Gashimov And Grischuk Lead Grand Prix

Gashimov And Grischuk Lead Grand Prix

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Dec 24, 2008, 12:23 PM |
11 | Chess Event Coverage

Now that the super-tournament at Pearl Springs in Nanjing, China is finished* attention turns again to the Elista Grand Prix which continues to provide a good number of exciting games.

After 9 rounds Vugar Gashimov (pictured) and Alexander Grischuk are joint leaders on 6 points.  Former leader Teimour Radjabov is half a point behind together with Dmitry Jakovenko.

Gashimov's win in round 9 against Mamedyarov was particularly sweet, trapping Mamedyarov's Queen deep in Gashimov's territory (see below).

Today - Christmas Eve - is a rest day, but the players will be playing round 10 on Christmas Day!

Here are the full standings after round 9


 Gashimov, Vugar    AZE   2703 
 6
 2 
 Grischuk, Alexander 
 RUS  2719 
 6

 Jakovenko, Dmitry   RUS  2737 
 5½ 

 Radjabov, Teimour   AZE  2751 
 5½ 

 Inarkiev, Ernesto   RUS  2669 
 4½ 

 Bacrot, Etienne   FRA  2705 
 4½ 

 Wang Yue   CHN  2736 
 4½ 

 Cheparinov, Ivan   BUL  2696 
 4

 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar   AZE  2731 
 4
10 
 Lékó, Peter   HUN  2747 
 4
11 
 Alekseev, Evgeny   RUS  2715 
 4
12 
 Akopian, Vladimir   ARM  2679 
 3½ 
13 
 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam   UZB  2672 
 3½ 
14 
 Eljanov, Pavel   UKR  2720 
 3½ 


The results from recent rounds:

Round 5



 Gashimov, Vugar   Grischuk, Alexander  1-0  64 
 Sicilian Najdorf
 Jakovenko, Dmitry   Bacrot, Etienne  ½-½  38 
 Ruy Lopez Berlin
 Inarkiev, Ernesto   Cheparinov, Ivan  0-1  29 
 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar   Kasimdzhanov, Rustam  ½-½  31 
 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
 Lékó, Peter   Radjabov, Teimour  ½-½  49 
 Sicilian Modern Dragon
 Alekseev, Evgeny   Wang Yue  ½-½  68 
 Sicilian Rossolimo
 Eljanov, Pavel   Akopian, Vladimir  ½-½  25 
 Anti-Meran Gambit
 Round 6 



 Grischuk, Alexander   Eljanov, Pavel  1-0  79 
 Ruy Lopez Berlin
 Radjabov, Teimour   Jakovenko, Dmitry  ½-½  32 
 Petroff's Defence
 Bacrot, Etienne   Inarkiev, Ernesto  ½-½  38 
 Ruy Lopez Marshall
 Cheparinov, Ivan   Gashimov, Vugar  ½-½  68 
 Petroff's Defence
 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar   Lékó, Peter ½-½  110 
 Queens Indian Petrosian
 Akopian, Vladimir   Alekseev, Evgeny  0-1  61 
 Ruy Lopez Breyer
 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam   Wang Yue  ½-½  37 
 Slav Defence
 Round 7 



 Gashimov, Vugar   Bacrot, Etienne  ½-½  31 
 Sicilian Defence
 Jakovenko, Dmitry   Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  ½-½  57 
 Gruenfeld Botvinnik
 Inarkiev, Ernesto   Radjabov, Teimour  1-0  62 
 Sicilian Modern Dragon
 Wang Yue   Akopian, Vladimir  ½-½  46 
 Slav Defence
 Lékó, Peter   Kasimdzhanov, Rustam  ½-½  40 
 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
 Alekseev, Evgeny   Grischuk, Alexander  0-1  50 
 King's Indian without Nc3
 Eljanov, Pavel   Cheparinov, Ivan  1-0  125 
 Slav Defence
 Round 8 



 Grischuk, Alexander   Wang Yue  1-0  37 
 Slav Defence
 Radjabov, Teimour   Gashimov, Vugar  ½-½  24 
 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
 Bacrot, Etienne   Eljanov, Pavel  ½-½  60 
 Sicilian Sveshnikov
 Cheparinov, Ivan   Alekseev, Evgeny  1-0  35 
 Ruy Lopez Breyer
 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar   Inarkiev, Ernesto  ½-½  51 
 Slav Defence
 Lékó, Peter   Jakovenko, Dmitry  ½-½  49 
 Ruy Lopez Closed
 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam   Akopian, Vladimir  1-0  35 
 Anti-Meran Variations
 Round 9 



 Gashimov, Vugar   Mamedyarov,  Shakhriyar  1-0  32 
 Sicilian Rauzer
 Jakovenko, Dmitry   Kasimdzhanov, Rustam  1-0  34 
 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
 Inarkiev, Ernesto   Lékó, Peter
 ½-½  34 
 Ruy Lopez Marshall
 Wang Yue   Cheparinov, Ivan  1-0  39 
 King's Indian Classical
 Alekseev, Evgeny   Bacrot, Etienne  ½-½  25 
 Blumenfeld Counter Gambit
 Akopian, Vladimir   Grischuk, Alexander  ½-½  33 
 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
 Eljanov, Pavel   Radjabov, Teimour  0-1  40 
 King's Indian Classical


* The only decisive game of the last round in Pearl Spring was a victory for Ivanchuk - his only win of the tournament (see the last game below).

 

 

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