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Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:12 pm

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:43 pm

I shall post interesting games from the event when I find them.


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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:20 pm

A nice win from Stefanova:


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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Post by David Robertson » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:35 pm

Keep an eye on:

Quillan - Dubov [+2.6, but zeitnot}

Gara - Aronian (Black may hold)

I can't stay; must go and play

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:47 pm

David Robertson wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:35 pm
Keep an eye on:

Quillan - Dubov [+2.6, but zeitnot}

Gara - Aronian (Black may hold)

I can't stay; must go and play
Quillan has won.

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Post by Carl Hibbard » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:02 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:43 pm
I shall post interesting games from the event when I find them.
Thanks Jack.
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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:54 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:47 pm
David Robertson wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:35 pm
Keep an eye on:

Quillan - Dubov [+2.6, but zeitnot}

Gara - Aronian (Black may hold)

I can't stay; must go and play
Quillan has won.

Makes up for the time he let off the late Vugar Gashimov with a draw from a winning position in a previous round one in Gibraltar! :shock:

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:06 pm

Aronian was in no mood to hang around today.


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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Post by Steven DuCharme » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:51 pm

Took a while but Nakamura triumphed
I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight :mrgreen:

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Post by Leonard Barden » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:07 am

Round 3 pairings include Praggnanandhaa v Short.....

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:03 pm

Anita Gara has an interesting first three rounds.

1 1 1 GM Aronian Levon 2797 ARM 1,5 w ½
2 58 5 GM Harikrishna P. 2745 IND 1,0 s ½
3 52 7 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2732 RUS 1,0 w

edit : and she can't even get on one of the top fifty show boards!

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:03 pm

A game with four queens:


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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Post by Steven DuCharme » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:44 pm

39...Qxg7 looks better to me
I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight :mrgreen:

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:02 pm

39...Qxg7 40.Qxd1 is easily winning for white, though. The text gives him more chances to go wrong.

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Re: Tradewise Gibraltar Festival 2018

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:54 am

Only 7 players on 3/3; tough event

1 3 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2781 3 3 GM Grandelius Nils 2647 24
2 9 GM Duda Jan-Krzysztof 2724 3 3 GM Gledura Benjamin 2612 30
3 38 GM Antipov Mikhail Al. 2588 3 3 GM Howell David W L 2682 16
4 2 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2793 2½ 3 IM Batsiashvili Nino 2504 78
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