Thursday, January 31, 2008

GM Ziaur Rahman 3rd in 6th Parsvnath Intl Open in New Delhi

Bangladeshi GM Ziaur Rahman emerged 3rd in 6th Parsvnath International Open Chess Tournament 2008 held in New Delhi. It was a 10 round swiss leage where Zia scored 8 with a rating performance of 2545 to gain 11 rating points out of it. GM (in-waiting) Abhijeet Gupta won the title and 2.24 lakh rupees scoring 9 while GM Surya Shekhar Ganguly scored 8.5 to be runner up. The other Bangladeshis FM Taibur Rahman scored 7 and IM Enamual Hossain scored 6.5. Hats off to Zia for his good show. Here are the top scorers list.

Rank SNo. Name Rtg FED Pts BH.
1 12 IM Gupta Abhijeet 2495 IND 9 65½
2 2 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2579 IND 70
3 39 IM Prakash G B 2341 IND 8 70½
4 7 GM Dzhumaev Marat 2527 UZB 8 69½
5 3 GM Kurnosov Igor 2577 RUS 8 69
6 6 GM Solodovnichenko Yuri 2541 UKR 8 67½
7 14 GM Rahman Ziaur 2492 BAN 8 67
8 24 IM Rathnakaran K 2437 IND 8 65½
9 75 Praveen Kumar C 2255 IND 8 59

Here are the full final standings result.


Anand 3rd in Wijk Aan Zee 2008 being half a point behind winners Carslen and Aronian

Anand is half a point behind the winners Carslen(8.0) and Aronian(8.0) to secure the 3rd place along with Radjabov in Wijk Aan Zee 2008. The good news is that Anand(7.5) is 1 point ahead of Kramnik(6.5) and 1.5 ahead of Topalov(6.0) who I count as more dangerous opponents for him.


Sunday, January 20, 2008

Bobby Fischer Passed Away

Legendary Chess Champion R J Fischer aka Bobby Fischer has passed aways 18th Jan 2008 in Iceland due to kidney failure. This on-the-board great player is regarded by many as one the greatest chess players of all time. As of my poll in this site in the right navigation panel, he got 30% vote out of 115 to date being closely followed by Kasparov(28%) while Capablanca and Paul Morphy are at distant third with 9% each.

Here is the news of his death.