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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
12th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid) Tournament

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave9.5/11(+9 -1 =1)[games]
Alexey Shirov9.5/11(+8 -0 =3)[games]
Marcin Tazbir9.5/12(+9 -2 =1)[games]
Aleksey Dreev9.5/11(+8 -0 =3)[games]
Bartosz Socko9/11(+9 -2 =0)[games]
Arkadij Naiditsch9/11(+8 -1 =2)[games]
Alexander Motylev9/11(+8 -1 =2)[games]
Vladimir Malakhov9/11(+7 -0 =4)[games]
Richard Rapport9/11(+9 -2 =0)[games]
Vladislav Tkachiev9/11(+8 -1 =2)[games]
Markus Ragger9/11(+7 -0 =4)[games]
Jacek Tomczak8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[games]
Grzegorz Gajewski8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[games]
Wojciech Moranda8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Jean-Pierre Le Roux8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Dariusz Swiercz8/11(+8 -3 =0)[games]
Valerij Popov8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Arturs Neiksans8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Andrey Zhigalko8/11(+8 -3 =0)[games]
Romain Edouard8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Mateusz Bartel8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Vasily Papin8/11(+8 -3 =0)[games]
Robert Kempinski8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Marcin Dziuba8/11(+8 -3 =0)[games]
Tigran L Petrosian7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[games]
Evgeny Romanov7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[games]
Andrei Istratescu7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Orest Gritsak7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Eduardas Rozentalis7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Viktor Erdos7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Vladimir Fedoseev7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[games]
Gabriel Sargissian7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
(285 players total; 253 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 69  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Tkachiev vs Dreev  ½-½20201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
2. Rozentalis vs Shirov  ½-½17201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
3. G Sargissian vs Yakovich  ½-½52201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
4. T Markowski vs M Ragger  ½-½80201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. I Bukavshin vs V Erdos  ½-½76201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)B41 Sicilian, Kan
6. M Klekowski vs R Edouard ½-½77201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)A15 English
7. Z Andriasian vs C Maier  ½-½94201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)A07 King's Indian Attack
8. J P Le Roux vs T Kantans  ½-½25201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)D74 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O
9. R Barski vs K Bryzgalin  ½-½40201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
10. H Simonian vs P Sabuk  ½-½39201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)C77 Ruy Lopez
11. D Pedzich vs T Stremavicius  ½-½37201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
12. R Eggink vs Yakovich  ½-½26201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)B33 Sicilian
13. M Bartel vs V Malakhov  ½-½26201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
14. R Kempinski vs A Istratescu  ½-½29201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Shirov vs O Gritsak  ½-½30201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
16. Kulaots vs Fridman  ½-½53201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
17. V Erdos vs T Warakomski  ½-½54201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)A21 English
18. Nyzhnyk vs I Bukavshin  ½-½69201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. M Jurcik vs A Spirliadis  ½-½85201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)C01 French, Exchange
20. C Maier vs Yusupov  ½-½28201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)C42 Petrov Defense
21. K Toma vs J P Le Roux  ½-½24201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)C60 Ruy Lopez
22. O Gritsak vs Meshkovs  ½-½62201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)A39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
23. W Moranda vs T L Petrosian  ½-½62201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. T Markowski vs G Grochulski  ½-½27201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)A00 Uncommon Opening
25. I Minas vs O Gritsak  ½-½33201212th MetLife Amplico European (Rapid)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-15-12  Kikoman: First!
Dec-15-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Tournament page: http://www.poloniachess.pl/amplico2...

Life coverage: http://www.poloniachess.pl/amplico2...

Dec-15-12  notyetagm: Wow, MVL won the blitz tournament with a huge score and now he stats <7/7> in the rapid.

Egads

Dec-16-12  Maatalkko: MVL is one of the quickest thinkers in the world. I have not seen anyone spot tactics as frequently in 1 minute games, even Nakamura. Nak will outplay people bit by bit, whereas MVL will have an equal position but then boom boom boom and it's over.
Dec-16-12  notyetagm: <Maatalkko: MVL is one of the quickest thinkers in the world. I have not seen anyone spot tactics as frequently in 1 minute games, even Nakamura. Nak will outplay people bit by bit, whereas MVL will have an equal position but then <<<boom boom boom>>> and it's over.>

Yep, <BOOM!> is a good way to describe an MVL 1-minute game.

Dec-16-12  Ezzy: Alexey Dreev, joint first on points in the European Rapids, AND chosen for chessgames.com game of the day.

Dreev getting his well deserved 15 minutes of fame.

Dec-17-12  notyetagm: Tremendous success for <MVL> this weekend: he won outright 1st in the blitz and finished =1st in the rapid.

http://www.theweekinchess.com/chess...

Dec-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: are these five minute games? What are the controls?
Dec-17-12  magnifico: <Tremendous success for <MVL> this weekend: he won outright 1st in the blitz and finished =1st in the rapid.>

Congrats to La Grave.

He got to draw with Transwarp engine in the ICC once- quite an achievement.

TransWarp (Computer)

But the dude got trounced by Wesley in the ICC blitz way back in 2009 when Wesley was only 16, hence one of his two handles was Wesley 16. Mateus was Lagrave's handle.

The score was 10 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws in Wes' favor. Wes used the foster handle during their duel.

You can refer to the games here:

http://chessgames.com/perl/chesspla...

Dec-17-12  Tomlinsky: Game in 15 + 10 seconds per move, I believe.
Dec-17-12  Maatalkko: And this is what happened when they played real chess: W So vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2012
Dec-17-12  parisattack: Sicilian Kan did very well and some interesting Dutch defenses.
Dec-17-12  magnifico: < And this is what happened when they played real chess: W So vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2012>

This one one was a fluke. I mean 1:0

The ICC match was total domination in display. I mean 10:0.

Dec-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <magnifico>, aka <tolenboy>, aka who knows how many other handles, simply cannot accept reality: his horse actually lost a game of chess.

When young Wesley ascends to the elite, further doses of reality await. Even the greatest players have tough sledding in that august company.

Dec-18-12  magnifico: <august company.> It's December guys. Advance Happy Holidays...I wish you all- A Perfect Christmas:http://youtu.be/7BwdXANxfpU
Dec-18-12  Maatalkko: <magnifico> Merry Christmas!
Dec-19-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Are there tournaments where one minute chess is the time control? Bullett chess, right? Just wondering, for those above who opine on MaxL being dominant in 1-minute chess, are you referring to things you found on youtube, or games you saw in person? I'm just curious about where to see one minute chess played, among world class players.

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