Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hou Yifan (from China) wins The 5th FIDE Women Grand Prix (WGP) 2010/ Ulaanbaatar 2010

The 5th FIDE Women Grand Prix (WGP) 2010 (Ulaanbaatar 2010) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia has just now completed

Total # of Players: 12
Tournament format: 11-round double-round-robin (Each player plays with other twice)


# Name of players Rating Title State
1 Koneru, Humpy 2595 GM IND
2 Yifan, Hou 2585 GM CHN
3 Stefanova, Antoaneta 2527 GM BUL
4 Sebag Marie 2519 GM FRA
5 Chiburdanidze, Maia 2506 GM GEO
6 Xue, Zhao 2542 GM CHN
7 Kosintseva, Tatiana 2536 IM RUS
8 Chen, Zhu 2488 GM QTR
9 Yuhua, Xu 2485 GM CHN
10 Yang, Shen 2453 WG CHN
11 Batkhuyag, Munguntuul 2418 IM MGL
12 Yuldiz Betul 2224 WI TUR

Final Standings

# Name ELO Pts S-B
1 Hou Yifan 2585 8 39
2 Stefanova Antoaneta 2527 7.5 36
3 Koneru Humpy 2595 6.5 36

Zhao Xue 2542 6.5 34.75

Kosintseva Tatiana 2536 6.5 32.5
6 Chiburdanidze Maia 2506 6 28.5
7 Xu Yuhua 2485 5.5 25.5
8 Shen Yang 2453 5 26

Zhu Chen 2488 5 25.75
10 Sebag Marie 2519 4 19.5
11 Batkhuyag Munguntuul 2418 3.5 16.75
12 Yildiz Betul 2224 2 10.25

Unfortunately, top seed Koneru Humpy could not do more to win this tournament.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I am back!

I am back!

Of course this is not any movie :), but just me.

Unfortunately i lost my pwd and it look so much time to get back.

Thanks for your patience.

I would like to continue this blog as ever.

Feel free to post a comment (my driving force to continue this blog).. & make a wish!!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


On this site, the below were always made sure:

1. None of comments had personal comments, only about chess, nothing else was posted
If I can't it make up to write a good post, I will leave a msg like this, so as
to inform you, when to come back, to my site, and
its a way for me to say "I respect your time!"
it is the time, as I have to travel abroad, I won't be able to make it to post to this blog, actually I am unsure, so posting here... However, I will guide you here!, when ever possible.

2. No partiality was shown to any player, as an Indian, my favorite is Anand, but many good players are there like Kramnik/Topalov, Carlsen, Aronian, Moro, and many others. Some are better than Anand, in certain times, or on certain conditions.

If your like my posts on this blog site, then, pls do come back to see:

1. when this blog will be fully functional ->> ya date right here ->>  ( May 15th! )
2. and, do check the below post, if I get time, I may post some msgs!!, so do check it too!!

As a chess tournament guide, you can use:

Thanks again!!

17th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Tournament, Round 9, Aronian clean sweep on Moro!!

17th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Tournament
Each round has 2 games
Blindfold game (say, BG) - a normal game
Rapid game (say, RG) - a fast game, moves are to be played faster than in normal game

Round 9

Leko-Karjakin 1/2-1/2 
Karjakin-Leko 1/2-1/2 

Morozevich-Aronian 0-1 
Aronian-Morozevich 1-0 

Kramnik-Carlsen 1-0 
Carlsen-Kramnik 1/2-1/2 

Anand-Ivanchuk 1/2-1/2 
Ivanchuk-Anand 1-0 

Mamedyarov-Van Wely 0-1 
Van Wely-Mamedyarov 1/2-1/2 

Topalov-Gelfand 1/2-1/2 
Gelfand-Topalov 1/2-1/2

Moro dint have luck for his dynamic play, against the extra-precise-player Aronian!
Aronian simply crushed Moro, by attacking Moro and creating a passed pawn which saw Moro's end of the day!
Look at Aronian's Rooks, they were supporting each other well, while Moro's no, that's where Moro's Rook got stuck.
Hallarious attempt was made by Moro to confuse opponent, look at the two pawn move one-one step, it was really hallarious!
Extra-precise-player Aronian clearly stopped, and Moro will look for revenge in the rapid game! Aronian won!

Here is the game!!

In the return game, things looked ok till end game, where Moro gave up a Rook for a Bishop,
definitely this was going to be liability, it was obvious on move 59, where a long-ranged Rook on free ranks & files, looked far better than a max-8-squared Knight.
With Aronian's passed pawn (a pawn that cannot be stopped by opponent's pawn, on its way to Queen itself!) started its way to Queen, Moro resgined, Aronian won!

Here is the game!!

Overall it was Moro's bad day against Aronian!!

Ok, when you come very close to win! ('have been many times), then there needs an extra effort in carefulness.
However when we play and are about to win, we will be so exited as if we already won!, in reality, its reverse! our opponent who is on the verge of loss, has an extra effort in carefulness. So, opponent wins!
This, in the early stages is good, we learn from loss, but when we are at a level where everyone recognises us, there should be some level of determination for winning, should not easily give away, we shud fight, atleast, not we shudn't giveaway as explained above. In simple you lose your fans, and, hard earned name.
Looked like, the same thing happend here! Previously Carlsen beat Anand (in return match, Anand won), this time, he had an excellent chance (atleast looked like) to win on Kramnik
On move 18, Kramnik sacrificed his Bishop for just Carlsen's 2 pawns!. Ofcourse he had 2 passed pawns to feel good!
Looked like it was a mistake later, Carlsen played really like a King, what a game, that too against Kramnik!!
Until move 43 it was real pleasure to watch!, then Carlsen moved his pawn to d6, to hinder Queen's movement, on the next move he had to resign (?????????)
Let's talk about good, Carlsen played wonderfully (as per his name, the Wonder Boy!) till move 43, he made to look, as if, Kramnik will have real bad day!
On the verge of winning, Carlsen gave up the game. I guess he forgot a Knight was there with him, it was very quite, also the passed pawn shud have been attacked immediately.
Real disappointment for a fan like me, lets hope he learns from it. Kramnik will be happy with his win!

Here is the game!!

From move 19, Ivanchuk had a pretty, actually very pretty, forced-attacking-win.
Anand was passive, playing most obvious moves expected by Ivanchuk.
With a pawn up, Ivanchuk was marching to Queen a pawn, Anand knew the result, he gave up! Ivanchuk won!
(Here somehow, there are 2 things to note, one is Anand is smaller in age than Ivanchuk, and second is Anand played no attacking game agaist Ivanchuk.
Shud this be treated as respect for elders isn't clear, but looked so. Ofcourse there is a 3rd reason, this tournament doesn't gain or loose a single rank/rating on FIDE list,, and so we are witnessing many loses by Gaints like Anand, and they look to be don't care in trying different game styles than "being safe" with a draw)

Here is the not-so-much-interesting game!

With the Knight sacrifice it looked like van Wely was too aggressive, but van Wely was cashing on the exposed King and Queen of Mamedyarov
With the pressure of attack, Mamedyarov gave back Knight for 2 pawns. And, suddenly van Wely was up with a pawn.
With thretens on Rook, by Bishop van Wely played on Mamedyarov mind, around move 36, Mamedyarov's King looked trapped!
From move 44, excellently paired Rooks of van Wely, played the game!
On move 73, it looked like mate in 2 or 3 or max 4 (is it?). Mamedyarov knew, he gave up! van Wely won!

Here is the game!!

All Games:
Official Report:

Monday, March 24, 2008

17th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Tournament, Free day!

17th Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess Tournament

March 24th is a free day!

Tournament will resume on March 25th, Tuesday!

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