ACP Rapid: Jakovenko, Radjabov, Grischuk and Karjakin through

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Yes, that was today's show: Jakovenko, Radjabov, Grischuk and Karjakin qualified for the semi-finals of the 2nd ACP Rapid Cup. The young guard indeed, because for 'oldies' Ivanchuk, Gelfand and Svidler it's now over, and also for Inarkiev. The match of the day was Ivanchuk-Radjabov: first two draws in the rapids, and then Radjabov won the first blitz game. Ivanchuk then managed to equal the score with Black, to be eliminated anyway in a dramatic sudden-death game.

Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS 2720 1.5-0.5 Inarkiev, Ernesto RUS 2681
Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2735 3-2 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2751
Svidler, Peter RUS 2763 0.5-1.5 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2711
Karjakin, Sergey UKR 2732 4-2 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2737


The tournament website on Ivanchuk-Radjabov: "Many people believe that White's advantage in this kind of tie-break is too big. However, Ivanchuk, who won the drawing of lots, selected Black. When he lost on time in a winning position, his opponent still had three full seconds left..."



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