|Gibraltar Masters (2004)|
The 2nd Gibraltar Masters was a 91-player 10-round Swiss tournament held in the Caleta Hotel, La Caleta, Gibraltar, from 27 January to 5 February 2004, as part of the Gibtelecom Gibraltar Chess Festival. Time control: 100 minutes for the whole game, with 60 seconds added per move from move 1. First to fifth prizes: GBP 4000, 2500, 1500, 1000, 600. The festival also featured two amateur tournaments (Tercentenary Amateurs and BCF Centenary Amateurs). Chief organizer: Stewart Reuben. Chief arbiter: David Welch? Rounds started at 3 pm.
Nigel Short won with 8/10, ahead of Ganguly with 7.5/10 and three players with 7/10.
Official site: https://web.archive.org/web/2004032...
Robert Byrne in The New York Times, 22 February 2004: https://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/22/...
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| page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 337
|1. J Emms vs Short
|| ||½-½||94||2004||Gibraltar Masters||C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|2. A Muir vs E D Agdestein
|| ||1-0||43||2004||Gibraltar Masters||D09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3|
|3. O B Vea vs D Howell
||0-1||50||2004||Gibraltar Masters||C29 Vienna Gambit|
|4. G O'Toole vs S Meenakshi
|| ||0-1||49||2004||Gibraltar Masters||B06 Robatsch|
|5. N Mohota vs N Davies
|| ||0-1||62||2004||Gibraltar Masters||E49 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System|
|6. S Del Rio Angelis vs S R Burns-Mannion
|| ||1-0||81||2004||Gibraltar Masters||C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|7. T Wippermann vs Chandler
|| ||0-1||48||2004||Gibraltar Masters||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|8. B Vuckovic vs J Houska
||1-0||30||2004||Gibraltar Masters||B18 Caro-Kann, Classical|
|9. C Seel vs A Kunte
|| ||½-½||29||2004||Gibraltar Masters||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|10. B Lalic vs N Speck
||1-0||31||2004||Gibraltar Masters||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|11. C McNab vs C G Ward
|| ||½-½||12||2004||Gibraltar Masters||A38 English, Symmetrical|
|12. S Chanda vs T Vasilevich
||1-0||55||2004||Gibraltar Masters||B42 Sicilian, Kan|
|13. D Contin vs J Gallagher
|| ||0-1||35||2004||Gibraltar Masters||A22 English|
|14. K Arakhamia-Grant vs P Motwani
|| ||½-½||32||2004||Gibraltar Masters||B18 Caro-Kann, Classical|
|15. A Poluljahov vs Bellon Lopez
|| ||0-1||56||2004||Gibraltar Masters||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|16. Ganguly vs M Tissir
|| ||1-0||47||2004||Gibraltar Masters||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|17. S Vijayalakshmi vs J Rowson
|| ||1-0||47||2004||Gibraltar Masters||B30 Sicilian|
|18. Hebden vs T Bakre
|| ||½-½||44||2004||Gibraltar Masters||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|19. M Al Sayed vs D Barua
|| ||½-½||40||2004||Gibraltar Masters||C11 French|
|20. R Pogorelov vs Speelman
|| ||½-½||27||2004||Gibraltar Masters||A14 English|
|21. A Kuzmin vs M Womacka
|| ||1-0||52||2004||Gibraltar Masters||A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3|
|22. S Sulskis vs J Shaw
|| ||1-0||45||2004||Gibraltar Masters||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|23. A Stefanova vs Harikrishna
||1-0||46||2004||Gibraltar Masters||D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|24. E Inarkiev vs P Cramling
|| ||1-0||38||2004||Gibraltar Masters||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|25. P K Wells vs Epishin
|| ||1-0||39||2004||Gibraltar Masters||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
| page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 337
|Feb-07-04|| ||Helloween: Another excellent showing by the chap. I appreciate his style of play, although his tendency to overlook good opportunites for himself in positions has risen since his WC challenger days. He still plays a very extremely tricky and fighting game to the end. I've seen him swindle a win with a Rook and 2 pawn vs. Bishop, Knight and 4 pawn ending on playchess.com in 3+2 minute blitz!|
He may be an equally strong annotator/writer. He is a straight-shooter with a strong vocabulary and diction skills. I greatly enjoy his columns.
|Feb-07-04|| ||Benzol: <Helloween> Forgive me for my ignorance but whom are you talking about? |
|Feb-07-04|| ||matein8: <Benzol> Lol, I believe he's referring to the winner of the tourney, ND Short.|
BTW, I found a website of chess advice that you can show the potential coaches of the Auckland chess club: http://www.chessville.com/ The "Instruction" drop down has some good advice.
Here's a link to the website of this tourney: http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.c...
|Feb-08-04|| ||Benzol: <matein8> Thanks for this one mate. I'll take me awhile to look through this interesting site. |
|Feb-09-04|| ||armtwister: Good that good old Shorty has started playing the main lines again!! ,especially the English Attack which he popularised in the 80's.He's back!! |
|Feb-10-04|| ||Taidanii: No doubt about it. Nigel certainly tore this one up. |
|Feb-26-04|| ||alfredazzopardi: I am indeed very pleased that I have been registered with your extremely informative and excellent page. Well Done!!! I will definitely become more accustomed with the contents of the site and hope to contribute in a very small way to the already polished contributions. Comgratulations. Regards from Malta. |
|Feb-26-04|| ||Larsker: <azzopardi> Yea, the contributions are very polished on this site - especially today ;-) |
|Feb-26-04|| ||PinkPanther: <Helloween>
Ummm...how could he swindle that endgame that you were talking about? R+2P against NB+4P is a win for the player with the Knight, Bishop, and 4 pawns. So if he did indeed lose with the Rook and 2 pawns, then it was probably only because he was supposed to.
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