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FIDE Grand Prix Tournament

Levon Aronian8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Teimour Radjabov8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Wang Yue7.5/13(+2 -0 =11)[games]
Gata Kamsky7.5/13(+3 -1 =9)[games]
Dmitry Jakovenko7/13(+2 -1 =10)[games]
Peter Svidler7/13(+4 -3 =6)[games]
Sergey Karjakin7/13(+3 -2 =8)[games]
Vassily Ivanchuk6.5/13(+2 -2 =9)[games]
Vugar Gashimov6.5/13(+2 -2 =9)[games]
Ivan Cheparinov6/13(+3 -4 =6)[games]
Alexander Grischuk6/13(+1 -2 =10)[games]
Boris Gelfand5.5/13(+1 -3 =9)[games]
David Navara4/13(+0 -5 =8)[games]
Mohamad Al-Modiahki4/13(+1 -6 =6)[games]

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Svidler vs Kamsky ½-½352008FIDE Grand PrixB12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. I Cheparinov vs V Gashimov ½-½452008FIDE Grand PrixC42 Petrov Defense
3. Radjabov vs M Al-Modiahki 1-0482008FIDE Grand PrixA06 Reti Opening
4. Gelfand vs Jakovenko ½-½422008FIDE Grand PrixE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
5. Grischuk vs Karjakin 1-0412008FIDE Grand PrixD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Navara vs Ivanchuk ½-½392008FIDE Grand PrixE15 Queen's Indian
7. Wang Yue vs Aronian ½-½322008FIDE Grand PrixD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Aronian vs Navara 1-0462008FIDE Grand PrixD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. Karjakin vs Wang Yue ½-½412008FIDE Grand PrixC67 Ruy Lopez
10. Svidler vs I Cheparinov 0-1392008FIDE Grand PrixC67 Ruy Lopez
11. V Gashimov vs Gelfand ½-½392008FIDE Grand PrixC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
12. M Al-Modiahki vs Grischuk ½-½342008FIDE Grand PrixC18 French, Winawer
13. Kamsky vs Ivanchuk 1-0472008FIDE Grand PrixB33 Sicilian
14. Jakovenko vs Radjabov ½-½572008FIDE Grand PrixE97 King's Indian
15. Wang Yue vs M Al-Modiahki ½-½432008FIDE Grand PrixD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. Navara vs Karjakin ½-½442008FIDE Grand PrixA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
17. Ivanchuk vs Aronian 1-0442008FIDE Grand PrixD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. Gelfand vs Svidler  ½-½532008FIDE Grand PrixA15 English
19. Radjabov vs V Gashimov ½-½242008FIDE Grand PrixC42 Petrov Defense
20. Grischuk vs Jakovenko ½-½872008FIDE Grand PrixE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
21. I Cheparinov vs Kamsky 1-0412008FIDE Grand PrixD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
22. M Al-Modiahki vs Navara 1-0482008FIDE Grand PrixB40 Sicilian
23. Karjakin vs Ivanchuk ½-½252008FIDE Grand PrixC42 Petrov Defense
24. Jakovenko vs Wang Yue ½-½742008FIDE Grand PrixD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Kamsky vs Aronian ½-½372008FIDE Grand PrixD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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Aug-14-08  arnaud1959: Less than 50% of draws for Svidler? It's unbeleivable. It's good news. If he continues the same way, he might start getting better results.
Aug-14-08  capybara: Congratulations to Aronian, he has played really well and is the worthy winner of the tournament. The surprising thing is the decline for Cheparinov, he was well placed, but has lost three of his last four games.
Aug-14-08  acirce: <Less than 50% of draws for Svidler? It's unbeleivable.> Yes, because in Baku he only had 6 decisive games. Shocking really that he has 7 this time.
Aug-14-08  MATE101: what is the final standing in this tournament??
Aug-14-08  arkansaw: final standing updated on wikipedia
Aug-14-08  SetNoEscapeOn: <mate101>

Another question is: what are the current Grand Prix standings? Since it's the point of the whole series, one might think they would be posted on the homepage of the Grand Prix site, or at least have their own link in the navigation, but

Aug-14-08  MATE101: arkansaw : THANKS !!!


Aug-14-08  MATE101: were did karjakin go wrong. were does he stand know, on the official rating list?
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  4tmac: Congratulations Aronian & Radjabov!!! Clear 1st & 2nd, combined 10-3-13 (10 of the 34 wins in the tournament!) They both played like pros no matter what Radjabov said.
Aug-14-08  MATE101: how does a chess crosstable work??
Aug-14-08  TheBB: #. Name Pts (Tournaments)

Note that only the best three tournaments count in the final standings.

1. Wang Yue 273.3 (2)
2. Gashimov 218.3 (2)
3. Radjabov 210 (2)
4. Aronian 180 (1)
5. Kamsky 180 (2)
6. Svidler 175 (2)
7. Carlsen 153.5 (1)
8. Grischuk 150 (2)
8. Karjakin 150 (2)
10. Mamedyarov 105 (1)
11. Jakovenko 90 (1)
12. Adams 85 (1)
13. Cheparinov 80 (2)
14. Ivanchuk 65 (1)
15. Navara 50 (2)
16. Gelfand 30 (1)
17. Inarkiev 15 (1)
17. Bacrot 15 (1)
17. Al-Modiahki 15 (1)
20. Leko 0 (0)
20. Pelletier 0 (0)

Aug-14-08  TheBB: The next tournament is in Doha, Qatar, in December, with:

Wang Yue

Aug-14-08  messachess: A lot of people thought this round would be mostly draws, a reasonable assumption. What a great tournament.
Aug-14-08  Mameluk: Navara finished the tournament with style. I hope he will take a longer break from chess (except Olypmpiad of course).

The number of tournaments Aronian is winning is amazing. Therefor I hope his chances to fight for the crown in the future are still high despite all those amazing children.

Aug-14-08  messachess: To see what a great GM mind can do, one needs only look at the Karjakin - Radjabov position after black's 21st:

click for larger view

Just upon inspection, it looks like black is at least equal. It's the judgment that produced the position that impresses me.

Aug-14-08  messachess: What a great game by Radjabov.
Aug-14-08  SetNoEscapeOn: And- yet another triumph for the dragon at the highest levels.
Aug-14-08  HFBA: A note for the people who manage the website (I don't know if it's been posted yet, but Aronian won the tournament half a point ahead of the field, not one and a half like the description says.
Aug-14-08  Marmot PFL: <messachess> "Black is better, there's no doubt about that.Question is how much.Main problem of White are his Rooks, they can't find any open file.Plus his pawn structure is badly damaged and disabled for any serious use.Also we should not forget the psychological pressure.Radjabov was more that hour ahead on clock and, this position is very very ungrateful to play as White.There is no clear plan, there is nothing you can do.You can just sit tight and wait...such tragedy for White..." Karjakin. I think white made a mistake trading queens. Might have lost either way but it's easier to fight back with queens than in a lost ending. Also when you lose you don't suffer as long.
Aug-14-08  messachess: <Kamsky's big mistake> Well, he started out with med-school ambitions, etc. Then, there is the family influence.
Aug-14-08  messachess: It was probably something like: "Let's do this. If you beat Karpov, stay in chess. You lose, go to med-school."
Aug-14-08  Jim Bartle: but hey, no pressure...
Aug-14-08  randzo: We can said that Aronian has now great chances to win Grand Prix
Aug-14-08  messachess: How about Svidler, winning his last three games!
Aug-14-08  cannibal: Thanks, <TheBB>, for the crosstable! We can see the great value of <unshared> top places there. Aronian with his unshared 1st would need only a shared 5th-6th (if he were the one to play in the next GP tournament, that is) to pull ahead of Wang Yue, who had shared 1st and 3rd so far.
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