Naiditsch Wins in Montreal

Naiditsch Wins in Montreal

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Sep 8, 2009, 10:41 AM |
3 | Chess Event Coverage

The 10th Montreal International ended yesterday with Germany's top ranked player Arkadij Naiditsch (pictured) emerging as the winner.

The 23 year-old Naiditsch won the 12-player round-robin tournament with a score of 7.5/11.  Going into the last round he had been neck-and-neck with Etienne Bacrot, but while Bacrot only managed a draw, Naiditsch beat Vinay Bhat to take undisputed first place.

Chess.com members will be familiar with Vinay Bhat as one of our regular columnists.  It was a good result for Vinay overall, scoring 5/11 against strong opposition, and a memorable victory in a tactical slugfest against Sergei Tiviakov (see below)!

The official website can be found here.  The final standings were:

Naiditsch, Arkadij  GER  2697 *  ½  ½  1 ½  1 0 1 1 ½  1 ½   
Bacrot, Etienne  FRA  2721 ½  *  ½  ½  1 ½  ½  ½  ½  ½  1 1 7
Maze, Sebastien  FRA  2546 ½  ½  *  ½  0 ½  1 ½  ½  1 ½  1  
Kovalyov, Anton  ARG  2557 0 ½  ½  *  1 ½  ½  1 ½  ½  ½  ½  6
Tiviakov, Sergei  NED  2674 ½  0 1 0 *  ½  ½  0 1 1 ½  1 6
Bluvshtein, Mark  CAN  2558 0 ½  ½  ½  ½  *  ½  ½  1 1 ½  0  
Akobian, Varuzhan  USA  2626 1 ½  0 ½  ½  ½  *  ½  ½  ½  0 ½  5
Bhat, Vinay S  USA  2473 0 ½  ½  0 1 ½  ½  *  0 0 1 1 5
Onischuk, Alexander  USA  2699 0 ½  ½  ½  0 0 ½  1 *  1 ½  ½  5
Moiseenko, Alexander  UKR  2682 ½  ½  0 ½  0 0 ½  1 0 *  ½  1  
Shulman, Yuri  USA  2648 0 0 ½  ½  ½  ½  1 0 ½  ½  *  ½   
Roussel, Thomas  CAN  2487 ½  0 0 ½  0 1 ½  0 ½  0 ½  *   


The playing area in Montreal (picture from the official site)




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