Sing along in Slovenia

11/8/2002 – While Garry Kasparov is chalking up a 3000 Elo performance on board one for the leading Russian team a Slovenian group is singing the praises of the game. Sample: "Chess! Black and White, checkered board's what we play on, your queen and my king can't meet, that's for sure. Closer and closer, your knight took my pawn..." The song and results are here.

The song by the Slovenian group is definitely worth keeping. It is available in English Real or MP3, as well Slovenian Real or MP3. Meanwhile Garry Kasparov and his team from Russia are marching towards victory. Kasparov, who will turn 40 early next year, is displaying an incredible 3000 Elo performance on the top board. You will find links to all games and results at the bottom of this page.


Kasparov in Russia vs Hungary [Photos by Eugeny Atarov]

Top performance by individual players

Board
Player
Age
Elo
Score
Perf.
RUS 1
Kasparov Garry
39
2838
7 8
2985
TJK 1
Amonatov Farrukh
2518
9 10
2850
GEO 6
Gagunashvili Merab
17
2538
5 6
2832
RUS 3
Khalifman Alexander
36
2690
6½ 8
2827
ARM 1
Akopian Vladimir
30
2689
6½ 9
2815
POL 5
Markowski Tomasz
27
2549
7 8
2806
CHN 1
Ye Jiangchuan
41
2667
6½ 10
2778
MDA 1
Bologan Viktor
30
2627
6 8
2777
USA 2
Seirawan Yasser
42
2629
6½ 8
2776
HUN 6
Acs Peter
21
2591
6½ 8
2758
ENG 2
Short Nigel
37
2684
8 11
2757
HUN 2
Polgar Judit
26
2685
8 11
2756
AUS 1
Rogers Ian
42
2557
8 10
2747
ISR 1
Gelfand Boris
34
2704
4 6
2747

Robert Gwaze (2280) on ZIM 1 has scored 9 out of 9, for which no rating can be calculated.

Board
Player
Age
Elo
Score
Perf.
RUS 4
Kosintseva Tatiana
16
2427
8½ 9
2741
CHN 4
Zhao Xue
17
2367
8 9
2667
GEO 1
Chiburdanidze Maia
41
2497
8 10
2646
VIE 1
Hoang Thanh Trang
22
2420
8 10
2629
IND 1
Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman
23
2394
8½ 11
2612
CHN 2
Xu Yuhua
26
2473
8½ 11
2584
RUS 2
Matveeva Svetlana
33
2465
7½ 10
2580
USA 1
Krush Irina
18
2403
7½ 11
2546

The above stastics were calculated Juha Kivijärvi of Finland.

Results of Round 12

Men's results round 12
CRO 1.5 2.5 RUS
GEO 1.5 - 2.5 HUN
CHN 2.5 - 1.5 ENG
UKR 1 - 3 ARM
CAN 2 - 2 POL
Women results round 12
VIE 2 - 1 GEO
CHN 1.5 - 1.5 ARM
RUS 2.5 - 0.5 HUN
POL 1.5 - 1.5 YUG
SLO-B 1.5 - 1.5 SLO-A

Men's standings
1. RUS 34.5 pts.
2. HUN 32.5 pts.
3. ARM 30 pts.
4. GEO 29.5 pts.
Women's standings
1. CHN 25.5 pts.
2. GEO 25.5 pts.
3. RUS 25 pts.
4. POL 23 pts.

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