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Moscow Open 2013

Postby ajay » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:23 pm

Rank after 6th round with at least 4 points

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 4      GM   Adhiban B.              (2547)   5
 9      GM   Sandipan Chanda         (2590)   5
10      GM   Ganguly Surya Shekhar   (2626)   5
22      IM   Narayanan Srinath       (2434)   4.5
24      IM   Vidit Santosh Gujrathi  (2546)   4.5
35      GM   Venkatesh M.R.          (2501)   4
38      GM   Gopal G.N.              (2545)   4
39      IM   Akshayraj Kore          (2455)   4
42      GM   Gupta Abhijeet          (2612)   4
53      GM   Arun Prasad S.          (2514)   4

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Postby prashanthm » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:44 am

Moscow Open - Final Standings

Indians only.......

Great outing for Chanda again followed by his Gibraltar performance. This should take his rating to 2628.... :clap:

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7    (2590) Sandipan Chanda   7.0
17   (2514) Arun Prasad S.   6.5
18   (2547) Adhiban B.   6.0
21   (2626) Ganguly Surya Shekhar   6.0
31   (2546) Vidit Santosh Gujrathi   6.0
46   (2427) Ghosh Diptayan   5.5
50   (2501) Venkatesh M.R.   5.5
51   (2514) Harika Dronavalli   5.5
54   (2455) Akshayraj Kore   5.5
55   (2545) Gopal G.N.   5.5
60   (2474) Debashis Das   5.5
71   (2434) Narayanan Srinath   5.0
73   (2612) Gupta Abhijeet   5.0
84   (2456) Stany G.A.   5.0
92   (2394) Gomes Mary Ann   5.0
111   (2391) Karavade Eesha   4.5
120   (2407) G. Akash   4.5
121   (2307) Padmini Rout   4.5
149   (2327) Mohota Nisha   4.0
157   (2100) Pujari Rucha   4.0
170   (2188) Kiran Manisha Mohanty   3.5
178   (2105) Michelle Catherina P   3.5
181   (2291) Soumya Swaminathan   3.5
201   (2099) Bharathi R.   3.0
204   (2055) Monnisha Gk   3.0

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Postby prashanthm » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:31 pm

Aeroflot - Rapid

Abhijeet Gupta finished a fantastic joint 1st along with Kamsky, Sjugirov & Mamedov in the almost defunct Aeroflot, which is now converted to Rapid & Blitz for this year, Rapid section with a score of 7.0/9...... :clap:

Below are the standings for all Indians in Rapid.....

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4   GM   Gupta Abhijeet   2612   7.0
36   GM   Ganguly S S   2626   6.0
65   GM   Sasikiran K   2677   5.5
109   GM   Harika D       2507   5.0

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Postby prashanthm » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:35 pm

Aeroflot - Blitz

In the Blitz section, Sasi is joint 5th after the penultimate (17th) round....

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7   GM   Sasikiran Krishnan   2652   12.0
21   GM   Ganguly Surya Shekhar   2606   11.0
57   GM   Gupta Abhijeet   2584   10.0
110   GM   Harika Dronavalli   2397   8.5

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Postby prasen9 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:23 pm

Anand is #6, Harikrishna #45 in the live ratings as of Feb 15. Sasikiran was #72 in the Feb ratings. And, I believe Sandipan Chanda should be breaking into the top 100 at around #85.

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Postby prashanthm » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:29 am

Aeroflot - Blitz

In the Aeroflot Blitz , Sasi was joint 5th after 16 rounds, but lost the last 2 games to Grischuk to finish 22nd with 12.0/18, still better than his starting rank of 35.....

Here are the final standings....

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22   GM   Sasikiran Krishnan   2652   12.0
51   GM   Ganguly Surya Shekhar   2606   11.0
72   GM   Harika Dronavalli   2397   10.5
82   GM   Gupta Abhijeet   2584   10.0

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Postby prashanthm » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:36 am

Grenke Chess - Open

Negi finished a creditable 2nd half-a-point behind Bacrot with a score of 6.5/9. He was in the lead until he lost to Sanikidze (2553) in Rd 6..., but came back strongly to score wins in Rd 7 & Rd 8 after which he had a good chance of catching up with Bacrot, but a draw in the last round meant he was half-point short in the end..., still a decent result...

Top-5 of Final Standings

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1   Bacrot Etienne   FRA   2704   7.0
2   Negi Parimarjan   IND   2638   6.5
3   Felgaer Ruben   ARG   2557   6.5
4   Sanikidze Tornike   GEO   2553   6.5
5   Chatalbashev Boris   BUL   2552   6.0

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Postby prashanthm » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:18 am

Women's World Chess Team Ch - 2013

India is being represented by Mary Ann Gomes, Eesha Karavade, Nisha Mohota, Padmini Rout & Soumya Swaminathan...
No Harika...

They have performed well and are 5th (against the starting rank of #6) after 5 rounds......
They have beaten Kazakh & France, drew against Georgia & Romania and lost to Ukraine....

Standings after Rd 5

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1. RUSSIA 9
2. UKRAINE 9
3. CHINA 7
4. GEORGIA 7
5. INDIA 6
6. ROMANIA 4
7. USA 4
8. KAZAKHSTAN 2
9. TURKEY 1
10. FRANCE 1

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Postby prashanthm » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:00 pm

Women's World Chess Team Ch - 2013

Gritty finish in the last 2 rounds by India although they couldn't win a match point for their efforts, lost 1.5-2.5 to Russia & China resp. and finished 5th...... They were at 4th, before these 2 match ups, after 7th round.... Ukraine finished strongly to win it all......

Final Standings

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1. UKRAINE 16
2. CHINA 15
3. RUSSIA 13
4. GEORGIA 12
5. INDIA 9
6. USA 8
7. KAZAKHSTAN 6
8. ROMANIA 6
9. FRANCE 4
10. TURKEY 1

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Postby kujo » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:45 pm

It is April, spring is in the air, new smells, new FIDE rating system with a higher K value!
http://www.chessbase.com/Home/TabId/211 ... 10413.aspx

K-60 rating system will bring back the long lost excitement in monthly FIDE rating list, of who moved where and how fast in that list. In addition it will have ELO ratings inflated to 8000+ very soon. Can you imagine that? A larger number would make it look more authentic and we would have a race to see who reaches 10,000 ELO rating points first - much like 10000 runs in test cricket!!

Wow, this is all too exciting for this time of the year, what with all the drama around the just concluded candidates tournament!! :)


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Re: Chess - General Thread

Postby kujo » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:48 pm

Well, I was hoping someone in this forum fell for the April fool's prank, mentioned in my previous post. Anyone??

I had given some hints that this is a prank: "It is April", "for this time of the year" and an absurd statement like:
"A larger ELO number would make it look more authentic and we would have a race to see who reaches 10,000 ELO rating points first - much like 10000 runs in test cricket!!"


anyone???? :)

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Postby suresh » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:52 am

I did.

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Postby prasen9 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:51 am

I checked out the website. I remembered that it was April 1. The method did not make sense. But they had some articles about K-numbers or whatever from non April 1 dates. Then, I saw Sandipan Chanda ranked before Kramnik and was sort of sure that it was a hoax. Maybe the k-factor was not a hoax but your commentary was? I still don't know what is hoax and what is not even though I knew it was April 1 right from the beginning.

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Postby Atithee » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:58 am

I took it seriously although it didn't make sense to me. But, I don't follow chess ranking points at all, so you can fool me any day. I did not even go to the site that was linked.

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Re: Chess - General Thread

Postby kujo » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:55 pm

So, atithee was clueless and I could have got him even with a phony URL.
Prasen had some clue but still wasn't sure whether my post was the hoax or the link was.
Suresh fell for it!

FYI, I was channeling this forum's members to fall for a hoax that the website had created. I found it be a credible looking one and apparently there were some worried GMs calling them about it!! Once I read a K value of 60, I knew that was impossible to have and right way knew it was a joke....


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