Cap d'Agde Final - Ivanchuk v Nakamura

Cap d'Agde Final - Ivanchuk v Nakamura

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Nov 1, 2008, 1:24 AM |
12 | Chess Event Coverage

The Cap d'Agde rapid tournament has reached the finals stage with Vassily Ivanchuk and Hiraru Nakamura (pictured) set to clash for the title at 5:30 pm local time on 1 November.

The results so far:

Group A

Fabiano Caruana (2640) : 5.5
Vassily Ivanchuk (2786) : 5.0
Maxime Vachier Lagrave (2716) : 4.5
Bu Xiangzhi (2704) : 4.5
Ivan Cheparinov (2696) : 4.0
Alexandra Kosteniuk (2525) : 2.0
Katerina Lahno (2488) : 2.0
Marie Sebag (2533) : 0.5

Group B

Magnus Carlsen (2786) : 5.5
Hikaru Nakamura (2704) : 5.5
Teimour Radjabov (2751) : 5.0
Anatoly Karpov (2651) : 3.5
Hou Yifan (2578) : 3.5
Humpy Koneru (2618) : 2.0
Sebastien Feller (2526) : 2.0
Almira Skripchenko (2455) : 1.0

Karpov defeated Yifan 3-1 in a playoff to qualify for the KO stage.

Quarter-Finals

Carlsen 1.5-0.5 Xiangzhi
Nakamura 1.0-1.0 Vachier Lagrave (2-0 on blitz playoff)
Ivanchuk 1.0-1.0 Radjabov (2-0 on blitz playoff)
Caruana 1.0-1.0 Karpov (0.0-1.5 blitz playoff)

Semi-Finals

Carlsen 1.0-1.0 Ivanchuk (0.5-1.5 blitz playoff)
Nakamura 1.0-1.0 Karpov (2-0 blitz playoff)

The 57 year old Karpov won blitz playoffs against the 14 year old Hou Yifan and the 16 year old Fabiano Caruana before losing out to 20 year old Hiraku Nakamura in the semi-finals!  Their combined ages are still less than his! Well done Anatoly Yevgenyevich!

Some games from the event:

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