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🏆 Geneva Chess Masters (2013)

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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Vladimir Kramnik, Hikaru Nakamura, Etienne Bacrot, Judit Polgar, Romain Edouard, Yannick Pelletier, Alexandra Kosteniuk

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Pelletier vs Polgar 1-0542013Geneva Chess MastersA30 English, Symmetrical
2. R Edouard vs Nakamura  0-1352013Geneva Chess MastersA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
3. Nakamura vs R Edouard 1-0332013Geneva Chess MastersC01 French, Exchange
4. Kosteniuk vs Bacrot  ½-½352013Geneva Chess MastersC67 Ruy Lopez
5. Nakamura vs R Edouard  ½-½892013Geneva Chess MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
6. Bacrot vs Kosteniuk 1-0692013Geneva Chess MastersD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. R Edouard vs Nakamura  ½-½492013Geneva Chess MastersD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Polgar vs Pelletier 0-1332013Geneva Chess MastersA04 Reti Opening
9. Kramnik vs Mamedyarov 0-1672013Geneva Chess MastersE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
10. Mamedyarov vs Kramnik ½-½492013Geneva Chess MastersE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. Mamedyarov vs Pelletier ½-½662013Geneva Chess MastersA84 Dutch
12. Bacrot vs R Edouard  1-0402013Geneva Chess MastersD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Kosteniuk vs Nakamura 0-1262013Geneva Chess MastersC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
14. R Edouard vs Bacrot  ½-½182013Geneva Chess MastersC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
15. Nakamura vs Kosteniuk  1-0542013Geneva Chess MastersB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
16. Kramnik vs Polgar 1-0572013Geneva Chess MastersD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
17. Pelletier vs Mamedyarov  0-1482013Geneva Chess MastersD85 Grunfeld
18. Polgar vs Kramnik  ½-½602013Geneva Chess MastersC67 Ruy Lopez
19. Bacrot vs Nakamura  0-1342013Geneva Chess MastersD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
20. Nakamura vs Bacrot 1-0572013Geneva Chess MastersB40 Sicilian
21. R Edouard vs Kosteniuk  0-1402013Geneva Chess MastersD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
22. Kosteniuk vs R Edouard 1-0252013Geneva Chess MastersB01 Scandinavian
23. Mamedyarov vs Polgar  1-0532013Geneva Chess MastersE12 Queen's Indian
24. Mamedyarov vs Polgar 1-0672013Geneva Chess MastersE16 Queen's Indian
25. Kramnik vs Pelletier  ½-½572013Geneva Chess MastersA15 English
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Jun-29-13  anandrulez: Oh Okies , Kramnik in Final vs Mamedyarov vs Bacrot Winner . Well done Volodya , always proud of u .
Jun-29-13  soldal: Anyone think that anyone but Kramnik would win the semi-final?
Jun-29-13  Strongest Force: The 4th game was easy for Kram.
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  whiteshark: with Emmanuel Rayner and Cathy Chua commenting
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  whiteshark: Bacrot stroke back vs Mamedyarov with black pieces in game 2.

Now there are 2 blitz game to come... (too)

Jun-29-13  geeker: Mamedyarov through to the finals.
Jun-29-13  Strongest Force: I wonder what a player like Tal would have done with white after 17.Qxd4 in the first Bacrot-Shark game.
Jun-30-13  anandrulez: Kramnik and Mamedyarov qualifies for the finals . Most might have expected Kramnik vs Naka in the final , but Mameydyarov is playing good chess nowdays IMO . If he can win this , surely he can consolidate his position as a top 10 player currently
Jun-30-13  zluria: So when does the final start?
Jun-30-13  siamesedream: Now:

Jun-30-13  anandrulez: Shahriyar Mamedyarov won the tourney with 1.5-0.5 scoreline . Congrats to Shark , he is looking like a more mature player now . I think he actually took some break from Chess for sometime - after around 2009 or something ...
Jun-30-13  lakers4sho: Shak is the new face of Azeri chess.
Jun-30-13  Marvol: Er, why can I only see half of the players and only games from the first round?

Hello? Anybody out there?

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  whiteshark: <Marvol> Check the tournament page. There's a 'scroll bar' in the upper left side for each single game.
Jun-30-13  csmath: Mamedyarov has beaten Kramnik twice here.

It goes to prove that Kramnik is in no way better than Mamedyarov in original positions, at least not now. He easily gets confused and play suboptimal moves.

Judit Polgar should do more work and play more else she has no place on the top level any more.

Jun-30-13  Arcturar: csmath: All it proves is that Mamedyarov is better than Kramnik in Rapid Chess. Do you really think Shak could have tied Carlsen in the recent Candidates? Think again. Anyways, Kramnik is hardly playing his best chess recently, and Mamedyarov IS the Rapid WCC, so he isn't too weak at all. Plus Carlsen, Aronian, Karjakin, and others were not playing. But anyways, good job to Shark!
Jul-01-13  anandrulez: The young players in general are looking more better than the senior players in 'original' positions but this probably has to do with their age and computer training more than inherent talent which I think is same for most of the top players .
Jul-01-13  fisayo123: Shak is a better tactician than Kramnik but Kramnik is a better positional player. Overall, Kramnik is a better player and has a greater understanding of the game.

I think that's the gist of it.

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  HeMateMe: Nice to see Judit flex her muscles and knock off a top player. On a good day, she can still beat anyone (except kramnik).
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  perfidious: <HMM>: <Everyone> has their bête noire.
Jun-07-15  zanzibar: Just a few years later and all of the links in <schweigzwang>'s post are stale:

Geneva Chess Masters (2013) (kibitz #16)

This underscores the need to document tournament on chessgames - but we need to step up our game.

For the moment let me copy some descriptions of the tournament format that still are online (at the moment )- this tournament is complicated (so don't blame me!):

<The Geneva Chess Masters Festival 2013 is set to take place on 26th – 30th June at the Pitoeff Theater, a renovated cathedral in center town, that was transformed into one of Geneva’s premier event halls with 2 floors and a 20 meter-high ceiling. [...] The main attraction will be the rapid masters tournament. Eight strong GMs will battle in a very interesting format: they will be divided into two groups of four each, and play under the single-round robin format. Two players will advance to the semifinals from each group. Every match between 2 players consists of 2 games in the cadence of 25 minutes + 10 seconds; if it’s necessary a tie-break of two games in the cadence of 4 minutes + 2 seconds will be played; in case of a tie, a decisive game with 4 minutes + 2 seconds for white and 3 minutes + 2 seconds for black (with draw odds) will be necessary.>

And a picture of the playing site (from above):

In case you're wonder who won:

<Mamedyarov Wins First Geneva Chess Masters


In the semifinals, Mamedyarov defeated Etienne Bacrot (France) while Kramnik was too strong for Hikaru Nakamura (USA).


In each round, the players played short matches consisting of two rapid games (25 minutes + 10 seconds increment per move). If the score was still equal, the match proceeded with two blitz games (4 minutes + 2 seconds increment per move). Finally, if necessary, an Armageddon blitz game would be played. The scoring system was somewhat complicated: for each match won without the blitz, the winner scored 3 points and his opponent 0. For each match won after the blitz, the winner scored 2 points and his opponent 1.>

One can also still find coverage at <ChessBase>, bless it:

Jun-07-15  zanzibar: Of course, after all that, this comment may still apply!

Geneva Chess Masters (2013) (kibitz #35)

Jun-07-15  zanzibar: Also beware, as it stands now, the 6/30 final between <Kramnik--Mamedyarov> is tucked away into Round 2.x.

Somehow the qualifying games from 6/28 merit Round 3.x designation.


Jun-07-15  PhilFeeley: Was there ever a Geneva Chess Masters (2014)? And what about this year?
Jun-08-15  zanzibar: <Phil> I think 2013 was it. <CG> only lists these tournaments with Geneva in the name:

83834 14 91 Geneva (1977)

81119 12 66 Women Grand Prix Geneva (2013)

81425 8 40 Geneva Chess Masters (2013)

(tid, N_players, N_games, TN)

<FIDE>'s "Geneva Masters" info seems to be only for 2013 as well:

The FIDE link refers to the Pitoeff Theater, which was the site at the time, but it appears to have since closed:

<Le Théâtre en Cavale a cessé ses activités>

The original "official" site for "Geneva Chess Masters" is currently available for "rebranding":

Such is the fast pace of life today. But you can find info on chess in Geneva here:

Thankfully that link is up and running!

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