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Bermuda International Tournament

Pentala Harikrishna6/10(+3 -1 =6)[games]
Boris Gelfand6/10(+2 -0 =8)[games]
Leinier Dominguez Perez5/10(+3 -3 =4)[games]
Andrei Volokitin5/10(+3 -3 =4)[games]
Giovanni Portilho Vescovi4.5/10(+2 -3 =5)[games]
Bartlomiej Macieja3.5/10(+2 -5 =3)[games]

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Dominguez vs A Volokitin 1-0462005Bermuda InternationalB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. Macieja vs Gelfand 0-1552005Bermuda InternationalB23 Sicilian, Closed
3. G Vescovi vs Harikrishna ½-½432005Bermuda InternationalC67 Ruy Lopez
4. A Volokitin vs Harikrishna ½-½382005Bermuda InternationalC87 Ruy Lopez
5. L Dominguez vs Macieja  ½-½302005Bermuda InternationalC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
6. Gelfand vs G Vescovi  ½-½222005Bermuda InternationalE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
7. Harikrishna vs Gelfand ½-½372005Bermuda InternationalD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. G Vescovi vs L Dominguez  1-0552005Bermuda InternationalD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
9. Macieja vs A Volokitin 0-1242005Bermuda InternationalA20 English
10. Gelfand vs L Dominguez  ½-½202005Bermuda InternationalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. G Vescovi vs A Volokitin 1-0442005Bermuda InternationalB40 Sicilian
12. Harikrishna vs Macieja 1-0372005Bermuda InternationalE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
13. A Volokitin vs Gelfand  ½-½432005Bermuda InternationalB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
14. L Dominguez vs Harikrishna  ½-½332005Bermuda InternationalC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. Macieja vs G Vescovi 1-0512005Bermuda InternationalA14 English
16. Harikrishna vs G Vescovi  ½-½422005Bermuda InternationalE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
17. A Volokitin vs L Dominguez 0-1472005Bermuda InternationalC42 Petrov Defense
18. Gelfand vs Macieja  ½-½162005Bermuda InternationalE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
19. Harikrishna vs A Volokitin  ½-½442005Bermuda InternationalE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
20. G Vescovi vs Gelfand  ½-½172005Bermuda InternationalB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
21. Macieja vs L Dominguez 1-0282005Bermuda InternationalB10 Caro-Kann
22. L Dominguez vs G Vescovi 1-0742005Bermuda InternationalC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
23. Gelfand vs Harikrishna 1-0382005Bermuda InternationalE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
24. A Volokitin vs Macieja  1-0442005Bermuda InternationalB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. G Vescovi vs Macieja  ½-½292005Bermuda InternationalB27 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-10-05  hintza: Here is an illustration of how the results of the recent Bermuda International tournament will affect the Elo ratings of the six participants, in order of rating change:

GM Pentala Harikrishna 2632 IND: +14
GM Boris Gelfand 2696 ISR: +3
GM Lenier Dominguez 2661 CUB: -1
GM Giovanni Vescovi 2645 BRA: -3
GM Andrei Volokitin 2685 UKR: -5
GM Bartlomiej Macieja 2618 POL: -9

I have checked all the calculations so they should be correct. Pentala Harikrishna is the biggest gainer with his +2 score at Bermuda, while the biggest loser of points is perhaps unsurprisingly the bottom-rated reigning Polish champion Bartlomiej Macieja, losing 9 Elo points with his -2 score.

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  Open Defence: why is Gelfand underperforming ? I thought he was a Super GM player at one stage?
Feb-10-05  iron maiden: Gelfand was and still is a super-GM, and he's not underperforming. If you check <hintza>'s calculations above, you'll see that rather the opposite is true; he's slated to gain points.
Feb-10-05  JSYantiss: Hintza has Gelfand listed to gain 3 points up there, not to lose any.
Feb-11-05  Prashanth: Nice performance by Harikrishna except for that defeat against Gelfand, way to go Hari! any idea when and where he's playing next?

Bingo! with these 3 ELO points Gelfand has gained from here, he has touched 2700 again(along with the 1 ELO he has gained from Israel Invitational in Dec, 2004), will he be able to be in 2700 club by march rating list? any idea when and where he's playing next?

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  Open Defence: <iron maiden> is Gelfand in the top 10 GMs by ELO ? If I am not mistaken he was there at one time, why did he drop out ? did he take a break or did he have a bad patch ?
Feb-11-05  notsodeepthought: The table above shows Gelfand had three draws (against Vescovi, Dominguez, and Macieja) in 20 moves or less - classical examples of Bermuda shorts.
Feb-11-05  iron maiden: <Open Defense>, Gelfand leads the list of players in their thirties who were very strong in the early nineties (he was rated third in the world at one point) but have slipped back now mainly to the appearance of younger players like Leko, Topalov, Polgar, and Grischuk.
Feb-14-05  weirdoid: <iron maiden> <Open Defence> I can't avoid wondering about this too - and not just about Gelfand. I am old enough to remember the heyday of Yusupov, Salov, Andrei Sokolov, Vaganian, Beliavsky, Short, etc. in the late 80's (though I am not a greybeard). Then, they suddenly sunk sometime in the 90's. Perhaps Short had a permanent hangover of the match in '93, lost motivation after he realized he won't be world champ etc., but the other guys were not such a clear case. Some of them weren't that old. I have always wondered, whether the younger guys were really that much better, or whether they were simply better at computer-aided opening analysis, or whether there is anything now that makes it harder for older players to succeed. IIRC it used to be that players did not hit their top form until their mid or late 30's - and it was still like that in early/mid 80's, when I first cared about (and learned) chess.
Feb-15-05  PinkPanther: <Prashanth>
There is no such thing as a March rating list. FIDE puts out rating lists in January, April, July, and October.
Feb-22-05  aw1988: Lots of those players are very good today, and let's not forget Tseshkovsky.

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