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🏆 4th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament (2009)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Le Quang Liem, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, Ni Hua, Nigel Short, Rauf Mamedov, Viktor Laznicka, Eltaj Safarli, Baskaran Adhiban, Aleksej Aleksandrov, Evgeny Postny, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Vladislav Tkachiev, Parimarjan Negi, Abhijeet Gupta, Gadir Guseinov, Mikhael Mchedlishvili, Sethuraman P Sethuraman, Sandipan Chanda, Anton Filippov, Vadim Malakhatko, Merab Gagunashvili, Tiger Hillarp Persson, Geetha Narayanan Gopal, Jan Markos, Deep Sengupta, Babu M R Lalith, Magesh Chandran Panchanathan, Ziaur Rahman, Abhijit Kunte, Anuar Ismagambetov, Kannappan Priyadharshan, Sundar M Shyam, Sunil Dhopade Swapnil, Prasanna Vasanthan Vishnu, Deepan Chakkravarthy J, Sahaj Grover, Petr Kostenko, Enamul Hossain, Tejas Bakre, Rustam Khusnutdinov, Kidambi Sundararajan, Sharma Himanshu, Jha Sriram, Pandian Karthikeyan, P Shyam Nikil, Roy Saptarshi, Saptarshi Roy Chowdhury, M S Thejkumar, Arghyadip Das, Swayangsu Satyapragyan, Rajaram R Laxman, B S Shivananda, Ponnuswamy Konguvel, Somak Palit, Sayantan Das, B T Murali Krishnan, Aditya Udeshi, Ramnath Bhuvanesh, Upadhyaya Anwesh, Venkatachalam Saravanan, C Praveen Kumar, Shakil Abu Sufian, Vikramaditya Kamble, Sunil Mokal Prathamesh, Rahul Sangma, Anna Zozulia, Akash Thakur, Joydeep Dutta

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 148  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Mamedyarov vs B S Shivananda 1-03920094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
2. G N Gopal vs A Zozulia  1-03420094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentB30 Sicilian
3. U Anwesh vs Le Quang Liem 0-15220094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentB50 Sicilian
4. S Chanda vs P V Vishnu 1-08920094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. J Dutta vs M Mchedlishvili 0-14520094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
6. Negi vs V Kamble  ½-½3120094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentC18 French, Winawer
7. C Praveen Kumar vs R Mamedov 0-13220094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
8. V Laznicka vs R Bhuvanesh 1-04620094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
9. S Abu Sufian vs Ganguly 0-13620094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentC18 French, Winawer
10. A Aleksandrov vs A Udeshi 1-03320094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentE46 Nimzo-Indian
11. A Thakur vs E Postny  ½-½3920094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentC45 Scotch Game
12. G Guseinov vs V Saravanan  1-02820094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. K Priyadharshan vs Tkachiev ½-½9120094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentB08 Pirc, Classical
14. Ni Hua vs R Sangma  ½-½4720094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentC48 Four Knights
15. S Prathamesh vs Short 0-14520094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. S Satyapragyan vs S Chanda  0-14920094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. Le Quang Liem vs S R Chowdhury  ½-½4220094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. V S Gujrathi vs G N Gopal  1-05020094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentA40 Queen's Pawn Game
19. P Shyam Nikil vs E Safarli  0-15720094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
20. A Gupta vs Roy Saptarshi 1-06620094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. S D Swapnil vs T Hillarp Persson  ½-½3520094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. V Malakhatko vs S Palit  1-02920094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. M Mchedlishvili vs P Konguvel  ½-½4520094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
24. R Mamedov vs M S Thejkumar 1-06420094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
25. J Sriram vs Mamedyarov ½-½4720094th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess TournamentA10 English
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Sep-04-09  DiscoJew: Where the hell is this drunken Tkachiev game? I know all to well what he was going through and played many games totally bombed on booze and weed. Sometime I could do it, sometimes I passed out. The games are often humorous to review though! We gotta find this game CHESSGAMES!
Anyone else have drunk games they care to show? We could probably include many of hundreds of Tal's games :)
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  WinKing: <apple pi: Does anyone have computer analysis after white's 37th in this game: Le Quang Liem vs Mamedyarov, 2009?>

Position after white's 37th Nxb7.

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[+0.60] d=25 37...Kc7(37...Kc6? 38.Nd8+) 38.Na5 Kb6 39.Nb3 Kb5 40.Kf1 Kb4 41.Nd4 Kc5 42.Nf3 f6 43.Ke2 d5 44.Kd3 e5 45.Nd2 f5 46.Nb3 Kb4(Diagram)

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Sep-05-09  virginmind:

come on, we're all humans...besides, it makes chess more popular ;)

on a more serious note: he should have abstained to come to the playing hall in that state - or at least his second (if he has one) should have told him so.

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  Octavia: <The "live" games on Monroi aren't very live either> They seem to put their own moves in sometimes, but always correct them quickly. I'm very pleased with the Alekhineclub.
Sep-05-09  Open Defence: <Octavia> are you in Kolkata ? if so welcome to my country
Sep-06-09  PhilFeeley: <DiscoJew> Try a few of Alekhine's games, especially one of his matches against Euwe.
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  Check It Out: There seemed to be a lot of play left in the Rd 6 Chanda-Short game. Was it really a simple draw?
Sep-09-09  swordfish: Who won this tournament?
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  JointheArmy: <There seemed to be a lot of play left in the Rd 6 Chanda-Short game. Was it really a simple draw?>

How is that different than any other Super GM game? GMs like Leko and Kramnik have been doing this for years. Lots of play on the board, but they'd rather draw games then draw blood.

Sep-09-09  Boomie: <There seemed to be a lot of play left in the Rd 6 Chanda-Short game. Was it really a simple draw?>

If you play out the final position, you will see that white has all the winning chances. Black will have to play very well to hold. I think Chanda was wrong to accept the draw offer.

Sep-09-09  nhat8121: where can I find the current standing of this tourney?
Sep-09-09  slomarko:
Sep-09-09  Thuellin: It's looking really good for Le Quang Liem going into the last round. He probably only needs a draw to win the tournament and he has white against a significantly lower-rated opponent. The only player half a point behind him has the black pieces against top-seeded Mamedyarov.
Sep-10-09  siamesedream: Nice Short's win...

[Event "4th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament 2009"] [Site "Kolkata"]
[Date "2009.09.10"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Nigel D, Short"]
[Black "Mikheil, Mchedlishvili"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteELO "2706"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackELO "2613"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[Source "MonRoi"]

1.e4 c6 2.Ne2 d5 3.e5 c5 4.d4 Nc6 5.c3 cxd4 6.cxd4 Bg4 7.Nbc3 e6 8.Be3 Nge7 9.f3 Bf5 10.g4 Bg6 11.Nf4 a6 12.Rc1 h5 13.Bg2 hxg4 14.fxg4 Bh7 15.O-O Ng6 16.Nfxd5 Nh4 17.Bh1 exd5 18.Nxd5 Bg6 19.Rxc6 bxc6 20.Nf6 gxf6 21.Bxc6 Ke7 22.exf6 Kd6 23.Qa4 Kc7 24.Rc1 Qd6 25.Bxa8 Kb8 26.Qe8 1-0

Sep-10-09  Thuellin: Congratulations to GM Le Quang Liem for winning unshared first with 8/10! He took it easy today against IM Satyapragyan Swayangsu (who I think is getting a GM norm) with a 21-move draw. GM Mamedyarov ground down GM Laznicka to take second on tie-break.
Sep-10-09  PhilFeeley: <siamesedream: Nice Short's win> Now why couldn't he have done that against those much lower rated opponents who drew with him?
Sep-10-09  luzhin: Because they didn't play as badly as Mchedlishvili.
Sep-10-09  jon01: Because he wasn't angry enough.
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  jahhaj: <Nice Short's win...> If this is Nice Short I wouldn't like to be playing Nasty Short.
Premium Chessgames Member We just uploaded the last few rounds. Congratulations to Le Quang Liem for his incredible winning streak. You can see all 10 of his games here:

4th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament (2009)/Le Quang Liem

Sep-13-09  pulsar: <CG> Thank you for the update!
Sep-13-09  jamesmaskell: Advice for anyone playing Short, dont play the C-K. Hes blown two to pieces in one tournament. Its a bit passive an opening to play against Short. Kind of asking for a happy slapping attack really...
Sep-14-09  shintaro go: Very prestigious win in young Le Quang Liem's career. Truly amazing.
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  offramp: The home page lists this as, "4th Kolkata Open, Calcutta, India."
Sep-19-09  timhortons: i hope lee quang liem could play in corus B, OR AT LEAST COULD GET AN INVITATION DUE TO HIS FINE PERFORMANCE AT CALCUTTA.
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