Tiviakov Wins Hoogeveen

Tiviakov Wins Hoogeveen

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Oct 25, 2009, 2:40 PM |
14 | Chess Event Coverage

It was not a tournament graced by many decisive games, but that won't trouble Sergei Tiviakov whose lone victory against Judit Polgar earned him first place at Hoogeveen and a prize of €4,000.

Many of the 11 drawn games were genuine contests, but the tournament sadly disappointed as a spectacle, and will not live long in the memory.

Nevertheless, the final result is certainly a positive one for lowest seed Anish Giri, who at just 15 years of age managed to draw all his games against his illustrious opponents.  Look out for more from Giri in the future!

The final scores:

Tiviakov, Sergei   NED   2670 
*   *   ½   ½   ½   ½   ½   1   
Giri, Anish  NED  2552 
½  ½  *  *  ½  ½  ½  ½  3
Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR  2756 
½  ½  ½  ½  *  *  ½  ½  3
Polgar, Judit  HUN  2687 
½  0 ½  ½  ½  ½  *  *   


The lone tournament victory is below, together with Tiviakov's narrow escape against Ivanchuk in round three.  Stuart Haslinger of England won the Open section with a score of 7.5/9.

 

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