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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

2010 World Team Chess Championship:Round 8 results and standings, and board performances

Here are the results from round 8 of the World Team Chess Championship:

Round 8 on 2010/01/12 at 15:00

1GMAronian Levon27811 : 0GMNakamura Hikaru2708
2GMAkopian Vladimir2678½ : ½GMOnischuk Alexander2670
3GMPashikian Arman2647½ : ½GMShulman Yuri2624
4GMPetrosian Tigran L2627½ : ½GMAkobian Varuzhan2628
3 - 18GREECE
1GMGashimov Vugar2759½ : ½GMKotronias Vasilios2599
2GMRadjabov Teimour27331 : 0GMBanikas Hristos2608
3GMMamedyarov Shakhriyar27411 : 0GMHalkias Stelios2566
4GMMamedov Rauf2640½ : ½GMMastrovasilis Athanasios2510
1½ - 2½7BRAZIL
1GMHaznedaroglu Kivanc24981 : 0GMVescovi Giovanni2660
2IMYilmaz Mustafa24780 : 1GMLeitao Rafael2620
3IMCan Emre2442½ : ½GMFier Alexandr2601
4IMEsen Baris25130 : 1GMLima Darcy2481
2½ - 1½6ISRAEL
1GMSasikiran Krishnan2653½ : ½GMGelfand Boris2761
2GMHarikrishna P2672½ : ½GMRoiz Michael2657
3GMGanguly Surya Shekhar26541 : 0GMPostny Evgeny2648
4GMArun Prasad S2567½ : ½GMRodshtein Maxim2622
3½ - ½5EGYPT
1GMGrischuk Alexander2736½ : ½GMAmin Bassem2544
2GMJakovenko Dmitry27301 : 0IMEzat Mohamed2471
3GMMalakhov Vladimir27161 : 0IMAbdelnabbi Imed2448
4GMVitiugov Nikita26921 : 0IMSarwat Walaa2386


These results mean the following standings exist after 8 rounds of play: The United States, Azerbaijan,India and Armenia are going to require a miracle in the final round to have a chance at even tieing the Russia team for first place:

Rank after round 8

2UNITED STATES86021219½082,00

Board performances can be found at the following website:

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Thoughts worth thinking about

"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

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.