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🏆 President's Cup (2008)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Arkadij Naiditsch, Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava, Loek van Wely, Nigel Short, Alexander Beliavsky, Rauf Mamedov, Evgeny Najer, Ivan Sokolov, Vadim Markovich Milov, Davit Maghalashvili, Viktor Korchnoi, Eltaj Safarli, Jan Timman, Aleksej Gennadyevich Aleksandrov, Daniel Grigoryevich Fridman, Gadir Guseinov, Nijat Abasov, Alexei Dmitriyevich Fedorov, Alexander Lastin, Mikhael Mchedlishvili, Murtas Muratovich Kazhgaleyev, Vasif Durarbayli, Vadim Malakhatko, Nidjat Mamedov, Tamaz Gelashvili, Ayaz Mammadov, Tornike Sanikidze, Baris Esen, Konstantine Shanava, Bahruz Rzayev, Stanislav Savchenko, Farid Abbasov, Marat Dzhumaev, Rasul Ibrahimov, Gaioz Nigalidze, Vugar Rasulov, Antoaneta Stefanova, Giga Quparadze, Eldar Gasanov, Ulvi Bajarani, Amirreza Pourramezanali, Sarhan Guliev, Misratdin Iskandarov, Rashad Babaev, Farhad Tahirov, Bela Khotenashvili, Nino Batsiashvili, Jayaram Ashwin, Zaur Mammadov, Djakhangir Agaragimov, Malkhaz Sulashvili, Elisabeth Paehtz, Levan Bregadze, Mikulas Manik, Logman Guliev, Aleksandar H Wohl, Kamal Aghasiyev, Sanan Dovliatov, Bachana Morchiashvili, Orkhan Abdulov, Nijat Aghayev, Gulnar Mammadova, Zeinab Mamedjarova, Ulviyya Hasil Fataliyeva, Amohammad M Soozankar, Anna Zozulia, Anar Aliakbarov, Narmin Kazimova, Farid Zeynalov, Asif Hasanov, Shahriyar Rahmanov, Samir Davidov, Turkan Mamedjarova, Elshad Orujov, Vusal Abbasov, Mushfig Asgarov, Nargiz Umudova, Vugar Bayramov, Ana Gavasheli, Shakhriyar Hasanov, Mohsen Vaghar, Hossein Aryanejad, Viktorija Ni, Khayala Isgandarova, Samir Badalov, E Allahverdiev, Ramil Allajov, Elnur Fakhraddin Aliyev, Fariz Akhmedov, Fidan Aghasiyeva, Erkin Gurbanzade, Ramil Javadov, Eldar Djabbarov, Afag Khudaverdieva, S Atanejhad, Orkhan Huseyn, Rauf Aliyev, Sahar Huseynova, Shahin Hajiyev, Aytaj Ismailova, Murad Guliyev, Turkan Hasanova, Fuad Gurbanov, Javid Nariman Shirinov, Ehsan Nikzaban, Azer Abdullayev, Zaur Ojagverdiyev, R Garakhanbeyli, Shamil Abdullayev, Vusal Ahmadov, Sabina Guliyeva, Araz Allahverdiyev, Erkin Karimov

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 75  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Allahverdiev vs I Sokolov  0-1462008President's CupA22 English
2. S Guliyeva vs K Shanava  0-1352008President's CupB23 Sicilian, Closed
3. M Iskandarov vs A Stefanova  0-1312008President's CupC77 Ruy Lopez
4. M Guliyev vs Korchnoi  0-1372008President's CupB06 Robatsch
5. S Hajiyev vs V Malakhatko  0-1362008President's CupE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
6. F Gurbanov vs T Gelashvili  0-1452008President's CupB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
7. A Khudaverdieva vs G Guseinov  0-1492008President's CupE73 King's Indian
8. A Pourramezanali vs M Mchedlishvili  0-1362008President's CupB22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. V Ni vs Beliavsky  0-1242008President's CupA10 English
10. E Djabbarov vs Short 0-1242008President's CupA10 English
11. Van Wely vs S Rahmanov 0-1372008President's CupD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. F Akhmedov vs A G Aleksandrov  0-1272008President's CupE10 Queen's Pawn Game
13. A Hasanov vs E Safarli  0-1312008President's CupC33 King's Gambit Accepted
14. G Mammadova vs T Sanikidze  0-1282008President's CupC45 Scotch Game
15. T Hasanova vs Timman  0-1432008President's CupE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
16. S Badalov vs Fedorov  0-1342008President's CupB32 Sicilian
17. S Hasanov vs M M Kazhgaleyev  0-1452008President's CupC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
18. N Aghayev vs Naiditsch  0-1432008President's CupE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
19. E Karimov vs E Najer  0-1322008President's CupB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
20. Z Mamedjarova vs D G Fridman  0-1512008President's CupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. G Quparadze vs V Milov  0-1582008President's CupB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
22. R Aliyev vs S Savchenko 0-1312008President's CupD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. V Abbasov vs S Guliev  0-1252008President's CupB42 Sicilian, Kan
24. R Allajov vs N Mamedov  0-1422008President's CupE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
25. Fedorov vs L Guliev  0-1572008President's CupB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-16-08
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  chessgames.com: “President’s Cup” III
dedicated to the memory of Heydar Aliyev
May 9 - 21, 2008
Baku, Azerbaijan

Official site: http://www.chessclub.az/kubok3/regu...

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.
May-20-08
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

http://www.chesscenter.com/twic/twi...

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

http://www.chessclub.az/kubok3/resu...

link to get that is
http://www.chessclub.az/kubok3/resu...

May-21-08  Elxiddicus: Final standings:
http://www.chessclub.az/kubok3/resu...
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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