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🏆 Nutcracker Match of the Generations (2020)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Boris Gelfand, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Alexey Shirov, Evgeny Najer, Andrey Esipenko, Alexey Sarana, Daniil Yuffa, Semyon Lomasov

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Nutcracker Match of the Generations (2020)

The 6th Nutcracker tournament took place in the Botvinnik Central Chess Club in Moscow, Russia from 4-9 March 2020. It saw a team of Kings (Tomashevsky, Gelfand, Shirov, Najer) play Scheveningen matches in classical and rapid chess against a team of Princes (Sarana, Esipenko, Yuffa, Lomasov). Each player first played a Classical game (90 minutes/40 moves + 30 minutes till the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1) against each member of the opposing team. They then played two Rapid games (15 minutes + a 10-second increment) against each opposing player. The classical games were worth double, i. e. 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. The organizers were the Chess Federation of Russia and the Ladya Foundation. Tournament director: Mark Gluhovsky. Chief arbiter: Dmitry Shakhov.

Kings defeated Princes 35-29.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 48  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Najer vs A Sarana  ½-½412020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. Shirov vs A Esipenko  ½-½402020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. D Yuffa vs Tomashevsky 0-1652020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Semyon Lomasov vs Gelfand  ½-½582020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
5. A Esipenko vs Gelfand 1-0362020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsA33 English, Symmetrical
6. A Sarana vs Tomashevsky  ½-½402020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsA22 English
7. Shirov vs Semyon Lomasov 1-0312020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsC02 French, Advance
8. E Najer vs D Yuffa  ½-½412020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
9. A Esipenko vs E Najer  1-0392020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsA28 English
10. D Yuffa vs Shirov  ½-½402020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
11. Tomashevsky vs Semyon Lomasov 1-0302020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
12. Gelfand vs A Sarana  ½-½402020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
13. Gelfand vs D Yuffa  ½-½422020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. Tomashevsky vs A Esipenko  ½-½402020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsC67 Ruy Lopez
15. A Sarana vs Shirov  ½-½572020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. Semyon Lomasov vs E Najer 1-0772020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Shirov vs Semyon Lomasov 0-1312020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsC02 French, Advance
18. A Sarana vs Tomashevsky 1-0302020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
19. A Esipenko vs Gelfand  ½-½662020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsA33 English, Symmetrical
20. Semyon Lomasov vs E Najer  ½-½162020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsC45 Scotch Game
21. A Sarana vs Shirov 1-0492020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. Tomashevsky vs A Esipenko  ½-½452020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsC77 Ruy Lopez
23. Gelfand vs D Yuffa 1-0882020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
24. E Najer vs D Yuffa  ½-½622020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
25. Gelfand vs A Sarana  1-0482020Nutcracker Match of the GenerationsA07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 48  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-11-20  jith1207: Tomashevsky is in Senior category now

:-)

Mar-12-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: Yeah, that surprised me too... ;s
Mar-13-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: It's good they don't use that name for men v women tournaments
Mar-13-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: Whoah... now I totally want them to!

In the name of equality, of course. =)

Mar-20-20  Everett: Equality of unequals.

Forced "equality"

Mar-20-20  pdvossen: I thought this was a kind of fun tourney to follow.

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