Friday, October 28, 2011

2011 Japfa Chess Jakarta - WGM Event

From 23rd October 2011 and last for about a week, there were Japfa Chess holding in Jakarta. Japfa is a chess festival with multi events for chess player of all level. The highlight of the event is the Japfa WGM tournament. Invited in this events are three oversea WGMs to compete with three locals female players. In the early rounds, WGM Anna Burtasova was surprises by the competitive level of local girls and must donate a few rating to their opponents. In the end, highest rated WGM Sopiko Guramishvili claimed the first place. Indonesian highest rated female player, WGM Irene K. Sukandar was playing in China League and did not participate in Japfa 2011.

Japfa WGM 2011 final result after round 10:
‎1 WGM Guramishvili Sopiko 2359 GEO 6.5

2 WGM Krivec Jana 2290 SLO 6.0
3 WGM Burtasova Anna 2271 RUS 5.5
4 WFM Medina Warda Aulia 2112 INA 5.0
5 WIM Sihite Chelsie Monica 2100 INA 4.5
6 WFM Dewi Aa Citra 2083 INA 2.5

The other highlight is Japfa Open 2011. The events is followed by most of Indonesian players around the provinces. GM Megaranto Susanto leading the field with current 5 points out of 5 rounds so far, he present as Western Java province player. Chess result link here.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

2011 6th Japfa Chess Jakarta

There will be another chess festival at Jakarta, Indonesia. The tournament will be held on 24th to 28th October 2011 location should be Hotel Kartika Chandra, Jakarta. Groups are UMUM (Open), Women, Veteran (>55), Junior Boys/Girls (14-20), Junior (<10), Team etc. Information to be on telephone line 021-573-1340, 08788-1761625, JAPFA Office Tlp 021-2561-7010 ext 11236, 0812-9056652. For those who missed Indonesia Open last week, this is the chances to air travel to Indonesia and enjoy the hostility of South East Asian hugest population and tradition.

Japfa Chess Festival is established tradition that was included Judit Polgar, Khalifman, etc in the past. The Japfa had been running since 2000 having been internationally success chess event to be held in Indonesia. Some facts on Japfa Chess :

Japfa 2008 - Megaranto vs Wesley SO (1-5) and WGM mini tournament won by Li Ruofan
2007 - Megaranto vs Zhang Zhong, (can't confirmed final result)
2005 - Megaranto vs Dao Thien Hai (3-3 classical,4-5 tiebreak)
2002 - Kosteniuk vs Megaranto, Tirta Chandra Purnama, Andrean Susilodinata (all won by Kosteniuk)
2000 - Judith Polgar won a strong tournament in Bali with Khalifman, Adianto etc playing

Saksikan dan ikutilah pertandingan catur 6th JAPFA CHESS FESTIVAL berhadiah total sekitar Rp 100 juta di Kirana Ballroom, Hotel Kartika Chandra, Jl Jend Gatot Subroto , Jakarta pada tgl 24-28 Okt 2011 jam 10:00 pagi utk berbagai macam Kelompok : Umum, Wanita, Veteran (usia > 55 thn), Junior Putra /Putri (14-20thn), Junior dibawah 10thn , Beregu antar instansi . Tempat Pendaftaran : Kantor PB PERCASI , Senayan, tlp 021-573-1340, 08788-1761625, Kantor JAPFA Tlp 021-2561-7010 ext 11236, 0812-9056652, kantor pusat SCUA (Sekolah Catur UTUT ADIANTO) tlp 021-82412452, 824-00821 (Ibu Imel/mbak Dwi). Info bagi yg berminat utk buka cabang SCUA di wilayah masing2 dpt hub ke 0859-59-121-122

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Women Chess GP, Zhao Xue and Their Romantic Scoresheet

October 2011 is a warm month full of romantic chess news. First it is Morozevich who finished ahead their opponents in full points in Saratov 2011. Secondly Yasser Seirawan put his buttock on the chess chair again after about decade of absentus, and tie first in Ciutat de Barcelona.

The most sensational news is from the Chinese girl GM Zhao Xue, winning the Women GP in Nalchik with two rounds to spare. This romantic scoresheet is the reflection on how the gap between one player to other in women's chess. Notice that the "peak time" of each player is also rotaring faster than men's, in other words, less consistency on these girls.

In Fide Women GP Nalchik 2011, Zhao Xue finished 8.5/9 out of 11 rounds, and her closest competitor Ju Wenjun and Russian Ekaterina Kovalevskaya are 2.5 points behind. This GP session did not included Hou Yifan , who usually the protagonist of such score achievement, and GM Konery Humpy. Nevertheless Zhao Xue "peak" time now victimized:

Round 1 - European Champion Victoria Cmilyte
Round 2 - World Champion Alexander Kosteniuk.
Round 3 - Alisa Galliamova
Round 4 - Batkhuyag Munguntuul
Round 5 - European Individual Champion Kateryna Lahno
Round 6 - World Champion Zhu Chen
Round 7 - Ekaterina Kovalevskaya
Round 8 - Russian Women Champion Nadezhda Kosintseva
Round 9 - World Champion Antoneata Stefanova
Round 10 -
Round 11 -

List of FIDE Women GP Champions (and their gap...) :

Istanbul 2009 :
1 GM KONERU Humpy 2621 IND 8½
2 IM DANIELIAN Elina 2496 ARM 8 ½
3 GM HOU Yifan 2571 CHN 8

Nanjing 2009
GM Xu Yuhua 2485 CHN 8
GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 GEO 7½
GM Zhao Xue 2542 CHN 7

Nalchik 2010
1 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2524 RUS 9
2 GM Hou Yifan 2570 CHN 7½
3 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2479 GEO 7

Jermuk 2010
1 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2478 GEO 9
2 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2534 RUS 7½
3 IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2477 ARM 6½

Ulaanbaatar 2010
1 GM Hou Yifan 2577 CHN 8
2 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2560 BUL 7½
3 GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2562 RUS 6½

Qatar 2011
1 GM Koneru Humpy 2607 IND 8
2 GM Danielian Elina 2454 ARM 8
3 GM Sebag Marie 2489 FRA 7

Rostov 2011
1 GM Hou Yifan 2575 CHN 8
2 GM Lahno Kateryna 2536 UKR 7
3 IM Muzychuk Anna 2538 SLO 6½

Shenzhen 2011
1 GM Hou Yifan 2578 CHN 8
2 IM Muzychuk Anna 2545 SLO 7
3 WGM Ju Wenjun 2536 CHN 6½

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Indonesia Open 2011: Li Chao and Ganguly Tie First

The last round of Indonesia Open Chess Championship 2011 decided two players as top point receiver. Li Chao crack Argentinian GM Mareco Sandro to catch Surya Ganguly on top with 7 points out of 9 rounds. Surya Ganguly unable to upgrade his position as he wasn't able to get full point against GM Wang Yue. Li Chao and Ganguly accurately represent two of Asia's powerhouse in chess in this decade.

On the second layer of 6.5/9 point receiver are : Oliver Barbosa, Tkachiev, Wang Yue, Wesley So and Aleksey Dreev. Then the highest host player GM Megaranto Susanto catch up in the third crowd with 6.0/9 , along with FM Awam Wahono who in this tournament defeated three GMs: Dmitry Reinderman, Elshan Moradiabadi and Mark Paragua, Awam finished the tournament with 2608 performance and likely will get a prize of title norm.

Top result of Indonesia Open Chess Championship 2011, Hotel Le Meredien Jakarta:
1 GM Li Chao b CHN 2710 7.0
2 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2631 7.0
3 GM Barbosa Oliver PHI 2538 6.5
4 GM Tkachiev Vladislav FRA 2631 6.5
5 GM Wang Yue CHN 2716 6.5
6 GM So Wesley PHI 2655 6.5
7 GM Dreev Aleksey RUS 2711 6.5
8 GM Megaranto Susanto INA 2530 6.0
9 GM Mareco Sandro ARG 2597 6.0
10 FM Wahono Awam INA 2379 6.0
11 GM Shabalov Alexander USA 2529 6.0
12 GM Kotanjian Tigran ARM 2546 6.0
13 GM Zhao Jun CHN 2587 6.0
14 GM Laylo PHI 2534 6.0
  --- chess result URL ---
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Partai Catur Indonesia Open 2011 Tigran Kotanjian vs Tirta Chandra Purnama

IM Tirta Chandra get a nice win against visiting GM from Armenia Tigran Kotanjian. Here the game preview and copied analysis (in Bahasa Indonesia) for our Indonesian reader. The game done in a Classic Queen Indian defence.

After eight rounds, Indian Surya Ganguly position himself as sole leader with 6.5/8. He will be challenge by another five players with half point behind : GM Barbosa Oliver, GM Wang Yue, GM Li Chao b , Aleksey Dreev Aleksey and  GM Mareco Sandro. Then Wesley So, Megaranto and Tkachiev are among the 5/8 points next.

Round 9 will be follow today, and pairing that will affected final position as followed:

1 1 GM Wang Yue 2716 6 6½  -  GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2631 5

2 2 GM Dreev Aleksey 2711 6 6 - GM Barbosa Oliver 2538 14
3 3 GM Li Chao b 2710 6 6 - GM Mareco Sandro 2597 7
4 4 GM So Wesley 2655 5½ 5½ - IM Bitoon Richard 2504 22
5 6 GM Tkachiev Vladislav 2631 5½ 5½ - GM Dao Thien Hai 2493 23
6 9 GM Zhao Jun 2587 5½ 5½ - GM Megaranto Susanto 2530 17

Monday, October 17, 2011

Indonesia Open 2011 - Game Aleksey Dreev vs Susanto Megaranto

Here some games from the Indonesia Open 2011. Highlight is the game between Aleksey Dreev and Susanto Megaranto, in a complicated pieces manuevering, Dreev blundered on move 49.Ng3?? , allowing Black to penetrated into White king's defence. Analysis in Bahasa Indonesia by Kris Liem, info provided by mr. Djoni. Courtesy of bpk Kristianus Liem (PB PERCASI / SCUA )

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Selected PGN from round 3:
[Event "Indonesia Open 2011"]
[Site "Jakarta"]
[Date "2011.10.14"]
[Round "3"]
[White "GM Wesley So"]
[WhiteElo "2655"]
[Black "GM Dao Thien Hai"]
[BlackElo "2493"]
[Result "½–½"]
[ECO "C42"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.O-O Be7 8.Re1 Bg4 9.c3 f5 10.Qb3 Na5 11.Qa4+ Nc6 12.Ba6 Bxf3 13.Bxb7 O-O 14.Nd2 Bxg2 15.Kxg2 Bd6 16.Nf3 Ne7 17.Bxa8 Qxa8 18.Qd7 Ng6 19.Qe6+ Kh8 20.Ng5 Rf6 21.Nf7+ Kg8 22.Nh6+ Kh8 23.Nf7+ ½–½

[Event "Indonesia Open 2011"]
[Site "Jakarta"]
[Date "2011.10.14"]
[Round "3"]
[White "GM Oliver Barbosa"]
[WhiteElo "2538"]
[Black "FM Wahomo Awam"]
[BlackElo "2379"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E86"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 O-O 6.Be3 e5 7.Nge2 a6 8.Qd2 Nbd7 9.Rd1 c6 10.dxe5 dxe5 11.c5 Ne8 12.Na4 Qe7 13.Ng3 Bf6 14.Bc4 Ng7 15.O-O Ne6 16.Qa5 Re8 17.Kh1 Ndf8 18.Ne2 Bg5 19.Bg1 h5 20.Qc3 Nf4 21.Nb6 Rb8 22.Nxf4 Bxf4 23.Rd6 Kh7 24.Rfd1 h4 25.Bf2 Bg5 26.b4 Bf6 27.a4 Bg7 28.b5 axb5 29.axb5 Be6 30.bxc6 bxc6 31.Rxc6 h3 32.g3 Red8 33.Rcd6 Bxc4 34.Qxc4 Ne6 35.Qf1 Nd4 36.Nd5 Qa7 37.Rxd8 Rxd8 38.c6 Qa4 39.c7 Rf8 40.Rc1 Nxf3 41.Qxh3+ 1–0

[Event "Indonesia Open 2011"]
[Site "Jakarta"]
[Date "2011.10.14"]
[Round "3"]
[White "GM Vladislav Tkachiev"]
[WhiteElo "2631"]
[Black "GM Megaranto Susanto"]
[BlackElo "2530"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E54"]
1.c4 e6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5 6.Nf3 c5 7.O-O cxd4 8.exd4 Bxc3 9.bxc3 dxc4 10.Bxc4 Qc7 11.Bd3 Nbd7 12.c4 b6 13.Bb2 Bb7 14.Re1 Qf4 15.Qd2 Qxd2 16.Nxd2 Rfd8 17.a4 Nb8 18.a5 Nc6 19.axb6 axb6 20.Rxa8 Rxa8 21.Ra1 Rxa1+ 22.Bxa1 Kf8 23.f3 Ke7 24.Kf2 h6 25.Bb2 Ba6 26.Ke3 Kd7 27.Ba3 Ne7 28.Nb1 Bb7 29.Nc3 Bc6 30.g4 h5 31.h3 hxg4 32.fxg4 Bg2 33.g5 Nh5 34.Bxe7 Kxe7 35.Be2 Ng3 36.Bd1 Bc6 37.Kf4 Nf1 38.Nb1 f6 39.h4 e5+ 40.dxe5 fxe5+ 41.Kxe5 Nh2 42.Be2 Bf3 43.Bd3 Bc6 44.Be4 Ng4+ 45.Kf4 Bxe4 46.Kxe4 Kd6 47.Nc3 Kc5 48.Kf4 1–0

[Event "Indonesia Open 2011"]
[Site "Jakarta"]
[Date "2011.10.14"]
[Round "3"]
[White "GM Cao Sang"]
[WhiteElo "2529"]
[Black "GM Li Chao"]
[BlackElo "2710"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B51"]
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bb5 e5 5.O-O Nf6 6.d3 Be7 7.Nd5 O-O 8.Bxc6 bxc6 9.Nxe7+ Qxe7 10.Bg5 h6 11.Bxf6 Qxf6 12.Nd2 Qg5 13.f4 exf4 14.Qf3 Qf6 15.Qxf4 Qxb2 16.Qxd6 Qxc2 17.Nc4 Be6 18.Rfc1 Qe2 19.Ne5 Rab8 20.Re1 Qd2 21.Nxc6 Rb2 22.Qg3 Kh7 23.Red1 Qc3 24.Rac1 Qa3 25.Rf1 Rxa2 26.Kh1 a5 27.Qd6 Ra8 28.Qxc5 Qxd3 29.Qe5 Rc2 30.Nd4 Rxc1 31.Rxc1 Rd8 32.Nf3 a4 33.h3 a3 34.Qh5 Kg8 35.Qa5 a2 36.Kh2 Kh7 37.Ra1 Rd7 38.Qa4 Qb1 0–1

[Event "Indonesia Open 2011"]
[Site "Jakarta"]
[Date "2011.10.14"]
[Round "3"]
[White "GM Mark Paragua"]
[WhiteElo "2533"]
[Black "GM Dewi Aa Citra"]
[BlackElo "2083"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D37"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 c5 5.dxc5 Bxc5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Bf4 O-O 8.e3 d5 9.Rd1 Qa5 10.a3 Be7 11.Bg3 a6 12.cxd5 Nxd5 13.Bd3 h6 14.O-O Nxc3 15.bxc3 Qxa3 16.Nd2 e5 17.Bc4 Qc5 18.Qe4 b5 19.Ba2 Bb7 20.Nf3 Bd6 21.Nh4 Bc7 22.Bb1 g6 23.Nxg6 f5 24.Qh4 Rf7 25.Qxh6 Rh7 26.Ba2+ 1–0

[Event "Indonesia Open 2011"]
[Site "Jakarta"]
[Date "2011.10.16"]
[Round "5"]
[White "GM Aleksey Dreev"]
[Black "GM Susanto Megaranto"]
[Result "0-1"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bf5 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nh4 Bg6 7.Be2 Nbd7 8.O-O Be7 9.g3 O-O 10.Nxg6 hxg6 11.Qc2 dxc4 12.Bxc4 Qa5 13.Bd2 Qf5 14.Qxf5 gxf5 15.Rfd1 Nb6 16.Be2 Rfd8 17.Be1 g6 18.Rac1 Kg7 19.Bf3 Rh8 20.Bg2 Ng4 21.h3 Nf6 22.Rd3 a5 23.a3 a4 24.Rdd1 Nbd5 25.Ne2 Ne4 26.Rd3 Bg5 27.Rc2 Bh6 28.Nc3 Nd6 29.Nb1 Ra6 30.Nd2 Re8 31.Kf1 b5 32.Ke2 Rb8 33.f3 Nc4 34.Nf1 Bg5 35.e4 Ndb6 36.exf5 exf5 37.f4 Bf6 38.Bxc6 Nc8 39.Bg2 Re6+ 40.Kf2 N8d6 41.Bc3 Rbe8 42.Bf3 Ne4+ 43.Bxe4 Rxe4 44.Kf3 Kg8 45.Rh2 Kf8 46.Rg2 Ke7 47.g4 Kd6 48.gxf5 gxf5 49.Ng3 Re3+ 50.Rxe3 Rxe3+ 51.Kf2 Bh4 52.Be1 Kd5 53.Kf1 Rf3+ 54.Ke2 Rb3 55.Bc3 Nxb2 56.Nxf5 Rxc3 57.Nxh4 Rxh3 58.Nf3 f6 59.Rg6 Ke4 60.Rxf6 Rxf3 61.Re6+ Kf5 62.Re5+ Kxf4 63.Rxb5 Rb3 64.Rc5 Rxa3 65.Kd2 Ke4 66.d5 Kd4 67.Rb5 Nc4+ 68.Ke2 Rb3 0-1

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

2011 Indonesia Open Round 5

After round 5, nobody come with perfect score anymore. GM Vladislav Tkachiev and GM Oliver Barbosa was the clash to decide the (halfway) tournament leader but ended in a draw, so both standing at 4.5/5. Behind them now are eight players including Wesley So (won over GM Shabalov), Megaranto Susanto, Wang Yue, Li Chao etc.

Indonesian untitled Surya Wahyudi score another upset to GM Dmitry Reinderman. Previously he upset Eugenio Torre, draw to GM Cao Sang and now following the tournament with 2664 rating performance. He is going to play GM Laylo on round six.

Susanto Megaranto lost to Tkachiev but keep the full score on all the rest four games, including to GM Aleksey Dreev. Now playing on 2700+ performance as well and going to play Argentinian GM Marco Sandro.

The other victory worth mentioned, IM Tirta Chandra won over GM Tigran Kotanjian on round 2 and FM Anam Khairul won over GM Eugenio Torre on round 4.

Indonesian Open 2011, happening in Jakarta Hotel Le Meredien. Partial standing after round 5:

1 GM Tkachiev Vladislav FRA 2631 4.5
2 GM Barbosa Oliver PHI 2538 4.5
3 GM So Wesley PHI 2655 4.0
4 GM Wang Yue CHN 2716 4.0
5 IM Nguyen Van Huy VIE 2449 4.0
6 GM Li Chao b CHN 2710 4.0
7 GM Megaranto Susanto INA 2530 4.0
8 GM Mareco Sandro ARG 2597 4.0
9 GM Kotanjian Tigran ARM 2546 4.0
10 GM Fier Alexander BRA 2583 4.0
11 GM Dao Thien Hai VIE 2493 3.5
12 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2631 3.5
13 Surya Wahyudi INA 2255 3.5
14 GM Paragua Mark PHI 2533 3.5
15 GM Moradiabadi Elshan IRI 2549 3.5
16 GM Laylo PHI 2534 3.5
--- reporting from Chess-result ---
Chessdom's report with photos
and photos from Percasi official mr. Djoni:
Dewi AA Citra taking good result against fellow GM Cerdas Barus
(photo from Djoni Chess)

Turnament bergengsi tahun ini, Indonesia Open 2011 sedang berlangsung dari tanggal 15-Oktober 2011. Hingga ronde lima, pecatur asing asal Prancis, GM Vladislav Tkachiev bercokol di posisi puncak dikawani pecatur Filipina GM Oliver Barbosa. Keduanya bermain remis di ronde lima.

Sementara itu, GM Megaranto Susanto masih yang tertinggi pointnya hingga ronde lima, Susanto mengalahkan pecatur kawakan asal USA GM Alexey Dreev dan mengantongi nilai 4 dari 5 babak. Susanto mengalahkan semua lawannya di empat partai lain tapi menyerah di pertemuannya dengan Vladislav Tkachiev.

Pecatur Indonesia lain yang berprestasi sensasional hingga saat ini adalah Surya Wahyudi. Surya mengalahkan Grandmaster Eugenio Torre di babak pertama dan kembali menelan seorang grandmaster lain GM Dmitry Reinderman dari Belanda. Hingga saat ini Surya telah mengumpulkan nilai performance yang cukup baik, barangkali norma untuk gelar master bisa jadi telah dipenuhi.

Turnamen Indonesia Open berlangsung di Jakarta di lokasi Hotel Le Meredien. Turnamen dihadiri pecatur-pecatur kaliber dunia seperti GM Wang Yue dan GM Wesley So. Ini barangkali turnament paling bergengsi yang telah diselenggarakan Percasi tahun ini, semoga tradisi ini bisa tetap diselenggarakan dan sponsor tetap bermunculan.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

2011 Jakarta Open Started

Starting this afternoon is the Jakarta Open chess tournament. The tournament take place at Hotel Le Meredien Jakarta, afternoon game started at 15:00, but beginning from tomorrow (Friday), it will be a two rounds per day, at 9:00am and 15:00.

Foreign players travelling to Jakarta included China players Wang Yue and Li Chao (with several other strong GMs and WGMs around!). From Phillipine, Wesley So, Eugenio Torre, Mark Paragua, Antonio Rogelio Jr and perhaps all top players from the volcanic archipelago country present here! From Vietnam are familiar names such as GM Dao Thien Hai, Nguyen Van Huy and GM Cao Sang. Unfortunately GM Le Quang Liem is invited to Susan Polgar's SPICE Cup and at this moment clearing his travelling VISA to US right now.

Representative from Europeans such as French GM Tkachiev, Dutchman GM Reinderman etc. Then there were present also Alexander Shabalov, Surya Ganguly, Dreev and many other. This is perhaps Indonesia's biggest event to date. Full list to be found in chess-result main domain > here < This will give host players a busy week too, GM Megaranto is seeded 17,  follows by all first team line up.

For round 1, most seeded player takes the easy win, except for several Pinoy GM Antonio was a draw to WGM Jana Krivec from Slovakia, Laylo and Paragua hold by respectively Kaisar Jenius Hakiki and FM Hamdani Rudin. Finally biggest surprise was GM Eugenio Torre lost to untitled Surya Wahyudi from Indonesia. On other side, untitled Emmanuel Emperado 2294 upset Brazilian GM Alexander Fier 2583. While Indonesian's players are warming up among themself, Megaranto score point too.
Top board pairing for Round Two:

1 GM Wang Yue 2716 - IM Grigoryan Karen H. 247
2 GM Dao Thien Hai 2493 - GM Dreev Aleksey 2711
3 GM Li Chao b 2710 - IM Irwanto Sadikin 2429
4  IM Nguyen Van Huy 2449 - GM So Wesley 2655
5 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2631 - IM Dimakiling Oliver 2414
6 FM Tunasly Kifly 2400 - GM Tkachiev Vladislav 2631
7 GM Mareco Sandro 2597 - IM Sitanggang Salor 2376
8 FM Wahono Awam 2379 - GM Reinderman Dimitri 2594
9  FM Kasmiran 2369 - GM Moradiabadi Elshan 2549
10 GM Kotanjian Tigran 2546 - IM Purnama Tirta Chandra 2368
11 WGM Guramishvili Sopiko 2359 - GM Barbosa Oliver 2538
12  GM Megaranto Susanto 2530 - WGM Sukandar Irine Kharisma 2330

There seems to be no LIVE games for internet viewer.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Three ties at 1st Qin Huangdao Final Result

In the last round of 1st Qin Huangdao tournament, the Vietname vs China pairings ended in a three way ties. The round 9 results as follows: GM Zhou Jianchao, who been leading for many rounds, was halted by GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, GM Le Quang Liem now having only less one point from Zhou Jianchou was potential to catch in but Le was down by GM Zhou Weiqi. In dramatic turn, this made GM Zhou Weiqi, GM Zhou Jianchao and GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son altogether collected 7 points our of 9 rounds, with the order of tie break as stated.

This is the only defeat to GM Jianchao and for Weiqi he was undefeated. GM Le suffered two lost to China GM Li Shilong (see previous blog) and to Weiqi and performing under his elo rating suggested.

Great debut tournament with excellent playing by host players and foreigners.

Final standing 1st Qin Huangdao Open Chess:

1 GM Zhou Weiqi CHN 2598 7.0
2 GM Zhou Jianchao CHN 2628 7.0
3 GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2644 7.0
4 GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2631 6.5
5 GM Ding Liren CHN 2660 6.5
6 GM Wang Yue CHN 2716 6.0
7 GM Li Chao B CHN 2710 6.0
8 GM Bu Xiangzhi CHN 2666 6.0
9 GM Liem Le Quang VIE 2717 6.0
10 GM Zhao Jun CHN 2587 6.0
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Last game by tournament winner GM Le Quang Liem vs GM Zhou Weiqi, in Catalan game:
[Event "1st Qin Huangdao"]
[Site "Qin Huangdao"]
[Date "2011.10.07"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Le Quang Liem"]
[Black "Zhou Weiqi"]
[Result "0-1"]
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.d4 dxc4 5.Bg2 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 c5 7.Qc1 O-O 8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.Qxc4 Nbd7 10.Nc3 a6 11.Qh4 Ra7 12.Na4 Be7 13.Qd4 Ra8 14.Nc3 Bc5 15.Qd3 Qe7 16.O-O b5 17.Ng5 Ra7 18.Bf4 h6 19.Nge4 e5 20.Be3 Bxe3 21.Qxe3 Rc7 22.Rfd1 Bb7 23.Rac1 b4 24.Na4 Rxc1 25.Rxc1 Bxe4 26.Bxe4 Nxe4 27.Qxe4 Nf6 28.Qc6 a5 29.Rc5 e4 30.e3 Qd8 31.Kg2 Qd1 32.Rf5 Rd8 33.Nc5 Qc1 34.Rxf6 gxf6 35.Qxf6 Rc8 36.Nxe4 Qc6 37.Qf4 Re8 38.f3 Re6 39.Kh3 Kg7 40.g4 Qd5 41.Ng3 Qe5 42.Qc4 Kg8 43.e4 Qxb2 44.Qc8+ Kh7 45.Qc7 Rf6 46.f4 Qc3 47.Qb8 a4 48.f5 b3 49.axb3 Qxb3 50.Qa7 Rb6 51.e5 a3 52.e6 Rb7 53.Qa8 fxe6 54.fxe6 a2 55.Qa6 Re7 56.Qa5 Qxe6 57.Nf5 Rd7 58.Qa3 h5 0-1

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After this, there will be Indonesia Open in mid October, expected is GM Li Chao to travel to Jakarta, as well many other GMs. See previous blog post.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wesley So Shabalov Li Chao in Indonesia Open 2011

World players GM Wesley So, GM Alexander Shabalov,  GM Wang Yue, GM Li Chao, GM Eugenio Torre , GM Dao Thien Hai ,  are rumours to be taken part in the next prestigious Indonesia Open, 12-19 October 2011, this is posted from the organizer's social network.

The Tournament will be held at 5 star Hotel Ballroom Le Meridien, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav 18-20 Jakarta - Indonesia. Total prize money is USD 55,500 and about USD 10,000 for first place.

Let's hope host players are in complete line up to take this opportunity to challenger foreign player and also to promote chess into Indonesia.

Full details in Indonesia Chess Association website domain:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Topalov vs Ireland 2-2

Veselin Topalov travelling to Dublin for a simuls against four of Irish resident chess players. The line up for Irish team are GM Alexander Baburin, Sam Collins, Mark Quinn and Alex Lopez.

Alexander Baburin is the only one with previous serious chess playing background, since I rarely found the other Irish playing over Europe. Baburin is nowdays popular as founder and editor of Chess Today. Veselin Topalov playing ok in board one, with Black against Baburin with Neo Gruenfeld, but maybe too complicated for a simuls against knowledge player like Baburin, Topalov slowly went weak and lost. Topalov draw with other Lopez and Collins, won against Mark Quinn as White in Sicilian Defence.

PGN for Topalov vs Ireland, in clock simul:
[Event "Dublin Simul Board 1"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2011.10.03"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Baburin, Alex"]
[Black "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D77"]
[PlyCount "111"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 d5 5. Bg2 dxc4 6. Na3 c3 7. bxc3 O-O 8. O-O c5 9. Qb3 Nc6 10. Rd1 Na5 11. Qb2 Qb6 12. Qxb6 axb6 13. Ne5 Be6 14. Bb2 Rfc8 15. f4 Bd5 16. Bh3 Rd8 17. c4 Be4 18. d5 h5 19. Rac1 Ng4 20. Bxg4 hxg4 21. Nb5 Bf5 22. Ba1 f6 23. Nd3 Bd7 24. Nc7 Rac8 25. d6 exd6 26. Nd5 Be6 27. Ne7+ Kf7 28. Nxc8 Rxc8 29. f5 Bxf5 30. Nf4 Rc6 31. Nd5 Be4 32. Rf1 Bxd5 33. cxd5 Rc8 34. Rf4 g5 35. Re4 b5 36. Re6 Re8 37. Rxd6 Rxe2 38. Rd7+ Kg6 39. d6 Nc4 40. Re7 Rxe7 41. dxe7 Kf7 42. a4 b6 43. axb5 Nd6 44. Re1 Ke8 45. Re6 Nxb5 46. Rxb6 Nd4 47. Bxd4 cxd4 48. Re6 Bh8 49. Kf2 f5 50. Ke2 f4 51. Kd3 Bg7 52. Ke4 d3 53. Kxd3 Bb2 54. Ke4 f3 55. Kd3 Ba3 56. Re4 1-0

[Event "Dublin Simul Board 2"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2011.10.03"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Black "Collins, Sam"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C97"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Qc7 12. d5 Bd7 13. b3 Rfb8 14. Nbd2 Nb7 15. c4 Ne8 16. Nf1 Nd8 17. Ne3 g6 18. Ng4 f6 19. Nh6+ Kh8 20. Nh2 a5 21. cxb5 Bxb5 22. Bd2 Bd7 23. N2g4 Bf8 24. Rc1 Bc8 25. h4 Nf7 26. Nxf7+ Qxf7 27. Ne3 Be7 28. Nc4 Bd8 29. f4 Qe7 30. Rf1 Ba6 31. h5 a4 32. hxg6 axb3 33. Bxb3 hxg6 34. Rc3 Bxc4 35. Bxc4 Ba5 36. Rh3+ Kg7 37. Bc1 exf4 38. Bxf4 Rb2 39. e5 f5 40. Qc1 Rab8 41. Bb3 Re2 42. exd6 Qe4 43. Rh2 Bd2 44. Bxd2 Qd4+ 45. Kh1 Rxd2 46. Qe1 Nxd6 47. Qe7+ Nf7 48. Qc7 Rh8 49. Rxh8 Kxh8 50. Qxf7 Qh4+ 51. Kg1 Qd4+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "Dublin Simul Board 3"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2011.10.03"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Lopez, Alex"]
[Black "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E65"] 1. g3 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c4 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nc3 d6 6. O-O Bd7 7. e3 Nf6 8. d4 O-O 9. b3 a6 10. Bb2 Rb8 11. Qe2 cxd4 12. exd4 Bg4 13. Rfd1 Qc8 14. Nd5 Nxd5 15. cxd5 Nb4 16. Qxe7 Nxd5 17. Qg5 Qf5 18. Qxf5 Bxf5 19. Nd2 Nb4 20. Nc4 Rfd8 21. Ne3 Bc8 22. a3 Nc6 23. b4 Be6 24. Rd2 d5 25. Rc1 h5 26. f4 Rbc8 27. Kf2 Ne7 28. Rdc2 Rxc2+ 29. Rxc2 Nc6 30. Rd2 Rd7 31. Bf3 f5 32. Bd1 Kf7 33. Bb3 Bf6 34. h4 Na7 35. Nc2 Nc8 36. Ne1 Nd6 37. Rc2 Nc4 38. Nf3 b5 39. Bc1 Kg7 40. Ne5 Rb7 41. Bxc4 dxc4 42. Bd2 Bd5 43. Bc3 Be7 44. Ra2 Bd6 45. Ke3 Kf6 46. Ra1 Ke6 47. Kf2 Be4 48. Nxg6 Kd5 49. Ne5 Bc2 50. Kf3 Be4+ 51. Ke3 Bc2 52. Kf3 Be4+ 53. Ke3 Bc2 1/2-1/2

[Event "Dublin Simul Board 4"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2011.10.03"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Black "Quinn, Mark"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B48"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Be2 Nf6 8. a3 d6 9. g4 h6 10. f4 Bd7 11. h3 Be7 12. Qd2 Rc8 13. O-O-O g6 14. Rhf1 Rh7 15. f5 gxf5 16. gxf5 Nxd4 17. Qxd4 e5 18. Qd3 Bc6 19. Rg1 b5 20. Kb1 Qb7 21. Nd5 Bxd5 22. exd5 Bd8 23. Qb3 Ke7 24. Bf2 Kd7 25. Rg2 Be7 26. a4 Rb8 27. axb5 axb5 28. Be1 Rhh8 29. Rg3 h5 30. Qb4 h4 31. Rb3 Bd8 32. Bxb5+ Ke7 33. Qc4 Rh5 34. Bc6 Qc8 35. Rxb8 Qxb8 36. Rd3 Rxf5 37. Rb3 Qc8 38. Rb7+ Kf8 39. Bb4 Bc7 40. Qxh4 Rf1+ 41. Ka2 Kg7 42. Qg5+ Kh7 43. Bxd6 1-0

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Monday, October 3, 2011

First Qin Huangdao Open Chess .... in China

Travelling is main activity for chess player, and right now China have put many serious tournament in their homeland, to encourage more chess players to travel and play in their place. Just established is the 1st International Open Chess in Qin Huangdao, city in Hebei province, North China. Qin Huangdao is a port city, tourism and beaches are their familiar business, perfect place to promote chess and tourism by China.

The tournament joined by many Asian GMs such GM Le Quang Liem, who top seed here. Then Parimarjan Negi, Sandipan Chanda and several from Mongolia. The host no doubt sent in their selection of chess playing army, top name such as Li Chao, Zhou Weiqi, Bu Xiangzhi are playing.

After round 4 Zhou Weiqi emerge in top standing. Le Quang Liem looks like get a terrible start collecting only 2 point out of four round, playing black but losing to GM Li Shilong in round 4 in a Nimzo Indian defence, but transposed to QGD Ragozin, Black doing fine in middlegame, winning a rook but went blunder in 26...Qxf3 allowing white to finished the game with mating check to Black's king. As top seed, Le, in the first round successfully defeated the Chinese women players Zhang Xiaowen, but after that two consecutive draws with lower rating opponent.

PGN, Li Shilong vs Le Quang Liem

[Event "1st Qin Huangdao"]

[Site "Qin Huangdao"]
[Date "2011.10.03"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Li Shilong"]
[Black "Le Quang Liem"]
[Result "1-0"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 d5 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 c5 8.e3 Nc6 9.Rc1 g5 10.Bg3 Ne4 11.Bb5 Qa5 12.O-O Bxc3 13.Bxc6+ bxc6 14.bxc3 Bg4 15.Qb3 Qa6 16.dxc5 Bxf3 17.gxf3 Nd2 18.Qc2 Nxf1 19.Bd6 Qc8 20.e4 f5 21.exd5 cxd5 22.c4 d4 23.Rxf1 Kf7 24.c6 Qe6 25.c5 Qd5 26.Rd1 Qxf3?? 27.Qc4+! Kg7 28.Be5+ Kg6 29.Qe6+ Kh5 30.Qf7+ Kg4 31.Rxd4+ f4 32.Rxf4+ gxf4 33.Qe6+ Kg5 34.Bf6+ Kg6 35.Be7+ 1-0  {mate in next 3 or 4}

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The set up is $ 87,000 in prize money, a record high of Asian Open prize money to attract a public group and the group of 300 amateur participants. A total of 78 in the open group of people participating, including 24 international grandmaster.

All games will be the end of 7 days.

Standing after round 4:
1 GM Zhou Weiqi CHN 2598 3.5

2 GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2631 3.5
3 GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2644 3.5
4 GM Li Shilong CHN 2515 3.0
5 GM Xu Jun CHN 2500 3.0
6 GM Zhou Jianchao CHN 2628 3.0
7 IM Zhang Ziyang CHN 2414 3.0
8 GM Levan Pantsulaia GEO 2614 3.0
9 IM Wang Chen CHN 2454 3.0
10 GM Bu Xiangzhi CHN 2666 3.0
 complete standing can be found in this link address

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