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🏆 Leon Masters (2020)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Leinier Dominguez Perez, Alexey Shirov, Parham Maghsoodloo, Jaime Santos Latasa

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
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

Dominguez 1100 01 1 4 Maghsoodloo 0011 10 0 3 Dominguez ½½1½ -- - 2½ Santos ½½0½ -- - 1½ Santos 10½½ ½1 - 3½ Shirov 01½½ ½0 - 2½

Official site: http://www.advancedchessleon.com/in...
Chess.com 1: https://www.chess.com/article/view/...
Chess.com 2: https://www.chess.com/news/view/dom...
ChessBase: https://en.chessbase.com/post/domin...
TWIC: https://theweekinchess.com/chessnew...

 page 1 of 1; 17 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Santos Latasa vs Shirov 1-0472020Leon MastersD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Shirov vs J Santos Latasa  1-0602020Leon MastersC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. J Santos Latasa vs Shirov  ½-½512020Leon MastersD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Shirov vs J Santos Latasa  ½-½412020Leon MastersB12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. J Santos Latasa vs Shirov  ½-½532020Leon MastersD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Shirov vs J Santos Latasa 0-1532020Leon MastersB12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. P Maghsoodloo vs L Dominguez ½-½842020Leon MastersA06 Reti Opening
8. L Dominguez vs P Maghsoodloo 1-0382020Leon MastersD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
9. P Maghsoodloo vs L Dominguez  1-0432020Leon MastersD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
10. L Dominguez vs P Maghsoodloo  0-1362020Leon MastersA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
11. P Maghsoodloo vs L Dominguez 1-0342020Leon MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
12. L Dominguez vs P Maghsoodloo  1-0532020Leon MastersD85 Grunfeld
13. P Maghsoodloo vs L Dominguez 0-1722020Leon MastersE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
14. J Santos Latasa vs L Dominguez  ½-½372020Leon MastersE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
15. L Dominguez vs J Santos Latasa  ½-½482020Leon MastersC78 Ruy Lopez
16. J Santos Latasa vs L Dominguez 0-1332020Leon MastersE51 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
17. L Dominguez vs J Santos Latasa  ½-½372020Leon MastersB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-11-20
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  OhioChessFan: Maghsoodloo put up a good fight but couldn't convert a decent position in the Armageddon game.
Jul-11-20
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  HeMateMe: basically, the players are on the honor system that they won't have Fritz 15 running on a nearby computer?
Jul-12-20
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  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
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  Pedro Fernandez: Well, Domínguez had been playing badly, but here he is down from the group.
Jul-15-20
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  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
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  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
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  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
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<Pedro Fernandez>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILS...

Jul-19-20
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  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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