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Qatar Masters Tournament

Yu Yangyi7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Anish Giri7/9(+7 -2 =0)[games]
Vladimir Kramnik7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Sanan Sjugirov6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Vasif Durarbayli6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Zahar Efimenko6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
A R Saleh Salem6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Andrei Volokitin6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Evgeny Tomashevsky6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Sam Shankland6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Milos Perunovic6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Pavel Eljanov6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Ivan Ivanisevic6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Bu Xiangzhi6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Alexander Moiseenko6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Ding Liren6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Eltaj Safarli6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Sergei Movsesian6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Vladimir Akopian6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Ivan Salgado Lopez6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Baadur Jobava6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Andrey Vovk6/9(+6 -3 =0)[games]
Baskaran Adhiban6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Nils Grandelius5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Mikhailo Oleksienko5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Bela Khotenashvili5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Yuriy Kryvoruchko5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Pentala Harikrishna5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Matthieu Cornette5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Daniel Naroditsky5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
* (154 players total; 122 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Qatar Masters (2014)

Played in Doha, Qatar 26 November - 4 December 2014. Crosstable: http://chess-results.com/tnr153113....

 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 692  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M S Thejkumar vs V Akopian  ½-½232014Qatar MastersA61 Benoni
2. Yinglun Xu vs E Romanov  ½-½302014Qatar MastersE15 Queen's Indian
3. A Volokitin vs E Kanter  1-0352014Qatar MastersB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. M Perunovic vs G Vazquez 1-0212014Qatar MastersB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
5. M Lammers vs G Guseinov  0-1242014Qatar MastersB27 Sicilian
6. N Grandelius vs K Nuri 1-0182014Qatar MastersA46 Queen's Pawn Game
7. S Foisor vs E Ghaem Maghami  ½-½172014Qatar MastersE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
8. Indjic vs S Kathmale  1-0342014Qatar MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
9. Z Mamedjarova vs A Donchenko 0-1302014Qatar MastersD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
10. Sundararajan vs I Ivanisevic 0-1322014Qatar MastersA05 Reti Opening
11. A Ipatov vs P Konguvel  1-0392014Qatar MastersD85 Grunfeld
12. Duda vs G Gaehwiler 1-0232014Qatar MastersB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. R Hovhannisyan vs T Gara 1-0292014Qatar MastersB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
14. G Mammadzada vs Ju Wenjun  ½-½312014Qatar MastersC03 French, Tarrasch
15. Giri vs M Antipov 1-0372014Qatar MastersD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. S Halkias vs Kramnik ½-½352014Qatar MastersC51 Evans Gambit
17. Ding Liren vs M Al Sayed 1-0352014Qatar MastersE90 King's Indian
18. Jobava vs B Khotenashvili 0-1402014Qatar MastersD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Naiditsch vs R R Ankit 0-1392014Qatar MastersB12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. Bu Xiangzhi vs A Chandra 1-0402014Qatar MastersD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. D Debashis vs A Moiseenko 0-1362014Qatar MastersE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
22. S M Shyam vs I Cheparinov ½-½432014Qatar MastersB53 Sicilian
23. A Tari vs H Melkumyan  0-1422014Qatar MastersC67 Ruy Lopez
24. S Sjugirov vs N Zhukova  1-0302014Qatar MastersD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Huang Qian vs F Berkes  ½-½362014Qatar MastersA45 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 692  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Dec-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: I have video annotated the criticial last round game :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J5...

Dec-05-14  PhilFeeley: <ex0duz: ...and he also win Norway 2013 outright with really aggressive/risky chess, ahead of Carlsen and a great lineup>

While I agree the Chinese players have done really well lately, I am unfamiliar with the above achievement. Are you talking about Yu? This is the only Norway 2013 I could find:

Norway Chess Tournament (2013)

As you can see Yu wasn't there and the only other Chinese player, Wang Hao, ended up at 50%. Perhaps you could clarify?

Dec-05-14  schweigzwang: Wang Hao had the interesting result at Norway 2013 of defeating the highest rated player and losing to the lowest rated, but he also came away with some very interesting souvenir trousers so maybe it was all good in the end.
Dec-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  lostemperor: <PhilFeeley> <exOduz> probably means Wang Hao record vs Carlsen -3 +2 =1 and Hao winning Biel 2012 what is splendid indeed (despite losing both games to Carlsen)! http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
Dec-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Everett: <As a fan of Wesley So...he has nothing to do with me. > dumb
Dec-05-14  Wavy: Why am I reading Wesley vs Magnus in this thread? They are both not playing here.

I remember Yu getting stuck at 2650 level for years. I was wondering when he can have his breakout performance. He is finally having his breakout performance now.

Dec-05-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Everett: 50 players have had break-out performances recently, yet there is only so much space in the top 10.
Dec-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <alexmagnus: Actually, I'd add even more - people who are good at what they do will realize how hard it is to do it better than those who are worse in it.>

Tell that to so many who sit behind their software and relentlessly criticise top players......

Dec-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Troller: I have to tip my hat at <tolengoy>. Even after years of endless and repetitive trolling he can turn a totally unrelated forum into a Wesley vs Magnus discussion with lots of posters joining in.

I have said it before and I say it again: <tolengoy> is reigning troll-king of cg.com, none above and none beside him.

Dec-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: <Troller> I agree and there is really no excuse for people continuing to give him a platform.
Dec-06-14  bugabay: <Everett: 50 players have had break-out performances recently, yet there is only so much space in the top 10.>

I tried my best to comprehend this statement but I failed...

This is gotta be the dumbest of them all....bar none.

Dec-06-14  bugabay: <perfidious: <alexmagnus: Actually, I'd add even more - people who are good at what they do will realize how hard it is to do it better than those who are worse in it.>

Tell that to so many who sit behind their software and relentlessly criticise top players......>

These celebrities choose to be on the limelight...they are bound to get props and criticized. Wesley get my thumbs up...too bad Magnus think Open tourneys are hard....

When you become a poker player celebrant...I will be your most vocal critics...but it's not going to happen because you quit when the tough got going...for all we know, quitters are losers...and we can tell from way further than a male dog smells a female dog in heat.

Dec-06-14  Absentee: <Troller: I have to tip my hat at <tolengoy>. Even after years of endless and repetitive trolling he can turn a totally unrelated forum into a Wesley vs Magnus discussion with lots of posters joining in.

I have said it before and I say it again: <tolengoy> is reigning troll-king of cg.com, none above and none beside him.>

Oh absolutely, tolengoying takes some talent and dedication. It can even be funny to read, with all its discombobulated aquatic and tectonic metaphors and its non-aristotelian logic, as long as you don't take it seriously.

Dec-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Tolengeezer's comments are pure unadulterated B.S.

And the years of repeating them have not changed the odor one iota. :-)

Dec-06-14  bugabay: <If you have discovered a truth, tell it first to a parrot! Every new truth needs an insistent repetition!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan>

Repitition is the mother of all perfection....it a drill bit penetrating tiny pea sized brain unable to grasp what truth really means.....

Dec-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: <The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.

~ Hannah Arendt ~>

Dec-07-14  Absentee: <Tolengoy poops his pants.

- Albert Einstein>

Dec-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: The stench is indeed no different, even with all the time which, in other circumstances, might have brought about fermentation and something positive.

No such animal, come to <Glenn The Fool>.

Dec-07-14  bugabay: <perfidious: The stench is indeed no different, even with all the time which, in other circumstances, might have brought about fermentation and something positive.

No such animal, come to <Glenn The Fool>.>

Such is a nature's way of giving a reason to commit to principles....stick with it no matter how it smells...it's the golden crown that makes a man a king...you might not know but <truth> is a splendored thing.

Dec-07-14  bugabay: <chancho: <The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.

~ Hannah Arendt ~>>

I'm glad I have nothing to hide...and lie about. My conscience is free from guilt....The truth has set me free....

Dec-07-14  bugabay: <Troller: I have to tip my hat at <tolengoy>.>

And so do I....I am not taking the credit....I'm not tolengoy....I am only his shadow and just like the sun work, the only time I disappear is at noon time....

Dec-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Tip my hat off to a slimeridden cockroach like tolengeezer??

I'd rather tip my hat a thousand times over to people like <Keypusher, Karpova, Kingcrusher, JessicaFischerQueen, The Focus, Perfidious, Randomvisitor, AnnieK, PhonyBenoni>, and all the others who work in the Biographer's Bistro, and bring useful information, yes, the people who do the legwork to improve this site.

Disrupting the site because some idiot like Glenn Salem has a man crush for Wesley So, and envies Magnus Carlsen, and who trolls about it on a daily basis, deserves no tip of the hat at all, but he surely deserves this for his trolling:

https://thedonnybrookreport.files.w...

Dec-07-14  john barleycorn: <bugabay: ....I'm not tolengoy....I am only his shadow...>

You mean to say <...I am his only shadow...>.

Anyway, time to acknowledge Yu's amazing feat in the strongest open ever putting the #1 and #2 seeded in a little box. Very different from those "opens" where the #1 seeded is automatically the winner - e.g. Las Vegas, Turkey Shoot, Summer Sizzler and Chocolate Milk Drinker's open.

Dec-07-14  kia0708: I',m impressed with Yu.

He won a strong tournament.

No defeats, six wins.

He defeated Giri and Kramnik.

Jun-29-15  ex0duz: <PhilFeeley: <ex0duz: ...and he also win Norway 2013 outright with really aggressive/risky chess, ahead of Carlsen and a great lineup>

While I agree the Chinese players have done really well lately, I am unfamiliar with the above achievement. Are you talking about Yu? This is the only Norway 2013 I could find:

Norway Chess Tournament (2013)

As you can see Yu wasn't there and the only other Chinese player, Wang Hao, ended up at 50%. Perhaps you could clarify?>

Sorry, i meant Biel Chess Festival (2012), where he edged out Carlsen with a spectacular aggressive performance, which paid off since the format was 3-1-0 scoring. But yeah.. Carlsen would have won if it was the 'normal' scoring system(1/0.5/0, but it wasn't.. and thus why all the Carlsen fanbois were out in force after that.. haha

This is one of my favourite tourney wins/comebacks/runs.. same as what Yu Yangyi had in Qatar.. winning in the last round to take the tourney, and against Kramnik no less!

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