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Shirov wins Villa de Ca?ɬ±ada de Calatrava

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At the Festival Villa de Ca?ɬ±ada de Calatrava Alexei Shirov has won the rapid tournament. The first prize was for him because his tiebreak was better than Daniel Fridman's, Ivan Sokolov's and Boris Gelfand's, who also finished on 7,5 out of 9. So it was a very exciting tournament, where people like Polgar, Mamedyarov and Anand ended shared fifth. Shirov deserved the title considering his magnificently artful play, which reaffirmed his claim to the title Fire on Board.

The rapid final standings looked like this:

 1-4. Shirov, Fridman, Sokolov, Gelfand   7,5
5-14. Polgar, Mamedyarov, Grischuk, 
      Fressinet, Krasenkov, Ivanchuk, 
      Baklan, Anand, Miton, Del Rey         7
15-   ... (289 spelers)


Shirov was in good shape since he also won the 'Fischer-tournament'. The 'normal' blitz tournament was won by Ivanchuk.

A selection of the rapid games:

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