Gelfand Anand 2012 games

The World Chess Championship 2012 will be a match between the current world champion Viswanathan Anand of India and Boris Gelfand of Israel, winner of the Candidates tournament. The match will take place on 10–31 May 2012 in the Engineering Building of the State Tretyakov Gallery

Anand and Gelfand have not played each other in 2012. Their latest game was from Tal Memorial and it finished draw. Replay the game below and find more Anand Gelfand games here.

Gelfand Anand games

 


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GM Buenaventura Bong Villamayor joins the commentators team

GM Villamayor will comment the games of Wesley So from Corus Chess 2010 live on Chessdom.com

Buenaventura Villamayor

GM Bong Villamayor

GM Buenaventura “Bong” Villamayor has joined the commentators team of Chessdom.com! GM Villamayor has confirmed his availability for the duration of the Corus 2010 chess tournament and will be commenting the games of Wesley So from Corus B.

The commentary of GM Villamayor will be parallel to the coverage provided by GM Christian Bauer, GM Valeriy Aveskulov, GM Vladimir Dimitrov, IM Alexander Ipatov (the other new member of the team), NM Pete Karagianis, Jason Juett, IM Perunovic, and WIM Videnova on Chessdom.com and the Chessdom Chessbomb live games platform.

More about GM Villamayor

GM Buenaventura “Bong” Villamayor is one of the top chess players of the Philippines. He is born on the 4th of May 1967 in Mauban, Quezon, and graduated Far Eastern University in 1990. He learned chess at age of 4 from his mother Elena, but “My brother bought me my first two books, Capablanca’s Chess Fundamentals and Botnivik’s 100 Selected games,” says GM Villamayor.

GM Bong Villamayor becomes national master during the 1998 Philippines national chess championship and received his IM title during the Chess Olympiad in Elista the same year.

For the Philippines chess chronicles, GM Villamayor shares how he got his GM title in 40 days, “I was supported by the Philippine Chess Society. Starting 2000 I temporarily stopped teaching chess and trained myself for four months from January to April. By May I left the country and played in the strong Indonesian Bali Open. 24 grandmasters playing and I placed equal 1st with three grandmasters.
Next was playing in the Vietnam Asian Zonal, finishing equal first and qualifying for the World Championships but no GM result.
Right after the Zonals, they (Philippine Chess Society) gave me a chance to participate in two Vietnamese GM circuits and I was able to win both of them. Tied for 1st on my first try and solo 1st in the second event. I gained the two GM norms here then I came back to Manila and placed 3rd in the Equitable Card GM Classic Invitational. That was the 3rd and final GM result, 40 days 3 results.”

After coaching abroad, GM Villamayor returns to the Philippines in 2008 with the idea to to qualify for the Olympiad in Dresden.

Since 2009 GM Villamayor is involved with the DEPED-NCFP Chess in the Schools Program. “Once chess is implemented in schools, awareness will grow and more kids especially in the provinces will be able to learn and play,” says Villamayor.

Again with the idea to bring chess to a higher level in the Philippines and to give international promotion to one of its top players, GM Villamayor will comment live the games of Wesley So from Corus 2010 on the top world’s chess website Chessdom.com.

Games start on January 16th and more than 100 000 chess fans are expected to join daily.

World Chess Cup 2009 R1 tiebreaks LIVE!

Akobian – Tregubov, game, set, and match Akobian

Welcome to the live coverage of the World Chess Cup on Chessdom.com! Today we will follow the first tiebreaks of this year’s competition. All games will be with computer analysis at the new Chessdom live platform, while at this article results and information will be updated.

Many players are already through (full list at R1G2 results), the other part of the qualified for round 2 of the World Cup will be known today. Click on the pairing trees below to find out possible matches for round 2.

Pairings tree

1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Rapid tiebreak 1

Akobian, Varuzhan 2624 - Tregubov, Pavel V. 2642 1/2-1/2

Andreikin, Dmitry 2636 - Nyback, Tomi 2628 1-0

Bacrot, Etienne 2700 - Nijboer, Friso 2561 1-0

Bartel, Mateusz 2618 - Grachev, Boris 2652 1/2-1/2

Guseinov, Gadir 2625 - So, Wesley 2640 0-1

Hou, Yifan 2588 - Naiditsch, Arkadij 2689 0-1

Inarkiev, Ernesto 2645 - Gustafsson, Jan 2622 1-0

Iturrizaga, Eduardo 2605 - Tiviakov, Sergei 2664 1-0

Khalifman, Alexander 2612 - Fier, Alexandr 2653 1/2 – 1/2

Kryvoruchko, Yuriy 2602 - Cheparinov, Ivan 2671 1/2 – 1/2

L’Ami, Erwin 2606 - Sasikiran, Krishnan 2664 1/2 – 1/2

Laylo, Darwin 2552 - Navara, David 2707 1/2-1/2

Le, Quang Liem 2624 - Tkachiev, Vladislav 2642 1/2-1/2

Li, Chao b 2596 - Sargissian, Gabriel 2676 1-0

Negi, Parimarjan 2620 - Milov, Vadim 2652 1/2-1/2

Shabalov, Alexander 2606 - Baklan, Vladimir 2655 0-1

Shulman, Yuri 2623 - Savchenko, Boris 2644 0-1

Smerdon, David 2525 - Dominguez Perez, Leinier 2719 1/2 – 1/2

Timofeev, Artyom 2651 - Leitao, Rafael 2621 1/2-1/2

Zhou, Weiqi 2603 - Sutovsky, Emil 2666 1/2-1/2

Rapid tiebreak 2

Baklan, Vladimir 2655 - Shabalov, Alexander 2606 0-1

Cheparinov, Ivan 2671 - Kryvoruchko, Yuriy 2602 1/2-1/2

Dominguez Perez, Leinier - 2719 Smerdon, David 2525 1/2-1/2

Fier, Alexandr 2653 - Khalifman, Alexander 2612 1/2-1/2

Grachev, Boris 2652 - Bartel, Mateusz 2618 1/2-1/2

Gustafsson, Jan 2622 - Inarkiev, Ernesto 2645 0-1

Leitao, Rafael 2621 - Timofeev, Artyom 2651 0-1

Milov, Vadim 2652 - Negi, Parimarjan 2620 1-0

Naiditsch, Arkadij 2689 - Hou, Yifan 2588 0-1

Navara, David 2707 - Laylo, Darwin 2552 1/2-1/2

Nijboer, Friso 2561 - Bacrot, Etienne 2700 0-1

Nyback, Tomi 2628 - Andreikin, Dmitry 2636

Sargissian, Gabriel 2676 - Li, Chao b 2596 1-0

Sasikiran, Krishnan 2664 - L`Ami, Erwin 2606 1-0

Savchenko, Boris 2644 - Shulman, Yuri 2623 0-1

So, Wesley 2640 - Guseinov, Gadir 2625 1-0

Sutovsky, Emil 2666 - Zhou, Weiqi 2603 0-1

Tiviakov, Sergei 2664 - Iturrizaga, Eduardo 2605 1-0

Tkachiev, Vladislav 2642 - Le, Quang Liem 2624 1-0

Tregubov, Pavel V. 2642 - Akobian, Varuzhan 2624 1/2-1/2

Rapid tiebreak 3

Akobian, Varuzhan - 2624 Tregubov, Pavel V. 2642 1-0

Andreikin, Dmitry - 2636 Nyback, Tomi 2628 1/2-1/2

Bacrot, Etienne 2700 - Nijboer, Friso 2561 1/2-1/2

Bartel, Mateusz 2618 - Grachev, Boris 2652 1/2-1/2

Guseinov, Gadir 2625 - So, Wesley 2640 0-1

Hou, Yifan 2588 - Naiditsch, Arkadij 2689 0-1

Inarkiev, Ernesto 2645 - Gustafsson, Jan 2622 1/2-1/2

Iturrizaga, Eduardo 2605 - Tiviakov, Sergei 2664 1/2-1/2

Khalifman, Alexander 2612 – Fier, Alexandr 2653 1-0

Kryvoruchko, Yuriy 2602 - Cheparinov, Ivan 2671 0-1

L`Ami, Erwin 2606 - Sasikiran, Krishnan 2664 0-1

Laylo, Darwin 2552 - Navara, David 2707 0-1

Le, Quang Liem 2624 - Tkachiev, Vladislav 2642 0-1

Li, Chao b 2596 - Sargissian, Gabriel 2676 1/2-1/2

Negi, Parimarjan 2620 - Milov, Vadim 2652 0-1

Shabalov, Alexander 2606 - Baklan, Vladimir 2655 1/2-1/2

Shulman, Yuri 2623 - Savchenko, Boris 2644 0-1

Smerdon, David 2525 - Dominguez Perez, Leinier 2719 1/2-1/2

Timofeev, Artyom 2651 - Leitao, Rafael 2621 0-1

Zhou, Weiqi 2603 - Sutovsky, Emil 2666 1-0

Rapid tiebreak 4

Baklan, Vladimir 2655 - Shabalov, Alexander 2606 1/2-1/2

Cheparinov, Ivan 2671 - Kryvoruchko, Yuriy 2602 1/2-1/2

Dominguez Perez, Leinier 2719 - Smerdon, David 2525 1-0

Fier, Alexandr 2653 - Khalifman, Alexander 2612 1/2-1/2

Grachev, Boris 2652 - Bartel, Mateusz 2618 1/2-1/2

Leitao, Rafael 2621 - Timofeev, Artyom 2651 0-1

Naiditsch, Arkadij 2689 - Hou, Yifan 2588 1/2-1/2

Navara, David 2707 - Laylo, Darwin 2552 1-0

Nyback, Tomi 2628 - Andreikin, Dmitry 2636 1/2-1/2

Sargissian, Gabriel 2676 - Li, Chao b 2596 1/2-1/2

Savchenko, Boris 2644 - Shulman, Yuri 2623 0-1

Tiviakov, Sergei 2664 - Iturrizaga, Eduardo 2605 0-1

Tregubov, Pavel V. 2642 - Akobian, Varuzhan 2624 1-0

Blitz tiebreak 1

Akobian, Varuzhan 2624 - Tregubov, Pavel V. 2642 0-1

Andreikin, Dmitry 2636 - Nyback, Tomi 2628 1/2-1/2

Baklan, Vladimir 2655 - Shabalov, Alexander 2606 1/2-1/2

Grachev, Boris 2652 - Bartel, Mateusz 2618 0-1

Sargissian, Gabriel 2676 - Li, Chao b 2596 0-1

Savchenko, Boris 2644 - Shulman, Yuri 2623 1-0

Blitz tiebreak 2

Bartel, Mateusz 2618 - Grachev, Boris 2652 1-0

Li, Chao b 2596 – Sargissian, Gabriel 2676 1-0

Nyback, Tomi 2628 - Andreikin, Dmitry 2636 1-0

Shabalov, Alexander 2606 - Baklan, Vladimir 2655 1-0

Shulman, Yuri 2623 - Savchenko, Boris 2644 1/2-1/2

Tregubov, Pavel V. 2642 - Akobian, Varuzhan 2624 0-1

Blitz tiebreak 3

Tregubov, Pavel V. 2642 - Akobian, Varuzhan 2624 1-0

Blitz tiebreak 4

Akobian, Varuzhan (USA) - Tregubov, Pavel V. (RUS) 1-0

Blitz tiebreak 5

Tregubov, Pavel V. 2642 - Akobian, Varuzhan 2624 1-0

Blitz tiebreak 6

Akobian, Varuzhan 2624 - Tregubov, Pavel V. 2642 1-0

Blitz tiebreak 7

Akobian, Varuzhan 2624 - Tregubov, Pavel V. 2642 0-1

Blitz tiebreak 8

Tregubov, Pavel V. 2642 - Akobian, Varuzhan 2624 0-1

Blitz tiebreak 9

Tregubov, Pavel V. 2642 Akobian, Varuzhan 2624 0-1

Blitz tiebreak 10

Akobian, Varuzhan 2624 - Tregubov, Pavel V. 1-0

Stay tuned for updates!

Live results day 2

who will qualify for R2 and tomorrow’s tiebreak matches

All games with commentary LIVE! now

0.5-1.5 Obodchuk, Andrei (RUS) 1/2-1/2 Gelfand, Boris (ISR)

2-0 Gashimov, Vugar (AZE) 1-0 Sarwat, Walaa (EGY)

0-2 Hebert, Jean (CAN) 0-1 Svidler, Peter (RUS)

2-0 Morozevich, Alexander (RUS) 1-0 Abdel Razik, Khaled (EGY)

0-2 Ezat, Mohamed (EGY) 0-1 Radjabov, Teimour (AZE)

2-0 Ivanchuk, Vassily (UKR) 1-0 Bezgodov, Alexei (RUS)

0.5-1.5 El Gindy, Essam (EGY) 0-1 Ponomariov, Ruslan (UKR)

1.5-0.5 Grischuk, Alexander (RUS) 1-0 Sriram, Jha (IND)

0,5-1,5 Rizouk, Aimen (ALG) 1/2-1/2 Jakovenko, Dmitry (RUS)

2-0 Wang, Yue (CHN) 1-0 Kabanov, Nikolai (RUS)

0,5-1,5 Al Sayed, Mohamad N. (QAT) 1/2-1/2 Eljanov, Pavel (UKR)

1,5-0,5 Karjakin, Sergey (UKR) 1/2-1/2 Rodriguez Vila, Andres (URU)

0-2 Kosteniuk, Alexandra (RUS) 0-1 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (AZE)

1.5-0.5 Shirov, Alexei (ESP) 1-0 Kunte, Abhijit (IND)

1-1 Smerdon, David (AUS) 1/2-1/2 Dominguez Perez, Leinier (CUB)

0,5-1,5 Movsesian, Sergei (SVK) 1/2-1/2 Yu, Yangyi (CHN)

0.5-0.1 Yu, Shaoteng (CHN) 0-1 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (FRA)

1.5-0.5 Alekseev, Evgeny (RUS) 1-0 Pridorozhni, Aleksei (RUS)

0.5-1.5 Ivanov, Alexander (USA) 1/2-1/2 Tomashevsky, Evgeny (RUS)

2-0 Wang, Hao (CHN) 1-0 Friedel, Joshua E (USA)

1-1 Laylo, Darwin (PHI) 1-0 Navara, David (CZE)

2-0 Malakhov, Vladimir (RUS) 1-0 Amin, Bassem (EGY)

1-1 Nijboer, Friso (NED) 1/2-1/2 Bacrot, Etienne (FRA)

1,5-0,5 Rublevsky, Sergei (RUS) 1/2-1/2 Morovic Fernandez, Ivan (CHI)

0,5-1,5 Robson, Ray (USA) 1/2-1/2 Jobava, Baadur (GEO)

1.5-0.5 Motylev, Alexander (RUS) 1-0 Hess, Robert L (USA)

0,5-1,5 Antonio, Rogelio Jr (PHI) 1/2-1/2 Kamsky, Gata (USA)

1.5-0.5 Vitiugov, Nikita (RUS) 1-0 Gupta, Abhijeet (IND)

0.5-1.5 Adly, Ahmed (EGY) 1/2-1/2 Bologan, Viktor (MDA)

1-1 Naiditsch, Arkadij (GER) 1/2-1/2 Hou, Yifan (CHN)

1.5-0.5 Pelletier, Yannick (SUI) 1-0 Bu, Xiangzhi (CHN)

0,5-1,5 Lupulescu, Constantin (ROU) 1/2-1/2 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter (ROU)

1-1 Sargissian, Gabriel (ARM) 1/2-1/2 Li, Chao b (CHN)

0.5-1.5 Flores, Diego (ARG) 0-1 Onischuk, Alexander (USA)

1-1 Cheparinov, Ivan (BUL) 1/2-1/2 Kryvoruchko, Yuriy (UKR)

1,5-0,5 Milos, Gilberto (BRA) 1/2-1/2 Efimenko, Zahar (UKR)

1-1 Sutovsky, Emil (ISR) 1/2-1/2 Zhou, Weiqi (CHN)

0,5-1,5 Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan (IRI) 1/2-1/2 Najer, Evgeniy (RUS)

1-1 Tiviakov, Sergei (NED) 1/2-1/2 Iturrizaga, Eduardo (VEN)

0,5-1,5 Corrales Jimenez, Fidel (CUB) 1/2-1/2 Areshchenko, Alexander (UKR)

1-1 Sasikiran, Krishnan (IND) 1/2-1/2 L’Ami, Erwin (NED)

0,5-1,5 Ehlvest, Jaan (USA) 1/2-1/2 Smirin, Ilia (ISR)

1-1 Baklan, Vladimir (UKR) 1-0 Shabalov, Alexander (USA)

0-2 Filippov, Anton (UZB) 0-1 Ganguly, Surya Shekhar (IND)

1-1 Fier, Alexandr (BRA) 1/2-1/2 Khalifman, Alexander (RUS)

0-2 Sjugirov, Sanan (RUS) 0-1 Fressinet, Laurent (FRA)

1.5-0.5 Meier, Georg (GER) 1-0 Petrosian, Tigran L. (ARM)

1-1 Bartel, Mateusz (POL) 1/2-1/2 Grachev, Boris (RUS)

1.5-0.5 Caruana, Fabiano (ITA) 1-0 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro (CUB)

2-0 Fedorchuk, Sergey A. (UKR) 1-0 Sokolov, Ivan (NED)

1-1 Milov, Vadim (SUI) 1-0 Negi, Parimarjan (IND)

1-1 Leitao, Rafael (BRA) 1/2-1/2 Timofeev, Artyom (RUS)

1-1 Inarkiev, Ernesto (RUS) 1-0 Gustafsson, Jan (GER)

1-1 Shulman, Yuri (USA) 1/2-1/2 Savchenko, Boris (RUS)

0,5-1,5 Kobalia, Mikhail (RUS) 1/2-1/2 Sandipan, Chanda (IND)

1-1 Le, Quang Liem (VIE) 1/2-1/2 Tkachiev, Vladislav (FRA)

1-1 Tregubov, Pavel V. (RUS) 1-0 Akobian, Varuzhan (USA)

1-1 Guseinov, Gadir (AZE) 1-0 So, Wesley (PHI)

0.5-1.5 Granda Zuniga, Julio E (PER) 0-1 Sakaev, Konstantin (RUS)

0,5-1,5 Papaioannou, Ioannis (GRE) 1/2-1/2 Laznicka, Viktor (CZE)

1-1 Andreikin, Dmitry (RUS) 1-0 Nyback, Tomi (FIN)

1.5-0.5 Zhou, Jianchao (CHN) 1-0 Mamedov, Rauf (AZE)

1,5-0,5 Amonatov, Farrukh (TJK) 1/2-1/2 Volkov, Sergey (RUS)

World Cup Chess Results round 1

round 1 game 1 of World Cup Chess 2009

This is the results section of the World Cup Chess competition. Results from round 1 will be updated live, refresh the page to get the latest results.

More World Cup coverage

General section / Participants / Pairings

1 Gelfand, Boris (ISR) 1-0 Obodchuk, Andrei (RUS)

2 Sarwat, Walaa (EGY) 0-1 Gashimov, Vugar (AZE)

3 Svidler, Peter (RUS) 1-0 Hebert, Jean (CAN)

4 Abdel Razik, Khaled (EGY) 0-1 Morozevich, Alexander (RUS)

5 Radjabov, Teimour (AZE) 1-0 Ezat, Mohamed (EGY)

6 Bezgodov, Alexei (RUS) 0-1 Ivanchuk, Vassily (UKR)

7 Ponomariov, Ruslan (UKR) 1/2-1/2 El Gindy, Essam (EGY)

8 Sriram, Jha (IND) 1/2-1/2 Grischuk, Alexander (RUS)

9 Jakovenko, Dmitry (RUS) 1-0 Rizouk, Aimen (ALG)

10 Kabanov, Nikolai (RUS) 0-1 Wang, Yue (CHN)

11 Eljanov, Pavel (UKR) 1-0 Al Sayed, Mohamad N. (QAT)

12 Rodriguez Vila, Andres (URU) 0-1 Karjakin, Sergey (UKR)

13 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (AZE) 1-0 Kosteniuk, Alexandra (RUS)

14 Kunte, Abhijit (IND) 1/2-1/2 Shirov, Alexei (ESP)

15 Dominguez Perez, Leinier (CUB) 1/2-1/2 Smerdon, David (AUS)

16 Yu, Yangyi (CHN) 1-0 Movsesian, Sergei (SVK)

17 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime (FRA) 1/2-1/2 Yu, Shaoteng (CHN)

18 Pridorozhni, Aleksei (RUS) 1/2-1/2 Alekseev, Evgeny (RUS)

19 Tomashevsky, Evgeny (RUS) 1-0 Ivanov, Alexander (USA)

20 Friedel, Joshua E (USA) 0-1 Wang, Hao (CHN)

21 Navara, David (CZE) 1-0 Laylo, Darwin (PHI)

22 Amin, Bassem (EGY) 0-1 Malakhov, Vladimir (RUS)

23 Bacrot, Etienne (FRA) 1/2-1/2 Nijboer, Friso (NED)

24 Morovic Fernandez, Ivan (CHI) 0-1 Rublevsky, Sergei (RUS)

25 Jobava, Baadur (GEO) 1-0 Robson, Ray (USA)

26 Hess, Robert L (USA) 1/2-1/2 Motylev, Alexander (RUS)

27 Kamsky, Gata (USA) 1-0 Antonio, Rogelio Jr (PHI)

28 Gupta, Abhijeet (IND) 1/2-1/2 Vitiugov, Nikita (RUS)

29 Bologan, Viktor (MDA) 1-0 Adly, Ahmed (EGY)

30 Hou, Yifan (CHN) 1/2-1/2 Naiditsch, Arkadij (GER)

31 Bu, Xiangzhi (CHN) 1/2-1/2 Pelletier, Yannick (SUI)

33 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter (ROU) 1-0 Lupulescu, Constantin (ROU)

34 Li, Chao b (CHN) 1/2-1/2 Sargissian, Gabriel (ARM)

35 Onischuk, Alexander (USA) 1/2-1/2 Flores, Diego (ARG)

36 Kryvoruchko, Yuriy (UKR) 1/2-1/2 Cheparinov, Ivan (BUL)

37 Efimenko, Zahar (UKR) 0-1 Milos, Gilberto (BRA)

38 Zhou, Weiqi (CHN) 1/2-1/2 Sutovsky, Emil (ISR)

39 Najer, Evgeniy (RUS) 1-0 Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan (IRI)

40 Iturrizaga, Eduardo (VEN) 1/2-1/2 Tiviakov, Sergei (NED)

41 Areshchenko, Alexander (UKR) 1-0 Corrales Jimenez, Fidel (CUB)

42 L’Ami, Erwin (NED) 1/2-1/2 Sasikiran, Krishnan (IND)

43 Smirin, Ilia (ISR) 1-0 Ehlvest, Jaan (USA)

44 Shabalov, Alexander (USA) 1-0 Baklan, Vladimir (UKR)

45 Ganguly, Surya Shekhar (IND) 1-0 Filippov, Anton (UZB)

46 Khalifman, Alexander (RUS) 1/2-1/2 Fier, Alexandr (BRA)

47 Fressinet, Laurent (FRA) 1-0 Sjugirov, Sanan (RUS)

48 Petrosian, Tigran L. (ARM) 1/2-1/2 Meier, Georg (GER)

49 Grachev, Boris (RUS) 1/2-1/2 Bartel, Mateusz (POL)

50 Bruzon Batista, Lazaro (CUB) 1/2-1/2 Caruana, Fabiano (ITA)

51 Sokolov, Ivan (NED) 0-1 Fedorchuk, Sergey A. (UKR)

52 Negi, Parimarjan (IND) 1-0 Milov, Vadim (SUI)

53 Timofeev, Artyom (RUS) 1/2-1/2 Leitao, Rafael (BRA)

54 Gustafsson, Jan (GER) 1-0 Inarkiev, Ernesto (RUS)

55 Savchenko, Boris (RUS) 1/2-1/2 Shulman, Yuri (USA)

56 Sandipan, Chanda (IND) 1-0 Kobalia, Mikhail (RUS)

57 Tkachiev, Vladislav (FRA) 1/2-1/2 Le, Quang Liem (VIE)

58 Akobian, Varuzhan (USA) 1-0 Tregubov, Pavel V. (RUS)

59 So, Wesley (PHI) 1-0 Guseinov, Gadir (AZE)

60 Sakaev, Konstantin (RUS) 1/2-1/2 Granda Zuniga, Julio E (PER)

61 Laznicka, Viktor (CZE) 1-0 Papaioannou, Ioannis (GRE)

62 Nyback, Tomi (FIN) 1-0 Andreikin, Dmitry (RUS)

63 Mamedov, Rauf (AZE) 1/2-1/2 Zhou, Jianchao (CHN)

64 Volkov, Sergey (RUS) 0-1 Amonatov, Farrukh (TJK)

Carlsen – Kramnik LIVE!

All games from Tal Memorial with commentary

Welcome to Tal Memorial 2009 live commentary on Chessdom.com! IM MIodrag Perunovic and Goran Urosevic will be covering for you the Carlsen – Kramink game with live commentary.

All GAMES from the round (including Carlsen – Kramnik) will be live with commentary by GM Christian Bauer, Jason Juett, and Pete Karagianis at livechess.chessdom.com (click on the banner above for easier access).

Games from Tal Memorial start at 13:00 CET and pairing can be found at the general Tal Memorial page.


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Vladimir Kramnik – Krishnan Sasikiran

Match Russia-India at the 2008 Chess Olympiad

In the 4th round of the 2008 Chess Olympiad, weakened India (World Champion Viswanathan Anand is taking rest) was paired against the heavyweight Russia. The teams exchanged wins on boards two and four, and then Krishnan Sasikiran suddenly signs a draw in the better position against Vladimir Kramnik on board one. Somewhat odd decision, having in mind that GM Ganguly was in trouble against Alexander Grischuk, that can only be atributed to time factor – Sasikiran had 3 minutes for the remaining 5 moves, according to the official website. Ganguly indeed lost and India suffered 1.5-2.5 setback.

Kramnik in trouble

Vladimir Kramnik had to fight his way to a draw


Featured Game, Banikas – Pruess

Annotated by GM Efstratios Grivas

As we worked on the scheduled interview, GM Efstratios Grivas has kindly provided an unexpected bonus – three annotated games! Bellow are his analysis of the game between Christos Banikas (Greece) and David Pruess (USA), played at the 1st World Mind Sports Games in Beijing.

See also annotated games Alexandra Kosteniuk – Antoaneta Stefanova and Zhao Xue – Irina Vasilevich

Christos Banikas sq

GM Hristos Banikas (photo by Dimitris Skyrianoglou)


Featured Game, Zhao – Vasilevich

Annotated by GM Efstratios Grivas

As we worked on the scheduled interview, GM Efstratios Grivas has kindly provided an unexpected bonus – three annotated games! Bellow are his analysis of the rapid game between Zhao Xue and Irina Vasilevich from the 1st World Mind Sports Games.

See also annotated game Alexandra Kosteniuk – Antoaneta Stefanova

Zhao Xue

Zhao Xue