Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

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Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:18 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote: 120 247 Tveten Per 1486 0 0 FM Thavandiran Shiyam 2367 120
In the finest traditions of British organised events, late entrants or repairing has been allowed. The results for round 1 report
120 255 Tveten Per 1486 0 0 - 1 0 FM Thavandiran Shiyam 2367 120
121 154 WIM Pratyusha Bodda 2247 0 1 - 0 0 Ramirez Leyva Freddy 1862 236
122 247 Day Christopher 1760 0 0 - 1 0 Aroven Mikael 2172 175
123 183 FM Smith Andrew Philip 2152 0 1 - 0 0 Robles Bryan 1711 249
124 251 Kuenitz Klaus 1690 0 0 - 1 0 Herzwurm Robert 2143 186
125 235 Newbry Benjamin J 1879 0 1 - 0 0 Lapusan Razvan 1525 254
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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters

Post by Joshua Gibbs » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:31 pm

I say Ivanchuk will win it
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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:17 am

New topic created for this year's event.

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:41 pm

David Sedgwick had a great start in Challengers A, but sadly back to 50 % now.

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:28 pm

Anna Muzychuk was in no mood to hang around this afternoon.


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Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:34 pm

Black mixing systems a little there
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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:44 pm

JustinHorton wrote:Black mixing systems a little there
11. .. b4 is flagged by engines as a tactical error. 11. .. Nd7 and 11. .. Na4 have been played before with the usual "slightly better for White" assessment. Not that I have any experience of this type of position with either colour.

Craig Pritchett had the move 11 position as White at the 1972 Olympiad. His opponent retreated the Knight.

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by John Moore » Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:08 pm

Abhijeet Gupta is two pawns down in a Rook endgame against Frank Buchenau - a 49 year old German rated 2274. Maybe the first shock.

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:07 pm

There's also Lombaers - Short.

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Tim Harding » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:19 pm

Robert Bellin has drawn with Gelfand!

At the Gibraltar opening ceremony they usually have a random draw of 2300+ players to see who will play the top four seeds and that's why in 2016 he met Hikaru (with Black). Then after an easy win in round 2 he had to play Li Chao with Black in round 3 which was tough. He withdrew soon afterwards so it's good to see him getting White against the high seed and doing well this time.

Gupta has just lost and Nigel is about to lose.
A big result (board 29) is that young Spaniard Emilio Sanchez Jerez (who beat me last year in round 2) has defeated GM Oparin (2625).
Ivanchuk may only be drawing and Yu Yangyi stands a bit worse.
Alan Tate is putting up a good fight against Ganguly (double minor piece ending).

PS: Nigel has been reprieved by a mistake at move 44 (Rb1 was correct) and is threatening mate. Engine says 0.0 but probably anything can happen depending on the clocks and opponent's nerves. It looks as if a Q ending will arise.
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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:22 pm

Tim Harding wrote: Gupta has just lost and Nigel is about to lose.
But no, Lombaers has just thrown away the win with one careless move.

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:23 pm

Tim Harding wrote:Nigel is about to lose.
Are you sure about that?

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:24 pm

Tim Harding wrote: Gupta has just lost and Nigel is about to lose.
Nigel's opponent has just blundered or miscalculated and will have to settle(!) for a draw.

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:27 pm

An interesting game from the middle of the tournament:


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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Masters 2017

Post by Tim Harding » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:28 pm

These things happen. It wouldn't surprise me if Nigel won now. After 44 Rb1 there would have been no mate threat. Now 45 Qd4 (exchanging rooks) is the main line, maybe the only move?
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