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  • Chess Superpower

    I posted this in Armenian Government Forum on Nov 14 2005, 02:16 AM.


    Developed countries are spending millions/billions to attract worldwide outstanding chess masters of different nationalities to play on behalf of their countries and in case of winning they get astronomical rewords from the state budgets and sponsors. I understand that nowadays Armenian State budget can not afford it. But we have rich Armenians who can support our Masters, in terms of ensuring proper living standards for their families, they deserve, and let them devote their time to chess.

    We have generous Armenian; Mr. Kirk Kerkorian, who donated to Armenia more than $260 million USD. Does the donation make major difference in the Armenia’s image worldwide? The answer is no: the results are visible and appreciated only by Armenians and visitors (world doesn’t know much about it). World neither cares much about improved condition of Yerevan roads nor Republican square beautiful pavement.

    But if a “minor” amount of the money above, let say $1 million USD would have been allocated as a prize/compensation for our chess Masters, in advance, at the 38-th World Team Chess Championship, our Masters could win at least the silver medal.

    The controversial results with the USA and Cuba teams, may be interpreted as the chessmasters concession in sake of ensuring their families survival/living (I don’t blame… I say: “may be”).

    World press recognizes that Armenia is one of the World’s Chess Superpowers, and we are very proud for it.

    So if our billionaires will support the Masters a “little bit”(compared with their previous generous donations) they will win silver or gold medals next time, making major improvement in Armenia’s image worldwide. Lets recognize that $1 million USD compensation is nothing, compared with the “Chess Superpower” title. USA and other developed countries, for sure, will pay billions to get it, in our case one million is enough.

    In addition, if our team wins three times the bronze medal, and we won China (with population 300 times exceeding ours). Therefore our chess school is one of the best in the world. This is why we should advertise our chess school “Know How”; our chess trainers are the best. We should open new chess classes at our schools and departments in Institutes, Universities to attract and teach foreign students & trainers. This is one of Armenia’s competitive advantages.



    March 14-26, 2009 Amber Chess Tournament
    Before the final Round 11 on March 26,2009 Aronian is in the first place ahead of the rest by: 1 point

    Combined

    1 Aronian 13
    2 Anand 12
    3 Carlsen 12
    4 Kramnik 11.5
    5 Leko 10
    6 Kamsky 9.5
    7 Topalov 9.5
    8 Ivanchuk 9.5
    9 Morozevich 9.5
    10 Karjakin 8.5
    11 Radjabov 8
    12 Wang Yue 7

    All the best

    Gevorg
    Last edited by gegev; 04-02-2009, 07:50 AM.

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    Re: Chess Superpower

    March 14-26, 2009 Amber Chess Tournament
    After the final Round 11 on March 26,2009 Aronian is in the first place.

    Combined

    1 Aronian 14
    2 Kramnik 13.5

    etc.

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

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    • #3
      Re: Chess Superpower

      nice

      what did the other armenians get?

      these competitions should be held in yerevan every year lol

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      • #4
        Re: Chess Superpower

        Originally posted by Ari View Post
        nice

        what did the other armenians get?

        these competitions should be held in yerevan every year lol
        Aronian was the only Armenian in the tournament.

        As refers to competitions to be conducted in Yerevan, I heard that the World Chess Team Olympics is preliminarily planned to be held in Yerevan, this year.

        Gegev

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        • #5
          Re: Chess Superpower

          FIDE Grand Prix
          NALCHIK 2009
          14th-30th April

          Round 2

          1 Aronian Levon 2.0
          2 Grischuk Alexander 1.5
          3 Svidler Peter 1.5
          4 Leko Peter 1.0
          5 Bacrot Etienne 1.0
          6 Karjakin Sergey 1.0
          7 Kamsky Gata 1.0
          8 Alekseev Evgeny 1.0
          9 Kasimdzhanov Rustam 1.0
          10 Eljanov Pavel 1.0
          11 Ivanchuk Vassily 0.5
          12 Gelfand Boris 0.5
          13 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 0.5
          14 Akopian Vladimir 0.5


          Congratulations Aronian is in first place!

          Regards,

          Gegev
          Last edited by gegev; 04-16-2009, 08:19 AM.

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          • #6
            Re: Chess Superpower

            FIDE Grand Prix
            NALCHIK 2009
            14th-30th April

            The winner of the Grand Prix series will play in 2011 in the Candidate event of the World Championship Cycle.

            Round 4

            1 Grischuk Alexander 3.0
            2 Aronian Levon 2.5
            3 Leko Peter 2.5
            4 Karjakin Sergey 2.5
            5 Kamsky Gata 2.5
            6 Alekseev Evgeny 2.5
            7 Bacrot Etienne 2.0
            8 Svidler Peter 2.0
            9 Ivanchuk Vassily 1.5
            10 Gelfand Boris 1.5
            11 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 1.5
            12 Kasimdzhanov Rustam 1.5
            13 Eljanov Pavel 1.5
            14 Akopian Vladimir 1.0


            Sorted by ELO ratings.
            Last edited by gegev; 04-20-2009, 04:31 AM.

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            • #7
              Re: Chess Superpower

              FIDE Grand Prix
              NALCHIK 2009
              14th-30th April

              The winner of the Grand Prix series will play in 2011 in the Candidate event of the World Championship Cycle.

              Round 5

              1 Grischuk Alexander 3.5
              3 Aronian Levon 3.0
              4 Leko Peter 3.0
              5 Karjakin Sergey 3.0
              6 Alekseev Evgeny 3.0
              7 Bacrot Etienne 2.5
              2 Svidler Peter 2.5
              14 Kamsky Gata 2.5
              8 Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2.5
              9 Gelfand Boris 2.0
              10 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2.0
              11 Akopian Vladimir 2.0
              12 Eljanov Pavel 2.0
              13 Ivanchuk Vassily 1.5


              Sorted by ELO ratings.
              Last edited by gegev; 04-20-2009, 04:27 AM.

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              • #8
                Re: Chess Superpower

                Cmon LEVON!!! UR FALLING BEHIND DAMNIT!!!

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                • #9
                  Re: Chess Superpower

                  FIDE Grand Prix
                  NALCHIK 2009
                  14th-30th April

                  The winner of the Grand Prix series will play in 2011 in the Candidate event of the World Championship Cycle.

                  Round 6

                  1 Aronian Levon 4.0
                  2 Leko Peter 3.5
                  3 Grischuk Alexander 3.5
                  4 Svidler Peter 3.5
                  5 Alekseev Evgeny 3.5
                  6 Bacrot Etienne 3.0
                  7 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 3.0
                  8 Karjakin Sergey 3.0
                  9 Kamsky Gata 3.0
                  10 Akopian Vladimir 3.0
                  11 Kasimdzhanov Rustam 3.0
                  12 Gelfand Boris 2.5
                  13 Eljanov Pavel 2.0
                  14 Ivanchuk Vassily 1.5

                  Sorted by ELO ratings.

                  Congratualations Aronian is in first place!!!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Chess Superpower

                    Who really cares about Chess?
                    Positive vibes, positive taught

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