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Large-scale Analysis with Rybka Aquarium

Large-scale Analysis with Rybka Aquarium The average chess game consists of around eighty different positions. A fairly thorough game commentary may contain a couple of hundred additional positions. All of this fits neatly into the traditional game notation format. However, with Rybka Aquarium’s large-scale analyzing capabilities, the notation has lost its status as the place to store all your analysis.

Large-scale analysis results in thousands of analyzed positions for a single game or even a single position in a game. All the analyzed positions are stored permanently and are easily accessible along with their evaluations.

Large-scale analysis is not practical unless there is an automatic method that is capable of generating most of the analysis. The main purpose of large-scale analysis is increased productivity – something that the next generation of serious chess players will need in order to stay competitive.

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Opening Studies with Rybka & Chess Openings 2009

Buy Rybka 3 UCI & Chess Openings 2009
The clearest indication that Rybka 3 UCI & Chess Openings 2009 is much more than a regular onevolume reference work on the chess openings is in the title itself.

For this program includes Rybka 3, by far the strongest chess engine available.

This month I will discuss the different tools that the program offers for viewing and studying the theoretical material, and next month I will take a look at some additional features, including using Rybka for analysis.

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Corus Chess 2009: Karjakin wins!

corus chess 2009The 71st traditional Corus Chess tournament will take part in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands from Jan 16th to Feb 1st.
Players: Ivanchuk (UKR, 2779), Carlsen (NOR, 2776), Morozevich (RUS, 2771), Radjabov (AZE, 2761), Movsessian (SLK, 2751), Aronian (ARM, 2750), Wang Yue (CHN, 2739), Kamsky (USA, 2725), Dominguez Perez (CUB, 2717), Adams (ENG, 2712), Karjakin (UKR, 2706), van Wely (NED, 2625), Stellwagen (NED, 2612), Smeets (NED, 2601).
Average ELO is 2716. It is 19th FIDE tournament category.
All rounds except for the final round start at 12:30 GMT. The Final round will start at 11:30 GMT.
ChessOK is going to broadcast all games of this tournament with Rybka 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], Round 10 [download PGN], Round 11 [download PGN], Round 12 [download PGN], Round 13 [download PGN]

Round 13 (Final) - 1st Feb.
Gata Kamsky - Sergei Movsesian ½ - ½
Michael Adams - Loek van Wely ½ - ½
Lenier Dominguez Perez - Sergey Karjakin 0-1
Alexander Morozevich - Vassily Ivanchuk 1-0
Jan Smeets - Levon Aronian ½ - ½
Wang Yue - Magnus Carlsen 1-0
Teimour Radjabov - Daniel Stellwagen ½ - ½
Round 13 games [download PGN]

Below are the pairings:
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Ivanchuk - Leko Match

Ivanchuk-Leko 2009Rapid chess match between Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine, 2779. 3rd place in FIDE rating list) and Peter Leko (Hungary, 2751, 9th place) will take part from January 3nd to 5th in Mukachevo , Ukraine..
Match format: 6 games.
Time control: 25 min+10 sec/move.
Vassily Ivanchuk has won the match.
ChessOK will thoroughly analyze each game with Rybka 3 Aquarium.
Analyzed games: All games [download PGN]

NameELO 1 2 3 4 5 6 points
Ivanchuk2779½½½½1½
Leko2751½½½½0½

“Aker Chess Challenge” Super Rapid Tournament

Aker Chess ChallengeStrong rapid chess tournament will take part from January 2nd to 5th in Gjøvik, Norway.
Challengers are: Magnus Carlsen (2776, Norway), Peter Svidler (2723. Russia), Hikaru Nakamura (2699, USA) and Kjetil A. Lie (2539. Norway).
Average ELO: 2684.
Time control: 25 min +5 sec/move.
Tournament format: A preliminary double-rounded tournament is followed by a bronze final and a final, in all eight rounds, plus if necessary sudden death blitz games.
Petr Svidler is the winner of the challenge.
ChessOK will thoroughly analyze each game with Rybka 3 Aquarium.
Analyzed games: All games [download PGN]

Final standings

Pairings and schedule are below:
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