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Monday, October 5, 2009

Women's Grand Prix:Round 7 results and standings, Nanjing Spring Pearl: round 7 results and standings

The two chess tournaments being held in Nanjing, China continued today, with round 7 of both the Women's 
Grand Prix and the Nanjing Spring Pearl: round 7 being played there.

Women's Grand Prix
Here are the results from round 7 of the Women's Grand Prix (the player on the left had the white pieces in the

Dzagnidze, Nana- Shen Yang0-157 moves
Zhu Chen- Kovanova, Baira1-037 moves

Munguntuul, Batkhuyag- Mkrtchian, Lilit½-½64 moves

Ju Wenjun- Xu Yuhua0-133 moves

Fierro Baquero, Martha L- Zhao Xue0-167 moves

Yildiz, Betul Cemre- Sebag, Marie0-157 moves

These results mean the following standings exist after 7 rounds of play:

1st-2nd: Dzagnidze and Sebag,         both have 5    points
3rd-4th: Xu Yuhua and Zhao Xue       both have 4.5 points
5th-6th:  Mkrtchian and Zhu Chen      both have 4   points
7th-8th:  Shen Yang and Munguntuul  both have 3.5 points
9th-10th: Ju Wenjun andKovanova     both have 3    points
11th:       Fierro Baquero                   she has    2    points
12th:      Yildiz, Betul Cemre                             0 points

Here are the pairings for round 8 (the player on the left has the white pieces in the game):

12GMZhao Xue2542-WGMKovanova Baira240810
11GMSebag Marie2519-GMZhu Chen24889
1GMXu Yuhua2485-WIMYildiz Betul Cemre22248
2WGMShen Yang2453-Ju Wenjun24437
3IMMkrtchian Lilit2469-GMDzagnidze Nana25356
4IMFierro Baquero Martha2386-WGMMunguntuul Batkhuyag24185

Here are the results from the  7th round of the Men's tournament: 2nd Pearl Spring Nanjing (the player on
the left had the white pieces in the game:

Wang Yue- Jakovenko, Dmitry½-½42 moves

Topalov, Veselin- Carlsen, Magnus½-½43 moves

Radjabov, Teimour- Leko, Peter½-½34 moves

These results mean the following standings exist after 7 rounds of play in the tournament:

1st:         Carlsen:                                       5.5 points
2nd-3rd   Wang Yue and Topalov   both have 3.5 points
4th-5th    Leko and Radjabov        both have  3 points
6th          Jakovenko                                    2.5 points

Here are the pairings for round 8 of the tournament (the player on the left has the white pieces in the game):

Leko VS Topalov
Carlsen VS Wang Yue
Jakovenko VS Radjabov

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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

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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.