Cheparinov Loses In 5th Round at Sochi

Cheparinov Loses In 5th Round at Sochi

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Aug 4, 2008, 11:43 AM |
3 | Chess Event Coverage

Cheparinov Slips To Lose Sole Lead

There were two decisive games in round 4 at the Sochi FIDE Grand Prix.  Raise a cheer for Mohamad Al-Modiakhi who beat David Navara to get back to a level score.  The other loser was Teimour Radjabov who played the Sicilian Dragon against Peter Svilder and came out second best in an exciting game.

However, Radjabov bounced back to be the only winner in round 5 by beating Cheparinov (pictured) in yet another sharp opening - this time the Anti-Meran Gambit.  Uncompromising chess from Radjabov! Some days you give a lesson; some days you receive one!

Radjabov and Grischuk therefore join Cheparinov as joint leaders with scores of 3/5.

The results in Round 4:

Cheparinov, Ivan - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 41 C42 Petroff's Defence
Gashimov, Vugar - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 23 B43 Sicilian Paulsen
Svidler, Peter - Radjabov, Teimour 1-0 41 B76 Sicilian Modern Dragon
Jakovenko, Dmitry - Wang Yue ½-½ 74 D17 Slav Defence
Kamsky, Gata - Aronian, Levon ½-½ 37 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Al-Modiahki, Mohamad - Navara, David 1-0 48 B40 Sicilian Classical
Karjakin, Sergey - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 25 C42 Petroff's Defence

 

The results in round 5:

Radjabov, Teimour - Cheparinov, Ivan 1-0 38 D43 Anti-Meran Gambit
Grischuk, Alexander - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 24 B96 Sicilian Najdorf
Gelfand, Boris - Kamsky, Gata ½-½ 37 A13 Reti Opening
Wang Yue - Gashimov, Vugar ½-½ 42 E35 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Al-Modiahki, Mohamad ½-½ 31 B19 Caro Kann
Aronian, Levon - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 34 A17 English Opening
Navara, David - Jakovenko, Dmitry ½-½ 29 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence

 

The standings after round 5:

1  Radjabov, Teimour   AZE   2744 3
2  Cheparinov, Ivan  BUL  2687 3
3  Grischuk, Alexander  RUS  2728 3
4  Gashimov, Vugar  AZE  2717  
5  Svidler, Peter  RUS  2738  
6  Gelfand, Boris  ISR  2720  
7  Jakovenko, Dmitry  RUS  2709  
8  Kamsky, Gata  USA  2723  
9  Wang Yue  CHN  2704  
10  Al-Modiahki, Mohamad  QAT  2556  
11  Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR  2781  
12  Aronian, Levon  ARM  2737  
13  Karjakin, Sergey  UKR  2727 2
14  Navara, David  CZE  2646  

 

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