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February 2011

Women’s Grand Prix: Elina Danielian leads after 3 rounds

Posted by 365Chess.com on February 25, 2011 in Chess news

women-gp-2011The sixth event of the current cycle of the FIDE Women Grand Prix is taking place from February 21st to March 5th, in Doha, Qatar. 12 of the strongest ledies are struggling for the title.

After finishin 3 rounds, the Armenian GM Elina Danielian has won all her games, and with a perfect 3.0 / 3, leads the event. Martha Fierro Baquero from Ecuador and Nana Dzagnidze from Georgia, follow the leader with 2.0 / 3.

Round 3 (February 24, 2011)
Fierro Baquero, Martha L. – Dzagnidze, Nana 1-0 40 A20 English Opening
Cramling, Pia – Koneru, Humpy ½-½ 74 A40 Unusual Replies to 1.d4
Sebag, Marie – Mkrtchian, Lilit ½-½ 83 C04 French Tarrasch
Stefanova, Antoaneta – Zhu, Chen 0-1 24 A15 English counter King’s Fianchetto
Chiburdanidze, Maia – Xu, Yuhua 1-0 45 D38 QGD Ragozin
Munguntuul, Batkhuyag – Danielian, Elina 0-1 36 C11 French Defence

Fierro Baquero, Martha L. (2353) – Dzagnidze, Nana (2550) [A20]
6th Women GP Doha QAT (3), 2011-02-24
1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. e4 Bg7 5. Bg2 d6 6. Nge2 Nh6 7. O-O O-O 8. d3 f5 9. Nd5 Be6 10. Rb1 Qd7 11. b4 Nd8 12. b5 Kh8 13. a4 Ng8 14. exf5 Bxf5 15. Ne3 Bh3 16. d4 Bxg2 17. Kxg2 e4 18. Nc3 Nf6 19. Ned5 Nxd5 20. cxd5 Qf5 21. Be3 c6 22. dxc6 bxc6 23. f3 exf3+ 24. Rxf3 Qxf3+ 25. Qxf3 Rxf3 26. Kxf3 c5 27. Ne2 Ne6 28. dxc5 dxc5 29. a5 Rf8+ 30. Ke4 Re8 31. Kd3 Be5 32. Nf4 Bxf4 33. Bxf4 g5 34. Be5+ Kg8 35. b6 axb6 36. axb6 Nd8 37. Bc7 Kf7 38. Bxd8 Rxd8+ 39. Kc4 Ke7 40. b7 Rb8  1 – 0 (view game)

Munguntuul, Batkhuyag (2410) – Danielian, Elina (2454) [C11]
6th Women GP Doha QAT (3), 2011-02-24
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 Be7 8. Qd2 O-O 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. O-O-O Qa5 11. Bxc5 Nxc5 12. h4 Bd7 13. Rh3 b5 14. f5 exf5 15. Rg3 Ne7 16. Kb1 b4 17. Nxd5 Ne4 18. Qh6 Ng6 19. Rxg6 fxg6 20. Ne7+ Kf7 21. Rxd7 Rad8 22. e6+ Kxe6 23. Bc4+ Kxd7 24. Qxg7 Ke8 25. Kc1 Qc5 26. Nd5 Rxd5 27. Bxd5 Qxd5 28. Qxa7 Rf6 29. Qb8+ Ke7 30. Qxb4+ Rd6 31. b3 h6 32. a4 g5 33. hxg5 hxg5 34. a5 g4 35. Nh4 Kf6 36. g3 Qe5  0 – 1 (view game)

6th Women GP Doha (QAT)  
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1. Danielian, Elina g ARM 2454 * . . . . . 1 . . 1 . 1 3
2. Fierro Baquero, Martha L. m ECU 2353 . * 1 0 . 1 . . . . . . 2 2675
3. Dzagnidze, Nana g GEO 2550 . 0 * 1 . . . . . . . 1 2 2581
4. Koneru, Humpy g IND 2607 . 1 0 * ½ . . . . . . . 2473
5. Cramling, Pia g SWE 2516 . . . ½ * ½ . ½ . . . . 2525
6. Zhu, Chen g QAT 2495 . 0 . . ½ * . . 1 . . . 2471
7. Sebag, Marie g FRA 2489 0 . . . . . * ½ . . 1 . 2471
8. Mkrtchian, Lilit m ARM 2475 . . . . ½ . ½ * 0 . . . 1 2392
9. Stefanova, Antoaneta g BUL 2546 . . . . . 0 . 1 * . 0 . 1 2359
10. Chiburdanidze, Maia g GEO 2502 0 . . . . . . . . * 1 0 1 2324
11. Xu, Yuhua g CHN 2484 . . . . . . 0 . 1 0 * . 1 2387
12. Munguntuul, Batkhuyag m MGL 2410 0 . 0 . . . . . . 1 . * 1 2377
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Le Quang Liem wins the Aeroflot Open 2011

Posted by 365Chess.com on February 24, 2011 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Le, Quang Liem VIE 2664 6.5
2 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2709 6.5
3 Tomashevsky, Evgeny RUS 2695 6.5
4 Khismatullin, Denis RUS 2649 6.0
5 Yu, Yangyi CHN 2607 6.0
6 Kamsky, Gata USA 2730 6.0

Mamedov, Rauf (2660) – Le, Quang Liem (2664) [B91]
Aeroflot Open A Moscow RUS (9), 2011-02-16
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. g3 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Bg2 b5 9. a4 b4 10. Nd5 Nxd5 11. Qxd5 Ra7 12. Be3 Be6 13. Qd2 Rb7 14. O-O O-O 15. Rfd1 Qc7 16. Rac1 Nd7 17. c4 Rc8 18. Bf1 Rbb8 19. Qd3 h6 20. f4 Bg4 21. Rd2 Nf6 22. Rdc2 Qb7 23. c5 dxc5 24. Nxc5 Bxc5 25. Rxc5 Rxc5 26. Rxc5 exf4 27. Bxf4 Nxe4 28. Re5 Ng5 29. Bxg5 hxg5 30. Qd4 Qb6 31. Qxb6 Rxb6 32. Rxg5 Be6 33. Kf2 Rc6 34. Bd3 Rc1 35. Ra5 Rh1 36. h4  ½ – ½ (view game)

Vuckovic, Bojan (2623) – Kamsky, Gata (2730) [D15]
Aeroflot Open A Moscow RUS (9), 2011-02-16
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. c5 g6 6. h3 Bg7 7. Bf4 Bf5 8. e3 Nbd7 9. Be2 Ne4 10. O-O h6 11. Qb3 Ra7 12. Bh2 O-O 13. Rac1 a5 14. a3 g5 15. Rfd1 Bg6 16. Nd2 Nxd2 17. Rxd2 e5 18. dxe5 Nxc5 19. Qd1 Qb6 20. Na4 Nxa4 21. Qxa4 Re8 22. Qd4 Qxd4 23. exd4 f6 24. Bd3 Bxd3 25. Rxd3 fxe5 26. Bxe5 Bxe5 27. Re3 a4 28. Rce1 Ra5 29. h4 Kf7 30. hxg5 hxg5 31. dxe5 d4 32. Rf3+ Ke7 33. Rh3 Kd7 34. e6+ Kd6 35. Rh7 Re7 36. Rh8 Re5 37. Rxe5 Kxe5 38. Rg8 Kxe6 39. Rxg5 d3 40. Rg3 d2  0 – 1 (view game)

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Database update

Posted by 365Chess.com on February 17, 2011 in Site news

The database was updated and 2392 new games were added.

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Vassily Ivanchuk wins the Gibraltar Masters

Posted by 365Chess.com on February 6, 2011 in Chess news

Final Standings

Pos Name Fed Rtg Pts
1 Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2764 9.0
2 Short Nigel ENG 2658 8.5
3 Kulaots Kaido EST 2577 7.5
4 Roiz Michael ISR 2649 7.5

Ivanchuk, Vassily (2764) – Fridman, Daniel (2655) [D30]
Gibraltar Masters Caleta ENG (10.1), 2011-02-03
1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 h6 6. Bh4 Ne4 7. Bxe7 Qxe7 8. Bd3 c5 9. O-O Nc6 10. Ne5 Nf6 11. cxd5 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Nxd5 13. Nd2 O-O 14. Ne4 Qc7 15. Nd6 f6 16. Qg4 fxe5 17. Nxc8 Qxc8 18. Qe4 Rf5 19. Bc4 Kh8 20. Bxd5 exd5 21. Qxd5 Qc7 22. Rfd1 Rc8 23. Rd2 c4 24. Rad1 Rff8 25. h3 Rfe8 26. Qe4 Qc6 27. Qc2 c3 28. Rd6 Qc4 29. bxc3 Qxc3 30. Qe4 Qc4 31. Qxb7 Qxa2 32. Rg6 Rg8 33. Rxg7 Qc2 34. Rxg8+ Rxg8 35. Rd6 Qh7 36. Qc6 Qb1+ 37. Kh2 Qf5 38. Rf6 Qg5 39. Rxh6+ Kg7 40. Rd6  1 – 0 (view game)

Bologan, Viktor (2693) – Short, Nigel D (2658) [D35]
Gibraltar Masters Caleta ENG (10.2), 2011-02-03
1. d4 e6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 c6 6. e3 Bf5 7. Qf3 Bg6 8. Bxf6 Qxf6 9. Qxf6 gxf6 10. Nf3 Nd7 11. g3 Be7 12. Nh4 Nb6 13. f3 a5 14. Kf2 a4 15. Rc1 Nc8 16. Ne2 Ra6 17. Nc3 Ra5 18. Be2 Nd6 19. Rhd1 Kd7 20. Ng2 b5 21. Rd2 Bf8 22. a3 h5 23. Na2 Nc4 24. Bxc4 bxc4 25. Nf4 f5 26. Nc3 Bd6 27. h4 Rg8 28. Rg1 Raa8 29. Ke1 Bc7 30. Kd1 Ba5 31. Nxa4 Bxd2 32. Nc5+ Kd6 33. Kxd2 Rgb8 34. Kc3 Ra5 35. Rc1 Rab5 36. b4 cxb3 37. Kb2 Ra5 38. Ncd3 Re8 39. Nb4 Rxe3 40. Rxc6+ Kd7 41. Rc1 Rxf3 42. Nc6 Rf2+ 43. Kxb3 Rb5+ 44. Ka4 Rb7 45. Ne5+ Kd8 46. Nc6+ Ke8 47. Ka5 Rb3 48. a4 Rxg3 49. Nxd5 f4 50. Kb6 Kf8 51. a5 Be4 52. Ndb4 Rb2 53. Kc7 Rgb3 54. d5 Rxb4 55. Nxb4 Rxb4 56. d6 Rb7+ 57. Kc8 Ra7 58. Ra1 f3 59. a6 f2 60. d7 Ra8+ 61. Kc7 Bg2  0 – 1 (view game)

Harikrishna, P. (2667) – Erdos, Viktor (2593) [A50]
Gibraltar Masters Caleta ENG (10.3), 2011-02-03
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Qc2 dxc4 5. Qxc4 Bf5 6. g3 e6 7. Bg2 Nbd7 8. O-O Be7 9. Rd1 O-O 10. e3 Rc8 11. Qe2 Ne4 12. Ne1 Bg6 13. Nd3 c5 14. Nf4 Nd6 15. Nxg6 hxg6 16. dxc5 Nxc5 17. Nc3 Qc7 18. Bd2 Bf6 19. Rac1 Qb8 20. Be1 Rfd8 21. Rc2 Nd7 22. Ne4 Nxe4 23. Bxe4 Nb6 24. Rxd8+ Rxd8 25. Ba5 Rc8 26. Bxb6 axb6 27. Rd2 Rd8 28. Rxd8+ Qxd8 29. b3 Qd7 30. Kg2 Be7 31. a4 g5 32. h3 g6 33. Qc4 b5 34. axb5 b6 35. Qc6 Qd6 36. Qb7 Qd8 37. Bc6 Bc5 38. Bd7 Kf8 39. Qa7 Kg8 40. Bc6 Be7 41. Qa1 Bf6 42. Qa4 Be7 43. Qa2 Kg7 44. Qc2 Bf6 45. Be4 Be7 46. Kf3 Bf6 47. Ke2 Be7 48. Qc6 Bf6 49. Bd3 Be7 50. Bc4 Qd6 51. Kf3 Qd1+ 52. Kg2 Qd6 53. Qe4 Bf6 54. Qb7 Be7 55. Qc6 Kf8 56. Be2 Kg7 57. Bg4 Qd8 58. Qb7 Qd5+ 59. Qxd5 exd5 60. Bd7 d4 61. exd4 Bf6 62. d5 Be5 63. Kf3 f5 64. Be8 Kf6 65. h4 gxh4 66. gxh4 Bd6 67. Kg2 Bc7 68. Kh3 Bd6 69. h5 gxh5 70. Kh4 f4 71. f3 Ke7 72. Bc6 Bc7 73. Kxh5 Bd6 74. Kg5  ½ – ½ (view game)

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