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TWIC 938(HUN) Almasi,Z 2/3 at the Chigorin Memorial

There is not much action to report for Hungarian players in TWIC 938.

Chigorin Memorial 2012(In progress)
A large group of players are at 3/3. Almasi,Z is at 2/3 after an upset loss to a 2425 player.

1 GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2657 3.0 6.0 2.0 6.0
GM Smirin Ilia ISR 2638 3.0 6.0 2.0 6.0
IM Demchenko Anton RUS 2610 3.0 6.0 2.0 6.0
4 GM Khismatullin Denis RUS 2638 3.0 5.5 2.0 6.0
GM Shimanov Aleksandr RUS 2599 3.0 5.5 2.0 6.0
IM Gladyszev Oleg RUS 2446 3.0 5.5 2.0 6.0
IM Matinian Nikita RUS 2439 3.0 5.5 2.0 6.0
8 GM Hovhannisyan Robert ARM 2610 3.0 5.0 2.0 6.0
GM Epishin Vladimir RUS 2574 3.0 5.0 2.0 6.0
GM Grigoryan Avetik ARM 2572 3.0 5.0 2.0 6.0
GM Stupak Kirill BLR 2520 3.0 5.0 2.0 6.0
IM Hayrapetyan Hovik ARM 2450 3.0 5.0 2.0 6.0
FM Alekseenko Kirill RUS 2434 3.0 5.0 2.0 6.0
14 GM Malakhatko Vadim BEL 2558 3.0 4.5 1.5 6.0
GM Cori Jorge PER 2522 3.0 4.5 1.5 6.0
16 GM Zhigalko Andrey BLR 2582 3.0 4.0 1.0 6.0
IM Popilski Gil ISR 2475 3.0 4.0 1.0 6.0
76 GM Almasi Zoltan HUN 2707 2.0 5.5 2.0 4.0

Here is an Almasi win in the popular Sicilian Taimanov English Attack(B48).

Almasi,Z (2707) – Zalkind,K (2232) [B48]
Chigorin Memorial 2012 St Petersburg RUS (1.3), 27.10.2012
Some of the themes examined in this game include

  • Transition to queenless play
  • Weak pawns
  • Convert P+ technique 

White to play

TWIC 937(HUN) Oct 23 2012

Here is a partial summary of results.

6th SPICE Cup GM 2012
Vachier Lagrave was the clear winner with 6/10.

                                                        1     2    3     4     5     6
1 Vachier Lagrave,M        2705 +43 ** ½½ ½½ 1½ 1½ ½½        6.0/10
2 Ding Liren                      2702 +11 ½½ ** ½½ ½½ 10 1½        5.5/10 26.50
3 Le Quang Liem               2703 +10 ½½ ½½ ** ½½ ½½ ½1     5.5/10 26.50
4 So,W                             2677 +7 0½ ½½ ½½ ** 1½ ½½         5.0/10
5 Meier,Geo                      2646 -26 0½ 01 ½½ 0½ ** ½½         4.0/10 20.50
6 Balogh,C                        2664 -47 ½½ 0½ ½0 ½½ ½½ **        4.0/10 20.50

Average elo: 2682 <=> Category: 18

Spice Cup Open 2012
Robson won clear first with 7/9.

                                          1 2 3 4        5 6 7 8 9
1 Robson,R               2602 -1 +1 -1 +½ +½ -½ -1 +1 -½        7.0/9
2 Corrales Jimenez,F 2605 -1 +1 -½ +1 -½ +½ -½ +1 -½        6.5/9
3 Neimer,V               2384 -1 +1 +½ -½ -½ +1 +½ -½ +½      6.0/9
4 Ramirez,Alej          2551 -0 +½ -1 +1 -1 +½ -½ +½ +1        6.0/9
5 Mikhalevski,V        2538 +½ -1 +0 -1 +½ -1 +½ +½ -1        6.0/9

HUN
23 Schneider,Ve 2313 -½ -0 +0 -½ +1 -0 +1 -1 +½ 4.5/9
24 Boros,De 2492 +1 -½ +0 -½ +1 -1 -0 +½ 4.5/8

7th Americas Continental 2012
Canadian GM-elect Hansen eventually won one of the playoff spots to qualify for the World Cup

                                                 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1 Granda Zuniga,J        2647 -1 +1 -1 +½ -1 +½ -½ +0 -1 +1 -1         8.5/11
2 Flores,Di                  2598 +1 -½ +1 -0 +1 +1 -1 +½ -1 +½ +1        8.5/11
3 Shabalov,A               2570 +½ -1 +1 -½ +½ -1 +1 -1 +½ -½ +1       8.5/11
4 Hansen,Eric               2527 -1 +1 -½ +½ -½ +1 -½ +1 -½ +1 -1       8.5/11
5 Kaidanov,G               2587 -1 +0 +1 -1 +1 -½ +1 +1 -½ -½ +1        8.5/11

2nd Indonesia Open 2012
Hoang had a solid result which included a win over Ehlvest.

1 Yu Yangyi        2651 -1 +1 -½ +1 -1 +1 -½ +1 -½        7.5/9
2 Li Chao2        2681 -½ +1 -1 +½ -1 +1 +½ -1 +1         7.5/9

HUN
32 Hoang Thanh Trang 2470 +½ -1 +1 -0 +½ -0 +1 -½ +1 5.5/9

BSF IM Cup 2012
Semcesen,D won clear first with 8/9.

                                                                   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1 Semcesen,D                   2471 +163        * ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1                8.0/9
2 Nilssen,J                        2364 +41          ½ * 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1            6.0/9
3 Gergacz,A(HUN)          2393 -32         ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½               5.5/9
4 Schou Moldt,T               2226 +74        0 ½ ½ * ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1              4.5/9 17.25
5 Larsen,Ka                      2297 -4           0 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1              4.5/9 16.75
6 Cederstam-Barsk,Carl    2216 +46        0 ½ 0 1 0 * ½ 1 ½ ½               4.0/9
7 Fries Nielsen,NJ              2313 -100       0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½            3.5/9
8 Kenneskog,Theodor        2203 -20        0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * 0 ½              3.0/9 13.50
9 Skousen,N                      2198 -14        0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 * 0               3.0/9 12.00
10 Lokander,M                  2250 -72        0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 *               3.0/9 11.00

FSGM October 2012

                                             1 2        3 4        5 6
1 Berczes,D          2528 -18 ** ½½ ½½ ½1 ½½ 11        6.5/10
2 Lalic,B               2488 -7 ½½ ** ½½ 1½ ½½ ½1         6.0/10
3 Todorovic,GM   2491 -81 ½½ ½½ ** ½1 ½½ ½0        5.0/10 26.00
4 Codenotti,M        2334 +106 ½0 0½ ½0 ** 11 ½1        5.0/10 22.25
5 Horvath,Dav        2386 +9 ½½ ½½ ½½ 00 ** 1½        4.5/10
6 Kantor,G               2310 -11 00 ½0 ½1 ½0 0½ **        3.0/10

Average elo: 2422 , Category: 7
gm = 7.60 m = 5.60

FSIM October 2012

                                                               1 2 3        4 5 6
1 Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy        2438 +3 ** ½½ 11 1½ ½½ ½1        7.0/10
2 Kojima,S                              2307 +160 ½½ ** ½1 1½ 1½ ½1        7.0/10
3 Gajek,R                                2208 +167 00 ½0 ** 11 01 11           5.5/10
4 Lengyel,B                             2252 +44 0½ 0½ 00 ** 11 1½           4.5/10
5 Szeberenyi,A                        2365 -126 ½½ 0½ 10 00 ** 1½         4.0/10
6 Hou,Qiang                             2339 -265 ½0 ½0 00 0½ 0½ **        2.0/10

FSFMA1 October 2012
Gal Hanna had a strong tournament to finish in equal 2nd with 5.5/9.

                                                    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1 Szalanczy,E         2256 -66        * ½ 1 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1              6.5/9
2 Gal,Hanna            2012 +117        ½ * 1 ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½ ½        5.5/9 24.25
3 Juracsik,J               2164 -51        0 0 * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1           5.5/9 20.75
4 Wanger,T               1932 +206        0 ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 1 1        5.5/9 20.00
5 Borda,L               2120 -42        ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½        5.0/9
6 Darazs,Z               2124 -85        1 1 ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ 0 ½          4.5/9
7 Tessedik,              1868 +160        ½ 0 ½ 0 0 1 * 0 1 1          4.0/9 15.00
8 Henrichsen,J        1908 +115        0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 * 1 1           4.0/9 13.25
9 Nasser,Bader        2021 -137        0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 0 0 * ½         2.5/9
10 Maqseed,Nasser 2065 -237        0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ *        2.0/9

FSFMA2 October 2012
Koczo dominated the field with an impressive 8/9 to take clear first.

                                                 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1 Koczo,K               2221 +139 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1               8.0/9
2 Al Hageri,B        1978 +327 1 * 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1               7.5/9
3 Farkas,R               2112 +19 0 0 * 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1               6.0/9
4 Neuer,T               2098 -46 0 0 0 * ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1                5.0/9
5 Havaskori,L        1933 +97 0 ½ 0 ½ * 0 1 1 1 ½               4.5/9
6 Kaufmann,Attila 1941 +50 0 ½ ½ 0 1 * ½ ½ 0 1               4.0/9
7 Jensen,Le1         2050 -70 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 1               4.0/9
8 Laza,S               2005 -60 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 1                 3.5/9
9 Simkin,A               1871 -112 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 * ½               1.5/9
10 Molnar,Ti           2002 -340 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ *               1.0/9

FSFMB October 2012
Gruz,J and Alamin,Adel(KUW) did well to share first wtih 8/11.

                                                               1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1 Gruz,J                      1845 +163        * 1 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½        8.0/11
2 Alamin,Adel               xxxx                 0 * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1       8.0/11
3 Mayer,I                      2074 -124      1 ½ * ½ 0 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 1         7.5/11
4 Goldie,Thomas        1722 +259         0 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1          7.5/11
5 Lakat,G                  1893 +38             ½ ½ 1 ½ * ½ 0 0 1 1 1 1        7.0/11
6 Lukacs,Albert        1859 +75           ½ ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 1 1 1 1            7.0/11
7 Alshourafaa,Hazaa     xxxx               0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ * 1 1 0 1 1              6.0/11
8 Nemeth,O                 1802 +40         0 ½ 1 0 1 0 0 * 0 1 1 1             5.5/11
9 Al-Subaiei,Ahmad       xxxx              ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 1              5.0/11
10 Bella,Zsolt               1358 +312      0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 * ½ 1               2.5/11
11 Mihajlova,D             1454 +99       0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ * 1                1.5/11
12 Czipp,J                      1460 -115     ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *               0.5/11