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FIDE GRAND PRIX SERIES

Chess Grand Prix series under the aegis of FIDE will be held from April 20th 2008 till December 23th 2009.
Event 1 April 20th - May 6th 2008, Baku, Azerbaijan
Event 2 July 30th - August 15th 2008, Sochi, Russia
Event 3 December 13th - 29th, 2008, Doha, Qatar
Event 4 April 14th - 28th, 2009, Montreux, Switzerland
Event 5 August 8th - 24th, 2009, Elista, Russia
Event 6 December 7th - 23rd, 2009, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

Twenty one grand masters, among whom nineteen are in the Top 50 April 2008 FIDE ratings, will participate in these tournaments. The rating favorite is Magnus Carlsen from Norway with current 2765 points. Each tournament will be a 14 player round robin. Each player will play four FIDE tournaments. Each player will win a money prize (even the participant, who takes the last place gets 4000 Euro!) and get ranking points for the taken place. After the tournament series is over, additional prizes are provided (the prize for the first place is 75000 Euro! There are ten prizes provided). The prize depends on the number of cumulative points scored in the FIDE Grand Prix Series.

Dinosaur Chess. Mac version

Dinosaur Chess (Mac version) is an entertaining chess program that will keep the attention of children while teaching them the basics of chess. The program contains four modes: LEARN, PLAY, PROGRESS and DINO FIGHT.

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FIDE GRAND PRIX, EVENT 1 April 20th - May 6th 2008, Baku, Azerbaijan
Round 13 (10-00 GST, 05.05.2008) GM_Adams - GM_Gashimov 1/2
GM_Karjakin - GM_Kamsky 1/2 GM_Bacrot - GM_Carlsen 0-1
GM_Navara - GM_Cheparinov 1-0 GM_Wang_Yue - GM_Mamedyarov 1/2
GM_Grischuk - GM_Radjabov 1/2 GM_Svidler - GM_Inarkiev 1-0

Commented games: 1 round 2 round 3 round 4 round 5 round 6 round 7 round 8 round 9 round 10 round 11 round
12 round
13 round
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Rybka Aquarium: Interview with the Developers

Besides the constant flow of improved chess playing engines, there hasn’t been any really big news on the chess software front in recent years – but that is about to change.

The last major news was when Rybka burst onto the scene in December 2005 and since then she has outclassed all other chess engines. Nevertheless, there has been one piece missing from her otherwise perfect world – she hasn’t had her own place to live, so to speak. But now ChessOK (formerly known as Convekta) is preparing to release a new and modern chess GUI that is fit for a champion and will finally make Rybka feel at home, as we learn from an interview with two of the developers, Victor Zakharov and Pete Lupherenko.

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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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