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4NCL 2013, IM Panjwani(CAN)-TWIC 949

Here another Panjwani game from recent 4NCL action from TWIC 949.

Hamitevici,V (2440) – Panjwani,R (2402)
English[A15]
4NCL 2012–13 Staverton ENG (4.122), 13.01.2013

Position 1
The position has a strong hedgehog flavor with white’s e4/c4 pawns cramping black’s position. How should black play?

  • 20…b5
  • 20…d5
  • Something else

Black to Play

20.Qe2



Position 2
Black has sacrifice the exchange for dark square counterplay. White’s kingside has been broken up but now what should black do?

Black to Play

31.Kg2

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4NCL IM Panjwani,R(CAN) 2013-01

IM Panjwani,R(CAN) scored 1/2 in 4NCL play (TWIC 949). Here is his win.

IM Panjwani,R

Panjwani,R (2402) – Roberson,P (2357)
French Winawer 7.a4 b6[C19]
4NCL 2012–13 Staverton ENG (3.132), 12.01.2013

Position 1
White played both sides of the board to which black gave up two pawns. Now it is time for kill. What should white play?

White to Play

32…Ng8

Hastings 2012-13 Final Rd10 Standings

Rd10 Final Standings
GM Jones, Gawain took clear first with 7.5/10. IM Panjwani(CAN) did not continue after rd8 and finished with 5pts.

GM Jones, Gawain C B having a merry Xmas
Photo from his blog Gawainjones
Francis Rayner(WLS) had a fabulous tournament despite losing in the last round.
Francis Rayner

Rank Name Score Fed. M/F Rating TPR W-We 9 10
1 GM Jones, Gawain C B 7.5 ENG M 2644 2678 0.46 1 ½
2 GM Sumets, Andrey 7 UKR M 2638 2562 -0.65 1 ½
3 GM Kulaots, Kaido 7 EST M 2581 2498 -0.79 1 1
4 GM Vovk, Andrey 7 UKR M 2567 2511 -0.31 1 ½
5 GM Sulskis, Sarunas 7 LTU M 2550 2589 0.68 ½ ½
6 GM Vocaturo, Daniele 7 ITA M 2521 2492 0 ½ 1
7 IM Gretarsson, Hjorvar Steinn 7 ISL M 2516 2497 -0.02 ½ 1
8 IM Hawkins, Jonathan 7 ENG M 2507 2518 0.38 1 ½
9 IM Gao, Rui 7 CHN M 2450 2611 2.25 ½ ½
10 GM Alsina Leal, Daniel 6.5 ESP M 2511 2530 0.36 0 ½
11 IM Hamitevici, Vladimir 6.5 MDA M 2440 2349 -0.92 ½ 1
12 IM Zhou, Yang-Fan 6.5 ENG M 2419 2373 -0.24 0 1
13 FM Ashton, Adam G 6.5 ENG M 2366 2361 0.04 ½ 1
14 IM Burns-Mannion, Stephen R 6.5 SCO M 2351 2562 2.46 0 1
15 IM Knott, Simon J B 6.5 ENG M 2325 2288 -0.29 1 1
16 GM Flear, Glenn C 6 ENG M 2481 2414 -0.7 ½ ½
17 GM Arkell, Keith C 6 ENG M 2470 2452 0.01 ½ 0
18 IM Kjartansson, Gudmundur 6 ISL M 2404 2500 1.39 ½ ½
19 IM Farid, Firman Syah 6 INA M 2338 2379 0.57 0 1
20 IM Prosviriakov, Vladimir 6 USA M 2293 2322 0.36 1 ½
21 WIM Sihite, Chelsie Monica 6 INA F 2277 2377 1.17 ½ 1
22 WGM Gu, Xiaobing 6 CHN F 2209 2454 3 ½ 0
23 Rayner, Francis 6 WLS M 2166 2396 2.86 1 0
24 GM Hebden, Mark L 5.5 ENG M 2547 2217 -3.48 0 ½
25 GM Williams, Simon K 5.5 ENG M 2515 2344 -1.5 ½ 0
26 IM Rendle, Thomas E 5.5 ENG M 2381 2279 -1.22 ½ ½
27 IM Rudd, Jack 5.5 ENG M 2288 2273 -0.22 0 1
28 FM Stewart, Neil 5.5 GER M 2264 2261 -0.1 ½ 1
29 FM Eames, Robert S 5.5 ENG M 2263 2310 0.61 1 0
30 Sreeves, Clement 5.5 SCO M 2223 2297 0.87 1 ½
31 Jaunooby, Ali R 5.5 ENG M 2178 2233 0.65 1 1
32 Anderson, John 5.5 ENG M 2161 2119 -0.32 1 ½
33 Kvisla, Johannes Luangtep 5.5 NOR M 2148 2416 3.1 0 0
34 Wadsworth, Matthew J 5.5 ENG M 2067 2272 2.3 1 0
35 IM Panjwani, Raja 5 CAN M 2402 2445 0.48
36 FM Haydon, David L 5 ENG M 2315 2206 -0.89 1 ½
37 FM Ledger, Dave J 5 ENG M 2266 2179 -1.16 0 1
38 Kirk, Ezra 5 ENG M 2254 2313 0.72 ½ 0
39 FM Furman, Boris 5 RUS M 2237 2164 -0.93 0 1
40 FM Melekhina, Alisa 5 USA F 2221 2152 -0.83 0 1
41 Burnett, Jim 5 ENG M 2172 2078 -0.84 ½ 1
42 Byron, Alan M 5 ENG M 2167 2132 -0.33 1 ½
43 Grant, Alan G 5 SCO M 2165 2161 -0.06 0 1
44 Hagen, Anders Gjerdrum 5 NOR M 2126 2176 0.49 1 0
45 Atako, Chino C 5 ENG M 2117 2174 0.55 1 ½
46 Duff, Rufus 5 ENG M 2114 2271 1.85 1 0
47 WIM Maroroa, Sue 5 ENG F 2037 2120 1.18 0 ½

Hastings 2012-13 Standings Rd8, IM Panjwani(CAN)

Rd8 Standings
IM Panjwani lost in rd8 and remains with 5/8.

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Rank Name Score Fed. M/F Rating TPR W-We 7 8
1 GM Jones, Gawain C B 6 ENG M 2644 2656 0.15 ½ ½
2 GM Sulskis, Sarunas 6 LTU M 2550 2607 0.7 ½ ½
3 GM Alsina Leal, Daniel 6 ESP M 2511 2587 0.83 ½ 1
4 IM Gao, Rui 6 CHN M 2450 2648 2.14 ½ ½
5 GM Sumets, Andrey 5.5 UKR M 2638 2524 -0.88 ½ ½
6 GM Vovk, Andrey 5.5 UKR M 2567 2473 -0.51 1 ½
7 GM Vocaturo, Daniele 5.5 ITA M 2521 2443 -0.47 ½ ½
8 IM Gretarsson, Hjorvar Steinn 5.5 ISL M 2516 2530 0.23 1 ½
9 IM Hawkins, Jonathan 5.5 ENG M 2507 2527 0.36 ½ ½
10 GM Arkell, Keith C 5.5 ENG M 2470 2494 0.47 1 ½
11 IM Zhou, Yang-Fan 5.5 ENG M 2419 2381 -0.13 1 1
12 IM Burns-Mannion, Stephen R 5.5 SCO M 2351 2565 1.96 1 ½
13 WGM Gu, Xiaobing 5.5 CHN F 2209 2481 2.74 ½ 1
14 Kvisla, Johannes Luangtep 5.5 NOR M 2148 2497 3.35 1 ½
15 GM Kulaots, Kaido 5 EST M 2581 2463 -1.09 0 1
16 GM Hebden, Mark L 5 ENG M 2547 2272 -2.2 1 1
17 GM Williams, Simon K 5 ENG M 2515 2407 -0.58 ½ ½
18 GM Flear, Glenn C 5 ENG M 2481 2436 -0.35 1 ½
19 IM Hamitevici, Vladimir 5 MDA M 2440 2340 -0.85 1 ½
20 IM Kjartansson, Gudmundur 5 ISL M 2404 2505 1.13 0 1
21 IM Panjwani, Raja 5 CAN M 2402 2445 0.48 ½ 0
22 FM Ashton, Adam G 5 ENG M 2366 2311 -0.52 1 ½
23 IM Farid, Firman Syah 5 INA M 2338 2385 0.54 ½ ½
24 Rayner, Francis 5 WLS M 2166 2367 2.06 1 ½

Hastings 2012-13 Rd7 Standings, IM Panjwani(CAN)

Standings Rd7
Jones,Sulkis and Gao share first with 5.5/7 while IM Panjwani(CAN) drew to have 5/7.

IM Gao, Rui

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Rank Name Score Fed. M/F Rating TPR W-We 6 7
1 GM Jones, Gawain C B 5.5 ENG M 2644 2686 0.32 1 ½
2 GM Sulskis, Sarunas 5.5 LTU M 2550 2646 0.87 1 ½
3 IM Gao, Rui 5.5 CHN M 2450 2672 2 1 ½
4 GM Sumets, Andrey 5 UKR M 2638 2559 -0.48 ½ ½
5 GM Vovk, Andrey 5 UKR M 2567 2491 -0.38 1 1
6 GM Vocaturo, Daniele 5 ITA M 2521 2496 -0.01 0 ½
7 IM Gretarsson, Hjorvar Steinn 5 ISL M 2516 2520 0.06 ½ 1
8 GM Alsina Leal, Daniel 5 ESP M 2511 2551 0.48 ½ ½
9 IM Hawkins, Jonathan 5 ENG M 2507 2518 0.28 1 ½
10 GM Arkell, Keith C 5 ENG M 2470 2501 0.52 1 1
11 IM Panjwani, Raja 5 CAN M 2402 2501 0.83 1 ½
12 IM Burns-Mannion, Stephen R 5 SCO M 2351 2561 1.62 1 1
13 Kvisla, Johannes Luangtep 5 NOR M 2148 2476 2.89 1 1
14 GM Pert, Nicholas 4.5 ENG M 2557 2416 -1.08 ½ ½
15 GM Williams, Simon K 4.5 ENG M 2515 2463 -0.16 1 ½
16 GM Flear, Glenn C 4.5 ENG M 2481 2443 -0.16 ½ 1
17 IM Hamitevici, Vladimir 4.5 MDA M 2440 2318 -0.88 0 1
18 IM Zhou, Yang-Fan 4.5 ENG M 2419 2300 -0.81 1 1
19 IM Rendle, Thomas E 4.5 ENG M 2381 2360 -0.04 ½ 1
20 FM Ashton, Adam G 4.5 ENG M 2366 2307 -0.42 ½ 1
21 IM Farid, Firman Syah 4.5 INA M 2338 2375 0.35 ½ ½
22 WGM Gu, Xiaobing 4.5 CHN F 2209 2436 2.01 1 ½

Hastings 2012-13 Rd3, Panjwani

Here is IM Panjwani’s rd3 game.

Jones,G (2644) – Panjwani,R (2402)
Nimzo-Indian 4.Qc2 Nc6 [E33]
88th Hastings Masters Hastings ENG (3.4), 30.12.2012

Position 1
The Bh7 has been stranded. How should white respond?

White to Play

19…g6

Hastings 2012-13, Panjwani Rd6 Standings(Partial)

Standings Hastingschess 2013 SMW Tournament site Hastingschess
Jones,Sulskis and Gao are in a 3-way tie for first with 5/6. IM Panjwani(CAN) moved up to 4.5/6 with another win.

GM Sulskis, Sarunas

Photo and Bio wikipedia

Bio
He won the Lithuanian Chess Championship on five occasions: in 1991, 1994, 1998 (shared with Vidmantas Mališauskas), 2007 and 2009.
Played for Lithuania in the Chess Olympiads of 1994, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2008 and 2010[2] and in the European Team Chess Championships of 1997, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011.

In 2006, he tied for 2nd–9th with Luke McShane, Stephen J. Gordon, Gawain Jones, Luis Galego, Danny Gormally, Klaus Bischoff and Karel van der Weide in the 2nd EU Individual Open Chess Championship in Liverpool.

In 2011 he won the Guernsey International Chess Festival.
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Rank Name Score Fed. M/F Rating TPR W-We 5 6
1 GM Jones, Gawain C B 5 ENG M 2644 2713 0.45 1 1
2 GM Sulskis, Sarunas 5 LTU M 2550 2651 0.74 ½ 1
3 IM Gao, Rui 5 CHN M 2450 2703 1.92 1 1
4 GM Sumets, Andrey 4.5 UKR M 2638 2576 -0.3 1 ½
5 GM Vocaturo, Daniele 4.5 ITA M 2521 2520 0.15 1 0
6 GM Alsina Leal, Daniel 4.5 ESP M 2511 2576 0.56 ½ ½
7 IM Hawkins, Jonathan 4.5 ENG M 2507 2507 0.1 1 1
8 IM Panjwani, Raja 4.5 CAN M 2402 2496 0.67 1 1
9 GM Kulaots, Kaido 4 EST M 2581 2520 -0.4 0 1
10 GM Vovk, Andrey 4 UKR M 2567 2451 -0.54 0 1
11 GM Pert, Nicholas 4 ENG M 2557 2456 -0.69 ½ ½
12 IM Gretarsson, Hjorvar Steinn 4 ISL M 2516 2477 -0.19 ½ ½
13 GM Williams, Simon K 4 ENG M 2515 2501 0.07 0 1
14 GM Arkell, Keith C 4 ENG M 2470 2506 0.41 0 1
15 IM Kjartansson, Gudmundur 4 ISL M 2404 2623 1.76 1 0
16 IM Burns-Mannion, Stephen R 4 SCO M 2351 2475 0.83 1 1
17 IM Farid, Firman Syah 4 INA M 2338 2346 0.12 ½ ½
18 IM Knott, Simon J B 4 ENG M 2325 2272 -0.28 1 ½
19 WIM Sihite, Chelsie Monica 4 INA F 2277 2406 0.85 1 ½
20 WGM Gu, Xiaobing 4 CHN F 2209 2422 1.62 1 1
21 Kvisla, Johannes Luangtep 4 NOR M 2148 2429 2.08 1 1
22 McKenna, Jason P 4 ENG M 2102 2399 2.25 1 ½

Hastings 2012-13 Rd5 Partial Standings, Panjwani

Rd5
GM Vocaturo, Daniele(ITA) won his last 2 games to be in clear first with 4.5/5. IM Panjwani(CAN) has 3.5/5.

GM Vocaturo, Daniele

Daniele Vocaturo was born December 16, 1989, in Vitinia, a suburb of Rome; in May 2009 he became the third chess player born in Italy to be awarded the Grandmaster title.



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Rank Name Score Fed. M/F Rating TPR W-We 4 5
1 GM Vocaturo, Daniele 4.5 ITA M 2521 2630 0.48 1 1
2 GM Jones, Gawain C B 4 ENG M 2644 2664 0.12 ½ 1
3 GM Sumets, Andrey 4 UKR M 2638 2598 -0.13 1 1
4 GM Sulskis, Sarunas 4 LTU M 2550 2612 0.44 1 ½
5 GM Alsina Leal, Daniel 4 ESP M 2511 2572 0.39 1 ½
6 IM Gao, Rui 4 CHN M 2450 2668 1.43 1 1
7 IM Kjartansson, Gudmundur 4 ISL M 2404 2728 2.06 ½ 1
8 GM Pert, Nicholas 3.5 ENG M 2557 2481 -0.4 ½ ½
9 IM Gretarsson, Hjorvar Steinn 3.5 ISL M 2516 2533 0.11 = ½
10 IM Hawkins, Jonathan 3.5 ENG M 2507 2475 -0.09 0 1
11 IM Hamitevici, Vladimir 3.5 MDA M 2440 2311 -0.65 ½ 1
12 IM Panjwani, Raja 3.5 CAN M 2402 2500 0.51 1 1
13 IM Farid, Firman Syah 3.5 INA M 2338 2414 0.42 1 ½
14 IM Knott, Simon J B 3.5 ENG M 2325 2206 -0.57 1 1
15 IM Rudd, Jack 3.5 ENG M 2288 2441 0.98 1 ½
16 WIM Sihite, Chelsie Monica 3.5 INA F 2277 2386 0.55 1 1
17 Kirk, Ezra 3.5 ENG M 2254 2411 1.02 1 1
18 Duff, Rufus 3.5 ENG M 2114 2371 1.6 1 0

Hastings 2012-13 Rd4 Standings(Partial)

Rd4 Standings Hastingschess
There is a 4-way tie for first with 3.5/4.  IM Panjwani, Raja(CAN) has 2.5/4.

IM Panjwani, Raja(CAN)

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Rank Name Score Fed. M/F 1 2 3 4
1 GM Sulskis, Sarunas 3.5 LTU M ½ 1 1 1
2 GM Vocaturo, Daniele 3.5 ITA M 1 ½ 1 1
3 GM Alsina Leal, Daniel 3.5 ESP M 1 ½ 1 1
4 Duff, Rufus 3.5 ENG M ½ 1 1 1
5 GM Jones, Gawain C B 3 ENG M 1 ½ 1 ½
6 GM Sumets, Andrey 3 UKR M 1 0 1 1
7 GM Kulaots, Kaido 3 EST M 1 1 ½ ½
8 GM Vovk, Andrey 3 UKR M = 1 ½ 1
9 GM Pert, Nicholas 3 ENG M 1 ½ 1 ½
10 IM Gretarsson, Hjorvar Steinn 3 ISL M 1 1 ½ =
11 GM Williams, Simon K 3 ENG M = = 1 1
12 GM Flear, Glenn C 3 ENG M 1 1 ½ ½
13 GM Arkell, Keith C 3 ENG M 1 1 ½ ½
14 IM Gao, Rui 3 CHN M 1 ½ ½ 1
15 IM Kjartansson, Gudmundur 3 ISL M 1 1 ½ ½
16 IM Farid, Firman Syah 3 INA M = ½ 1 1
17 IM Rudd, Jack 3 ENG M 0 1 1 1
18 IM Hawkins, Jonathan 2.5 ENG M 1 1 ½ 0
19 IM Hamitevici, Vladimir 2.5 MDA M 0 1 1 ½
20 IM Panjwani, Raja 2.5 CAN M + ½ 0 1
21 FM Ashton, Adam G 2.5 ENG M 1 0 1 ½
22 IM Knott, Simon J B 2.5 ENG M 0 ½ 1 1
23 FM Haydon, David L 2.5 ENG M 0 ½ 1 1
24 IM Prosviriakov, Vladimir 2.5 USA M 0 1 1 ½
25 WIM Sihite, Chelsie Monica 2.5 INA F = ½ ½ 1
26 FM Eames, Robert S 2.5 ENG M ½ 1 0 1
27 Kirk, Ezra 2.5 ENG M ½ 1 0 1
28 FM Furman, Boris 2.5 RUS M 0 ½ 1 1
29 Talsma, Paul 2.5 NED M 0 ½ 1 1
30 Jaunooby, Ali R 2.5 ENG M 0 1 1 ½
31 Byron, Alan M 2.5 ENG M = = 1 ½
32 Rayner, Francis 2.5 WLS M 0 1 1 ½
33 McKenna, Jason P 2.5 ENG M 1 ½ 1 0

Cuban Power-GM Bruzon(CUB) Quebec Open 2012

Here is a nice game which features knight power from the visiting Cuban GM Bruzon(2711) who stopped by to play in the Quebec Open earlier this year.

Video- Youtube

Bruzon Batista,Lazaro

Panjwani,Raja (2416) – Bruzon Batista,Lazaro (2711)
English Opening [A36]
Quebec op inv. Montreal CAN (1), 21.07.2012[Yip]

Critical Position
Black has a pair of knights but white has a pair of bishops(and doubled c-pawns). The question is how to best exploit the knights? What do you suggest for black?

Black to Play