Experience Team Fight Back

Experience Team Fight Back

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Aug 18, 2010, 12:59 PM |
13 | Chess Event Coverage

After a slow start in the first few rounds at the NH Tournament in Amsterdam, the Experience team has clawed back ground against the Rising Stars to trail by just a single point after six rounds.

The fourth round saw wins for Svidler, Ljubojevic and Nielsen; round five was then evenly matched, but the experience team edged round six thanks to wins from Gelfand and Van Wely.

That leaves the score as Rising Stars 15.5 - Experience 14.5.

In the race for the top spot among the Rising Stars, and the much sought-after invite to Melody Amber next year, Anish Giri (pictured) leads Hikaru Nakamura by half a point.

The results in rounds four to six:

Round Four
Svidler – Nakamura   1- 0
Gelfand – Caruana  ½ - ½
Ljubojevic – So  1 - 0
van Wely – Giri  0 - 1
Nielsen – Howell  1 - 0
Round Five
Nakamura – Gelfand   0 - 1
Caruana – Ljubojevic  ½ - ½
So – van Wely  ½ - ½
Giri – Nielsen  1 - 0
Howell – Svidler  ½ - ½
Round Six
Ljubojevic – Nakamura   0 - 1
van Wely – Caruana  1 - 0
Nielsen – So  ½ - ½
Svidler – Giri  ½ - ½
Gelfand – Howell  1 - 0

 

The individual standings after round six:

Experience


Gelfand, Boris  ISR 
2739 4.5
Svidler, Peter  RUS  2734 3.0
Van Wely, Loek  NED  2677 2.5
Nielsen, Peter Heine  DEN  2700 2.5
Ljubojevic, Ljubomir  SRB  2572 2.0
Rising Stars


Giri, Anish  NED  2672 4.0
Nakamura, Hikaru  USA  2729 3.5
Caruana, Fabiano  NED  2672 3.0
Howell, David W L  ENG  2616 2.5
So, Wesley  PHI  2674 2.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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