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Results round 7:

Ivanchuk vs  Topalov 1/2
Radjabov  vs  Xiangzhi  1-0
Cheparinov vs Aronian 1/2

For results on round 6 — and to follow the games live –please click HERE . You can also access games of the other rounds on this link.

Results round 6:

Ivanchuk – Radjabov 1/2
Topalov – Aronian 1 – 0
Xiangzhi – Cheparinov 0 – 1

Please click HERE to play through the game of Cheparinov (2695) against Topalov (2767) in round 3 Mtel-Chess played on the 10th May 2008.

Please click HERE to play through the game of Radjabov – white- and Aronian played in round 3, 10th May 2008.

Please click HERE to play through the game of Topalov – white – and Ivanchuk in round 2 played on the 9th May 2008, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Please click HERE to play through the game of Radjabov – white – against Ivanchuk played in round 1.
If you click on THIS LINK you will find all other games – on my blog -on links to play through too and you can read about the city, Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria! On the side bar of my blog there is a “MTel”-live link to follow games live.

Pairings for round 7:

Ivanchuk vs Topalov
Radjabov vs Xiangzhi
Cheparinov vs Aronian

Enjoy the games of Ivanchuk in round 4 and round 5 on the following videos!


This cartoon was drawn by Patrick…he’s working with me and fantastic when it comes to drawing …as you can see! Ok, I “spoilt” the image a bit…didn’t I…if you’re interested in cartoons like these…be aware that Patrick will charge you… he’s brilliant…and he’s supplying me with them for my chess club news letter! I try to reinforce some rules by using these cartoons…the pawn was “complaining” to the King by being “pushed over” by the Knight…and then he said that he thinks the Knight had forgotton about his L-shape-move…you can leave a comment if you’re interested in cartoons like these and I will pass on your email to Patrick….
This video is about round 7!

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Today…round 13 – the final round! – was played in Baku, Azerbainjan. The first images in this post is about round 13, please slide down for round 12-results. More images of round 13 can bee seen on the official Baku2008.fide.com-site.

Tadaa! and here are the results of round 13…
Karjakin, Sergey 1/2 Kamsky, Gata 1/2
Svidler, Peter 1 Inarkiev,Ernesto 0
Navara, David 1 Cheparinov, Ivan 0
Adams, Michael 1/2 Gashimov, Vugar 1/2
Grischuk, Alexander 1/2 Radjabov, Teimour 1/2
Carlsen, Magnus 1 Bacrot,Etienne 0
Wang, Yue 1/2 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1/2
Kamsky, Gata 1/2 Kerjakin, Sergey 1/2

Final ranking…
1 Gashimov Vugar 2679 AZE 8
2 Wang Yue 2689 CHN 8
3 Carlsen Magnus 2765 NOR 8
4 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2752 AZE 71/2
5 Grischuk Alexander 2716 RUS 7½
6 Adams Michael 2729 ENG 6½
7 Svidler Peter 2746 RUS 6½
8 Radjabov Teimour 2751 AZE 6
9 Kamsky Gata 2726 USA 6
10 Karjakin Sergey 2732 UKR 6
11 Cheparinov Ivan 2695 BUL 5½
12 Navara David 2672 CZE 5½
13 Bacrot Etienne 2705 FRA 5
14 Inarkiev Ernesto 2684 RUS 5


Game between Wang and Mamedyrov…move 29….round 13

This image is from the game between Bacrot and Carlsen…after move 34

Wang against Mamedyarov move…47

End position…Navara and Cheparinov

End position: Grischuk and Radjabov

Results …round 12 played yesterday:

Radjabov 0 Navara 1   
Gashimov 1 Grischuk 0
Kamsky 0 Svidler 1
Carlsen 1 Adams 0
Cheparinov 1/2 Karjakin 1/2
Inarkiev 1/2 Wang 1/2
Mamedyarov 1 Bacrot 0

 

On this image you can see what the game board looked like between Carlsen and Adams in round 12. Click on images for a larger view.


Inarkiev playing white against Wang.

Kamsky playing against Svidler


Final position of the game between Kamsky and Svidler

 
Gashimov against Grischuk…move 17

Gashimov against Grischuk…final position on the board


Radjabov against Navara…move 19


Final position of the board between Radjabov and Navara

Mamedyarov against Bacrot move 49

All images from players: Baku2008-Fide  Official site

…wow…I can’t make up my mind with all of these men…why do  they all look so the same today!

….I was sure there was a fairy…just there!

Gata… I told you he didn’t touch that pawn…it was the pawn on H2…

…but sir…he touched it again! where are you now!….

…if you’re in the top position, this is how you pick up a piece…just watch..and you’ll win!

…..wow…they are sooooooo beautiful!

 

…eeny meeny miny moe!…..


Standings…after round 12
 
Wang Yue 2689 CHN 7½
Gashimov Vugar 2679 AZE 7½
Grischuk Alexander 2716 RUS 7
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2752 AZE 7
Carlsen Magnus 2765 NOR 7
Adams Michael 2729 ENG 6
Radjabov Teimour 2751 AZE 5½
Karjakin Sergey 2732 UKR 5½
Svidler Peter 2746 RUS 5½
Kamsky Gata 2726 USA 5½
Bacrot Etienne 2705 FRA 5
Cheparinov Ivan 2695 BUL 5
Inarkiev Ernesto 2684 RUS 5
Navara David 2672 CZE 4½

 

Pairings for round 13, the final round.
 

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   

Enjoy the video about round 13, the final round.

ENJOY! this movie about round 12…also to be seen on the Baku2008-Fide site.

On this image you can see the three winners in this tournament.

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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.
Other results:
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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Image: Bobbyfischer.net
Please Click
HERE to play through the games of Bobby Fischer.

Read here on Wikipedia more about Bobby Fischer.

Bobby Fischer created the Fischer Random chess, also called Chess960, Chess 960, Fischerandom chess, FR chess, or FullChess.

Click HEREto read about Fischer Random Chess and how to set the boards up to play it.

A very interesting article can be read HERE about Fischer’s chess against Spasski.

Click HERE to play through a game of Fischer and Byrne, 1956.

Read HERE on the BBC news site about his arrival in Iceland in 2005.

OnTHIS LINKyou can read my poem written about Fischer.

Youtube video…Bobby arrived in Iceland 1972.
Fischer/Spasski game

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Chess for One!

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