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Ruy Lopez Chess Festival Tournament

Michael Adams5.5/7(+4 -0 =3)[games]
Pengxiang Zhang5/7(+4 -1 =2)[games]
Humpy Koneru4.5/7(+3 -1 =3)[games]
Gabriel Sargissian4.5/7(+2 -0 =5)[games]
Fabiano Caruana2.5/7(+2 -4 =1)[games]
Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga2/7(+0 -3 =4)[games]
Manuel Perez Candelario2/7(+1 -4 =2)[games]
Yifan Hou2/7(+1 -4 =2)[games]

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Zhang vs M Perez Candelario 1-0442008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalB54 Sicilian
2. Y Hou vs Caruana 0-11072008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalB42 Sicilian, Kan
3. Koneru vs G Sargissian  ½-½352008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalE15 Queen's Indian
4. Adams vs Granda Zuniga  ½-½442008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalC42 Petrov Defense
5. Granda Zuniga vs M Perez Candelario  ½-½622008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Adams vs Koneru 1-0442008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
7. G Sargissian vs Y Hou  ½-½322008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalE15 Queen's Indian
8. Caruana vs P Zhang 0-1412008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalB32 Sicilian
9. Koneru vs Granda Zuniga 1-0222008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. Y Hou vs Adams 0-1372008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalC78 Ruy Lopez
11. P Zhang vs G Sargissian 0-1462008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalC45 Scotch Game
12. M Perez Candelario vs Caruana 0-1342008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalB42 Sicilian, Kan
13. Adams vs P Zhang  ½-½192008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalB30 Sicilian
14. G Sargissian vs M Perez Candelario ½-½342008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. Koneru vs Y Hou ½-½472008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
16. Granda Zuniga vs Caruana  ½-½502008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Y Hou vs Granda Zuniga 1-0162008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. M Perez Candelario vs Adams 0-1382008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
19. P Zhang vs Koneru  ½-½172008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalC50 Giuoco Piano
20. Caruana vs G Sargissian 0-1532008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
21. Granda Zuniga vs G Sargissian ½-½472008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Koneru vs M Perez Candelario  1-0312008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. Y Hou vs P Zhang 0-1562008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
24. Adams vs Caruana 1-0312008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalB42 Sicilian, Kan
25. G Sargissian vs Adams  ½-½182008Ruy Lopez Chess FestivalE17 Queen's Indian
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Apr-10-08  firebyrd: Tournament site: < >

Also results at: < >

Apr-11-08  Octavia: thanks for the links - i couldn't find it anywhere else. After Mickey's dismal affair with the comp, he's getting back to winning again!
Apr-11-08  Method B: who else would be in charge at the ruy lopez chess festival than mickey adams?

(please note there is no joke with names like hou in this post)

Apr-11-08  Knight13: yeeeaaah adams!!!
Apr-11-08  fromoort: A C64 game from Adams!
Apr-12-08  brankat: Is the tournament over now, or is it a double round robin?
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  kasp: <brankat> The tournament is over.Adams won with 5.5/7
Apr-12-08  laserlight: Very disappointing for Hou Yifan, considering that this comes right after her victory in Turkey. She was expected to score 2.5 to 3 points, but only scored 2 points for a performance rating of 2461.
Apr-12-08  percyblakeney: Caruana can't be too happy either, after losing his last three games, while Koneru did well and went +3 in the last 5 rounds.
Apr-12-08  didrayer: Please, it's not Mérdia, but Mérida. Thanks.
Apr-12-08  DarthStapler: Good performance for Adams so far
Apr-12-08  Ipecac: <didrayer: Please, it's not Mérdia, but Mérida. Thanks.>

Also, "Mierda" is the colloquial for "excrement" in Spanish, so I really suggest a change.

Apr-12-08  weisyschwarz: I think you-know-Hou could use a little vacation.
Apr-13-08  wolfmaster: <weisyschwarz> Yeah, maybe she could go to Disney world and meet Mickey Mouse.
Apr-13-08  positionalgenius: Adams is flying through this tournament and has played some good games...
Apr-14-08  VishyFan: Rating changes for the tournament...

ADAMS 2729 5.5 2830 +7.90
PENGXIANG 2640 5 2771 +12.40
HUMPY 2603 4.5 2720 +11.40
SARGISSIAN 2643 4.5 2714 +7.10
CARUANA 2620 2.5 2514 -10.40
Perez 2537 2 2462 -6.50
YIFAN 2549 2 2460 -7.70
GRANDA 2609 2 2451 -14.20

Humpy has done well here....

Apr-14-08  brankat: Koneru Humpy did well indeed!
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  WannaBe: I'm still wondering why this festival didn't invite Ruy Lopez himself!! Probably too busy reading the Bible, practicing Gregorian Chants, and making wine!
Apr-14-08  brankat: <WannaBe> Ruy would not be making wine in April. He is drinking it now.
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  WannaBe: Ah.... that explains it. Ruy is a wuss! =)
Apr-14-08  pawnofdoom: Strange how no one scored between 2.5 and 4.5. No one got a +1 or a -1 score, nor a 50% score.
Apr-14-08  DarthStapler: Does everyone have to play the Ruy Lopez in this tournament?
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  plang: <DarthStapler: Does everyone have to play the Ruy Lopez in this tournament?>


Apr-14-08  plimko: Open "Apertura Ruy López"
Clasificación Final

1 GM Caruana Fabiano 7½
2 GM Adams Michael 7
3 GM Granda Zuniga Julio E 7
4 IM Khamrakulov Dzhurabek 7
5 GM Sargissian Gabriel 6½
6 WGM Hou Yifan 6½
7 GM Campora Daniel H 6½
8 GM Koneru Humpy 6½

Apr-15-08  VishyFan: <DarthStapler: Does everyone have to play the Ruy Lopez in this tournament?> The Ruy Lopez festival had many tournaments and one of the tournaments involves only Ruy Lopez games.....
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