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🏆 Carlos Torre Memorial (2004)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Vasyl Ivanchuk, Vadim Milov, Sergei Tiviakov, Alexander Graf, Yuniesky Quesada Perez, Neuris Delgado Ramirez, Sarunas Sulskis, Reynaldo Vera, Walter Arencibia Rodriguez, Holden Hernandez Carmenates, Jesus Nogueiras, Juan Carlos Gonzalez Zamora, Gilberto Hernandez Guerrero, Aryam Abreu Delgado, Roberto Martin del Campo, Jesper Norgaard Chess Event Description
Carlos Torre Memorial (2004)

The Wimbledon knockout phase of the 17th Carlos Torre Repetto Memorial took place at the Olimpo Cultural Center in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico from 17-20 December 2004. The participants were the 12 best players after six rounds of the concurrent Carlos Torre Memorial Open (2004), plus four seeded players (Ivanchuk, Quesada, Graf, Milov). The players eliminated in the eighthfinals could rejoin the Open tournament (which had a rest day on 17 December). All four rounds had two games each, plus tiebreak games if necessary. The players received 90 minutes for the whole Classical game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. If 1-1, then two 15 minutes Rapid games (no increment), and if still tied (which did not happen), individual sudden death 5 minutes Blitz games (no increment). The total prize fund of the Wimbledon phase was 228,000 Mexican pesos, with the winner taking home MXN 70,000. The rounds were completed in one day, and playing started at 10 am and 5 pm. Chief organizer: Alejandro Preve. Chief arbiter: Enrique Zaragoza Martinez. N games played: 38.

Vassily Ivanchuk beat Alexander Graf 2-0 in the final. He also gained 160 ACP points.

Eighthfinals (Dec 17) Quarterfinals (Dec 18) Semifinals (Dec 19) Final (Dec 20)

Ivanchuk 11 -- 2 Nogueiras 00 -- 0 Ivanchuk ½½ 11 3 Tiviakov ½½ 00 1 Tiviakov 1½ -- 1½ Hernandez, G 0½ -- ½ Ivanchuk 11 -- 2 Quesada 00 -- 0 Quesada ½1 -- 1½ Abreu ½0 -- ½ Quesada ½½ 11 3 Hernandez, H ½v 00 1 Hernandez, H 1½ -- 1½ Arencibia 0½ -- ½ Ivanchuk 11 -- 2 Graf 00 -- 0 Graf 1½ -- 1½ Del Campo 0½ -- ½ Graf ½1 -- 1½ Sulskis ½0 -- ½ Sulskis ½½ 1½ 2½ Vera ½½ 0½ 1½ Graf ½1 -- 1½ Delgado ½0 -- ½ Delgado ½1 -- 1½ Norgaard ½0 -- ½ Delgado 1½ -- 1½ Milov 0½ -- ½ Milov 10 11 3 Gonzalez 01 00 1

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 38  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Y Quesada Perez vs A Abreu Delgado  ½-½352004Carlos Torre MemorialB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. Milov vs J C Gonzalez Zamora  1-0632004Carlos Torre MemorialE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
3. R Vera vs S Sulskis  ½-½322004Carlos Torre MemorialD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. J C Gonzalez Zamora vs Milov  0-1522004Carlos Torre MemorialE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
5. S Sulskis vs R Vera 1-0252004Carlos Torre MemorialB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. N Delgado Ramirez vs J Norgaard  1-0522004Carlos Torre MemorialC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
7. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs H Hernandez Carmenates  0-1512004Carlos Torre MemorialE15 Queen's Indian
8. S Sulskis vs R Vera  ½-½472004Carlos Torre MemorialB50 Sicilian
9. A Graf vs R Martin del Campo  ½-½482004Carlos Torre MemorialE81 King's Indian, Samisch
10. J C Gonzalez Zamora vs Milov 1-0762004Carlos Torre MemorialA40 Queen's Pawn Game
11. A Abreu Delgado vs Y Quesada Perez  0-1522004Carlos Torre MemorialB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
12. Tiviakov vs G Hernandez Guerrero ½-½512004Carlos Torre MemorialB22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. J Norgaard vs N Delgado Ramirez  ½-½272004Carlos Torre MemorialB50 Sicilian
14. G Hernandez Guerrero vs Tiviakov  0-1422004Carlos Torre MemorialB30 Sicilian
15. Ivanchuk vs J Nogueiras 1-0392004Carlos Torre MemorialC10 French
16. R Vera vs S Sulskis  ½-½552004Carlos Torre MemorialE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
17. R Martin del Campo vs A Graf 0-1222004Carlos Torre MemorialC45 Scotch Game
18. Milov vs J C Gonzalez Zamora  1-0482004Carlos Torre MemorialA40 Queen's Pawn Game
19. H Hernandez Carmenates vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  1-0412004Carlos Torre MemorialB06 Robatsch
20. J Nogueiras vs Ivanchuk 0-1372004Carlos Torre MemorialD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. H Hernandez Carmenates vs Y Quesada Perez  ½-½472004Carlos Torre MemorialB23 Sicilian, Closed
22. H Hernandez Carmenates vs Y Quesada Perez  0-1332004Carlos Torre MemorialB23 Sicilian, Closed
23. Ivanchuk vs Tiviakov 1-0472004Carlos Torre MemorialE17 Queen's Indian
24. Y Quesada Perez vs H Hernandez Carmenates  1-0802004Carlos Torre MemorialC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. Tiviakov vs Ivanchuk 0-1472004Carlos Torre MemorialC24 Bishop's Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-22-04  iron maiden: That's two strong performances in a row for Ivanchuk, counting the Olympiad.
Dec-22-04  siggemannen: was this a blitz tourney because the games looks more like my 5 0 efforts than games by GM's
Dec-22-04  iron maiden: No, all the games were regular time control, except the rapid playoffs.
Dec-23-04  Pawsome: Ivanchuk is just a way out in front of his opposition, check out the Berlin Defense he essays against Quezada, for example.
Dec-23-04  Clubfoot: Three strong performances in a row if you count the Euro championships in Turkey. I'd nominate Chuk for player of the year. The Moro-style win with the Black pieces against Moro at the Olympiad was another piece of Chuk-style mimicry, killer beyond killer.
Dec-24-04  acirce: <No, all the games were regular time control> So they played two such games per day? It's of course possible, just not so common.
Dec-24-04  iron maiden: It was the 13th to the 21st, right? That'd be nine days for eight games, not counting rapid tie-breaks.
Dec-24-04  acirce: says Ivanchuk beat Nogueiras 2-0 the 17th, Tiviakov 3-1 the 18th, Quezada 2-0 the 19th and Graf 2-0 the 20th. I think they began with a preliminary tournament to decide which ones to join the KO phase together which those who were automatically qualified, or something like that.
Dec-30-04  tachun5marinerito: I am from mexico and i am a new player
Dec-31-04  Lawrence: Hi <tachun5marinerito>, a warm welcome and bienvenido from all of us, and felíz año nuevo.
Apr-01-05  coffee monster: Hmmmm. Seems like some of these games were classical after all. FIDE has counted 8 of Ivanchuk's games in the April rating list. That means that on the 18th December he played 2 classical and 2 rapid games against Tiviakov. Most odd and I expect very tiring, no wonder Chucky always looks so sleepy.
Apr-01-05  hintza: <no wonder Chucky always looks so sleepy.> Wow, you may just have solved the mystery of why Ivanchuk spends most of his time with his eyes closed during his games! Well, maybe not *most* of his time, but I have heard he often analyses over-the-board positions in such a way.

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