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Torneo di Capodanno Tournament

Zoltan Almasi6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Ni Hua5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Vugar Gashimov5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Pentala Harikrishna5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Konstantin Landa4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
David Navara4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Viktor Korchnoi4/9(+0 -1 =8)[games]
Sergei Tiviakov3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]
Mihail Marin3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]
Michele Godena3/9(+0 -3 =6)[games]

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Landa vs Korchnoi ½-½342007Torneo di CapodannoC11 French
2. Z Almasi vs Harikrishna 1-0402007Torneo di CapodannoC55 Two Knights Defense
3. Tiviakov vs M Marin 0-1442007Torneo di CapodannoC53 Giuoco Piano
4. M Godena vs V Gashimov ½-½352007Torneo di CapodannoB06 Robatsch
5. Ni Hua vs Navara  ½-½442007Torneo di CapodannoC53 Giuoco Piano
6. V Gashimov vs Ni Hua  ½-½412007Torneo di CapodannoC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
7. Korchnoi vs Z Almasi ½-½282007Torneo di CapodannoE01 Catalan, Closed
8. M Marin vs Navara  ½-½372007Torneo di CapodannoA22 English
9. Harikrishna vs M Godena 1-0582007Torneo di CapodannoC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
10. Tiviakov vs Landa ½-½302007Torneo di CapodannoC24 Bishop's Opening
11. Navara vs V Gashimov 0-1552007Torneo di CapodannoA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
12. Ni Hua vs Harikrishna  ½-½302007Torneo di CapodannoC53 Giuoco Piano
13. Landa vs M Marin 1-0632007Torneo di CapodannoA15 English
14. M Godena vs Korchnoi  ½-½412007Torneo di CapodannoC07 French, Tarrasch
15. Z Almasi vs Tiviakov  ½-½382007Torneo di CapodannoB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
16. Tiviakov vs M Godena 1-0292008Torneo di CapodannoC10 French
17. M Marin vs V Gashimov  ½-½212008Torneo di CapodannoA33 English, Symmetrical
18. Harikrishna vs Navara 1-0432008Torneo di CapodannoA07 King's Indian Attack
19. Landa vs Z Almasi  ½-½182008Torneo di CapodannoA15 English
20. Korchnoi vs Ni Hua  ½-½532008Torneo di CapodannoD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Navara vs Korchnoi 1-0362008Torneo di CapodannoC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
22. Z Almasi vs M Marin 1-0382008Torneo di CapodannoC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
23. Ni Hua vs Tiviakov 1-0412008Torneo di CapodannoB01 Scandinavian
24. V Gashimov vs Harikrishna  ½-½522008Torneo di CapodannoC77 Ruy Lopez
25. M Godena vs Landa  ½-½262008Torneo di CapodannoB22 Sicilian, Alapin
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Jan-06-08  malthrope: <brankat: <malthrope> Yes, I did the same. 100 bucks :-)>

$137 here - I was clearly over optimistic! ~lol~ Getting killed in the - 83rd Hastings Chess Congress (2008) - can pick any result right! :-(

Jan-06-08  malthrope: *can't* rather...
Jan-06-08  brankat: <malthrope> I did surprisingly well with my first Hastings bet yesterday. Betting (only) $20.00 on Eames as Black (ELO just over 2300) to beat GM Georgiev. The odds 22 - 1 :-)

Today I placed $50 on G.Jones.

Jan-06-08  brankat: <malthrope> <*can't* rather...> Figured as much :-)
Jan-06-08  malthrope: <brankat> - Eames is a giant killer! Who knew? :) Jones has never beat Pert before (2 losses and 1 draw)... So, I'm trying a small bet on Pert! Hope one us wins and it's not a bloody draw! ;)
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  Stonehenge: <Hope it's not a bloody draw>. I actually hope it's a bloody draw, not a boring one.
Jan-06-08  Karpova: Harikrishna-Landa 1-0
Jan-06-08  malthrope: Harikrishna just beat Landu... Hua looks to beat Marin.

...And, 'Ivanchuk vs. Radjabov' will be starting very shortly (Jako beat Inarkiev 1½-½ to advance).

Rapids Games live... //

Jan-06-08  Karpova: Hua-Marin 1-0
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  Stonehenge: Navara-Godena 1-0
Jan-06-08  malthrope: Great timing to reach move #40 for Korchnoi! :) 41. f4 played...

First game between Chuky and Radja - was a hard fought draw... Game #2 now underway...

Rapids Game #2 live... //

Jan-06-08  slomarko: thanks god navara won the last one at least he won't lose tons of points.
Jan-06-08  malthrope: Chuky-Radja the 2nd game was a draw (BOOC ending)... Blitz is next - don't blink! ;)
Jan-06-08  slomarko: malthrope this is the Torneo di Capodanno page.
Jan-06-08  malthrope: <slomarko: malthrope this is the Torneo di Capodanno page.>

Oh you can *read* too how nice! ;)

Jan-06-08  geeker: I'm OK with malthrope posting ACP Rapid comments here; that event has no dedicated page. ;-)
Jan-06-08  slomarko: well why don't you ask CG to make a page about that particular event? i'm sure they will grant it.
Jan-06-08  malthrope: Korchnoi-Tiviakov - draw!

By the time makes a link to the ACP Rapids event it will be over...

Jan-06-08  Mameluk: Harikrishna won with a nice combination today. 20. Nxf8 instead of taking queen back was what Landa overlooked.
Jan-06-08  slomarko: this is the position Mameluk talks about

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Jan-06-08  slomarko: final standings:
1.Almasi 6
2.-4. Gashimov, Ni Hua, Harikrishna 5.5
5.Landa 4.5
6.-7. Korchnoi, Navara 4
8.-9. Marin, Tiviakov 3.5
10. Godena 3
Jan-06-08  BIDMONFA: Torneo di Capodanno (2008)



Jan-07-08  russep: Does anyone know when this site is going to get the rest of the games form this tournament?
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  Chessdreamer: [Event "Torneo di Capodanno"]
[Site "Reggio Emilia"]
[Date "2008.01.06"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Ni Hua"]
[Black "Marin, Mihail"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C54"]
[WhiteElo "2641"]
[BlackElo "2551"]
[PlyCount "83"]
[EventDate "2007.12.29"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.e5 d5 7.Bb5 Ne4 8.cxd4 Bb6 9.Nc3 O-O 10.Be3 Bg4 11.Qc2 Bxf3 12.gxf3 Ng5 13.Bxc6 bxc6 14.O-O-O Nxf3 15.Qe2 Nh4 16.Rhg1 f6 17.Qh5 Ng6 18.Rg3 fxe5 19.Rh3 Qf6 20.Rg1 exd4 21.Qxh7+ Kf7 22.Rxg6 Qxg6 23.Rf3+ Qf6 24.Rxf6+ Kxf6 25.Qh4+ Ke5 26.Qe7+ Kf5 27.Qd7+ Kg6 28.Bxd4 Bxd4 29.Qg4+ Kh7 30.Qxd4 Rf6 31.Nd1 a6 32.Ne3 Re8 33.Ng4 Rfe6 34.Qd3+ Kh8 35.Qxa6 c5 36.Qd3 c4 37.Qh3+ Kg8 38.Ne3 c6 39.Qg4 Rf6 40.Qd7 Re4 41.Nf5 Rf7 42.Qd8+ 1-0

[Event "Torneo di Capodanno"]
[Site "Reggio Emilia"]
[Date "2008.01.06"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Gashimov, Vugar"]
[Black "Almasi, Zoltan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C67"]
[WhiteElo "2663"]
[BlackElo "2691"]
[PlyCount "29"]
[EventDate "2007.12.29"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Nxe4 5.Qe2 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.Qxe5+ Qe7 8.Qa5 Qd8 9.Qe5+ Qe7 10.Qa5 Qd8 11.Qc3 Nf5 12.Re1+ Be6 13.d3 Be7 14.Nbd2 O-O 15.Ne4 1/2-1/2

[Event "Torneo di Capodanno"]
[Site "Reggio Emilia"]
[Date "2008.01.06"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Harikrishna, Pentala"]
[Black "Landa, Konstantin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C54"]
[WhiteElo "2668"]
[BlackElo "2678"]
[PlyCount "58"]
[EventDate "2007.12.29"]

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 Nc6 4.Nf3 Bc5 5.c3 a6 6.Bb3 d6 7.O-O O-O 8.Bg5 h6 9.Be3 Ng4 10.d4 Ba7 11.Nbd2 Ne7 12.h3 Nxe3 13.fxe3 exd4 14.exd4 c5 15.Kh1 cxd4 16.Nxd4 d5 17.N2f3 dxe4 18.Ne5 Be6 19.Nxe6 Qxd1 20.Nxf8 Qxb3 21.axb3 Rxf8 22.g4 Nd5 23.Rae1 Re8 24.Rf5 g6 25.Nxg6 Ne3 26.Re5 Rd8 27.Nf4 Nd1 28.Rd5 Nf2+ 29.Kg2 Rc8 1-0

[Event "Torneo di Capodanno"]
[Site "Reggio Emilia"]
[Date "2008.01.06"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Korchnoi, Viktor"]
[Black "Tiviakov, Sergei"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E19"]
[WhiteElo "2611"]
[BlackElo "2643"]
[PlyCount "101"]
[EventDate "2007.12.29"]

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 b6 3.g3 Bb7 4.Bg2 e6 5.d4 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.Nc3 Ne4 8.Qc2 Nxc3 9.Qxc3 c5 10.Rd1 d6 11.Qc2 Nc6 12.d5 Nb4 13.Qd2 exd5 14.cxd5 Bf6 15. a3 Na6 16.Qc2 b5 17.e4 Re8 18.Be3 Qe7 19.Ne1 c4 20.a4 b4 21.Qxc4 Bxb2 22. Rab1 Bc3 23.Nd3 Qd7 24.Qb5 Bc8 25.Rdc1 Rb8 26.Qc4 Re7 27.Nf4 Qc7 28.Qb3 Qa5 29.Bf1 Rc7 30.Bb5 Bd7 31.Bxd7 Rxd7 32.Ne2 Bf6 33.Rc6 Re8 34.Rbc1 h6 35.h4 Nb8 36.Rc8 Rxc8 37.Rxc8+ Rd8 38.Rc4 Na6 39.Bxa7 Nc5 40.Bxc5 dxc5 41.f4 Ra8 42.Kg2 Bd8 43.Rc2 Bb6 44.Nc1 Qxa4 45.Ra2 Qe8 46.Rxa8 Qxa8 47. Qc4 Qa3 48.Nb3 Qb2+ 49.Kf3 Qb1 50.Nc1 b3 51.Nxb3 1/2-1/2

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  perfidious: <malthrope: Oh you can *read* too how nice! ;)>

I count this as one of my abilities, ev'ry now and again.

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