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🏆 Politiken Cup (2014) Chess Event Description
Played in Helsingør, Denmark 21-29 July 2014. Crosstable: ... [more]

Player: Manuel William Weeks

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Weeks vs C J Arbeus  1-0292014Politiken CupC03 French, Tarrasch
2. M Weeks vs A Koetz  1-0302014Politiken CupB30 Sicilian
3. A G Tryggestad vs M Weeks  ½-½292014Politiken CupB22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. E Zude vs M Weeks  ½-½312014Politiken CupE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
5. M Weeks vs M Ly  1-0462014Politiken CupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. A Tari vs M Weeks  1-0322014Politiken CupE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
7. M Weeks vs J Ikeda 0-1732014Politiken CupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. K Eriksson vs M Weeks  1-0412014Politiken CupC45 Scotch Game
9. M Weeks vs P Fricano  0-1392014Politiken CupC41 Philidor Defense
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Jul-27-14  1d410: Bu Xiangzhi is probably a martial arts black belt too...
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  alexmagnus: Not the first time Bu has a run though. Still remember, many years ago, in some open (Gibraltar?) Bu started with something like 6/6 which led to the Chessbase headline "Great Bu's up".
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  alexmagnus: My memory was half-perfect here - it was indeed Gibraltar (2008), but the score was 7.5/8
Jul-27-14  SimonWebbsTiger: <Great Bu's Up> Ah yes, a lovely reference to Blackadder, the episode "Beer."
Jul-27-14  Wavy: Great breakthrough for Bu for finally beating a 2700 player.
Jul-28-14  jphamlore: Haug lost very quickly to Ramirez in a standard type of opening trap one sees in Gruenfelds.

A Ramirez vs J Haug, 2014

One would think such a young player would enjoy tactical melees, except I would guess they would prefer to be the side threatening checkmate instead of the other way around ...

Jul-28-14  jphamlore: Bu Xiangzhi is on an amazing run of crushing his opponents in the endgame this event, as if he were Capablanca reincarnated. Today's feat, probably winning an opposite-colored bishops endgame.
Jul-28-14  jphamlore: Bu Xiangzhi's not being on China's 2014 Olympiad team may prove costly for them.
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  notyetagm: Politiken Cup (2014)

<jphamlore: Bu Xiangzhi's not being on China's 2014 Olympiad team may prove costly for them.>

Yes, he is just *killing* non-elite GMs at this event.

In this form he would have an *ginormous* score on Board 3 or 4.

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  Penguincw: Not even the longest draw this tournament:

Moiseenko - Schandorff
95...Bf6 1/2-1/2

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Jul-28-14  SimonWebbsTiger: Last round:

Bu - Rapport
Negi - Matlakov
etc, etc.

Teenager Schroeder has done more than enough for an IM norm.

David Smerdon won the Danish Problem Solving Championship last evening.

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  perfidious: Outstanding result for Bu, whose chances of winning this, I suspect, were not fancied at the outset--whatever outcome the final round has in store.
Jul-28-14  Wavy: < notyetagm: Politiken Cup (2014)

Yes, he is just *killing* non-elite GMs at this event. >

He did beat a 2700 player. That should count. I expect a draw with Rapport in the last round. At least he is doing what he should do - beat lower ranked players.

Jul-28-14  Conrad93: <notyetagm: Politiken Cup (2014) Yes, he is just *killing* non-elite GMs at this event.>

You don't consider Moiseenko, Jones, and Rodshtein as super GM's?

Plus. Bu wasn't that far away from 2600+ before this tournament.

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  alexmagnus: Well, since Negi and Matlakov made a quick draw, Bu may not worry - even with a loss he is clear first. Good, no need for "draw to fixate the result".
Jul-29-14  SimonWebbsTiger: Bu finishes 1st with 9/10 and a leap of some 30 spots in the top 100 live list, not to mention a big pay cheque.
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  notyetagm: <SimonWebbsTiger: Bu finishes 1st with 9/10 and a leap of some 30 spots in the top 100 live list, not to mention a big pay cheque.>

Wow, <+8 =2 -0>, 9/10 with no losses(!). Oh, and 30(!) rating points.

Jul-29-14  Mating Net: Tremendous performance by Bu, 9/10 is top notch.
Jul-29-14  SimonWebbsTiger: 13 year old Anton Smirnov scored his 3rd IM norm and now only needs to pass the 2400 Elo mark. 16 year old Jan-Christian Schroeder, Germany, scored a GM norm. Junta Ikeda, Australia, scored an IM norm but it is a luxury norm as he already will be awarded the title at the Olympiad!

Best game prizes (2000+) Timman - Fries Nielsen and (u2000) Philipsen - Foss Hansen. The Winners both receive a year's subscription to "New in Chess" magazine.

Finally, Tim Rogers was unlucky to lose <that> game to Rapport in round 1. He was the last to finish today with a win in 99 moves.

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  offramp: Chess and politiken don't mix.
Jul-30-14  mike1: really good showing of the Australians here! well done, Oz! Smerdon , Smirnow and Ly at 7.5 and Ikeda at 7, great!
Jul-30-14  waustad: <jphamlore>Bu Xiangzhi and Shen Yang are both missing the olympiad right after great results. I guess this shows just how deep the Chinese teams really are.
Jul-30-14  SimonWebbsTiger: @<wausted>

It has more to do with qualifying. Bu was asked about the issue in an interview during his stay at Elsinore. He came fourth, 1st or 2nd was needed, in a team qualifier. Don't know if Shen Yang missed the cut for a similar reason.

Jul-30-14  twinlark: <mike1: really good showing of the Australians here! well done, Oz! Smerdon, Smirnow and Ly at 7.5 and Ikeda at 7, great!>

Terrific hitout for the lads just ahead of Tromsø. Big lift too for young Anton just when he most needed it.

Jul-31-14  Bob Loblaw: Bu Xiangzi has climbed a whopping 30 places on the live ratings list, losing but one game of his last 19.
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