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Baku Grand Prix Tournament

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

 page 2 of 4; games 26-50 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. Mamedyarov vs Carlsen 1-0372008Baku Grand PrixE17 Queen's Indian
27. Adams vs Navara 1-0402008Baku Grand PrixC05 French, Tarrasch
28. Bacrot vs Karjakin ½-½332008Baku Grand PrixD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
29. Carlsen vs Kamsky ½-½512008Baku Grand PrixB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
30. Radjabov vs E Inarkiev ½-½392008Baku Grand PrixC45 Scotch Game
31. I Cheparinov vs Svidler ½-½542008Baku Grand PrixD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
32. V Gashimov vs Mamedyarov ½-½262008Baku Grand PrixC10 French
33. Karjakin vs Wang Yue 0-1472008Baku Grand PrixC67 Ruy Lopez
34. Grischuk vs Adams ½-½412008Baku Grand PrixA17 English
35. Navara vs Bacrot ½-½472008Baku Grand PrixD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
36. Karjakin vs Kamsky ½-½442008Baku Grand PrixC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
37. Wang Yue vs Navara ½-½422008Baku Grand PrixD80 Grunfeld
38. Svidler vs Karjakin 1-0402008Baku Grand PrixD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
39. Carlsen vs V Gashimov ½-½472008Baku Grand PrixA15 English
40. Kamsky vs Adams 1-0602008Baku Grand PrixC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
41. E Inarkiev vs I Cheparinov 0-1592008Baku Grand PrixD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
42. Mamedyarov vs Radjabov ½-½302008Baku Grand PrixC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
43. Bacrot vs Grischuk ½-½342008Baku Grand PrixB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
44. Adams vs Bacrot ½-½472008Baku Grand PrixC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
45. Navara vs Svidler ½-½392008Baku Grand PrixE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
46. Grischuk vs Wang Yue ½-½592008Baku Grand PrixD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
47. Radjabov vs Carlsen 0-1402008Baku Grand PrixB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
48. I Cheparinov vs Mamedyarov 1-0402008Baku Grand PrixD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
49. V Gashimov vs Kamsky 1-0522008Baku Grand PrixC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
50. Karjakin vs E Inarkiev 1-0432008Baku Grand PrixC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
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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
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  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

as does the fide site

and wikipedia

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  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.
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  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:
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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  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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