Reports | March 28, 2007 18:30

[lang_nl]Sargissian scoort tpr van 3021[/lang_nl][lang_en]Sargissian scores 3021 performance[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]Na ons uitgebreide artikel van vorige week over het Ruy L?ɬ?pez Festival moesten we natuurlijk nog even terugkomen op dit mooie toernooi. En helemaal vanwege het grote succes dat de Armeni?ɬ´r Gabriel Sargissian er boekte; hij won met maar liefst 6,5 uit 7 en een tpr van 3021! Als 2600-speler in ?ɬ©?ɬ©n toernooi 24 ratingpunten winnen, da's niet verkeerd hoor.[/lang_nl][lang_en]After last week's lengthy article on the Ruy L?ɬ?pez Festival we had to return to this wonderful tournament once more. And especially because of the big success of the Armenian Gabriel Sargissian, who won the tournament with 6,5 out of 7 and a performance rating of 3021! Winning 24 rating points in one tournament, as a 2600 player, that's not so bad.[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]We verlieten het toernooi na ronde 4, toen Sargissian met 3,5 punt de lijst aanvoerde. In de vijfde ronde moest Ponomariov eigenlijk met zwart van hem winnen om nog zicht op de overwinning te houden, maar slaagde daar niet in. De Oekra?ɬØner probeerde van alles, inclusief een pionoffer, maar Sargissian bleef rustig, nam het initiatief over en won de partij. De strijd om de tweede plek, tussen Candelario en Granda, bleeft onbeslist na een onderlinge remise. Sokolov kwam verloren te staan tegen Stefanova maar wist haar toch nog tactisch te overtroeven en Hou Yifan wist in een lange partij haar voordeel net niet te verzilveren tegen Sasikiran.

Na zijn overwinning op Candelario in ronde 6 was Sasikiran al niet meer in te halen. De twee spelers kennen elkaar want ze spelen in de Spaanse competitie allebei voor het team Linex-Magic uit M?ɬ©rida. Candelario ging heel moedig in op Sargissians Marshall maar kwam toch in de problemen. Hij leek echter goed terug te komen maar het eindspel, dat remise leek, wist Sargissian toch nog te winnen. Ponomariov herpakte zich en won in stijl van Hou Yifan en Granda bevestigde opnieuw dat hij in vorm was door van Sokolov te winnen. De remise tussen Sasikiran en Stefanova was ook een groots gevecht.

In de laatste ronde boekte Sargissian zijn laatste zege, op Julio Granda Zuniga, die steeds meer onder druk kwam te staan en uiteindelijk in het verre eindspel moest opgeven. Het was nota bene de laatste partij waarin Hou Yifan haar eerste overwinning boekte, op local hero Manuel P?ɬ©rez Candelario, die naar eigen zeggen wegens vermoeidheid niet meer zijn eigen openingsvoorbereiding volledig kon herinneren. Ponomariov wist Stefanova net niet te verslaan en moest zo genoegen nemen met een derde plaats. Onze landgenoot Sokolov bleef tot het eind spektakel leveren en eindigde succesvol met een zege op Krishnan Sasikiran, een van de deelnemers van het Mtel-toernooi. De eindstelling is van grote schoonheid, waarin de Indi?ɬ´r nauwelijks nog een zet kan doen.

De partijen van de laatste drie ronden:

Eindstand Magistral:

                                       pnt + = 0   tpr

1. Gabriel SARGISSIAN (2658)      ARM  6,5 6 1 0  3021 
2. Julio GRANDA (2612)            PER  4,0 2 4 1  2656
3. Ruslan PONOMARIOV (2723)       UKR  4,0 3 2 2  2640  
4. Ivan SOKOLOV (2652)            HOL  3,5 3 1 3  2600  
5. Manuel Perez CANDELARIO (2515) ESP  3,0 2 2 3  2570  
6. Antoaneta STEFANOVA (2483)     BUL  2,5 1 3 3  2522  
7. Krishnan SASIKIRAN (2700)      IND  2,5 0 5 2  2491  
8. HOU YIFAN (2509)               CHI  2,0 1 2 4  2462


Gabriel Sargissian | foto: Jorge Armestar Marroquin

Na het toernooi werd ook nog een negenrondig rapidtoernooi gehouden waarin de Spaanse opening verplicht was. Alle bovenstaande deelnemers van het Magistral waren van de partij, maar ook GM's als Spasov, Fedorchuk en Ye Jiangchuan. Alsof het nog niet genoeg was, schreef Sargissian ook dit toernooitje op zijn naam, maar hij is dan ook een echte specialist in de Spaanse opening. Dit geldt ook voor Ivan Sokolov, die met minder weerstandspunten gedeeld 1e eindigde. De eindstand:

 1.  GM Sargissian, Gabriel          2658 ARM 6 26 
 2.  GM Sokolov, Ivan                2652 NED 6 24?Ǭ? 
 3.  GM Sasikiran, Krishnan          2700 IND 5?Ǭ? 25 
 4.  GM Spasov, Vasil                2588 BUL 5?Ǭ? 24 
 5.  GM Granda Zuniga, Julio E       2612 PER 5?Ǭ? 24 
 6.  GM Ponomariov, Ruslan           2723 UKR 5?Ǭ? 23?Ǭ? 
 7.  GM Fedorchuk, Sergey A          2601 UKR 5?Ǭ? 23 
 8.  GM Khamrakulov, Ibragim S       2527 ESP 5 22 
 9. WFM Hou Yifan                    2509 CHN 5 22 
10.  GM Ye Jiangchuan                2632 CHN 5 21?Ǭ? 
11.  GM Paunovic, Dragan             2516 SRB 5 21?Ǭ? 
12.  IM Carrasco, Martinez Juan M    2421 ESP 5 21?Ǭ? 
13.  GM Strikovic, Aleksa            2557 SRB 5 21 
14.  FM Cabezas, Ayala Ivan          2318 ESP 5 20 
15.  GM Georgiev, Vladimir           2529 MKD 5 19 
16.     Figuero Toro, Julian         2249 ESP 5 19 
17.     Garcia Romero, Benjamin Abel 2235 ESP 5 18 
18.  GM Gofshtein, Zvulon            2539 ISR 4?Ǭ? 22 
19.  GM Kolev, Atanas                2538 BUL 4?Ǭ? 22 
20.  GM Stefanova, Antoaneta         2483 BUL 4?Ǭ? 20?Ǭ? 
21.  IM Perez, Candelario Manuel     2515 ESP 4?Ǭ? 19?Ǭ? 
22.  GM Djuric, Stefan               2464 SRB 4?Ǭ? 19?Ǭ?
23.  ... (89 spelers)

Zie ook: 'Ter nagedachtenis van Ruy L?ɬ?pez'[/lang_nl][lang_en]We left the tournament last week after round 4, when Sargissian was leading with 3,5 points. In the fifth round Ponomariov had to beat him with Black to keep chances for victory, but didn't succeed. The Unkrainian did try, including a pawn sacrifice, but Sargissian stayed cool, took over the initative and won the game. The fight for the second spot, between Candelario and Granda, was not yet decided after their draw. Sokolov found himself in a lost position against Stefanova but with some tactival strokes he managed to beat her anyway. Hou Yifan had a advantage against Sasikiran but couldn't convert it.

With his victory over Candelario in round 6, Sasikiran secured the victory already. The two players know each other well as they play for the same team in the Spanish competition, Linex-Magic from M?ɬ©rida. Candelario was brave enough to accept Sargissian's Marshall but soon got into trouble. A bit later it seemed that the Spaniard had good drawing chances in the ending but Sargissian's excellent technique secured a win anyway. Ponomariov beat Hou Yifan in style and Granda again confirmed his good form by defeating Sokolov. The draw between Sasikiran and Stefanova was another great fight.

In the last round Sargissian won again, this time against Julio Granda Zuniga, who was put under pressure more and more, until he had to resign in the ending. In her last game, Hou Yifan scored her first victory, over local hero Manuel P?ɬ©rez Candelario, who afterwards said that because of tiredness he couldn't fully remember his opening preparation. Ponomariov couldn't beat Stefanova and so had to be satisfied with the third place. Sokolov showed spectacular chess till the end and was successful against Sasikiran, one of the Mtel participants. The final position is of great beauty, where the Indian can't make a single move anymore.

The games of the last three rounds:

Final standings Magistral:

                                       pnt + = 0   tpr

1. Gabriel SARGISSIAN (2658)      ARM  6,5 6 1 0  3021 
2. Julio GRANDA (2612)            PER  4,0 2 4 1  2656
3. Ruslan PONOMARIOV (2723)       UKR  4,0 3 2 2  2640  
4. Ivan SOKOLOV (2652)            HOL  3,5 3 1 3  2600  
5. Manuel Perez CANDELARIO (2515) ESP  3,0 2 2 3  2570  
6. Antoaneta STEFANOVA (2483)     BUL  2,5 1 3 3  2522  
7. Krishnan SASIKIRAN (2700)      IND  2,5 0 5 2  2491  
8. HOU YIFAN (2509)               CHI  2,0 1 2 4  2462


Gabriel Sargissian | photo: Jorge Armestar Marroquin

After the tournament, a nine round Swiss rapid was played in which the Ruy Lopez opening was obligatory. All Magistral participants played, and a bunch of GMs with them, e.g. Spasov, Fedorchuk and Ye Jiangchuan. Sargissian also won here, but he is quite a Ruy Lopez specialist. This also counts for Ivan Sokolov, who was shared first but second on tiebreak. The final standings:

 1.  GM Sargissian, Gabriel          2658 ARM 6 26 
 2.  GM Sokolov, Ivan                2652 NED 6 24?Ǭ? 
 3.  GM Sasikiran, Krishnan          2700 IND 5?Ǭ? 25 
 4.  GM Spasov, Vasil                2588 BUL 5?Ǭ? 24 
 5.  GM Granda Zuniga, Julio E       2612 PER 5?Ǭ? 24 
 6.  GM Ponomariov, Ruslan           2723 UKR 5?Ǭ? 23?Ǭ? 
 7.  GM Fedorchuk, Sergey A          2601 UKR 5?Ǭ? 23 
 8.  GM Khamrakulov, Ibragim S       2527 ESP 5 22 
 9. WFM Hou Yifan                    2509 CHN 5 22 
10.  GM Ye Jiangchuan                2632 CHN 5 21?Ǭ? 
11.  GM Paunovic, Dragan             2516 SRB 5 21?Ǭ? 
12.  IM Carrasco, Martinez Juan M    2421 ESP 5 21?Ǭ? 
13.  GM Strikovic, Aleksa            2557 SRB 5 21 
14.  FM Cabezas, Ayala Ivan          2318 ESP 5 20 
15.  GM Georgiev, Vladimir           2529 MKD 5 19 
16.     Figuero Toro, Julian         2249 ESP 5 19 
17.     Garcia Romero, Benjamin Abel 2235 ESP 5 18 
18.  GM Gofshtein, Zvulon            2539 ISR 4?Ǭ? 22 
19.  GM Kolev, Atanas                2538 BUL 4?Ǭ? 22 
20.  GM Stefanova, Antoaneta         2483 BUL 4?Ǭ? 20?Ǭ? 
21.  IM Perez, Candelario Manuel     2515 ESP 4?Ǭ? 19?Ǭ? 
22.  GM Djuric, Stefan               2464 SRB 4?Ǭ? 19?Ǭ?
23.  ... (89 spelers)

See also: "In remembrance of Ruy L?ɬ?pez"[/lang_en]

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Peter's picture

Its meaningless to say that fischer's perfomance was 3066 as the score of the match was 6-0. However, had Fisher won the match by 5.5 - 0.5 his performance would have been 417 elo points above Larsen. Assuming that Larsen was of 2700 strength by today's standards (he must have been as he was one of the best players at that time) that put fischer's perfomance at the level of 3100 or above. Yet, Larsen probably underperformed at that time so this is not a safe conclusion. Fischer however won 20 consecutive games against top GM's that took part in the interzonal and the candidate matches during that period. This would be unthikable achievement for a modern grandmaster. His overall record from the interzonal until he concured the title was 39 wins 21 draws and only 4 losses (bobbyfischer.net). That corresponds to performance 213 points above his competitors whose weighted elo average must have been at least equivalent to 2700 by modern standards. There are about 20 players today whose elo exceeds 2700 and most of Fischer's game were against Spassky and Petrosian and players who were definetily in the top 20 of that time. Therefore even a conservative statistical estimate of his perfomance at that time his was comparable to that of a 2900 modern player.

Ano niem's picture

3066 Was Fischers' record in his match against Larsen

Tom Chivers's picture

I wonder what the world record TPR is? Fischer in the candidates, perhaps?

Zara's picture

Gabriel Sargissian is the best!I luv him!

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