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Confirmed pairings round 1 Linares 2010

Vallejo – Topalov live on Chessdom.com

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Chessdom.com journalist from Linares has confirmed the following pairings for round 1

Levon Aronian – Alexander Grischuk

Francisco Vallejo – Veselin Topalov (live)

Boris Gelfand – Vugar Gashimov

The information published earlier has been corrected, full details on the Linares general page.

Baku Chess Grand Prix opening ceremony

pairings and schedule

Chess Grand Prix Baku

The opening ceremony of the Chess Grand Prix in Baku took place this Sunday. There were many official guests and the procedure itself was quite interesting. However, here are the most important details that everyone has been expecting. Games start daily at 15:00, except for the last day when the round starts from 14:00 local time. Playing days are 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30 April and 2, 3, 4, 5 May. The rest days are April 26 – May 1.

Here are the pairings for round 1. The complete schedule will be posted at the Baku 2008 Chess Grand Prix general page.

Baku 2008 Grand Prix pairings

Ernesto Inarkiev – Gata Kamsky

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov – Peter Svidler

Magnus Carlsen – Wang Yue

Vugar Gashimov – Etiene Bacrot

Teimour Radjabov – Michael Adams

Ivan Cheparinov – Alexander Grischuk

Sergey Karjakin – David Navara

The procedure of drawing lots was original one, players approached the table in alphabetical order and picked a backgammon board with a number on it. Ernesto Inarkiev, who entered the Grand Prix series as President’s nomeenee, took a number one and is scheduled to play white against Gata Kamsky in the first round.

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced that International Chess Federation will subsidize the costs of construction of Baku Chess Palace, which is projected to host the Academy and Museum. There was also lots of talk about Heydar Aliyev, former Azerbaijan president, and Ilyumzhinov even stated – “In my opinion, if it were not for Aliyev, the chess world probably would have never seen Garry Kasparov as World Champion”.

Corus 2008 pairings

Honorary group starting on Saturday

Here are the pairings for Corus 2008 round 13, taking part on Sunday the 27th. Do not miss the live commentary on Chessdom.com starting 13:30 CET!

Corus 2008

Corus Honorary Group

GM Ljubomir Ljubojevic of Serbia won the event with 4.0 points (6 rounds), after scoring three consecutive wins in the last rounds. Congratulations!

Corus A, Round 13

V. Ivanchuk – L. van Wely

J. Polgar – L. Aronian

V. Topalov – M. Adams

B. Gelfand – P. Eljanov

P. Leko – S. Mamedyarov

M. Carlsen – T. Radjabov

V. Anand – V. Kramnik

Corus B, Round 13

I. Nepomniachtchi – N. Short

E. L’Ami – J. Smeets

H. Koneru – S. Movsesian

G. Sargissian – W. Spoelman

I. Cheparinov – D. Stellwagen

M. Krasenkow – Y. Hou

E. Bacrot – P. Harikrishna

Corus C, Round 13

D. Ruijgrok – I. Krush

D. Reinderman – M. van der Werf

E. Grivas – Z. Peng

F. Caruana – P. Negi

P. Carlsson – F. Nijboer

A. Braun – A. Ushenina

J. van der Wiel – S. Li

World Cup pairings

Khanty-Mansiysk round 1

These are the pairings for round 1 of the World Chess Cup that will take place from the 23rd of November to 17th of December in Khanty-Mansiysk. 128 of the world’s top chess players will take part in the competition. Here are the pairings for round 1.

World Cup round 1

Ivanchuk, Vassily (1) – Aderito, Pedro (128)

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar (2) – Abdel Razik, Khaled (127)

Radjabov, Teimour (3) – Genba, Vladimir (126)

Aronian, Levon (4) – Hobaica, Juan Pablo (125)

Shirov, Alexei (5) – Gwaze, Robert (124)

Svidler, Peter (6) – Iturrizaga, Eduardo (123)

Adams, Michael (7) – Zugic, Igor (122)

Alekseev, Evgeny (8) – Ismagambetov, Anuar (121)

Grischuk, Alexander (9) – Lima, Darcy (120)

Carlsen, Magnus (10) – Zhao, Zong-Yuan (119)

Kamsky, Gata (11) – Adly, Ahmed (118)

Akopian, Vladimir (12) – Filippov, Anton (117)

Jakovenko, Dmitry (13) – Rahman, Ziaur (116)

Ponomariov, Ruslan (14) – El Gindy, Essam (115)

Wang, Yue (15) – Pridorozhni, Aleksei (114)

Bacrot, Etienne (16) – Laylo, Darwin (113)

Karjakin, Sergey (17) – Matsuura, Everaldo (112)

Bu, Xiangzhi (18) – Kabanov, Nikolai (111)

Eljanov, Pavel (19) – Hossain Enamul (110)

Almasi, Zoltan (20) – Wen Yang (109)

Malakhov, Vladimir (21) – Xu, Yuhua (108)

Kasimdzhanov, Rustam (22) – Gopal, G.N. (107)

Dominguez Perez, Lenier (23) – Iljushin, Alexei (106)

Van Wely, Loek (24) – Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son (105)

Landa, Konstantin (25) – Nevednichy, Vladislav (104)

Volokitin, Andrei (26) – Le, Quang Liem (103)

Rublevsky, Sergei (27) – Hera, Imre Jr. (102)

Onischuk, Alexander (28) – Andriasian, Zaven (101)

Inarkiev, Ernesto (29) – Peralta, Fernando (100)

Zvjaginsev, Vadim (30) – Kunte, Abhijit (99)

Cheparinov, Ivan (31) – Gonzalez Zamora, Juan Carlos (98)

Harikrishna, P. (32) – Zhao, Jun (97)

Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter (33) – Amin, Bassem (96)

Tkachiev, Vladislav (34) – Balogh, Csaba (95)

Sasikiran, Krishnan (35) – Zhigalko, Sergei (94)

Vallejo Pons, Francisco (36) – Kudrin, Sergey (93)

Nikolic, Predrag (37) – Iljin, Artem (92)

Navara, David (38) – Ivanov, Alexander (91)

Sutovsky, Emil (39) – Zhou, Jianchao (90)

Fressinet, Laurent (40) – Flores, Diego (89)

Bareev, Evgeny (41) – Becerra Rivero, Julio (88)

Short, Nigel D (42) – Baramidze, David (87)

Georgiev, Kiril (43) – Megaranto, Susanto (86)

Volkov, Sergey (44) – Gajewski, Grzegorz (85)

Socko, Bartosz (45) – Georgiev, Vladimir (84)

Tomashevsky, Evgeny (46) – Mamedov, Rauf (83)

Motylev, Alexander (47) – Savchenko, Boris (82)

Zhang, Pengxiang (48) – Gagunashvili, Merab (81)

Roiz, Michael (49) – Akobian, Varuzhan (80)

Tiviakov, Sergei (50) – Ganguly, Surya Shekhar (79)

Wang, Hao (51) – Markus, Robert (78)

Khalifman, Alexander (52) – Belov, Vladimir (77)

Izoria, Zviad (53) – Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan (76)

Avrukh, Boris (54) – Milos, Gilberto (75)

Naiditsch, Arkadij (55) – Granda Zuniga, Julio E (74)

Najer, Evgeniy (56) – Berg, Emanuel (73)

Sakaev, Konstantin (57) – Vitiugov, Nikita (72)

Gurevich, Mikhail (58) – Kaidanov, Gregory S (71)

Shabalov, Alexander (59) – Pavasovic, Dusko (70)

Shulman, Yuri (60) – Leitao, Rafael (69)

Rodshtein, Maxim (61) – Gustafsson, Jan (68)

Laznicka, Viktor (62) – Macieja, Bartlomiej (67)

Kozul, Zdenko (63) – Bruzon Batista, Lazaro (66)

Bartel, Mateusz (64) – Galkin, Alexander (65)

WCC Mexico City pairings

World Chess championship Schedule

Tonight at 19:00 local time is the official opening ceremony. There we will get to know the pairing for the World Chess Championship 2007. As soon as we have them we will bring them to you. Stay tuned for updates!

Update 17:30

Currently the preparations for the ceremony in the “Teatro de la Ciudad de Mexico” are suspended due to unknown reasons. The opening will take place in the playing hall in “Sheraton del Centro Hotel Historico”.

Update 17:45

Yesterday the main playing hall at the Hotel Centro Historico was in construction works. We cannot be sure of the state of the hall today. It is possible another hall to host the opening.

Draw results

1. Kramnik, 2. Morozevich, 3. Anand, 4. Grishchuk, 5. Leko, 6. Gelfand, 7.Aronian, 8. Svidler

Mexico 2007 program

General WCC Mexico 2007 page

Round 1

Kramnik – Svidler

Grishchuk – Leko

Anand – Gelfand

Morozevich – Aronian

World Chess Championship round 1 live – tomorrow 14:00 local time

Rank Name FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts
1 Vladimir Kramnik RUS **
2 Alexander Morozevich RUS **
3 Vishwanathan Anand IND **
4 Alexander Grischuk RUS **
5 Peter Leko HUN **
6 Boris Gelfand ISR **
7 Levon Aronian ARM **
8 Peter Svidler RUS **

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