|Leon Masters (2020)|
The 2020 León Masters was a 4-player online knockout tournament held on Chess.com, 10-12 July 2020, as part of the 33rd León Chess Festival. The participants were Leinier Dominguez Perez, Parham Maghsoodloo, Alexey Shirov and Jaime Santos Latasa. The top seeds had the privilege of choosing their opponents for the semifinal. Shirov played Santos in the first semifinal on Friday 10 July, and Dominguez played Maghsoodloo in the second on Saturday 11 July. The winners faced each other in the superfinal on 12 July. The colors for the first game were determined by a drawing of lots on 9 July. Match conditions: best of four games. The time control was 20 minutes for the whole game, with a 10-second increment after each move. In the case of a tie, two 5+3 Blitz games would be played, and if still tied, an Armaggedon game in which colors would be be assigned by chance.
Leinier Dominguez Perez won the event by beating Santos in the final:
Semifinals, 10-11 July Final, 12 July
Official site: http://www.advancedchessleon.com/in...
Dominguez 1100 01 1 4
Maghsoodloo 0011 10 0 3
Dominguez ½½1½ -- - 2½
Santos ½½0½ -- - 1½
Santos 10½½ ½1 - 3½
Shirov 01½½ ½0 - 2½
Chess.com 1: https://www.chess.com/article/view/...
Chess.com 2: https://www.chess.com/news/view/dom...
| page 1 of 1; 17 games
|1. Shirov vs Santos Latasa
|| ||1-0||60||2020||Leon Masters||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|2. Santos Latasa vs Shirov
|| ||½-½||51||2020||Leon Masters||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|3. Shirov vs Santos Latasa
|| ||½-½||41||2020||Leon Masters||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|4. Santos Latasa vs Shirov
|| ||½-½||53||2020||Leon Masters||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|5. Shirov vs Santos Latasa
||0-1||53||2020||Leon Masters||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|6. Santos Latasa vs Shirov
||1-0||47||2020||Leon Masters||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|7. P Maghsoodloo vs Dominguez Perez
||1-0||34||2020||Leon Masters||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|8. P Maghsoodloo vs Dominguez Perez
||½-½||84||2020||Leon Masters||A06 Reti Opening|
|9. Dominguez Perez vs P Maghsoodloo
||1-0||38||2020||Leon Masters||D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation|
|10. P Maghsoodloo vs Dominguez Perez
|| ||1-0||43||2020||Leon Masters||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|11. Dominguez Perez vs P Maghsoodloo
|| ||0-1||36||2020||Leon Masters||A88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6|
|12. Dominguez Perez vs P Maghsoodloo
|| ||1-0||53||2020||Leon Masters||D85 Grunfeld|
|13. P Maghsoodloo vs Dominguez Perez
||0-1||72||2020||Leon Masters||E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3|
|14. Santos Latasa vs Dominguez Perez
|| ||½-½||37||2020||Leon Masters||E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3|
|15. Dominguez Perez vs Santos Latasa
|| ||½-½||48||2020||Leon Masters||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|16. Santos Latasa vs Dominguez Perez
||0-1||33||2020||Leon Masters||E51 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3|
|17. Dominguez Perez vs Santos Latasa
|| ||½-½||37||2020||Leon Masters||B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
| page 1 of 1; 17 games
|Jul-11-20|| ||OhioChessFan: Maghsoodloo put up a good fight but couldn't convert a decent position in the Armageddon game.|
|Jul-11-20|| ||HeMateMe: basically, the players are on the honor system that they won't have Fritz 15 running on a nearby computer?|
|Jul-12-20|| ||jith1207: <The top seeds have the privilege of choosing their opponents for the semifinal.>|
Um....among four participants, so only one top seed would be able to choose his opponent and other two are left with no choice other than playing each other?
|Jul-12-20|| ||Pedro Fernandez: Well, Domínguez had been playing badly, but here he is down from the group.|
|Jul-15-20|| ||savage sanctuary: Poor Shirov way past his prime... Losing to a 2500 in a match. Oh my dear Alexei, Alexei, the once legitimate challenger to Kasparov.|
|Jul-16-20|| ||Pedro Fernandez: Dear <Savage>, nice to know you. Lamentably, this strong GM, Alexey Shirov, it has abruptly declined in his performance. Shirov has defeated world champions and won strong tournaments. Near of 50 years old and GM since the '90s (maybe you were not born, I had (or was) ten). I don't know if you are Letón or Español (I´m not Spaniard), but, anyway, I see that you really appreciate this great GM. Sincerely!|
|Jul-17-20|| ||Pedro Fernandez: Interestingly, this weekend, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn will be aligned. As a bonus, the Moon too! You will not need some telescope.|
|Jul-17-20|| ||jessicafischerqueen: |
|Jul-19-20|| ||savage sanctuary: <Pedro> Hi.
Why no, I'm not Spaniard. And yes, I was alive and kicking in the '90s. Our uncle Rigo, retired professor, came down from Michigan in '96 to pay our family a visit and spoke about chess and a rising star named Alexey Shirov, the comeback of Fischer, among other things.
So yes, I remember fondly his Shirov banter and the game in general.
He left me his wooden chess set which I still have and is now +24 yrs old pieces that he obtained in Hungary.
Good day to you.
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