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Tradewise Gibraltar Tournament

Ruben Felgaer4/7(+1 -0 =6)[games]
Zhao Xue3.5/6(+1 -0 =5)[games]
Artur Yusupov3.5/6(+1 -0 =5)[games]
Gerald Loew3.5/8(+1 -2 =5)[games]
David Navara3.5/6(+1 -0 =5)[games]
Grigoriy Oparin3.5/7(+1 -1 =5)[games]
Fernando Novoa3.5/7(+1 -1 =5)[games]
Anna Rudolf3.5/8(+1 -2 =5)[games]
Michael Adams3.5/6(+1 -0 =5)[games]
Vassily Ivanchuk3.5/6(+1 -0 =5)[games]
Daniel Fridman3.5/6(+1 -0 =5)[games]
Leon David Piasetski3.5/7(+1 -1 =5)[games]
Nico Georgiadis3.5/7(+1 -1 =5)[games]
Alexey Shirov3/6(+1 -1 =4)[games]
Vladislav Tkachiev3/6(+1 -1 =4)[games]
Gawain Jones3/6(+1 -1 =4)[games]
Nikita Vitiugov3/5(+1 -0 =4)[games]
Sandipan Chanda3/5(+1 -0 =4)[games]
Toomas Valgmae3/7(+1 -2 =4)[games]
Salome Melia3/6(+1 -1 =4)[games]
Mathias Womacka3/6(+1 -1 =4)[games]
Hristos Zygouris3/6(+1 -1 =4)[games]
Kolade Onabogun3/8(+1 -3 =4)[games]
Radoslaw Wojtaszek3/6(+1 -1 =4)[games]
Alistair Compton3/8(+1 -3 =4)[games]
Yang-Fan Zhou2.5/6(+1 -2 =3)[games]
Robert Aloma Vidal2.5/6(+1 -2 =3)[games]
Pavel Janev2.5/6(+1 -2 =3)[games]
Khalid Becham2.5/7(+1 -3 =3)[games]
(249 players total; 220 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 40; games 1-25 of 990  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G W Naldrett vs T Gonzalves 1-0132013Tradewise GibraltarA36 English
2. Swiercz vs C Vinas Guerrero  1-0432013Tradewise GibraltarD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Tkachiev vs K Meyer  1-0512013Tradewise GibraltarA13 English
4. Fridman vs M Taus  1-0412013Tradewise GibraltarA07 King's Indian Attack
5. A Jaunooby vs Iturrizaga Bonelli  0-1392013Tradewise GibraltarA57 Benko Gambit
6. Claus Seyfried vs K Georgiev  0-1352013Tradewise GibraltarB22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. A Byron vs M Bartel  0-1382013Tradewise GibraltarC70 Ruy Lopez
8. G Jones vs A P Smith 1-0232013Tradewise GibraltarB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
9. J Karlsson vs Yusupov  0-1602013Tradewise GibraltarA13 English
10. J Urbina Perez vs Wojtaszek  0-1502013Tradewise GibraltarB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. A Aerni vs Kamsky ½-½242013Tradewise GibraltarB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. Adams vs J O Lind 1-0562013Tradewise GibraltarE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
13. Ivanchuk vs H Zygouris ½-½312013Tradewise GibraltarD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. I Salgado Lopez vs M Herbold  1-0292013Tradewise GibraltarB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
15. Vachier-Lagrave vs M Tscharotschkin 1-0242013Tradewise GibraltarA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
16. Shirov vs T Valgmae 1-0332013Tradewise GibraltarB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
17. A Bird vs Navara 0-1412013Tradewise GibraltarE10 Queen's Pawn Game
18. T Marttala vs Le Quang Liem  0-1472013Tradewise GibraltarA07 King's Indian Attack
19. Short vs S Sanchez Castillo 1-0232013Tradewise GibraltarD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. F M Semprun Martinez vs Vitiugov 0-1432013Tradewise GibraltarB12 Caro-Kann Defense
21. Yu Yangyi vs G Veltkamp  1-0512013Tradewise GibraltarC45 Scotch Game
22. L Sanchez Botella vs Sutovsky 0-1332013Tradewise GibraltarA33 English, Symmetrical
23. K Lee vs Ehlvest 0-1372013Tradewise GibraltarC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
24. A David vs E Osuna Vega  1-0432013Tradewise GibraltarA07 King's Indian Attack
25. A Pena Riasco vs S Chanda  0-1422013Tradewise GibraltarB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
 page 1 of 40; games 1-25 of 990  PGN Download
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Jan-31-13  kellmano: Short goes down in game one. Live commentary of the second now:


Jan-31-13  kellmano: Great coverage. My man Williams and Krush just bouncing ideas about
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  HeMateMe: Final Gibraltar standings, after the playoff?
Jan-31-13  kellmano: <HHM> Vitiugov has just this second won after drawing with Black in playoff game two
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  chrisowen: Don't look a glint it shore in the mouth Nigel game one?
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  chrisowen: To my line up ride a lion in green king nikita vs nigel at he door first heading over nikita point of view cruised down in digga wain alike herds of cattle adams loping force got it is he in just a gripped coin terminal flight in decline exactly it sire grind ivanchuk him have back you in dread age for had opening clinch in la grave the lead og hurt nikita lives in gb acute a mind to adams it hope in good games to date chin up brits in ergo crack it stronghold etc heavens to my crowd a wave in jones and mine adam for dutiful finger short i gore what ail him et al ligament or it see quench in a longer bill you jibbed!
Jan-31-13  strifeknot: You're not James Joyce, Owen. Give it a rest.
Jan-31-13  waustad: The final round draw by Zhou Xue against Ivanchuk clinched the top female prize for her when Pia Cramling lost to Yu Yangyi. That result took her from contention for first to a many way tie for 5th after Antoaneta Stefanova, Valentina Gunina and Anna Muzychuk tied for 2nd-4th with 7 pts.
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  HeMateMe: Anna M. lost an earlier Chuk/Chuk battle to Vlad. He chucked her out. It was "ground Chuk". He "Chukled", he...oh, never mind.
Jan-31-13  Ezzy: Well done Vitiugov! Superb play in the 'play offs.' Well deserved winner with the highest performance rating.

Great effort from Nigel. A hairs breadth away from winning his 4th Gibralter Open. I'm sure his £12,000 for his efforts will make him feel a little better.

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  HeMateMe: In these tie breaks, are the top four purse amounts split equally, and the playoff is done just to actually award the tournament to a player?
Jan-31-13  Ezzy: <HeMateMe:>

Vitiugov wins first and £20,000

Vachier-Lagrave, Short and Sandipan share 2nd, 3rd and 4th prize, which amounts to £12,000 each.

Jan-31-13  Ezzy: Vachier-Lagrave looked to have big chances in the last round and missed his opportuniyt to win it outright.
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  chrisowen: Nevermind again short bad luck this time you arose to the challenge really for the road to console i think also your source of trouble o lay in lighter call have a bath for juiced in energy it is single a mind for duty ramble on in a gauge next time chain call it is why rupture a figuretiviley good record in get rid enter a mission for headig off administer coup de grace next year buckle at the pearly gates save in account second i ment rich in a post give over creedence free you got swamped in cut down jelly belly before also bad result an drown it your sorrow in wheel about forget good games to fetch in among i jostling for grateful learning to bind maybe next i method in jangle for opening dilligent lesson!
Jan-31-13  Kikoman: Congratulations GM Nikita Vitiugov! ^^
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  Peligroso Patzer: <strifeknot: You're not James Joyce, [chris]Owen. Give it a rest.>

Hear! Hear! Great comment. Very well said.

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  HeMateMe: So, the playoffs were for some serious euros, and not just a trophy. I was watching some of the live feed, the playoffs. I like the setup--you see a live feed of the players, with a small chessboard sitting above them, with an arrow showing last move. I think I was watching Short-Vitiugov, a minor piece ending. Every tournament should have a set up like that.
Feb-01-13  PhilFeeley: <HeMateMe> I too liked the live covereage, except for the playoffs. Simon kept bouncing from one game to the other and I couldn't follow the moves as they came too fast and the board display kept reverting to the beginning position before going to the next move. Very frustrating to follow. Then near the end, Simon went, as he says "schizophrenic" and just lost the thread of both games so I wasn't able to follow them to the end. I'm not sure rapid games should be covered this way.
Feb-01-13  paavoh: No losses for Vitiugov here or in the play-off. Appropriately "rock solid".
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  Troller: <paavoh: No losses for Vitiugov here or in the play-off. Appropriately "rock solid".>

You might want to take a look at his game vs MVL then, nothing solid about that draw.

Feb-01-13  BUNA: Congratulations Nikita!
Feb-01-13  paavoh: Yep <troller>, I saw the game. Nevertheless, it was not a loss no matter which way it was played :-)
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  Peligroso Patzer: The two tie-break games:

N Vitiugov vs Short, 2013, 1-0, 103; and

Short vs N Vitiugov, 2013, 1/2-1/2, 70.

Feb-04-13  14DogKnight: Happy Birthday, Nikita Vitiugov
Feb-05-13  Alien Math: Chinese chess grandmaster stranded in Gibraltar after being blocked from UK

Women's world No 15 Ju Wenjun refused permission to board flight to London as she did not hold a transit visa

"I don't have a UK transit visa and they let me board (in Hong Kong). When I arrived in the UK, I told them I was going to play in Gibraltar at the Tradewise festival.

I showed them my airline ticket and they let me pass through. They let me show my tickets and my invitation," said Ju on the telephone from Gibraltar.

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