World Beats Azerbaijan

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
May 9, 2009, 11:58 PM |
0 | Chess Event Coverage

Azerbaijan have a strong, young team, but the 'FIDE World' team was simply too powerful for them in the 'President's Cup' rapid (25 mins/game) challenge in Baku.

At the end of the 8 rounds, the result was something of a rout, with the FIDE World team running out winners by a very convincing 21.5-10.5.

Top performer was Vladimir Kramnik (pictured) who scored an impressive 6.5/8 from his games, including 3 wins out of 4 with the black pieces, 2 with the Petroff!

For the Azerbaijan team, only Radjabov managed to escape with an equal score.

All the games are available at the official website.

Individual player performances were as follows:

FIDE World
21.5
Kramnik, Vladimir  2759 
6.5 /8.0
Anand, Viswanathan  2783 
5.5 /8.0
Karjakin, Sergey  2721 
5.0 /8.0
Shirov, Alexei  2745 
4.5 /8.0
Azerbaijan
10.5
Radjabov, Teimour  2756 
4.0 /8.0
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 2725 
3.0 /8.0
Gashimov, Vugar  2730 
2.0 /8.0
Guseinov, Gadir  2659 
1.0 /6.0
Mamedov, Rauf  2645 
0.5 /2.0

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