Reports | December 23, 2007 23:06

[lang_nl]Ivanchuk prolongeert Torre-titel[/lang_nl][lang_en]Ivanchuk keeps Torre title[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]Nadat hij vorige maand in Moscow het prestigieuze blitztoernooi van het Tal Memorial won, heeft Vassily Ivanchuk ook zijn titel op het Torre Memorial in Mexico geprolongeerd met snelschaken. Want daar bleek de knockoutfase uit te bestaan: snelschaakpartijen ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äú iets wat we aanvankelijk niet hadden begrepen van de toernooisite. Ivanchuk versloeg in de finale de Indi?ɬ´r Harikrishna met 3-1.[/lang_nl][lang_en]After he had won the prestigious blitz tournament in Moscow last month, Vassily Ivanchuk also prolonged his title with blitz games at the Torre Memorial in Mexico. Because that's what the knockoutfase consisted of: blitz games ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äú something we hadn't figured out yet from the tournament website. Ivanchuk beat the Indian Harikrishna 3-1 in the final.[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]De tijdcontrole in de tiebreak was 10 minuten plus 5 seconden per zet increment voor de eerste twee partijen, en bij een 1-1-score werd er echt snel gespeeld met 5 minuten plus 1 seconde increment per zet.

Zoals gezegd begon Ivanchuk het toernooi door Bruzon met 1?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? te verslaan. In de kwartfinales elimineerde hij Almeida met dezelfde cijfers maar daarna had hij zijn snelschaakvaardigheden nodig om Graf te overwinnen, die hem op 1-1 had gehouden in de rapids van de halve finale. Harikrishna had de finale bereikt door Hernandez, Meier en Nogueiras te verslaan.

De algemene toernooi-informatie en de resultaten waren al vrij lastig te vinden en partijen in PGN waren al helemaal nergens te bekennen op de offici?ɬ´le website. (Wat staat er dan op, horen we jullie denken ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äú vrij veel toch wel!) Hier de twee laatste blitzpartijen, met de hand ingevoerd:[/lang_nl][lang_en]The time control in the tiebreak was 10 minutes plus 5 seconds per move increment for the first two games, and in case of a 1-1 score real blitz with 5 minutes plus 1 second increment per move was played.

As reported before, Ivanchuk started the tournament beating Bruzon 1?Ǭ?-?Ǭ?. In the quarterfinals he eliminated Almeida with the same figures but then he needed his blitz skills to conquer Graf, who had kept him on 1-1 in the sem-final rapids. Harikrishna had reached the final beating Hernandez, Meier and Nogueiras.

It was pretty hard to find the basic tournament set-up and the results, and we couldn't find the games in PGN on the official website. (What else is there, we can hear you thinking ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äú actually quite a lot!) Here are the final two blitz games, manually copied:[/lang_en]


[lang_nl]De finale[/lang_nl][lang_en]The final[/lang_en]

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Try out http://www.worldtimeexplorer.com/Torre2007.pgn for an unofficial collection of the games from the Carlos Torre tournament in M?ɬ©rida and Chich?ɬ©n Itza (161 games).
- Jesper N?ɬ?rgaard Welen

Hello

In fact the FIDE definition of Blitz games is that it is *less* than 15 minutes per player (no increment) or *less* than 15 minutes for the game when adding base time (10 minutes) with 60 times the increment 60*5 = 5 minutes as in this case sums up to 15 minutes, so Rapid rules are in effect. Also I have made a PGN file with the games of the tournament which you can receive if you respond. Since I don't have a website dedicated to myself, only to my timezone program, I give you that URL, but it is pretty unrelated with chess material I admit.

Regards,
- Jesper N?ɬ?rgaard Welen (FIDE ELO 2434).

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