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21st World Seniors Championship Tournament

Vladimir Ilyich Okhotnik9/11(+8 -1 =2)[games]
Gennadi Timoshchenko8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Davorin Komljenovic8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Miso Cebalo8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Anatoli Vaisser8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Dusan Rajkovic8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Craig William Pritchett8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Yuri Balashov8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Vlastimil Jansa7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Oleg L Chernikov7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Mario Leopoldo Leskovar7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Krunoslav Hulak7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Vladimir V Zhelnin7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Nikolai M Mishuchkov7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Vladimir Kovacevic7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Mihai Suba7.5/11(+7 -3 =1)[games]
Evgen Chernov7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Alexander Vasilyevich Filipenko7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Sergey Leonidovich Trofimov7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Anatoli I Shvedchikov7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Vladimir I Karasev7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Boris Isaakovich Fradkin7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Bo Jacobsen7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Boris Katalymov7/11(+7 -4 =0)[games]
Herman Claudius van Riemsdijk7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Bojan Kurajica7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Nikolai Vasilyevich Pushkov7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Georg Danner7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Klaus Klundt7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
(156 players total; 127 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
21st World Seniors Championship (2011)

The 21st World Seniors championship was held at Opatija, Croatia from 14th-27th November, 2011.

After 11 rounds, Vladimir Okhotnik finished in first place, thereby earning the GM title.

References: (1) (Croatian chess federation), (2) (news article), (3)

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 424  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Hammar vs B Filzmaier  1-022201121st World Seniors ChampionshipC10 French
2. A V Filipenko vs N Hocevar  1-042201121st World Seniors ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
3. Y Yakovlev vs B Katalymov  0-136201121st World Seniors ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
4. Karasev vs W Doubleday  1-032201121st World Seniors ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
5. A Capece vs K Klundt  0-170201121st World Seniors ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
6. L Bondar vs O Chernikov  0-150201121st World Seniors ChampionshipB56 Sicilian
7. H Van Riemsdijk vs J Santos 1-029201121st World Seniors ChampionshipC87 Ruy Lopez
8. S Muratoglu vs G Danner  0-153201121st World Seniors ChampionshipE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. S Trofimov vs J Hvenekilde  ½-½14201121st World Seniors ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. Franz Sattler vs J Sloth  0-148201121st World Seniors ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
11. C W Pritchett vs A Waisberg  1-044201121st World Seniors ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
12. H Neumann vs S Dragasevic  0-137201121st World Seniors ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. A Gousseinov vs E Chernov  0-130201121st World Seniors ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
14. M Leskovar vs L Benson  1-034201121st World Seniors ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. M Guaglianone vs B Jacobsen  0-150201121st World Seniors ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. A Vikulov vs R Blaeser  1-038201121st World Seniors ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
17. O Strand vs B Sorensen  0-127201121st World Seniors ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
18. J Rooze vs A Elfert  1-035201121st World Seniors ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. M H Ozbilen vs A Yasseen  1-041201121st World Seniors ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
20. V Taksrud vs Dusan Rajkovic 0-145201121st World Seniors ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
21. Mishuchkov vs M Schemm  1-025201121st World Seniors ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. N Stull vs J Rukavina  0-139201121st World Seniors ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
23. S Svensson vs Jansa  0-188201121st World Seniors ChampionshipD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
24. K Hulak vs G Sobeck  1-058201121st World Seniors ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
25. M Khazankin vs V Kovacevic  0-128201121st World Seniors ChampionshipB02 Alekhine's Defense
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 424  PGN Download
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Nov-16-11  belgradegambit: Jansa beat Acers who tried a Schlielman. Heoverlooked a 2 move combo that won some pawns.
Nov-17-11  waustad: I just looked at Katalymov vs Rashkovsky 1-0. It must have been on time, since white looks dead lost.
Nov-17-11  waustad: OK, looking at, they have it as 0-1.
Nov-17-11  waustad: Jude Acers first opponent was Hans Sax. Uberall wahn!
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  HeMateMe: <Rashkovsky > beat the pawnbroker.
Nov-20-11  Antiochus: Nice combinative win Jansa vs L Ptacnikova, 2011
Nov-21-11  dangerhump: There are lots of older players it would be fun to see play in an event like this. I guess you hit a certain age and it's too painful to see the decline in your abilities for some people.

LEV ALBURT - 2500+

These are just a few names off the top of my head that I would enjoy seeing games from again, I'm sure there are others.

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  HeMateMe: Only two draws on this page, out of 25 games. Who sez middle aged guys like a quiet game?
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  paavoh: @dangerhump: <There are lots of older players it would be fun to see play in an event like this> Jorn Sloth did well in the CC World championships, IIRC.
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  Penguincw: I guess Viktor Korchnoi didn't want to participate.
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  Penguincw: Just 4 rounds?
Nov-25-11  Antiochus: by round 10
William Kelleher won a sensational win against the russian Kuyindzhi(2435). Tomorrow is a rest day,
but on November 27 he will have white pieces against Vlastimil Jansa. Live Games The time is 11:00 am (New York).
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  Penguincw: < Antiochus >

Thanks for the link! :)

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  HeMateMe: I recognize a few names here--Balishov, Timoshenko, a couple of others. Is it Plus 50 to be eligible for this? A shame some of our best players from the 70s and 80s aren't interested in this.

Anyone for Seirwan v. Karpov, reduex?

Nov-26-11  Xeroxx: Is Korchnoi too old to parcicipate in this?
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  SteinitzLives: No, too greedy, and too mean.
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  HeMateMe: I suppose there's no money in something like this, but surely the players get their travel and hotel paid for? With that in mind, I would think some of the older heavyweights like Huebner, Robert Byrne, Yaz, Lev Alburt, et. al., would be happy to play some new games against their old opponents. Sort of like Fischer/Spassky, 1992. It's not as though they are trying to go up against Aronian or Carlsen.
Nov-27-11  GlennOliver: I'd like to see some of the qualifying English GMs, like Jon Speelman and Keith Arkell, for instance, taking part in future tournaments.
Nov-27-11  Prugno: It appears that the older generations have learned to use their mobile phones, but are not so good when it comes to turning them off. Look at what happened to GM Hulak:
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  HeMateMe: Is the cell phone ringing an automatic game forfeit?
Nov-28-11  dx9293: IM Vladimir Okhotnik wins, and becomes a Grandmaster. Congratulations!
Nov-28-11  Antiochus: Well, the tournament finished yesterday.
IM Vladimir Okhotnik, the greatest surprise on the event, was the champion IM's Vladimir V Zhelnin and Mario Leopoldo Leskovar were surprises too. IM's Alexander Kuyindzhi and the former correspondence champion Jorn Sloth , obtained sensational wins, but then disappointed.
PGN games here
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  Penguincw: Maybe the tournament IS only 4 games long (per player).
Dec-07-11  Everett: <>

Are there any more games from this tournament?

Mar-21-12  waustad: The minimum age is 60 for men and 50 for women if I recall corectly.
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