Ivanchuk Wins Jermuk Grand Prix

Ivanchuk Wins Jermuk Grand Prix

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Aug 23, 2009, 12:17 PM |
2 | Chess Event Coverage

An exciting last round in the Jermuk Grand Prix saw Vassily Ivanchuk (pictured) win with the black pieces to finish the undefeated sole winner on 8.5/13.

A great result for the popular Ukrainian, who re-enters the world's top 10 after a recent poor run of form saw his world ranking slide.

Spare a thought for Peter Leko, who entered the final round tied with Ivanchuk on 7.5/12 but lost his final round game against Boris Gelfand to finish fifth.  It was Leko's only loss of a closely fought tournament.

That win for Gelfand lifted him into a share of second place with Aronian, who also won his last round game against backmarker Inarkiev.  As a result, Aronian clinches first place in the Grand Prix series as he cannot be caught with one tournament to go.  Congratulations Lev!

The final standings:

1 Ivanchuk, Vassily   UKR   *   ½   1 ½   ½   1 ½   ½   ½   ½   ½   1 ½   1   
2 Aronian, Levon  ARM  ½  *  1 0 ½  1 ½  0 ½  1 1 ½  1 ½  8
3 Gelfand, Boris  ISR  0 0 *  1 1 ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  1 1 1 8
4 Kasimdzhanov, Rustam  UZB  ½  1 0 *  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  1 1  
5 Leko, Peter  HUN  ½  ½  0 ½  *  ½  1 ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  1 1  
6 Alekseev, Evgeny  RUS  0 0 ½  ½  ½  *  ½  1 ½  1 ½  ½  1 1  
7 Karjakin, Sergey  UKR  ½  ½  ½  ½  0 ½  *  ½  1 ½  ½  1 ½  ½  7
8 Eljanov, Pavel  UKR  ½  1 ½  ½  ½  0 ½  *  ½  0 ½  ½  ½  1  
9 Bacrot, Etienne  FRA  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  0 ½  *  ½  1 ½  0 ½  6
10 Kamsky, Gata  USA  ½  0 ½  ½  ½  0 ½  1 ½  *  0 ½  1 ½  6
11 Jakovenko, Dmitry  RUS  ½  0 ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  0 1 *  ½  0 0 5
12 Akopian, Vladimir  ARM  0 ½  0 ½  ½  ½  0 ½  ½  ½  ½  *  ½  ½  5
13 Inarkiev, Ernesto  RUS  ½  0 0 0 0 0 ½  ½  1 0 1 ½  *  ½   
14 Cheparinov, Ivan  BUL  0 ½  0 0 0 0 ½  0 ½  ½  1 ½  ½  *  4

 





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