Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Cambridge International Open Tournament

Michael Adams8/9(+7 -0 =2)[games]
Daniel Howard Fernandez7.5/9(+7 -1 =1)[games]
Oleg Korneev7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Harry Grieve7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Boris Golubovic7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Bao Nghia Dong7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Brandon Clarke6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Khuyagtsogt Itgelt6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Daniel Gormally6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Daniel Dardha6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Tim P Wall6/9(+6 -3 =0)[games]
Mohammed Aayan Ismail6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Matthew J Turner6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Svyatoslav Bazakutsa6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Matthew J Payne6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Marin Bosiocic6/9(+6 -3 =0)[games]
Maciej Czopor6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Max Pert5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Aron Saunders5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Lorenzo Fava5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Thomas Bonn5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Kenneth Hobson5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Mark Hebden5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Dan Waller5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Neil H Bradbury5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Peter T Roberson5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Philip J Crocker5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Anand Batsukh5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Adam Nawalaniec5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Keith Arkell5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[games]
Thomas Villiers5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Indy Southcott-Moyers5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
(122 players total; 90 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Cambridge International Open (2023)

Name: Cambridge International Open Event Date: February 15 - 19, 2023 Site: Cambridge, United Kingdom Format: 9-round Swiss Time Control: 90 minutes with a 30-second increment beginning from move one.

Official Website:

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 493  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Adams vs Adams ½-½232023Cambridge International OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
2. D Dardha vs Michael R Smart 1-0242023Cambridge International OpenA60 Benoni Defense
3. T Liu vs Korneev  0-1522023Cambridge International OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
4. B Clarke vs A Soulier 1-0692023Cambridge International OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. Anthony Norris vs M Bosiocic  0-1342023Cambridge International OpenB07 Pirc
6. D H Fernandez vs A Gamal  1-0362023Cambridge International OpenA09 Reti Opening
7. Roman Blinov vs M Czopor  0-1352023Cambridge International OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. H Grieve vs Erik Golubovic  1-0492023Cambridge International OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. Alexander Hertog vs M Hebden  0-1342023Cambridge International OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
10. P Roberson vs F Bowers  1-0602023Cambridge International OpenC41 Philidor Defense
11. O Latypova vs K Arkell 0-1222023Cambridge International OpenB06 Robatsch
12. D Gormally vs A Matthews 1-0492023Cambridge International OpenB25 Sicilian, Closed
13. Ruqayyah Rida vs M J Turner 0-1672023Cambridge International OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
14. Oliver J Lenton vs Colm OShea  1-0262023Cambridge International OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
15. K Downey vs B N Dong  0-1372023Cambridge International OpenD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
16. M A Ismail vs Andrew J Donnelly 1-0422023Cambridge International OpenA16 English
17. H Bryant vs B Golubovic  0-1382023Cambridge International OpenE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
18. H Hunt vs G Swanson 1-0202023Cambridge International OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
19. Stephen W Berkley vs S Bazakutsa 0-1322023Cambridge International OpenE70 King's Indian
20. T Wall vs R Golsta  1-0402023Cambridge International OpenA13 English
21. Ted Korolchuk vs T Villiers 0-1282023Cambridge International OpenB01 Scandinavian
22. Aron Saunders vs Ceferino Gonzales 1-0172023Cambridge International OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
23. David Turner vs A Batsukh 0-1272023Cambridge International OpenB40 Sicilian
24. Thomas Bonn vs M Catabay 1-0242023Cambridge International OpenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
25. Anthony Chan vs A Mihalik  0-1402023Cambridge International OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 493  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  

Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-16-23  Atterdag: Interesting tournament. The official site, by The English Chess Federation, says about prizes:

4th place for gives you £ 300.
1st place for "English women" £ 250.

Since the women participate with the men, it must mean first among the women. So, if Harriet Hunt should win the whole tournament, she should expect £ 550 ! :-) Assuming HH is genuine English and not some foreign intruder.

Otherwise, I can safely say that I don't recognize any of the participants' names.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: Blimey! Michael Adams has a certain amount of recognition hereabouts, and Mark Hebdon, Keith Arkell and Matthew Turner are all pretty recognisable to this lowly kibitzer. Perhaps their names are too well hidden in the list?
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: No Peter Lalic. Disappointing!
Feb-16-23  goodevans: Poor Nicholas Warner, losing his first two games including one to NN: Cambridge International Open (2023)/NN

That's NN's first win since 2021. Seems that all the practice he put in last year against User: FSR has finally paid off. ;o)

Feb-16-23  goodevans: <Dionysius1> Also Danny Gormally and current British Champion, Harry Grieve. Seems this event has attracted more of the UK's top players than the British Championship itself did.
Feb-16-23  Atterdag: Admittedly, I only checked the short list above and not the complete list. Mike Adams is, of course, well-known to me. Many players seem to be in the 2400-2600 segment.
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <goodevans> Don't sell NN short. He annihilated me in F Rhine vs NN, 2020, and has beaten many of the greats from Philidor to Kasparov.
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Was the Philby spy ring Cambridge students?
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Cantabrigians and Oxonians.
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: sounds latin...the whole spy ring, all four of them, were in college at the same time, I believe.

The elusive and often pondered 'fifth man', <Miss Scarlett> might have also been there, on the custodial staff...

Feb-17-23  Sally Simpson: They all went to Cambridge. Blunt, Burgess, Maclean, Philby and The fifth man was Cairncross.

This lad James Cairncross was at one time thought to be the spy John Cairncross after a letter was published in the January 1991 BCCA magazine for Correspondence Chess.

"'It may interest younger readers to know that John Cairncross, the so-called fifth man, identified by the research of Oleg Gordievsky and Christopher Andrew, was joint BCCA Champion in 1947."

T.D. Harding cleared it up and proved James was not John the spy. So that was that till Alan Mac found another J. Cairncross who played in the Scottish on.

Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: When Peter Wright wrote <Spycatcher>, published in 1987, it was still not clear who the <Fifth Man> was; only in the 1990s did it become known that Cairncross was that mysterious figure.

Anthony Blunt was older by several years than the other members of the Ring of Five and became a talent spotter for the Soviets.

Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: I remember reading spycatcher. I don't recall why the Brit government was trying to suppress it. Seemed a bit of a dull book.
Feb-17-23  cocker: No Oxonians, 4 of them were at Trinity College, Cambridge, the other (Maclean) next door at Trinity Hall.
Feb-17-23  goodevans: You can never trust a 'Tab'.
Feb-18-23  Atterdag: All this somehow revokes "The Browning Version" in my mind. Unforgettable masterpiece from 1994 with stellar performances by Albert Finney and Greta Scacchi among others.
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Adams had to go +7 to win this. No room for draws.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific tournament only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC