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Reggio Emilia Tournament

Ni Hua7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Zoltan Almasi6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Konstantin Yuryevich Landa5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Mihail Marin5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Jan Gustafsson5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Manuel Leon Hoyos4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Aleksey Dreev4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Niccolo Ronchetti3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
Luca Shytaj2.5/9(+0 -4 =5)[games]
Miso Cebalo2/9(+0 -5 =4)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Dreev vs M Leon Hoyos 1-0502008Reggio EmiliaD85 Grunfeld
2. M Marin vs L Shytaj 1-0432008Reggio EmiliaA25 English
3. M Cebalo vs Ni Hua  0-1452008Reggio EmiliaD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. N Ronchetti vs J Gustafsson  0-1812008Reggio EmiliaC45 Scotch Game
5. Z Almasi vs Landa  1-0412008Reggio EmiliaC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
6. Z Almasi vs M Marin 1-0432008Reggio EmiliaB07 Pirc
7. L Shytaj vs M Cebalo  ½-½302008Reggio EmiliaB32 Sicilian
8. Ni Hua vs N Ronchetti  1-0452008Reggio EmiliaB30 Sicilian
9. J Gustafsson vs A Dreev  ½-½172008Reggio EmiliaD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
10. Landa vs M Leon Hoyos 0-1462008Reggio EmiliaB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
11. N Ronchetti vs L Shytaj  ½-½182008Reggio EmiliaB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
12. M Leon Hoyos vs J Gustafsson  ½-½362008Reggio EmiliaC51 Evans Gambit
13. M Marin vs Landa 0-1302008Reggio EmiliaA13 English
14. M Cebalo vs Z Almasi  0-1422008Reggio EmiliaA45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. A Dreev vs Ni Hua  ½-½152008Reggio EmiliaD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. Landa vs J Gustafsson  ½-½162008Reggio EmiliaD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Ni Hua vs M Leon Hoyos 1-0452008Reggio EmiliaC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. L Shytaj vs A Dreev  ½-½282008Reggio EmiliaB56 Sicilian
19. Z Almasi vs N Ronchetti  1-0262008Reggio EmiliaB30 Sicilian
20. M Marin vs M Cebalo  1-0782008Reggio EmiliaA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
21. J Gustafsson vs Ni Hua  ½-½192008Reggio EmiliaD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. M Leon Hoyos vs L Shytaj  1-0412008Reggio EmiliaB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
23. A Dreev vs Z Almasi 1-0962008Reggio EmiliaE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
24. N Ronchetti vs M Marin  ½-½262008Reggio EmiliaB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
25. M Cebalo vs Landa  ½-½532008Reggio EmiliaE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
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Kibitzer's Corner
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We don't know if there is a page for live games, but The Week in Chess is providing a live PGN feed here:

Dec-28-08  Prugno: <cg> Indeed there is a link to the live games: as soon as the homepage opens, all you have to do is click on "2 turno" (in today's case, or whatever other round is being played on the given day) and the familiar TFD boards with the round's action will appear. Have fun and enjoy the chess!
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  Fusilli: No draws in the first round! This shall be an exciting tournament.
Dec-29-08  jacqueslaumone: Anybody know if it's possible to watch the games from the Asian Club Cup online? I think it's Wang Hao-Karjakin today, could be interesting.
Dec-29-08  jon01: Leon Hoyos and Gustaffson are playing Evans Gambit!
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  whiteshark: Two quick draws, a dead draw today and two wins with black. Almasi took sole lead with 3/3 followed by Hua with 2.5 points.
Dec-30-08  shintaro go: <This shall be an exciting tournament.> So exciting it only has 7 comments.
Dec-30-08  jacqueslaumone: <<This shall be an exciting tournament.> So exciting it only has 7 comments.>

That's because there are too many decisive games. People mainly comment to complain about draws.

Dec-30-08  shintaro go: <That's because there are too many decisive games> Or maybe because people aren't too interested with the players competing here. If chessgames can accomodate this tournament, all the more it should cover the Asian Club Cup although it is about to end.
Dec-30-08  braimondi: Go Ni Hua! \o/
Dec-30-08  jacqueslaumone: Ni Hua - Leon Hoyos is a tremendous game: sacrifices, stuff hanging all over the board, mating threats, time trouble...
Dec-30-08  jon01: Ni Hua won, it was a great game.
Dec-30-08  LittleWing: wow, Almasi 4/4, very nice!
Dec-31-08  Knight to f6: Too many 2400-rated players (Cebalo, Ronchetti, Shytaj) means that the fight is between Ni Hua, Almasi, Dreev, and possibly Gustafsson.

Does anyone know when Ni Hua-Almasi is being played?

Jan-01-09  plimko: First defeat for Almasi against Dreev.
Jan-01-09  chessmoron: Hey, is Marin the guy who writes analysis for
Jan-01-09  slomarko: yeah it is him
Jan-01-09  savuflorin1983: <chessmoron: Hey, is Marin the guy who writes analysis for> Yeas, he's the guy.
Jan-02-09  jacqueslaumone: I wonder if it's wise, what Black is doing in Ni Hua - Shytaj. Giving the center and a development lead to an opponent who is a great tactician and who outrates you by about 250 points seems a little provocative.
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  e4ia: New Year Greets:

Regio live now with board

I believe Hastings is the stronger tournament; also live now with embedded boards; here's link for all boards in progress

Use the home page for more info and/or to just see top 4 boards

Why doesn't chessgames have a separate link file for the more important Hastings tournament ?

Jan-03-09  ronaldducalang: Ni Hua is in the lead!
Jan-03-09  unsound: He's clinched 1st with a round to spare, in fact.
Jan-04-09  jacqueslaumone: <He's clinched 1st with a round to spare, in fact.>

First prize is a shrubbery, he really wanted that.

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  amadeus: Another win for Ni! +6 -0 =3, and a 2846 performance. Ekky-ekky-ekky-ekky-z'Bang!
Jan-05-09  plimko: We have 57 photos about tournament of Reggio Emilia, won by Ni Hua,here:

If you need some photos, you can find the gallery also on flickr here:

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