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ACP Golden Classic Tournament

Wesley So4.5/6(+3 -0 =3)[games]
Baadur Jobava3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Zoltan Almasi3/6(+1 -1 =4)[games]
Emil Sutovsky3/6(+2 -2 =2)[games]
Daniele Vocaturo2.5/6(+2 -3 =1)[games]
Sabino Brunello2.5/6(+1 -2 =3)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi2/6(+1 -3 =2)[games]
* Chess Event Description
ACP Golden Classic (2014)

Played in Bergamo, Italy 12-20 July 2014. Official site (with pairings and results):

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Z Almasi vs Nepomniachtchi  ½-½432014ACP Golden ClassicA34 English, Symmetrical
2. So vs Sutovsky  ½-½232014ACP Golden ClassicE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
3. Jobava vs Brunello ½-½412014ACP Golden ClassicD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. Vocaturo vs Z Almasi ½-½402014ACP Golden ClassicE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
5. Nepomniachtchi vs So 0-1692014ACP Golden ClassicA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
6. Sutovsky vs Jobava 1-0212014ACP Golden ClassicB27 Sicilian
7. Jobava vs Nepomniachtchi 1-0472014ACP Golden ClassicB22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. So vs Vocaturo 1-0432014ACP Golden ClassicE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
9. Brunello vs Sutovsky 1-0252014ACP Golden ClassicD85 Grunfeld
10. Z Almasi vs So ½-½212014ACP Golden ClassicA07 King's Indian Attack
11. Vocaturo vs Jobava 0-1342014ACP Golden ClassicA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
12. Nepomniachtchi vs Brunello  1-0302014ACP Golden ClassicB12 Caro-Kann Defense
13. Brunello vs Vocaturo  0-1632014ACP Golden ClassicE73 King's Indian
14. Sutovsky vs Nepomniachtchi ½-½602014ACP Golden ClassicB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. Jobava vs Z Almasi  1-0572014ACP Golden ClassicC53 Giuoco Piano
16. Z Almasi vs Brunello  ½-½572014ACP Golden ClassicC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
17. So vs Jobava 1-0372014ACP Golden ClassicB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
18. Vocaturo vs Sutovsky  0-1272014ACP Golden ClassicE00 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Nepomniachtchi vs Vocaturo 0-1822014ACP Golden ClassicC45 Scotch Game
20. Sutovsky vs Z Almasi  0-1402014ACP Golden ClassicC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
21. Brunello vs So ½-½202014ACP Golden ClassicD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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Jul-15-14  Wavy: You have to cheer for Wesley to have 2 more draws then. lol
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  whiteshark: <Wavy: You have to cheer for Wesley to have 2 more draws then. lol> Exactly! ACP Golden Classic: SO SPECIAL ;D
Jul-17-14  waustad: I sort of like the odd number of players idea so that one avoids the extra white issue, though it makes it a little less obvious who's really leading. Seeing who is +1 or such makes more sense than total points.

The last tournament I remember that used adjournments was one where Anna Muzychuk had an excellent result, but the tournament wasn't rated. It was in the Netherlands if I recall.

Jul-17-14  geeker: I'm pretty sure there was a significant tournament with adjournments about a year ago. But I haven't been able to recall specifics. :(
Jul-17-14  Mr. V: Hi all!

I believe you're remembering this tournament: ACP Golden Classic (2012)

Jul-17-14  Mr. V: I really like the way the ACP looks like they're organizing their special tournaments.
Jul-18-14  waustad: As usual, win or loss some of the most interesting games are Sutovsky's.
Jul-18-14  waustad: <Mr_V>Yes that was it. I final round loss to Ivanchuk kept Muzychuk from having a plus score in a tournament where she was the only player who'd never been over 2700.
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  WannaBe: Woo, if W. So draws the last game, I hit the 4.5 pts wager with bookie!! =)
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  wordfunph: interesting if Wesley will settle for a draw to clinch the title or go for Brunello's throat.
Jul-18-14  torrefan: He might go for Brunello's throat--to kiss it.
Jul-18-14  Mr. V: Waustad:
Yes, Muzychuk was really impressive in 2012 against the men, and I'm always glad to see Gata Kamsky near the top of a tournament.

Here I hope Nepomniachtchi can pull it together for his last game. I liked his win against Brunello.

Jul-19-14  shintaro go: Another excellent interview by wesley after round 6
Jul-20-14  geniokov: Now,woodpushers of the whole world will now understand why they are so many Wesley So fans at his page and even so many trolls still distructing it!This is why? From a non-chess loving country up to No#12 in the world as of now and still continue getting stronger!
Jul-20-14  torrefan: Excellent speech geniokov.
Jul-20-14  1d410: What about #11. I don't even remember who that is. Dominguez? or maybe Kramnik now....?
Jul-20-14  Wavy: <WannaBe: Woo, if W. So draws the last game, I hit the 4.5 pts wager with bookie!! =)>

Wow! Congrats! You hit the jackpot! :-)

Jul-20-14  Mr. V: Wow, tough tournament for nepomniachtchi.
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  dunkenchess: Wesley gave a hint earlier to draw his last game and nutcherly his opponent would grab it.
Jul-20-14  Wavy: <dunkenchess> The objective is to win the tournament. I suspect that his coach Susan suggested to draw the last game if that means securing the victory.
Jul-21-14  PhilFeeley: <From a non-chess loving country> Really? It seems to me that chess is pretty popular in the Philippines.
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  LucB: <<From a non-chess loving country> Really? It seems to me that chess is pretty popular in the Philippines.>


As Canadians, we know all there is to know about non-chess loving countries, correct? :D

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  posoo: ANOTHER thing wrong with tornament chess. JOBA and SO have same wins.

They should share titele.

DRAWS? Are you kidding me?!

Jul-21-14  Wavy: < posoo: ANOTHER thing wrong with tornament chess. JOBA and SO have same wins.

They should share titele.

DRAWS? Are you kidding me?!>

How come they don't have the same score? Are you suggesting that only the wins should count and that draws and loses should not be counted?

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  posoo: CORRECT wavy.
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