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🏆 Cap D'Agde FRA (2003)

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Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Veselin Topalov, Alexander Grischuk, Anatoly Karpov, Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Ruslan Ponomariov, Peter Leko, Michael Adams, Alexey Shirov, Etienne Bacrot, Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev, Judit Polgar, Joel Lautier, Zurab Alekseyevich Azmaiparashvili

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kramnik vs Bareev  ½-½182003Cap D'Agde FRAC10 French
2. Anand vs Shirov ½-½612003Cap D'Agde FRAC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Grischuk vs Lautier  1-0362003Cap D'Agde FRAC42 Petrov Defense
4. Karpov vs Leko  ½-½422003Cap D'Agde FRAE15 Queen's Indian
5. Svidler vs Judit Polgar  1-0562003Cap D'Agde FRAB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. Judit Polgar vs Lautier  1-0482003Cap D'Agde FRAC42 Petrov Defense
7. Anand vs Grischuk ½-½512003Cap D'Agde FRAC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. Leko vs Svidler 0-1602003Cap D'Agde FRAB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. Shirov vs Karpov  ½-½292003Cap D'Agde FRAC42 Petrov Defense
10. Azmaiparashvili vs Topalov 0-1382003Cap D'Agde FRAA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
11. Topalov vs Adams 1-0482003Cap D'Agde FRAC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. Gelfand vs Bacrot  ½-½692003Cap D'Agde FRAD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Ponomariov vs Adams  ½-½292003Cap D'Agde FRAC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. Azmaiparashvili vs Kramnik  ½-½712003Cap D'Agde FRAE12 Queen's Indian
15. Bacrot vs Ponomariov  ½-½332003Cap D'Agde FRAE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
16. Bareev vs Gelfand  ½-½532003Cap D'Agde FRAD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Judit Polgar vs Shirov ½-½232003Cap D'Agde FRAC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
18. Leko vs Grischuk 0-1362003Cap D'Agde FRAC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. Svidler vs Karpov 1-0332003Cap D'Agde FRAC49 Four Knights
20. Shirov vs Leko 0-1372003Cap D'Agde FRAB33 Sicilian
21. Shirov vs Grischuk ½-½472003Cap D'Agde FRAB33 Sicilian
22. Leko vs Anand 0-1452003Cap D'Agde FRAC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
23. Lautier vs Svidler  ½-½322003Cap D'Agde FRAD85 Grunfeld
24. Judit Polgar vs Karpov  1-0502003Cap D'Agde FRAC42 Petrov Defense
25. Lautier vs Anand  ½-½322003Cap D'Agde FRAE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
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Nov-14-03  Nova1990: Spitecheck, I don't know. Anyone who can answer their question?
Nov-14-03  tvanw55: Dumb question: how does strategy during speed games and speed game tournaments differ from non speed games and tournaments?
Nov-14-03  PinkPanther: <Dumb question: how does strategy during speed games and speed game tournaments differ from non speed games and tournaments?>

Play in faster games tends to be more attack oriented, resulting in fewer draws and more decisive results. You have to look no further than the Anand-Polgar match in July, where every game was decisive, not even a single draw.

Nov-14-03  drukenknight: basically in speed games, you are more likely to play stuff that might be unsound but hard to figure out the answer over the board. lots more sacks for instance, even if they dont work at classic time, they may work at speed.
Nov-15-03  skagnetti: were any games lost on time? (i'm too lazy to look through them all)
Nov-22-03  Fisto: I own you skagnetti
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  Eggman: Can someone tell me: how do you find the message board for an event? If I wanted to find the board for, say, the "2002 Russian Championships", how would I go about doing that?
Nov-22-03  shadowmaster: Eggman: New Games Page It's on the home page on the left hand side.
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  Eggman: Thanks, shadowmaster.
Nov-22-03  FeArMySkiLLz: Isnt the kings Indian the best defense for d4
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  Benzol: <FeArMySkiLLz> Given its scarce appearances at World Championship level I'd have to disagree with you.
Nov-22-03  FeArMySkiLLz: <Benzol> its been played by krmanik kasparov and other players at GM level so tell how do u disagree
Nov-22-03  Benjamin Lau: Kasparov stopped playing it about 6 years ago... Kramnik has only played it once in this database, and the loss he suffered hurt his ego pretty badly.

Nov-22-03  FeArMySkiLLz: Dude kasparov and krmnik they have over 3000 dude it really popular i think u shiould recheck wat u did coz its 3000
Nov-22-03  FeArMySkiLLz: Kasparov won his ego wasnt hurt and kramnik he has over 3000 so does kasparov so tell me what exuse do u have now EH like i said im all ears
Nov-22-03  Benjamin Lau: FearMySkillz, your articulate and completely comprehensible prose is very impressive.
Nov-22-03  FeArMySkiLLz: r u makin fun of me retard
Nov-22-03  Benjamin Lau: Of course not. :-) But in all seriousness, it really is hard to understand what you're trying to say. Could you please talk in a more normal way? In reply to your previous posts, no one has ever had over 3000 ELO. I also never said Kasparov's ego was hurt. The KID is not very popular anymore among high level GMs. Go see for yourself.
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  Benzol: <FeArMySkiLLz> If you check World Championship match scores you'll find very few King's Indian games have been played in recent years. As Ben Lau pointed out Kasparov hasn't played it for a number of years. It is a dynamic opening but it's soundness at the highest level is questionable.
Nov-24-04  Oz Drifter: why has KID lost its popularity? it has everything! combative provocitive and totally sound. perhaps i cant even comprehend GM chess(im mid level club playa.)
Jan-02-05  nfazli: can someone explain the diffrence between rapid and blitz and how long are tie-breaker games? and do plyers have to write down their moves?
Jan-05-05  ArturoRivera: <Oz Drifter> Unfortunatly i dont remember in which part of this database but i think it was acirce who put a link in which an interview with Kasparov about somethings (And why he didnt played the KID) He answer it require too much preparation and if he wated to play it he had to focus only in that,-now- said Kasparov. -I can use the QGD and push for a win without having to pain so much myself (or something like that)
Jan-05-05  acirce:

<Itís a difficult opening, positionally itís very difficult. Itís not fresh anymore. The KID is one of those openings where you have to play only the Kingís Indian just to defend the position in different lines. For example, I play the Najdorf. Itís tough, but I spend all my time analyzing it and Iím confident that I can play it with white or black with excellent results. But itís hard to play anything else.

I could play other openings against 1.e4, but if you play the Najdorf you have to concentrate on it, and when you play the KID you have to concentrate on that. On a practical level itís a very tough call. I did it in the early 90s, playing both the Najdorf and the KID, but I have more faith in the Najdorf. It creates more counter-chances for black. In the Kingís Indian these days white has already established the right patterns. Whatever they play, b4 or other lines, you just canít win. Basically, whatís the point of having so much trouble when white can play the first twenty moves without risk?

Years ago I had great scores with the Kingís Indian, but now thereís little danger for white. Now I can play the Queenís Gambit and get a reasonable position. Even if itís a draw, like with Piket and Van Wely in Corus this year, I can push for a win and I donít have to suffer so much in the opening.>

Jan-05-05  ArturoRivera: Thanks for the quote <acirce>
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  amadeus: <Final>
Anand, Viswanathan 1.5 - 0.5 Kramnik, Vladimir


Kramnik, Vladimir 2.0 - 0.0 Grischuk, Alexander

Anand, Viswanathan 2.5 - 1.5 Svidler


Kramnik, Vladimir 1.5 - 0.5 Polgar, Judit

Anand, Viswanathan 1.5 - 0.5 Ponomariov, Ruslan

Grischuk, Alexander 3.0 - 1.0 Bacrot, Etienne

Svidler, Peter 1.5 - 0.5 Topalov, Veselin


<GpA Cap D'Agde - III World Rapid Chess Championship>

1 Kramnik, Vladimir 4.5
2 Ponomariov, Ruslan 4.5
3 Bacrot, Etienne 4.0
4 Gelfand, Boris 3.5
5 Topalov, Veselin 3.5
6 Azmaiparashvili, Zurab 2.5
7 Adams, Michael 2.5
8 Bareev, Evgeny 2.5

GpA Playoff:
Topalov, Veselin 1.5 - 0.5 Gelfand, Boris


<GpB Cap D'Agde - III World Rapid Chess Championship>

1 Svidler, Peter 5.0
2 Grischuk, Alexander 4.5
3 Anand, Viswanathan 4.0
4 Polgar, Judit 4.0
5 Shirov, Alexei 3.5
6 Leko, Peter 3.5
7 Lautier, Joel 2.0
8 Karpov, Anatoly 1.5

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