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🏆 Carlos Torre Memorial (2003)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Boris Gelfand, Aleksey Dreev, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Vadim Milov, Yuniesky Quesada Perez, Valerij Filippov, Thomas Luther, Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez, Alonso Zapata, Juan Carlos Gonzalez Zamora, Gilberto Hernandez Guerrero, Luis Manuel Perez Rodriguez, Roman Hernandez Onna, Amon Simutowe, Dionisio Aldama Degurnay, Rafael Emilio Espinosa Flores

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Carlos Torre Memorial (2003)

The Wimbledon knockout phase of the 16th Carlos Torre Repetto Memorial took place at the Hotel El Conquistador in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, 17-20 December 2003. The participants were the 12 best players after six rounds of the concurrent Carlos Torre Memorial Open (2003), and four invited players (Dreev, Gelfand, Filippov and Nisipeanu). The players eliminated in the eighthfinals could rejoin the Open tournament (which had a rest day on 17 December). All rounds had two games each, plus tiebreak games if needed. The players received 90 minutes for the whole Classical game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. If 1-1, then two 15 minutes Rapid games, and if still tied, individual sudden death 5 min Blitz games. N games played: 43.

The 19-year-old Yuniesky Quesada Perez beat Luther, Nisipeanu and Gelfand, and Valerij Filippov 1˝-˝ in the final.

Eighthfinals (Dec 17) Quarterfinals (Dec 18) Semifinals (Dec 19) Final (Dec 20)

Quesada 01 01 1 - 3 Luther 10 10 0 - 2 Quesada ˝˝ 01 1 3 Nisipeanu ˝˝ 10 0 2 Nisipeanu 10 10 1 - 3 Hernandez, R 01 01 0 - 2 Quesada 1˝ -- 1˝ Gelfand 0˝ -- ˝ Gelfand 1˝ -- - - 1˝ Hernandez, G 0˝ -- - - ˝ Gelfand 11 -- - 2 Aldama 00 -- - 0 Aldama 1˝ -- - - 1˝ Ramirez 0˝ -- - - ˝ Quesada ˝1 -- 1˝ Filippov ˝0 -- ˝ Filippov 11 -- - - 2 Perez 00 -- - - 0 Filippov ˝1 -- - 1˝ Simutowe ˝0 -- - ˝ Simutowe 11 -- - - 2 Milov 00 -- - - 0 Filippov 1˝ -- 1˝ Zapata 0˝ -- ˝ Zapata ˝˝ 01 ˝ 1 3˝ Gonzalez ˝˝ 10 ˝ 0 2˝ Zapata 1˝ -- - 1˝ Espinosa 0˝ -- - ˝ Espinosa 1˝ -- - - 1˝ Dreev 0˝ -- - - ˝

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 43  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Luther vs Y Quesada Perez  1-0322003Carlos Torre MemorialB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. J C Gonzalez Zamora vs A Zapata  0-1522003Carlos Torre MemorialA53 Old Indian
3. A Zapata vs J C Gonzalez Zamora  ½-½432003Carlos Torre MemorialB56 Sicilian
4. Y Quesada Perez vs T Luther  1-0352003Carlos Torre MemorialB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
5. Nisipeanu vs Hernandez Onna 1-0202003Carlos Torre MemorialC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
6. Hernandez Onna vs Nisipeanu 1-0432003Carlos Torre MemorialA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
7. J C Gonzalez Zamora vs A Zapata  0-1512003Carlos Torre MemorialE92 King's Indian
8. Y Quesada Perez vs T Luther  1-0452003Carlos Torre MemorialC11 French
9. A Zapata vs J C Gonzalez Zamora  0-1712003Carlos Torre MemorialB56 Sicilian
10. T Luther vs Y Quesada Perez  1-0722003Carlos Torre MemorialB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. Nisipeanu vs Hernandez Onna  1-0332003Carlos Torre MemorialB30 Sicilian
12. Nisipeanu vs Hernandez Onna 0-1522003Carlos Torre MemorialB22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. D Aldama Degurnay vs A Ramirez Alvarez ½-½462003Carlos Torre MemorialB25 Sicilian, Closed
14. Y Quesada Perez vs T Luther  1-0462003Carlos Torre MemorialC18 French, Winawer
15. Gelfand vs Hernandez Guerrero  ½-½492003Carlos Torre MemorialE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
16. R E Espinosa Flores vs Dreev 1-0352003Carlos Torre MemorialB12 Caro-Kann Defense
17. A Ramirez Alvarez vs D Aldama Degurnay 0-1462003Carlos Torre MemorialA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
18. Hernandez Onna vs Nisipeanu  0-1332003Carlos Torre MemorialE12 Queen's Indian
19. A Simutowe vs Milov 1-0612003Carlos Torre MemorialD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
20. J C Gonzalez Zamora vs A Zapata  ½-½512003Carlos Torre MemorialE92 King's Indian
21. Hernandez Guerrero vs Gelfand 0-1772003Carlos Torre MemorialB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
22. L Perez Rodriguez vs Filippov  0-1412003Carlos Torre MemorialB22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. Dreev vs R E Espinosa Flores  ½-½452003Carlos Torre MemorialA65 Benoni, 6.e4
24. A Zapata vs J C Gonzalez Zamora  ½-½312003Carlos Torre MemorialB56 Sicilian
25. Filippov vs L Perez Rodriguez  1-0422003Carlos Torre MemorialD02 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-20-03  equanimus: Quezada won this knockout, not Filippov.
Dec-20-03  PinkPanther: What a freaking joke of a performance on Gelfand's part.....not exactly the type of play you'd expect from a 2700+ GM.

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