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Baku Grand Prix Tournament

Magnus Carlsen8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Yue Wang8/13(+3 -0 =10)[games]
Vugar Gashimov8/13(+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]
Sergey Karjakin6/13(+2 -3 =8)[games]
Teimour Radjabov6/13(+2 -3 =8)[games]
Gata Kamsky6/13(+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 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Carlsen vs Y Wang ½-½592008Baku Grand PrixC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
2. Radjabov vs Adams ½-½392008Baku Grand PrixC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
3. Karjakin vs Navara ½-½352008Baku Grand PrixC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. E Inarkiev vs Kamsky 0-1482008Baku Grand PrixC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
5. I Cheparinov vs Grischuk 0-1422008Baku Grand PrixC18 French, Winawer
6. V Gashimov vs Bacrot ½-½652008Baku Grand PrixC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. Mamedyarov vs Svidler ½-½252008Baku Grand PrixE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
8. Bacrot vs Radjabov 0-1602008Baku Grand PrixB33 Sicilian
9. Y Wang vs V Gashimov ½-½462008Baku Grand PrixA60 Benoni Defense
10. E Inarkiev vs Mamedyarov 1-0362008Baku Grand PrixB08 Pirc, Classical
11. Grischuk vs Karjakin ½-½192008Baku Grand PrixD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. Svidler vs Carlsen ½-½432008Baku Grand PrixC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
13. Kamsky vs Navara ½-½622008Baku Grand PrixD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. Adams vs I Cheparinov 1-0482008Baku Grand PrixB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. V Gashimov vs Svidler 1-0312008Baku Grand PrixB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
16. Carlsen vs E Inarkiev 1-0572008Baku Grand PrixA48 King's Indian
17. I Cheparinov vs Bacrot 0-1672008Baku Grand PrixE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
18. Navara vs Grischuk 0-1862008Baku Grand PrixD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. Karjakin vs Adams 1-0662008Baku Grand PrixC78 Ruy Lopez
20. Mamedyarov vs Kamsky ½-½542008Baku Grand PrixD94 Grunfeld
21. Radjabov vs Y Wang ½-½372008Baku Grand PrixC42 Petrov Defense
22. Y Wang vs I Cheparinov 1-0582008Baku Grand PrixA65 Benoni, 6.e4
23. Kamsky vs Grischuk ½-½212008Baku Grand PrixD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. Svidler vs Radjabov ½-½412008Baku Grand PrixC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
25. E Inarkiev vs V Gashimov ½-½532008Baku Grand PrixA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
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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:
Absolute Ranker:


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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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