Adjournments Galore At The ACP Golden Classic!

Adjournments Galore At The ACP Golden Classic!

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 20, 2012, 5:45 AM |
9 | Chess Event Coverage

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



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

ACP Golden Classic Anna Muzychuk round 3.jpg
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Le Quang Liem and Anna Muzychuk will resume their game on Saturday
ACP Golden Classic Le Quang Liem v Anna Muzychuk round 4.jpg

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Photos and videos from the official website.

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