Tradewise Gibraltar, 3-5: Chess drama on the rock by IM David Martínez

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Jan 29, 2017, 9:02 AM |
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The 2017 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival has confirmed what we already knew: every round of the world's best open provides drama, exciting match-ups and tactical shots of all kinds, meaning there's always something for spectators to follow. After five rounds six players lead with 4.5 out of 5, with only Hikaru Nakamura and Mickey Adams among them counting as pre-tournament favourites. We're also bringing you Peter Svidler's 47-minute analysis of his thrilling draw in Round 3.

 

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The packed playing hall with the top players in the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters | photo: Jose Huwaidi

 

The overlap of the Gibraltar Masters with the traditional Tata Steel Tournament in Wijk aan Zee has inevitably led to comparisons as to which offers more to spectators. The presence of Magnus Carlsen in the Netherlands is hard to compete with, but the events in Gibraltar have arguably offered more drama. Luckily, though, we don't need to choose and can enjoy both!

Tradewise Gibraltar Masters results (click on a game to watch with computer analysis)

 

1
GM Ju, Wenjun (4) 2583
½ - ½
GM Sutovsky, E. (4) 2628
2
GM Howell, D. W. (3½) 2655
½ - ½
GM Vachier-Lagr. (3½) 2796
3
GM Nakamura, H. (3½) 2785
1 - 0
GM Iturrizaga B. (3½) 2652
4
GM Adams, M. (3½) 2751
1 - 0
GM Hou, Yifan (3½) 2651
5
GM Anton Guijar. (3½) 2650
1 - 0
GM Gelfand, B. (3½) 2721
6
GM Zvjaginsev (3½) 2679
½ - ½
GM Sethuraman, S.P. (3½) 2637
7
GM Akobian, V. (3½) 2633
½ - ½
GM Short, N. D. (3½) 2675
8
GM Lagarde, M. (3½) 2594
1 - 0
GM Fressinet, L. (3½) 2660
9
GM Caruana, F. (3) 2827
1 - 0
GM Antipov, M.. (2½) 2580
10
GM L. B. M. R (3) 2587
½ - ½
GM Ivanchuk, V. (3) 2752
11
GM Blomqvist, E. (3) 2574
½ - ½
GM Svidler, P. (3) 2748
12
GM Topalov, V. (3) 2739
1 - 0
GM Deac, B. (3) 2572
13
GM Vazquez Igar. (3) 2572
0 - 1
GM Yu, Yangyi (3) 2738
14
GM Vitiugov, N. (3) 2724
½ - ½
GM Huzman, A. (3) 2557
15
GM Schroeder, J. (3) 2550
½ - ½
GM Naiditsch, A. (2½) 2702
16
GM Cuenca Jimen. (3) 2492
0 - 1
GM Matlakov, M. (3) 2701
17
GM Cheparinov (3) 2689
1 - 0
GM Libiszewski (3) 2545
18
IM Dragnev, V. (3) 2492
1 - 0
GM Kovalenko, I. (3) 2684
19
GM Shankland, S. (3) 2674
½ - ½
GM Debashis, Das (3) 2472
20
GM Ganguly, S. (3) 2657
0 - 1
GM Stefanova, A. (3) 2512
21
GM Piorun, K. (3) 2651
1 - 0
IM Paehtz, E. (3) 2468
22
GM Gupta, A. (3) 2645
1 - 0
IM Ider, Borya (3) 2463
23
IM Kobo, Ori (3) 2482
0 - 1
GM Edouard, R. (3) 2613
24
GM Maze, S. (3) 2613
1 - 0
IM Mannion, S. (3) 2326