Super Svidler At The Super-Final

Super Svidler At The Super-Final

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Oct 6, 2008, 1:30 PM |
10 | Chess Event Coverage

It's been a while since Peter Svidler (pictured) had a strong showing in a major event and his world ranking fell from 11th to 17th on the latest official FIDE rating list.

So it was about time that everyone's favourite cricket-loving Grandmaster showed that he's still got what it takes.

Happily, Svidler has done just that, by powering into the lead in the Russian Championship 'Super-Final' in Moscow, winning his first three games and drawing his fourth to lead by half a point on 3.5/4.  Particularly impressive was his second round win against defending champion Alexander Morozevich (see game below).

The standings after 4 rounds:

1 Svidler, Peter   2727 *   ½   .   .   .   1 1 .   .   .   .   1   
2 Lastin, Alexander  2651 ½  *  .  .  .  .  .  .  ½  1 1 .  3
3 Jakovenko, Dmitry  2737 .  .  *  .  1 .  .  ½  .  ½  .  ½   
4 Vitiugov, Nikita  2638 .  .  .  *  ½  ½  ½  .  .  .  .  1  
5 Alekseev, Evgeny  2715 .  .  0 ½  *  .  .  1 .  ½  .  .  2
6 Morozevich, Alexander  2787 0 .  .  ½  .  *  .  ½  1 .  .  .  2
7 Riazantsev, Alexander  2656 0 .  .  ½  .  .  *  .  ½  .  1 .  2
8 Timofeev, Artyom  2670 .  .  ½  .  0 ½  .  *  .  .  .  1 2
9 Sakaev, Konstantin  2640 .  ½  .  .  .  0 ½  .  *  .  ½  .   
10 Tomashevsky, Evgeny  2646 .  0 ½  .  ½  .  .  .  .  *  ½  .   
11 Maslak, Konstantin  2544 .  0 .  .  .  .  0 .  ½  ½  *  .  1
12 Inarkiev, Ernesto  2669 0 .  ½  0 .  .  .  0 .  .  .  *  ½ 

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