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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, Vadim Malakhatko, Vasif Durarbayli, Nidjat Mamedov, Tamaz Gelashvili, Ayaz Mammadov, Tornike Sanikidze, Baris Esen, Konstantine Shanava, Stanislav Savchenko, Bahruz Rzayev, Farid Abbasov, Marat Dzhumaev, Rasul Ibrahimov, Gaioz Nigalidze, Vugar Rasulov, Antoaneta Stefanova, Giga Quparadze, Eldar Gasanov, Ulvi Bajarani, Amirreza Pourramezanali, Sarhan Guliev, Rashad Babaev, Misratdin Iskandarov, 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, Amohammad M Soozankar, Zeinab Mamedjarova, Ulviyya Hasil Fataliyeva, Anna Zozulia, Anar Aliakbarov, Narmin Kazimova, Farid Zeynalov, Shahriyar Rahmanov, Asif Hasanov, Samir Davidov, Turkan Mamedjarova, Elshad Orujov, Vusal Abbasov, Mushfig Asgarov, Nargiz Umudova, Vugar Bayramov, Shakhriyar Hasanov, Ana Gavasheli, 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 plus 13 more players.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 41  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Timman vs Z Ojagverdiyev  ½-½532008President's CupC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
2. A Abdullayev vs F Tahirov  ½-½392008President's CupD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. U Fataliyeva vs S Guliev  ½-½422008President's CupC55 Two Knights Defense
4. Short vs B Khotenashvili  ½-½522008President's CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. K Isgandarova vs M Sulashvili  ½-½412008President's CupB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
6. S Savchenko vs A Abdullayev  ½-½282008President's CupA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
7. A G Aleksandrov vs V Rasulov  ½-½612008President's CupE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
8. B Morchiashvili vs R Mamedov  ½-½412008President's CupA04 Reti Opening
9. S Dovliatov vs V Malakhatko  ½-½352008President's CupC07 French, Tarrasch
10. D G Fridman vs K Shanava  ½-½432008President's CupA17 English
11. Jobava vs F Abbasov  ½-½312008President's CupB72 Sicilian, Dragon
12. E Gasanov vs I Sokolov  ½-½422008President's CupA50 Queen's Pawn Game
13. F Akhmedov vs Fedorov  ½-½392008President's CupE77 King's Indian
14. T Mamedjarova vs Van Wely  ½-½482008President's CupE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
15. B Khotenashvili vs R Ibrahimov  ½-½352008President's CupE12 Queen's Indian
16. R Mamedov vs S Dovliatov  ½-½422008President's CupC45 Scotch Game
17. S Guliev vs M M Kazhgaleyev  ½-½812008President's CupD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. V Malakhatko vs R Babaev  ½-½492008President's CupE97 King's Indian
19. Short vs E Gasanov  ½-½392008President's CupC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
20. I Sokolov vs V Durarbayli  ½-½382008President's CupE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
21. A Zozulia vs S Savchenko  ½-½332008President's CupB83 Sicilian
22. T Sanikidze vs Beliavsky  ½-½372008President's CupD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
23. E Safarli vs Short  ½-½472008President's CupB27 Sicilian
24. Timman vs T Gelashvili  ½-½482008President's CupA13 English
25. R Mamedov vs M Sulashvili  ½-½322008President's CupD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
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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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