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Commonwealth and South African Open Tournament

Gawain Jones9.5/11(+8 -0 =3)[games]
Nigel Short9.5/11(+8 -0 =3)[games]
Abhijit Kunte9/11(+7 -0 =4)[games]
David Smerdon9/11(+9 -2 =0)[games]
Niclas Huschenbeth9/11(+8 -1 =2)[games]
Eesha Karavade8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[games]
Sahaj Grover8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Rajaram R Laxman8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Tanguy Ringoir8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Daniel Jere8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Pablo Lafuente8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Ghate Swathi8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Watu Kobese8/11(+8 -3 =0)[games]
Daniel J Cawdery8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Nicholas van der Nat8/11(+8 -3 =0)[games]
Abhijeet Gupta8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Dronavalli Harika8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Tania Sachdev7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Mark Rubery7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Kudzanai Mamombe7.5/11(+7 -3 =1)[games]
David Gluckman7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Anant Dole7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Lyndon J Bouah7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Sunil Mokal Prathamesh7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Meenakshi Subbaraman7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Calvin Jong Klaasen7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Dennis Ovcina7/10(+7 -3 =0)[games]
Johannes Manyedi Mabusela6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Erick Takawira6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Providence Oatlhotse6.5/10(+6 -3 =1)[games]
Ivana Maria Furtado6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Ignatius Njobvu6/10(+5 -3 =2)[games]
(260 players total; 228 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 557  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Pesa vs G Jones 0-1232011Commonwealth and South African OpenB20 Sicilian
2. D Jere vs A Gupta  ½-½472011Commonwealth and South African OpenA15 English
3. G Swathi vs P Lafuente  ½-½292011Commonwealth and South African OpenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
4. C Klaasen vs N Huschenbeth  0-1352011Commonwealth and South African OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. P Oatlhotse vs S Prathamesh  1-0612011Commonwealth and South African OpenA78 Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6
6. S Grover vs K Mamombe  1-0272011Commonwealth and South African OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
7. D Mendelsohn vs I Njobvu  1-0472011Commonwealth and South African OpenB15 Caro-Kann
8. Lehlogonolo D Mathe vs T Feng 0-1582011Commonwealth and South African OpenA65 Benoni, 6.e4
9. G Jones vs S Grover  ½-½312011Commonwealth and South African OpenC01 French, Exchange
10. D Gluckman vs D Smerdon  0-1652011Commonwealth and South African OpenC11 French
11. A Gupta vs T Ringoir  ½-½622011Commonwealth and South African OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. F Pitso vs P Lafuente  0-1332011Commonwealth and South African OpenC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. S Meenakshi vs A Dole  ½-½492011Commonwealth and South African OpenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. C Klaasen vs L J Bouah  ½-½512011Commonwealth and South African OpenE92 King's Indian
15. E Karavade vs A Kromhout  1-0292011Commonwealth and South African OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
16. C Boikanyo vs G Swathi  0-1342011Commonwealth and South African OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
17. I Furtado vs D Cawdery  ½-½212011Commonwealth and South African OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
18. J M Mabusela vs M Lewis  1-0412011Commonwealth and South African OpenB07 Pirc
19. J Wilken vs D Gluckman  ½-½162011Commonwealth and South African OpenC11 French
20. F Odendaal vs P Oatlhotse  1-0642011Commonwealth and South African OpenB53 Sicilian
21. D Ovcina vs S Skosana  1-0322011Commonwealth and South African OpenD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
22. A Goosen vs T Gumpo  0-1532011Commonwealth and South African OpenC02 French, Advance
23. R Phiri vs D Ristovich  1-0612011Commonwealth and South African OpenD75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
24. B Gaealafshwe vs Marius J van Zyl  ½-½142011Commonwealth and South African OpenA15 English
25. A Claudio Crismann vs C Klaver  ½-½142011Commonwealth and South African OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member This tournament is already on round three but we are having difficultly locating good PGN for the time being.

In the meantime, here are round #2 games and here is a link to the official site:

Jun-27-11  Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday! Commonwealth and South African Open Tournament!
Jun-28-11  PhilFeeley: <> How'd you even get these games? They're on round 7 now and nary a PGN file in sight. Very bad.
Jun-30-11  PhilFeeley: They finally have more games available today. Round 8 has Short playing Jones.
Jun-30-11  PhilFeeley: Of course Short-Jones today has to be an English opening! The position after 19...Nd7 is messy:

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 0-0 5. e4 d6 6. Nge2 c5 7. 0-0 Nc6 8. d3 Rb8 9. h3 Ne8 10. Be3 Nd4 11. Rb1 Bd7 12. b4 b6 13. a4 a5 14. Bxd4 cxd4 15. Nb5 e5 16. bxa5 bxa5 17. Qd2 Bc6 18. f4 Nf6 19. f5 Nd7....

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Jun-30-11  PhilFeeley: A few more moves:

20. Ra1 Nc5 21. Ra3 Bf6 22. fxg6 fxg6 23. h4 Rb7 24. Nc1 g5 25. Nb3...

Short has only 12 minutes left, Jones has 23. Something has to crack soon..

Jun-30-11  PhilFeeley: Good game. Ramping up the pressure:

25...Nxb3 26. Rxb3 gxh4 27. gxh4 Rbf7 28. Qh6 Bxh4 29. Rxf7 Rxf7 30 Nxd6...

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Jun-30-11  PhilFeeley: The game must be over by now. The live feed is stuck on move 30. Does anyone see a win for white?
Jun-30-11  PhilFeeley: Jones held the draw!

30...Rf6 31. Qxh4 Qxd6 32. c5 Qf8 33. Rb8 Qxb8 34. Qxf6 Qc7 35. Kh2 Bxa4 36. Bh3 Be8 37. c6 Bf7 38. Be6 Bxe6 39. Qxe6+ Kf8 40. Qf6+ Ke8 41. Qe6+ Kd8 42. Qf6+ Ke8 43. Qe6+ 1/2-1/2

Final position:

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Premium Chessgames Member
  watwinc: We're looking at a tournament where people leave their queen en prise. What's the background, please?
Jul-01-11  bartonlaos: <watwinc> We're looking at an Open played at the rate of 2 games per day. So wide-spreads of ratings between opponents, lack of adequate preparation between equally-matched opponents, and player fatigue may be affecting results.
Jul-01-11  PhilFeeley: <watwinc> Which game were you talking about?
Premium Chessgames Member
  watwinc: <PhilFeeley> Phiri v. Jones is one, Pesa v. Jones another oddity
Jul-03-11  Chessinfinite: Murray could not beat Nadal in Wimbledon !. I was anyway rooting for Nadal, he was far too good for Murray.

Sad day for british tennis, Murray missed out on a possible official honor or something.. :)

It would have been different if they arrange an Anglo American double team, Nadal's team will then have a real fight i suppose ? .. :o )

Jul-04-11  PhilFeeley: According to this:

the headline is wrong. Short and Jones tied for first in the end. Jere tied for third.

Jul-06-11  Crazy Diamond: It was a 11 round torunament, but here the resullts are only given up to round 10 (or 9 i some instances)
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: Jones actually took the title on tie-break after sharing 1st place with Short.

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