GMs dominate the first Canarias en Red blitz

5/3/2004 – A total of 256 players took part in the first Canarias qualifier. In the end five GMs, three IMs and one untitled player qualified for the finals on Sunday. There is a qualifier each day until Friday, and you can take part in more than one if you like. This is your opportunity to play GMs and compete for a $5,600 prize fund. Full information...

ChessBase 14 Download ChessBase 14 Download

Everyone uses ChessBase, from the World Champion to the amateur next door. Start your personal success story with ChessBase 14 and enjoy your chess even more!


Along with the ChessBase 14 program you can access the Live Database of 8 million games, and receive three months of free ChesssBase Account Premium membership and all of our online apps! Have a look today!

More...

present, together with Parque Deportivo Multimedia and under the auspices of

The Canarias en Red Internet Chess Festival

The first qualifier of the Canarias en Red Chess Festival had 256 participants, of which 12 were certified grandmasters, 12 certified IMs and 11 FMs. They were playing from all over the globe. The most distant participant was FM "Pacific Dreams" in Pago Pago, Samoa. Other distant places included Cape Town, Buenos Aires (GM Zarnicki), Sao Catano do Sul (Brazil), Panama City, Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Shanghai, Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Novosibirsk (Siberia), Odessa, Kazakhstan, Jerusalem, Cairo, Santander, Valencia, Lissabo, Espoo (Finland), Eskilstuna (Sweden), Tarnby (Dänemark), and of course La Laguna (Tenerife) and Las Palmas (Gran Canaria).

The eight players who qualified for Sunday's final were GM Vadim Milov (Ubivaiko), GM Pablo Zarnicki, GM Darmen Sadvakasov, IM Andrei Devyatkin, GM Daniel Fridman, MPThompson, GM Alexei Dreev, IM Miroslav Miljkovic (BRDO).

Below is the cross table for the top 50 players. Note that the ratings given in the third column are Playchess.com server ratings. The winner, GM Milov, had only played 24 games on the server before he started this tournament. His server rating was still only 2399. After winning the Canarias Blitz qualifier 1 it had climbed to 2626.

     
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
 
1 ubivaiko 2399 + 1/73 + 1/234 - 1/12 - 1/4 + 1/7 + ½/6 - 1/9 - ½/5 + ½/2 - 1/10 - 1/3 + 1/14 + 1/15 11.5
2 Pablo Zarnicki 2608 + 1/221 + 1/203 - 1/217 - 1/189 + 1/13 - 1/9 + ½/5 - ½/17 - ½/1 + ½/7 - 1/18 + 1/11 - ½/12 10.5
3 Sadvakasov 2696 - 1/70 + 1/96 + 1/58 - 1/93 - 0/24 + 1/59 - 1/27 + ½/7 + 1/4 - ½/5 + 0/1 + 1/20 - 1/14 10.0
4 ADevyatkin 2603 - 1/137 - 1/57 + 1/83 + 0/1 - ½/157 + 1/184 - 1/112 + 1/24 - 0/3 + 1/50 - 1/23 + 1/5 - ½/7 10.0
5 Daniel Fridman 2755 - 1/78 + 1/63 + 1/51 - 1/59 - 1/20 + 1/24 - ½/2 + ½/1 - 1/11 + ½/3 - ½/7 - 0/4 + ½/8 9.5
6 Alexey Dreev 2602 + 1/95 + 1/62 - ½/34 - 1/45 + 1/16 - ½/1 - 1/37 + ½/10 + 1/13 - ½/11 - ½/27 + ½/7 - ½/9 9.5
7 MPThompson 2622 - 1/66 - 1/188 + 1/41 + 1/38 - 0/1 - 1/92 + 1/138 - ½/3 + 1/17 - ½/2 + ½/5 - ½/6 + ½/4 9.5
8 BRDO 2586 - 1/87 + 1/53 - 1/60 + 1/31 + 0/9 - 0/36 + 1/29 + 0/34 - 1/25 - 1/40 + 1/44 - 1/24 - ½/5 9.5
9 Star Wars 2821 - 1/162 - 1/172 + 1/205 + 1/30 - 1/8 + 0/2 + 0/1 - 1/37 - 0/24 + 1/35 + 1/59 - 1/27 + ½/6 9.5
10 Mikhail Golubev 2672 + 1/231 - 0/198 + 1/29 - 1/32 + 1/25 - 1/89 + 1/14 - ½/6 - ½/23 + 0/1 - ½/37 + 1/33 - 1/30 9.5
11 topotun 2663 - 1/225 + 1/219 - 1/28 + 0/24 + 1/102 - 1/38 + 1/36 - 1/13 + 0/5 + ½/6 - 1/33 - 0/2 + 1/23 9.5
12 Jan Gustafsson 2769 + 1/101 - 1/201 + 0/1 - 0/25 + 0/29 - 1/210 - 1/70 + 1/99 - 1/32 + 1/39 + 1/16 - 1/18 + ½/2 9.5
13 Lord Malshun 2824 + 1/215 + 1/119 - 1/92 + 1/200 - 0/2 + 1/23 - 1/142 + 0/11 - 0/6 - 1/29 + ½/30 - 1/34 + 1/27 9.5
14 PazificDreams 2513 + 1/177 - 1/123 - 0/23 + 1/43 - 1/49 + 1/64 - 0/10 + 1/39 + 1/36 - 1/20 + 1/24 - 0/1 + 0/3 9.0
15 Artyom Timofeev 2658 + 1/55 + 1/46 - 1/170 + ½/16 - ½/34 + 1/93 - 0/24 - 1/143 + 0/30 - 1/42 - 1/28 + 1/36 - 0/1 9.0
16 beograd 2465 - 1/94 + 1/97 + 1/54 - ½/15 - 0/6 + 1/50 - 1/159 + ½/19 - 0/18 + 1/90 - 0/12 + 1/46 + 1/34 9.0
17 TigerTAD 2727 + 1/250 - ½/40 + ½/25 - 1/53 - 1/170 + 1/30 - 1/20 + ½/2 - 0/7 + ½/23 + 0/36 - 1/39 + 1/37 9.0
18 ruudi 2539 - 1/125 + 1/85 + 0/39 - 1/71 + 1/148 - 0/138 + 1/96 - 1/35 + 1/16 - 1/30 + 0/2 + 0/12 - 1/40 9.0
19 Dahli 2566 + 1/65 - 1/220 - 1/35 + ½/138 - 0/23 - 1/45 + 1/47 - ½/16 + 1/93 + 0/27 - 0/34 + 1/42 + 1/25 9.0
20 david333 2541 + 1/131 - 1/43 + 1/192 - 1/39 + 0/5 - 1/143 + 0/17 - 1/138 - 1/59 + 0/14 + 1/60 - 0/3 + 1/41 9.0
21 Kendo 2560 - 1/196 + 0/23 + 1/117 - ½/85 + 0/144 - 1/104 - 1/188 + 1/62 - 0/33 + 1/123 + 1/52 - ½/37 - 1/36 9.0
22 hanny 1851 + 0/142 - 1/161 + 0/201 + 1/113 - 0/119 - 1/139 + 1/202 - 0/44 + 1/85 - 1/53 + 1/63 - 1/35 + 1/51 9.0
23 maxxou 2052 + 1/122 - 1/21 + 1/14 - ½/27 + 1/19 - 0/13 + 1/160 - 1/51 + ½/10 - ½/17 + 0/4 - 1/26 - 0/11 8.5
24 Bullmover 2473 - 1/216 + 1/110 + 1/185 - 1/11 + 1/3 - 0/5 + 1/15 - 0/4 + 1/9 + 1/34 - 0/14 + 0/8 - ½/31 8.5
25 samogon   - 1/186 + 1/49 - ½/17 + 1/12 - 0/10 + 1/41 + 0/51 - 1/47 + 0/8 - 1/69 + 1/89 + 1/29 - 0/19 8.5
26 badenia 2578 + 1/67 - 1/32 + 0/31 - 1/90 - 1/60 + 0/37 - 1/40 + ½/33 - 0/50 + 1/112 - 1/47 + 0/23 + 1/44 8.5
27 Vovchik 2518 + 1/232 - 1/44 + 1/148 + ½/23 - ½/138 - 1/39 + 0/3 + 1/42 - 1/92 - 1/19 + ½/6 + 0/9 - 0/13 8.5
28 Moxeck 2317 + 1/132 - 1/111 + 0/11 + 1/61 - 0/112 + 0/44 - 1/87 + 1/64 - 1/121 - 1/106 + 0/15 - ½/32 + 1/50 8.5
29 ViniciusMarques   + 1/252 - ½/50 - 0/10 + 1/207 - 1/12 + 1/200 - 0/8 + 1/38 - 1/51 + 0/13 + 1/72 - 0/25 - 1/60 8.5
30 totus 2480 + 1/253 - 1/237 + 1/121 - 0/9 + 1/201 - 0/17 + 1/46 + 1/148 - 1/15 + 0/18 - ½/13 - 1/50 + 0/10 8.5
31 rambo-5 2221 + 1/235 + 1/114 - 1/26 - 0/8 + 0/142 - 0/61 - 1/196 + 0/75 - 1/95 - 1/140 + 1/97 + 1/55 + ½/24 8.5
32 Arolle 2084 - 1/226 + 0/26 - 1/229 + 0/10 - 1/120 + 1/204 - 0/59 - 1/100 + 0/12 + 1/94 - 1/92 + ½/28 - 1/57 8.5
33 mathman 2227     + 1/153 + 1/169 - 1/87 - 1/99 + 1/84 - ½/26 + 1/21 - 1/52 + 0/11 - 0/10 - 1/58 8.5
34 guar 2244 - 1/134 - 1/100 + ½/6 + 1/159 + ½/15 - 0/142 + 1/110 - 1/8 + 1/60 - 0/24 + 1/19 + 0/13 - 0/16 8.0
35 HJD 2207 + 1/135 - 1/130 + 0/19 + ½/52 - ½/55 + 1/48 - 1/64 + 0/18 - 1/77 - 0/9 + 1/61 + 0/22 - 1/78 8.0
36 DeJay 2391 - 1/80 - 0/185 + 1/162 - 1/79 + 1/86 + 1/8 - 0/11 + 1/112 - 0/14 + 1/43 - 1/17 - 0/15 + 0/21 8.0
37 rpolaczek 2340 + 1/141 + 0/61 - 1/215 + 1/99 - 1/106 - 1/26 + 0/6 + 0/9 - 1/97 - 1/65 + ½/10 + ½/21 - 0/17 8.0
38 malysch 2435 - 1/124 + 1/84 + 1/86 - 0/7 + 1/96 + 0/11 - 0/53 - 0/29 + 1/100 - 1/99 + 0/40 - 1/68 + 1/71 8.0
39 ROLO 2204 + 1/115 + 1/211 - 1/18 + 0/20 - 1/200 + 0/27 - 1/61 - 0/14 + 1/48 - 0/12 + 1/106 + 0/17 - 1/77 8.0
40 Bad Touch 2150 - 1/171 + ½/17 - 1/160 + ½/72 + 0/89 - 1/66 + 0/26 - 1/68 - 1/147 + 0/8 - 1/38 + 1/59 + 0/18 8.0
41 Deadmold 2295 + 1/151 - 1/68 - 0/7 + ½/54 - 1/123 - 0/25 + 1/185 + ½/77 - 0/61 - 1/107 + 1/71 + 1/43 - 0/20 8.0
42 karpow-2 2195 + 1/179 + 0/144 - 0/66 - 1/180 + 1/67 - 1/86 + 1/106 - 0/27 - 1/75 + 0/15 + 1/48 - 0/19 + 1/64 8.0
43 Josee 2045 - 1/164 + 0/20 + 1/73 - 0/14 + 1/218 - 1/58 + 0/92 + 1/95 - 1/83 - 0/36 + 1/102 - 0/41 + 1/65 8.0
44 NikoRogo 2039 - 1/183 + 0/27 + 0/218 - 1/98 + 1/80 - 1/28 + 0/143 + 1/22 - 1/138 + 1/92 - 0/8 + 1/60 - 0/26 8.0
45 Paul Vitti 2230 - ½/163 - 1/155 + 1/107 + 0/6 - 1/54 + 0/19 - 1/186 + 0/52 - ½/94 + ½/75 - 1/111 - 1/84 + ½/47 8.0
46 doverbeme 2112 + 1/108 - 0/15 + 1/105 - 1/199 + 0/92 + 1/196 - 0/30 - 1/117 + 1/55 - 0/59 + 1/93 - 0/16 + 1/66 8.0
47 Kai Kluss 2113 - 0/74 + 1/247 - 1/131 + 1/132 - ½/189 + 1/72 - 0/19 + 0/25 + 1/155 - 1/84 + 0/26 - 1/54 - ½/45 8.0
48 bondick 1964 + 1/112 - 0/51 - 1/74 + 0/170 + 1/213 - 0/35 - 1/190 + 1/172 - 0/39 + 1/83 - 0/42 + 1/72 - 1/63 8.0
49 ol4ik 2182 + 1/213 - 0/25 + 1/137 - 1/95 + 0/14 - 0/106 + 0/177 + 1/190 - 1/66 + 1/147 - 0/55 - 1/67 + 1/61 8.0
50 magicien555 2179 - 1/228 + ½/29 - 0/72 + 1/124 - 1/52 - 0/16 + 1/108 - 1/54 + 1/26 - 0/4 + 1/62 + 0/30 - 0/28 7.5

The Canarias en Red Internet Chess Festival will be held from Monday May 3rd until Sunday May 9th, 2004 on the Playchess.com server, in the special Canarias en Red tournament rooms.

To play in this tournament you can use Fritz or any Fritz-compatible program (Shredder, Junior, Tiger, Hiarcs) to follow the lectures, or download a free trial client.

The qualifiers will be held from Monday May 3rd to Friday May 7th at 20:00h server time (=CET, GMT +2). You do not need to book a place in advance, simply go to the tournament room at the specified time and click "Join". It is possible to play in more than one qualifier. The final will be held on Sunday, May 9, at 12:00h server time (=CET, GMT +2). This is the time for registering, not the start of the games. Qualifiers and the finals are 13 round Swiss tournament with a rate of play of three minutes for each side plus one second increment per move. The total prize sum is $5,600 (€4,800), the winner takes $1,575 = €1,350.


Discussion and Feedback Join the public discussion or submit your feedback to the editors


Discuss

Rules for reader comments

 
 

Not registered yet? Register