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Chess players rating list
anand.JPG FIDE published the April 2008 chess players rating list. The first place according to the FIDE rankings takes Viswanathan Anand, with current rating 2803!!! One more great chess player has crossed the magic 2800 line.
Special attention should be paid to Norwegian grand master Magnus Carlsen (born in 1990), who has climbed from place thirteen, having 2733 points in January 2008 rating list to place five in April with 2765 points!!!
100 best chess players according to FIDE rating
50 best women according to FIDE rating
20 best juniors according to FIDE rating
20 best female juniors according to FIDE rating

Russian Chess Championship among club teams.

Russian Chess Championship among club teams is taking place at “Dagomys” sport and health complex in Sochi from the 1st till 14th of April 2008. This competition is one of the most intense events in Russian team championships history. 12 premier league teams will play the round-robin tournament. As a reward, besides the champion title, the winner team will get 4 vouchers for Europe Chess Club Cup. The championship organizers imposed “legionary” limitation – every team is allowed to declare no more than three foreigners. Such grand masters as Alexander Morozevich (2773), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2752), Peter Svidler (2746), Vasiliy Ivanchik (2740) are participating in this tournament. The average rating of the Ural team is 2702,25.

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2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Scores Place
1. SHSM ** 4 2,5 3 4 2,5 4 2,5 2 2 4 3 33,5 8
2. TPS Saransk 2 ** 3 3,5 4 5,5 2,5 3 3 3,5 4 3 37 3
3. Finek Gazprom 3,5 3 ** 3 4 2 3 3,5 3 2,5 3,5 4,5 35,5 4
4. Spasio-Swiss 3 2,5 3 ** 4 4 3 2,5 2 3 3,5 4 34,5 5
5. Economist 2 2 2 2 2 ** 2 2 2 1,5 3 3,5 1,5 23,5 12
6. Tomsk 400 3,5 0,5 4 2 4 ** 2,5 2 2 2,5 4 31 9
7. Politekhnik 2 3,5 3 3 4 3,5 ** 2,5 2 2,5 2 3 31 10
8. Economist 1 3,5 3 2,5 3,5 4 4 3,5 ** 2,5 3,5 4,5 2,5 37 2
9. Ural 4 3 3 4 4,5 4 4 3,5 ** 3 4 2,5 39,5 1
10. Shatar Buryatia 4 2,5 3,5 3 3 3,5 3,5 2,5 3 ** 2,5 3 34 6
11. South Ural 2 2 2,5 2,5 2,5 2 4 1,5 2 3,5 ** 3 27,5 11
12. 64 3 3 1,5 2 4,5 2 3 3,5 3,5 3 3 ** 32 7

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Play Chess on Your Mobile. Article by Dadi Jonsson

A modern cellular handset is much more than a telephone, and many of them are even powerful enough to play a good game of chess. Chess Champion for Symbian is a chess playing program for mobiles that also comes with game database functionality and allows you to play chess over a wireless Bluetooth connection.

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Amber Rapid and Blindfold Chess Tournament 2008
# Players 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points SB Place
1 *Aronian (2739) ** = = = = 1 = = 1 = 1 = 1 1 1 1 = = 0 = = = 1 14.5 156.3 1
2 *Kramnik (2799) = = ** 1 = 1 = = 1 = = = 0 1 = = = = = 0 = = = 12.0 133.5 2
3 *Leko (2753) = = 0 = ** 0 = = = = = = 1 = 1 = = = = 1 = = 1 12.0 128.0 3
4 *Topalov (2780) 0 = 0 = 1 = ** = = 1 0 = = 1 0 1 = = = 1 = 1 = 12.0 126.5 4
5 *Carlsen (2733) = 0 = 0 = = = = ** 0 = 1 0 = = 1 0 1 = 1 1 1 1 12.0 123.8 5
6 *Ivanchuk (2751) = 0 = = = = 0 1 1 = ** = 1 = 0 = 1 1 = = 0 = 0 11.0 120.0 6
7 *Anand (2799) = 0 = 1 = 0 = = 0 1 = 0 ** 0 1 1 = 1 0 1 = = = 11.0 117.5 7
8 *Morozevich (2765) 0 0 0 = = 0 0 1 = = = 1 1 0 ** 1 = = 1 = = 1 = 11.0 113.8 8
9 *Kariakin (2732) 0 = = = = = 0 = 0 1 = 0 0 = 0 = ** 1 = = = 1 = 9.5 101.8 9
10 *Gelfand (2737) = 1 = = = = = = 0 = 0 = 0 1 = 0 0 = ** 0 1 0 = 9.0 104.0 10
11 *Mamedyarov (2760) = = 1 = 0 = 0 = 0 0 = 1 0 = = = = = 1 0 ** 0 = 9.0 100.5 11
12 *Van Wely (2681) = 0 = = = 0 0 = 0 0 = 1 = = 0 = 0 = 1 = 1 = ** 9.0 96.0 12

List of the participants: Kramnik Vladimir (Russia, 2799), Anand Viswanathan (India, 2799), Topalov Veselin(Bulgaria, 2780), Morozevich Alexander (Russia, 2765), Mamedyarov Shakhriyaz (Azerbaijan, 2760), Leko Peter (Hungary, 2753), Ivanchuk Vassily (Ukraine, 2751), Aronian Levon (Armenia, 2739), Gelfand Boris (Israel, 2737), Carlsen Magnus (Norway, 2733), Karjakin Sergey (Ukraine, 2732), Van Wely, Loek (the Netherlands, 2681).
Being held for the 17th time the well-known “Amber-tournament” is coming up this year. The tourney takes place in Nice from the 15th till the 27th of March, where 12 grand master will play the two circles system: one fast game and one blind game.
Twelve grandmasters from ten different countries will take part and the total prize-fund is 216,000 Euro.
Duration of the tourney: from 15th till 27th of March.
Days off: 19th and 24th of March.

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Play Chess on Your Mobile

Chess Champion for Symbian A modern cellular handset is much more than a telephone, and many of them are even powerful enough to play a good game of chess. Chess Champion for Symbian is a chess playing program for mobiles that also comes with game database functionality and allows you to play chess over a wireless Bluetooth connection.

As the name of the program indicates, it requires a handset equipped with a Symbian OS (http://www.symbian.com) with Series 60 user interface. More specifically, you need a smartphone based on Series 60 3rd Edition (Symbian 9.x) or Series 60 2nd Edition, Feature Pack 3 (Symbian 8.1). The screenshots in this article are from a Nokia 6120.

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Rybka vs. GM Roman Dzindzichashvili - A Pawn and Move

dzindzichashvili.JPGAn interesting match Rybka vs. Dzhindzhihashvili has started. The peculiarity of this match is that the computer program gives odds to human. There will be 8 rounds in total. Dzhindzhihashvili plays for White at all rounds.

Online games broadcasting
Game 1: draw Game 2: Rybka lost Game 3: Rybka won
Game 4: Rybka won Game 5: draw Game 6: draw
Game 7: Rybka lost Game 8: draw

Final standings: 4 - 4.

1 round Rybka plays withut pawn а7; 3 March, 2008 Dzhindzhihashvili vs. Rybka ½ : ½
2 round Rybka plays without pawn b7; 3 March, 2008 Dzhindzhihashvili vs. Rybka 1 : 0
3 round Rybka plays without pawn с7; 5 March, 2008 Dzhindzhihashvili vs. Rybka 0 : 1
4 round Rybka plays without pawn d7; 5 March, 2008 Dzhindzhihashvili vs. Rybka 0 : 1
5 round Rybka plays without pawn e7; 6 March, 2008 Dzhindzhihashvili vs. Rybka ½ : ½
6 round Rybka plays without pawn f7; 6 March, 2008 Dzhindzhihashvili vs. Rybka ½ : ½
7 round Rybka plays without pawn g7; 7 March, 2008 Dzhindzhihashvili vs. Rybka 1 :0
8 round Rybka plays without pawn h7. 7 March, 2008 Dzhindzhihashvili vs. Rybka ½ : ½

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Linares-Morelia 2008

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Players 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points SB Place
1 *Viswanathan Anand (2799) ** 1 = 0 = = = = = = = 1 = 1 1 8.5 56.0 1
2 *Magnus Carlsen (2733) 0 = ** 1 = 1 1 0 = = 1 = 0 = 1 8.0 54.8 2
3 *Levon Aronian (2739) 1 = 0 = ** 0 1 = = 1 = = = = = 7.5 52.0 3
4 *Veselin Topalov (2780) = = 0 0 1 0 ** = = 1 = 1 1 0 1 7.5 49.3 4
5 *Teimour Radjabov (2735) = = 1 = = = = = ** = = 0 = 0 1 7.0 50.3 5
6 *Vassily Ivanchuk (2751) = = = 0 0 = 0 = = = ** 1 1 = = 6.5 43.5 6
7 *Peter Leko (2753) 0 = = 1 = = 0 0 1 = 0 0 ** = = 5.5 39.8 7
8 *Alexei Shirov (2755) 0 0 = 0 = = 1 0 1 0 = = = = ** 5.5 38.0 8

Games

Refuting Fischer

Bobby Fischer It is well known that Bobby Fischer considered the Karpov – Kasparov world championship matches to have been prearranged.

Not just the results, but the games themselves, move for move.

Fischer stated his views in an interview with an Icelandic radio station in 2002, and Yasser Seirawan provides an account of his experiences with Fischer in his outstanding book No Regrets.

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