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World Cup - 2009

worldcup1FIDE’s World Cup will take place in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia from Nov 21st to Dec 15th.
Number of players: 128.
The most rated players: Gelfand (2758), Gashimov (2758), Svidler (2754), Morozevich (2750), Radjabov (2748), Ivanchuk (2739), Ponomariov (2739), Grischuk (2738), Jakovenko (2736), Wang Yue (2734), Eljanov (2728), Karjakin (2723), Mamedyarov (2719), Shirov (2719), Dominguez (2719), Movsesian (2718), Vachier-Lagrave (2718), Alekseev (2715), Tomashevsky (2708), Wang Hao (2708) etc.
Tournament format: K.O..
Time control: 90 min + 30 sec/move for 40 moves, then 30 extra minutes.
Free day:9th December.

1st round: 21-23 November.

All rounds start at 10.00 GMT.

ChessOK is going to broadcast the most interesting games of this event.

Games: Round 1-1 [download PGN], Round 1-2 [download PGN], Round 1 Tiebreaks [download PGN], Round 2-1 [download PGN], Round 2-2 [download PGN], Round 2 Tiebreaks games 1-2 [download PGN], Round 2 Tiebreaks games 3-4 [download PGN], Round 3-1 [download PGN], Round 3-2 [download PGN], Round 3 Tiebreaks [download PGN], Round 4-1 [download PGN], Round 4-2 [download PGN], Round 4 Tiebreaks [download PGN], Round 5-1 [download PGN], Round 5-2 [download PGN], Round 5 Tiebreaks [download PGN], Round 6-1 [download PGN], Round 6-2 [download PGN], Final Game 1 [download PGN], Final Game 2 [download PGN], Final Game 3 [download PGN], Final Game 4 [download PGN], Final Tiebreak [download PGN]

Results 

Aquarium’s Hidden Treasures

Rybka 3 Aquarium logotype Part One

Graphical Annotations

Visual annotations are an effective tool to recall your thoughts about a position and quickly remind you of its most important features. They are also essential for creating video lectures and very useful for live commentary. Open (or create) a game and click “Color Marks” on the “Comments” tab.

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Tal Memorial 2009

talThe 4th Memorail of 8th world champion Michael Tal will take place in Moscow from November 4th to 18th.
Number of players: 10.
Average ELO is 2764. It is 21st FIDE tournament category.
Tournament format: Round robin.
Free day: 9th November

All rounds 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]

17th European Team Championship

novisad17th European Team Championship will take place in Novi Sad, Serbia from October 21st to 31st.
Number of teams: 38 - Men Section, 28 - Women Section.
Each team consists of 4 regular and 1 reserve player.
Tournament format: Swiss.
Free days: None

All rounds start at 14.00 GMT. The Final round starts at 12.00 GMT

ChessOK is going to broadcast all games of leaders matches with Rybka 3 Aquarium commentary

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]

Standings:  Men   Women

13th Unive Tournament 2009

tnrlogoThe traditional 13th Unive Tournament will take place in Hoogeveen, Netherlands from October 18th to 24th.
Number of players: 4.
Average ELO is 2663. It is 17th FIDE tournament category.
Tournament format: Double roundrobin.
Free day: 21st October

All rounds start at 13.00 GMT.

ChessOK is going to broadcast all games of main Crown Group with Rybka 3 Aquarium commentary

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]

iBook Examples

Rybka 3 Aquarium logotype Rybka Aquarium 3.2 has been released with several interesting enhancements. Some of them have been described in my recent ChessOK Cafe columns and, as usual, the Aquarium FAQ describes many of the new features.

In this column I will show a few examples that should help iBook authors better understand some of the commands available to them. I assume that the reader is familiar with my two previous iBook columns: “Interactive Chess Books in Rybka Aquarium” and “Writing Aquarium iBooks – Introduction”.

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Pearl Spring 2009

nanjiThe new cycle of FIDE Grand Prix tournaments will start in Nanjing, China from September 27th to October 9th.
Number of players: 6.
Average ELO is 2764. It is 21st FIDE tournament category.
Tournament format: Double roundrobin.
Free days: 3rd and 7th October

All rounds start at 08.00 GMT. The Final round starts at 03.00 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]

Champions match: Kasparov - Karpov

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12th and 13th World Champions Anatoly Karpov (2619) and Garry Kasparov (2812) will play match in Valencia, Spain from 21st to 24th September.
Match format: 12 (4 Rapid and 8 blitz) games.
Time control: rapid: 25 min + 5 sec/move, blitz 5 min+2 sec/move.

Games start at 18.00 GMT.

ChessOK is going to broadcast all games of this tournament with Rybka 3 Aquarium commentary.

Games: Game 1 [download PGN], Game 2 [download PGN], Game 3 [download PGN], Game 4 [download PGN], Blitz [download PGN]

NameELO 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 points
Kasparov281211010½11111½9
Karpov261900101½00000½3

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