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🏆 Riga Technical University Open (2014) Chess Event Description
Played in Riga, Latvia 16-24 August 2014. Crosstable: ... [more]

Player: Leonid Sandler

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Sandler vs Kovalenko  0-1272014Riga Technical University OpenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen

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  Penguincw: Shankland may have been on fire at the Olympiad, but he is just 0.5/2 so far, which included a black loss to a 2243 FM!

In fact, only 5 of the 8 favourites (according to Riga Technical University Open: WINNER) are 2/2, and this does not include Shirov.

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  Penguincw: ♔ HELPFUL LINKS ♔

Round 3 Pairings & Results:

Live Games:

Official Website:

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  Chessgames Bookie: Betting on round 4 is now open:

Riga Technical University Open: PERFECTION SPECIAL
Riga rd 4: PICK THREE
Riga rd 4: Sanders-Shirov
Riga rd 4: Naroditsky-Rapport
Riga rd 4: Külaots-Iturrizaga
Riga rd 4: Bok-Argandoña

Good luck, and have fun!

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  Penguincw: After 3 rounds, 10 players are 3/3 (including 9 GMs), and tomorrow, they all face each other, making sure no more than 5 will remain perfect.

Also, for the 2nd round in a row, Shankland is not paired, and receives the loss. As he withdrawn?

Aug-18-14  PhilFeeley: Why does <> have such an incomplete results table?
Aug-19-14  dangerhump: Confirmed, Shankland withdrew. Lost half the points he gained at the Olympiad
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <PhilFeeley: Why does <> have such an incomplete results table?>

Because it's calculated from the games available, and CG only has 18 games from each round; that's all - and TWIC, CG's usual go-to source - currently offer. It would be possible to update the table manually to make it more accurate, but doing that after every round is a mug's game.

Aug-19-14  PhilFeeley: Then why can get it right more often, if they have the same access to the same material?
Aug-19-14  Shams: <PhilFeeley> Because displays results without having the game scores to back them up. Chessgames isn't set up to do this; results tables here are built programmatically by indexing the available game scores.

There are plenty of sites that try to give as up to the minute information as possible. But this site-- well, I'll let them tell it:

< is a database of historical chess games combined with discussion forums…>

Shouldn't be more than a week or two before the correct games scores filter in. That's not too long to wait for history to be recorded, right? :)

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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Besides, it's not remotely true that Chess-Results has the same access to the same material. Chess-Results doesn't get its data from TWIC, or even; it comes directly from the tournament organizers, and hasn't been previously published anywhere else.
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  Chessgames Bookie: Round 5 markets are now up:

Riga rd 5: PICK THREE
Riga rd 5: Argandoña-Melkumyan
Riga rd 5: Iturrizaga-Kovalenko
Riga rd 5: Rapport-Golod
Riga rd 5: Werle-Naroditsky
Riga rd 5: Shirov-Bailet
Riga rd 5: Sirosh-Boruchovsky: BLACK WIN

Good luck!

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  Check It Out: Why did Shank withdraw?
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  HeMateMe: He heard that Russia was about to annex Latvia.
Aug-20-14  Everett: <Aug-20-14
member Check It Out: Why did Shank withdraw?

member HeMateMe: He heard that Russia was about to annex Latvia.>

He heard that Murka was growing so stupid that his intelligence was needed back home.

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  whiteshark: <CIO: Why did Shank withdraw?>

Kinda <postolympic stress disorder> I'd guess: He drew a 2200 in the 1st round and lost against another 2200 in the 2nd round...

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  Chessgames Bookie: Betting on round 6 is now open:

Riga rd 6: Melkumyan-Iturrizaga
Riga rd 6: Kovalenko-Rapport
Riga rd 6: Kovalenko-Rapport: DRAW NO BET
Riga rd 6: Shirov-Kveinys
Riga rd 6: Shirov-Kveinys: OVER/UNDER
Riga rd 6: PICK THREE

Good luck!

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  Check It Out: <whiteshark> Shank shanked.
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  Chessgames Bookie: Richard Rapport has opened his first three White games with 1.Nc3, 1.f4 and 1.b3 respectively. Will he keep using unusual opening moves, or will he switch to something more normal now he's facing his strongest opponent yet in tournament leader Hrant Melkumyan? Place your bets:

Riga rd 7: Rapport-Melkumyan: FIRST MOVE
Riga rd 7: Rapport-Melkumyan
Riga rd 7: Goganov-Oparin
Riga rd 7: Molner-Shirov
Riga rd 7: Iturrizaga-Naroditsky

Good luck, and have fun!

Aug-22-14  Ed Frank: Rapport played 1.e3 against Melkumayan.

Funny guy.

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  Chessgames Bookie: Betting on round 8 is now open:

Riga rd 8: Melkumyan-Savchenko
Riga rd 8: Bok-Rapport
Riga rd 8: Bok-Rapport: DRAW NO BET
Riga rd 8: Shirov-Boruchovsky
Riga rd 8: Shirov-Boruchovsky: OVER/UNDER
Riga rd 8: PICK THREE

Good luck!

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  Zhbugnoimt: Ha! I won the bet with Rapport winning.
Aug-23-14  Zerebuh: Rapport played the Philidor today and mated Benjamin Bok on move 26! He shares the lead with Melkumyan at 7/8 with a round to go.
Aug-23-14  fgh: <>, these <A Aleksandrov vs A Kveinys> duplicates need to go.
Aug-23-14  Zerebuh: What does Alexey Aleksandrov do at the top of the standings?
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  tamar: Somebody will have to look into his 4 15 move draws against Kveinys...
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