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Date: 05 Feb 2009 04:01:23
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Subject: gibraltar with 1 rd to go
Standings after 9 rounds:

1 GM Gashimov, Vugar
7.0 AZE M 2723 2777 +0.71 =BD 1 1 1 =BD 1 1 =BD =BD
2 GM Svidler, Peter
7.0 RUS M 2723 2800 +0.85 1 1 =BD =BD 1 =BD 1 =BD 1
3 GM Nakamura, Hikaru
7.0 USA M 2699 2703 +0.15 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1
4 GM Harikrishna, Pentala
7.0 IND M 2673 2745 +0.81 1 1 =BD 0 1 1 1 =BD 1
5 GM Milov, Vadim
7.0 SUI M 2669 2736 +0.79 =BD 1 1 =BD 1 =BD 1 1 =BD
6 GM Avrukh, Boris
6.5 ISR M 2645 2693 +0.63 1 1 =BD 1 =BD 1 0 =BD 1
7 GM Akobian, Varuzhan
6.5 USA M 2619 2633 +0.29 1 1 =BD 0 1 =BD 1 =BD 1
8 GM Ganguly, Surya Shekhar
6.5 IND M 2614 2710 +1.21 1 1 =BD =BD =BD 1 1 =BD =BD
9 GM Berg, Emanuel
6.5 SWE M 2606 2603 +0.09 1 =BD =BD 1 1 0 =BD 1 1
10 GM Dzagnidze, Nana w 6.5 GEO F 2518 2686 +2.13 1 1 1 =BD 0 =BD 1 =BD 1
11 IM Kozlov, Oleg
6.5 RUS M 2187 2519 +3.76 0 1 1 =BD 1 =BD =BD 1 1
12 GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
6.0 FRA M 2696 2595 -0.98 1 =BD 0 1 1 =BD 1 =BD =BD
13 GM Sokolov, Ivan
6.0 NED M 2657 2596 -0.60 1 =BD 1 0 1 1 0 =BD 1
14 GM Roiz, Michael
6.0 ISR M 2647 2623 -0.19 =BD 1 1 1 =BD =BD =BD =BD =BD
15 GM Beliavsky, Alexander G
6.0 SLO M 2646 2668 +0.32 1 =BD 1 1 1 1 0 =BD 0
16 GM Socko, Bartosz
6.0 POL M 2631 2691 +0.77 1 1 1 =BD =BD =BD =BD 1 0
17 GM Gurevich, Mikhail
6.0 TUR M 2624 2628 +0.09 1 1 =BD 1 0 1 =BD =BD =BD
18 GM Golod, Vitali
6.0 ISR M 2575 2671 +1.28 1 1 =BD 1 =BD =BD =BD 0 1
19 GM Stefanova, Antoaneta w 6.0 BUL F 2557 2584 +0.37 1 1 0 1 =BD 1 0 1
=BD
20 GM Cramling, Pia w 6.0 SWE F 2548 2469 -0.71 0 1 1 1 1 0 =BD =BD 1
21 GM Lopez Martinez, Josep Manu
6.0 ESP M 2540 2595 +0.77 =BD 1 1 =BD =BD 1 1 =BD 0
22 GM Speelman, Jon S
6.0 ENG M 2536 2467 -0.64 0 1 1 1 =BD =BD =BD 1 =BD
23 GM Del Rio De Angelis, Salvad
6.0 ESP M 2532 2538 +0.25 =BD =BD 1 1 1 =BD 0 1 =BD
24 IM Hammer, Jon Ludvig
6.0 NOR M 2532 2559 +0.38 1 =BD =BD =BD 1 1 =BD =BD =BD
25 IM Gordon, Stephen J
6.0 ENG M 2524 2543 +0.33 1 1 =BD =BD =BD =BD =BD 1 =BD
26 IM Papp, Gabor
6.0 HUN M 2517 2550 +0.53 1 1 =BD 0 =BD 1 1 =BD =BD
27 GM Berczes, David
6.0 HUN M 2513 2512 +0.11 1 0 1 1 =BD =BD =BD =BD 1
28 IM Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan w 6.0 SCO F 2500 2482 -0.05 1 0 1 =BD 1 0
1 =BD 1
29 IM Cmilyte, Viktorija w 6.0 LTU F 2497 2452 -0.30 =BD 1 1 0 1 0 =BD 1
1
30 IM Sachdev, Tania w 6.0 IND F 2435 2370 -0.63 1 0 1 =BD =BD 0 1 1 1
31 IM Nezad, Husein Aziz




 
Date: 06 Feb 2009 04:36:52
From:
Subject: Re: gibraltar with 1 rd to go
> I see Milov won and Svidler I think has good winning chances. Nakamura
> drew in the last round

Svidler beat Milov in a 10 min 10 sec/move play off series, Nakamura
finished half point off the lead / Phil

Final standings:

1 GM Svidler, Peter
8.0 RUS M 2723 2829 +1.28 1 1 =BD =BD 1 =BD 1 =BD 1 1
2 GM Milov, Vadim
8.0 SUI M 2669 2769 +1.26 =BD 1 1 =BD 1 =BD 1 1 =BD 1
3 GM Gashimov, Vugar
7.5 AZE M 2723 2764 +0.68 =BD 1 1 1 =BD 1 1 =BD =BD =BD
4 GM Nakamura, Hikaru
7.5 USA M 2699 2700 +0.18 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 =BD
5 GM Berg, Emanuel
7.5 SWE M 2606 2648 +0.60 1 =BD =BD 1 1 0 =BD 1 1 1
6 GM Akobian, Varuzhan
7.5 USA M 2619 2640 +0.40 1 1 =BD 0 1 =BD 1 =BD 1 1
7 GM Harikrishna, Pentala
7.0 IND M 2673 2694 +0.38 1 1 =BD 0 1 1 1 =BD 1 0
8 GM Dzagnidze, Nana w 7.0 GEO F 2518 2675 +2.21 1 1 1 =BD 0 =BD 1 =BD 1 =
=BD
9 GM Sokolov, Ivan
7.0 NED M 2657 2626 -0.27 1 =BD 1 0 1 1 0 =BD 1 1
10 GM Stefanova, Antoaneta w 7.0 BUL F 2557 2612 +0.79 1 1 0 1 =BD 1 0 1
=BD 1
11 GM Cramling, Pia w 7.0 SWE F 2548 2511 -0.23 0 1 1 1 1 0 =BD =BD 1 1
12 GM Socko, Bartosz
6.5 POL M 2631 2671 +0.61 1 1 1 =BD =BD =BD =BD 1 0 =BD
13 GM Ganguly, Surya Shekhar
6.5 IND M 2614 2660 +0.70 1 1 =BD =BD =BD 1 1 =BD =BD 0
14 GM Golod, Vitali
6.5 ISR M 2575 2653 +1.20 1 1 =BD 1 =BD =BD =BD 0 1 =BD
15 GM Avrukh, Boris
6.5 ISR M 2645 2652 +0.16 1 1 =BD 1 =BD 1 0 =BD 1 0
16 GM Beliavsky, Alexander G
6.5 SLO M 2646 2651 +0.15 1 =BD 1 1 1 1 0 =BD 0 =BD
17 GM Roiz, Michael
6.5 ISR M 2647 2610 -0.37 =BD 1 1 1 =BD =BD =BD =BD =BD =BD
18 GM Gurevich, Mikhail
6.5 TUR M 2624 2603 -0.19 1 1 =BD 1 0 1 =BD =BD =BD =BD
19 GM Berkes, Ferenc
6.5 HUN M 2651 2588 -0.74 1 =BD 1 =BD 1 =BD 0 1 0 1
20 GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
6.5 FRA M 2696 2587 -1.19 1 =BD 0 1 1 =BD 1 =BD =BD =BD
21 GM Lopez Martinez, Josep Manu
6.5 ESP M 2540 2583 +0.71 =BD 1 1 =BD =BD 1 1 =BD 0 =BD
22 IM Papp, Gabor
6.5 HUN M 2517 2558 +0.71 1 1 =BD 0 =BD 1 1 =BD =BD =BD
23 IM Gordon, Stephen J
6.5 ENG M 2524 2551 +0.50 1 1 =BD =BD =BD =BD =BD 1 =BD =BD
24 IM Al Sayed, Mohamad N.
6.5 QAT M 2488 2536 +0.75 1 =BD =BD 1 0 1 1 =BD 0 1
25 GM Berczes, David
6.5 HUN M 2513 2521 +0.27 1 0 1 1 =BD =BD =BD =BD 1 =BD
26 IM Szabo, Krisztian
6.5 HUN M 2508 2513 +0.25 =BD 1 1 0 =BD 1 1 =BD 0 1
27 IM Krush, Irina w 6.5 USA F 2457 2496 +0.69 1 =BD 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1
28 GM Speelman, Jon S
6.5 ENG M 2536 2487 -0.43 0 1 1 1 =BD =BD =BD 1 =BD =BD
29 IM Kozlov, Oleg
6.5 RUS M 2187 2481 +3.65 0 1 1 =BD 1 =BD =BD 1 1 0
30 GM Pavlovic, Milos
6.5 SRB M 2520 2467 -0.49 1 =BD 0 1 1 =BD 1 =BD 0 1
31 IM Zatonskih, Anna w 6.5 USA F 2462 2463 +0.20 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 =BD 1
32 IM Cmilyte, Viktorija w 6.5 LTU F 2497 2458 -0.24 =BD 1 1 0 1 0 =BD 1 1
=BD
33 GM Bellon Lopez, Juan Manuel
6.5 ESP M 2440 2453 +0.40 1 0 1 1 =BD 0 1 0 1 1
34 IM Maryasin, Boris
6.5 ISR M 2340 2445 +1.37 0 1 1 + =BD =BD 0 1 =BD 1
35 IM D`Costa, Lorin A R
6.5 ENG M 2445 2438 +0.15 =BD 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1
36 IM Nezad, Husein Aziz
6.5 QAT M 2403 2405 +0.34 0 0 1 1 1 1 =BD =BD 1 =BD
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Date: 05 Feb 2009 21:29:28
From: Offramp
Subject: Re: Chess players names in films
On Feb 5, 4:20=A0pm, Taylor Kingston <tkings...@chittenden.com > wrote:
> On Feb 5, 11:08=A0am, Offramp <alaneobr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Feb 5, 3:34=A0pm, Taylor Kingston <tkings...@chittenden.com> wrote:
>
> > > On Feb 5, 10:24=A0am, Offramp <alaneobr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > > Vugar Gashimov is SUCH a fantastic name! It really sounds like a Bo=
nd
> > > > villain
>
> > > =A0 One Bond movie, "From Russia with Love," had a villain named
> > > Krylenko, besides of course incorporating the end of a famous game
> > > between Spassky and Bronstein. Did Ian Fleming use any other chess-
> > > related Russian names in his books?
>
> > In the Shawshank Redemption, a film that I always thought was a piece
> > of poo,
>
> =A0 I beg to differ; I like that movie very much.

When I first saw the film I was constantly waiting for the black guy
to turn psychic and have healing powers. I think I may have been
thinking of the wrong film.

> > the name of the hero is Andy Dufresne.
> > Most people probably think his first name is Andrew, but we chess
> > players would know that his first name is Anderssen.
>
> =A0 <g> Very good. I wonder if Stephen King, author of the story on
> which the film is based, intended it that way. Chess figures
> prominently in the film, with the main character, played by Tim
> Robbins, making a chess set out of stone to pass away the time in
> prison.

I am sure that King did have chess in mind. The A-D game is well-known
even outside of chess circles. It appears, for example, in Georges
Perec's La Vie Mode d'emploi.
Did Kinh mean that Andy is part of some Immortal Game?
I don't know...I'm just a Caveman.


 
Date: 05 Feb 2009 08:20:39
From: Taylor Kingston
Subject: Re: Chess players names in films
On Feb 5, 11:08=A0am, Offramp <alaneobr...@gmail.com > wrote:
> On Feb 5, 3:34=A0pm, Taylor Kingston <tkings...@chittenden.com> wrote:
>
> > On Feb 5, 10:24=A0am, Offramp <alaneobr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > Vugar Gashimov is SUCH a fantastic name! It really sounds like a Bond
> > > villain
>
> > =A0 One Bond movie, "From Russia with Love," had a villain named
> > Krylenko, besides of course incorporating the end of a famous game
> > between Spassky and Bronstein. Did Ian Fleming use any other chess-
> > related Russian names in his books?
>
> In the Shawshank Redemption, a film that I always thought was a piece
> of poo,

I beg to differ; I like that movie very much.

> the name of the hero is Andy Dufresne.
> Most people probably think his first name is Andrew, but we chess
> players would know that his first name is Anderssen.

<g > Very good. I wonder if Stephen King, author of the story on
which the film is based, intended it that way. Chess figures
prominently in the film, with the main character, played by Tim
Robbins, making a chess set out of stone to pass away the time in
prison.
There's also a conversation about chess between Robbins and Morgan
Freeman. They're playing checkers, and Freeman says "King me!" Robbins
replies "Chess =97 now there's a game of kings. Civilized,
strategic ..." Freeman shoots back "And a total f---ing mystery! I
hate it!"


 
Date: 05 Feb 2009 08:08:56
From: Offramp
Subject: Chess players names in films
On Feb 5, 3:34=A0pm, Taylor Kingston <tkings...@chittenden.com > wrote:
> On Feb 5, 10:24=A0am, Offramp <alaneobr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Vugar Gashimov is SUCH a fantastic name! It really sounds like a Bond
> > villain
>
> =A0 One Bond movie, "From Russia with Love," had a villain named
> Krylenko, besides of course incorporating the end of a famous game
> between Spassky and Bronstein. Did Ian Fleming use any other chess-
> related Russian names in his books?

In the Shawshank Redemption, a film that I always thought was a piece
of poo, the name of the hero is Andy Dufresne.
Most people probably think his first name is Andrew, but we chess
players would know that his first name is Anderssen.


 
Date: 05 Feb 2009 07:34:09
From: Taylor Kingston
Subject: Re: gibraltar with 1 rd to go
On Feb 5, 10:24=A0am, Offramp <alaneobr...@gmail.com > wrote:
> Vugar Gashimov is SUCH a fantastic name! It really sounds like a Bond
> villain

One Bond movie, "From Russia with Love," had a villain named
Krylenko, besides of course incorporating the end of a famous game
between Spassky and Bronstein. Did Ian Fleming use any other chess-
related Russian names in his books?

> Also the first name is so close to being Vulgar, and the last name is
> a gnat's codpiece away from being Asimov, as in Isaac Asimov. Isaac
> was the brother of Ishmael.
>
> In fact I think I'll call him Ismell Vulgar Gass-Imoff!!
>
> Works for me!


 
Date: 05 Feb 2009 07:24:56
From: Offramp
Subject: Re: gibraltar with 1 rd to go
Vugar Gashimov is SUCH a fantastic name! It really sounds like a Bond
villain

Also the first name is so close to being Vulgar, and the last name is
a gnat's codpiece away from being Asimov, as in Isaac Asimov. Isaac
was the brother of Ishmael.

In fact I think I'll call him Ismell Vulgar Gass-Imoff!!

Works for me!