is ? It is when someone scores 0000 in 4 rounds.> What about the olympic symbol?> Lol!

That is when someone goes 00000 in five rounds !

Dec-24-21  Atterdag: And the BMW symbol is for those who take pleasure in using a four square chessboard. Each to his own.

Besides that I wish all of you from the whole world a Merry Christmas, and, if that's no particular day for you, a great weekend with lots of joy.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Diademas: Merry Christmas all!
Dec-24-21  Albertan: Caruana beats Rapport in Armageddon to win Gashimov Memorial:

Caruana wins 2021 Gashimov Memorial:

Caruana wins Gashimov Memorial after thrilling chase:

Congratulations GM Caruana!,

Dec-24-21  Atterdag: Huge congrats to Caruana - plus Rapport and Mamedyarov. I am not ashamed to take pleasure in Karjakin's placement as only 4th.
Dec-24-21  Albertan: Caruana ´´steals’’ first place from Rapport At the 2021 Gashimov Memorial:

Dec-25-21  Albertan: Caruana wins Gashimov Memorial after thrilling chase:

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