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Re: Gibraltar 2020

Post by JustinHorton » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:28 pm

Anyway if it's swindles you want get a load of this
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Re: Gibraltar 2020

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:29 am

Paravyan won the event after a play-off.
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Re: Gibraltar 2020

Post by Tomis Chagall » Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:19 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:05 pm
The opening Simultaneous Display on Sunday 19th January was given by Anatoly Karpov. In a tremendous tour de force, lasting over 4 hours, he emerged with a score of +25, =4, -0.

Details can be found at http://chess-results.com/tnr508591.aspx ... art=2&rd=1.

One of his opponents was called Robert Fischer. They drew.
Is there maybe a PGN of the simul available somewhere, or some games at least? From what i saw on the official website, the round 4 and 5 games of the Amateurs B section haven’t been shared.

There is one game from the Challengers B section that I couldn’t attribute to anybody: a drawn game listed as played between Freck (sic) Schouten and Andoni Fernandez Lopateji (sic), albeit both players (Andoni Lopategi and Freek Schouten) received a point each because their opponents defaulted:
https://chess-results.com/tnr471967.asp ... art=2&rd=5

[Event "18. Gibraltar International Chess Festival - Challengers B"]
[Site "La Caleta GIB"]
[Date "2020.01.29"]
[Round "5.45"]
[White "unknown 1"]
[Black "unknown 2"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D15"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. g3 Bf5 6. Bg2 e6 7. O-O h6 8.
Qb3 Qc8 9. Bf4 Nh5 10. Bxb8 Rxb8 11. Rac1 Qd8 12. Ne5 Nf6 13. c5 Ng4 14.
Nxg4 Bxg4 15. e4 Be7 16. Qc2 dxe4 17. Qxe4 Bf5 18. Qe3 O-O 19. h3 Re8 20.
Rcd1 Qc7 21. b4 Rbd8 22. f4 g5 23. Qe5 Qxe5 24. dxe5 gxf4 25. gxf4 Bc2 26.
Rc1 Rd2 27. Rf2 Rxf2 28. Kxf2 Bf5 29. Rd1 Rd8 30. Rxd8+ Bxd8 31. a4 Kf8
32. Ke3 Ke8 33. b5 Kd7 34. Ne4 Bxe4 35. Bxe4 axb5 36. axb5 Be7 37. Kd4 Bh4
38. bxc6+ bxc6 39. f5 Bf2+ 40. Kc4 Bg3 41. Kd4 Bf2+ 42. Kc4 Bg3 1/2-1/2
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Re: Gibraltar 2020

Post by J T Melsom » Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:22 pm

It would be worth contacting the organisers. There were pgns which were not up-loaded in 2019 and Stuart Conquest resolved this promptly when I raised it directly.

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Re: Gibraltar 2020

Post by Ian Thompson » Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:23 pm

Tomis Chagall wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:19 pm
There is one game from the Challengers B section that I couldn’t attribute to anybody: a drawn game listed as played between Freck (sic) Schouten and Andoni Fernandez Lopateji (sic), albeit both players (Andoni Lopategi and Freek Schouten) received a point each because their opponents defaulted:
It's common practise in British tournaments to offer players with a bye or walkover a friendly game against someone else without an opponent. It's likely this game did take place between these two players, but didn't count towards the tournament results, although it would have been submitted for rating.

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Re: Gibraltar 2020

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:26 pm

Tomis Chagall wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:19 pm

There is one game from the Challengers B section that I couldn’t attribute to anybody: a drawn game listed as played between Freck (sic) Schouten and Andoni Fernandez Lopateji (sic), albeit both players (Andoni Lopategi and Freek Schouten) received a point each because their opponents defaulted:
Gibraltar was likely running under British conventions. It's quite usual to offer a re-paired rated game to players who wouldn't otherwise have an opponent.

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Re: Gibraltar 2020

Post by Tomis Chagall » Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:43 pm

Thanks for the info, everyone!
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