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Bob Armstrong
12-10-2008, 07:00 PM
Live Broadcast of the games started today for Rd. 1 about 6:30 pm EST.

The official site ( for live broadcast ) is: http://58.213.136.232/en/user/user.asp

Somewhat deficient feature is that they refer to the players as " Player 1, etc., " rather than attaching their actual names.

The players are:

# Rnk Player Nat Rtng born
1 1 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2791 1975
2 3 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2786 1969
3 7 Aronian, Levon ARM 2757 1982
4 13 Movsesian, Sergei SVK 2732 1978
5 17 Svidler, Peter RUS 2727 1976
6 26 Bu, Xiangzhi CHN 2714 1985

This inauguration tournament is very strong, and immediately joins the world ranks of Corus, Morelia/Linares, Sofia, Dortmund, and Grand Slam.

Bob

Bob Armstrong
12-10-2008, 07:21 PM
Well, there seems to be something wrong with the live broadcast - all the games are frozen after only the first few moves.

Anyone know what's happening?

I may be wrong about the start time then. Anyone know when the broadcast of the games starts each day ( assuming it is functional )?

Bob

Bob Armstrong
12-11-2008, 01:58 AM
Yesterday, 11:42 PM
Alex Ferreira


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Re: Pearl Spring Tournament, Nanjing, China

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Hi Bob,

1st Round is Dec 11, 3pm local time
I believe they're 13 hours ahead of us.
That means it should start around 2am for us.
I noticed earlier today they were doing testing with the DGT boards on the site, but those weren't the games I don't think.

Alex F.

Bob Armstrong
12-11-2008, 09:41 AM
After Rd. 1, the Standings are;

Bu - 1
Topalov - .5
Ivanchuk - .5
Aronian - .5
Svidler - .5
Movsesian - 0

The hometown boy is leading ! The transmission went off without a hitch. It's a great addition to the calendar of top tournaments in the world.

Bob

Bob

Bob Armstrong
12-12-2008, 08:38 AM
Here are the results of today's games ( started at 2:00 AM ):

Round 2: Friday, 12 December 2008
Veselin Topalov - Bu Xiangzhi
Peter Svidler 0-1 Sergei Movsesian
Levon Aronian 1-0 Vassily Ivanchuk

So after 2 rounds, the standings are:

Bu - 1.5
Aronian - 1.5
Topalov - 1
Movsesian - 1
Ivanchuk - .5
Svidler - .5

The hometown boy, Bu, of China, is still a co-leader - great for the Chinese fans !

Bob

Bob Armstrong
12-15-2008, 06:32 PM
Standings after five rounds ( Played at 2:00 AM this morning ):

Bu - 3
Topalov - 3
Aronian - 3
Movsesian - 2.5
Ivanchuk - 2
Svidler - 1.5

No game Tuesday - rest day. Rd. 6 on Wednesday at 2:00 AM.

Bob

Bob Armstrong
12-17-2008, 08:55 AM
2008 Pearl Spring Chess Tournament, Nanjing, China

Round 6: Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Veselin Topalov 1-0 Levon Aronian
Peter Svidler ½-½ Vassily Ivanchuk
Bu Xiangzhi 1-0 Sergei Movsesian

Standings after six rounds:

Topalov - 4
Bu - 4
Aronian - 3
Movsesian - 2.5
Ivanchuk - 2.5
Svidler - 2

The hometown boy, Xiangzhi Bu ( China ), is a co-leader !

Bob

Bob Armstrong
12-18-2008, 06:32 AM
Rd. 7 ( played today at 2:00 AM ) results:

Bu 1/2 - 1/2 Topalov
Ivanchuk 0 - 1 Aronian
Movsesian 0 - 1 Svidler

So the standings now are:

Topalov - 4.5
Bu - 4.5
Aronian - 4
Svidler - 3
Ivanchuk - 2.5
Movsesian - 2.5

Bob

Bob Armstrong
12-19-2008, 08:59 AM
Rd. 8 ( played at 2:00 AM today ) results:

Topalov 1 - 0 Ivanchuk
Svidler 1 - 0 Bu
Aronian 1/2 - 1/2 Movsesian

So the standings after 8 rounds are:

Topalov 5.5
Bu 4.5
Aronian 4.5
Svidler 4
Movsesian 3
Ivanchuk 2.5

Bob

Bob Armstrong
12-20-2008, 08:39 AM
From today's ChessBase:

Nanjing R9: Topalov defeats Svidler, wins Pearl Spring

20.12.2008 Is he on his way to becoming the greatest player in the history of the game? Veselin Topalov won the penultimate game of the Super-GM in Nanjing, beating Peter Svidler with the black pieces. That puts him a point and a half ahead of the field and clear the winner of the event. Topalov's "live rating" is now 2806, 15 points more than World Champion Anand.

Standings after nine rounds

Topalov 6.5
Bu 5
Aronian 5
Svidler 4
Movsesian 3.5
Ivanchuk 3

Bob

Bob Armstrong
12-21-2008, 08:41 AM
Final Round 10: Sunday, 21 December 2008 (today )

Veselin Topalov - Sergei Movsesian
Vassily Ivanchuk 1-0 Bu Xiangzhi
Levon Aronian - Peter Svidler

Final Standings:

Topalov 7
Aronian 5.5
Bu 5
Svidler 4.5
Ivanchuk 4
Movsesian 4

Bob