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Baku Grand Prix Tournament

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

 page 1 of 1; 24 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Inarkiev vs Mamedyarov 1-0362008Baku Grand PrixB08 Pirc, Classical
2. Adams vs I Cheparinov 1-0482008Baku Grand PrixB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
3. Karjakin vs Adams 1-0662008Baku Grand PrixC78 Ruy Lopez
4. V Gashimov vs Svidler 1-0312008Baku Grand PrixB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
5. Carlsen vs E Inarkiev 1-0572008Baku Grand PrixA48 King's Indian
6. Wang Yue vs I Cheparinov 1-0582008Baku Grand PrixA65 Benoni, 6.e4
7. Mamedyarov vs Carlsen 1-0372008Baku Grand PrixE17 Queen's Indian
8. Adams vs Navara 1-0402008Baku Grand PrixC05 French, Tarrasch
9. Kamsky vs Adams 1-0602008Baku Grand PrixC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. Svidler vs Karjakin 1-0402008Baku Grand PrixD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. Karjakin vs E Inarkiev 1-0432008Baku Grand PrixC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
12. V Gashimov vs Kamsky 1-0522008Baku Grand PrixC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. I Cheparinov vs Mamedyarov 1-0402008Baku Grand PrixD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. E Inarkiev vs Navara 1-0432008Baku Grand PrixC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. Mamedyarov vs Karjakin 1-0662008Baku Grand PrixE15 Queen's Indian
16. Grischuk vs E Inarkiev 1-0462008Baku Grand PrixE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
17. Adams vs Svidler 1-0392008Baku Grand PrixB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
18. Radjabov vs Kamsky 1-0442008Baku Grand PrixB41 Sicilian, Kan
19. Wang Yue vs Svidler 1-0482008Baku Grand PrixD80 Grunfeld
20. Carlsen vs Adams 1-0562008Baku Grand PrixE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. V Gashimov vs Grischuk 1-0332008Baku Grand PrixC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
22. Mamedyarov vs Bacrot 1-0732008Baku Grand PrixD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Svidler vs E Inarkiev 1-0442008Baku Grand PrixE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
24. Navara vs I Cheparinov 1-0332008Baku Grand PrixD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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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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