Adjournments Galore At The ACP Golden Classic!

  • SonofPearl
  • on 7/20/12, 5:45 AM.

ACP logo - new.pngThe novel aspect of the ACP Golden Classic in Amsterdam was the re-introduction of adjournments into a strong chess event.  The specially organised tournament is running from 14-22 July alongside the 2012 Dutch Championships at the Amsterdam Science Park.

The time control is 40 moves in 2½ hours followed by adjournment.  On resumption, the players get an extra hour for 16 moves, followed by 15 minutes plus a 30 second increment for the rest of the game.

At first despite some interesting games being played, the players seemed psychologically reluctant to allow an adjournment.  However, eventually they started to happen!  Analyse the adjourned positions in the comments!

The latest standings after 5 days (not all games completed):

# Name  Nat Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Pts
1 Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR 2769 x ½    ½    1 1 3
2 Kamsky, Gata  USA 2744 ½ x    ½    1    2
3 Muzychuk, Anna  SLO 2606       x ½ 1    ½ 2
4 Sutovsky, Emil  ISR 2687 ½ ½ ½ x         
5 Sasikiran, Krishnan  IND 2707       0    x 0 1 1
6 Le Quang, Liem  VIE 2693 0 0       1 x    1
7 Jobava, Baadur  GEO 2730 0    ½    0    x ½


The world's #3 ranked woman Anna Muzychuk is doing well in Amsterdam

ACP Golden Classic Anna Muzychuk round 3.jpg

Le Quang Liem and Anna Muzychuk will resume their game on Saturday
ACP Golden Classic Le Quang Liem v Anna Muzychuk round 4.jpg




Photos and videos from the official website.

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  • 4 years ago

    NM flashboy2222

    B on d2 defending the queen?

  • 4 years ago


    @Chesspanzer Yes, if the bishop on d2 didn't protect it.

  • 4 years ago


    Jobava's v Quand Liem game.. Qh5+ picks up the queen?

  • 4 years ago


    About the game Le Quang Liem x Anna Musychuk: in my analysis it's a draw even with the imediate rook trade: 42...Rxd2 43.Kxd2 Ke5 44. Ke3 b5 45. f3 a6 and the only thing black needs to do is don't let white to take the opposition and to be sure that if white plays Kg3 black can guard the f4 square from e5. And it's a draw! I played it against Houdini and against a IM friend and suceeded to draw every line.

  • 4 years ago


    Go Anna Banana! 

  • 4 years ago

    NM Petrosianic

    Muzychuk is already ahead of Hou Yifan on the live ratings list.

  • 4 years ago


    why was jobava game a draw hes winning.

  • 4 years ago


    I notice that chess players in general during interviews always use the word 'okay...' or 'but okay...'. Can somebody explain me why this is? Is it a chess trend? But okay... interesting chess tournament and especially the last game between Jobava and Le Quang Liem is very exciting!  

  • 4 years ago

    NM dcremisi


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