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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

44th Capablanca Chess Tournament:results rounds 5-9,standings

Here are the results from rounds 5 through 9 of this tournament:

Round 5 (June 12, 2009) The player on the left had the white pieces:
Meier, Georg - Dominguez Perez, Leinier result: draw ( ½-½) number of moves: 30 Opening: English Opening: Symmetrical variation ECO:A34

Savchenko, Boris- Khenkin, Igor result: draw (½-½) number of moves: 20 Opening:Sicilian Defense: Maroczy Bind ECO:B39

Timofeev, Artyom- Bruzon Batista, Lazaro result: draw ( ½-½) number of moves: 61
Opening: Sicilian Defense:Najdorf variation ECO:B92

These results meant the following standings existed after 5 rounds of play:

1st:Dominguez Perez 3 1/2 points, 2nd: Meier 3 points, 3rd/4th: Khenkin and Savchenko 2 1/2 points, 5th: Bruzon Batista 2 points, 6th: Timofeev 1 1/2 points.

Round 6 of the tournament was played on June 13th and only the result of the following game was posted at the official tournament website:

Bruzon Batista, Lazaro - Dominguez Perez, Leinier result: ½-½ number of moves: 14 Opening: Sicilian Defense: Najdorf variation ECO code:B92

Round 7
Round 7 was played on June 14th with these results occurring:

Savchenko, Boris - Bruzon Batista, Lazaro result: draw (½-½) draw number of moves: 33 Opening: Queens Gambit Declined:Tartakover defense ECO:D59

Khenkin, Igor - Dominguez Perez, Leinier result: draw ( ½-½) number of moves: 17 Opening:Grunfeld Defense: Gruenfeld Defence ECO:D85

Timofeev, Artyom - Meier, Georg result: draw (½-½) number of moves: 36
Opening: French Defense: Rubinstein variation eco:C10

Round 8

Round 8 of the tournament was played on Monday June 15th with these results occurring:

Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Timofeev, Artyom result:draw (½-½) number of moves: 43
Opening: Sicilian Defense:Sveshnikov variation ECO:B33

Meier, Georg - Savchenko, Boris result: draw ( ½-½) 10 moves, Opening: Ruy Lopez Exchange variation ECO:C68

Bruzon Batista, Lazaro - Khenkin, Igor result: draw (½-½) 12 moves
Opening: Ruy Lopez Berlin Defense ECO:C67

Round 9 of the tournament was held on Monday June 16th and these results occurred:

Meier, Georg - Bruzon Batista, Lazaro result: draw (½-½) number of moves: 42
Opening: Catalan ECO:E05

Savchenko, Boris - Dominguez Perez, Leinier result: draw (½-½) number of moves: 48
Opening: English Opening: Botvinnik variation ECO:A36

Timofeev, Artyom - Khenkin, Igor result: 1-0 number of moves: 38 Opening: Caro Kann
Defense ECO:B15

Here are the standings after 9 rounds of play:
(2 more rounds are to be played in the tournament):

1st. Dominguez Perez 5 1/2 points, 2nd.Meier 4 1/2 points, 3rd-4th.Savchenko and Bruzon Batista, 4 points, 5th-6th: Khenkin, and Timofeev 3 1/2 points

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"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed

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

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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.