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Reggio Emilia Tournament

Anish Giri6/10(+4 -2 =4)[games]
Hikaru Nakamura5.5/10(+4 -3 =3)[games]
Fabiano Caruana5.5/10(+4 -3 =3)[games]
Alexander Morozevich5.5/10(+4 -3 =3)[games]
Vasyl Ivanchuk4.5/10(+3 -4 =3)[games]
Nikita Vitiugov3/10(+2 -6 =2)[games]

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ivanchuk vs Giri ½-½422011Reggio EmiliaD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Vitiugov vs Nakamura 0-1382011Reggio EmiliaD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Caruana vs Morozevich 0-1492011Reggio EmiliaC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. Giri vs Morozevich 0-1362011Reggio EmiliaD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Ivanchuk vs Vitiugov ½-½292011Reggio EmiliaA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Nakamura vs Caruana ½-½432011Reggio EmiliaA22 English
7. Morozevich vs Nakamura ½-½242011Reggio EmiliaD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Vitiugov vs Giri ½-½412011Reggio EmiliaD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
9. Caruana vs Ivanchuk 0-1832011Reggio EmiliaB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
10. Giri vs Nakamura 0-1592011Reggio EmiliaE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
11. Vitiugov vs Caruana 0-1462011Reggio EmiliaA45 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Ivanchuk vs Morozevich 1-0522011Reggio EmiliaC78 Ruy Lopez
13. Morozevich vs Vitiugov 1-0412011Reggio EmiliaE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
14. Caruana vs Giri 0-1332011Reggio EmiliaC42 Petrov Defense
15. Nakamura vs Ivanchuk 1-0572011Reggio EmiliaA22 English
16. Morozevich vs Caruana 0-1442012Reggio EmiliaD80 Grunfeld
17. Nakamura vs Vitiugov 1-0662012Reggio EmiliaC11 French
18. Giri vs Ivanchuk 1-0512012Reggio EmiliaE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
19. Morozevich vs Giri ½-½172012Reggio EmiliaD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Caruana vs Nakamura ½-½212012Reggio EmiliaB42 Sicilian, Kan
21. Vitiugov vs Ivanchuk 1-0312012Reggio EmiliaE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
22. Ivanchuk vs Caruana 0-1342012Reggio EmiliaA48 King's Indian
23. Nakamura vs Morozevich 0-1322012Reggio EmiliaC11 French
24. Giri vs Vitiugov 1-0542012Reggio EmiliaB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
25. Morozevich vs Ivanchuk ½-½242012Reggio EmiliaD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jan-06-12  JoergWalter: <TheFocus> take them out to Pizza Hut.
Jan-06-12  JoergWalter: <waustad: That was quite a turnaround for the youngsters. Early on it looked like they were getting schooled, but they came back to get first and equal second.>

learning fast and young.
Caruana deserves appreciation as well

Jan-06-12  TheFocus: <JoergWalter> <TheFocus> <take them out to Pizza Hut.>

I'm not invited. I am just the go-between.

He thinks he will get lucky. I KNOW he will.

Jan-06-12  JoergWalter: <TheFocus> Knowledge is power.
Jan-06-12  WiseWizard: <TheFocus> Sounds like you're starting a new business.
Jan-06-12  AlphaMale: What happened to Nakamura? He was +4 last time I looked.
Jan-06-12  virginmind: congratulations to anish giri! excellent result!
Jan-06-12  messachess: There were bright spots for everyone in this tournament: a brilliancy from Ivanchuk.--(any others?) Of course, this is a monumental achievement for Giri and Carauna.
Jan-06-12  twinlark:

Interesting final round. Seeing the raw scores I expected Giri's game to be the last to finish when he saw the results on the other board, but quite the opposite, his was the first while the other two ground on for hours with unfortunate results for his hapless rivals.

Well done Giri! Hope there's a lot more to come from this talented player.

Jan-06-12  notyetagm: Thank you, GM Giri!


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Jan-06-12  timhortons: chucky game versus naka in the last round is really exciting,his advantage just keep building up as the game drag on!

i hope more on tata.

following the game takes to much of my time though:)

Jan-06-12  JoergWalter: <AlphaMale: What happened to Nakamura? He was +4 last time I looked.>

that was before. See what happens if you don't follow it daily?

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  HeMateMe: Who is Emillio, anyhow?
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  HeMateMe: Nak finished at 0-3. Dude's gotta get a new breakfast cereal, or something.
Jan-07-12  Rolfo: <I lost all four bets this round. (So did a lot of others!!)

And on borrowed money at that.>

If you hold steadily on Carlsen you will get your money back :)perhaps

Jan-07-12  Ezzy: Anish Giri with the winners trophy

Jan-07-12  Ezzy: Interview with Giri here -

Jan-07-12  King Death: < HeMateMe: Who is Emillio, anyhow?>

You mess with that girl over there and you'll find out right quick who Emilio is!

Jan-10-12  paavoh: Despite the low rate of draws in this tournament, I do not see much harm in them.

The opinions below were unearthed and posted by <brankat> and <JFQ>, respectively, on the Tal Memorial 2011 page. I wish some chess authority of similar caliber (Carlsen, Aronian, Anand etc.) would state the same now. They surely deserve to be repeated.

1) Svetozar Gligoric, writing for Chess Review in 1967:

''The increased percentage of draws in many strong international tournaments does not illustrate an eventual decline of fighting spirit but rather the growth of competitors in quality and number--a phenomenon which puts new standards into grandmasters' practice.

A vast knowledge of openings which reaches deep stages of the middlegame, a well specialized individual repertory and high technics of defense are very commonly met today even among players of lesser reputation. Gradually, the strongest grandmasters are becoming accustomed to having to wear down every day a stubborn resistance which defies their powers and forces them to find ever keener weapons whereby to achieve victory.''

2) From an interview of Capablanca with Herman Helms, page 6C in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of March 27, 1927:

<Helms>: "There are so many drawn games nowadays. Especially is this so between grand masters. What's the remedy? A faster time limit?" <Capablanca>: "That's all nonsense. Those who know good chess will not complain. Faster chess means poorer chess. I'm not in that business. Leave that to the duds."

Jan-10-12  MORPHYEUS: <Faster chess means poorer chess>. Disagree.

Blitz skills are real skills.
Standard chess have too many draws.

Jan-10-12  AlphaMale: There's no kind way to say it: Morphyeus is a stupido.
Jan-10-12  MORPHYEUS: <"Leave that to the duds.">

The top blitz players are not exactly duds. They are also the top standard chess players.

The difference. You don't have to watch for 5 hours. (or more).

Jan-10-12  s4life: <MORPHYEUS: <Faster chess means poorer chess>. Disagree. Blitz skills are real skills.
Standard chess have too many draws.>

err.. amigo, they might be real skills but the chess quality is poorer in blitz.. it seems you have a serious problem of cognitive dissonance.

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  tpstar: This has been the general pattern for the last year:

1) A Wesley So fan posts on a major tournament page where Wesley wasn't even playing.

2) Next they make some random comment comparing standard time controls to blitz.

3) Then they brag about how Wesley So is exceptionally talented at speed chess, but Wesley wasn't invited to this event, plus there was no Blitz WC event in 2011, thus the entire chess world is racist against Wesley So and racist against Filipinos.

4) No matter how you answer these issues, you are racist against Wesley So and racist against Filipinos.

5) Finally they leave in a huff because you are so racist, you racist racist.

Repeat ad infinitum.

Jan-11-12  voratco: And he did, cried for help. huhuhu
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