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Najdorf Memorial Tournament

Radoslaw Wojtaszek6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Eduardas Rozentalis5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Bartlomiej Macieja5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
Michal Krasenkow4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Aleksej Aleksandrov4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
Krishnan Sasikiran4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Bartosz Socko4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Michal Olszewski4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Tomi Nyback3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]
Nijat Abasov3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Rozentalis vs Macieja ½-½292009Najdorf MemorialB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
2. T Nyback vs B Socko  ½-½592009Najdorf MemorialD85 Grunfeld
3. M Olszewski vs Wojtaszek  ½-½142009Najdorf MemorialB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. Sasikiran vs Krasenkow  ½-½312009Najdorf MemorialD81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
5. N Abasov vs A Aleksandrov  ½-½282009Najdorf MemorialC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
6. Wojtaszek vs Sasikiran 1-0402009Najdorf MemorialD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
7. Krasenkow vs T Nyback 0-1502009Najdorf MemorialD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. B Socko vs N Abasov 1-0302009Najdorf MemorialE17 Queen's Indian
9. Macieja vs A Aleksandrov  ½-½602009Najdorf MemorialC53 Giuoco Piano
10. Rozentalis vs M Olszewski 1-0362009Najdorf MemorialC48 Four Knights
11. Sasikiran vs Rozentalis  ½-½512009Najdorf MemorialE17 Queen's Indian
12. T Nyback vs Wojtaszek  ½-½532009Najdorf MemorialE15 Queen's Indian
13. M Olszewski vs Macieja  ½-½322009Najdorf MemorialE36 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
14. A Aleksandrov vs B Socko  ½-½272009Najdorf MemorialE46 Nimzo-Indian
15. N Abasov vs Krasenkow  ½-½472009Najdorf MemorialB08 Pirc, Classical
16. Rozentalis vs T Nyback  ½-½192009Najdorf MemorialC49 Four Knights
17. Macieja vs B Socko  ½-½342009Najdorf MemorialC18 French, Winawer
18. Krasenkow vs A Aleksandrov 1-0382009Najdorf MemorialD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Wojtaszek vs N Abasov 1-0422009Najdorf MemorialE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
20. M Olszewski vs Sasikiran  0-1532009Najdorf MemorialD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
21. N Abasov vs Rozentalis  ½-½432009Najdorf MemorialE10 Queen's Pawn Game
22. B Socko vs Krasenkow 0-1342009Najdorf MemorialA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
23. A Aleksandrov vs Wojtaszek  ½-½292009Najdorf MemorialE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
24. T Nyback vs M Olszewski 0-1362009Najdorf MemorialE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
25. Sasikiran vs Macieja  ½-½232009Najdorf MemorialE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
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Jul-22-09  falso contacto: no felgaer or peralta. shame.
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  Bratek: Official site:
Jul-23-09  Dr. Funkenstein: shouldn't this be held in Argentina?

Just kidding though, it's nice to a tournament recognizing Moishe (Miguel) and all that he accomplished in his long career

Jul-24-09  indianchessupdates: Sasikiran bad form continues he loses to the bottom ranked IM Nijat Azad Abasov AZE 2505 in the seventh round and is now on 3.5/7

For results update featuring Indian Chess Players visit http://indianchessupdates.blogspot....

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  Octavia: talking about names - was he called Neudorf once apon a time? What das naj mean in whatever language?
Jul-24-09  myschkin: . . .

As usual, no responsibility is taken for the correctness of the details provided:

a. shows two counties ... Mieczyslaw wasn't born in neither of them, but ...

b. the southern county in the west is bordered by "Walbrzych" - in which we find a town called <Nowe Siodlo> ~ <Neue Siedlung> ~ <Neudorf> ! in German.

c. e.g. on a postcard 1906 is written "Neudorf", see

d. <naj> to me derivates* from this <nowe>/ <neu> and seems to be the older Silesian (?) appellation ... right, I have no idea if <dorf> ~ <siodlo> ~ <village> has such an equivalent in Silesian, too.

e. <naj> has also other meanings in Yiddish: which is another tough nut - <Nussdorf> ?!

f. honestly it is all just a wild guess, based on associations rather than knowledge [nobody would have noticed lol] :S

is it possible to write something like somehow? Several times I replaced with it with a simple l ... sorry for that.

* I doubt he was ever called <Neudorf> in particular

Jul-24-09  Everett: Wonder where Tomasz Markowski is...
Jul-24-09  myschkin: . . .

if I'm not mistaken he is in Dresden

Jul-25-09  wanabe2000: What an interesting tournament with 15 decisive games out of 35 played and with everyone having at least one win. I enjoyed this game B Socko vs Krasenkow, 2009.
Jul-25-09  angslo: < indianchessupdates: Sasikiran bad form continues he loses to the bottom ranked IM Nijat Azad Abasov AZE 2505 in the seventh round and is now on 3.5/7

For results update featuring Indian Chess Players visit http://indianchessupdates.blogspot....;

sasi needs to work on his consistence and stability.

Jul-26-09  slomarko: in the last round all games were drawn. congratulations to Wojtaszek for winning the Najdorf Memorial 2009!
Jul-26-09  percyblakeney: Well done by Wojtaszek, slightly disappointing result by Sasikiran, and Nybäck sharing last was surprising but then he didn't face Carlsen here :-)
Jul-27-09  gus inn: <myschkin> in Germany there is a town called Quickborn.

Says something about the conditions after WW2 , doesn´t it !?

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  whiteshark: LOL, <gus inn>

<Quickborn> is a small town (20k inhabs.) situated some 20 km north of Hamburg. It's foundation is dated back to 1323. :D

Jul-27-09  gus inn: <whiteshark< OK man , I stand corrected - OR I meant the famous war between Willhemshafen und Hamburg situated 132o-1322.And then came the americans.. Or the english - dont recall for the moment :)
Jul-27-09  myschkin: . . .

time check: lunch finished
status: fed up ~ überfressen? ;)
target: <gus inn>

PS: anybody from f°:°? Austria around?

Jul-29-09  Chessforeva: 3D replays:

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