Morozevich Wins In Saratov

Morozevich Wins In Saratov

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Oct 19, 2011, 10:11 AM |
20 | Chess Event Coverage

Alexander Morozevich has won the Saratov Governor's Cup in Russia with a score of 8½/11.

Morozevich dominated the 12-player single round robin tournament, and his powerful performance has lifted him to #9 on the unofficial world live ranking list.

Top seed Ruslan Ponomariov could only manage a mid-table finish with 5/11, and Alexei Shirov uncharacteristically drew all his games to score 5½/11.

Nikita Vitiugov withdrew due to illness after 9 rounds, and thereby defaulted his two remaining games to Peter Leko and Ni Hua.

Alexander Morozevich demonstrating his third round win in Saratov

Alexander Morozevich Saratov 2011.jpg

 

The final results table:

 Morozevich, Alexander  RUS 2737 * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1
 Tomashevsky, Evgeny  RUS 2710 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 7
 Leko, Peter  HUN 2728 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½
 Alekseev, Evgeny  RUS 2662 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 6
 Shirov, Alexei  ESP 2713 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½
 Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR 2758 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 5
 Roiz, Michael  ISR 2668 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 5
 Moiseenko, Alexander  UKR 2726 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 5
 Eljanov, Pavel  UKR 2683 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 5
 Vitiugov, Nikita  RUS 2726 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 0
 Andreikin, Dmitry  RUS 2705 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 * ½ 4
 Ni, Hua  CHN 2670 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ * 4

 

The time control was 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes to a finish, with a 30 second increment from the first move.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo from the official website.

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