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Game 1: Carlsen vs Anand 1/2
Images: Official site: chennai2013.fide.com
Moves: game 1
1. Nf3 d
2. g3 g6
3. Bg2 Bg7
4. d4 c6
5. O-O Nf6
6. b3 O-O
7. Bb2 Bf5
8. c4 Nbd7
9. Nc3 dxc4
10. bxc4 Nb6
11. c5 Nc4
12. Bc1 Nd5
13. Qb3 Na5
14. Qa3 Nc4
15. Qb3 Na5
16. Qa3 Nc4
The King vs The Crown Prince
Game 1 – Live
Anand vs Carlsen - Game 2 move 1-7
Anand vs Carlsen Game 2 move 8-14
Game 2 Live
Game 3 Photo: Official Site
Game 3: DRAW
Carlsen vs Anand 1/2
1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. c4 dxc4 4. Qa4+ Nc6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. Nc3 e5 7. Qxc4 Nge7 8. O-O O-O 9. d3 h6 10. Bd2 Nd4 11. Nxd4 exd4 12. Ne4 c6 13. Bb4 Be6 14. Qc1 Bd5 15. a4 b6 16. Bxe7 Qxe7 17. a5 Rab8 18. Re1 Rfc8 19. axb6 axb6 20. Qf4 Rd8 21. h4 Kh7 22. Nd2 Be5 23. Qg4 h5 24. Qh3 Be6 25. Qh1 c5 26. Ne4 Kg7 27. Ng5 b5 28. e3 dxe3 29. Rxe3 Bd4 30. Re2 c4 31. Nxe6+ fxe6 32. Be4 cxd3 33. Rd2 Qb4 34. Rad1 Bxb2 35. Qf3 Bf6 36. Rxd3 Rxd3 37. Rxd3 Rd8 38. Rxd8 Bxd8 39. Bd3 Qd4 40. Bxb5 Qf6 41. Qb7+ Be7 42. Kg2 g5 43. hxg5 Qxg5 44. Bc4 h4 45. Qc7 hxg3 46. Qxg3 e5 47. Kf3 Qxg3+ 48. fxg3 Bc5 49. Ke4 Bd4 50. Kf5 Bf2 51. Kxe5 Bxg3+ ½-½
Game 4: Anand vs Carlsen 1/2 Draw
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Bd7 10. Rd1 Be7 11. Nc3 Kc8 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bxe7 Nxe7 14. Rd2 c5 15. Rad1 Be6 16. Ne1 Ng6 17. Nd3 b6 18. Ne2 Bxa2 19. b3 c4 20. Ndc1 cxb3 21. cxb3 Bb1 22. f4 Kb7 23. Nc3 Bf5 24. g4 Bc8 25. Nd3 h5 26. f5 Ne7 27. Nb5 hxg4 28. hxg4 Rh4 29. Nf2 Nc6 30. Rc2 a5 31. Rc4 g6 32. Rdc1 Bd7 33. e6 fxe6 34. fxe6 Be8 35. Ne4 Rxg4+ 36. Kf2 Rf4+ 37. Ke3 Rf8 38. Nd4 Nxd4 39. Rxc7+ Ka6 40. Kxd4 Rd8+ 41. Kc3 Rf3+ 42. Kb2 Re3 43. Rc8 Rdd3 44. Ra8+ Kb7 45. Rxe8 Rxe4 46. e7 Rg3 47. Rc3 Re2+ 48. Rc2 Ree3 49. Ka2 g5 50. Rd2 Re5 51. Rd7+ Kc6 52. Red8 Rge3 53. Rd6+ Kb7 54. R8d7+ Ka6 55. Rd5 Re2+ 56. Ka3 Re6 57. Rd8 g4 58. Rg5 Rxe7 59. Ra8+ Kb7 60. Rag8 a4 61. Rxg4 axb3 62. R8g7 Ka6 63. Rxe7 Rxe7 64. Kxb3 ½-½
Game 4 move 33
Game 5 – Magnus 1 Anand 0
Game 6 Anand vs Carlsen – move 28
Game 6 move 32 – I feel Anand could have made a better move with his pawn on d, which he ‘gave’ away.
Game 6 move 33 – game looks like a draw to me – Anand not sure what to do? Bet you they are going to draw this one!
Game 6 still going – move 41
Game 6 Final Move – Anand 0 – Magnus 1
@TarjeiJS Tweeted this: ‘Article of the dn.no announcing his new sponsorship deal with Nordic Semiconductor’
‘Millions flowing in for chess ace’
Magnus and the article as translated by ‘google-translate’ The article can be read in the Norwegian language from the link at the bottom of the entry. To all those little 10 year old boys always saying, ‘ I want to be a footballer’ – what about: ‘I want to be a Magnus Carlsen’ [hehe]
Norwegian sponsors will use the world’s best chess player opener with large customers, writing Todays Market.
On Saturday puts Magnus Carlsen heading to Chennai in India to prepare for the World Cup tournament pending against Viswanathan Anand in November.
On Monday techno now Nordic Semiconductor Carlsen fifth main, next to the law firm Simonsen, brokerage Arctic, newspaper VG house and software company Parallels.
Will he win the World Cup waiting nine million kroner in prize money. In addition, there are about six million in sponsorship revenue and miscellaneous other income.
After the DN understand the young chess player will stand to gain a gross turnover of between 15 and 20 million years.
The money goes through the company Magnus Chess, which since 2007 has had a total turnover of 27 million. The profit before tax amounts to 15 million dollars, and Carlsen had at the end of 2012, built up a solid equity of nearly 12 million.
‘ I am very grateful that I can live on something I think is so fun. Beyond that I’m not thinking so much about it’, says Magnus Carlsen about their financial chess moves.
Please click here to read the original article.
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New Delhi: Viswanathan Anand will defend his World Chess Championship title against world number one Magnus Carlsen in his home city as FIDE today chose Chennai as the venue for the prestigious match.
Even as it has been reported that Carlsen was not keen to play in Chennai and instead preferred Paris as the venue, the FIDE Presidential Board confirmed Chennai as the venue during a meeting at Baku, Azerbaijan today.
The match between the Indian and his Norwegian opponent will be played from November 6 to 26.
“The agreement was signed today at Baku by Bharat Singh, Hony Secretary All India Chess Federation and FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov,” a press released stated.
Anand had defeated Boris Gelfand of Israel to retain his title in 2012. Source: Zeenews.india
A variation on the Cento – used Shakespeare-lines about Chess
There stands the castle!
My day’s delight is past
great shouts within
and all cry
A horse! A horse!
I have a horse and
a wandering knight.
My skipping king
ambles up and down
A wandering knight?
The knight is here
… a mean knight
The hour is almost past
It’s hilarious – Carlsen’s coach?
Posted in Aronian, Chess, Chess Candidates London 2013, Chess Grandmasters, Gelfand, Grandmasters Chess, Grischuck, Ivanchuck, Kramnik, Magnus Carlsen, Radjabov, Svidler, tagged Aronian, Chess London Candidates 2013, Gelfand, Grischuk, Ivanchuck, Kramnik, Magnus Carlsen, Radjabov, Svidler, The Candidates Chess games 2013 on 30/03/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Magnus Carlsen playing chess on Pulpit Rock – in Norway
and…I think I can ‘read’ a little bit of the Norwegian language. There’s a tournament next year, Magnus is going to take part in a Super Tournament and then there’s…a school tournament..and a celebrity tournament……
Enjoy the song by a Norwegian singer.
Superturneringen blir stil 7. til 18. mai 2013.
En unik vri planlegges med varierte historiske spillesteder for å trekke maksimal oppmerksomhet fra hele regionen.Stavangerregionen bruker arrangement som virkemiddel for å markedsføre regionen.Det arbeides allerde med mulighet for repeterende turneringer til regionen.
Turneringen vil inneholde:
Superturnering med flest mulig av de topp 10 rankede spillerne
Skoleturnering med hundrevis av barn
Kjendisturnering med et utvalg kjendiser som skal vise sine sjakkferdigheter
This year, the voting results of the annual contest of the “64″ became known later than usual. In the 10 th issue of the reports that the owner of the honorary prize was Magnus Carlsen. The Norwegian was the first chess player, who won the trophy three times in a row. The gap between him and the runner-up -Gelfand was very significant. The remaining places in the top ten was as follows: 3. Aronian 4. Svidler 5. Kramnik 6. Grischuk 7.Ivanchuk 8. Anand 9. Morozevich 10. Nakamura.
Resource: HERE - a Russian Chess website.
Chess Wedding cake of Shahriyar Mammadyarov. See more photos on this link of him and the wedding.
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I believe this is a good combination: chess, poetry, art and music! I’ve started recently reading Dean’s poetry blog and glad that I’ve discovered his blog. This poem in this post, is today’s entry on his blog and I’ve really enjoyed it and thought to share it with you. If you’re a lover of poetry, make sure to visit his blog, if you don’t, you will regret it! If you don’t like poetry, then you still should visit his blog and you will immediately fall in love with his poems! I have a present for you today too, let’s call it an early Christmas present if you like, a composition by Jim Brickman. Finally, for my chess-lovers (and those who think they might become chess-lovers!) I’ve got a few games here (do check back as I have about ten more to blog in this entry!) played a few days ago in the Dresden Olympiad. This post is almost as good as “wine women and song!”:) All links will open in a new window.
Remember me to the world
And all the beautiful girls
I never kissed; if there’s one regret
That is it: that I left any lovelies’
Lips unblessed, her heart repressed
Remember me to the wind, which
Blows wherever it goes; still, or not
Any feeling does not cost, but what you
Do with it: recall I am that
Innocent, awake to only wonder told
Remember me to the sun; the heat,
The blaze, worries public or hidden,
I have had them all, unbidden: most
Of all when you see that woman or girl,
Remember me, my dear, to the blessed world
©Dean J. Baker
To read more wonderful poetry, please click HERE to read on Dean Baker’s blog! Chess=love+poetry+music+art=chess!
Read more about Dean on his biography-link on his blog!
Over 500 poems and prose poems published since 1972 in over 130 literary publications in Canada, the USA, England, Australia, New Zealand, etc., such as Descant, Carleton Literary Review, Poetry WLU, The Prairie Journal, Freelance, Nexus, Bitterroot, Oxalis, Bogg, Aileron, RE:AL, Art Times, Pegasus, Impetus, On The Bus, and many others. More have been published in newspapers, magazines, online and in anthologies, recorded and paper.
Music: Jim Brickman: Dream comes true
Please click HERE to play through the game of Nyback from Finland vs Carlsen played in round 6, Dresden 2008.
Please click HERE to play through the game of Dominguez from Cuba vs Gata Kamsky in round 6, Dresden 2008.
This game of Etienne Bacrot was played in round 7 against Sasikiran from India.
Click HERE to play through the game of Boris Gelfand from Israel vs Elexei Shirov of Spain in round 7.
Please click HERE to play through the game of one of my favourite players, Ivanchuk vs Wang of China.
Click HERE to play through Kamsky’s game played in round 7 against Peter Leko.
Play through the game of Michael Adams against Radjabov played in round 7, Dresden.
Please click HERE to play through the game of Yelena Dembo, from Greece, played in round 7 at the Olympiad.
Please click HERE to play through the game of Cheparinov in round 8, Dresden.
image: Greekchess.com..David Navara
Please click here to play through the game of David Navara played in round 9.
To play through the game of NIGEL SHORT, played in round 9, click on the link!
Image: chessbase..Nigel Short
Please click HERE to play through the game of Peter Svidler played in round 9 at the Dresden Olympiad in Germany.
Samuel Bak Chess Art. See my “chess humour”- page for more chess art from Samuel and his link.
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Grandmaster Tournament 2008
This post will be kept updated as the tournament goes.
The 41th Biel International Chess Festival will take place from July 19th to August 1st 2008.
The six grandmasters will start their tournament on Sunday 20th July, 14.00 local time (12 pm GMT).
Please click HERE for the Official site where you can find a link to LIVE CHESS too.
Biel is the only town in Switzerland in which French and German are both spoken on an equal basis. The street signs, for example, are written in both languages, and Biel has the open-minded mentality that comes from the mixture of two languages.
Alekseev wins Biel!
Please click HERE to play through the games of round 10 and you can view the tie-break results here too.
1. GM Leinier Dominguez -CUB, 2708- 6.5
GM Evgeny Alekseev -RUS, 2708-6.5
3. GM Magnus Carlsen -NOR, 2775- 6.0
4. GM Etienne Bacrot -FRA, 2691- 5.5
5. GM Alexander Onischuk -USA, 2670-4.0
6. GM Yannick Pelletier -SUI, 2569- 1.5
10th round (July 31st) the final! :Pairings and results:
Evgeny Alekseev –Yannick Pelletier — 1-0
Magnus Carlsen –Alexander Onischuk — 1/2
Etienne Bacrot –Leinier Dominguez– 1-0
Alekseev vs Pelletier round 10 move 19
Bacrot vs Dominguez round 10 move 25
Carlsen vs Onischuk round 10 move 27
Biel International Chess…round 10…Bacrot vs Dominguez
Round 9: Dominguez vs Carlsen
Standings after round 9
1.GM Leinier Dominguez–CUB, 2708– 6.5
2.GM Magnus Carlsen –NOR, 2775– 5.5
2.GM Evgeny Alekseev –RUS, 2708– 5.5
4.GM Etienne Bacrot –FRA, 2691– 4.5
5.GM Alexander Onischuk –USA, 2670– 3.5
6.GM Yannick Pelletier –SUI, 2569– 1.5
Dominguez vs Carlsen round 9 final position
Please click HERE to play through the games of round 9.
Biel International Chess …9th round (July 30th) pairings and results
Alexander Onischuk – Evgeny Alekseev–0 -1
Leinier Dominguez – Magnus Carlsen–1/2
Yannick Pelletier – Etienne Bacrot– 1/2
Please click HERE to play through the games of round 8.
Image: Official site: Round 8: Alekseev vs Dominguez
Biel International Chess: 8th round (July 29th): Pairings and results
Evgeny Alekseev – Leinier Dominguez — 0 – 1 (oh dear!! He’s leading again and what about Carlsen!!)
Etienne Bacrot – Magnus Carlsen — 1/2
Yannick Pelletier – Alexander Onischuk — 1/2
Alekseev vs Dominguez round 8 move 16
Bacrot vs Carlsen round 8 move 24
Pelletier vs Onischuk round 8 move 12
Image: Official site…Carlsen vs Alekseev round 7
Please click HERE to play through the games of round 7.
Biel International Chess : 7th round parings and results: 28th July
Magnus Carlsen – Evgeny Alekseev — 0-1
Leinier Dominguez – Yannick Pelletier –1-0
Alexander Onischuk – Etienne Bacrot — 0-1
Carlsen vs Alekseev round 7 move 13
Dominguez vs Pelletier round 7 move 16
Onischuk vs Bacrot round 7 move 16
Image: Official site…round 6: Onischuk vs Dominguez
Biel International Chess…round 6 pairings and results
Please click HERE to play through the games of round 6.
Alexander Onischuk – Leinier Dominguez — 0-1
Yannick Pelletier – Magnus Carlsen — 0-1
Etienne Bacrot – Evgeny Alekseev — 1-0
Image: Official site…Carlsen vs Dominguez…round 5
Please click HERE to play through the games of round 5.
Biel International Chess round 5 pairings and results.
Evgeny Alekseev – Alexander Onischuk — 1/2
Magnus Carlsen – Leinier Dominguez –1/2
Etienne Bacrot – Yannick Pelletier — 1-0
Please click HERE to play through an annotated game of Carlsen and Pelletier by GM Cebalo.
Image: Official site — Magnus Carlsen against Alexander Onischuk — round 4
Biel International chess….round 4…pairings and results….
Yannick Pelletier – Evgeny Alekseev = 0-1
Alexander Onischuk – Magnus Carlsen = 1/2
Leinier Dominguez – Etienne Bacrot = 1-0
Dominguez vs Bacrot round 4 move 25
Onischuk vs Carlsen round 4 move 25
Onischuk vs Carlsen round 4 final position
Pelletier vs Alekseev round 4 move 14
Pelletier vs Alekseev round 4 final position
Tomorrow, 23rd July, is a day of rest.
Image: Official site…Dominguez vs Alekseev round 3
Round 3 : Biel International Chess –22.07.2008…pairings and results
Leinier Dominguez – Evgeny Alekseev — 1/2
Magnus Carlsen – Etienne Bacrot — 1-0
Alexander Onischuk – Yannick Pelletier — 1-0
Please click HERE to play through the games of round 3.
Carlsen vs Bacrot round 3 move 16
Carlsen vs Bacrot round 3 final position
Image: Official site…Alekseev vs Carlsen round 2
Round 2: Results –21-07-2008
Evgeny Alekseev – Magnus Carlsen 1/2
Yannick Pelletier – Leinier Dominguez 1/2
Etienne Bacrot – Alexander Onischuk 1/2
Please click HERE to play through the games of round 2.
Alekseev vs Carlsen round 2 move 18
Alekseev vs Carlsen round 2 final position
Bacrot vs Onischuk round 2 move 16
Bacrot vs Onischuk round 2 final position
Pelletier vs Dominguez round 2 move 16
Pelletier vs Dominguez round 2 final position
First round Results
Evgeny Alekseev – Etienne Bacrot = 1-0
Magnus Carlsen – Yannick Pelletier= 1-0
Leinier Dominguez – Alexander Onischuk = 1/2
Please click HERE to play through the games of round 1.
Alekseev vs Bacrot round 1 final position
Carlsen vs Pelletier round 1 final position
Dominguez vs Onischuk round 1 final position
Left to right: Dominguez, Bacrot, Onischuk, Pelletier, Alekseev, Carlsen.
Magnus Carlsen, Norway
Leinier Dominguez, Cuba
Evgeny Alekseev, Russia
Etienne Bacrot, France
Alexander Onischuk, United States
Yannick Pelletier, Switzerland
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Magnus Carlsen winner with a total of 8 and Ivanchuk in 2nd place with a total of 7 games.
|The final standings:|
Standings after round 7…source: Chessgames
Please click Chessgames here to follow the results of games and to play through games played on any particular day!
If you click on the link of CHESSCLUB you can watch the “game of the day” on a movie!
Round 11 : Final round…results
Svidler, Peter ½ – ½ Van Wely, Loek
Ivanchuk, Vassily 1-0 Eljanov, Pavel
Karjakin, Sergey ½ – ½ Carlsen, Magnus
Volokitin, Andrei 1 – 0 Alekseev, Evgeny
Jakovenko, Dmitry ½ – ½ Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter
Onischuk, Alexander 0 – 1 Shirov, Alexei
Carlsen still leading!
Round 10 : Results
Van Wely, Loek 0 – 1 Ivanchuk, Vassily
Eljanov, Pavel ½ – ½ Karjakin, Sergey
Carlsen, Magnus ½ – ½ Volokitin, Andrei
Alekseev, Evgeny ½ – ½ Jakovenko, Dmitry
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ½ – ½ Onischuk, Alexander
Shirov, Alexei 1 – 0 Svidler, Peter
Round 9 results:
Karjakin, Sergey ½ – ½ Van Wely, Loek
Volokitin, Andrei 0 – 1 Eljanov, Pavel
Jakovenko, Dmitry ½ – ½ Carlsen, Magnus
Onischuk, Alexander ½ – ½ Alekseev, Evgeny
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 1 – 0 Shirov, Alexei
Ivanchuk, Vassily ½ – ½ Svidler, Peter
Results: Round 8
Van Wely, Loek 1 – 0 Volokitin, Andrei
Eljanov, Pavel ½ – ½ Jakovenko, Dmitry
Carlsen, Magnus ½ – ½ Onischuk, Alexander
Alekseev, Evgeny 1 – 0 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter
Svidler, Peter ½ – ½ Karjakin, Sergey
Shirov, Alexei 0 – 1 Ivanchuk, Vassily
Round 7 results:
Jakovenko, Dmitry 1 – 0 Van Wely, Loek
Onischuk, Alexander 0 – 1 Eljanov, Pavel
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 0 – 1 Carlsen, Magnus
Alekseev, Evgeny ½ – ½ Shirov, Alexei
Volokitin, Andrei ½ – ½ Svidler, Peter
Karjakin, Sergey ½ – ½ Ivanchuk, Vassily
Please click HERE to play through games of round 7.
Magical Magnus conjures win over Shirov
Round 5 at Foros and yet another elite Grandmaster crumbles in the face of Magnus Carlsen’s relentless pressure. Alexei Shirov is a formidable player and has himself come close to the World Championship crown, but today he became Carlsen’s latest victim.
Shirov answered 1.d4 with the Slav defence and Magnus chose the popular ‘Moscow’ variation in reply. A balanced opening developed into an even middlegame, but as in previous games, Magnus kept creating tricky problems for his opponent to solve and soon Shirov fell into time trouble as he sought to find the best answers.
It was on the 61st move that Shirov finally cracked, allowing Magnus to catch his King in a mating net.
Elsewhere on another exciting day, the closest challenger to Magnus failed to keep up the pace as Sergey Karjakin lost with the Black pieces against Andrei Volokitin. The other decisive games saw Nisipeanu put Van Wely to the sword in a Najdorf Sicilian and Svidler employed his favourite Grunfeld defence to good effect against Onischuk.
Vassily Ivanchuk fought hard against Dmitry Jakovenko, but an extra pawn in a Knight ending was not enough and the game ended all-square after 72 moves.
Magnus Carlsen now leads by a clear 1.5 points with a very impressive score of 4.5/5. If the world rankings were published today then Carlsen would be ranked second in the world, with only World Champion Vishy Anand ahead of him.
Please click HERE to play through the games of round 5…played on the 12th June.
Source of article….about round 5: http://www.chess.com
Round 6 results!
Van Wely, Loek ½ – ½ Onischuk, Alexander
Eljanov, Pavel ½ – ½ Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter
Carlsen, Magnus ½ – ½ Alekseev, Evgeny
Svidler, Peter ½ – ½ Jakovenko, Dmitry
Ivanchuk, Vassily ½ – ½ Volokitin, Andrei
Shirov, Alexei ½ – ½ Karjakin, Sergey
Ukrainian Chess Federation
International Chess Tournament from 7-20 June 2008
HERE to play through the games of round 1 and on THIS LINK you can see the results of rounds 2 and 3.
On THIS LINK you can play through games played in round 2.
Results Round 3
Carlsen, Magnus 1 – 0 Van Wely, Loek
Eljanov, Pavel 1 – 0 Shirov, Alexei
Alekseev, Evgeny 1 – 0 Svidler, Peter
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ½ – ½ Ivanchuk, Vassily
Onischuk, Alexander ½ – ½ Karjakin, Sergey
Jakovenko, Dmitry 1 – 0 Volokitin, Andrei
Standings …Round 4
Van Wely, Loek vs Alekseev, Evgeny
Eljanov, Pavel vs Carlsen, Magnus
Svidler, Peter vs Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter
Ivanchuk, Vassily vs Onischuk, Alexander
Karjakin, Sergey vs Jakovenko, Dmitry
Shirov, Alexei vs Volokitin, Andrei
Day of Rest…Balaklava…
~Day of Rest…Balaklava…Images: Official site of Aerosvit
Magnus Carlsen, Norway, 2765
Peter Svidler, Russia, 2746
Vasiliy Ivanchuk, Ukraine, 2740
Alexei Shirov, Spain, 2740
Sergey Karjakin, Ukraine, 2732
Dmitry Jakovenko, Russia, 2711
Evgeny Alekseev, Russia, 2711
Pavel Eljanov, Ukraine, 2687
See 4 more players’ photos HERE with more information on all players.The list of participants:
1. Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2765
2. Svidler, Peter RUS 2746
3. Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2740
4. Shirov, Alexei ESP 2740
5. Karjakin, Sergey UKR 2732
6. Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS 2711
7. Alekseev, Evgeny RUS 2711
8. Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2687
9. Volokitin, Andrei UKR 2684
10. Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ROU 2684
11. Van Wely, Loek NED 2676
12. Onischuk, Alexander USA 2664
June 8th, 2008, Round 1, Time 15:00…ALL rounds start at 15:00 —every day!
June 9th, Round 2
June 10th, Round 3
June 11th, Round 4
June 12th, Round 5
June 13th, Round 6
June 14th, REST DAY
June 15th, Round 7
June 16th, Round 8
June 17th, Round 9
June 18th, Round 10
June 19th, Round 11
Round 2 Magnus Carlsen
Church on the Rock…Foros…
Foros, Crimea is the settlement in the Ukraine where this tournament is taking place…
The region is also known as the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and lies on the northern coast of the Black Sea. The population is two million inhabitants, the capital is the city of Simferopol.
Foros, where the AeroSvit tournament is held, is a small village situated about 40 km from Yalta, in the southern part of Crimea. The climate conditions are gorgeous. Foros is the place were the dacha (summer-house) of the President of Ukraine is situated. The Russian writer Maxim Gorkiy lived and worked for some time in Foros. Today Ukrainian politicians and businessmen own summer houses there. Students spend their summers in Foros. There is the orthodox Foros Church and a beautiful national park. What is also good in Foros – you spell the name of the village exactly the way you pronounce it – F-o-r-o-s.
Last 2 Images: chessbase
In Foros, you will get this monument about Yuri Gagarin, the first man in Space!
Click HERE to read more about him.
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Magnus Carlsen against Alexander Grischuk
Gata Kamsky against Ivan Cheparinov
Inarkiev against Bacrot
Chess players in Baku, Azerbaijan are now busy playing round 11, follow their games live on the “live” link on my blog. By looking at the images of the players, they all look very serious! On the game-images you can see what the chess boards looked like up to the particular move that can also be seen on the image. Please click on the games-images for a larger view. All other images are from the Official site.
Results of finished games…
Karjakin 1/2 Radjabov1/2
Adams 1/2 Mamedjarov 1/2
Grischuk 1/2 Carlsen 1/2
Cheparinov 1/2 Kamsky 1/2
Inarkiev 1 Bacrot 0
Yue Wang 1 Peter Svidler 0
Vugar Gashimov 1/2 David Navara 1/2
On these images you can see players on their way and getting examined by security…seems like Svidler was in a good, relaxing mood and even smiled friendly at the camera!…..
This photo has nothing to do with Baku Chess…a photo I want to share…Svidler and Anand… I think Svidler might be my “next” favourite player – I have a few and can’t make up my mind though, but I do enjoy his friendly personality that reflects from many photos. On this photo he’s sharing a “joke” with Anand…wonder if he was trying to advise Anand on how to be the best…if you look at his finger…lol!
Pairings for rounds 12 and 13:
|Round 12 on 04/05/08 at 15:00|
|Kamsky Gata – Svidler Peter|
|Inarkiev Ernesto – Yue Wang|
|Mamedyarov Shakhriyar – Bacrot Etienne|
|Carlsen Magnus – Adams Michael|
|Gashimov Vugar – Grischuk Alexander|
|Radjabov Teimour – Navara David|
|Cheparinov Ivan – Karjakin Sergey|
|Round 13 on 05/05/08 at 14:00|
|Karjakin Sergey – Kamsky Gata|
|Navara David – Cheparinov Ivan|
|Grischuk Alexander – Radjabov Teimour|
|Adams Michael – Gashimov Vugar|
|Bacrot Etienne – Carlsen Magnus|
|Yue Wang – Mamedyarov Shakhriyar|
|Svidler Peter – Inarkiev Ernesto|
After round 11:
1 Wang Yue 2689 CHN 7
2 Grischuk Alexander 2716 RUS 7
3 Gashimov Vugar 2679 AZE 6½
4 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2752 AZE 6
5 Carlsen Magnus 2765 NOR 6
6 Adams Michael 2729 ENG 6
7 Radjabov Teimour 2751 AZE 5½
8 Kamsky Gata 2726 USA 5½
9 Bacrot Etienne 2705 FRA 5
10 Cheparinov Ivan 2695 BUL 5
11 Karjakin Sergey 2732 UKR 5
12 Svidler Peter 2746 RUS 4½
13 Inarkiev Ernesto 2684 RUS 4½
14 Navara David 2672 CZE 3½
Enjoy this video-report about round 11 from the Official Fide-Baku site
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In Baku, Azerbaijan, it was a rainy day today….In this image you can see Radjabov sharing his umbrella. In Round 10, Carlsen and Navara drew their game and Grischuck and Mamedyarov. Ivan Cheparinov-(Bulgaria) won his game against Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan).
Follow THIS LINK to watch some press conferences about different players.
Gata Kamsky 1/2 Wang Yue 1/2
Gashimov Vugar 1/2 Karjakin Sergey 1/2
Inarkiev Ernesto 1/2 Michael Adams 1/2
Svidler Peter 1/2 Bacrot Etienne 1/2
Follow the “live” link on the side bar of my blog to follow the games live.
Please follow THIS LINK to see more photos taken today in round 10.
…..is that an expression of a blunder?
|Round 11 on 03/05/08 at 15:00|
|Cheparinov Ivan – Kamsky Gata|
|Karjakin Sergey – Radjabov Teimour|
|Navara David – Gashimov Vugar|
|Grischuk Alexander – Carlsen Magnus|
|Adams Michael – Mamedyarov Shakhriyar|
|Bacrot Etienne – Inarkiev Ernesto|
|Yue Wang – Svidler Peter|
This video is from the Official website of Fide-Baku-2008
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In the sixth round Gata Kamsky of the USA beat Britain’s Mickey Adams to join Alexander Grischuk and Wang Yue in the lead with a score of 4/6.
Read HERE MORE and play through the games that were played today in round 6 on chess.com
Please click HERE to play through the game of Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar…where he played white against Radjabov, Teimour. This is a game played in round 6.
Click on THIS LINK to play through the game of Svidler and Sergey. Svidler played white in round 6.
Click on the images to have a larger view. These are results of round 6 played today in Baku.On my previous post … HERE you can watch a movie about these players playing football on their free day. Also, there’s a video-interview with GM Sergey Karjakin. Follow the “live”-link on my blog’s side bar to follow the games live.
Positions after round 6