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Ciudad de Linares - 2009: Gruschuk wins

linares-2009The 26th traditional TopGM’s tournament in Linares, Spain will take part from Feb 18th to Mar 8th.
Players: World Champion V. Anand (IND, 2791), V. Ivanchuk (UKR, 2779), M. Carlsen (NOR, 2776), T. Radjabov (AZE, 2761), L. Aronian (ARM, 2750), Wang Yue (CHN, 2739), A. Grischuk (RUS, 2733) L. Dominguez (CUB, 2717).
Tournament format: Double round-robin.
Average ELO is 2756. It is 20th FIDE tournament category.
All rounds start at 15:00 GMT.
ChessOK is going to broadcast all games of this tournament 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], Round 10 [downloadPGN], Round 11 [downloadPGN],Round 12 [download PGN], Round 13 [download PGN], Round 14 [download PGN]

Alexander Grischuk took first place from Vassily Ivanchuk by the tie-break of winning more games


Below are the pairings:
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Candidates Match: Topalov-Kamsky

Topalov-KamskyThe match between World ex-champion Veselin Topalov (2796, Bulgaria) and World’s Cup winner Gata Kamsky (2725. USA) will take place at Sofia, Bulgaria from 17th to 28th February.
The winner of the match will play against World Champion Viswanathan Anand for the title.

Match format: 8 games with tie-break.
Time control: 2 hours for 40 moves, then 1 hour for 20 moves and 15 min+30 sec/move.
Game days: 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27 and 28 February.
All games starts at 13.00 GMT.
ChessOK will broadcast all games of the match!
Games with Rybka 3 Aquarium comments: Game 1 [download PGN], Game 2 [download PGN], Game 3 [download PGN], Game 4 [download PGN], Game 5 [download PGN], Game 6 [download PGN], Game 7 [download PGN]

Veselin Topalov has won the match.

NameELO 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 points
Topalov2796½1½01½1
Kamsky2725½0½10½0

Moscow-Open 2009

Mosco-Open 2009One of the biggest tournament in the world - «Moscow-Open 2009» will take place in Moscow (Russia) from Jan 31st to Feb 8th.
89 grandmasters among 276 chess players from more than 20 countries all over the world will participate in the “A” tourney.
The leaders of the rating list are: Dreev (2688, RUS), Tiviakov (2685, NED), Sargissian (2677, ARM), Areshecnko (2673, UKR), Timofeev (2671, RUS), Guseinov (2661, AZE), Onischuk A. (2659, USA), Inarkiev (2656, RUS), Zhang Zhong (2656, SIN), Grachev (2655, RUS) etc.

ChessOK will analyze the most interesting games of this tournament using Rybka 3 Aquarium

Analyzed games: Rounds 1-3 [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]

Alexander Onischuk (USA) is the Winner of the “MoscowOpen 2009″ chess tournament with points.

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