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🏆 Carlos Torre Memorial (2005)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Michal Krasenkow, Varuzhan Akobian, Yuniesky Quesada Perez, Bartlomiej Macieja, Manuel Leon Hoyos, Reynaldo Vera, Nikola Mitkov, Holden Hernandez Carmenates, Jesus Nogueiras, Juan Carlos Gonzalez Zamora, Frank de la Paz Perdomo, Juan Armando Rohl Montes, Martha Lorena Fierro Baquero, Alberto Escobedo Tinajero, Dayron Huertas Carballo Chess Event Description
Carlos Torre Memorial (2005)

The Wimbledon knockout phase of the 18th Carlos Torre Repetto Memorial took place at the Olimpo Cultural Center in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, 19-22 December 2005. The participants were the leading 13 players after six rounds of the concurrent Carlos Torre Memorial Open (2005), plus three invited players: Bruzon, Krasenkow and Macieja. The invited Vassily Ivanchuk failed to get a visum, and was replaced by Rohl. Players eliminated in the eighthfinals could rejoin the Open tournament's Round 7 on 19 December. All rounds had two games each, and tiebreak games if necessary. 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 (no increment), and if still tied, individual sudden death 5 minutes Blitz games (no increment). The total prize fund of the Wimbledon phase was 238,000 Mexican pesos, with the winner taking home MXN 80,000. The rounds were completed in one day, and playing started at 10 am and 5 pm. Tournament director: Alejandro Preve. Chief arbiter: Eduardo Sauceda Salazar. N games played: 44.

Lazaro Bruzon Batista beat Michal Krasenkow 3-2 in the final. He also earned 80 ACP points.

Eighthfinals (Dec 19) Quarterfinals (Dec 20) Semifinals (Dec 21) Final (Dec 22)

Bruzon 1½ -- - - 1½ Rohl 0½ -- - - ½ Bruzon ½½ 10 ½ 1 3½ Akobian ½½ 01 ½ 0 2½ Akobian ½½ 10 1 - 3 León Hoyos ½½ 01 0 - 2 Bruzon 1½ -- - - 1½ Mitkov 0½ -- - - ½ Mitkov ½1 -- - - 1½ Huertas ½0 -- - - ½ Mitkov ½½ ½1 - - 2½ Vera ½½ ½0 - - 1½ Vera ½1 -- - - 1½ Escobedo ½0 -- - - ½ Bruzon ½½ ½½ 1 - 3 Krasenkow ½½ ½½ 0 - 2 Krasenkow 1½ -- - - 1½ Fierro 0½ -- - - ½ Krasenkow ½1 -- - - 1½ Nogueiras ½0 -- - - ½ Nogueiras ½½ 1½ - - 2½ Quezada ½½ 0½ - - 1½ Krasenkow 11 -- - - 2 De la Paz 00 -- - - 0 De la Paz 1½ -- - - 1½ Macieja 0½ -- - - ½ De la Paz ½1 -- - - 1½ Gonzalez ½0 -- - - ½ Gonzalez 1½ -- - - 1½ Hernandez 0½ -- - - ½

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 44  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Krasenkow vs M Fierro  1-0582005Carlos Torre MemorialA04 Reti Opening
2. J Rohl vs L Bruzon Batista 0-1552005Carlos Torre MemorialC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
3. F de la Paz Perdomo vs Macieja 1-012005Carlos Torre MemorialB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
4. J Nogueiras vs Y Quesada Perez  ½-½112005Carlos Torre MemorialE15 Queen's Indian
5. M Leon Hoyos vs V Akobian 0-1322005Carlos Torre MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
6. M Leon Hoyos vs V Akobian 1-0622005Carlos Torre MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
7. Y Quesada Perez vs J Nogueiras 0-1452005Carlos Torre MemorialC10 French
8. V Akobian vs M Leon Hoyos  1-0552005Carlos Torre MemorialA59 Benko Gambit
9. J Nogueiras vs Y Quesada Perez  ½-½332005Carlos Torre MemorialE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
10. V Akobian vs M Leon Hoyos  ½-½252005Carlos Torre MemorialA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
11. Y Quesada Perez vs J Nogueiras  ½-½102005Carlos Torre MemorialC10 French
12. J C Gonzalez Zamora vs H Hernandez Carmenates  ½-½452005Carlos Torre MemorialA21 English
13. D Huertas Carballo vs N Mitkov 0-1422005Carlos Torre MemorialC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
14. R Vera vs A Escobedo Tinajero 1-0722005Carlos Torre MemorialD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. Macieja vs F de la Paz Perdomo ½-½962005Carlos Torre MemorialC53 Giuoco Piano
16. M Fierro vs Krasenkow  ½-½312005Carlos Torre MemorialB40 Sicilian
17. L Bruzon Batista vs J Rohl  ½-½212005Carlos Torre MemorialA10 English
18. M Leon Hoyos vs V Akobian ½-½612005Carlos Torre MemorialC00 French Defense
19. H Hernandez Carmenates vs J C Gonzalez Zamora  0-1672005Carlos Torre MemorialB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
20. N Mitkov vs D Huertas Carballo  ½-½452005Carlos Torre MemorialC23 Bishop's Opening
21. A Escobedo Tinajero vs R Vera  ½-½362005Carlos Torre MemorialD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. L Bruzon Batista vs V Akobian  1-0512005Carlos Torre MemorialA06 Reti Opening
23. N Mitkov vs R Vera  ½-½542005Carlos Torre MemorialB23 Sicilian, Closed
24. V Akobian vs L Bruzon Batista  ½-½352005Carlos Torre MemorialE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
25. N Mitkov vs R Vera  1-0242005Carlos Torre MemorialB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-23-05  Knight13: Well... Congrats to Bruzon for winning another tournament!
Dec-23-05  Petrosian63: Wasn't Ivanchuk supposed to play but couldn't get a visa???
Dec-23-05  setebos: Krasenkow blundered and lost a knight
Dec-24-05  s4life: Correction, Krasenkow blundered and lost his Queen. That was a brutal mistake.
Jan-09-06  BIDMONFA: XVIII Carlos Torre Memorial KO (2005)




Feb-01-07  mulondab: Was this blitz chess? Its full of silly mistakes. I dont expect this from 2400 and up.
Feb-01-07  shalgo: <Was this blitz chess? Its full of silly mistakes. I dont expect this from 2400 and up.>

Well, it was a knockout event, so I assume that they played blitz tiebreaks in some matches.

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