Motylev Wins Poikovsky

Motylev Wins Poikovsky

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jun 12, 2009, 3:27 PM |
9 | Chess Event Coverage

The 10th International Poikovsky Tournament in Russia has concluded with Alexander Motylev (pictured) finishing a clear winner by a full point with a score of 7/9. 

Motylev was the only player to remain undefeated throughout the tournament, achieving 5 wins and 4 draws.  He beat his nearest rival, Vugar Gashimov in the penultimate round and managed a draw in a thrilling final round encounter with Viktor Bologan.

In stark contrast, the pre-tournament favourite and MTel champion Alexei Shirov, blew a fuse and finished last on a meagre 2/9, losing buckets of rating points in the process!

The final standings were:


Motylev, Alexander   RUS   2677 
*   1 1 ½   1 ½   ½   1 ½   1 7

Gashimov, Vugar  AZE  2730 
0 *  ½  ½  ½  1 1 1 ½  1 6

Sutovsky, Emil  ISR  2660 
0 ½  *  1 ½  1 ½  ½  ½  ½  5

Inarkiev, Ernesto  RUS  2676 
½  ½  0 *  0 ½  ½  1 1 1 5

Rublevsky, Sergei  RUS  2702 
0 ½  ½  1 *  ½  ½  1 0 ½   

Bologan, Viktor  MDA  2690 
½  0 0 ½  ½  *  ½  1 1 ½   

Onischuk, Alexander  USA  2684 
½  0 ½  ½  ½  ½  *  0 1 1  

Naiditsch, Arkadij  GER  2700 
0 0 ½  0 0 0 1 *  1 1  

Efimenko, Zahar  UKR  2682 
½  ½  ½  0 1 0 0 0 *  ½  3
10 
Shirov, Alexei  ESP  2745 
0 0 ½  0 ½  ½  0 0 ½  *  2

 

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