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Rybka vs. Benjamin: Match at Draw Odds

At the beginning of January, grandmaster Joel Benjamin played Rybka in an eight-game match in which Benjamin had draw odds. Benjamin had white in every game, and draws were counted as wins for him. Therefore, the only way Rybka could score points was to win with the black pieces.

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Rybka vs. Benjamin: Match at Draw Odds

Rybka 3 Aquarium logotype At the beginning of January, grandmaster Joel Benjamin played Rybka in an eight-game match in which Benjamin had draw odds. Benjamin had white in every game, and draws were counted as wins for him. Therefore, the only way Rybka could score points was to win with the black pieces. Before the match, Rybka’s creator, IM Vasik Rajlich, calculated that based on ratings GM Benjamin should be more than happy with just two points in the match. However, taking other factors into consideration, he concluded that three or four points for Benjamin would be a more likely outcome.

A poll on the Rybka Forum showed that the majority of the readers expected a close match, with Rybka being the more likely winner.

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Corus 2008

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2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 P ))
1. Kramnik 2799 ** = = 1 = 1 = = 0 = = 0 = = 6.5 7-8
2. Radjabov 2799 = ** = 1 = 0 = = = 1 = = 1 = 7.5 3-4
3. Mamedyarov 2780 = = ** = = = = = = = 0 0 = 1 6 9-11
4. Eljanov 2760 0 0 = ** = = 0 1 1 0 = 0 = = 5 12-14
5. Adams 2753 = = = = ** = = 0 = = = = = 1 6.5 7-8
6. Aronian 2751 0 1 = = = ** = = 1 1 = = = 1 8 1-2
7. Ivanchuk 2739 = = = 1 = = ** = = = = = = = 7 5-6
8. Polgar 2737 = = = 0 1 = = ** = 1 = 0 0 = 6 9-11
9. Topalov 2735 1 = = 0 = 0 = = ** 1 1 = 0 0 6 9-11
10. Gelfand 2733 = 0 = 1 = 0 = 0 0 ** = = = = 5 12-14
11. Leko 2726 = = 1 = = = = = 0 = ** 1 = = 7 5-6
12. Carlsen 2707 1 = 1 1 = = = 1 = = 0 ** 0 1 8 1-2
13. Anand 2692 = 0 = = = = = 1 1 = = 1 ** = 7.5 3-4
14. Van Wely 2681 = = 0 = 0 0 = = 1 = = 0 = ** 5 12-14

1-2 Carlsen, Aronian . 3-4 Anand, Radjabov.
The tournament “A” – which is the first super-tournament in the season (20 rank, average raiting 2742) - will host the next players: Viswanathan Anand ( India, 2799), Vladimir Kramnik (Russia, 2799), Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria, 2780), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan, 2735),Peter Leko (Hungary, 2753), Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine, 2751), Levon Aronian (Armenia, 2739), Boris Gelfand (Israel, 2737), Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan, 2735),Magnus Carlsen (Norway, 2733), Michael Adams (England, 2726), Judit Polgar (Hungary, 2707), Pavel Eljanov (Ukraine, 2692), Loek van Wely (the Netherlands, 2681).
The broadcasting will be available at Online broadcasting at our site as well.

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