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Bacrot Wins In Poikovsky

  • SonofPearl
  • on 10/13/11, 12:27 PM.

Etienne Bacrot (pictured) has won the 12th Poikovsky Tournament with a score of 5½/9, just beating last year's winner Sergey Karjakin by virtue of a superior tie-break score.

The tournament ran from 4-13 October and was the strongest field ever assembled for the event.

Despite the strong line-up the tournament failed to produce much excitement, with a very high number of draws - less than 25% of the games were decisive.

The official website (in Russian) is here.

The final cross-table of results:

 Bacrot, Etienne  FRA 2705 * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1
 Karjakin, Sergey  RUS 2772 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1
 Caruana, Fabiano  ITA 2712 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 5
 Motylev, Alexander  RUS 2690 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 0
 Onischuk, Alexander  USA 2669 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½
 Bruzon, Lazaro  CUB 2682 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ 1 ½
 Laznicka, Viktor  CZE 2701 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 * ½ ½ 1
 Jakovenko, Dmitry  RUS 2716 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 4
 Rublevsky, Sergei  RUS 2681 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½
 Efimenko, Zahar  UKR 2703 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ *

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • 3 years ago

    Twobit

    Draws are becoming the trend more and more. At the same time chess is becoming more and more boring. If a game is ending in draw, there should be some sort of overtime, penalty kicks, whatever...Imagine the NFL with draws all the time...

  • 3 years ago

    _valentin_

    No wonder GM Onischuk is known for bring a tough nut to crack; all those rated 50-100 points above him could find no way to defeat him.
  • 3 years ago

    dracoms

    Onischuck drew every game haha. :)

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