Tradewise Gibraltar, 8-9: Anton's 2nd chance by Colin McGourty

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Feb 1, 2017, 7:10 PM |
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21-year-old Spaniard David Anton beat Veselin Topalov in Round 9 of the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters to take the sole lead before Thursday’s final round. He’s been here before, since he was also the only player to take the sole lead in the 2016 Masters! The 7 players half a point back include Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Boris Gelfand, but also Ju Wenjun, who spent her 26th birthday beating Hou Yifan and crossing 2600 for the first time in her career.

 

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David Anton finished runner-up in the 2014 European Championship, but winning in Gibraltar would be a career best result | photo: Sophie Triay, Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival

 

You can replay all the Tradewise Gibraltar Masters games using the selector below:

 

1
GM Vachier-Lagr. (6½) 2796
½ - ½
GM Yu, Yangyi (6½) 2738
2
GM Topalov, V. (6½) 2739
0 - 1
GM Anton Guijar. (6½) 2650
3
GM Nakamura, H. (6½) 2785
½ - ½
GM Caruana, F. (6) 2827
4
GM Adams, M. (6) 2751
1 - 0
GM Sethuraman, S.P. (6) 2637
5
GM Gelfand, B. (6) 2721
1 - 0
GM Stefanova, A. (6) 2512
6
GM Howell, D. W. (6) 2655
½ - ½
GM Matlakov, M. (6) 2701
7
GM Cheparinov (6) 2689
1 - 0
GM Fridman, D. (5½) 2594
8
GM Edouard, R. (5½) 2613
1 - 0
GM Short, N. D. (6) 2675
9
GM Akobian, V. (6) 2633
½ - ½
GM Fressinet, L. (6) 2660
10
GM Ju, Wenjun (6) 2583
1 - 0
GM Maze, S. (5) 2613
11
GM Svidler, P. (5½) 2748
½ - ½
GM Donchenko, A. (5½) 2559
12
GM Vitiugov, N. (5½) 2724
½ - ½
GM Deac, B. (5½) 2572
13
GM L. B. M. R (5½) 2587
½ - ½
GM Naiditsch, A. (5) 2702
14
GM Kovalenko, I. (5½) 2684
1 - 0
GM Muzychuk, A. (5) 2558
15
GM Shankland, S. (5½) 2674
½ - ½
GM Libiszewski (5) 2545
16
GM Piorun, K. (5½) 2651
½ - ½
IM Krysa, L. (5½) 2491
17
GM Del Rio De A.. (5½) 2527
0 - 1
GM Sutovsky, E. (5½) 2628
18
GM Lagarde, M. (5½) 2594
0 - 1
IM Steinberg, N. (5½) 2486
19
GM Mikhalevski (5½) 2504
0 - 1
GM Gledura, B. (5½) 2589
20
GM Ivanchuk, V. (5) 2752
1 - 0
IM Carlstedt, J. (5½) 2413
21
GM Lemos, Damian (6) 2516
½ - ½
GM Ganguly, S. (5) 2657
22
GM Iturrizaga B. (5) 2652
1 - 0
GM Cramling, Pia (4½) 2454
23
IM Batsiashvili (4½) 2492
0 - 1
GM Hou, Yifan (5) 2651
24
IM Dragnev, V. (5) 2492
½ - ½