The quiet before the storm in Baku

The quiet before the storm in Baku

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
May 3, 2008, 3:51 AM |
0 | Chess Event Coverage

Grischuk holds onto lead in Baku

Due perhaps to the anti-draw offer rules being enforced in FIDE Grand Prix events, there have been lots of fighting games at the first event in Baku.

However, sometimes a draw is the right result and today there was only one decisive game with Ivan Cheparinov (pictured) continuing his remarkable fightback from 4 losses in the first 4 rounds by extending his hot streak against the unfortunate Radjabov.  Despite this, he stays near the bottom of the field.

With no-one able to dominate the field, there is still all to play for in the final 3 rounds. 

The results in round 10:

Gashimov, Vugar - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 56 B23 Sicilian Closed
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½ 42 D10 Slav Defence
Carlsen, Magnus - Navara, David ½-½ 45 C92 Ruy Lopez Chigorin
Radjabov, Teimour - Cheparinov, Ivan 0-1 43 B10 Caro Kann
Kamsky, Gata - Wang Yue ½-½ 44 B30 Sicilian Rossolimo
Svidler, Peter - Bacrot, Etienne ½-½ 53 C69 Ruy Lopez Exchange
Inarkiev, Ernesto - Adams, Michael ½-½ 64 C42 Petroff's Defence

 

The table after round 10:

Rank Name Rtg FED Pts SB.
1 Grischuk Alexander 2716 RUS 29.00
2 Wang Yue 2689 CHN 6 29.75
3 Gashimov Vugar 2679 AZE 6 29.25
4 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2752 AZE 26.50
5 Carlsen Magnus 2765 NOR 25.25
6 Adams Michael 2729 ENG 25.00
7 Radjabov Teimour 2751 AZE 5 25.50
8 Bacrot Etienne 2705 FRA 5 25.00
9 Kamsky Gata 2726 USA 5 24.75
10 Svidler Peter 2746 RUS 22.00
11 Cheparinov Ivan 2695 BUL 22.00
12 Karjakin Sergey 2732 UKR 22.00
13 Inarkiev Ernesto 2684 RUS 16.75
14 Navara David 2672 CZE 3 15.25

 

 


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