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🏆 FIDE Grand Prix Berlin (2022)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Levon Aronian, Wesley So, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hikaru Nakamura, Anish Giri, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Yangyi Yu, Nikita Vitiugov, Sam Shankland, Vincent Keymer, Daniil Dubov, Alexandr Predke, Andrey Esipenko, Grigoriy Oparin, M Amin Tabatabaei Chess Event Description
FIDE Grand Prix Berlin (2022)

FIDE Grand Prix Leg 3 is the third event of the FIDE Grand Prix Series (2022) .

Type: 16-player, divided into four four-player pools, double round-robin. The winner of each pool will advance to the knockout stage
Site: Berlin, Germany
Time control:
90 minutes for 40 moves, then an additional 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment from move one

Two rapid games (15 + 10)
If still tied, Two blitz games (3 + 2)
If required, Armageddon game (5 v 4; draw is a win for black)

Rk Pool A Rtg Pts Pool B Rtg Pts Pool C Rtg Pts Pool D Rtg Pts ———————————————————————————— ———————————————————––––————————— ——————————————————————————————— ——————————————————————————— 1 Nakamura Hikaru 2750 4.0 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2776 3.5 So Wesley 2778 3.5 Tabatabaei M. Amin 2623 3.5 2 Oparin Grigoriy 2674 3.5 Keymer Vincent 2655 3.5 Shankland Sam 2704 3.5 Vitiugov Nikita 2726 3.0 3 Aronian Levon 2785 3.0 Dominguez Perez Leinier 2756 3.0 Predke Alexandr 2682 2.5 Yu Yangyi 2713 3.0 4 Esipenko Andrey 2723 1.5 Dubov Daniil 2711 2.0 Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2761 2.5 Giri Anish 2771 2.5

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Esipenko vs G Oparin  ½-½562022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
2. Aronian vs Nakamura 1-0652022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
3. Keymer vs Mamedyarov  ½-½452022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinA15 English
4. Dubov vs Dominguez Perez 0-1522022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
5. Shankland vs So  ½-½512022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
6. A Predke vs Vachier-Lagrave 1-0232022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinA33 English, Symmetrical
7. Giri vs Y Yu  ½-½322022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
8. Vitiugov vs M A Tabatabaei 1-0642022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
9. Nakamura vs A Esipenko  ½-½642022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinE46 Nimzo-Indian
10. M A Tabatabaei vs Giri  ½-½432022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. Vitiugov vs Y Yu  ½-½222022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
12. Vachier-Lagrave vs Shankland  ½-½362022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinC67 Ruy Lopez
13. A Predke vs So  ½-½312022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinC50 Giuoco Piano
14. Dominguez Perez vs Keymer  ½-½802022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinC78 Ruy Lopez
15. Dubov vs Mamedyarov  ½-½262022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinC50 Giuoco Piano
16. Aronian vs G Oparin  ½-½402022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinC50 Giuoco Piano
17. A Esipenko vs Aronian  ½-½332022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
18. Giri vs Vitiugov  ½-½302022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinB42 Sicilian, Kan
19. Y Yu vs M A Tabatabaei  ½-½302022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
20. Shankland vs A Predke  ½-½572022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinD36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
21. So vs Vachier-Lagrave ½-½372022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
22. Keymer vs Dubov 1-0372022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
23. Mamedyarov vs Dominguez Perez  ½-½312022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
24. G Oparin vs Nakamura ½-½332022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinE73 King's Indian
25. G Oparin vs A Esipenko 1-0602022FIDE Grand Prix BerlinE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
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  MissScarlett: <You already showed that apart from the above, you also can't play any chess.>

Who started this scurrilous rumour? It appears to be growing legs!

Apr-18-22  shach matov: <MS> Israel is merely protecting itself from fanatical, violent neighbors. Educate yourself on the history of the conflict. Indeed, it is not jus protecting itself, it protects all of us. Consider what would happen to the world if Israel didn't destroy the nuclear projects of Iraq and Syria. Where would the world be now if Saddam or Assad had nukes?? So instead of being grateful to Israel, you constantly attack it out of sheer ignorance. Education is not your enemy....

I would answer other points if they were relevant to this discussion. Economics does not matter as much when the issue is human mentality and culture. And Russia already has a capitalistic system of their own. The former republics don't seem to be that different from russia, but at least Georgia seems to be less of a corrupt oligarchy than the rest...

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  MissScarlett: <Israel is merely protecting itself from fanatical, violent neighbors.>

Does this protection come partly in the form of American interventionism in the Middle East?

< Economics does not matter as much when the issue is human mentality and culture.>

It seemed to matter a lot to Marx, Lenin, etc. Maybe the democratic failure of Russia in the 1990s was due in no small part to the fact that it had lacked a capitalist-style economy for several decades. One might also mention the asset stripping-cum-looting when much of its mineral and hydrocarbon wealth fell into the hands of the so-called oligarchs, many of whom were - coincidentally, I'm sure - Jewish. All of which chaos made it easy for Putin and company to ride to the rescue and impose their authoritarian stamp. Tsardom, Communism, Putinism - with friends like this, the Russians sure don't need enemies like democracy.

Apr-18-22  shach matov: Your opinions are biased and confused. What does this discussion have to do with someone being Jewish or not?? Do you have fascistic tendencies where being Jewish is so important that you constantly mention Israel or Jews?? I mention the fact that Israel saved the world several times by destroying nukes of violent dictators. You ignored that and started BSing about Jewish oligarchs. After all that BS, I am moving on to more sane and unprejudiced people, no offence...
Apr-18-22  metatron2: <shach>, you realize that prior to that, the miss said that Israel is "swimming in Russian oligarch money" "more than any other country". But of course..

And that American media are the biggest defenders of Israel (did she ever watch CNN?).

And if now she really thought that Israel has invaded to multiple countries, and "interfered in political processes of hundreds of countries" then she just redefined the term "idiocy".

I think she has a combination of: anti-Israeli agenda, extreme lack of knowledge, and along with her annoying character who just love to be provocative and to hurt people.

I any case, I wouldn't waste my time on her if I were you.

Apr-18-22  shach matov: <metatron2> I know ;-) I just had an hour to kill so I entertained the silly nonsense for a while. But no time to waste anymore so moving on to something more sane. Anti-Israel sentiment is a sickness of some people even when they benefit daily from the existence of that tiny nation. But we're not paid shrinks so let them wallow in their own ignorance. On this site it goes with the territory.
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  MissScarlett: < After all that BS, I am moving on to more sane and unprejudiced people, no offence...>

Before even answering the one about whether America was right in entering WW1 and WW2 and trying to impose democracy on Germany and sundry other European nations? Were the Germans fanatical and violent and thereby immune to Western style democracy?

So many questions, so few answers...

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  MissScarlett: In case anyone thinks I'm being too harsh on Russian oligarchs, here's one from Ukraine: <Who is Ihor Kolomoisky? The warlord oligarch who supported Volodymyr Zelensky>

I won't mention his ethnic background.

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  valiant: <Atterdag: The history of Europe is one long history of devastating wars instigated by greedy dictators, stupid nationalists, and sometimes one-eyed religious beliefs.>

It makes me think of ... Valdemar Atterdag

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  Atterdag: Great find, <valiant>. :-)

Like all other lords and kings in the Medieval Ages, Valdemar A. used military means to obtain his goals - in this case Scandinavian domination. His daughter Margrethe became the first sovereign of Norway, Sweden and Denmark (the so-called Kalmar Union).

In Danish context, however, Valdemar is primarily known to be one of the best kings ever. He inherited a country, almost completely debt-ridden and disintegrated with many regions owned by German lords, all due to the incompetence of his predecessors. He managed to deal with all that in a very clever and cunning way, so that Denmark went from zero to complete during his reign.

His optimistic proverb was, "I morgen er der atter en dag!" (Tomorrow is yet another day) giving him his byname Atterdag. Your alias also appears medieval, albeit derived from a fictive prince. :-) (big fan of Harold Foster btw).

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  Diademas: Prince Valiant was probably the most text-intensive thing I ever bothered to read before I became a teenager.
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  keypusher: <Diademas: Prince Valiant was probably the most text-intensive thing I ever bothered to read before I became a teenager.>

Prince Valiant was awesome! But I couldn't get over his haircut. In comics as in chess, I was a slave to superficiality.

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  Atterdag: CG was off limits yesterday (20 Apr), according to my anti-virus programme. Cyber attack of some sorts?
Apr-21-22  fabelhaft: Even if things are more complex than often described, calls in Russian state media for liquidation of not only soldiers, using civilians as forced labour or executing them, comparing them unfavorably with Hitler etc are not things made up in the west:

Historian Timothy Snyder points out in a very well written article that texts like the one above advocate the elimination of the Ukrainian people as such and reveal a genocidal intent:

Recent Prime Minister Medvedev said the Ukrainians have been praying for the Third Reich for 30 years, and that the whole state mentally has been transformed into the Third Reich. It is guys like Ivanchuk, Ponomariov and the Muzychuks we are talking about. Are they really praying for the Third Reich? Or are the people in Kyiv the same normal people that want to play with their kids as people in Moscow? Is Ukraine more fascist than Russia? The fascism definition of Umberto Eco mentions rejection of modernism, cult of action and tradition, seeing disagreement as treason, obsession with international plots where the enemy is both too weak and too strong, contempt for the weak, condemnation of gays, use of Orwellian Newspeak etc:

The spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry mentioned Ukrainians not sharing borscht recipes and ended by declaring that such things are what Nazism is about. It sounds like humour (did the supposedly less evil Hitler ever do something as horrible as not sharing his recipes?) but is less funny when you look at the dehumanization of Ukrainians. They are said to have no civilization, language or history, will not be allowed to teach such subjects in their schools after their state has been been de-Europeanized and renamed etc. It is claimed that Ukraine is a greater threat to the world than German Nazism was. The victory article that was mistakenly published by state news claimed that Ukraine had been returned to its natural state as a part of Russia. Given all of the above, the Ukrainians probably do not have high expectations about what will happen if they lose the war.

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  Atterdag: Thanks for this, <fabelhaft>. According to Russia's super hero Putin the glorious Russian troops have now deliberated the nazi infected Mariupol and are now moving to other places where they can cleanse the country for the scum calling themselves Ukrainians.

The lies from Kremlin now surpass even what Goebbels and Stalin could imagine, and they intensify to a degree never seen before in the history of mankind. And that says something!

Apr-21-22  Z free or die: <Apr-21-22 Atterdag: CG was off limits yesterday (20 Apr), according to my anti-virus programme. Cyber attack of some sorts?>

For the record, basically <CG> forgot to update their security certificate from GoDaddy. An expired certificate is no good for https (vs. http), and browsers, and anti-virus software, tend to warn you off visiting sites without a valid certificate.

There was a vulnerability, sure (ergo the <CG> move to https in the first place), but afaik no actual attack.


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  Atterdag: Thanks, <Z> for this information.

<... basically <CG> forgot to update their security certificate ...> is telling. Great, though, that nothing serious actually happened.

Apr-22-22  Z free or die: <<Atterdag> ... is telling.>

Indeed, not to mention the expiration of the <> domain name itself, not too long ago.

FWIW- usually these technical issues get discussion of some kind or another other here: chessforum

Or possibly here:

stevemcd87 chessforum


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  valiant: <Atterdag: His daughter Margrethe became the first sovereign of Norway, Sweden and Denmark (the so-called Kalmar Union).>

Yes thanks - I actually live very close to the battlefield where King Albrekt was captured by Margareta's knights.

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  Atterdag: <valiant> Thanks for the interesting link - the Swedish and Danish Wiki have almost the same text. It's new to me that they call Albrecht von Mecklenburg a king, but there we many kings in the German regions in those times. :-)

Locally in Åsle, have you found relicts, weapons or other stuff from the battle?

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  valiant: <Atterdag: Locally in Åsle, have you found relicts, weapons or other stuff from the battle?>

Well it didn't happen on our land :-) I looked at , but couldn't find anything medieval. My family's farm is located a few miles away from Åsle and closer to two other famous Danish-Swedish-clashes ... Once it really was a battle dense region.

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  Atterdag: You realive live in what once was "in medias res". Today, the Swedish-Danish clashes seem a bit silly, but in those times other values were treasured. Anyway, I hope Finland and Sweden soon will join us in NATO thereby strenghtening the Nordic countries against the gangster state called Russia.
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  ortznoi: The Russian people are actually victims of the lies and propaganda of their leadership and it's not too late to find out the TRUTH.
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