Second Gran Fiesta UNAM with Carlsen and Polgar

11/24/2012 – The UNAM chess festival in Mexico City is one of the largest in the world, with thousands of chess fans, many tournaments and activities. The main attraction is a rapid and blindfold knockout tournament with Magnus Carlsen, Lazaro Bruzon, Judit Polgar and Manuel Leon Hoyos. In the first round on Friday Carlsen knocked out Bruzon, and today Polgar is playing Leon Hoyos. Illustrated report.

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The Second Gran Fiesta UNAM is taking place in Mexico City from November 16th to 25th, 2012. The Festival started with a women's rapid chess tournament and an Open. The main attraction, however, is a rapid and blindfold knockout tournament with Magnus Carlsen, Lazaro Bruzon, Judit Polgar and Manuel Leon Hoyos. Carlsen will also give a simul display and play an interactive Carlsen vs The World game on Saturday, November 25th. The final of the quadrangular knockout will be on Sunday.

The UNAM chess festival is one of the largest in the world, with thousands of chess fans, many tournaments – e.g. the Second Grand International Tournament Chess Open UNAM 2012, the First National University Chess Tournament "Schools Included" – simultaneous exhibitions, workshops, art and science competitions, etc.

The main events included the Magistral Grandes Maestras Female tournament with 18 titled players from three continents. For the qualification heats the participants were divided in three groups of six players each. The semifinals and finals are from Friday Nov. 23 to Sunday Nov. 25.
 

Results of the Magistral Grandes Maestras Female heats


The Magistral Grandes Maestras Female heats under way

The first qualifier was won by IM Olga Alexandrova, who hails from Ukraine but lives in Barcelona, married to GM Miguel Illescas. WGM Sulennis Pina Vega from Cuba took second place.

Rk.
Player
1
2
3
4
5
6
 TB1 
 TB2 
1
Olga Alexandrova IM 2409 ESP
 * 
4
8
16.0
2
Sulennis Pina Vega WGM 2332 CUB
½
 * 
4
8
13.0
3
Guliskhan Nakhbayeba WGM 2334 KAZ
 * 
3
4
2
7
13.0
4
Arlette Van Weersel WIM 2168 NED
½
1
 * 
3
4
4
10.0
5
Yelizaveta Orlova WCM 1961 CAN
0
0
0
1
 * 
2
3.5
6
Marina Rizzo WFM 2054 ARG
½
½
2
0
 * 
1
4.5


IM Sopiko Guramishvili, Georgia, took first place in the B group

Rk.
Player
1
2
3
4
5
6
 TB1 
 TB2 
1
Sopiko Guramishvili IM 2403 GEO
 * 
3
2
3
2
4
8
14.0
2
Nafisa Muminova WIM 2349 UZB
1
 * 
2
4
7
13.0
3
Nargiz Umodova WIM 2220 AZE
2
2
 * 
0
4
6
10.5
4
Iva VIdenova WGM 2318 BUL
1
4
 * 
2
4
5
12.5
5
Elena Partac WGM 2086 MDA
2
½
2
 * 
4
4
10.0
6
Aurora Esquivel De Leon WIM 1965 MEX
0
0
0
0
0
 * 
0
0.0


WGM Lisandra Teresa Ordaz Valdes was dominant in the C group

Rk.
Player
1
2
3
4
5
6
 TB1 
 TB2 
1
Lisandra Teresa Ordaz Valdes WGM 2350
 * 
2
4
4
9
15.0
2
Ticia Gara WGM 2377 HUN
 * 
3
2
2
4
6
12.5
3
Nino Maisuradze WGM 2315 FRA
1
 * 
3
4
6
12.0
4
Irina Andrenko WIM 2233 UKR
2
2
 * 
2
3
5
10.5
5
Alexandra Botez WCM 2015 CAN
0
2
1
2
 * 
2
3
7.0
6
Maria Jose Toro Pradenas WFM 2009 CHI
0
0
0
1
2
 * 
1
3.0

Olga Alexandrova, Sopiko Guramishvili, and Lisandra Teresa Ordaz Valdes continue to the semifinals, where they are joined by the best second placed player, WGM Sulennis Pina Vega (above). You can download all the games of the qualifier here.

On the first day of the Quadrangular Rapid and Blindfold tournament Magnus Carlsen knocked out Cuban GM Lázaro Bruzón by winning the first rapid game and drawing the second bkindfold one. Below are the two games for replay on our Javascript player.


Magnus Carlsen in his blindfold game

[Event "Cuadrangular UNAM 2012"]
[Site "Mexico City/MEX"]
[Date "2012.11.24"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Black "Bruzon Batista, Lazaro"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C00"]
[WhiteElo "2848"]
[BlackElo "2706"]
[PlyCount "79"]
[EventDate "2012.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. Qe2 Nf6 6. Bg2 Be7 7. O-O b5 {0.16/0}
8. exd5 {0.14/0} exd5 {-0.06/0} 9. d4 {0.11/0} c4 {0.28/0} 10. Ne5 {0.21/0}
Nxd4 {0.18/0} 11. Qd1 {0.14/0} Qb6 {0.53/0} 12. Be3 {0.47/0} Bc5 {0.32/0} 13.
Nc3 {0.49/0} Be6 {0.42/0} 14. a4 {0.49/0} b4 {0.49/0} 15. a5 {0.52/0} Qc7 {0.
49/0} 16. Na4 {0.55/0} Bd6 {0.69/0} 17. Nxc4 {0.62/0} Qxc4 {0.65/0} 18. Bxd4 {
0.74/0} Be7 {0.85/0} 19. b3 {0.27/0} Qc7 {0.60/0} 20. c4 {0.78/0} Rd8 {0.80/0}
21. Bxf6 $2 {-1.33/0} Bxf6 $2 {0.39/0} 22. cxd5 $14 {0.64/0} O-O {0.77/0} 23.
Rc1 {0.78/0} Qxa5 {0.44/0} 24. Nc5 {0.42/0} Bc8 {0.72/0} 25. d6 {0.35/0} Bc3 {
0.37/0} 26. Qd5 {0.18/0} Bg4 {0.42/0} 27. h3 {0.42/0} Be2 {0.83/0} 28. d7 {0.
44/0} Bxf1 {0.50/0} 29. Rxf1 {0.18/0} g6 {0.81/0} 30. Rd1 {0.67/0} Rb8 {0.68/0}
31. Bf1 {0.63/0} Kh8 {1.04/0} 32. Bc4 {1.00/0} Bf6 {1.08/0} 33. Re1 {0.99/0}
Qb6 {0.65/0} 34. Re3 {0.73/0} a5 $6 {1.95/0} 35. Rf3 $18 {2.20/0} Bg7 {1.16/0}
36. h4 {3.05/0} h5 {2.66/0} 37. Ne4 $6 {1.19/0} Qd4 $16 {0.93/0} 38. Ng5 {1.18/
0} Qxd5 {0.74/0} 39. Bxd5 Bc3 40. Rxf7 1-0

[Event "Cuadrangular UNAM 2012"]
[Site "Mexico City/MEX"]
[Date "2012.11.24"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Bruzon Batista, Lazaro"]
[Black "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E43"]
[WhiteElo "2706"]
[BlackElo "2848"]
[PlyCount "100"]
[EventDate "2012.??.??"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 b6 5. Bd3 Bb7 6. Nf3 c5 7. O-O O-O 8. Na4
cxd4 9. exd4 Re8 10. a3 Bf8 11. b4 a5 {0.21/0} 12. b5 {0.12/0} d6 {0.10/0} 13.
Bb2 {-0.12/0} Nbd7 {0.03/0} 14. Re1 {-0.13/0} Rc8 {0.03/0} 15. Rc1 {-0.10/0} g6
{0.00/0} 16. h3 {-0.05/0} d5 {-0.04/0} 17. Nd2 {-0.12/0} dxc4 {-0.31/0} 18.
Nxc4 {-0.02/0} Nd5 {-0.02/0} 19. Be4 {-0.06/0} Rc7 {-0.08/0} 20. Qd2 {-0.08/0}
Qb8 {-0.06/0} 21. Bd3 {-0.18/0} Rec8 {-0.16/0} 22. Bf1 {-0.21/0} Ba8 {-0.20/0}
23. Ne5 {-0.24/0} Nxe5 {0.16/0} 24. dxe5 {0.00/0} Rxc1 {0.08/0} 25. Rxc1 {0.16/
0} Rxc1 {0.00/0} 26. Qxc1 {0.11/0} Bg7 {0.37/0} 27. Bd4 {0.13/0} h5 {0.32/0}
28. Qe1 {0.00/0} Bf8 {0.00/0} 29. Qc1 {0.16/0} Bg7 {0.32/0} 30. Nb2 {0.31/0}
Bxe5 {0.32/0} 31. Bxe5 {0.35/0} Qxe5 {0.31/0} 32. Qc8+ {0.55/0} Kh7 {0.42/0}
33. Nc4 {0.39/0} Qh8 {0.29/0} 34. Qd7 {0.31/0} Qf8 {0.31/0} 35. Qa7 {0.31/0}
Kg7 {0.42/0} 36. Nxb6 {0.41/0} Qc5 {0.46/0} 37. Qxa8 {0.37/0} Qxb6 {0.30/0} 38.
Bc4 {0.00/0} Nf6 {0.30/0} 39. Be2 {0.16/0} h4 {0.16/0} 40. Qa6 {0.16/0} Qc5 {
0.68/0} 41. Qxa5 {0.54/0} Ne4 {0.42/0} 42. Qe1 {1.53/0} Qxa3 {0.38/0} 43. Bf3 {
0.22/0} Nd6 {0.15/0} 44. Qb1 {0.14/0} Nc4 {0.14/0} 45. Be2 {0.15/0} Nd2 {0.36/0
} 46. Qd3 {0.00/0} Qa1+ {0.00/0} 47. Kh2 {0.00/0} Qe5+ {0.00/0} 48. Kg1 {0.00/0
} Qa1+ {0.00/0} 49. Kh2 {0.00/0} Qe5+ 50. Kg1 Qa1+ 1/2-1/2

Photos by Graciela Manteiga

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