71st Armenian Championship. The Highest League

Here are the results of the first round:

GM Grigoryan Avetik ½ – ½ GM Petrosian Tigran L
GM Hovhannisyan Robert 1 – 0 GM Kotanjian Tigran
GM Pashikian Arman 1 – 0 GM Minasian Artashes
GM Andriasian Zaven ½ – ½ GM Minasian Ara
GM Melkumyan Hrant 1 – 0 GM Petrosian Davit G
GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ½ – ½ GM Anastasian Ashot

The official website of the event is http://www.chessfed.am/index.php?Lang=2

You can view the games at http://www.chessfed.am/index.php?Page=Live&Lang=2

Round 8 of the 68th Georgian Women’s Championship 2011

The leaders have changed complitely in the last two rounds and these are the standings now:

1 IM Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2440 5.5
2 IM Khurtsidze Nino GEO 2436 5.0
3 IM Lomineishvili Maia GEO 2345 4.5
4 IM Melia Salome GEO 2449 4.5
5 IM Javakhishvili Lela GEO 2438 4.0
6 WIM Nikoladze Sopio GEO 2254 4.0
7 WIM Danelia Mariam GEO 2248 4.0
8 IM Khukhashvili Sopiko GEO 2437 3.5
9 IM Purtseladze Maka GEO 2323 3.5
10 WGM Batsiashvili Nino GEO 2396 3.0
11 WGM Paikidze Nazi GEO 2455 2.5
12 WIM Mikadze Miranda GEO 2362 2.5
13 WIM Arabidze Meri GEO 2315 1.5

More on pairings, results and games is on http://chess-results.com/tnr42551.aspx?art=2&lan=1&flag=30&m=-1&wi=1000

73rd Tata Steel Chess Tournament – round 4

Aronian and Anand won quickly today against Nepomniaschy and Wang Hao respectively. Shirov has lost another game, this time to Vachier-Lagrave. Hopefully he will recover as it is difficult to see such a strong and brilliant player being last. Bad day for the ladies in C group today as they both lost.

You can watch the games at http://www.tatasteelchess.com/tournament/livegames

Standings in Group A:

1-2. V. Anand, H. Nakamura 3
3-5. L. Aronian, A. Giri, M. Vachier-Lagrave 2½
6-10. V. Kramnik, E. l’Ami, I. Nepomniachtchi, R. Ponomariov, J. Smeets 2
11-12. M. Carlsen, A. Grischuk 1½
13. W. Hao 1
14. A. Shirov ½

Standings in Group B:

1. L. McShane 3½
2-5. Z. Efimenko, L. Fressinet, D. Navara, G. Sargissian 2½
6-9. F. Nijboer, W. So, W. Spoelman, R. Wojtaszek 2
10-12. L. Chao, S. Ganguly, V. Tkachiev 1½
13-14. J. Hammer, L. Liem 1

Standings in Group C:

1. D. Vocaturo 3½
2-3. M. Bluvshtein, I. Nyzhnyk 3
4-6. B. Bok, K. Lahno, S. Siebrecht 2½
7-9. T. Sachdev, D. Swiercz, M. van der Werf 2
10. I. Ivanisevic 1½
11-13. M. Kazhgaleyev, R. Pruijssers, R. van Kampen 1
14. J.W. de Jong ½

Official website – http://www.tatasteelchess.com/

73rd Tata Steel Chess Tournament – round 3

Incredible results happened in the A group today. Carlsen blundered a piece today against Giri and lost. The whole game was weird. Watch it at http://www.tatasteelchess.com/tournament/livegames . Nakamura played a very interesting game against Shirov. In the B group McShane is leading with 3 out of 3! An outstanding result so far! In Group C we have two leaders with 2.5 points – Lahno and Vocaturo.

Standings in A group:

1. H. Nakamura 2½
2-4. V. Anand, A. Giri, I. Nepomniachtchi 2
5-10. L. Aronian, V. Kramnik, E. l’Ami, R. Ponomariov, J. Smeets, M. Vachier-Lagrave 1½
11-13. M. Carlsen, A. Grischuk, W. Hao 1
14. A. Shirov ½

Group B:

1. L. McShane 3
2-4. Z. Efimenko, D. Navara, G. Sargissian 2
5-10. L. Fressinet, S. Ganguly, F. Nijboer, W. So, W. Spoelman, R. Wojtaszek 1½
11-12. L. Liem, V. Tkachiev 1
13-14. L. Chao, J. Hammer ½

Group C:

1-2. K. Lahno, D. Vocaturo 2½
3-6. M. Bluvshtein, I. Nyzhnyk, T. Sachdev, S. Siebrecht 2
7. B. Bok 1½
8-13. I. Ivanisevic, M. Kazhgaleyev, R. Pruijssers, D. Swiercz, M. van der Werf, R. van Kampen 1
14. J.W. de Jong ½

Official website – http://www.tatasteelchess.com/