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🏆 Baku Chess Festival (2007)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Arkadij Naiditsch, Loek van Wely, Nigel Short, Rauf Mamedov, Vadim Milov, Davit Maghalashvili, Eltaj Safarli, Csaba Balogh, Gadir Guseinov, Nijat Abasov, Alexei Fedorov, Darmen Sadvakasov, Vadim Malakhatko, Vasif Durarbayli, Vladimir Burmakin, Alexander Rustemov, Nidjat Mamedov, Tamaz Gelashvili, Ayaz Mammadov, Tornike Sanikidze, Alexander Zubarev, Normunds Miezis, Konstantine Shanava, Stanislav Savchenko, Bahruz Rzayev, David Shengelia, Levan Aroshidze, Luka Paichadze, Farid Abbasov, Vugar Rasulov, Eldar Gasanov, Ulvi Bajarani, Yaroslav Zinchenko, Rashad Babaev, Bela Khotenashvili, Nino Batsiashvili, Eduard Andreev, Djakhangir Agaragimov, Malkhaz Sulashvili, Levan Bregadze, Salome Melia, Logman Guliev, Davit Zarkua, Elmir Guseinov, Sopiko Guramishvili, Kamal Aghasiyev, Sanan Dovliatov, Bachana Morchiashvili, Orkhan Abdulov, Nijat Aghayev, Gara Baladjaev, Iveri Chighladze, Gulnar Mammadova, Zeinab Mamedjarova, Anna Zozulia, Maka Purtseladze, Ilaha Kadimova, Davit Lomsadze, Farid Zeynalov, Shahriyar Rahmanov, Asif Hasanov, Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Tabriz Idrisov, Firuza Velikhanli, Samir Davidov, Turkan Mamedjarova, Kerem Laciner, Elshad Orujov, Nargiz Umudova, Vugar Bayramov, Shakhriyar Hasanov, Ana Gavasheli, Meihriban Shukurova, Elmira Alieva, Alizamin Jafarli, Khayala Isgandarova, Samir Badalov, E Allahverdiev, Ramil Allajov, Farid Mammadov, Elnur Aliyev, Fariz Akhmedov, Shahin Husseinov, Anar Baghishov, Ramil Javadov, Eldar Djabbarov, Rashad Hasanov, Afag Khudaverdieva, Farid Namazov, Sahar Huseynova, Murad Guliyev, Emil Kerimov, Turkan Hasanova, Fuad Gurbanov, Orkhan Talishzada, Javid Nariman Shirinov, Azer Abdullayev, Anar Oroudzhov, Zaur Ojagverdiyev, Shamil Abdullayev plus 12 more players.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Short vs E Djabbarov 1-0322007Baku Chess FestivalC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
2. U Bajarani vs Milov  0-1352007Baku Chess FestivalB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
3. Van Wely vs A Jafarli  1-0472007Baku Chess FestivalE92 King's Indian
4. A Khudaverdieva vs Naiditsch  0-1182007Baku Chess FestivalE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
5. Sadvakasov vs G Baladjaev  1-0302007Baku Chess FestivalB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
6. K Isgandarova vs C Balogh  0-1292007Baku Chess FestivalB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
7. Fedorov vs E Aliyev  1-0272007Baku Chess FestivalB23 Sicilian, Closed
8. S Rahmanov vs T Gelashvili  0-1432007Baku Chess FestivalE41 Nimzo-Indian
9. S Huseynova vs V Burmakin  0-1502007Baku Chess FestivalE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
10. G Guseinov vs T Idrisov  1-0342007Baku Chess FestivalB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
11. E Allahverdiev vs R Mamedov  0-1242007Baku Chess FestivalA04 Reti Opening
12. A Rustemov vs O Talishzada  1-0412007Baku Chess FestivalD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Z Ojagverdiyev vs K Shanava  0-1242007Baku Chess FestivalB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
14. R Allajov vs N Miezis  1-0352007Baku Chess FestivalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. V Ahmadov vs A Zubarev  0-1412007Baku Chess FestivalA22 English
16. R Babaev vs E Alieva  ½-½292007Baku Chess FestivalB07 Pirc
17. M Samavat vs F Abbasov 0-1302007Baku Chess FestivalD00 Queen's Pawn Game
18. L Aroshidze vs A Rzaev 1-0372007Baku Chess FestivalB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. F Namazov vs E Gasanov  ½-½262007Baku Chess FestivalE15 Queen's Indian
20. S Abdullayev vs L Guliev  0-1452007Baku Chess FestivalB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
21. E Safarli vs A Allahverdiyev 1-0242007Baku Chess FestivalB30 Sicilian
22. L Rzayeva vs S Dovliatov 0-1232007Baku Chess FestivalA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
23. E Andreev vs T Asgarova 1-0262007Baku Chess FestivalB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
24. F Velikhanli vs J Shirinov  1-0382007Baku Chess FestivalC00 French Defense
25. F Gurbanov vs N Aghayev  ½-½342007Baku Chess FestivalB32 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-11-07  ahmadov: Akadij Naiditsch has just won the tournament and won $5,000.
May-11-07  square dance: <ahmadov> thanks for the update. by any chance do you have the result for van wely-guseinov?
May-11-07  ahmadov: <square dance: <ahmadov> thanks for the update. by any chance do you have the result for van wely-guseinov?> van Wely won...
May-11-07  square dance: thanks again. too bad. guseinov is a nice kid. ive talked to him on playchess a few times. btw, did you ever hear anything about that incident during the sutovsky game from the euro championship?
May-11-07  ahmadov: <square dance: thanks again. too bad. guseinov is a nice kid. ive talked to him on playchess a few times.> This President's Cup was an excellent opportunity for me to meet many of our players, including Mamedyarov, Rauf Mamedov, Nidjat Mamedov, Vasif Durarbayli, Zeinab and Turkan Mamedyarovas etc. I really liked all of them. They are brilliant.

Guseinov was the only Azeri who had chances for winning the tournament. So, we all were upset, but I congratulated van Wely immediately after he won. Guseinov was so upset that he did not show up for receving his prize.

<btw, did you ever hear anything about that incident during the sutovsky game from the euro championship?> No, what happened there?

May-11-07  square dance: <No, what happened there?> apparently guseinov went to get coffee at, or around move 10 and when he came back sutovsky made some comment like "its too late for that. it wont help you.". i forget the exact wording, but of course talking to your opponent during a game is against the rules.
May-11-07  ahmadov: <square dance:> What was the consequence of the incident?
May-11-07  square dance: nothing. sutovsky won the game in fine fashion and guseinov missed out on a chance to qualify via tie breaks. iirc a draw would've placed him in the tie breaks.
May-11-07  ahmadov: <square dance> I heard about the result. I believe that Guseinov will have better chances to show his true strength in the future... Do you think that Sutovsky did that deliberately?
May-11-07  square dance: well, i dont know how one could accidentally utter a comment like that so im guessing it was some sort of psychological ploy by sutovsky.

as for guseinov, it would be nice to see him get invitations to more recognizable tournaments. maybe even something like corus B next year. in his last two events he has 9 or 10 wins and 3 losses, all of which were against guys near, or at the top of the tournament.

May-11-07  ahmadov: <square dance> I think Guseinov is a true gentleman because he did not mention about this incident when he spoke about his performance at the tournament on a tv programme the other day...
May-12-07  Rubion: You can see from the tie break scores that Naiditsch played much weaker opposition than the other top finishers in the tournament. He only tough one was against Short, in fact he didn't play any of the other top 10 seeds.

Again we see the advantage in Swiss tournaments of a tactical early loss, as Arkadij had in round 4. That ensures much weaker opposition compared to those who have been leading from the start, like Short and Milov, who often fall away at the end.

Still, a great win for the top German GM.

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