| page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 320
|1. Minghui Xu vs Yan Liu
|| ||½-½||22||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||E12 Queen's Indian|
|2. Lu Shanglei vs G Munkhgal
|| ||1-0||49||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||C02 French, Advance|
|3. Yiye Wang vs S L Narayanan
|| ||0-1||49||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|4. Zhou Jianchao vs Chen Zou
|| ||½-½||41||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|5. Yankai Li vs M Oleksienko
|| ||½-½||22||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|6. Ju Wenjun vs Harshit Raja
|| ||½-½||72||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||E10 Queen's Pawn Game|
|7. N Batsiashvili vs Wen Yang
|| ||½-½||32||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||E39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation|
|8. Xiangyu Xu vs Yan Fang
|| ||½-½||53||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||E09 Catalan, Closed|
|9. J Xie vs Yinglun Xu
|| ||½-½||36||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|10. Zeng Chongsheng vs Qi b Chen
|| ||½-½||80||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||C53 Giuoco Piano|
|11. J S Azarya vs Lagno
|| ||0-1||93||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O|
|12. S Megaranto vs W Lin
|| ||½-½||51||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|13. Sugar Gan-Erdene vs T Batchuluun
|| ||½-½||42||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||C48 Four Knights|
|14. Zhao Zong-Yuan vs H Gusain
|| ||½-½||46||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||B07 Pirc|
|15. Wei Chao Chu vs Li Tian Yeoh
|| ||1-0||47||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||A60 Benoni Defense|
|16. Di Li vs Lin Yi
|| ||1-0||37||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||A15 English|
|17. Zeyu Xiang vs B D Deac
|| ||½-½||59||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|18. S P Sethuraman vs Yuanhe Zhao
|| ||½-½||40||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||C42 Petrov Defense|
|19. Guanchu Liu vs Zhao Jun
|| ||0-1||41||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||B32 Sicilian|
|20. Wei Yi vs Tan Zhongyi
|| ||½-½||34||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||A13 English|
|21. Changren Dai vs Yu Yangyi
|| ||½-½||23||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||B33 Sicilian|
|22. Wang Hao vs Tingjie Lei
|| ||1-0||49||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||C42 Petrov Defense|
|23. Zhihang Xu vs Le Quang Liem
|| ||½-½||56||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System|
|24. B Amin vs Mihajlo Radovanovic
|| ||½-½||46||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||C00 French Defense|
|25. Lou Yiping vs M Matlakov
|| ||½-½||29||2019||Belt and Road Hunan Open||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
| page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 320
|Jul-31-19|| ||wtpy: Prizes are not shared with places determined by mathematical tiebreaks. Maybe that will make people take more chances to get full points otherwise thousands of dollars could all be determined by a tiebreak that you can't know the result of until last round is over.|
|Aug-03-19|| ||csmath: There are already 5 rounds. Wang Hao, Ganguly, Cheparinov and Bassem in lead with 4 out of 5.|
Ganguly beat Wei Yi in 16 moves after crazy opening where Wei Yi started ill-conceived tactical attack with mate threats but missed simple and strong response of white. In fact he was losing the game in 13 moves and in desperation he simply gave up the queen in 16th move and resigned.
The tactics in his head gets ahead of him.
|Aug-03-19|| ||csmath: Cheparinov is a sole leader after beating Wang Hao in the 6th round, 5 out of 6. For some reason a player like Wang Hao has chosen QG Declined and got himself into passive position. Then of course he started making further mistakes and finally committed (hard to see) error allowing Cheparinov very nice combination in 30th move that quickly decided the game. |
Cheparinov is followed by Yu Yangyi, Ganguly and Amin Bassem with 4.5.
|Aug-03-19|| ||csmath: Pairings for the 7th round will be decisive, Ganguly-Cheparinov, Yu Yangyi-Amin Bassem. Wang Hao has a chance to get back as white against Lupulescu, I expect this to be a good game.|
Wei Yi (who missed a win in 6th round) and Le Quang Liem also have chance to repair their sub-par performance so far as white against inferior opponents.
There are some great games in this tournament.
|Aug-04-19|| ||csmath: Ganguly takes the lead with 5.5/7. he has beaten Cheparinov in a rooks ending with a lot of errors, quite a disappointment.|
Amin Bassem and Yu Yangyi split the game 1/2-1/2, objectively equal but hardly drawish. Wang Hao and Wei Yi won their games but Le Quang Liem could not win his. Vallejo won his game against Megaranto and joined the group following Ganguly (Amin, Vallejo, Wang Hao, Cheparinov and Yu all at 5/7).
|Aug-04-19|| ||Pedro Fernandez: <<csmath>: There are some great games in this tournament.> Hey <csmath>, as you may have noticed, the number of games is huge, so, can you point out a few games that you think are interesting? Thanks in advance and greetings!|
|Aug-05-19|| ||SChesshevsky: Cheparinov - Wang Hao was very interesting. Looked like black equalized and might of got a three-peat at 20. Bb3 by going back 20...Re8.|
But instead went for more with 20...Qb6. Seems might have misjudged weakness of no rooks down the center and got worse. Then appeared to get outplayed tactically from there. Thought it was a nice game with key positional and tactical aspects.
|Aug-05-19|| ||csmath: Amin Bassem (vs Cheparinov) and Ganguly (versus Wang Hao) won their games and it is now the race between two of them, Ganguly 6.5/7, Amin 6/8.|
Wang Hao blundered better position into a loss.
Le Quang Liem is a separate story, with a rating 2713 he is now at 4/8, 50%, after losing to Zheng Chongsheng in an amateur style blunder.
I also wonder how artificial high ratings are. For example Wei Yi, Evgeny Najer, and Naiditsch are all on 4.5/8. My guess is that guys like Anish Giri and Dominguez would quickly lose their rating if they would play events like this.
|Aug-05-19|| ||Troller: <I also wonder how artificial high ratings are. For example Wei Yi, Evgeny Najer, and Naiditsch are all on 4.5/8. My guess is that guys like Anish Giri and Dominguez would quickly lose their rating if they would play events like this.>|
Not so sure, e.g. Reykjavik Open (2017)
Ratings simply reflect past results; they have also, however, proven to be quite accurate with regards to predicting results. Of course there is a difference between an open Swiss and a closed Invitational, but most top players have done both with good results.
As you point out, right now it is remarkable how many top players are paddling about in the middle of the table here. Naiditsch is known for a roller coaster rating profile but LQL usually delivers in these events. On the other side, for both Ganguly and Amin it would be probably their career best to claim overall victory here.
|Aug-05-19|| ||csmath: You are probably right on abilities of highly rated guys. But there is a big difference between invitational and Swiss. For one thing, no rest days. Also no time for preparation versus unknown opponents, it is really a sheer talent and form at the moment. Sometimes these highly rated guys blow opponents out of the water and then they struggle with 200-300 points lower opposition. But it is nice to see it is possible to beat anybody given on a good day.|
I think Ganguly is a bit lucky here because if Wang Hao was a bit more concentrated the top would have looked quite different. But then again what can you do without luck anyway. :-)
|Aug-06-19|| ||csmath: Ganguly wins the tournament.
Amazingly enough Vallejo had a chance to beat him with blacks but decided to go for simplifications in 36th move instead of continuing ending in superior and possibly won position.
Amin drew, Cheparinov won, Wang Hao won, Yu is currently winning as well, Le Q.L. is winning surely as well, escaping from the 50% swamp. Nevertheless the first place is already decided. This is probably the biggest result of Ganguly's career, he played well and punished opponents (Wei Yi, Cheparinov) when they made mistakes.
|Aug-06-19|| ||Troller: Yes, congrats to Ganguly. You need a little luck sometimes but you also have to spot and take the opportunities, and he did that well. Naiditsch lost also last round and is dropping 18.4 rating points. In December he was 2736, now he is 2656...|
|Aug-06-19|| ||csmath: Notice Ju Wenjun result +2 without a loss.
She is women's World Champion for a reason
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