View Full Version : Bad Wörishofen 18.-26.3.2004

31-01-2004, 07:51 PM
From the 18th to the 26th of March is one of ChessOrgs big European Tournaments. Bad Woerishofen is played in the Bundesland Bayern in Germany. Although myself more of a spectator than a strong competitor I will be taking part and looking forward to watching some strong GM's slug it out. Living and working here in Germany has given me some great chess tournament experience and memories. The interaction with the players is always a delight and for some unknown reason I always seem to be analysing games with GM's after thier games and the analysis usually turns to friendly games of blitz after a few beers. I am not only captivated by the ease at which these guy play beautiful chess in 5 minutes!!, but buy their willingness to explain thier methods of thought.

Guess im lucky that by my table is always a big 'AUS' and not a 'GER', 'LAT' 'RUS', or 'FRA' which seems to capture the attention of other players who are keen to find out why a 'kangaroo' is so far from home.
I think I have little trouble in interacting with the other players because of the fact that many of the Eastern Europeans speak little or no German, regardless of the fact that the spend most of their time playing and living in this part of the world. The English that they can speak is enough for them to want to converse after listening and not understanding the german for the rest of tournament.

So I though I would set up a page here and give some updates about the tournament, games played, players thoughts etc. Im not sure if anyones interested in whats going on over here, but ill post some notes anyway.

So far about 150 players are registered and the top 20 ranked players look like this...Im pretty sure that a few of the 'big guns' will hold back until just before the tournament, some probably even registering on the day.

TNr Teilnehmer Titel TWZ Verein/Ort Land ELO NWZ
((PNr Parttaker Titel DWZ Club-Town Country ELO N rating

1. Milov,Vadim GM 2632 SF Deizisau SUI 2632 2564
2. Eingorn,Vereslav GM 2607 Polizeisport-Verein Duisburg UKR 2607 2593
3. Burmakin, Vladimir GM 2590 RUS 2590
4. Korchnoi, Viktor GM 2580 SUI 2580
5. Kengis,Edvins GM 2572 SG Porz e.V. LAT 2572 2585
6. Sawtchenko,Stanislav GM 2563 SV 1920 Hofheim UKR 2563 2554
7. Korneev,Oleg GM 2559 SV Mülheim Nord 1931 e.V RUS 2559 2569
8. Kritz,Leonid GM 2533 SG Bochum 31 GER 2533 2476
9. Teske,Henrik GM 2518 TV Tegernsee GER 2518 2498
10. Kveinys,Aloyzas GM 2495 Godesberger SK 1929 LTU 2495 2526
11. Levin,Felix GM 2481 SAbt SV Werder Bremen GER 2481 2476
12. Senff,Martin IM 2446 SF Katernberg 1913 e.V. GER 2446 2425
13. Pirrot,Dieter IM 2422 SC Anderssen St.Ingbert 1920 GER 2422 2394
14. Vucic, Mladen IM 2412 USA 2412
15. Piankov, Evgenij IM 2372 UKR 2372
16. Dittmar,Peter FM 2356 SK Lahr GER 2356 2283
17. Lieb,Harald FM 2341 SK Zehlendorf e.V. GER 2341 2308
18. Seel,Christian FM 2315 Godesberger SK 1929 GER 2315 2339
19. Schippan,Bernd 2269 Bochumer SV 02 GER 2269 2174
20. Buchner,Rudolf FM 2267 SC Tarrasch 45 München GER 2267 2273

The official site is http://www.chessorg.de/
Ill keep you posted from Europe.

James Bonning

14-02-2004, 12:05 AM
With still over a month until the tournament begins their are already 200 part takers. I am not sure how players are possible to play in a single category event?! :eek:

I am really looking forward to this one and its good to see GM Ivanov has decided to head down to the little 'Ort' in Bayern as well.

17-03-2004, 04:39 PM
With over 300 participants, the tourni kicks of tomorrow. Im looking forward to it and the 9 days I had to take off work for it. :lol:

Trent Parker
17-03-2004, 09:31 PM
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512

In a 9 round tournament
Up to 512 players could play to determine a sole winner

Trent Parker
17-03-2004, 09:34 PM
The website would be good if you were able to read the language!

Kevin Bonham
17-03-2004, 11:24 PM
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512

In a 9 round tournament
Up to 512 players could play to determine a sole winner

Actually it is possible for a 9-round tournament with a million players to have a sole winner.

Trent Parker
19-03-2004, 09:29 AM
Okay, what? if there are thousands of draws?

Kevin Bonham
19-03-2004, 05:15 PM
Okay, what? if there are thousands of draws?

Yes. At least (by my calculations) 1,952 of the 4,500,000 games must be drawn. Not too much to ask is it, surely? :p

21-03-2004, 03:05 AM
Bt of news direct from the tourni...

In a tight match in the second round between Korchnoi (yeah the runner up to the Chess Championship way back) and a strong young German player the old GM lost control at the table. After winning a pawn in the middle game Viktor found himself in an endgame with N and K against N and K + 1 pawn (the h pawn!). Anyway it was drawn but at the table he began... 'How dare you play on in the middle game a pawn down against me in a lost position' he declared. His young opponent was pretty proud but was not expecting such abuse from Korchnoi (who left the tournament room in disgust!?). Anyway he was there again today. I didn't see any appology for his behaviour. Pretty sad that he acts in so a way; this just lessens the repect we hold for him as a person.

Ill give you guys some results later tonight when all the games from the third round are over.

21-03-2004, 03:10 PM
So after 3 rounds... The players with 100% are as follows.

20. Internationales Schach-Open Bad Wörishofen 2004
offene Klasse ( 18.03.03 - 26.03.04 )

Zwischenstand nach 3 Runden

Platz Name Herkunft Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Punkte Buchholz
1. Eingorn Viacheslav GM Odessa S+ 58 W+ 95 S+ 39 3.0 5.50
2. Dittmar Peter FM Lahr S+ 93 W+ 51 S+ 52 3.0 5.50
3. Ivanov Michail GM Bad Mergentheim W+119 S+ 57 W+ 40 3.0 5.50
4. Burmakin Vladimir GM Ivanovo W+ 96 S+ 94 W+ 37 3.0 5.00
5. Ruck Robert GM Ungarn S+ 97 W+ 91 S+ 41 3.0 5.00
6. Kveinys Aloyzas GM Litauen W+146 S+ 53 W+ 35 3.0 5.00
7. Poulsen Martin Faroer Inseln S+165 W+ 50 W+ 42 3.0 5.00
8. Teske Henrik GM Tegernsee S+140 W+ 72 S+ 48 3.0 5.00
9. Palo Davor IM Dänemark W+120 S+102 W+ 56 3.0 5.00
10. Skembris Spyridon GM Griechenland W+132 S+101 W+ 36 3.0 4.50
11. Seel Christian FM Godesberg W+142 S+ 99 W+ 59 3.0 4.50
12. Pitl Gregory FM Göggingen W+134 S+136 W+ 34 3.0 4.00
13. Savchenko Stanislav GM Ukraine W+148 S+135 W+ 38 3.0 4.00
14. Otterstätter Stefan Ludwigshafen S+201 W+ 45 W+ 43 3.0 4.00

Anyway, the tournie is running along well and most of the points are going to the GM's as planned. Its easily the strongest tourney i've played in with the middle ELO rating of about 2100.

26-03-2004, 08:31 AM
With the last round to play still Alex Wohl can still win!!!!
That would be good, an Aussie taking out 1st place!

...maybe I can take out the under 1800 prize :whistle: