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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Another scandal in the World of Chess

Another troubling incident has happened in the world of chess.This time the top seed in  the "B" tournament at the  2010 Moscow Open, Alexei Gubajdullin, was disqualified by the organizers of the tournament. The organisers assert that Gubajdullin deliberately  manipulated his rating before to the event to lose enough points (57) to get under the 2300 limit for this tournament.

Gee, I would gladly take the rating points that Alexei Gubajdullin does not want!

Here were  the rankings after 7 rounds of play in the "A" section at the Moscow Open:

Rank SNo. Name Rtg FED Typ Pts vict BH. Fide
1 13 GM K. Sasikiran 2653 IND 6 5 29 23
2 46 GM K. Chernyshov 2556 RUS 5 24 20
3 17 GM E. Bareev 2643 RUS 4 31Ѕ 23Ѕ
4 16 GM Q. Le 2647 VIE 4 29Ѕ 23Ѕ
5 15 GM E. Inarkiev 2649 RUS 4 29Ѕ 23
6 3 GM V. Bologan 2692 MDA 4 29 22Ѕ
7 21 GM F. Amonatov 2634 TJK 4 27Ѕ 20Ѕ
8 63 GM R. Khusnutdinov 2513 KAZ 5 5 23 18
9 1 GM A. Motylev 2697 RUS 5 4 31 22Ѕ
10 35 IM M. Matlakov 2587 RUS 5 4 30Ѕ 21Ѕ
11 24 GM S. Azarov 2622 BLR 5 4 30 20Ѕ
12 20 GM D. Andreikin 2635 RUS 5 4 29Ѕ 23Ѕ
13 6 GM I. Kurnosov 2668 RUS 5 4 28Ѕ 22
14 91 FM A. Reshetnikov 2447 RUS 5 4 28Ѕ 20Ѕ
15 58 GM A. Shimanov 2535 RUS U18 5 4 27Ѕ 20
16 23 GM S. Volkov 2623 RUS 5 4 27Ѕ 17Ѕ
17 56 GM E. Gasanov 2536 UKR 5 4 26Ѕ 19
18 36 GM K. Miton 2586 POL 5 4 25Ѕ 21
19 53 GM S. Dvoirys 2539 RUS 5 4 22 16Ѕ
20 4 GM X. Bu 2673 CHN 5 3 33Ѕ 22
21 12 GM B. Grachev 2653 RUS 5 3 33 22Ѕ
22 2 GM S. Rublevsky 2697 RUS 5 3 32 21
23 32 GM V. Belov 2595 RUS 5 3 30 22
24 71 IM A. Ipatov 2497 ESP U18 5 3 29Ѕ 20
25 25 GM E. Vorobiov 2621 RUS 5 3 27Ѕ 20
26 54 GM A. Kharitonov 2538 RUS 5 3 23 18Ѕ


According to another part of the official tournament website the tournament has ended!  Grandmaster Konstantin Chernyshov  (pictured below)

who lives in Voronezh, and who was the 46th highest-rated player in the A-tournament has pulled a big upset by winning the A section at the 2010 Moscow Open! Congratulations GM Chernyslov!

In the Women's event, two players, Salome Melia and Nazi Paikidze (pictured above)  finished in a tie for first place, with Nazi Paikidze winning the event on a tie-break. Congratulations to Miss Paikidze!

Source of images: Jan Lagrain photographer of GM Chernyslov 

Source of image of Nazi Paikidze:

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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.