Saturday, December 13, 2008

Poor Pearl Spring Tournament Live Game Coverage

I'm very disappointed on the way the webmasters of the Pearl Spring Chess Tournament is handling the live coverage of the games from Nanjing, China. All you see is total black of emptiness then the discussion forum if you scroll down the page a little bit and nothing else! Round three is over and there's still no sign of improvement whatsoever. Just to think that Nanjing is just few hundreds of miles away from Manila is something you will not totally expect. I haven't encounter this kind of poor live game coverage in months. Anyways, Chessdom is doing a great job of covering the Live Games, complete with insightful commentaries. This is one of those many things in life that form is firstly prioritize over function. Alas! considering that the Pearl Spring is the toughest and most prestigious chess tournament to be held thus far in China...

Live and replays of games can be view from the Tournament Official website and I say good luck folks!

Rank Name Fed/Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts
1 Aronian Levon ARM 2757 *** 1 ½

½ 2
2 Vassily Ivanchuk UKR 2786 0 ***

½ ½ 1
3 Sergei Movsesian SVK 2732 ½
*** 0 1
4 Bu Xiangzhi CHN 2714

1 *** ½ ½ 2
5 Peter Svidler RUS 2727
½ 0 ½ ***
6 Veselin Topalov BUL 2791 ½ ½

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