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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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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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