Grischuk regains lead in Baku

Grischuk regains lead in Baku

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Apr 30, 2008, 12:35 PM |
0 | Chess Event Coverage

Grishcuk beats Inarkiev, opens half point lead

In an exciting 9th round, Alexander Grischuk defeated his Russian compatriot Ernesto Inarkiev to open a half point lead in this closely fought opening event of the FIDE Grand Prix.

Gata Gamsky slipped back to an even score after losing to Radjabov, and Mamedyarov and Adams beat Navara and Svidler respectively.  With just four rounds to go, Magnus Carlsen has his work cut out if he is going to justify his status as ranking favourite in this event.

The full results of round 9:

Grischuk, Alexander - Inarkiev, Ernesto 1-0 46 E62 King's Indian 6...Nc6
Radjabov, Teimour - Kamsky, Gata 1-0 44 B41 Sicilian Paulsen
Adams, Michael - Svidler, Peter 1-0 39 B92 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Be2
Bacrot, Etienne - Wang Yue ½-½ 72 C43 Petroff's Defence
Karjakin, Sergey - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 55 B77 Sicilian Modern Dragon
Cheparinov, Ivan - Gashimov, Vugar ½-½ 30 E21 Nimzo Indian 4.Nf3
Navara, David - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1 41 B46 Sicilian Paulsen

 

The standings after round 9: 

Rank Name Rtg FED Pts SB.
1 Grischuk Alexander 2716 RUS 6 22.75
2 Gashimov Vugar 2679 AZE 24.25
  Wang Yue 2689 CHN 24.25
4 Radjabov Teimour 2751 AZE 5 23.00
5 Carlsen Magnus 2765 NOR 5 21.50
6 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2752 AZE 5 21.00
7 Adams Michael 2729 ENG 5 20.50
8 Bacrot Etienne 2705 FRA 20.00
9 Kamsky Gata 2726 USA 19.50
10 Svidler Peter 2746 RUS 4 17.50
11 Karjakin Sergey 2732 UKR 4 17.00
12 Cheparinov Ivan 2695 BUL 15.25
13 Inarkiev Ernesto 2684 RUS 3 12.75
14 Navara David 2672 CZE 11.25


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