29 Jun 2008

28 Jun 2008

Dortmund Chess Tournament 2008

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Standings after round 6, Dortmund Chess
Today, Sunday 6th July, it's the final round, round 7


Vladimir Kramnik, Russia 2788
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Azerbaijan 2752
Peter Leko, Hungary 2741
Vassily Ivanchuk, Ukraine 2740
Loek Van Wely, Netherlands 2676
Ian Nepomniachtchi, Russia 2634
Arkadij Naiditsch, Germany 2623
Jan Gustafsson, Germany 2603

Time Schedule Sparkassen Chess Meeting 2008

Saturday, 28th June 3 p.m. 1st round
Sunday, 29th June 3 p.m. 2nd round
Monday, 30th June no play
Tuesday, 1st July 3 p.m. 3rd round
Wednesday, 2nd July 3 p.m. 4th round
Thursday, 3rd July no play
Friday, 4th July 3 p.m. 5th round
Saturday, 5th July 3 p.m. 6th round
Sunday, 6th July 1 p.m. final round


19 Jun 2008

Die Broosheid van my Siel

This is an Afrikaans poem I wrote.....and when I have time, I will translate it for my English readers..

Kliek op HIERDIE LINK om my gedig te lees getiteld..."Die Broosheid van my siel"....hier is die eerste strofe...
Die Broosheid van my Siel

Dit is soos gister
dat my gedagtes swerf
op golwe van stormwinde;
ongesiens, verwyder dit
die eind’lose groenbedekte
ystergrendels van my hart ...

(c) Nikita

Aerosvit International Tournament 2008

Please click HERE to see more results, to play through games and to see "game-of-the-day"-movies played at the Aerosvit International Tournament.
On this next table you can see the standings after round 7.

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 11 : Pairings for Thursday 19th June..the final round

Svidler, Peter Van Wely, Loek
Ivanchuk, Vassily Eljanov, Pavel
Karjakin, Sergey Carlsen, Magnus
Volokitin, Andrei Alekseev, Evgeny
Jakovenko, Dmitry Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter
Onischuk, Alexander Shirov, Alexei

10 Jun 2008

Aerosvit 2008, Foros

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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

The standings after round 2:

1 Shirov, Alexei ESP 2740 ---2
2 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2765 ---1½
3 Karjakin, Sergey UKR 2732--- 1½
4 Volokitin, Andrei UKR 2684--- 1½
5 Svidler, Peter RUS 2746--- 1
6 Eljanov, Pavel UKR 2687 ---1
7 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2740 ---1
8 Alekseev, Evgeny RUS 2711--- ½
9 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ROU 2684--- ½
10 Van Wely, Loek NED 2677--- ½
11 Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS 2711--- ½
12 Onischuk, Alexander USA 2664 ---½


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

8 Jun 2008


Blog Birthday! Whoopie!! Enjoy this in your mind...and don't drool too much! lol!

2 Jun 2008

Ivanchuk takes Leon Chess


Read HERE more on Chessdom.

Game 1: Anand 0-1 Ivanchuk
Game 2: Ivanchuk 0-1 Anand
Game 3: Anand 1/2 Ivanchuk
Game 4: Ivanchuk 1-0 Anand
Ivanchuk wins 2.5-1.5

GM Ivanchuk (2740) - GM Anand (2803) [E55]
Leon Rapid Chess, 01.06.2008

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0–0 5.Bd3 d5 6.Nf3 c5 7.0–0 dxc4 8.Bxc4 Nbd7 9.Qe2 cxd4 10.exd4 b6 11.d5 Nc5 12.Rd1 Qe8 13.Nb5 exd5 14.Nc7 Qe4?? (14...Qxe2 +=) 15.Rd4 Qg6 16.Nh4 White wins 1–0

GM Ivanchuk (2740) - GM Anand (2803) [B90]
Leon Rapid Chess - Game 2, 01.06.2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nf3 Be7 8.Bc4 0–0 9.0–0 Qc7 10.Bb3 Be6 11.Qd2 Rc8 12.Ng5 Bc4 13.f4 Nbd7 14.fxe5 dxe5 15.Rf5 Bb4 16.Rd1 Rd8 17.Qe1 h6 18.Nf3 Be6 19.Qg3 Bxf5 20.exf5 Bc5 21.Bxc5 Nxc5 22.Re1 Nxb3 23.axb3 b5 24.h3 Rac8 25.Nxe5 Re8 26.b4 Qd6 Black wins 0–1

Game 1:

GM Anand (2803) - GM Ivanchuk (2740) [B47]
Rapid Chess - Game 1 Final, 01.06.2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be2 a6 7.0–0 Nf6 8.Be3 Be7 9.f4 d6 10.Qe1 0–0 11.Qg3 Nxd4 12.Bxd4 b5 13.a3 Bb7 14.Kh1 Rad8 15.Rae1 Rd7 16.Bd3 Re8 17.f5 e5 18.Be3 Kh8 19.Bg5 Nh5 20.Qh4 Bxg5 21.Qxg5 Nf6 22.Rf3 Qc5 23.Rg3 Rg8 24.Rh3 b4 25.axb4 Qxb4 26.Rb1 Rc7 27.Rh6 d5 28.exd5 Qb6 29.Na4 Qd6 30.Rh4 Bxd5 31.Nc3 Rb8 32.Qc1 e4 33.Bxe4 Nxe4 34.Nxe4 Qc6 35.Qe3 Qxc2 36.Rg1 f6 37.Qd4 Rd7 38.Nxf6 gxf6 39.Qxf6+ Rg7 40.Rg4 Qxb2 Black wins 0–1

Source: http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/2008/06/blog-post.html

1 Jun 2008

Ivanchuk defeats Shirov in Spain

Ivanchuk defeats Shirov in Spain
Vassily Ivanchuk (pictured) continued his run of good form with a victory over Alexei Shirov in the second semi-final of the Leon tournament in Spain. He now meets the World Champion and top ranked player in the world, Vishy Anand in the final.
Ivanchuk won the opening two games - both exciting Sicilians - to put Shirov's back to the wall. Despite Shirov's best efforts Ivanchuk held on in the 3rd game and the meaningless 4th game was also drawn, to leave Ivanchuk the winner by a score of 3-1.
Ivanchuk's impressive recent result at the Mtel Masters looks set to lift his ranking to number 3 or 4 in the world on the next rating list (due out 1st July). Rapid games don't count for ratings, but a win against Anand in the final in Leon would be a big psychological boost.
Please click HERE to see the original article, but also, to play through the games of Ivanchuk and Shirov...