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Chucky Is King Of The Rock

  • SonofPearl
  • on 03.02.11 11:32.

Vassily Ivanchuk won his last three games at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival to win the Masters event with a fantastic score of 9/10.

Only Nigel Short had a chance of catching the Ukrainian, but his loss against him in round six (as shown in the previous report) proved crucial.  Short finished clear second with 8.5/10.

The Georgian Nana Dzagnidze was the top placed woman with a score of 7/10, just edging out Melia Salome by virtue of a superior tie-break score.

Defending champion Michael Adams was undefeated, but finished back in 20th with 6.5/10 after failing to match the pace of the leaders.

Ivanchuk and Short await their victims in the final round (picture from the official website)

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The top final standings of the Gibraltar Masters 2011



Name FED Elo Pts TB
1 GM Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2764 9.0 2968
2 GM Short Nigel D ENG 2658 8.5 2883
3 GM Kulaots Kaido EST 2577 7.5 2750
4 GM Roiz Michael ISR 2649 7.5 2743
5 GM Caruana Fabiano ITA 2721 7.0 2681
6 GM Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2550 7.0 2672
7 GM Gopal Geetha Narayanan IND 2597 7.0 2651
8 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2698 7.0 2648
9 GM Harikrishna Pentala IND 2667 7.0 2647
10 GM Georgiev Kiril BUL 2669 7.0 2641
11 GM Lafuente Pablo ARG 2561 7.0 2637
12 GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter ROU 2678 7.0 2629
13 IM Melia Salome GEO 2449 7.0 2610
14 GM Kacheishvili Giorgi GEO 2585 7.0 2608
15 GM Erdos Viktor HUN 2593 7.0 2607
16 GM Ikonnikov Vyacheslav RUS 2580 7.0 2598
17 GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2634 7.0 2538

GM Fier Alexandr BRA 2571 7.0 2538
19 GM Fridman Daniel GER 2655 6.5 2695
20 GM Adams Michael ENG 2723 6.5 2665
21 IM Kosintseva Nadezhda RUS 2552 6.5 2654
22 GM Bologan Viktor MDA 2693 6.5 2623
23 GM Buhmann Rainer GER 2572 6.5 2598
24 GM Mikhalevski Victor ISR 2579 6.5 2595
25 GM Akobian Varuzhan USA 2618 6.5 2583
26 GM Onischuk Alexander USA 2689 6.5 2575
27 IM Bellaiche Anthony FRA 2458 6.5 2568
28 GM Edouard Romain FRA 2634 6.5 2550
29 GM Berg Emanuel SWE 2627 6.5 2548
30 IM Harika Dronavalli IND 2520 6.5 2537
31 IM Zatonskih Anna USA 2493 6.5 2530
32 GM Gallagher Joseph G SUI 2501 6.5 2482
33 IM Vaibhav Suri IND 2421 6.5 2472
34 GM Zhukova Natalia UKR 2441 6.5 2447
35 GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2593 6.5 2440
36 GM Le Roux Jean-Pierre FRA 2551 6.5 2425
37
Henriksson Johan SWE 2243 6.5 2335
38 GM Sengupta Deep IND 2530 6.0 2673
39 GM Korchnoi Viktor SUI 2544 6.0 2632
40 GM Sasikiran Krishnan IND 2690 6.0 2607
41 GM Zhu Chen QAT 2495 6.0 2572
42 GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2641 6.0 2542
43 IM Fernandez Romero Ernesto ESP 2453 6.0 2505
44 GM Cmilyte Viktorija LTU 2526 6.0 2504
45 GM Lemos Damian ARG 2553 6.0 2493
46 GM Kanep Meelis EST 2531 6.0 2486
47 GM Soffer Ram ISR 2489 6.0 2470
48 GM El Debs Felipe De Cresce BRA 2499 6.0 2465
49 GM Kosintseva Tatiana RUS 2570 6.0 2463
50 IM Vernay Clovis FRA 2446 6.0 2442
51 GM Robson Ray USA 2532 6.0 2441
52 IM Das Arghyadip IND 2479 6.0 2440
53 GM Cabrera Alexis ESP 2518 6.0 2438
54 FM Andersen Mads DEN 2410 6.0 2415
55 IM Wohl Aleksandar H AUS 2409 6.0 2407
56 FM Jones Richard S WLS 2361 6.0 2396
57 IM Boskovic Drasko SRB 2412 6.0 2388


Tate Alan SCO 2292 6.0 2388
59 FM Illner Achim Dr GER 2345 6.0 2375
60
Zygouris Hristos GRE 2215 6.0 2355
61 IM Slavin Alexei RUS 2417 6.0 2351
62
Daurelle Herve FRA 2243 6.0 2350
63 IM Gaponenko Inna UKR 2466 6.0 2334
64
Montero Melendez Rafael ESP 2265 6.0 2270
65 GM Rapport Richard HUN 2531 5.5 2566
66 GM Speelman Jon S ENG 2524 5.5 2488
67 FM Forsaa Espen NOR 2306 5.5 2485
68 IM Nezad Husein Aziz QAT 2420 5.5 2480
69 GM Felgaer Ruben ARG 2585 5.5 2478
70
Valgmae Toomas EST 2190 5.5 2461
71 IM Krush Irina USA 2483 5.5 2457
72 WGM Calzetta Ruiz Monica ESP 2284 5.5 2423
73 IM Battaglini Gabriel FRA 2437 5.5 2415
74 IM Thomassen Joachim NOR 2404 5.5 2380
75 FM Getz Nicolai NOR 2334 5.5 2379
76 IM Karim Ismael MAR 2375 5.5 2368
77
Nuri Kambez SUI 2300 5.5 2366
78 GM Al-Sayed Mohammed QAT 2490 5.5 2357
79 FM Stokke Kjetil NOR 2413 5.5 2351
80 GM Bellon Lopez Juan Manuel ESP 2404 5.5 2345
81
Sipila Vilka FIN 2269 5.5 2338
82 IM Kolbus Dietmar GER 2332 5.5 2326
83
Navarrete Espi Samuel ESP 2095 5.5 2325
84 GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2546 5.5 2320
85 FM Garcia Jimenez Francisco Javie ESP 2274 5.5 2304
86
Malmdin Nils-Ake SWE 2272 5.5 2286

CM Urbina Perez Juan Antonio ESP 2189 5.5 2286
88
Meskovs Nikita LAT 2243 5.5 2281
89 FM Bergstrom Rolf SWE 2307 5.5 2277
90 GM Cramling Pia SWE 2516 5.5 2267
91 FM Sanchez Louis FRA 2262 5.5 2264
92
Daumen Michael GER 2130 5.5 2190
93
Valhondo Morales Ruben ESP 1948 5.5 2079
94 WFM Wilson Alexandra SUI 2037 5.5 2054

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Kommentare


  • vor 4 Jahre

    Carlsen_2814

    if there is a 2700 player in the tournament, that person usually wins.

  • vor 4 Jahre

    schleichnaldo

    wow some real middle game and endgame knowledge here + tactic super beats, those GM's are insane.

  • vor 4 Jahre

    Appa

    @ by ira123 - nooo, Nb8 and all is pissed !!

  • vor 4 Jahre

    Feci

    @ira123. nope: there's 21. kd7.

  • vor 4 Jahre

    _valentin_

    Nana Dzagnidze's win over Vallejo-Pons is a wonderful game for white.  In no way inferior than the other games shown here, and I would say quite memorable if you're a player of the variation they used (with either color).

  • vor 4 Jahre

    ira123

    In this game:Caruana, Fabiano (2721) vs. Ivanchuk, Vassily (2764) wouldn't 21:Qa8 mean checkmate?????

  • vor 4 Jahre

    dave_9990

    @JKO: Yeah I know.

    @LazyBugger: I think the win is because the bishop can't leave the diagonal, unless they are out of time I think that means the knight and king will eventually capture the other pawns.

  • vor 4 Jahre

    WilsonYiuWahWong

    An amazing for Ivanchuk! The way Nigel gets beat down in some tournaments, its easy to forget hes a strong player.

  • vor 4 Jahre

    mishanp

    Here's a brilliant interview with the winner, Vassily Ivanchuk: http://www.chessintranslation.com/2011/02/vassily-ivanchuk-i-can-still-become-world-champion/

  • vor 4 Jahre

    El_Gremio

    korchnoi! tough dude!

    i liked his games.

    and pogonina i am impressed as well!

  • vor 4 Jahre

    s32

    Oh OOPS!Undecided

  • vor 4 Jahre

    jrolder

    In this game:Caruana, Fabiano (2721) vs. Ivanchuk, Vassily (2764) wouldn't 24:Qa8 mean checkmate?


    24 Qa8+ Nb8 and the black queen will reign supreme.

  • vor 4 Jahre

    CSR

    I actually got 6/10 too, but Chess Results has forgotten to update my result after the last round.

     Natalia,

     You are a 10/10 in my books. Wink 

    Sorry, couldn't resist. Anyway, nice performance.

  • vor 4 Jahre

    iguna

    Congrats not just for Chucky for his performance, but also for Korchnoi for his age!

  • vor 4 Jahre

    sryiwannadraw

    9/10 someone stop tha beast

  • vor 4 Jahre

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina

    I actually got 6/10 too, but Chess Results has forgotten to update my result after the last round.

  • vor 4 Jahre

    friki

    @Kasparov22 asking if a 2700+ player is good tactically is like asking "Is the pope catholic?"

  • vor 4 Jahre

    kasparov22

    I noticed that Ivanchuk wins usually by a tactic. He is tactically very strong. Do youy agree with me ?

  • vor 4 Jahre

    NicoHaag

    @ dave_9990

    @ sheardp

    The "analysis" to Ivanchuck - Roiz does not meet the position.

    After 41.Nb6 there is nothing left Black can do.

    The suggested move 41.Kf7 makes no sense and loses outright to the pawn advance.

    Otherwise one way to win is to transfer the white king to e3 and play for the break d4-d5. The black B cannot take. This gives the white king the sqare d4. The a-pawn deflects the the black king. The white king penetrates on the black squares. This is a comfortable way home and Black can't do anything.

    Best regards

  • vor 4 Jahre

    JKO

    @dave_9990

    43....Bb5 is a mistake. That can be met with nd6 winning the bishop.

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