Fabiano Caruana Wins 2012 Reykjavik Open

Fabiano Caruana Wins 2012 Reykjavik Open

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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

 

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