Gibraltar 05: Nakamura shines, Anand falters

by Marco Baldauf
1/31/2016 – While Markus Ragger and Etienne Bacrot, who shared the lead with 4.0/4 each, both did not mind a quick and peaceful draw, Hikaru Nakamura and Vishy Anand tried to regain ground. Nakamura managed to do so by winning against Women's World Champion Mariya Muzychuk with a smashing piece sacrifice but Anand pressed too hard and lost against Adrien Demuth from France (Elo 2535).

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Play in the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters starts at 15.00 local time (GMT+1) on Tuesday 26 January 2016, with live commentary from GM Simon Williams and IM Elisabeth Paehtz throughout. There is play every subsequent day at this time until Thursday 4 February 2016, when the tenth final round starts earlier at 11.00 (GMT+1). Live coverage may be found via the official website.

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Pictures: John Saunders, Sophie Triay (Tournament page)

In a Ruy Lopez Anand took a lots of risks by exposing his king to a dangerous attack and finally liquidated in time-trouble into a lost endgame. After their peaceful draw Etienne Bacrot and Markus Ragger still lead with 4.5/5 each but they were joined by the Indians Pentala Harikrishna and Abhijeet Gupta.

Results of round 5

Br. Nr.   Name Elo Pkt. Ergebnis Pkt.   Name Elo Nr.
1 11 GM Bacrot Etienne 2697 4 ½ - ½ 4 GM Ragger Markus 2689 14
2 26 GM Grandelius Nils 2635 ½ - ½ GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2785 2
3 25 GM Sethuraman S.P. 2639 0 - 1 GM Harikrishna P. 2755 4
4 28 GM Jones Gawain C B 2625 ½ - ½ GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2727 8
5 9 GM Rapport Richard 2721 ½ - ½ GM Edouard Romain 2617 30
6 32 GM Gupta Abhijeet 2613 1 - 0 GM Almasi Zoltan 2684 16
7 58 GM Harika Dronavalli 2511 ½ - ½ GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro 2666 18
8 1 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2787 3 1 - 0 3 GM Muzychuk Mariya 2554 44
9 3 GM Anand Viswanathan 2784 3 0 - 1 3 GM Demuth Adrien 2535 48
10 5 GM Li Chao B 2751 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2515 56
11 47 GM Muzychuk Anna 2537 3 0 - 1 3 GM Yu Yangyi 2747 6
12 51 GM Gopal G.N. 2525 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Fressinet Laurent 2700 10
13 53 GM Vishnu Prasanna. V 2518 3 0 - 1 3 GM Ni Hua 2697 12
14 15 GM Howell David W L 2685 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Bai Jinshi 2507 60
15 19 GM Kamsky Gata 2665 3 ½ - ½ 3 WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra 2502 64
16 57 IM Gledura Benjamin 2515 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Duda Jan-Krzysztof 2660 20
17 21 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2660 3 0 - 1 3 IM Ly Moulthun 2474 72
18 23 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 2642 3 1 - 0 3 WGM Pogonina Natalija 2454 80
19 65 GM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. 2500 3 0 - 1 3 GM Anton Guijarro David 2639 24
20 27 GM Salem A.R. Saleh 2627 3 0 - 1 3 IM Kelires Andreas 2444 82
21 67 GM Gunina Valentina 2496 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Bachmann Axel 2610 34
22 35 GM Maze Sebastien 2591 3 1 - 0 3 IM Shytaj Luca 2443 84
23 91 IM Padmini Rout 2427 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Sandipan Chanda 2583 36
24 120 IM Christiansen Johan-Sebastian 2374 3 0 - 1 3 GM Grigoriants Sergey 2580 38
25 41 GM Donchenko Alexander 2570 3 1 - 0 3 IM Almagro Llamas Pablo 2429 90
26 123   Siva Mahadevan 2370 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Oparin Grigoriy 2565 42
27 43 IM Tari Aryan 2556 3 1 - 0 3 IM Esserman Marc 2419 96

...

Standings after round 5

Rg. Snr   Name Land Elo Pkt.  Wtg1  w we w-we K rtg+/-
1 14 GM Ragger Markus AUT 2689 4,5 2872 4,5 3,61 0,89 10 8,9
2 11 GM Bacrot Etienne FRA 2697 4,5 2867 4,5 3,70 0,80 10 8,0
3 4 GM Harikrishna P. IND 2755 4,5 2865 4,5 4,02 0,48 10 4,8
4 32 GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2613 4,5 2818 4,5 3,48 1,02 10 10,2
5 7 GM Jakovenko Dmitry RUS 2732 4,0 2834 3,5 3,12 0,38 10 3,8
6 33 GM Lenic Luka SLO 2611 4,0 2811 3,5 2,64 0,86 10 8,6
7 2 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2785 4,0 2782 4 3,95 0,05 10 0,5
8 58 GM Harika Dronavalli IND 2511 4,0 2758 4 2,38 1,62 10 16,2
9 8 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2727 4,0 2757 4 3,78 0,22 10 2,2
10 1 GM Nakamura Hikaru USA 2787 4,0 2756 4 4,10 -0,10 10 -1,0
11 9 GM Rapport Richard HUN 2721 4,0 2734 4 3,88 0,12 10 1,2
12 28 GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2625 4,0 2727 4 3,33 0,67 10 6,7
13 12 GM Ni Hua CHN 2697 4,0 2723 4 3,82 0,18 10 1,8
14 30 GM Edouard Romain FRA 2617 4,0 2709 4 3,40 0,60 10 6,0
15 6 GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2747 4,0 2703 4 4,13 -0,13 10 -1,3
16 18 GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro CUB 2666 4,0 2701 4 3,78 0,22 10 2,2
17 26 GM Grandelius Nils SWE 2635 4,0 2699 4 3,51 0,49 10 4,9
18 41 GM Donchenko Alexander GER 2570 4,0 2682 4 3,28 0,72 10 7,2
19 43 IM Tari Aryan NOR 2556 4,0 2679 4 3,22 0,78 10 7,8
20 72 IM Ly Moulthun AUS 2474 4,0 2673 4 2,71 1,29 10 12,9
21 48 GM Demuth Adrien FRA 2535 4,0 2670 4 3,15 0,85 10 8,5
22 35 GM Maze Sebastien FRA 2591 4,0 2650 4 3,52 0,48 10 4,8
23 24 GM Anton Guijarro David ESP 2639 4,0 2649 4 3,88 0,12 10 1,2
24 23 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2642 4,0 2646 4 3,95 0,05 10 0,5
25 82 IM Kelires Andreas CYP 2444 4,0 2645 4 2,71 1,29 10 12,9
26 38 GM Grigoriants Sergey RUS 2580 4,0 2611 4 3,80 0,20 10 2,0

... 250 players

Etienne Bacrot vs Markus Ragger

Pentala Harikrishna won with Black against P. Sethuraman to join the leaders.

Hikaru Nakamura played a fine attacking game, Vishy Anand lost against a lower-rated opponent.

 
 

Adrien Demuth

Not a good day for the Muzychuks. While Mariya was smashed by
Nakamura, Anna (photo) lost a long game against...

... Yu Yangyi from China.

Bulgarian Antoneva Stefanova had Li Chao from China on the brink
of defeat, but in the end the Chinese grandmaster escaped to a draw.

English champion David Howell

Poland's number one Radoslaw Wojtaszek (right) seems to
be surprised by the opening of Gawain Jones ("1.c4? Seriously?")
... and deviated with 1...e6  from his standard repertoire.

Nils Grandelius against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (draw).

Australian IM Moulthun Ly won with Black against Indian GM Ganguly.

Natalia Pogonina

Pairings of round 6

(If you take a look at the pairings you might wonder what happened to Etienne Bacrot - with 4.5/5 co-leader of the tournament. Well, he decided not to play but to secure half a point without trouble by taking a bye in round six - which the rules in Gibraltar allow.)

Bo. No.   Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts.   Name Rtg No.
1 4 GM Harikrishna P. 2755   GM Gupta Abhijeet 2613 32
2 14 GM Ragger Markus 2689   4 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2787 1
3 2 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2785 4   4 GM Jones Gawain C B 2625 28
4 6 GM Yu Yangyi 2747 4   4 GM Edouard Romain 2617 30
5 38 GM Grigoriants Sergey 2580 4   4 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2732 7
6 8 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2727 4   4 GM Lenic Luka 2611 33
7 48 GM Demuth Adrien 2535 4   4 GM Rapport Richard 2721 9
8 12 GM Ni Hua 2697 4   4 IM Tari Aryan 2556 43
9 18 GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro 2666 4   4 GM Donchenko Alexander 2570 41
10 72 IM Ly Moulthun 2474 4   4 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 2642 23
11 24 GM Anton Guijarro David 2639 4   4 GM Harika Dronavalli 2511 58
12 82 IM Kelires Andreas 2444 4   4 GM Grandelius Nils 2635 26
13 50 GM Al-Sayed Mohammed 2530   GM Li Chao B 2751 5
14 10 GM Fressinet Laurent 2700   IM Gledura Benjamin 2515 57
15 51 GM Gopal G.N. 2525   GM Howell David W L 2685 15
16 16 GM Almasi Zoltan 2684   WGM Tan Zhongyi 2504 62
17 60 GM Bai Jinshi 2507   GM Kamsky Gata 2665 19
18 20 GM Duda Jan-Krzysztof 2660   GM Gunina Valentina 2496 67
19 56 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2515   GM Sethuraman S.P. 2639 25
20 70 IM Nakar Eylon 2479   GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo 2624 29
21 34 GM Bachmann Axel 2610   GM Zhukova Natalia 2484 69
22 36 GM Sandipan Chanda 2583   GM Krush Irina 2458 79
23 64 WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra 2502   GM Tregubov Pavel V. 2582 37
24 81 IM Tan Justin 2446   GM Perez Ponsa Federico 2577 39
25 40 GM Vazquez Igarza Renier 2572     Siva Mahadevan 2370 123
26 42 GM Oparin Grigoriy 2565   IM Padmini Rout 2427 91
27 87 GM Akesson Ralf 2435   GM Handke Florian Dr. 2533 49
28 3 GM Anand Viswanathan 2784 3     Fiala Vaclav 2217 168
29 86   Kollars Dmitrij 2436 3   3 GM Short Nigel D 2684 17
30 89 GM Carlsson Pontus 2430 3   3 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2660 21
31 22 GM Sutovsky Emil 2647 3   3 FM Neef Maximilian 2423 93
32 90 IM Almagro Llamas Pablo 2429 3   3 GM Salem A.R. Saleh 2627 27
33 92 FM Santos Ruiz Miguel 2427 3   3 GM Erdos Viktor 2613 31
34 44 GM Muzychuk Mariya 2554 3   3 IM Santiago Yago De Moura 2422 95
35 96 IM Esserman Marc 2419 3   3 GM Lalith Babu M R 2553 45
36 46 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2550 3   3 IM Ben Artzi Ido 2418 97
37 99 IM Docx Stefan 2416 3   3 GM Muzychuk Anna 2537 47
38 52 GM Cramling Pia 2523 3   3 FM Rydl Jiri 2412 103
39 104 IM Satyapragyan Swayangsu 2410 3   3 GM Vishnu Prasanna. V 2518 53
40 54 IM Pichot Alan 2517 3   3 IM Gaponenko Inna 2393 111
41 108 IM Kohlweyer Bernd 2404 3   3 GM Sundararajan Kidambi 2508 59
42 114 FM Hauge Lars Oskar 2388 3   3 GM Zhao Xue 2506 61
43 118 FM Gulamali Kazim 2379 3   3 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2502 63
44 119 GM Bellon Lopez Juan Manuel 2376 3   3 GM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. 2500 65
45 120 IM Christiansen Johan-Sebastian 2374 3   3 GM Tarjan James E 2478 71
46 122   Herman Matthew J 2370 3   3 IM Kashlinskaya Alina 2462 75
47 76 IM Carlstedt Jonathan 2461 3   3 GM Solomon Kenny 2390 113
48 80 WGM Pogonina Natalija 2454 3   3 IM Galinsky Timofey 2379 117
49 126 FM Kavutskiy Konstantin 2360 3   3 IM Salomon Johan 2444 83
50 84 IM Shytaj Luca 2443 3   3 IM Bitensky Igor 2362 125
51 177   Byron Alan M 2175 3   3 IM Stark Lars 2440 85
52 74   Xu Xiangyu 2466   3 FM Mihajlov Sebastian 2335 138

 

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Marco Baldauf, born 1990, has been playing since he was eight. In 2000 and 2002 he became German Junior Champion, in 2014 he became International Master. He plays for SF Berlin in the Bundesliga.
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scoobeedo scoobeedo 2/1/2016 04:09
It is time to say something about Chess in Austria!

After a long time without great masters is Austria finally back. Markus Ragger show in Gibraltar that Austria is not only in Wintersports good.

And it is good so ...

Austria have a very long tradition of chess. Specially Vienna with the "Cafes", you can find there many times people playing.

I am not Austrian, but the charme of this country is something. And it is a beautiful country.

Austria is in nothing world champion, except ... when it comes to cakes!!!
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