Final Standings In Nanjing

Final Standings In Nanjing

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Oct 30, 2010, 8:09 AM |
21 | Chess Event Coverage

Magnus Carlsen had already claimed first place in the 2010 Nanjing Pearl Springs Masters, but the minor places were still up for grabs in the final round.

The crucial game was between Anand and Bacrot, both level on 5/9 so that the winner would take second place.  Anand had lost to the Frenchman in their previous game, but he made no mistake this time, earning a well-deserved victory to finish second with 6/10.

The home favourite Wang Yue was still without a win, but he came agonisingly close in the last round against Topalov.  Unfortunately, he failed to convert a winning position and ultimately handed the full point to Topalov.

Carlsen didn't rest on his laurels either, showing a steely determination to claim yet another win to finish the competition.  However, Gashimov clung on gamely and held for a draw after five hours play.

The final standings at Nanjing 2010:

 Carlsen, Magnus 2826 * * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 7
 Anand, Viswanathan 2800 ½ ½ * * 0 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 6
 Bacrot, Etienne 2716 0 ½ 1 0 * * 1 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 5
 Gashimov, Vugar 2719 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * * ½ ½ ½ ½
 Topalov, Veselin 2803 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ * * ½ 1
 Wang Yue 2732 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * * 3

 

Carlsen won last year's Pearl Springs event with a staggering score of 8/10 and a performance of over 3000 Elo.  This year he only scored 7/10 and had a performance of over 2900 Elo.  Wink

The latest official FIDE rating list will be published soon, and assuming they take the Nanjing event into account, the top ten should look something like this (according to the live rating website by Hans Arild Runde):

 Rank  Name Rating
 1  Carlsen 2813.0
 2  Anand 2804.4
 3  Aronian 2801.4
 4  Kramnik 2790.6
 5  Grischuk 2771.0
 6  Topalov 2770.3
 7  Ivanchuk 2764.2
 8  Mamedyarov 2763.1
 9  Karjakin 2759.9
 10  Wang Yue 2745.1

 

 

 

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