Gibraltar Round 5: The Straights Narrow

Gibraltar Round 5: The Straights Narrow

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At the midway point the leaderboard has shrunk, though there are many players on 4/5. The rain has departed and the view of the Mediterranean Sea in the sunshine is spectacular.

There are special events every evening. Judit Polgar and Mickey Adams have given Master classes and there was a strong blitz tournament. Even superstar Svidler played! There are amateur tournaments in the morning. Top players also drop by the broadcast booth after their games to discuss them on the live Internet commentary. The world's strongest open tournament is a complete chess festival!

1 GM Adams Michael ENG 2724 4.5 2930
2 GM Sasikiran Krishnan IND 2700 4.5 2909
3 GM Gopal G N IND 2566 4.5 2785
4 GM Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2535 4.5 2760
5 GM Short Nigel D ENG 2677 4.0 2828
6 GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2714 4.0 2807
7 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2747 4.0 2776
8 GM Polgar Judit HUN 2710 4.0 2769
9 GM Bologan Viktor MDA 2680 4.0 2727
10 GM David Alberto LUX 2598 4.0 2714
11 GM Koneru Humpy IND 2589 4.0 2706
12 GM Howell David W L ENG 2603 4.0 2683
13 GM Erdos Viktor HUN 2634 4.0 2657
14 GM Rapport Richard HUN 2543 4.0 2656
15 GM Felgaer Ruben ARG 2571 4.0 2654
16 GM El Debs Felipe De Cresce BRA 2497 4.0 2648
17 GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2641 4.0 2640
18 GM Sutovsky Emil ISR 2703 4.0 2636
19 GM Akobian Varuzhan USA 2617 4.0 2627

 

1 3 GM Adams Michael 2724 1 - 0 GM Brunello Sabino 2581 30
2 15 GM Short Nigel D 2677 ½ - ½ GM Le Quang Liem 2714 5
3 35 GM Gopal G N 2566 1 - 0 GM Laznicka Viktor 2704 8
4 41 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 1 - 0 GM Movsesian Sergei 2700 10
5 11 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2700 1 - 0 GM Hou Yifan 2605 25
6 4 GM Almasi Zoltan 2717 3 ½ - ½ GM Rapport Richard 2543 39
7 1 GM Svidler Peter 2749 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2537 40
8 2 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2747 3 1 - 0 3 IM Huschenbeth Niclas 2518 47
9 48 GM Kanep Meelis 2509 3 0 - 1 3 GM Polgar Judit 2710 6
10 7 GM Shirov Alexei 2710 3 ½ - ½ 3 GM Gallagher Joseph G 2505 50
11 9 GM Sutovsky Emil 2703 3 1 - 0 3 GM Baron Tal 2498 53
12 54 GM El Debs Felipe De Cresce 2497 3 1 - 0 3 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2699 12

 

Mickey Adams after his fifth round win (photo by Ray Morris-Hill)

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Leading pairings for round 6:

1 35 GM Gopal G N 2566
GM Adams Michael 2724 3
2 41 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535
GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2700 11
3 23 GM Erdos Viktor 2634 4
4 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2747 2
4 24 GM Akobian Varuzhan 2617 4
4 GM Le Quang Liem 2714 5
5 6 GM Polgar Judit 2710 4
4 GM Felgaer Ruben 2571 33
6 27 GM Howell David W L 2603 4
4 GM Sutovsky Emil 2703 9
7 28 GM David Alberto 2598 4
4 GM Bologan Viktor 2680 14
8 29 GM Koneru Humpy 2589 4
4 GM Short Nigel D 2677 15
9 22 GM Negi Parimarjan 2641 4
4 GM Rapport Richard 2543 39
10 8 GM Laznicka Viktor 2704
4 GM El Debs Felipe De Cresce 2497 54

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