Losers become winners in Baku

Losers become winners in Baku

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Apr 29, 2008, 12:18 PM |
2 | Chess Event Coverage

Inarkiev and Mamedyarov win in round 8 

Two players on the losing side in yesterday's round turned the tables today to win their 8th round games.  Ernesto Inarkiev of Russia beat David Navara to swap their places at the bottom of the table and the Azerbaijani Mamedyarov (pictured) beat Sergei Karjakin to move back up to a level score.

All other games were drawn leaving Vugar Gashimov as the surprise leader for another round. 

The full results in round 8:

Gashimov, Vugar - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½ 28 C55 Two Knights Defence
Wang Yue - Adams, Michael ½-½ 33 E12 Queens Indian Petrosian
Carlsen, Magnus - Cheparinov, Ivan ½-½ 51 A29 English Four Knights
Kamsky, Gata - Bacrot, Etienne ½-½ 54 D15 Slav Defence
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 66 E15 Queens Indian
Svidler, Peter - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 37 C72 Ruy Lopez Modern Steinitz
Inarkiev, Ernesto - Navara, David 1-0 43 C88 Ruy Lopez Closed

 

The standings after round 8:

Rank Name Rtg FED Pts Tie-break
1 Gashimov Vugar 2679 AZE 5 20.75
2 Wang Yue 2689 CHN 5 19.00
3 Grischuk Alexander 2716 RUS 5 18.00
4 Carlsen Magnus 2765 NOR 17.75
5 Kamsky Gata 2726 USA 17.00
6 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2752 AZE 4 16.75
7 Radjabov Teimour 2751 AZE 4 16.50
8 Bacrot Etienne 2705 FRA 4 15.25
9 Svidler Peter 2746 RUS 4 15.00
10 Adams Michael 2729 ENG 4 14.50
11 Karjakin Sergey 2732 UKR 12.75
12 Cheparinov Ivan 2695 BUL 3 11.25
13 Inarkiev Ernesto 2684 RUS 3 11.00
14 Navara David 2672 CZE 10.50

 

 


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