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Find Blunders with Rybka Aquarium

Rybka 3 Aquarium logotype Last month we learned about Game Analysis, which is based on an advanced analysis algorithm. This month we’ll examine Find Blunders, which is a different approach to automatic game analysis in Rybka Aquarium.

About Aquarium’s Find Blunders

Find Blunders is intended as a quick search for critical blunders in a game.

Compared to Game Analysis, the main difference is that Find Blunders only does what the name indicates and skips all other types of annotations. Additionally, because of its narrower focus, the analysis algorithm itself is not as refined as the one used by Game Analysis.

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18th Pamplona International

18th Pamplona InternationalTraditional 18th Pamplona International tournament will take part from December 22nd to 29th in Pamplona, Spain.
Participants: Sasikiran (2694), Roiz (2677), Malakhov (2675), Vallejo Pons (2664), Caruana (2640), Delchev (2632), Nepomniachtchi (2616), Salgado Lopez (2556). Average ELO: 2644. ChessOK will thoroughly analyze each game with Rybka 3 Aquarium.
Krishnan Sasikiran has won the tournament.

Analyzed games: Round 1 [download PGN], Round 2 [download PGN], Round 3 [download PGN], Round 4 [download PGN], Round 5 [download PGN], Round 6 [download PGN], Round 7 [download PGN], All games [download PGN]

Final standings

Below are round-by-round pairings and results;

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CQL Queries in Chess Assistant

Buy Chess Assistant 10 Chess Query Language (CQL) was designed by Gady Costeff and Lewis Stiller to specifically search for games, problems and studies that match certain themes.

It is extremely powerful and CQL can find much more complex themes than traditional chess database systems.

The current version of Chess Assistant, as well as Rybka & Chess Openings 2009, offers all the power of CQL in an integrated environment and brings several advantages, including:

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FIDE Grand Prix Tournament in Elista

FIDE Grand Prix: ElistaThird tournament of FIDE Grand Prix series is going to take part in Elista from Dec. 13th to Dec 29th.

Participants: Radjabov, Leko, Jakovenko, Wang Yue, Mamedyarov, Eljanov, Grischuk, Alekseev, Bacrot, Gashimov, Cheparinov, Akopian, Kasimdzhanov, Inarkiev.
Average ELO is 2712. It is 19th FIDE tournament category.

All rounds, except for the last round start at 12:00 GMT.

Games: Round 1 [download PGN], Round 2[download PGN], Round 3[download PGN], Round 4[download PGN], Round 5[download PGN], Round 6[download PGN], Round 7 [download PGN], Round 8 [download PGN], Round 9 [download PGN], Round 10[download PGN], Round 11[download PGN], Round 12 [download PGN], Round 13 [download PGN] All games [download PGN]

Final standings

Below are the pairings:
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Top grandmasters tournament in China: Nanjing 2008

China Top-GM's tournament logotypeThe first Top GM’s tournament in China, Pearl Spring, will take part from December 10th to December 22nd in Nanjing. Average ELO rating of participants is 2751, which makes it a category 21 tournament - the strongest ever held in China.
Format is double round robin. All rounds start at 07:00 GMT, December 16th is the rest day.
Veselin Topalov has won the tournament.

Games: Round 1 [download PGN], Round 2 [download PGN], Round 3 [download PGN], Round 4 [download PGN], Round 5 [download PGN], Round 6 [download PGN], Round 7 [download PGN], Round 8 [download PGN], Round 9 [download PGN], Round 10 [download PGN] All games [download PGN]

Final Standings

Below are round-by-round pairings and results:

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New Products: ChessOK Aquarium Basic & Standard, Openings 2009

Rybka 3 & Chess Openings 2009, ChessOK AquariumThere are four new program packages available at ChessOK shop:

ChessOK Aquarium Basic for €19.9 / $25
ChessOK Aquarium Standard for €34 / $40
Rybka 3 and Chess Openings 2009 for €45 / $59
    + Christmas present: ChessOK Aquarium Basic
Deep Rybka 3 and Chess Openings 2009 for €79 / $109
    + Christmas present: ChessOK Aquarium Standard

ChessOK Aquarium - modern graphical chess interface, which offers advanced analysis functions, game commenting, searching, powerful chess trees, playing, databases and more is available for as low as €19.9 / $25. It has full set of functions of the top package, Rybka 3 Aquarium.

More information about the packages below:
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Rybka 3 Aquarium 3.0.8 Update

Rybka 3 Aquarium logotypeRybka 3 Aquarium 3.0.8 Update has been released just recently.

You can download it using ChessOK Downloader or from our site:
Full update from any version
Incremental update 3.0.7 to 3.0.8

The download size is 16 Mb.

For German version: after installing the update, delete the file <aquarium>\Aquarium.ger-rs-map. We’ll release special German 3.0.8 update soon.

Read below what’s new (also available in the Aquarium FAQ):
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Chess Assistance site is back

Bob Pawlak’s wonderful site (ChessAssistance.com), which was unavailable because of hosting problems, now is back online on our hosting and resides at http://ca.chessok.com. Update your links please.

Chess Assistance provides a handful lot of useful manuals, FAQ’s and other documents on our headline chess database program - Chess Assistant.

Study chess online on Chess King Learn! Time-proven training courses, thousands of examples and exercises.

Start playing right now in your web browser on Chess King Playing Zone! Teams, tournaments, training, analysis and much more!

7-man Lomonosov Tablebases provide deeper-than-ever insight into chess endgame.

Download weekly chess database updates (containing 2000+ games) with latest tournaments and games in PGN and Chess Assistant format.

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