Kramnik Wins President's Cup

Kramnik Wins President's Cup

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
May 2, 2010, 2:29 AM |
32 | Chess Event Coverage

A very strong rapid tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan, has been won by former world champion Vladimir Kramnik.

The 'President's Cup' competition featured four Azerbaijani players and four overseas players in a round-robin event. Besides Kramnik, the 'Rest of the World' contingent comprised Gata Kamsky, Judith Polgar and Emil Suvovsky*.

Mamedyarov started strongly with wins against Kramnik and Polgar, but by the end of the tournament missed out on first place on tie-breaks.

The time control was an unforgiving 25 minutes/game with no increment.

The final table:


 Kramnik, Vladimir    RUS   2790 *   0 1 1 ½   1 1 ½   5

 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  AZE  2760 1 *  0 ½  1 1 1 ½  5

 Kamsky, Gata  USA  2702 0 1 *  1 ½  ½  1 1 5

 Radjabov, Teimour  AZE  2740 0 ½  0 *  ½  1 ½  1  

 Polgar, Judit  HUN  2682 ½  0 ½  ½  *  ½  0 1 3

 Sutovsky, Emil  ISR  2650 0 0 ½  0 ½  *  1 1 3

 Mamedov, Rauf  AZE  2639 0 0 0 ½  1 0 *  ½  2

 Guseinov, Gadir  AZE  2609 ½  ½  0 0 0 0 ½  *   

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Although Sutovsky is an Israeli and played for the 'Rest of World' team, he was actually born in Baku!

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