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🏆 39th World Open (2011)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Pentala Harikrishna, Gata Kamsky, Michael Adams, Loek van Wely, Ilya Yulyevich Smirin, Leonid Yudasin, Timur Gareyev, Ray Robson, Giorgi Kacheishvili, Alexander Shabalov, Jaan Yukhanovich Ehlvest, Aleksandr Lenderman, Nick de Firmian, Victor Markovich Mikhalevski, Tamaz Gelashvili, Mark Bluvshtein, Sergey Gennadyevich Kudrin, Vitali Matveyevich Golod, Conrad Holt, Alonso Zapata, Kayden W Troff, Jake Kleiman, Mesgen Amanov, Leonid Gerzhoy, Mikheil Kekelidze, Mackenzie Molner, Robert Andrew Hungaski, Kidambi Sundararajan, Moulthun Ly, Michael Mulyar, Irina Krush, Darwin Yang, Salvijus Bercys, Puchen Wang, Luke Harmon-Vellotti, Raven Sturt, Yurij Lapshun, Justin Sarkar, Kassa Korley, Junta Ikeda, Michael Lee, Miles Ardaman, Roman Sapozhnikov, Victor C Shen, Eric S Rosen, Thomas J Bartell, Kevin Wang, Teddy Coleman, Shinya Kojima, Chandrasekar S Gokhale, Victor Plotkin, Parker Bi Guang Zhao, Luuk van Kooten, Gregory Young, Seth Homa, Anna Sharevich, Arthur Calugar, Deepak Aaron, Alec S Getz, Varun Krishnan, Adarsh Jayakumar, Dov Gorman, Holger Rasch, Richard Tuhrim, Liam Henry, Tommy Ulrich, Michael Thaler, Viktorija Ni, Mariano Sana, Stephen J Barrett, Matan Prilleltensky, Vincent Heinis, Nitai Leve, Eric Most, Stephen Sandager, John Veech, Sylvester Smarty, McKinley Tan, Bingjie Liu, Peter Hess Chess Event Description
39th World Open (2011)

The 39th installment of the event took place at Philadelphia during their Independence Day week's celebrations. Gata Kamsky and Michael Adams emerged victorious.

Previous: 38th World Open (2010).

Next: World Open (2012) (40th installment).

References: (1)

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 185  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kamsky vs K Korley 1-037201139th World OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. V Heinis vs D Yang  0-145201139th World OpenC11 French
3. P Wang vs E Most  ½-½61201139th World OpenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
4. N Leve vs Lapshun 1-034201139th World OpenB40 Sicilian
5. M Molner vs A Jayakumar 1-035201139th World OpenB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. R Tuhrim vs S Bercys  0-130201139th World OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
7. V Plotkin vs G Kacheishvili 0-131201139th World OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
8. K W Troff vs Shabalov  ½-½66201139th World OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. A Getz vs Adams 0-138201139th World OpenE15 Queen's Indian
10. Van Wely vs D Aaron 1-039201139th World OpenD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
11. T Gelashvili vs V C Shen 1-069201139th World OpenB20 Sicilian
12. S Homa vs T Gareyev 0-141201139th World OpenC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. Ehlvest vs M Thaler 1-048201139th World OpenA21 English
14. M Bluvshtein vs R Hungaski  ½-½54201139th World OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. Robson vs de Firmian 1-059201139th World OpenB32 Sicilian
16. Van Wely vs M Amanov  1-062201139th World OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. P Hess vs Lapshun  ½-½57201139th World OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
18. Lenderman vs Adams 0-136201139th World OpenE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
19. Kamsky vs G Kacheishvili 1-033201139th World OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. C Holt vs Shabalov 1-024201139th World OpenE90 King's Indian
21. M Molner vs D Aaron 1-066201139th World OpenC51 Evans Gambit
22. P Wang vs T Gareyev  ½-½27201139th World OpenA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
23. T Gelashvili vs S Bercys 0-165201139th World OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
24. A Getz vs C S Gokhale  1-048201139th World OpenC41 Philidor Defense
25. M Ardaman vs M Sana 1-023201139th World OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
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Jul-04-11  parmetd: Yes I posted the standings for you AJ... read my post. Adams 6/7
Van Wely 5.5/7
Kamsky 5.5/7
Harikrishna 5.5/7
Ehlvest 5.5/7
Jul-04-11  parmetd: Gata & Adams lead with 6.5/8
Harikrishna, Gareyev, Smirin, Kacheishvili, Robson trails with 6/8 Van Wely, Ehlvest and others with 5.5/8
Jul-04-11  parmetd: Gata has already played Adams and Kacheishvili
Adams has already played Harikrishna

So pairings should be
Van Wely-Robson
(colors may change just did this on basic td rules and the crosstable).

Jul-04-11  Strongest Force: Its kind of kool to have Adams playing.
Jul-04-11  parmetd: Adams drew so now if Kamsky wins he is the sole World Open 2011 winner. If Kamsky draws against Smirin then there Adams & Kamsky share first with up to 2 more people.
Jul-04-11  parmetd: Kamsky drew so Kamsky & Adams are the winners! Maybe 2 people can join them with wins.
Jul-04-11  dx9293: Van Wely (5.5) defeated Kacheishvili (6), so the only people who can tie Kamsky and Adams now are Robson or Harikrishna, and they are playing each other. Otherwise, it will just be the two 2700s.
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  tamar: Kamsky wins! He just won the armageddon game v Adams
Jul-05-11  znsprdx: so where is the game?
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  Sneaky: Kamsky vs Adams, 2011
Jul-05-11  shogirules: E Most vs Kudrin, 2011 should be deleted, the game is posted twice and the result is wrong in this one. The correct score (I think!!) is E Most vs Kudrin, 2011
Jul-07-11  kingfu: What in The Good Christ is an Armageddon game?

The pipe to left temple gambit?

The Drive by Gruenfeld?

Jul-07-11  kingfu: Why not play a Real Tie Break Match? It could be a few games. Why not MANY games? Let's Play Chess.

Then we could go out for PHILLY CHEESE STEAK sandwiches.

Then we could go see where BENJAMIN FRANKLIN lived and wrote and helped to invent Life , Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness.

Then we could go watch The Phillies play baseball.

Any questions?

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  Richard Taylor: Puchen Wang of NZ did well for a first attempt.
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  Benzol: Yes <Richard>, he did well finishing in 16th place and ahead of two GMs.
Jul-11-11  mahmoudkubba: From the saying from ChG.Com: Philadelphia, USA
Jun 28-Jul 4
Gata Kamsky and Michael Adams tied for first with 7/9 points, and Kamsky claimed the 2011 World Open Champion title by winning an Armageddon game... which game is that game???
Jul-11-11  shivasuri4: <mahmoudkubka>,click on Kamsky's name on top to see his games.In the 10 game list,game no.8 is the Armageddon game.
Jul-11-11  laskersteinitz: I find it strange that Chessbase hasn't posted an article on this edition of the World Open. Honest oversight, or something else...?
Jul-11-11  frogbert: laskersteinitz, there were only two 2700+ players participating, in a big swiss. there are many other tournaments with 1-2 2700+ players that don't necessarily get any coverage on chessbase. also, there might be some coverage later.
Jul-11-11  frogbert: btw, they _did_ already cover it, but only in the german edition of chessbase -

chessbase has articles in 3 languages (german, english, spanish) and not everything is available in english.

Jul-11-11  laskersteinitz: Thanks frogbert. But in the World Open, Kamsky and Adams <each> went home $14,000 richer. Do the other tournaments you have in mind have that much prize money?
Jul-11-11  frogbert: the big majority of them, probably not. but personally i think the "greatness" of an event is more closely related to the strength of the (best) players than to the prize fund. i understand that not everyone sees it that way.

if i put up a purse of $20,000 for a 6-game match between myself and my son (he's 8), do you think chessbase should cover it? probably not. :o)

Jul-21-11  mahmoudkubba: Why a game, a match in a tournament, and/or a whole tournament and/or a dest and/or etc ... is called an Armageddon game??? I didn't follow that much.
Jul-21-11  mahmoudkubba: Also didn't understand or also didn't know which game between T. Abrahamyan and A. Zatonskih is the Armageddon game from abt 6 games in the US championship 2011.

So does the meaning is to break the draw??? or it means something else.

U C the name "Armageddon" in itself has a very sad memory to come in a special future or if it passed a sad past memories.(!!)

Jul-24-11  dx9293: "Armageddon" games are the ultimate tiebreaker games to decide the winner in various chess competitions. I believe it was first introduced in the PCA Grand Prix events of the early 1990s.

The idea is that White wins the Armageddon only if they win the game, while Black wins if they either win or draw.

To compensate for this, White gets extra thinking time, how much extra varies depending on the rules of the competition.

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