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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Baku Grand Prix Tournament

Wang Yue8/13(+3 -0 =10)[view games]
Vugar Gashimov8/13(+3 -0 =10)[view games]
Magnus Carlsen8/13(+4 -1 =8)[view games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[view games]
Alexander Grischuk7.5/13(+3 -1 =9)[view games]
Peter Svidler6.5/13(+3 -3 =7)[view games]
Michael Adams6.5/13(+3 -3 =7)[view games]
Sergey Karjakin6/13(+2 -3 =8)[view games]
Teimour Radjabov6/13(+2 -3 =8)[view games]
Gata Kamsky6/13(+2 -3 =8)[view games]
David Navara5.5/13(+2 -4 =7)[view games]
Ivan Cheparinov5.5/13(+3 -5 =5)[view games]
Etienne Bacrot5/13(+1 -4 =8)[view games]
Ernesto Inarkiev5/13(+3 -6 =4)[view games]

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Mamedyarov vs Svidler ½-½25 2008 Baku Grand PrixE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
2. V Gashimov vs Bacrot ½-½65 2008 Baku Grand PrixC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. I Cheparinov vs Grischuk 0-142 2008 Baku Grand PrixC18 French, Winawer
4. E Inarkiev vs Kamsky 0-148 2008 Baku Grand PrixC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
5. Karjakin vs Navara ½-½35 2008 Baku Grand PrixC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. Radjabov vs Adams ½-½39 2008 Baku Grand PrixC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
7. Carlsen vs Wang Yue ½-½59 2008 Baku Grand PrixC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
8. Wang Yue vs V Gashimov ½-½46 2008 Baku Grand PrixA60 Benoni Defense
9. E Inarkiev vs Mamedyarov 1-036 2008 Baku Grand PrixB08 Pirc, Classical
10. Grischuk vs Karjakin ½-½19 2008 Baku Grand PrixD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. Svidler vs Carlsen ½-½43 2008 Baku Grand PrixC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
12. Kamsky vs Navara ½-½62 2008 Baku Grand PrixD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. Bacrot vs Radjabov 0-160 2008 Baku Grand PrixB33 Sicilian
14. Adams vs I Cheparinov 1-048 2008 Baku Grand PrixB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. Carlsen vs E Inarkiev 1-057 2008 Baku Grand PrixA48 King's Indian
16. V Gashimov vs Svidler 1-031 2008 Baku Grand PrixB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
17. I Cheparinov vs Bacrot 0-167 2008 Baku Grand PrixE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
18. Radjabov vs Wang Yue ½-½37 2008 Baku Grand PrixC42 Petrov Defense
19. Navara vs Grischuk 0-186 2008 Baku Grand PrixD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. Mamedyarov vs Kamsky ½-½54 2008 Baku Grand PrixD94 Grunfeld
21. Karjakin vs Adams 1-066 2008 Baku Grand PrixC78 Ruy Lopez
22. Bacrot vs Karjakin ½-½33 2008 Baku Grand PrixD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Adams vs Navara 1-040 2008 Baku Grand PrixC05 French, Tarrasch
24. Mamedyarov vs Carlsen 1-037 2008 Baku Grand PrixE17 Queen's Indian
25. E Inarkiev vs V Gashimov ½-½53 2008 Baku Grand PrixE10 Queen's Pawn Game
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May-05-08  malthrope: <hand banana: i've heard the game ended on move 58. so we haven't seen all. probably threefold.>

The game 'Wang-Mamedyarov' continued after 47... d5 with 48. e5 Rb6 49. Kd2 Bc6 50. Nxc6 Rxc6 51. Ra2 Rb6 52. Kc3 Rc6 53. Kb2 Kc8 54. Ra5 Kb7 55. b4 Rb6 56. Kb3 Nb5 57. Bxb5 Rxb5 58. Rxb5 axb5 and... Draw! ;)

May-05-08  Atking: Thanks <mr.fisk> and <square dance> (I like this one: <or maybe there is some rather logical exception allows one to take a draw if it secures 1st place in the tournament.>) Indeed you were right they played until an obvious draw even for Sophia rules.
May-05-08  nolanryan: this was the best event website in quite a while... I didn't experience any relay problems, and it wasn't broken on firefox!

I thought the layout was clean, and it was pretty easy to find the games

May-05-08  researchj: Magnus shared first here and Corus and second in Linares: not bad!
May-05-08  babakova: The website was quite good,I agree.
May-05-08  mistreaver: <Magnus shared first here and Corus and second in Linares: not bad!> Yes i agree, but imho the star of this tournament is Gashimov i think no1 expected him to tie for 1st
May-05-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: And to think, I had my chess bucks on Gata! =(
May-05-08  Dr.Lecter: <wannabe> Well, he did win the World Cup, but I don't know what happened here. He started fairly well, didn't he?
May-05-08  chessmoron: So Gashimov/Wang/Carlsen get the same FIDE Cup points?
May-05-08  jonnymalk: yes, they do. total prize money and points are split three ways

chessbase explains
http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

as does the fide site
http://grandprix.fide.com/regulatio...

and wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_...

May-05-08  vanytchouck: yes

140 pts for the 1st
130 pts for the 2nd
120 pts for th 3rd become (140+130+120)/3 = 130 for each.

The same system goes for the bonus: (40+20+10)/3 = 23,3 (around) for each.

May-05-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  NakoSonorense: Congrats to the winners!

Boo to the losers!

May-05-08  Pjalle: Dr. Lecter, Gata started off with +2 in the first 6 games then he dropped to -1 at the end. Dunno what happened, I expected Gata to win the tourney. He was a total killer in the worldcup, even busted Magnus ass, but he is unstable.
May-06-08  manethos: Gata is saving his good stuff for Topalov??!!!
May-06-08  Atking: <Pjalle> <manethos> Or maybe during the tournament, he learned that he should have to play the match in the country of his opponent.
May-06-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  lostemperor: Winners of the Final Results PREDICTION GAME Baku GP 2008 are User: ahmadov and User: nimh! Congratulations to Gashimov, Wang Yue and Carlsen in Baku and the three winners in both Prediction Rankers on my forum!

Medal winners:
Absolute Ranker:

<ahmadov>
<percyblakeney>
<nimh>

Square Ranker:

<nimh>
<ahmadov>
<SwitchingQuylthulg>

May-06-08  fromoort: I really enjoyed this tournament. Strong players, good fighting chess, excellent website and coverage...what more could one ask for?
May-06-08  Augalv: <fromoort: I really enjoyed this tournament>

Yeah, me too. The press conferences and the interviews with the players were definitely a great plus.

May-22-08  wallytherhino: Svidler had a solid result, He maintained even and finished with an even result.
Jul-08-08  DeltaHawk: Dang, man. This was my favorite tournament with my favorite chess players: Carlsen, Karjakin and Navara.
Jul-08-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  ahmadov: <DeltaHawk: Dang, man. This was my favorite tournament with my favorite chess players: Carlsen, Karjakin and Navara.> Do you think they have something in common in their style?
Jul-31-08  DeltaHawk: <ahmadov> No, but I just like them because Carlsen and Karjakin are born in the same year as me and I like Navara for being overly humble due to his supposed autism.
Aug-01-08  apple pi: Carlsen, Navara, and Karjakin also seem to shun short draws and play until very little play is left in the position.
Aug-01-08  Udit Narayan: perhaps they are hoping for inaccurate play from the opponent. younger players also have more stamina so this makes sense.
Aug-06-09  Dredge Rivers: Baku! BAKU!!

Who ever came from there that was any good? :)

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