Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2014

Upd. The 3rd round is on the way in Gibraltar. Pairings of top 15 boards:

1 33 GM Fier Alexandr 2572 2 – 2 GM Adams Michael 2754 1 1/2
2 2 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2745 2 – 2 GM Salem A.R. Saleh 2564 37 1-0
3 4 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2737 2 – 2 GM Gopal G.N. 2550 41
4 38 GM Lenderman Aleksandr 2562 2 – 2 GM Kamsky Gata 2709 7 1/2
5 8 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 2707 2 – 2 GM Spraggett Kevin 2544 43 1/2
6 40 GM Anton Guijarro David 2557 2 – 2 GM Harikrishna P. 2706 9 0-1
7 10 GM Navara David 2702 2 – 2 GM Libiszewski Fabien 2533 45 1-0
8 49 GM Oparin Grigoriy 2517 2 – 2 GM Rodshtein Maxim 2682 13
9 14 GM Li Chao B 2680 2 – 2 IM Muzychuk Mariya 2503 55
10 50 GM Gordon Stephen J 2516 2 – 2 GM Movsesian Sergei 2677 15
11 54 GM Xu Jun 2510 2 – 2 GM Cheparinov Ivan 2672 17
12 20 GM Edouard Romain 2658 2 – 2 GM Popilski Gil 2492 61
13 22 GM Agdestein Simen 2627 2 – 2 WGM Tan Zhongyi 2483 63
14 26 GM Wei Yi 2607 2 – 2 IM Henrichs Thomas 2477 67
15 60 GM Debashis Das 2494 2 – 2 GM Van Kampen Robin 2602 27

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Adams-Al Sayed
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Many lower rated players managed to get half points from the elite ones this round! Take a look at the results of the first 15 boards:

1 1 GM Adams Michael 2754 1 1 – 0 1 GM Al-Sayed Mohammed 2476 68
2 70 GM Flear Glenn C 2471 1 0 – 1 1 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2745 2
3 3 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2739 1 ½ – ½ 1 GM Larino Nieto David 2465 72
4 71 GM Galego Luis 2465 1 0 – 1 1 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2737 4
5 5 GM Eljanov Pavel 2733 1 ½ – ½ 1 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2458 74
6 73 IM Docx Stefan 2458 1 ½ – ½ 1 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2715 6
7 7 GM Kamsky Gata 2709 1 1 – 0 1 WGM Guo Qi 2450 76
8 75 IM Pardo Simon David 2450 1 0 – 1 1 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 2707 8
9 9 GM Harikrishna P. 2706 1 1 – 0 1 GM Akesson Ralf 2447 78
10 77 GM Zhukova Natalia 2449 1 0 – 1 1 GM Navara David 2702 10
11 11 GM Rapport Richard 2691 1 ½ – ½ 1 IM Tania Sachdev 2442 80
12 79 IM Porper Edward 2446 1 ½ – ½ 1 GM Short Nigel D 2683 12
13 13 GM Rodshtein Maxim 2682 1 1 – 0 1 IM Kohlweyer Bernd 2437 82
14 81 IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2438 1 0 – 1 1 GM Li Chao B 2680 14
15 15 GM Movsesian Sergei 2677 1 1 – 0 1 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2430 84

As many as 38 players lead after 2 rounds 🙂 .

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Top 15 pairings of the 3rd round

1 33 GM Fier Alexandr 2572 2 – 2 GM Adams Michael 2754 1
2 2 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2745 2 – 2 GM Salem A.R. Saleh 2564 37
3 4 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2737 2 – 2 GM Gopal G.N. 2550 41
4 38 GM Lenderman Aleksandr 2562 2 – 2 GM Kamsky Gata 2709 7
5 8 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 2707 2 – 2 GM Spraggett Kevin 2544 43
6 40 GM Anton Guijarro David 2557 2 – 2 GM Harikrishna P. 2706 9
7 10 GM Navara David 2702 2 – 2 GM Libiszewski Fabien 2533 45
8 49 GM Oparin Grigoriy 2517 2 – 2 GM Rodshtein Maxim 2682 13
9 14 GM Li Chao B 2680 2 – 2 IM Muzychuk Mariya 2503 55
10 50 GM Gordon Stephen J 2516 2 – 2 GM Movsesian Sergei 2677 15
11 54 GM Xu Jun 2510 2 – 2 GM Cheparinov Ivan 2672 17
12 20 GM Edouard Romain 2658 2 – 2 GM Popilski Gil 2492 61
13 22 GM Agdestein Simen 2627 2 – 2 WGM Tan Zhongyi 2483 63
14 26 GM Wei Yi 2607 2 – 2 IM Henrichs Thomas 2477 67
15 60 GM Debashis Das 2494 2 – 2 GM Van Kampen Robin 2602 27

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The 2nd round begins in half an hour! Watch it live on http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.com/live2014/main.htm.

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Jerez-Adams
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The Elite players didn’t have many problems last evening as the first 18 players won their games against lower opposition! The next round promises an interesting struggle again!

Results of top 10 boards

1 128 FM Sanchez Jerez Emilio Miguel 2287 0 0 – 1 0 GM Adams Michael 2754 1

2 2 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2745 0 1 – 0 0 Lombaers Peter 2255 136

3 134 IM Lederman Leon 2257 0 0 – 1 0 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2739 3

4 4 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2737 0 1 – 0 0 IM Haugli Petter 2278 131

5 133 Gukhvat Peter 2268 0 0 – 1 0 GM Eljanov Pavel 2733 5

6 6 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2715 0 1 – 0 0 Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2289 127

7 129 Sos Andreu Eric 2285 0 0 – 1 0 GM Kamsky Gata 2709 7

8 8 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 2707 0 1 – 0 0 WGM Maisuradze Nino 2279 130

9 132 FM Proudian Armen 2273 0 0 – 1 0 GM Harikrishna P. 2706 9

10 10 GM Navara David 2702 0 1 – 0 0 Hommerson Paul 2255 135

Top 10 pairings of the 2nd round

1 1 GM Adams Michael 2754 1 – 1 GM Al-Sayed Mohammed 2476 68

2 70 GM Flear Glenn C 2471 1 – 1 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2745 2

3 3 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2739 1 – 1 GM Larino Nieto David 2465 72

4 71 GM Galego Luis 2465 1 – 1 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2737 4

5 5 GM Eljanov Pavel 2733 1 – 1 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2458 74

6 73 IM Docx Stefan 2458 1 – 1 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2715 6

7 7 GM Kamsky Gata 2709 1 – 1 WGM Guo Qi 2450 76

8 75 IM Pardo Simon David 2450 1 – 1 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 2707 8

9 9 GM Harikrishna P. 2706 1 – 1 GM Akesson Ralf 2447 78

10 77 GM Zhukova Natalia 2449 1 – 1 GM Navara David 2702 10

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As usual (or maybe it is even stronger this year?) the Masters event includes the likes of Adams, Vachier-Lagrave, Ivanchuk, Vitiugov and very many other elite players! It definitely tells something about the tournament when you see that for example, Navara is “only” 10th by rating 🙂

The pairings of top 10 boards

1 128 FM Sanchez Jerez Emilio Miguel 2287 0 – 0 GM Adams Michael 2754 1

2 2 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2745 0 – 0 Lombaers Peter 2255 136

3 134 IM Lederman Leon 2257 0 – 0 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2739 3

4 4 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2737 0 – 0 IM Haugli Petter 2278 131

5 133 Gukhvat Peter 2268 0 – 0 GM Eljanov Pavel 2733 5

6 6 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2715 0 – 0 Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2289 127

7 129 Sos Andreu Eric 2285 0 – 0 GM Kamsky Gata 2709 7

8 8 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 2707 0 – 0 WGM Maisuradze Nino 2279 130

9 132 FM Proudian Armen 2273 0 – 0 GM Harikrishna P. 2706 9

10 10 GM Navara David 2702 0 – 0 Hommerson Paul 2255 135

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