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🏆 Tata Steel Group B (2011) Chess Event Description
Played in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands 15-30 January 2011. Crosstable ( ... [more]

Player: David Navara

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Wojtaszek vs Navara 0-1582011Tata Steel Group BD90 Grunfeld
2. Navara vs Le Quang Liem  ½-½582011Tata Steel Group BD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. G Sargissian vs Navara  ½-½272011Tata Steel Group BD85 Grunfeld
4. Navara vs J L Hammer  ½-½322011Tata Steel Group BC67 Ruy Lopez
5. Efimenko vs Navara 1-0352011Tata Steel Group BB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
6. Navara vs Ganguly 1-0352011Tata Steel Group BC78 Ruy Lopez
7. So vs Navara 1-0342011Tata Steel Group BD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
8. Fressinet vs Navara  ½-½332011Tata Steel Group BD85 Grunfeld
9. Navara vs Spoelman 1-0382011Tata Steel Group BD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Li Chao vs Navara  0-1542011Tata Steel Group BA14 English
11. Navara vs Tkachiev 1-0352011Tata Steel Group BC78 Ruy Lopez
12. Nijboer vs Navara 0-1292011Tata Steel Group BB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Navara vs McShane ½-½572011Tata Steel Group BE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
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Jan-26-11  dakgootje: Very sharp game at McShane - Efimenko.
Suppose McShane might resign any moment now.

Interesting, he started the tournament so well.

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  Domdaniel: <dak> Sense *and* Sensibility. Some nice lady oughtta write a book about you.

Most everyone else is already covered by 'Pride and Prejudice'.

Jan-26-11  Eyal: As I predicted yesterday, the duplicates infection strikes again. Its main beneficiaries are So and Efimenko, whose duplicate games increase their lead from 0.5 to 1.5 points.
Jan-27-11  freegoose8080: Congrats to GM Wesley So. We are proud of you.
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  arsen387: no undefeated players now after round 10
Jan-27-11  FISCHERboy: The fights can go either way. The title is still very much up for grabs for for at least seven masters. Those who have disastrous starts are coming back and may pull an upset. It's very exciting. Only the brave and solid will be declared champion.
Jan-27-11  dakgootje: <dom> I've got the same Persuasion.

People are odd. Let's gain their trust, love and freindship - and observe them!


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  al wazir: W Spoelman vs Efimenko was so good that <> listed it twice.
Jan-27-11  waustad: <dak>I thought I'd read them all at one time or another, but "Love and Friendship" was a new one on me. I saw it earlier today in the the Kindle store for free so I snagged it. An hour later I saw your reference to it. She is as good at skewering a pompous idiot as anybody in the history of the language.
Jan-27-11  waustad: They like Spoelman so much that they have doubles of his game vs So too.
Jan-27-11  dakgootje: There is no such thing like coincidence - or everything is! Coincidentally, I doubt not others have had the same idea which ipso facto answers the aforementioned thought.

Do note that you incorrectly wrote 'friendship' correctly. :D

Alas I might say I have heard much more of her books than I have read. So much to read, so much to do - yet so little time.

Jan-27-11  rapidcitychess: <waustad: They like Spoelman so much that they have doubles of his game vs So too.> Two Spoelman vs So too?
Jan-28-11  Everett: Ganguly has had McShane under tremendous pressure for most of the game, but the latter seems to be breaking his chains.
Jan-28-11  Everett: Looks like So is about to defeat Nijboer.
Jan-28-11  Bobwhoosta: <dak>

I've had the pleasure of reading Pride and Prejudice. I must say I don't know how she knew me so well!! (I guess it's coincidence??)

As for skewering pomposity, she was darned talented!!

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  Caissanist: Isn't So-Nijboer a tablebase draw?
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  Caissanist: So-Nijboer officially drawn now, so there's a four way tie for first.
Jan-28-11  crazybird: This year's B group looks really crowded at the top. 6 players still with a shot.
Jan-28-11  jivepar: Navarra has inside track of the contenders.
Jan-28-11  Eyal: Yeah, it's getting really crowded at the top. Efimenko and So now preserve the lead over Navara and McShane only due to their duplicate games that keep reappearing...
Jan-28-11  fgh: Navara will have an interesting tournament finale; first he will face Nijboer, who is among the two players with least points in this category, and then he will play McShane, who, for the time being, is one of the four leaders of this group.
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  Gypsy: <Navarra has inside track of the contenders.>

The tournament calculations like that seldom apply to Navara. He always has been a wild card and he will remain a wild card. When the synapses in his brain fire properly, he can out-compute and outplay anybody. But he can equally easily lose to anybody when his brain misbehaves. ... He has less control of that than most people.

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  boz: Yes, I think Gypsy is right.
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  Shams: <dak><Domdaniel><Bobwhoosta>

"IT is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single knight in possession of an advanced post, must be in want of retreat squares."

Jan-29-11  ddaniell: come on mcshane!
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