Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Foreign currency account of Komercijalna Banka with codes:
SWIFT code: KOBBRSBGFNS,
IBAN code: RS35205200122725837328
• Serbian dinar (RSD) account of Komercijalna Banka
No : 205-1001525128000-14
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Intermediary Bank / Correspondent Bank
SWIFT - BIC: DRESDEFF
Name: DRESDNER BANK AG
City, County: FRANKFURT AM MAIN , GERMANY
Account with institution / Beneficiary's Bank
SWIFT - BIC: KOBBRSBGFNS
Name: KOMERCIJALNA BANKA A.D. BEOGRAD
Street: SVETOG SAVE 14
City, Country : BEOGRAD, REPUBLIC OF SERBIA
IBAN / Account Number: RS35205200122725837328
Name: Dusan Popovic
Street: Teodora Pavlovica 1
City, Country : 21000 NOVI SAD , REPUBLIC OF SERBIA
Sources:http://www.serbiachess.net/2008/dusan_popovic/dusan_popovic_eng.htm, TWIC 719
1.BDO Chess tournament - GM VladimirBurmakin of the Republic of Russia won the Premier section of the BDO Chess tournament in Haarlam The Netherlands with a fantastic performance of 8/9. His performance rating was 2778. GM Kevin Spraggett of Canada (who now lives in Portugal) finished second with 6.5 points. Spraggett is showing the world that a chess player can get better as he ages (he is 54 years old). GM Zhaoqin Peng finished in fifth place with 4 points. She was the 28th highest-rated Woman chess player in the world entering the event, however her performance rating for this tournament (2402) was lower than her rating entering the tournament,so she will lose some elo points from her rating.
2.French Chess Championships- Sophie Milliet won the French Women's Chess Championship with a score of 5.5 points. The highest-rated player in the event, Almira Skripchenko finished in 4th after she lost and drew games with lower-rated players in the event. In the Mens's event, GM Laurent Fressinet won the Men's crown on a tie-break over Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Both players had finished the championship tied with 5.5 points. It is interesting to note that GM Joel Lautier was not a participant in this year's Men's championship.
3.WGM/IM Anna Zozulia of Belgium won the IM section of the 21st International Panevezys Open in Lithuania, with a score of 7.5 points. Her performance rating was 2566 which was over 200 points higher than her actual rating (2346) entering the event. Congratulations Anna!
WCh-Women Nalchik (RUS), 28 viii - 18 ix 2008
Round 1 Pairings 29th-31st August 2008.
Bd No SNo NAME NAT NAME NAT
1 1-64 Xu, Yuhua CHN Solomons, Anzel RSA
2 2-63 Koneru, Humpy IND Alaa El Din, Yorsa EGY
3 3-62 Hou, Yifan CHN Khaled, Mona EGY
4 4-61 Stefanova, Antoaneta BUL Zapata, Karen PER
5 5-60 Cramling, Pia SWE Sanchez Castillo, Sarai VEN
6 6-59 Sebag, Marie FRA Gasik, Anna POL
7 7-58 Zhao, Xue CHN Zuriel, Marisa ARG
8 8-57 Kosintseva, Tatjana RUS Muminova, Nafisa UZB
9 9-56 Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS Pourkashiyan, Atousa IRI
10 10-55 Cmilyte, Viktorija LTU Golubenko, Valentina CRO
11 11-54 Muzychuk, Anna SLO Velcheva, Maria BUL
12 12-53 Ruan, Lufei CHN Zakurdjaeva, Irina RUS
13 13-52 Zhukova, Natalia UKR Rohonyan, Katherine USA
14 14-51 Chiburdanidze, Maya GEO Nguyen, Thi Thanh An VIE
15 15-50 Hoang Thanh Trang HUN Arribas Robaina, Maritza CUB
16 16-49 Paehtz, Elisabeth GER Kadimova, Ilaha AZE
17 17-48 Ushenina, Anna UKR Le Thanh Tu VIE
18 18-47 Socko, Monika POL Foisor, Sabina-Francesca ROM
19 19-46 Krush, Irina USA Sedina, Elena ITA
20 20-45 Gaponenko, Inna UKR Zhang Jilin CHN
21-44 Javakhishvili, Lela GEO Amura, Claudia ARG
22 22-43 Harika, Dronavalli IND Nebolsina, Vera RUS
23 23-42 Kosintseva, Nadezhda RUS Mohota, Nisha IND
24 24-41 Korbut, Ekaterina RUS Gvetadze, Sopio GEO
25 25-40 Zatonskih, Anna USA Bosboom Lanchava, Tea NED
26 26-39 Shen, Yang CHN Kachiani-Gersinska, Ketino GER
27 27-38 Mkrtchian, Lilit ARM Moser, Eva AUT
28 28-37 Tania, Sachdev IND Tan Zongyi CHN
29 29-36 Bojkovic, Natasa SRB Ju, Wenjun CHN
30 30-35 Rajlich, Iweta POL Mongontuul, Bathuyang MGL
31 31-34 Lomineishvili, Maia GEO Khukhashvili, Sopiko GEO
32 32-33 Khurtsidze, Nino GEO Matveeva, Svetlana RUS
The closest matches should be between players paired at the bottom of round one pairings list
According to the tournament website: "The time control shall be 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move one.
Conditions of victory
3. 7. 1. For rounds 1-5, each match shall be played over two (2) games and the winner of every match shall be the first player to score 1.5 or more points. The final match, or round 6, shall be played over four (4) games and the winner of the match shall be the first player to score 2.5 or more points. A tie shall be broken according to article 3.8. The winner of the final match will be declared Women’s World Champion.
3. 8. Tie-breaks
3. 8. 1. Rounds 1-5
3. 8. 1. 1 If the scores are level after the regular games, after a new drawing of colours, two (2) tie break games shall be played. The games shall be played using the electronic clock starting with 25 minutes on the clock for each player with an addition of 10 seconds after each move.
3. 8. 1. 2 If the scores are level after the games in paragraph 3. 8. 1. 1, then, after a new drawing of colours, 2 five-minute games shall be played with the addition of 10 seconds after each move.
3. 8. 1. 3. If the score is still level, the players shall play one decisive sudden death game. The player, who wins the drawing of lots, may choose the colour. White shall receive 6 minutes, Black shall receive 5 minutes, without any addition. The winner qualifies for the next round. In case of a draw the player with the black pieces qualifies for the next round.
The prize fund for the Championship is $450,ooo (United States Dollars).
. 9. 1. Prize list
1st round 32 losers x 3.750 = 120.000
2nd round 16 losers x 5.500 = 88.000
3rd round 8 losers x 8.000 = 64.000
4th round 4 losers x 12.000 = 48.000
5th round 2 losers x 20.000 = 40.000
6th round 1 loser x 30.000 = 30.000
Women’s World Champion = 60.000
TOTAL: 450.000 USD
The official tournament website for the championship is http://nalchik2008.fide.com
The final classification will be determined according to the following criteria:
1.- Players will earn 3 points for winning a match, 1 point for drawing and 0 points for losing.
2.- If the players end in a draw for the first place, the winner will be determined by a blitz chess play-off to take place immediately after the last round. It will consist of two four-minute games per player and a three-second increment by move made, alternating colours, being the colours for the first match decided by draw. Should the tie persist, players will play a match (“tie-break”), 5 minutes for the white and 4 minutes for the black, winning the tournament the back one in case of a draw. The colours for this game will be decided by draw. Should there be more than two drawn players fighting for the first place, the conditions specified in section 9.3 will be applied to determine the two players that will play-off.
3.- In case of equal number of points for third to sixth places, the following method will be applied:
This event should be very interesting to watch, and of course hopefully chess fans hope all the players are in top form so the event is very competitive and provides us with some great games to observe and play through.
- Traditional scoring. Players get one point for each game won and 0.5 points for each game in draw.
- Particular result (based on traditional scoring).
- Koya system (based on traditional scoring).
- Sonneborn-Berger (based on traditional scoring)
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
August 28th-September 18th . Nalchik (See a map at http://www.webcamgalore.com/EN/map/Russia/Nalchik/2565.html ), is situated near the republic of Georgia. The seriousness of the situation in the area has caused 6 of the Republic of Georgia Women chess players to send a letter to FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, regarding their concerns about holding the event in Nalchik. The letter can be read at: http://nalchik2008.fide.com/news/?lang=eng&id=18
Ilyumzhinov indicates in a letter (see: http://nalchik2008.fide.com/news/?lang=eng&id=20) that: "As a response of the Georgian Chess Federation I would like to note that there are not any grounds for such a change" (in venue). The President of the European Chess Union responded to the Georgian Women's concerns in this manner: (see http://nalchik2008.fide.com/news/?lang=eng&id=17).
The official tournament website for the Championships is at http://nalchik2008.fide.com/information/?lang=eng
GM Humpy Koneru of India is the highest-rated player in the championships, with an elo of 2622. Second-highest-rated is WGM Hou Yifan of China (elo 2557). A complete list of all the participants can be viewed at http://nalchik2008.fide.com/players/?lang=eng Let us hope that the chess is entertaining. And most of all let us hope that nothing of a political or military nature happens during the Championship which could cause anyone of the participants, administrative staff, coaches,seconds, and spectators to be injured or killed during the Championships.
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Thoughts worth thinking about
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every woman and man present their views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.- Albert Einstein Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed
Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller
Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns
Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw
Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165
The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.