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Gibraltar Round 8: Sprint To The Finish

  • FM FM_Eric_Schiller
  • on 2/1/12, 9:22 AM.

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Mickey Adams remains the favorite, but there are many contenders, including Hou Yifan who is having a fantastic tournament.

The top results from round eight:

1 3 GM Adams Michael 2724 6 ½ - ½ GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2747 2
2 15 GM Short Nigel D 2677 ½ - ½ GM Almasi Zoltan 2717 4
3 25 GM Hou Yifan 2605 1 - 0 GM Le Quang Liem 2714 5
4 10 GM Movsesian Sergei 2700 ½ - ½ GM Gopal G N 2566 35
5 22 GM Negi Parimarjan 2641 ½ - ½ GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2700 11
6 41 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 0 - 1 5 GM Svidler Peter 2749 1
7 34 GM Jussupow Artur 2569 5 0 - 1 5 GM Shirov Alexei 2710 7
8 8 GM Laznicka Viktor 2704 5 0 - 1 5 GM Howell David W L 2603 27
9 59 GM Zhu Chen 2472 5 ½ - ½ 5 GM Sutovsky Emil 2703 9
10 14 GM Bologan Viktor 2680 5 1 - 0 5 GM Koneru Humpy 2589 29
11 18 GM Parligras Mircea-Emilian 2650 5 0 - 1 5 GM Rapport Richard 2543 39
12 42 GM Del Rio De Angelis Salvador G 2531 5 ½ - ½ 5 GM Gustafsson Jan 2643 21
13 24 GM Akobian Varuzhan 2617 5 1 - 0 5 GM El Debs Felipe De Cresce 2497 54
14 26 GM Fier Alexandr 2603 5 0 - 1 5 GM Salem A R Saleh 2505 51

 

The top standings after round eight:

1 GM Hou Yifan CHN 2605  6.5
2 GM Adams Michael ENG 2724  6.5
3 GM Short Nigel D ENG 2677  6.0
4 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2747  6.0
5 GM Sasikiran Krishnan IND 2700  6.0
6 GM Almasi Zoltan HUN 2717  6.0
7 GM Howell David W L ENG 2603  6.0
8 GM Movsesian Sergei ARM 2700  6.0
9 GM Gopal G N IND 2566  6.0
10 GM Svidler Peter RUS 2749  6.0
11 GM Bologan Viktor MDA 2680  6.0
12 GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2641  6.0
13 GM Shirov Alexei LAT 2710  6.0
14 GM Akobian Varuzhan USA 2617  6.0
15 GM Rapport Richard HUN 2543  6.0
16 GM Salem A R Saleh UAE 2505  6.0

 

Hou Yifan

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Those of you looking for gossip and stories from the bar, sorry. This is the strongest tournament ever and everyone is taking it seriously. No rest days and no draws before move 30 have made it tough to relax.

The top pairings for round nine:


No.
Name Elo
Pts
Pts
Name Elo No.
1 4 GM Almasi Zoltan  2717 6 v GM Adams Michael  2724 3
2 7 GM Shirov Alexei  2710 6 v GM Hou Yifan  2605 25
3 1 GM Svidler Peter  2749 6 v 6 GM Negi Parimarjan  2641 22
4 2 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar  2747 6 v 6 GM Akobian Varuzhan  2617 24
5 27 GM Howell David W L  2603 6 v 6 GM Movsesian Sergei  2700 10
6 39 GM Rapport Richard  2543 6 v 6 GM Sasikiran Krishnan  2700 11
7 35 GM Gopal G N  2566 6 v 6 GM Bologan Viktor  2680 14
8 51 GM Salem A R  Saleh  2505 6 v 6 GM Short Nigel D  2677 15
9 5 GM Le Quang Liem  2714 v IM Muzychuk Anna  2580 32
10 31 GM Kulaots Kaido  2581 v GM Polgar Judit  2710 6
11 9 GM Sutovsky Emil  2703 v GM Nabaty Tamir  2563 36
12 12 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime  2699 v GM Dzagnidze Nana  2535 41
13 62 GM Womacka Mathias  2455 v GM Fridman Daniel  2660 16
14 19 GM Iturrizaga Edoardo  2649 v GM Del Rio De Angelis Salvador
2531 42
15 21 GM Gustafsson Jan  2643 v FM Kuipers Stefan  2391 84
16 23 GM Erdos Viktor  2634 v IM Dvirnyy Daniyyl  2492 55
17 56 GM Cramling Pia  2491 v GM Brunello Sabino  2581 30
18 29 GM Koneru Humpy  2589 5 v GM Zhu Chen  2472 59
19 60 IM Krush Irina  2467 5 v 5 GM Laznicka Viktor  2704 8
20 13 GM Sargissian Gabriel  2683 5 v 5 IM Hanley Craig A  2421 72

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