Kramnik Wins In Hoogeveen

Kramnik Wins In Hoogeveen

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Oct 22, 2011, 1:37 PM |
29 | Chess Event Coverage

Vladimir Kramnik won the Unive tournament in Hoogeveen with a convincing display.

After a strong start to the event, Kramnik went on to win all three of his games with the white pieces and drew all three with black to finish on top with a score of 4½/6.

The only other decisive game of the event came from Anish Giri, who defeated Judit Polgar in round 5 to claim second place.

The final standings:

Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS 2791 * * 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½
Giri, Anish  NED 2722 0 ½ * * ½ ½ ½ 1 3
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  FRA 2715 ½ 0 ½ ½ * * ½ ½
Polgar, Judit  HUN 2701 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * * 2

 

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Giri came closest to ruffling Kramnik's feathers, but his pressure wasn't quite enough

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Kramnik won his third game with white to clinch first place with a round to spare

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Giri's win against Polgar netted him second place

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Pictures from the official website.

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