Harikrishna Wins Cappelle la Grande

Harikrishna Wins Cappelle la Grande

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Mar 11, 2012, 9:39 AM |
6 | Chess Event Coverage

Pentala Harikrishna1.jpgThe #3 ranked Indian player Pentala Harikrishna (pictured) won the 2012 Capelle-la-Grande tournament in France.  Harikrishna finished narrowly ahead of his countryman Parimarjan Negi and three other players on tie-break with a score of 7 points.

Harikrishna previously won the B Group tournament at Tata Steel in January, earning himself an invite to the A Group next year.

The competition ran from 3-10 March and featured a very big field of nearly 500 competing for the €30,000 prize fund. The format was a nine round Swiss Open and there were 14 players rated over 2600 Elo.

The top scorers after 9 rounds were:


  Name Nat Elo  Pts TB1 TB2
1  HARIKRISHNA Pentala  IND  2678 7.0 44.5 2783
2  NEGI Parimarjan  IND  2639 7.0 44.0 2699
3  SANIKIDZE Tornike  GEO  2549 7.0 43.0 2670
4  GHARAMIAN Tigran  FRA  2671 7.0 42.0 2715
5  KRAVTSIV Martyn  UKR  2588 7.0 40.5 2669
6  PETROSIAN Tigran  ARM  2643 6.5 44.0 2709
7  LYSYJ Igor  RUS  2656 6.5 43.0 2652
8  ROMANOV Evgeny  RUS  2625 6.5 42.5 2672
9  BANUSZ Tamas  HUN  2583 6.5 42.5 2642
10  RAMIREZ Alejandro  USA  2591 6.5 42.0 2644
11  CORNETTE Matthieu  FRA  2545 6.5 42.0 2624
12  NYZHNYK Illya  UKR  2585 6.5 42.0 2610
13  NAUMKIN Igor  RUS  2452 6.5 42.0 2606
14  BRODSKY Michail  UKR  2558 6.5 42.0 2603
15  ARUTINIAN David  GEO  2553 6.5 41.5 2599
16  MAIOROV Nikita  BLR  2552 6.5 41.5 2592
17  KURNOSOV Igor  RUS  2657 6.5 41.0 2633
18  TOMCZAK Jacek  POL  2555 6.5 41.0 2599
19  LAGARDE Maxime  FRA  2488 6.5 41.0 2594
20  FIER Alexandr  BRA  2599 6.5 40.0 2617
21  KANEP Meelis  EST  2516 6.5 39.5 2557

 

Pentala Harikrishna receiving his prize

Pentala Harikrishna Cappelle la Grande 2012.jpg

 

The time control was 40 moves in 90 minutes, followed by 30 minutes to finish, with a 30 second increment from the start.

 

 

 

 

Pictures from the official website.

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