Reports | January 08, 2008 22:24

[lang_nl]Is Tiviakovs Scandivi?ɬ´r weerlegd?[/lang_nl][lang_en]Is Tiviakov's Scandinavian refuted?[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]De Hongaar Zoltan Almasi is met 6 uit 9 eerste geworden van het 50e Torneo Capodanno in Reggio Emilia. Tweede werd Vugar Gashimov uit Azerbeidjan, die de schoonheidsprijs won voor zijn overwinning op Tiviakov. (Gelukkig wordt-ie in sommige toernooien nog uitgekeerd.) We gaan uitgebreid naar deze partij kijken - een must voor 1.e4-spelers die hoofdvarianten volgen![/lang_nl][lang_en]With a score of 6 / 9, Hungarian GM Zoltan Almasi has won the 50e Torneo Capodanno in Reggio Emilia. Second was Vugar Gashimov of Azerbaijan, who won the brilliancy prize for his win against Tiviakov. (Good to see that some tournamenst still give brilliancy prizes.) We're going to look at this game in detail - a must for 1.e4 mainline players![/lang_en]

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[lang_nl]Hieronder de beste partij van het toernooi:

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gashimov tiviakov
De prijswinnende partij

navara comment
Uitleg door de spelers na afloop was ook in Reggio gebruikelijk. Hier Navara.

marin godena
Marin en Godena

korchnoi tiviakov landa analysing
Korchnoi en Tiviakov analyseren

trophy
De winnaar!

group
Even iedereen op de kiek: de spelers en de organisatoren

almasi
Wat doe je als Reggio-winnaar? Je geeft een simultaan aan dertig deelnemers, want dat was afgesproken...

5 gms
...maar DIT hadden we niet afgesproken! (Na veel hilariteit maakten de vijf grootmeesters plaats voor vijf amateurs.)

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[/lang_nl][lang_en]Here the best game of the tournament:

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gashimov tiviakov
The prize winning game

navara comment
Post-game explanation by the players was common in Reggio too. Here Navara.

marin godena
Marin and Godena

korchnoi tiviakov landa analysing
Korchnoi and Tiviakov analysing

trophy
The winner!

group
Everyone smile - the players and the organizers

almasi
What do you do as the Reggio winner? You give a thirty-board simul, as was agreed beforehand...

5 gms
...but THIS we had not agreed! (After a big applause and lots of smiles, the five GMs gave their places to five amateurs.)

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Author: Peter Doggers

Founder and editor-in-chief of ChessVibes.com, Peter is responsible for most of the chess news and tournament reports. Often visiting top events, he also provides photos and videos for the site. He's a 1.e4 player himself, likes Thai food and the Stones.

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Comments

Lajos Arpad's picture

Finally a success for Alm?ɬ°si. He is such a good player, but he seemed to be a little bit short of luck. Now i'm happy to see him at first place in this strong tournament.

Bootvis's picture

Hmmm Scandiviestampot ;)

Yuri Garrett's picture

Great report, Peter! I will just add another touch of colour. Upon seeing the 5 GMs, Almasi wore his best and most surprised smile. Then he simply added with a grin: "OK now, all you other guys can go home and I will play with these five!". Champions are born... :-)

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