Yue have got to be kidding, Peter.

Yue have got to be kidding, Peter.

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
May 3, 2008, 12:00 PM |
5 | Chess Event Coverage

Wang Yue joint leader again 

The biggest surprise package of this first Grand Prix event in Baku proved his mettle yet again as Wang Yue defeated an ailing Peter Svidler in round 11 to join Alexander Grischuk as joint leader.

Whatever happens in the final 2 rounds, this has been a great tournament for the Chinese player, who has three victories against Karjakin, Cheparinov and now Svidler and no losses.

In the bottom half of the field the uncompromising Ernesto Inarkiev, who has only drawn 3 games in the tournament, beat Etienne Bacrot of France in just 23 moves when the latter played perhaps the worst move of his entire career by hanging his Queen!

There seem to be a lot of tired players in Baku as we approach the end of this fascinating tournament.  Is the anti-draw offer rule making things mentally and physically tougher for the players? 

The results in round 11: 

Wang Yue - Svidler, Peter 1-0 48 D80 Gruenfeld 4.Bg5
Grischuk, Alexander - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½ 39 D17 Slav Defence
Adams, Michael - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 44 C10 French Rubinstein
Bacrot, Etienne - Inarkiev, Ernesto 0-1 23 C69 Ruy Lopez Exchange
Karjakin, Sergey - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½ 41 B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov
Cheparinov, Ivan - Kamsky, Gata ½-½ 32 E15 Queens Indian

Navara, David

- Gashimov, Vugar ½-½ 58 B36 Sicilian Maroczy Bind

 

The table after round 11:

Rank Name Rtg FED Pts Tie-break
1 Wang Yue 2689 CHN 7 37.00
2 Grischuk Alexander 2716 RUS 7 35.50
3 Gashimov Vugar 2679 AZE 33.75
4 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2752 AZE 6 32.00
5 Carlsen Magnus 2765 NOR 6 32.00
6 Adams Michael 2729 ENG 6 30.50
7 Radjabov Teimour 2751 AZE 30.25
8 Kamsky Gata 2726 USA 30.25
9 Bacrot Etienne 2705 FRA 5 27.50
10 Cheparinov Ivan 2695 BUL 5 27.25
11 Karjakin Sergey 2732 UKR 5 27.25
12 Svidler Peter 2746 RUS 24.00
13 Inarkiev Ernesto 2684 RUS 23.50
14 Navara David 2672 CZE 19.75

 

 


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