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President's Cup Tournament

Arkadij Naiditsch6.5/8(+6 -1 =1)[games]
Tamaz Gelashvili6.5/8(+5 -0 =3)[games]
Ivan Sokolov6.5/8(+5 -0 =3)[games]
Jan Timman6/8(+5 -1 =2)[games]
Evgeny Najer6/6(+6 -0 =0)[games]
Nigel Short6/8(+4 -0 =4)[games]
Daniel Grigoryevich Fridman6/8(+5 -1 =2)[games]
Aleksej Gennadyevich Aleksandrov5.5/7(+4 -0 =3)[games]
Murtas Muratovich Kazhgaleyev5.5/7(+4 -0 =3)[games]
Marat Dzhumaev5.5/8(+5 -2 =1)[games]
Alexander Beliavsky5.5/8(+5 -2 =1)[games]
Gadir Guseinov5.5/7(+5 -1 =1)[games]
Vadim Markovich Milov5/6(+5 -1 =0)[games]
Sarhan Guliev5/8(+4 -2 =2)[games]
Farid Abbasov5/6(+4 -0 =2)[games]
Rauf Mamedov5/8(+3 -1 =4)[games]
Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava5/6(+4 -0 =2)[games]
Alexander Lastin5/6(+4 -0 =2)[games]
Loek van Wely5/8(+4 -2 =2)[games]
Stanislav Savchenko4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
Antoaneta Stefanova4.5/7(+4 -2 =1)[games]
Nidjat Mamedov4.5/8(+4 -3 =1)[games]
Alexei Dmitriyevich Fedorov4.5/7(+4 -2 =1)[games]
Konstantine Shanava4.5/7(+4 -2 =1)[games]
Vadim Malakhatko4.5/7(+3 -1 =3)[games]
Rasul Ibrahimov4.5/7(+4 -2 =1)[games]
Eltaj Safarli4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Mikhael Mchedlishvili4/5(+3 -0 =2)[games]
Viktor Korchnoi4/7(+3 -2 =2)[games]
(113 players total; 84 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Milov vs R Javadov  1-0322008President's CupE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
2. M M Kazhgaleyev vs R Garakhanbeyli  1-0322008President's CupD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
3. Fedorov vs A Aliakbarov  1-0302008President's CupA07 King's Indian Attack
4. M Guliyev vs Korchnoi  0-1372008President's CupB06 Robatsch
5. Timman vs Z Ojagverdiyev  ½-½532008President's CupC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
6. M Dzhumaev vs E Nikzaban  1-0152008President's CupB30 Sicilian
7. M Iskandarov vs A Stefanova  0-1312008President's CupC77 Ruy Lopez
8. R Ibrahimov vs S Abdullayev  1-0362008President's CupE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
9. A Abdullayev vs F Tahirov  ½-½392008President's CupD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. S Guliyeva vs K Shanava  0-1352008President's CupB23 Sicilian, Closed
11. R Babaev vs Z Mammadov  1-0312008President's CupB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
12. U Fataliyeva vs S Guliev  ½-½422008President's CupC55 Two Knights Defense
13. S Hajiyev vs V Malakhatko  0-1362008President's CupE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
14. A Lastin vs F Aghasiyeva  1-0352008President's CupC03 French, Tarrasch
15. E Allahverdiev vs I Sokolov  0-1462008President's CupA22 English
16. Van Wely vs S Rahmanov 0-1372008President's CupD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. E Djabbarov vs Short 0-1242008President's CupA10 English
18. Jobava vs A Ismailova 1-0252008President's CupA26 English
19. V Ni vs Beliavsky  0-1242008President's CupA10 English
20. D G Fridman vs K Aghasiyev  1-0532008President's CupD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. A Pourramezanali vs M Mchedlishvili  0-1362008President's CupB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. E Najer vs S Huseynova  1-0232008President's CupD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. A Khudaverdieva vs G Guseinov  0-1492008President's CupE73 King's Indian
24. Naiditsch vs J Shirinov  1-0242008President's CupC77 Ruy Lopez
25. F Gurbanov vs T Gelashvili  0-1452008President's CupB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
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dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev
May 9 - 21, 2008
Baku, Azerbaijan

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May-17-08  bravado1: Only 6 draws in 50 games so far. It shows that if you play it out even at grandmaster level most of the games can be won.
May-17-08  Prugno: <bravado> This is mostly because in the first few rounds of big Swiss events there are large differences in strength between the players, so most games are mismatches. Repeat the statistics using games from the last rounds and you'll get results much closer to the average draw percentage :-)
May-17-08  percyblakeney: Some sixth round results:

Sokolov-Korchnoi 0-1
Guliev-van Wely 1-0
Milov-Najer 0-1
Abbasov-Naiditsch 1-0

May-17-08  Elxiddicus: Najer's got 6/6 so far. He's up next white against tenth seed guseinov.
May-18-08  myra: May someone help me where to watch direct game,thx in advance
May-19-08  jon01: Najer - Jobava meet in the last round.
Premium Chessgames Member
  e4ia: The standings after round 8 are here;
one more round to go 5/21 Baku time;
No live games; probably the best all around site for tournament info is "TWIC" with sponsoring tournament links/pgn files/standings etc

GM Najer 7.0
GM Abbasov 6.5
GM Jobava "
GM Lastin "

13 players at 6.0 including the legendary Korchnoi! The top rated seed Milov and ND Short also in 6.0 group

link to get that is

May-21-08  Elxiddicus: Final standings:
May-30-08  chaarl: Does anyone have the moves of the game between Korchnoi and Sokolov? (From round 6, i think). Can't find the game here or at the official site, for some reason.

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