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Gideon Japhet Memorial Tournament

Ian Nepomniachtchi6/10(+3 -1 =6)[games]
Peter Svidler5/10(+2 -2 =6)[games]
Vassily Ivanchuk5/10(+2 -2 =6)[games]
Boris Gelfand5/10(+3 -3 =4)[games]
Georg Meier5/10(+3 -3 =4)[games]
Anna Muzychuk4/10(+0 -2 =8)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Gideon Japhet Memorial (2018)

The 4th Gideon Japhet memorial was a rapid tournament played in the Lerner Sport Centre, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 2-6 July 2018. Time control: 25 minutes for the whole game, with 10 seconds increment from move 1. Chief arbiter: Alon Cohen Revivo.

Ian Nepomniachtchi won with 6/10. Crosstable: and

01 02 03 04 05 06 1 Nepomniachtchi ** 0 1 1 1 6 2 Svidler 1 ** 00 1 5 3 Ivanchuk 0 ** 11 0 5 4 Gelfand 0 11 00 ** 1 5 5 Meier 0 0 1 0 ** 11 5 6 Muzychuk 00 ** 4

Official site: TWIC report: report:

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ivanchuk vs I Nepomniachtchi ½-½642018Gideon Japhet MemorialE60 King's Indian Defense
2. Svidler vs A Muzychuk ½-½272018Gideon Japhet MemorialA09 Reti Opening
3. Gelfand vs G Meier  ½-½482018Gideon Japhet MemorialE10 Queen's Pawn Game
4. I Nepomniachtchi vs Ivanchuk 1-0552018Gideon Japhet MemorialB12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. A Muzychuk vs Svidler  ½-½232018Gideon Japhet MemorialB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
6. G Meier vs Gelfand 0-1692018Gideon Japhet MemorialA04 Reti Opening
7. Ivanchuk vs A Muzychuk  ½-½272018Gideon Japhet MemorialC77 Ruy Lopez
8. Svidler vs G Meier  1-0432018Gideon Japhet MemorialC10 French
9. I Nepomniachtchi vs Gelfand 1-0442018Gideon Japhet MemorialB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
10. A Muzychuk vs Ivanchuk ½-½262018Gideon Japhet MemorialC49 Four Knights
11. G Meier vs Svidler  ½-½422018Gideon Japhet MemorialA35 English, Symmetrical
12. Gelfand vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½232018Gideon Japhet MemorialD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. I Nepomniachtchi vs A Muzychuk ½-½632018Gideon Japhet MemorialA06 Reti Opening
14. Svidler vs Gelfand 0-1412018Gideon Japhet MemorialB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
15. Ivanchuk vs G Meier  ½-½242018Gideon Japhet MemorialA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Gelfand vs Svidler  1-0262018Gideon Japhet MemorialE60 King's Indian Defense
17. G Meier vs Ivanchuk 1-0162018Gideon Japhet MemorialA06 Reti Opening
18. A Muzychuk vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½312018Gideon Japhet MemorialB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. G Meier vs A Muzychuk  1-0592018Gideon Japhet MemorialD73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
20. Gelfand vs Ivanchuk 0-1292018Gideon Japhet MemorialD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. Svidler vs I Nepomniachtchi 1-0282018Gideon Japhet MemorialB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
22. A Muzychuk vs G Meier  0-1612018Gideon Japhet MemorialC10 French
23. Ivanchuk vs Gelfand 1-0402018Gideon Japhet MemorialA04 Reti Opening
24. I Nepomniachtchi vs Svidler  ½-½492018Gideon Japhet MemorialC78 Ruy Lopez
25. G Meier vs I Nepomniachtchi  0-1422018Gideon Japhet MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-02-18  GreenLantern: Go Anna!
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  Sokrates: Gideon Japhet seems to have been an honorable, likable man with a genuine passion for chess. The alledged purpose of this tournament is to promote chess in Israel - may they succeed! It seems that the good Svidler has participated before. I wish him the best of luck.
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  OhioChessFan: Usually 6 draws would not be that interesting, but for Muzychuk it's better than expected.
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  Sokrates: Although it's with six draws it is remarkable that Anna M. has passed Svidler, Meier and the old warrior Ivanchuk.
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  Dionysius1: You mean it's remarkable that Anna M has scored more draws than Svidler, Meier and Ivanchuk? Given that she is running last in the field, I think the number of draws she's scored is about as non-news as ever any non-news can get!
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  paavoh: Based on ratings, she was supposed to last anyway. She is not compeletely overrun though, six draws and only two losses in the bag is a good result, IMHO.
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  paavoh: "... supposed to BE last...". Sorry.
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  Sokrates: <Dionysius1> I don't think I posted my observation with the pretention of it being news. It was just an observation after the sixth round.

I called Anna M.'s performance remarkable and still want to call it remarkable now that the tournament is finished. Sure, she lost two games, as did Svidler and Ivanchuk; Gelfand and Meier lost three! Being only two points behind the winner in the company of such battle-hardened players is a remarkable result for a woman whose rating is well over 150 points under the winner. But I guess it's the old story about the glass being half full or half empty. :-)

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  diagonal: Nice line-up mix! It has to be pointed out, that the featured <Gideon Japhet Memorial Cup> event was a <Rapid Tournament>.

During the <4th Gideon Japhet Memorial 2018> in Jerusalem, an Open Festival in classical chess took place, too, namely the <Gideon Japhet Memorial ACP Open Chess Tournament>.

Arkadij Naiditsch, the top seed in the A-section, won as clear first, ahead of GM Tamir Nabaty (Elo 2692, today the second highest ranked player from Israel, just a few points behind Gelfand), ... and on fourth place Mariya Muzychuk.

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