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Fabiano Caruana Wins 2012 Reykjavik Open

  • SonofPearl
  • on 3/13/12, 12:55 PM.

The 19 year-old Italian star Fabiano Caruana won the 2012 Reykjavik Open with a score of 7½/9 points, half a point clear of a seven-way tie for second place.

Caruana was a strong ratings favourite for the event, but he was made to sweat in a final round battle with women's world champion Hou Yifan.  Hou had chances to win the game, but let it slip in mutual time-trouble to allow a draw.

Both players gain rating points after the event - Hou is now 2646 Elo and Caruana has crept above Hikaru Nakamura to 2772 (#6 in the world rankings) on the live rating list, much to the American's chagrin.

The top standings:


 Name Nat Elo Pts TB1 TB2
1  Caruana Fabiano ITA 2767 7.5 56.0 44.0
2  Sokolov Ivan NED 2653 7.0 56.0 43.5
3  Navara David CZE 2700 7.0 55.5 44.0
4  Jones Gawain C B ENG 2635 7.0 53.0 41.0
5  Avrukh Boris ISR 2591 7.0 51.5 42.0
6  Hou Yifan CHN 2639 7.0 51.5 40.0
7  Maze Sebastien FRA 2577 7.0 50.0 39.5
8  Danielsen Henrik ISL 2504 7.0 48.5 38.0
9  Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2664 6.5 56.0 44.5
10  Hess Robert L USA 2635 6.5 53.5 42.0
11  L'ami Erwin NED 2611 6.5 52.0 40.0
12  Kryvoruchko Yuriy UKR 2666 6.5 51.5 40.0
13  Stefansson Hannes ISL 2531 6.5 50.0 39.0
14  Papin Vasily RUS 2575 6.5 49.5 39.5
15  Baklan Vladimir UKR 2612 6.5 49.5 38.0
16  Kveinys Aloyzas LTU 2512 6.5 49.0 38.5
17  Steingrimsson Hedinn ISL 2556 6.5 48.5 37.5
18  Halkias Stelios GRE 2588 6.5 48.5 37.5
19  Akshayraj Kore IND 2422 6.0 52.5 42.5
20  Kuzubov Yuriy UKR 2615 6.0 52.5 41.5

 

Reykjavik-Open-2012 - Fabiano Caruana Hou Yifan final round.jpg

 

 

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Comments


  • 2 years ago

    Estragon

    Naka is a real whiner.

  • 2 years ago

    netzach

    Well-done Caruana !

  • 2 years ago

    IM dpruess

    in the video they said Coleman had gotten his third IM norm.

  • 2 years ago

    DESTROYER8

    Nice job to Carauna! I don't see why everyone is making a fuss about Naka. 

  • 2 years ago

    darthgfresh

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  • 2 years ago

    -metalface-

    Im pretty sure Nakamura's tweet is referring to Li Chao and the article on chessbase "Elo oddities: the tortoise and the hare"

  • 2 years ago

    mattoscarson

    naka is a child, its not like caruana doesnt play against 2750 + also

  • 2 years ago

    Lawdoginator

    I understand why Naka is annoyed, but he could have played there to defend his ranking.

  • 2 years ago

    darthgfresh

    DID FM teddy coleman get a IM norm and how many IM  does he have...now?  after reykavik ?

  • 2 years ago

    Arctor

    Nakamura is such a child

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