Morozevich wins in Sarajevo

Morozevich wins in Sarajevo

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jun 2, 2008, 11:47 AM |
3 | Chess Event Coverage

Moro destroys the field in Bosnia

The mercurial Russian genius Alexander Morozevich (pictured) has won the category 18 double round-robin in Sarajevo with an utterly dominant performance, winning the tournament with a round to spare and ending with a score of 7.5/10. 

See one of his impressive wins from the event annotated here

The final scoreboard:

1. Morozevich, Alexander   RUS  2774
* * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1  
2. Dominguez Perez, Lenier   CUB  2695 ½ ½ * * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 6  
3. Movsesian, Sergei   SVK  2695 0 ½ ½ ½ * * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 5  
4. Timofeev, Artyom   RUS  2664 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * * ½ ½ ½ 1  
5. Predojevic, Borki   BIH  2651 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * * ½ 1 4  
6. Sokolov, Ivan NED  
NED  2690 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 * * 3  

 

Morozevich is provisionally ranked number 3 in the world and will shortly be playing again in the rapid "Chess Giants" double round-robin tournament in Yerevan, Armenia from 8-15 June.  This event will feature a stronger line-up to test Moro's form:

 

 Morozevich, Alexander  Russia 2774
 Aronian, Levon  Armenia 2763
 Leko, Peter  Hungary 2741
 Adams, Michael  England 2729
 Gelfand, Boris  Israel 2723
 Bu, Xiangzhi  China 2708
 Akopian, Vladimir  Armenia 2673
 Sargissian, Gabriel  Armenia 2643

 

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