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Reykjavik Open 2013

  • SonofPearl
  • on 2013.02.19. 11:22.

Reykjavic Open 2013 logo.jpgThe 2013 Reykjavik Open is underway in Iceland, featuring more than 30 Grandmasters in a 10-round Open Swiss competition.

The top seed is the young Dutch star Anish Giri, followed by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France and David Navara of the Czech Republic.

Round 1 is already underway at the spectacular Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre.

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The top 30 players (out of 229) are:

# Name Fed Elo
1 Giri Anish NED 2722
2 Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2715
3 Navara David CZE 2710
4 Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2709
5 Ding Liren CHN 2709
6 Yu Yangyi CHN 2688
7 So Wesley PHI 2684
8 Eljanov Pavel UKR 2678
9 Bu Xiangzhi CHN 2675
10 Gajewski Grzegorz POL 2644
11 Sokolov Ivan NED 2644
12 Socko Bartosz POL 2643
13 Jones Gawain C B ENG 2637
14 Amin Bassem EGY 2631
15 Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2622
16 L'ami Erwin NED 2622
17 Baklan Vladimir UKR 2609
18 Solak Dragan TUR 2603
19 Dziuba Marcin POL 2602
20 Ipatov Alexander TUR 2569
21 Oleksienko Mikhailo UKR 2568
22 Grandelius Nils SWE 2566
23 Halkias Stelios GRE 2566
24 Esen Baris TUR 2565
25 Shulman Yury USA 2563
26 Maze Sebastien FRA 2556
27 Kveinys Aloyzas LTU 2533
28 Yilmaz Mustafa TUR 2531
29 Xiu Deshun CHN 2530
30 Gretarsson Hjorvar Steinn ISL 2509

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The playing schedule is (local times = GMT):

February 19th  Tuesday  16:30 1st round
February 20th  Wednesday  09:30 2nd round
February 20th  Wednesday  16:30 3rd round
February 21st  Thursday  16:30 4th round
February 22nd  Friday  16:30 5th round
February 23th  Saturday  13:00 6th round
February 24th  Sunday  13:00 7th round
February 25th  Monday  16:30  8th round
February 26th  Tuesday  16:30 9th round
February 27th  Wednesday  12:00 10th round

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The time control is 40 moves in 90 minutes followed by 30 minutes to finish with a 30 second increment from the start.  Some early completed games are below.

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The official website with live games and more information is here.

Games via TWIC.

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  • 20 hónap ezelőtt

    malambot

    So go! Go So!

  • 20 hónap ezelőtt

    TheaCook

    @WIK8:

     

    The “Rules of chess” of course do not state that resignation is mandatory in any position, and I never said they did.  So we’re clear, I make some assumptions here:  that this is a slow time control we’re talking about; that the positions being discussed are hopeless, i.e. they (the 2000, I assume) are down a minor piece, an exchange, or at least two or three pawns, and that they have no compensation or counterplay.  If that isn’t what you are talking about, please provide specific examples of where you think resignation was premature.  There definitely are some examples in tournament practice of games where the losing side resigned prematurely, and if you provide a good example from Reykjavik I might agree with you.

    My point was not just about tournament chess etiquette:  resignation does not just to save the 2600 player valuable time and energy, but the 2000 player as well.  With prize money at stake, why would anyone spend two or three more hours sapping their energy striving to save a position, when the chances of it ever being saved are statistically insignificant? 

    Here is the part you ignored in my post, but I’ll say it again:  at 2000 FIDE, you KNOW how to win such a position already (at that point you are already in like the top 10% of all chessplayers).  So you don’t even stand to gain technical knowledge from playing it out, watching the GM do something he/she could have done at your level.  I’ll wager, in fact, that many GMs would simply resign such a position if the shoe were on the other foot and they blundered a piece against a 2000.  

    Let me say this too:  at the club or living room level, winning a piece up might be a technique the contestants haven’t mastered, and there’s no shame in that.  They might actually get some benefit from playing such a position out.  At that level, their opponent might even mess it up and the game could reverse course.  In that case, fine, bully for them, let them play it out to mate.  But that is a totally different set of variables.

    As to how chess was "intended" to be played, I don't know about that.  I do know, however, that resignation is part of the rules of chess, and that there are definitely situations where its use is appropriate.

    I offer you a draw.


  • 20 hónap ezelőtt

    Zinsch

    @wik: It's not in the rules, but it's still chess etiquette.

  • 20 hónap ezelőtt

    wik8

    @dwadefoley, ridiculous.  where in the rules of chess does it say that while playing the game, my duty or responsibility is to save my opponent from expending time or effort?  of course, in all of these games, the ~2000 player would very likely lose. and perhaps the resignation would be justified after reaching a tecnhically lost endgame.  but they learnt nothing from the match by resigning at the start of the middlegame.  i believe the superGMs would have to possess titanic egos to actually be offended by an opponent who wishes to play the game, as it was intended to be played, to conclusion.

  • 20 hónap ezelőtt

    NM Petrosianic

    only draw top 28 bds r 1 allegedly

  • 20 hónap ezelőtt

    prathz007

    looking good

  • 20 hónap ezelőtt

    Wappinschaw

    To hungdaddy420,youre trippin man.

  • 20 hónap ezelőtt

    SonofPearl

    @ dancentino - this article was written while the first round was still being played.  More games are available at the official website.

  • 20 hónap ezelőtt

    TheaCook

    "disappointing to see all these ~2000 rated players resigning 20 moves into the game.  how many opportunities will you get to play a super-GM like Giri or Vachier-Lagrave?  make them play it out until checkmate!Laughing"

    'Making' a 2600 'play it out until checkmate' is very poor sportsmanship if you are a piece down - or arguably even the exchange down - without any compensation.  Even the 2000 players they are playing right now have the requisite technique to win a position like that in their sleep.  They do not need practice or free lessons in winning such positions, and asking a super-GM to prove they can do so would just be insulting.  They would be just wasting their time and wasting precious energy they could use more productively on the next round.

  • 20 hónap ezelőtt

    dancentino

    where are the other games????

  • 20 hónap ezelőtt

    Eve1988

    "The official website with live games and more information is here."

     

    --> iam not sure, but my computer says the site is infected with a Trojan

  • 20 hónap ezelőtt

    wik8

    disappointing to see all these ~2000 rated players resigning 20 moves into the game.  how many opportunities will you get to play a super-GM like Giri or Vachier-Lagrave?  make them play it out until checkmate!Laughing

  • 20 hónap ezelőtt

    TheaCook

    Yes it is especially disappointing that Hou didn't play, but they also didn't lure a single one of the world's top women this year.  Not one female GM, not even one female player over 2500. With this and the lack of live commentators, I think somebody dropped the ball this year.

  • 20 hónap ezelőtt

    edpratomo

    too bad Hou Yifan doesn't play here. it would be nice seeing another Giri vs Hou saga Wink

  • 20 hónap ezelőtt

    TheaCook

    No live commentary this year  - what happened?

  • 20 hónap ezelőtt

    hungdaddy420

    why did every game start the same or am i trippin

  • 20 hónap ezelőtt

    Lawdoginator

    Go So! 

  • 20 hónap ezelőtt

    leaderless

    to win against super gm opponent in chess tournament is impossible when your rating is only 2100 level.. good luck next time..

  • 20 hónap ezelőtt

    knights_armor

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