Gardening in Andros

We enjoy the holidays on Andros island again! The weather is very nice, about 27C instead of 35C in Athens, the wind is pretty strong and the sun is shining! Yesterday we spent the day in the company of my parents in law and aunt in law, today we decided to make some work in the garden with my dad and later going to visit them again!

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News on chess from around the globe

Found two very interesting and recent articles about chess. Hope you like them and possibly find entertaining and even useful!! 🙂

http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/326127/ph-endorses-chess-olympic-inclusion

http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20110710/APN/1107100544?Title=Life-lessons-found-in-chess

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Rethymnon Open Tournament 2011

This event is starting tomorrow! 18 GMs, 11 IMs, 2 WGMs and many others participate.

Top 25 players by rating

1 GM Sandipan Chanda 0 5004225 IND 2656 0
2 GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy 0 14109182 UKR 2652 0 ΣΑ Χανίων
3 GM David Alberto 0 4000013 LUX 2609 0
4 GM Zubarev Alexander 0 14104385 UKR 2597 0 ΟΑΑ “Ηράκλειο”
5 GM Banikas Hristos 11897 4202031 GRE 2593 2585 ΠΣ Περιστερίου
6 GM Nikolov Momchil 0 2905710 BUL 2589 0 Πανιώνιος ΓΣΣ
7 GM Jankovic Alojzije 0 14505959 CRO 2586 0
8 GM Svetushkin Dmitry 0 13900463 MDA 2576 0 ΠΣ Περιστερίου
9 GM Bosiocic Marin 0 14507927 CRO 2573 0 ΕΟΑΟ “Φυσιολάτρης”
10 GM Felgaer Ruben 0 107069 ARG 2573 0
11 IM Ipatov Alexander 0 14116731 ESP 2562 0 U18
12 GM Rychagov Andrey 0 4119932 RUS 2560 0 ΕΕΣ Κορυδαλλού
13 GM Prohaszka Peter 0 726265 HUN 2547 0 Πανιώνιος ΓΣΣ
14 GM Zinchenko Yaroslav 0 14110547 UKR 2543 0
15 GM Kharitonov Alexandr 0 4135202 RUS 2539 0 ΣΑΘ “Γαλαξίας”
16 GM Maiorov Nikita 0 13501720 BLR 2535 0
17 IM Yilmaz Mustafa 0 6302718 TUR 2519 0
18 IM Pap Misa 0 921610 SRB 2507 0
19 GM Can Emre 0 6302181 TUR 2498 0
20 IM Kohlweyer Bernd 0 4600622 GER 2494 0
21 GM Arzumanian Georgy 0 13300660 ARM 2490 0
22 GM Skembris Spyridon 1537 4200020 GRE 2475 2450 ΣΟ Καβάλας
23 IM Georgiadis Ioannis 20415 4208900 GRE 2464 2430 ΕΟΑΟ “Φυσιολάτρης”
24 IM Ashwin Jayaram 0 5018137 IND 2449 0
25 IM Vaibhav Suri 0 5045185 IND 2430 0 U14

Official website of the event is http://www.daor.gr/index.php?chessen

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Oberwart Open 2011 round 1

Top rated players mostly won their games in the 1st round. Here are the top 15 results:

1 59 FM Ulker Ates 2120 0 0 – 1 0 GM Markus Robert 2652 1
2 2 GM Palac Mladen 2592 0 1 – 0 0 Stolterfoht Daniel 2118 60
3 61 Groh Jiri 2116 0 0 – 1 0 GM Perunovic Milos 2570 3
4 4 GM Zelcic Robert 2555 0 1 – 0 0 Kamaryt Thomas 2107 62
5 64 Huber Martin Christian 2096 0 0 – 1 0 GM Hera Imre 2536 5
6 6 GM Sergeev Vladimir 2522 0 1 – 0 0 Koller Hans-Juergen 2088 65
7 66 Hofbauer Peter 2080 0 0 – 1 0 GM Milanovic Danilo 2515 7
8 8 IM Kovacs Gabor 2496 0 1 – 0 0 Haertl Siegfried 2078 67
9 68 Natter Markus 2076 0 0 – 1 0 IM Kovacevic Blazimir 2480 9
10 10 IM Videki Sandor 2460 0 1 – 0 0 Odor Istvan 2071 69
11 71 Meglitsch Konstantin 2068 0 0 – 1 0 IM Gergacz Attila 2436 11
12 12 IM Nemeth Miklos 2433 0 1 – 0 0 Pallitsch Clemens 2067 72
13 73 WFM Novkovic Julia 2066 0 ½ – ½ 0 IM Diermair Andreas 2432 13
14 14 IM Bukal Vladimir Jr 2415 0 1 – 0 0 Aigner Michael 2061 74
15 75 Kiss Robert 2058 0 ½ – ½ 0 IM Danner Georg 2401 15

The heroes of the round were Novkovic Julia and Kiss Robert who drew with IMs Diermair and Danner respectively.

Top 10 pairings of 2nd round:

1 1 GM Markus Robert 2652 1 – 1 FM Neumeier Klaus Mag. 2281 30
2 31 FM Sandhoefner Florian 2270 1 – 1 GM Palac Mladen 2592 2
3 3 GM Perunovic Milos 2570 1 – 1 MK Schwarhofer Christopher 2264 32
4 35 Antal Tibor Kende 2256 1 – 1 GM Zelcic Robert 2555 4
5 5 GM Hera Imre 2536 1 – 1 Radnetter Georg 2257 34
6 37 CM Sadilek Peter 2233 1 – 1 GM Sergeev Vladimir 2522 6
7 7 GM Milanovic Danilo 2515 1 – 1 Makk Robert 2246 36
8 43 NM Schwab Rene Mag.(fh) 2196 1 – 1 IM Kovacs Gabor 2496 8
9 9 IM Kovacevic Blazimir 2480 1 – 1 Klocker Benedikt 2218 38
10 45 NM Wagner Stefan 2194 1 – 1 IM Videki Sandor 2460 10

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FIDE published new ratings – July 2011

Top 100 Players July 2011

1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2821 10 1990
2 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2817 0 1969
3 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2805 4 1982
4 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2788 10 1990
5 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2781 8 1975
6 Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2770 16 1987
7 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2768 20 1969
8 Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2768 4 1975
9 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2765 4 1985
10 Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2764 17 1983
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