Qatar Masters R1: Video analysis by Daniel King

12/21/2015 – The Qatar Masters is probably the strongest open in chess history. A lot of surprises happened in round 1. The World Champion Magnus Carlsen only drew his game against Batsiashvili. Anish Giri on the contrary won a nice game today against a young IM from India. Daniel King went on to use that game as his game of the day. Click here for the video...

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Highlights Round 1

Analysis

 

Pairings/Results of Round 1 on 2015/12/20 at 15:00

Bo. Ti. Name Rtg
Res.
Ti. Name Rtg
1 GM Carlsen Magnus 2834
½-½
IM Batsiashvili Nino 2498
2 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2496
0-1
GM Kramnik Vladimir 2796
3 GM Giri Anish 2784
1-0
IM Sunilduth Narayanan 2494
4 WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra 2493
0-1
GM So Wesley 2775
5 GM Karjakin Sergey 2766
1-0
IM Ezat Mohamed 2490
6 GM Shoker Samy 2489
0-1
GM Li Chao B 2750
7 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2748
1-0
GM Zhukova Natalia 2488
8 IM Sanal Vahap 2487
0-1
GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2744
9 GM Harikrishna P. 2743
½-½
GM Aravindh Chithambaram 2486
10 IM Tabatabaei M.Amin 2482
½-½
GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2737
11 GM Yu Yangyi 2736
1-0
GM Neelotpal Das 2475
12 IM Gagare Shardul 2470
1-0
GM Wei Yi 2730
13 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2724
0-1
  Xu Yinglun 2470
14 GM Krush Irina 2468
0-1
GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2723
15 GM Korobov Anton 2713
1-0
FM Moroni Luca Jr 2466
16 IM Ma Zhonghan 2463
½-½
GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2710
17 GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2710
1-0
IM Ly Moulthun 2462
18 IM Ali Marandi Cemil Can 2454
½-½
GM Ni Hua 2693
19 GM Moiseenko Alexander 2689
½-½
IM Lorparizangeneh Shahin 2454
20 GM Venkatesh M.R. 2451
0-1
GM Howell David W L 2688
21 GM Matlakov Maxim 2684
1-0
IM Kashlinskaya Alina 2448
22 IM Firat Burak 2446
0-1
GM Hou Yifan 2683
23 GM Adhiban B. 2669
½-½
IM Puranik Abhimanyu 2442
24 IM Sagar Shah 2441
½-½
GM Fedoseev Vladimir 2664
25 GM Duda Jan-Krzysztof 2663
1-0
IM Vogel Roven 2439
26 IM Wang Yiye 2438
0-1
GM Dubov Daniil 2655
27 GM Bologan Viktor 2654
1-0
FM Basso Pier Luigi 2438
28   Fang Yuxiang 2438
1-0
GM Khismatullin Denis 2654
29 GM Akopian Vladimir 2648
½-½
IM Padmini Rout 2437
30 IM Aryan Chopra 2436
0-1
GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2648
31 GM Khairullin Ildar 2647
½-½
GM Carlsson Pontus 2433
32 FM Abdusattorov Nodirbek 2429
½-½
GM Shankland Samuel L 2646
33 GM Sjugirov Sanan 2646
1-0
FM Rohan Ahuja 2426
34 IM Nezad Husein Aziz 2425
0-1
GM Swiercz Dariusz 2646
35 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 2644
1-0
IM Seyb Alexander 2425
36 IM Vignesh N R 2422
½-½
GM Nguyen Ngoc TS 2642
37 GM Sethuraman S.P. 2639
1-0
FM Gholami Aryan 2422
38 FM Haria Ravi 2416
½-½
GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2638
39 GM Piorun Kacper 2637
1-0
  Mohammad Nubairshah 2414
40 WGM Saduakassova Dinara 2407
0-1
GM Grandelius Nils 2632
41 GM Naroditsky Daniel 2628
1-0
  Siva Mahadevan 2400
42 IM Saiyn Zhanat 2394
½-½
GM Lenderman Aleksandr 2626
43 GM Salem A.R. Saleh 2622
1-0
IM Abhishek Kelkar 2393
44 WGM Abdumalik Zhansaya 2390
½-½
GM Bartel Mateusz 2620
45 GM Ipatov Alexander 2619
1-0
FM Li Di 2389
46 IM Slavin Alexey 2388
0-1
GM Zhang Zhong 2619
47 GM Lu Shanglei 2618
½-½
IM Christiansen J-S 2385
48 IM Khademalsharieh Saras. 2380
½-½
GM Hamdouchi Hicham 2597
49 GM Vocaturo Daniele 2597
½-½
IM Karavade Eesha 2379
50 IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy 2377
0-1
GM Bok Benjamin 2594
51 GM Bluebaum Matthias 2590
1-0
IM Li Ruofan 2372
52   Firouzja Alireza 2372
1-0
GM Tregubov Pavel V. 2589
53 GM Esen Baris 2562
½-½
  Roy Prantik 2370
54 IM Guramishvili Sopiko 2368
0-1
GM Rambaldi Francesco 2560
55 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2559
0-1
IM Tissir Mohamed 2346
56 WIM Bivol Alina 2344
0-1
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2542
57 IM Lin Chen 2532
1-0
  Dai Changren 2328
58   Raja Harshit 2325
1-0
IM Svane Rasmus 2529
59 GM Xu Jun 2526
½-½
WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa 2322
60 IM Pham Le Thao Nguyen 2319
½-½
GM Bromberger Stefan 2521
61 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2521
1-0
FM Goriatchkin Jouri 2318
62 WFM Vaishali R 2313
0-1
GM Al-Sayed Mohammed 2520
63 GM Harika Dronavalli 2513
1-0
WIM Derakhshani Dorsa 2307
64 IM Piasetski Leon 2287
0-1
GM Sundararajan Kidambi 2513
65 GM Schroeder Jan-Christian 2511
½-½
WGM Bartel Marta 2271
66 WIM Pratyusha Bodda 2260
0-1
IM Yuffa Daniil 2504

Daniel King: Mr. Powerplay

Daniel King during a visit in Hamburg

Grandmaster Daniel King has been a professional chess player for more than 20 years and has represented his country in numerous competitions, amongst others in the historic win by the English over the Soviet Union in 1990 in Reykjavik. King is the author of more than 15 chess books and has wealth of experience as a trainer, assisting many of England’s leading players. He is also well known for his broadcasting on TV, radio and the internet, commentating major chess events. To the delight of chess fans worldwide, he hosts his monthly "Powerplay" show on the world's largest chess server, Playchess.com. He contributes to ChessBase Magazine, with the popular column "Move by Move". King has also produced the highly praised PowerPlay DVD series for ChessBase. King lives in London.

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db31 db31 12/21/2015 02:41
Hi - the link to the Official Tournament site takes you to the London Chess Classic - not the Qatar Masters Open.
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