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Gibtelecom Tournament

Peter Svidler10/12(+8 -0 =4)[games]
Vadim Markovich Milov8/12(+6 -2 =4)[games]
Hikaru Nakamura7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[games]
Vugar Gashimov7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Varuzhan Eduardovich Akobian7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Emanuel Berg7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Antoaneta Stefanova7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Pentala Harikrishna7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Ivan Sokolov7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Nana Dzagnidze7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Pia Cramling7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez6.5/10(+6 -3 =1)[games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Irina Krush6.5/10(+6 -3 =1)[games]
Oleg Borisovich Kozlov6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Surya Shekhar Ganguly6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Anna Vitalyevna Zatonskih6.5/10(+6 -3 =1)[games]
Mohamad Naser Al Sayed6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Stephen Gordon6.5/10(+3 -0 =7)[games]
Boris Avrukh6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Viktorija Cmilyte6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Husein Aziz Nezad6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Gabor Papp6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Bartosz Socko6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Jonathan Speelman6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Josep Manuel Lopez Martinez6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Krisztian Szabo6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Michael Roiz6.5/10(+3 -0 =7)[games]
Ferenc Berkes6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
(191 players total; 162 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 849  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Getz vs I Krush 0-1372009GibtelecomB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. P Cafolla vs D Whitehead  1-0552009GibtelecomA07 King's Indian Attack
3. T Erdelyi vs T Spanton  0-1352009GibtelecomA30 English, Symmetrical
4. B Zanetti vs S G Samuelsson 1-0342009GibtelecomD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. J P Drenth vs J Hickman  ½-½322009GibtelecomA10 English
6. E Demac vs A D Green  ½-½362009GibtelecomE91 King's Indian
7. P Machin Arbelo vs K Madland 0-1592009GibtelecomB50 Sicilian
8. M Helin vs R Almond  0-1442009GibtelecomD00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. J Arnott vs O Benson  0-1382009GibtelecomA07 King's Indian Attack
10. I Campbell vs T Gavriel  ½-½282009GibtelecomA04 Reti Opening
11. A Byron vs A Dasaolu  1-0322009GibtelecomB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. O B Vea vs G Suez-Panama  1-0512009GibtelecomC05 French, Tarrasch
13. M Socko vs A J Walton  1-0432009GibtelecomA40 Queen's Pawn Game
14. D van Heirzeele vs L D'Costa  ½-½482009GibtelecomE00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. J Urbina Perez vs S Knight  1-0502009GibtelecomB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
16. A Hagesaether vs M Devereaux  0-1632009GibtelecomB23 Sicilian, Closed
17. T Sachdev vs L Lovik  1-0392009GibtelecomD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. E Osuna Vega vs C Bates  0-1622009GibtelecomC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
19. I Karim vs V Heinis  ½-½412009GibtelecomB01 Scandinavian
20. A Tate vs H Nezad  1-0462009GibtelecomB12 Caro-Kann Defense
21. R Webster vs E Haugstad  0-1402009GibtelecomA07 King's Indian Attack
22. A G Hagen vs M W Haug  ½-½272009GibtelecomE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
23. G Pali vs G Bishop  0-1362009GibtelecomE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
24. J Kouchak vs V Gandrud  0-1322009GibtelecomD02 Queen's Pawn Game
25. P Obiamiwe vs J Salomon  1-0342009GibtelecomE65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O
 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 849  PGN Download
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  paavoh: " ... a hot knife through butter.." It looked exactly like that - Svidler proved to be a monster in rapid/blitz - again!
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  PhilFeeley: Krush just won a marathon r&p vs. r ending. Nice little tactic at the end. I have no idea what it's called.

[Event "2009 Gibraltar Chess Festival "]
[Site ""]
[Date "2009.02.05"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Van Eijk, Sander"]
[Black "Krush, Irina"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteELO "2355"]
[WhiteTitle "FM"]
[BlackELO "2457"]
[BlackTitle "IM"]
[Source "MonRoi"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Be2 e5 7.Nf3 h6 8.O-O Be7 9.h3 O-O 10.Re1 Be6 11.Bf1 Nb8 12.Nb1 Nbd7 13.c4 Rc8 14.b3 a6 15.Bb2 Nc5 16.Nc3 Nh7 17.Nd5 Ng5 18.Bd3 Bxd5 19.cxd5 Nxd3 20.Qxd3 Nxf3 21.Qxf3 Qa5 22.Re2 Rc7 23.Rc1 Rfc8 24.Rxc7 Rxc7 25.Qd3 g6 26.a3 Qc5 27.g3 Bg5 28.Kg2 Bc1 29.b4 Qc4 30.Qxc4 Rxc4 31.Bxc1 Rxc1 32.Re3 Kg7 33.h4 f5 34.f4 Kf6 35.h5 Rc2 36.Kf3 gxh5 37.fxe5 dxe5 38.Rb3 Rc4 39.exf5 Kxf5 40.Ke3 Rg4 41.Ke2 h4 42.Rf3 Ke4 43.d6 hxg3 44.d7 Rg8 45.Rxg3 Rd8 46.Rg7 h5 47.Rh7 Kd4 48.Kf3 Rf8 49.Ke2 Rd8 50.Kf3 Kd5 51.Ke3 h4 52.a4 h3 53.b5 a5 54.Kd3 h2 55.Ke3 h1Q 56.Rxh1 Rxd7 57.Rd1 Ke6 58.Rc1 Rh7 59.Rc8 Kd5 60.b6 Rh3 61.Kd2 Rh6 62.Ra8 Rxb6 63.Rxa5 Kd4 64.Ra8 Rb2 65.Kc1 Rb4 66.Kd2 Rb2 67.Kc1 Ra2 68.Kb1 Rf2 69.Rb8 Rf7 70.Kc2 Ke3 71.Re8 e4 72.Kd1 Rd7 73.Ke1 Rh7 74.Kf1 Rh1 75.Kg2 Rb1 76.a5 Rb2 77.Kf1 Rb1 78.Kg2 Rb5 79.Re7 Rg5 80.Kf1 Rf5 81.Kg2 Rf2 82.Kg1 Rb2 83.Kf1 Rb4 84.Re8 Kd3 85.Rd8 Rd4 86.Rb8 Rd7 87.Ke1 Rh7 88.Rd8 Ke3 89.Kf1 Rf7 90.Ke1 Rf5 91.Rh8 Rxa5 92.Rh3 Kd4 93.Rb3 b5 94.Rb1 Kc4 95.Rc1 Kd3 96.Rb1 Kc3 97.Rc1 Kb2 98.Rc5 Ra1 99.Kd2 b4 100.Rc4 b3 101.Rxe4 Ra8 102.Rb4 Ka2 103.Rb7 b2 104.Kc2 b1Q+ 0-1

Feb-05-09  manchild: Svidler is Raffael. Of course he's strong in fast time controls.
Feb-06-09  anandrulez: <Marmot PFL: Svidler always seemed like a very good guy, for a GM.> Yes he is a nice guy..straight forward and friendly ...

Feb-06-09  Eurotrash: Time to present the final standings, methinks.
Feb-06-09  kramputz: <"Chess Games">:
Whem will you post the final results ???
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  PhilFeeley: <kramputz: When will you post the final results ???> Maybe when the official site posts them itself. They only give the results of the final round, not the final table.
Feb-06-09  Shajmaty: <Eurotrash: Time to present the final standings, methinks.>

After round 10:
1 GM Svidler, Peter 8.0
2 GM Milov, Vadim 8.0
3 GM Gashimov, Vugar 7.5
4 GM Nakamura, Hikaru 7.5
5 GM Berg, Emanuel 7.5
6 GM Akobian, Varuzhan 7.5
7 GM Harikrishna, Pentala 7.0
8 GM Dzagnidze, Nana w 7.0
9 GM Sokolov, Ivan 7.0
10 GM Stefanova, Antoaneta w 7.0
11 GM Cramling, Pia w 7.0

Svidler then beat Milov 2-0 at the tiebreaks. Congratulations, Pete!

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  PhilFeeley: <Shajmaty> Thanks for these. Susan Polgar's blog has a larger list, if anyone's interested. Still nothing on the official site.
Feb-06-09  Nezhmetdinov: Svidler scored heavily here because against players not quite at the very top level his superb understanding of, and ability to evaluate correctly, each position was quite enough, thank you.
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  eternaloptimist: I admire Nakamura, Krush, D'Costa (even though I'm not familiar w/ him) & Zatonskih for playing fighting chess in this age of wimpy GM draws. All of them only got 1 draw a piece! Don't get me wrong; I'm not saying u should be foolish about it & keep trying to win the game when it would be too risky. I'm just saying a lot of GMs agree to draws when there is still a lot of life left in the game. It looks like Krush did better last year than this year, but she still did well this year. Last year she beat Akopian & Korchnoi & almost got a GM norm. She has 1 norm now & is a IM. Akopian is a 2700+ player, so I don't need to elaborate on that anymore. She played her usual fighting chess in her win against Sandipan this year...great game on her part. It's also good to see that the former World Championship candidate (in the late '80s) Speelman is still hangin' w/ the big boys! He only got 1 loss!
Feb-07-09  Pianoplayer: Nakamura with a respectful 3rd place.
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  eternaloptimist: Edit: Actually, I need to correct myself. That's what Krush did in 2007, not last year. I just pulled out an April 2007 copy of "Chess Life" magazine to verify it, & I guess I should have been more specific about which Akopian/Akobian (2 ways to spell their last names) she beat. I should have said VLADIMIR Akopian because there is also a Varuzhan Akobian. Vlad Akopian won it in 2007. Gibraltar is a cool place. I went on a missionary trip to that area back in '98 & checked Gibraltar out on 1 of my off days. Warning: (if any of u guys go over there 1 day) If any of the Barbary apes wants your food, u better give it to him/her/them. As long as u do this you should be alright. It's the only place in Europe where they exist, & they let them run wild.
Feb-07-09  karoaper: Not too shabby for my man Akobian and Berg, being up there with the 700 boys.
Feb-08-09  Bobsterman3000: Nice result for Pia Cramling !!
Feb-13-09  midnightsun88: Svidler spoiled Naka's hopes in this tournament
Mar-08-09  WhiteRook48: Great for Svidler!
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  thegoodanarchist: The tournament name makes me think "Gibletcom".

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  offramp: <thegoodanarchist: The tournament name makes me think "Gibletcom".>

See Tradewise Gibraltar (2013) (kibitz #9).

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  thegoodanarchist: <offramp> you are a gentleman and a scholar for pointing out your own post about giblets.

At least, that is my opinion and I am sticking to it!

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  thegoodanarchist: Now, does anyone else have something to say about "giblet con" 2015, or even "giblet com 2015"???
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  offramp: <thegoodanarchist: Now, does anyone else have something to say about "giblet con" 2015, or even "giblet com 2015"???>

Yeah. I have. But why post it at Gibtelecom (2009)? That doesn't make sense.

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  thegoodanarchist: <offramp: Yeah. I have. But why post it at Gibtelecom (2009)?>

For fun.

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  offramp: <thegoodanarchist: <offramp: Yeah. I have. But why post it at Gibtelecom (2009)?> For fun.>

Some people have asked me what I mean by giblets. It seems that some countries do not have giblets.

Essentially giblets are the skin, hair, fat, flesh, veins, arteries, ligaments, nerves, cartilages, bones, marrow, brains, glands, genitals, humours, and articulations of a fowl, minced up and eaten either raw or boiled, with a dip made of fermented cod's liver.

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  morfishine: <offramp> Correction: giblets are the heart, liver, gizzard and neck bones of a fowl that are typically used as a basis for gravy

Your list of ingredients form the essential minimums to make Mcdonalds chicken nuggets


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