Kamsky Leads the Field at World Open. Gains Easy Win in Round 1

Время публикации: 03.07.2014 18:37 | Последнее обновление: 03.07.2014 18:37

The traditional American World Open is taking place in Arlington, Virginia. The strongest section contains the 9-round Swiss format competition which started on July 2nd and will finish on July 6. 


The favourites among 95 participants are Gata Kamsky (USA, 2717), Lazaro Bruzon (Cuba, 2696), Viktor Laznicka (Czech Republic, 2679), Yuniesky Quesada (Cuba, 2655), Ilja Smirin (Israel, 2647), Alexander Shimanov (Russia, 2644), Timur Gareev (USA, 2640), Anton Kovalyov (Canada, 2636), Ilya Nizhnik (Ukraine, 2628), Sergei Azarov (Belarus, 2617). Overall there are 29 grandmasters participating.

Check out 8 games of Round 1 including Gata Kamsky's quick win.

[Event "World Open 2014"] [Site "Arlington, VA USA"] [Date "2014.07.02"] [Round "1"] [White "Kamsky, Gata"] [Black "Shen, Arthur"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B90"] [WhiteElo "2717"] [BlackElo "2331"] [PlyCount "39"] [EventDate "2014.07.??"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. a4 e6 7. a5 b5 8. axb6 Qxb6 9. Be3 Qc7 10. Ndb5 Qc6 11. Ra4 Nbd7 12. Na7 Qb7 13. Bxa6 Qxb2 14. Ncb5 Bxa6 15. Rxa6 Qb4+ 16. c3 Qxe4 17. Nc7+ Kd8 18. Nxa8 Qxg2 19. Nc6+ Kc8 20. Rf1 1-0 [Event "World Open 2014"] [Site "Arlington, VA USA"] [Date "2014.07.02"] [Round "1"] [White "Laznicka, Viktor"] [Black "Goletiani, Rusudan"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A61"] [WhiteElo "2679"] [BlackElo "2325"] [PlyCount "143"] [EventDate "2014.07.??"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. d5 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. Nf3 g6 7. Bf4 Bg7 8. e3 O-O 9. h3 Na6 10. Nd2 Nc7 11. Nc4 b5 12. Nxd6 b4 13. Na4 Nfxd5 14. Bh2 Qe7 15. Nxc8 Rfxc8 16. Bxc7 Nxc7 17. Rc1 Ne6 18. Bc4 Rd8 19. Qe2 Qd7 20. Qc2 Rac8 21. O-O Bf8 22. b3 Qc6 23. Rfd1 Ng5 24. Be2 Qe4 25. Bd3 Qe5 26. Nb2 Bd6 27. Kf1 Qh2 28. Be4 Be5 29. Nc4 Bc3 30. Ke2 Re8 31. Rh1 Qc7 32. Bd5 Rcd8 33. Rcd1 Ne6 34. Bxe6 Rxe6 35. a4 Rde8 36. Qd3 Qe7 37. Qd5 Qh4 38. g3 Qe7 39. Rd3 Rf6 40. Rhd1 Re6 41. h4 h5 42. Qd7 Bf6 43. Qxe7 R6xe7 44. Rd6 Re6 45. R1d5 Rxd6 46. Rxd6 Re6 47. Rxe6 fxe6 48. Kd3 g5 49. hxg5 Bxg5 50. Ne5 h4 51. gxh4 Bxh4 52. f3 Kg7 53. Kc4 Kf6 54. Nc6 Bf2 55. Nxa7 Ke7 56. e4 Kd7 57. a5 Kc7 58. Nb5+ Kb7 59. a6+ Kxa6 60. Nc7+ Kb6 61. Nxe6 Kc6 62. Nf4 Kd6 63. Nd3 Be3 64. f4 Bd2 65. f5 Bc3 66. e5+ Kc6 67. f6 Kd7 68. Nxc5+ Ke8 69. Kd5 Kf7 70. Ne4 Be1 71. e6+ Ke8 72. Nd6+ 1-0 [Event "World Open 2014"] [Site "Arlington, VA USA"] [Date "2014.07.02"] [Round "1"] [White "Gu, Christopher"] [Black "Quesada Perez, Yuniesky"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A30"] [WhiteElo "2322"] [BlackElo "2655"] [PlyCount "107"] [EventDate "2014.07.??"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 b6 3. g3 c5 4. Bg2 Bb7 5. O-O g6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. d4 cxd4 8. Qxd4 d6 9. Rd1 Nbd7 10. b3 Rc8 11. Bb2 O-O 12. Rac1 Ne4 13. Qe3 Nxc3 14. Bxc3 Nf6 15. Ne1 Qd7 16. Qd3 Rfd8 17. Bxb7 Qxb7 18. Ng2 a6 19. a4 Nd7 20. Bxg7 Kxg7 21. Ne3 Nf6 22. Nd5 Nxd5 23. cxd5 a5 24. Qb5 Rc5 25. Rxc5 dxc5 26. e4 Qc7 27. Qd3 Qd6 28. Qc3+ f6 29. f4 e5 30. fxe5 fxe5 31. Rf1 Rf8 32. Rxf8 Kxf8 33. Qf3+ Kg7 34. Qe2 h5 35. Kg2 Kf7 36. Qa6 Qb8 37. Kf2 Ke7 38. Ke2 Qd6 39. Qb7+ Kd8 40. Qf7 c4 41. bxc4 Qb4 42. Qf6+ Kc8 43. Qc6+ Kd8 44. Qb5 Qxb5 45. axb5 Kc7 46. c5 bxc5 47. Kd3 a4 48. Kc4 g5 49. h3 g4 50. h4 Kd6 51. b6 Kd7 52. Kc3 Kd6 53. Kc4 Kd7 54. Kc3 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Open 2014"] [Site "Arlington, VA USA"] [Date "2014.07.02"] [Round "1"] [White "Kaufman, Lawrence"] [Black "Bruzon Batista, Lazaro"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E81"] [WhiteElo "2329"] [BlackElo "2696"] [PlyCount "102"] [EventDate "2014.07.??"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 c6 7. c5 O-O 8. Nge2 b5 9. cxd6 exd6 10. Qd2 Re8 11. Nc1 Nbd7 12. Nd3 Nb6 13. b3 Nbd5 14. exd5 Bh6 15. f4 Ng4 16. Nd1 Ra7 17. Be2 Nxe3 18. Nxe3 Rae7 19. O-O Rxe3 20. Rae1 cxd5 21. Bf3 Rxe1 22. Rxe1 Bg7 23. Rxe8+ Qxe8 24. Bxd5 Bxd4+ 25. Kf1 Bb6 26. Nf2 Bf5 27. g3 a5 28. Qe2 Kf8 29. Qxe8+ Kxe8 30. Bc6+ Bd7 31. Bxd7+ Kxd7 32. Ne4 h6 33. Ke2 Ke6 34. Nc3 b4 35. Ne4 f5 36. Nd2 g5 37. h3 g4 38. hxg4 fxg4 39. Nc4 Bc7 40. Ne3 h5 41. Kd3 d5 42. Ng2 Bb6 43. Ke2 Kf5 44. Ne1 Ke4 45. Nd3 Bd4 46. Ne1 Bf6 47. Nd3 h4 48. Nc5+ Kf5 49. gxh4 Bxh4 50. Nb7 Kxf4 51. Nxa5 g3 0-1 [Event "World Open 2014"] [Site "Arlington, VA USA"] [Date "2014.07.02"] [Round "1"] [White "Denton, Bradley"] [Black "Shimanov, Alex"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E94"] [WhiteElo "2319"] [BlackElo "2644"] [PlyCount "116"] [EventDate "2014.07.??"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 O-O 5. Nf3 d6 6. Be2 Nbd7 7. O-O e5 8. Be3 Re8 9. d5 Nh5 10. g3 Bf8 11. Ne1 Ng7 12. Nd3 f5 13. f3 Be7 14. Qd2 Rf8 15. f4 exf4 16. Bxf4 fxe4 17. Nxe4 Nf6 18. Ndf2 Nf5 19. g4 Ng7 20. Bh6 Bd7 21. Qc3 Nfe8 22. Nh3 c6 23. Nhg5 cxd5 24. cxd5 Nf6 25. Bxg7 Kxg7 26. Ne6+ Bxe6 27. dxe6 Qb6+ 28. Kh1 Rac8 29. Qd3 Qxb2 30. Rab1 Qe5 31. Rxb7 Nxe4 32. Rxe7+ Kg8 33. Ref7 Qxe6 34. Rxf8+ Rxf8 35. Rxf8+ Kxf8 36. Kg2 Qe5 37. Qe3 a5 38. Bf3 Nc5 39. Qd2 a4 40. h3 a3 41. Qa5 Qb2+ 42. Kg3 Ne6 43. g5 Qc1 44. Qa8+ Ke7 45. Qa7+ Nc7 46. h4 Qc3 47. Qb8 Ne6 48. Qa7+ Nc7 49. Qb8 Kf7 50. Qd8 Qe5+ 51. Kg2 Qe7 52. Qh8 Ke6 53. Qd4 d5 54. Bg4+ Kf7 55. Qh8 Ne8 56. h5 Qe4+ 57. Bf3 Qc2+ 58. Kg3 Qc7+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Open 2014"] [Site "Arlington, VA USA"] [Date "2014.07.02"] [Round "1"] [White "Gareyev, Timur"] [Black "Dale, Ari"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D90"] [WhiteElo "2640"] [BlackElo "2318"] [PlyCount "63"] [EventDate "2014.07.??"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. h4 c6 6. Bg5 Ne4 7. e3 Nxc3 8. bxc3 O-O 9. Be2 c5 10. cxd5 cxd4 11. exd4 Qxd5 12. Bxe7 Re8 13. Bg5 Qc4 14. Rc1 Qxa2 15. Be3 Bg4 16. O-O Qd5 17. c4 Qh5 18. Rb1 b6 19. Rb5 f5 20. c5 Nd7 21. c6 Nf6 22. Qb3+ Kh8 23. Ne5 Rxe5 24. dxe5 Bxe2 25. exf6 Bxf6 26. Qe6 Rf8 27. c7 Bxb5 28. c8=Q Rxc8 29. Qxf6+ Kg8 30. Qe6+ Kg7 31. Qe7+ Kg8 32. Bd4 1-0 [Event "World Open 2014"] [Site "Arlington, VA USA"] [Date "2014.07.02"] [Round "1"] [White "Shulman, Yuri"] [Black "Gulamali, Kazim"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D35"] [WhiteElo "2568"] [BlackElo "2300"] [PlyCount "65"] [EventDate "2014.07.??"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] 1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 h6 7. Bh4 O-O 8. Bd3 c6 9. Nge2 Be6 10. Nf4 Nbd7 11. O-O Rc8 12. Rc1 c5 13. Bb1 cxd4 14. Qxd4 Qa5 15. e4 Rc4 16. Qd1 Rfc8 17. exd5 Bg4 18. Qd2 g5 19. h3 Bf3 20. gxf3 gxh4 21. Kh1 Bf8 22. Bd3 R4c5 23. Rce1 b5 24. Rg1+ Kh8 25. Re7 b4 26. Rxf7 Ne5 27. Rxf6 bxc3 28. Ng6+ Kg7 29. Nxe5+ Kxf6 30. Qf4+ Ke7 31. Qf7+ Kd6 32. Qd7+ Kxe5 33. Qe6+ 1-0 [Event "World Open 2014"] [Site "Arlington, VA USA"] [Date "2014.07.02"] [Round "1"] [White "Wang, Richard"] [Black "Helfst, Matt"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D05"] [WhiteElo "2365"] [BlackElo "1951"] [PlyCount "67"] [EventDate "2014.07.??"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 e6 4. Bd3 c5 5. b3 Nc6 6. O-O cxd4 7. exd4 Bd6 8. Bb2 O-O 9. a3 b6 10. Ne5 Bxe5 11. dxe5 Nd7 12. f4 h6 13. Qg4 Nc5 14. Bb5 Ne7 15. b4 Ba6 16. Bxa6 Nxa6 17. Nd2 Rc8 18. Rac1 b5 19. Bd4 Qc7 20. c3 Nf5 21. Bf2 d4 22. c4 Ne3 23. Bxe3 dxe3 24. Ne4 bxc4 25. Nd6 Rcd8 26. Qe2 Qd7 27. Qxc4 Nb8 28. Qe4 e2 29. Qxe2 Qa4 30. Qd3 Nd7 31. Qg3 Nb6 32. Rc5 Rd7 33. Rfc1 Re7 34. f5 1-0 


  


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