Anand Wins Botvinnik Memorial Rapid

Anand Wins Botvinnik Memorial Rapid

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Sep 3, 2011, 11:55 PM |
15 | Chess Event Coverage

After a close contest on the first day, Vishy Anand sealed victory in the Botvinnik Memorial Rapid with two wins on the second day.

Anand started with a draw against Kramik and then beat Aronian with white, and Carlsen with black, to finish clear first on an undefeated 4½/6 points.

In contrast it was a very bad second day for Magnus Carlsen, who lost all his games to finish last.

The time control was 25 minutes plus 10 second increment, and the excellent live video coverage is available to replay here, via the official website.

A separate women's competition in the same format took place alongside the men's event, and Viktorija Cmilyte maintained her lead from the first day to win with 4/6.

The final standings:

1  Anand, Viswanathan  IND 2817 * * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1
2  Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS 2791 ½ ½ * * ½ 0 ½ 1 3
3  Aronian, Levon  ARM 2807 0 0 ½ 1 * * ½ 1 3
4  Carlsen, Magnus  NOR 2823 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 * *

 

The start of a bad day for the world #1 Magnus Carlsen...

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...and the end of a bad day for Carlsen!

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The final women's standings:

1  Cmilyte, Viktorija  LTU 2525 * * 0 1 1 0 1 1 4
2  Danielian, Elina  ARM 2517 1 0 * * 0 1 ½ 1
3  Kosintseva, Tatiana  RUS 2536 0 1 1 0 * * 0 ½
4  Koneru, Humpy  IND 2600 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ * * 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures from the official website
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