2013 Heroes Cup (Barbados)

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The 2013 edition of the Heroes Day Cup will kick off with two sections: Masters and Challengers. The Masters section is a six-man double round-robin led by GM Mesgen Amanov of Turkmenistan (2510). He will be joined by five Caribbean Masters three of which will vie for an IM norm. All five are former national champions.

The tournament commemorates the Heroes Day, a day mostly associated with developing countries who won independence by throwing off the yolk of colonialism. The day generally will honor those persons who have had a positive impact in shaping the country’s character political or social consciousness of society.

Official Results: https://barbadoschess.org/PublicFiles/2013HeroesDay/results/masters/index.html

2013 Heroes Day Cup
April 27th – May 2nd 2013
(Amaryllis Beach Resort, Barbados)
Masters Section (by FIDE Rating)
#
Name
Title
Federation
Flag
Rating
1 Amanov, Mesgen GM Turkmenistan
2510
2 Denny, Kevin IM Barbados
2290
3 Farley, Terry IM Barbados
2251
4 Harper, Ryan FM Bulgaria
2241
5 Matthews, Shane FM Jamaica
2206
6 Warner, Delisle FM Barbados
2204
Rohan Waite, Arbiter

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  1. Round #1
    (Saturday, 27 April 2013)

    GM Amanov, Mesgen (2510) 1-0 IM Farley, Terry (2251)
    FM Warner, Delisle (2204) 0-1 FM Harper, Ryan (2244)
    FM Matthews, Shane (2206) 0-1 IM Denny, Kevin (2290)

  2. Round #2
    (Saturday, 27 April 2013)

    IM Farley, Terry (2251) ½-½ FM Warner, Delisle (2204)
    IM Denny, Kevin (2290) 1-0 FM Harper, Ryan (2244)
    FM Matthews, Shane (2206) ½-½ GM Amanov, Mesgen (2510)

  3. Denny Takes Early Lead in Digicel Heroes Day Cup

    The Digicel Heroes Day Cup International Chess Festival got off to a rousing start at the Amaryllis Hotel yesterday (Saturday) with local players battling the Caribbean’s best and international masters as well.

    In the Digicel Masters section, the USA based Turkmenistan GrandMaster, Mesgen Amanov, the tournament’s top seed overcame a stiff challenge in round one from International Master Terry Farley to register his first point on Barbadian soil. Barbados’ highest rated player International master Kevin Denny also ensured that he put points on the board, by defeating Fide Master Shane Matthews of Jamaica. Also opening his account in round one was Trinidad’s Fide Master Ryan Harper against Fide Master Delisle Warner of Barbados.

    IM Kevin Denny out front after two rounds.
    Photo by Barbados Chess.

    Round 2 of the Masters was equally riveting, with the 6 masters play some determined and inventive chess. Grandmaster Amanov faced Shane Matthews of Jamaica, but he found the going rather difficult and he had to struggle for a draw. Matthews eager for the win against the Grandmaster played quickly and miscalculated the endgame allowing Amanov to draw by perpetual check. The draw left the Grandmaster on 1 ½ points, ½ point behind Barbados’ top player International Master Kevin Denny who leads the pack on 2 points having defeated Fide Masters Shane Matthew and Ryan Harper in rounds 1 and 2 respectively.

    In the Candidates section, the top seeds, Jamaica’s Andrew Mellace, Cuba’s Roberto Castillo, Trinidadians Esan Wiltshire and Kevin Cupid, Guyana’s Taffin Khan and local players Orlando Husbands, Bryan Prescod, Allon Richards, Steven Lucas and Donna Murray scored victories in both rounds to set the stage for an exciting round 3 as the top seeds jostle for the lead.

    The tournament is being played at the Amaryllis Beach Hotel, Hastings, Christ Church and concludes on Wednesday, May 01, with 2 rounds being played each day.

    Round by round results and standings plus live streaming of the top boards from the Digicel Masters can be followed at http://www.barbadoschess.org.

  4. Round #3
    (Sunday, 28 April 2013)

    FM Harper, Ryan
    (2244) 1-0 IM Farley, Terry (2251)
    GM Amanov, Mesgen (2510) ½-½ IM Denny, Kevin (2290)
    FM Warner, Delisle (2204) ½-½ FM Matthews, Shane (2206)

  5. Round #4
    (Sunday, 28 April 2013)

    FM Harper, Ryan (2244) ½-½ GM Amanov, Mesgen (2510)
    IM Farley, Terry (2251) 0-1 FM Matthews, Shane (2206)
    FM Warner, Delisle (2204) ½-½ IM Denny, Kevin (2290)

  6. Round #5
    (Monday, 29 April 2013)

    IM Denny, Kevin (2290) ½-½ IM Farley, Terry (2251)
    GM Amanov, Mesgen (2510) 1-0 FM Warner, Delisle (2204)
    FM Matthews, Shane (2206) 1-0 FM Harper, Ryan (2244)

  7. Round #6
    (Monday, 29 April 2013)

    IM Denny, Kevin (2290) 0-1 FM Matthews, Shane (2206)
    IM Farley, Terry (2251) 0-1 GM Amanov, Mesgen (2510)
    FM Harper, Ryan (2244) 0-1 FM Warner, Delisle (2204)

  8. Round #7
    (Tuesday, 30 April 2013)

    FM Warner, Delisle (2204) 1-0 IM Farley, Terry (2251)
    FM Harper, Ryan (2244) 1-0 IM Denny, Kevin (2290)
    GM Amanov, Mesgen (2510) 1-0 FM Matthews, Shane (2206)

  9. Round #8
    (Tuesday, 30 April 2013)

    IM Farley, Terry (2251) 0-1 FM Harper, Ryan (2244)
    FM Matthews, Shane (2206) 0-1 FM Warner, Delisle (2204)
    IM Denny, Kevin (2290) 1-0 GM Amanov, Mesgen (2510)

  10. Round #9
    (Wednesday, 1 May 2013)

    GM Amanov, Mesgen (2510) 1-0 FM Harper, Ryan (2244)
    FM Matthews, Shane (2206) 1-0 IM Farley, Terry (2251)
    IM Denny, Kevin (2290) 1-0 FM Warner, Delisle (2204)

  11. Round #10
    (Wednesday, 1 May 2013)

    FM Warner, Delisle (2204) ½-½ GM Amanov, Mesgen (2510)
    IM Farley, Terry (2251) 1-0 IM Denny, Kevin (2290)
    FM Harper, Ryan (2244) 0-1 FM Matthews, Shane (2206)

  12. 2013 Heroes Day Cup
    April 27th – May 2nd 2013
    (Amaryllis Beach Resort, Barbados)
    Standings
    #
    Name
    Flag
    Rating
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    Pts.
    1
    FM Matthews, Shane
    2206
    ½0
    ½0
    10
    11
    01
    5.0
    2
    GM Amanov, Mesgen
    2510
    ½1
    ½1
    11
    ½0
    7.0
    3
    FM Warner, Delisle
    2204
    ½1
    01
    ½1
    ½0
    5.0
    4
    FM Harper, Ryan
    2241
    01
    ½0
    10
    11
    01
    5.5
    5
    IM Farley, Terry
    2251
    00
    00
    ½0
    00
    ½1
    2.0
    6
    IM Denny, Kevin
    2290
    10
    ½1
    ½1
    10
    ½0
    5.5
    PGN Games

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