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Tradewise Gibraltar Tournament

Hikaru Nakamura7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Richard Rapport7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Levon Aronian7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Nikita Vitiugov7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Michael Adams7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Le Quang Liem7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
David Howell7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Abhijeet Gupta7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Das Debashis7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Jan-Krzysztof Duda7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Grigoriy Oparin7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Wang Hao7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Daniele Vocaturo7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Boris Gelfand7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Sethuraman P Sethuraman7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Emil Davidovich Sutovsky7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Daniil Dubov7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Lance Henderson de La Fuente7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Ori Kobo7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Ivan Cheparinov7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Alexander Motylev7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Vladimir Viktorovich Epishin7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Falko Bindrich7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Mikhail Antipov6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Benjamin Gledura6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Nils Grandelius6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Victor Markovich Mikhalevski6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
* (286 players total; 257 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Tradewise Gibraltar (2018)

The 16th Tradewise Gibraltar Masters took place in Caleta Hotel from January 23 to February 1, 2018. This year had a notably strong line-up with top seeds including Aronian, Nakamura, Harikrishna, Vitiugov, Vachier-Lagrave, Navara, Quang Liem Le, and Ivanchuk.

After 10 rounds, seven players ended on 7.5 points. The rules stipulated a single winner, and only allowed the four players with the best tournament rating performance to proceed to the playoff stage. In the playoff, the winners of the semifinals were Levon Aronian, who beat Richard Rapport, and Maxime Vachier Lagrave, who beat Hikaru Nakamura, thus ending the American's hope of a fourth successive Gibraltar title and a fifth in total. Aronian won both rapid games, but Vachier-Lagrave needed a further pair of blitz games to qualify for the tie-break final, after the two rapid games ended in a draw. The final showdown was thus between Aronian and Vachier-Lagrave. They drew the two scheduled rapid games (with 10 minutes each, and an extra 2 seconds added after each move) and then the first blitz game (3 minutes each plus an add-on of 2 seconds). Finally Aronian managed to win the second blitz game to clinch overall victory. (1, 2)

Official site: https://www.gibchess.com/. Schedule: https://www.gibchess.com/schedule-2.... Crosstable: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr301...

Previous edition: Tradewise Gibraltar (2017).

(1) https://www.gibchess.com/round-10-2..., (2) https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t...

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 364  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Hakobyan vs L Jarmula  ½-½392018Tradewise GibraltarD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. K Sychev vs H Hayrapetyan  ½-½382018Tradewise GibraltarB42 Sicilian, Kan
3. P Papp vs I Saric  ½-½622018Tradewise GibraltarB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
4. S Chanda vs M Lercel  ½-½862018Tradewise GibraltarE46 Nimzo-Indian
5. S Tejaswini vs P Almagro Llamas  ½-½432018Tradewise GibraltarB15 Caro-Kann
6. M Cherigui vs Harshit Raja  ½-½252018Tradewise GibraltarB53 Sicilian
7. Pal Mayank vs D Martinez Martin  ½-½322018Tradewise GibraltarA06 Reti Opening
8. K Solomon vs G Suez-Panama  ½-½712018Tradewise GibraltarE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
9. Shah Dev vs L de La Fuente  ½-½142018Tradewise GibraltarD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. R Akesson vs S Gagare  ½-½302018Tradewise GibraltarD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Ameyalli Avila Fraire vs D Cawdery  ½-½902018Tradewise GibraltarB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
12. M Santos Ruiz vs A Ranaivoharisoa  ½-½432018Tradewise GibraltarA15 English
13. P Michalik vs J Longa Yauca  ½-½1102018Tradewise GibraltarE16 Queen's Indian
14. F M Semprun Martinez vs R Vasquez Schroeder  ½-½362018Tradewise GibraltarA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
15. A Byron vs J F Cuenca Jimenez  ½-½722018Tradewise GibraltarC07 French, Tarrasch
16. Dominik Horvath vs Sutovsky ½-½712018Tradewise GibraltarD85 Grunfeld
17. V Bliumberg vs F Bindrich  ½-½722018Tradewise GibraltarA45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. D Vocaturo vs S R Burns-Mannion  ½-½512018Tradewise GibraltarD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. S del Hemant vs Harikrishna  ½-½882018Tradewise GibraltarA20 English
20. E Iturrizaga vs Marta Garcia Martin  ½-½272018Tradewise GibraltarA13 English
21. Le Quang Liem vs Gupta Prithu  ½-½512018Tradewise GibraltarC50 Giuoco Piano
22. A Gara vs Aronian ½-½422018Tradewise GibraltarB08 Pirc, Classical
23. M Gavilan Diaz vs J C Ibarra Jerez  ½-½392018Tradewise GibraltarC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
24. N Mohota vs G N Gopal  ½-½342018Tradewise GibraltarD71 Neo-Grunfeld
25. Ju Wenjun vs V Plotkin  ½-½512018Tradewise GibraltarA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
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Feb-03-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Agree with <mike1> re the numerous over the top comments.

Nakamura can now officially throw it over--his life is done and he might as well go to poker full time. (rolls eyes)

Maybe Naka and I will cross swords at the WSOP.

Feb-03-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WorstPlayerEver: "I won the tournament!"

(With 50 others lol)

Feb-03-18  SometimesGood: <JustAnotherMaster: Yes <sometimesgood> MC definitely broke him at bullet, his last hold on hope, now he is like a destroyed fighter after having doing his best and getting destroyed, he has nothing worthy left.> Yes, Naka was the best in 4th generation, but Magnus is a 5th generation fighter. Time to go for ramming!
Feb-03-18  SometimesGood: saying this I would prefer Naka's personality to Magnus, not a big fun of these type of guys. Still have to acknowledge his superiority. As human beings I would prefer Wesley, Vishy, Ding and Levon. Add to these Asian guys Adams whose personality is just awesome.
Feb-03-18  Boomie: It would have been easy to have three rapid matches with the highest TPR seeded into to second round. But after all, this is an open tournament and how they decide who gets the trophy is not all that important.
Feb-03-18  JimNorCal: Wow, I like GM So so much more, now that I blocked some annoying commenters!
Feb-03-18  john barleycorn: <JimNorCal: Wow, I like GM So so much more, now that I blocked some annoying commenters!>

Yes, if you cannot handle it, ignore it. The issue will not go away but you can have a happy life.

Feb-03-18  Absentee: First they fight you, then they laugh at you, then they ignore you, then they win.
Feb-04-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WorstPlayerEver: Buy Wesley Soap!
Feb-04-18  Justin Flint: https://vimeo.com/71346622
Feb-04-18  SometimesGood: <john barleycorn: if you cannot handle it, ignore it.> ha-ha, right. i don't ignore anyone:)
Feb-04-18  SometimesGood: <Absentee: First they fight you, then they laugh at you, then they ignore you, then they win.> First they fight you, then they laugh at you, then they ignore you, then they lose.
Feb-04-18  zborris8: <perfidious> Nakamura's shining career may be waning, but think of the third place finisher here, 18 yr old Benjamin Gledura. Now that guy has a bright future!
Feb-05-18  JustAnotherMaster: No one cares about any of you "nutjobs" posting here every day, get a life huh, help out at the homeless shelter or soup kitchen if you are so well off, otherwise stfu. Naka is on fast downward spiral to nothingness, MC can crush him at every speed, and H-Bomb cant even beat 2700s any more, suck-it losers.
Feb-05-18  happyjuggler0: <zborris8: think of the third place finisher here, 18 yr old Benjamin Gledura. Now that guy has a bright future!>

Actually he didn't finish anywhere close to third place; he finished tied for 26th-49th. http://www.chess-results.com/tnr301...

However, his +3 score is indeed impressive against such a field, not to mention at such a young age too.

Feb-05-18  zborris8: <happyjuggler0> I think it's your English. You cannot be "tied" for a place. You are "tied' with a "person" meaning you have the same points as that person. That is why prizes are not awarded separately for same point receivers. They are grouped together and divided equally among players with the same points. First place wins the first prize. If the next nine players have the same points, they are "tied" with each other for second place and the money is grouped together and divided equally among them. Anyway, what it is to you?
Feb-05-18  Illogic: Of course someone can be tied for a place.
Feb-05-18  happyjuggler0: <zborris8>: Someone who finishes third is someone who has 2 people ahead of him. When you have 25 people ahead of you, you are not in third, you are in 26th.
Feb-05-18  Ang Dalubhasa: <zborris8> is referencing something that <Wesley So> himself said. I am not sure, though. ^^
Feb-05-18  Ang Dalubhasa: Heck, he's not referencing, that's what he actually said. LOL
Feb-05-18  zborris8: <happyjuggler0 --> Ang Dalubhasa>

The convo starts about ten posts before this link: Wesley So

Feb-06-18  Pulo y Gata: Besides, Nakamura won this tournament and he taught himself chess.
Feb-10-18  JimNorCal: <Wow, I like GM So so much more, now that I blocked some annoying commenters!>

The downside is that when you go to the "Wesley So" page the comment section is nearly empty! j/k

Feb-10-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  AylerKupp: Under the new placement rules, I would like to congratulate Howell, Gupta, Debashis, Duda, Oparin, Hao, Vocaturo, Gelfand, Sethuraman, Sutovsky, Dubov, Fuente, Kobo, Cheparinov, Motylev, Narayanan, Epishin, and Bindrich for finishing in second place!
Feb-13-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  BPBurton: Where are the game-logs for the tie-break games?
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