Elista Grand Prix Ends In Three-Way Tie

Elista Grand Prix Ends In Three-Way Tie

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Dec 29, 2008, 8:10 AM |
2 | Chess Event Coverage

The last three rounds of the Elista Grand Prix saw only one decisive game in each round as the players either tired or simply decided to settle for draws.  The decisive games and some of the harder fought draws can be found below.


The status of the Grand Prix is still in doubt after it's importance was effectively diminished by changes to the WCC qualifying cycle announced by FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (pictured).  However, following many protests at the unfairness of changing the rules during the current WCC cycle, it's still possible that Ilyumzhinov may change his mind.


In the meantime, the final standings in the 3rd Grand Prix event in Elista were:


 Radjabov, Teimour    AZE    2751 *   ½   ½   ½   ½   1 ½   ½   1 ½   1 1 ½   0 8

 Jakovenko, Dmitry   RUS   2737 ½  *  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  1 1 ½  ½  ½  ½  1 8

 Grischuk, Alexander   RUS   2719 ½  ½  *  0 1 ½  ½  1 ½  ½  1 1 ½  ½  8

 Gashimov, Vugar   AZE   2703 ½  ½  1 *  0 ½  1 ½  ½  ½  ½  1 ½  ½   

 Lékó, Peter   HUN   2747 ½  ½  0 1 *  0 ½  ½  ½  1 ½  ½  ½  ½   

 Bacrot, Etienne   FRA   2705 0 ½  ½  ½  1 *  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½   

 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar   AZE   2731 ½  ½  ½  0 ½  ½  *  ½  ½  ½  ½  1 ½  ½   

 Wang Yue   CHN   2736 ½  0 0 ½  ½  ½  ½  *  ½  1 ½  1 ½  ½   

 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam   UZB   2672 0 0 ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  *  1 0 ½  1 1  
10 
 Cheparinov, Ivan   BUL   2696 ½  ½  ½  ½  0 ½  ½  0 0 *  1 0 1 1 6
11 
 Alekseev, Evgeny   RUS   2715 0 ½  0 ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  1 0 *  0 1 ½   
12 
 Eljanov, Pavel   UKR   2720 0 ½  0 0 ½  ½  0 0 ½  1 1 *  ½  1  
13 
 Akopian, Vladimir   ARM   2679 ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  0 0 0 ½  *  ½  5
14 
 Inarkiev, Ernesto   RUS   2669 1 0 ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  0 0 ½  0 ½  *  5


and the overall standings after 3 events out of a planned 6 are:

Player    Baku Sochi  Elista Total   Played 
 Teimour Radjabov (AZE)    60.00  150.00  153.33  363.33   3
 Wang Yue (CHN)    153.33  120.00  80.00  353.33   3
 Vugar Gashimov (AZE)    153.33  65.00  110.00  328.33   3
 Alexander Grischuk (RUS)    105.00  45.00  153.33  303.33   3
 Dmitry Jakovenko (RUS)       90.00  153.33  243.33   2
 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE)    105.00     80.00  185.00   2
 Levon Aronian (ARM)       180.00     180.00   1
 Gata Kamsky (USA)    60.00  120.00     180.00   2
 Peter Svidler (RUS)    85.00  90.00     175.00   2
 Sergey Karjakin (UKR)    60.00  90.00     150.00   2
 Ivan Cheparinov (BUL)    35.00  45.00  50.00  130.00   3
 Etienne Bacrot (FRA)    15.00     80.00  95.00   2
 Peter Leko (HUN)          80.00  80.00   1
 Rustam Kasimdzhanov (UZB)          80.00  80.00   1
 Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR)       65.00     65.00   1
 David Navara (CZE)    35.00  15.00     50.00   2
 Pavel Eljanov (UKR)          35.00  35.00   1
 Evgeny Alekseev (RUS)          35.00  35.00   1
 Boris Gelfand (ISR)       30.00     30.00   1
 Ernesto Inarkiev (RUS)    15.00     15.00  30.00   2
 Vladimir Akopian (ARM)          15.00  15.00   1


Dmitry Jakovenko:  The only undefeated player in the Elista Grand Prix:

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