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2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2015 (Games and Results)

2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2015

The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial takes place in the Heydar Aliyev Center in Shamkir 17th to 26th April 2015. Players: Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Viswanathan Anand, Anish Giri, Wesley So, Vladimir Kramnik, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Adams Michael and Mamedov Rauf. Play starts on Friday at 11am BST, 12pm CET,

Carlsen wins the 2nd Gashimov Memorial by a point (9)

Magnus Carlsen won the 2nd Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir, Azerhaijan with 7/9 a point clear of Viswanathan Anand.

Carlsen beat Rauf Mamedov in the final round. Carlsen secured a significant advantage out of the opening but admitted he didn't make the best of his chances and the position didn't offer white much until Mamedov blundered with 34...Qe5? allowing Carlsen a win with 35.Qf7 (Rd7 was also powerful).

Carlsen was a point clear of Viswanathan Anand who had an interesting draw with Fabiano Caruana. Anand was also impressive in emerging undefeated, he also had reasons to rue his missed chances against Carlsen in the first round.

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov allowed Michael Adams easy equality just out of the opening and the game was drawn by repetition in 27 moves.

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave felt that after his deep opening preparation he should surely have a big advantage against Wesley So although they didn't identify anything clear and the game finished in a draw.

Anish Giri and Vladimir Kramnik drew a marathon game. Kramnik said that he became encouraged to play for a win after 26.f4 which may have been overoptimistic. The game remained roughly equal but the rook and knight ending was awfully complicated and calculation was very tiring for both players. Giri gradually got on top and in sight of victory but was almost down to the increment and his 77.Ra4? cost him the win. A real struggle.

Final Standings: 1st Carlsen 7pts, 2nd Anand 6pts, 3rd Wesley So 5pts, 4th Caruana 5pts, 5th Kramnik 4pts, 6th Mamedyarov 4pts, 7th Adams 3.5pts, 8th Giri 3.5pts, 9th Vachier-Lagrave 3.5pts, 10th Mamedov 3.5pts

2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2015 (9)

Magnus Carlsen looks at the electronic board during his win against Rauf Mamedov. Photo ©

Magnus Carlsen looks at the electronic board during his win against Rauf Mamedov. Photo © | http://www.shamkirchess.az

2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2015 (Shamkir AZE)
Fri 17th Apr 2015 - Sun 26th Apr 2015 - Official Site

Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC:120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)) - Games in PGN: Games

Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 (10 players 9 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 120m:60m:15m+30spm(61)) - Games in PGN: Games

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Vugar Gashimov Mem 2015 Shamkir AZE (AZE), 17-26 iv 2015 cat. XXI (2774)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2863 * ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 7 2984
2. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2791 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 6 2897
3. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2802 0 ½ * 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 5 2814
4. So, Wesley g USA 2788 ½ 0 0 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 5 2815
5. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2783 0 ½ 0 ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 4 2730
6. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2756 0 0 ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 4 2733
7. Giri, Anish g NED 2790 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ 0 ½ 2692
8. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2765 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 2695
9. Adams, Michael g ENG 2745 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ * ½ 2697
10. Mamedov, Rauf g AZE 2658 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 2707
Round 1 (April 17, 2015)
Anand, Viswanathan - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 53 C89 Ruy Lopez Marshall
So, Wesley - Giri, Anish 1-0 32 A10 Dutch, QI and KID Systems
Kramnik, Vladimir - Adams, Michael 1-0 39 A14 Reti Opening
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 90 D92 Gruenfeld 5.Bf4
Mamedov, Rauf - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 40 B52 Sicilian Rossolimo
Round 2 (April 18, 2015)
Carlsen, Magnus - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0 29 D11 Slav Defence
Kramnik, Vladimir - So, Wesley ½-½ 40 A07 Barcza System
Giri, Anish - Mamedov, Rauf ½-½ 56 D11 Slav Defence
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 47 D38 QGD Ragozin
Adams, Michael - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 26 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 3 (April 19, 2015)
Anand, Viswanathan - Giri, Anish ½-½ 40 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Caruana, Fabiano - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 52 A90 Dutch Classical
So, Wesley - Adams, Michael 1-0 45 D35 QGD Exchange
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 36 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Mamedov, Rauf - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 45 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 4 (April 20, 2015)
So, Wesley - Mamedov, Rauf 1-0 41 B36 Sicilian Maroczy Bind
Kramnik, Vladimir - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 38 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Giri, Anish - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 41 D10 Slav Defence
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 39 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Adams, Michael - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 38 C76 Ruy Lopez Modern Steinitz
Round 5 (April 21, 2015)
Carlsen, Magnus - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0 54 A05 Various
Anand, Viswanathan - So, Wesley 1-0 45 C84 Ruy Lopez Centre Attack
Caruana, Fabiano - Giri, Anish ½-½ 44 D02 Queen's Pawn Game
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 76 D41 Semi-Tarrasch Defence
Mamedov, Rauf - Adams, Michael ½-½ 50 C91 Ruy Lopez
Round 6 (April 23, 2015)
So, Wesley - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 37 D17 Slav Defence
Kramnik, Vladimir - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 54 A48 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Giri, Anish - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 37 D38 QGD Ragozin
Adams, Michael - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 59 A37 English Symmetrical
Mamedov, Rauf - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 29 B17 Caro Kann
Round 7 (April 24, 2015)
Carlsen, Magnus - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 49 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Anand, Viswanathan - Adams, Michael 1-0 51 A20 English Opening
Caruana, Fabiano - So, Wesley 1-0 51 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Mamedov, Rauf ½-½ 33 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Giri, Anish ½-½ 46 D38 QGD Ragozin
Round 8 (April 25, 2015)
Anand, Viswanathan - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0 43 C49 Four Knights Metger
So, Wesley - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 41 A29 English Four Knights
Kramnik, Vladimir - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0 38 A07 Barcza System
Adams, Michael - Giri, Anish 1-0 33 B91 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.g3
Mamedov, Rauf - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 36 C91 Ruy Lopez
Round 9 (April 26, 2015)
Carlsen, Magnus - Mamedov, Rauf 1-0 35 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Caruana, Fabiano - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½ 36 A14 Reti Opening
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Adams, Michael ½-½ 27 D58 Queens Gambit Tartakover
Giri, Anish - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 80 E06 Catalan
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - So, Wesley ½-½ 55 B12 Caro Kann Advanced

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