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|Dec-08-08|| ||Eyal: You can find all the games played in the 5 rounds so far at: |
And updated standings & pairings at http://www.madatech.org.il/Pages/Me...
|Dec-08-08|| ||hackmate: Is any of that software available on linux?|
|Dec-08-08|| ||brankat: <Annie K.> Once/if You move to Canada, You'll probably pay more attention to the happenings in Your hometown :-)|
|Dec-08-08|| ||beenthere240: 1 e4 seems to have a poor showing here.|
|Dec-08-08|| ||Annie K.: <brankat> I hope so! :)|
<OD> I'll be looking out for Roiz too. Been keeping an eye on him since his very impressive showing at last year's European Team Championship.
|Dec-08-08|| ||Eyal: <Annie K.> I see that Roiz lost an important game to Avrukh today, so his chances took quite a hit... after round 6, the leaders are: |
Avrukh - 5
Postny, Rodshtein, Smirin, Golod - 4.5
|Dec-08-08|| ||notyetagm: <Annie K.: You know you're a netizen when... you go to an American based site to discover that your own country's chess championship is being held right now in your own town. :s|
LOL! I think I'll take Thursday off work to go see the last round! :)>
|Dec-08-08|| ||notyetagm: <Eyal: You can find all the games played in the 5 rounds so far at:>|
Thanks for all the great links.
|Dec-08-08|| ||notyetagm: Beautiful Round 5 win for Avrukh over the 4 ... a7-a6 Slav.|
<<<<<<<<(13) Avrukh,Boris (2657) - Gofshtein,Leonid D (2546)
ISR-ch Haifa Haifa (5), 07.12.2008
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 a6 5.a4 e6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.e3 a5 8.Be2 0-0 9.0-0 Nbd7 10.Rc1 b6 11.cxd5 exd5 12.Qb3 Bb7 13.Rfd1 Ne8 14.Bxe7 Qxe7 15.Ne5 Nxe5 16.dxe5 Qb4 17.Qc2 Rb8 18.Bd3 g6 19.e4 Qe7 20.exd5 cxd5 21.f4 Nc7 22.Qf2 Ne6 23.Bb1 Rfd8 24.Nb5 Nc5 25.Ba2 Nxa4 26.Rc7 Rd7 27.Rxd7 Qxd7 28.Nd6 Nc5 29.f5 Ba8 30.Rf1 Rf8 31.Bb1 d4 32.fxg6 hxg6 33.Bxg6 Qg4 34.Bxf7+ Kh7 35.h3 Qg5 36.h4 Qg7 37.Qf5+ Kh8 38.Qh5+ Qh7 39.Qxh7+ Kxh7 40.e6 Bc6 41.e7 Rb8 42.e8Q Bxe8 1-0>>>>>>>>
|Dec-09-08|| ||Annie K.: <Eyal> impressive Knight maneuvers in that Roiz-Avrukh game! Well, he can't win'em all. :) I just hope the last round won't be all quick draws...|
|Dec-09-08|| ||ILikeFruits: is this...
israeli or swiss...
|Dec-09-08|| ||I Like Fish: this...
|Dec-10-08|| ||brankat: After the closing ceremony, a gala dinner: the players will be served Fruit and Fish salad :-)|
|Dec-10-08|| ||Eyal: Games of round 6: http://www.madatech.org.il/chess/ro...|
Standings at the top after round 7:
1-2 Avrukh, Rodshtein 5.5
3-6 Smirin, Huzman, Mikhalevski, Klenburg 5
The game Rodshtein-Avrukh today may decide the winner.
|Dec-10-08|| ||notyetagm: Any news?
|Dec-10-08|| ||Eyal: Rodshtein-Avrukh was drawn. After round 8, the standings at the top are:|
1-4 Smirin, Avrukh, Rodshtein, Mikhalevski 6
5-6 Postny, Nabaty (a 2450 player) 5.5
The decisive games in the last round tomorrow will be: Avrukh-Mikhalevski, Smirin-Rodshtein (and in case those two games are drawn, possibly also Lerner-Postny and Nabaty-Huzman).
|Dec-10-08|| ||notyetagm: <Eyal> Thanks for the update.|
|Dec-10-08|| ||dylam: at least it is an interesting competition.
4 players with the same points in the last round, trying to get the title.
|Dec-11-08|| ||Eyal: Avrukh, Smirin, Mikhalevski & Rodshtein finish at the top with 6.5 each (http://www.madatech.org.il/Pages/Me...); I think the champion is decided in such a case by Buchholz, so it should be Avrukh.|
|Dec-11-08|| ||Annie K.: Buchholz, yeah. At the closing ceremony they said the money awards will have to be computed later, but meanwhile and as far as the trophy awards went, Avrukh got the first place trophy, and Smirin got the second. |
I had a great time watching the games "live"! =)
I looked at all the games, but was following particularly two, Roiz-Caspi and Tarnopolsky-Vasiliev, both of which were fascinating. Considering that for once I had no kibitzing to go on, I was very pleased to see that many of the moves Roiz made matched the moves I had in mind! :D
An interesting aspect was added to the tournament by the fact that the games were held in a museum exhibit hall, also featuring some enormous skeletons and reconstructions of Patagonian dinosaurs. That sure can put things in an unusual perspective! ;) I found myself thinking "well, I bet they couldn't play chess worth a d@mn", but those huge rows of sharp teeth seemed to be saying "well, we didn't need to"... :s
|Dec-12-08|| ||brankat: <Annie K.> <That sure can put things in an unusual perspective! ;) I found myself thinking "well, I bet they couldn't play chess worth a d@mn", but those huge rows of sharp teeth seemed to be saying "well, we didn't need to"... :s>|
Or, as many have been suggesting, the computer engines are a harbinger of Death of Chess. In which case chess players could soon join the dinosaurs.
The venue may have been a form of preparation for this possibility :-)
|Dec-12-08|| ||brankat: <AK> <I was very pleased to see that many of the moves Roiz made matched the moves I had in mind! :D>|
I just knew I should not have challenged You to a game!
|Dec-12-08|| ||Annie K.: <brankat> yes, that was another thought that definitely had come to mind several times: "so, is this an exhibit hall for past and future extinct species?"|
But the liveliness of the tournament, and the youth of some of the participants, left me rather reassured that we chess players may survive for a while yet. :)
<I just knew I should not have challenged You to a game!>
Well, considering that Roiz only drew that game, it may not have been a major mistake! ;)
|Jan-10-09|| ||talisman: k-bitz 1600 goes to...ISRAEL!...Nuff Said.|
|Nov-29-09|| ||notyetagm: Was the <2009 Israeli Chess Championship> already played?|
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