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🏆 ACP World Rapid Cup (2009)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Alexander Grischuk, Anatoly Karpov, Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Pavel Eljanov, Vugar Gashimov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Sergei Movsesian, Etienne Bacrot, Arkadij Naiditsch, Alexander Moiseenko, Zahar Efimenko, Evgeny Najer, Mikhail Gurevich, Pavel Tregubov, Yuri Drozdovskij

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Movsesian vs P Tregubov  1-0352009ACP World Rapid CupB25 Sicilian, Closed
2. Karpov vs Svidler  ½-½402009ACP World Rapid CupE60 King's Indian Defense
3. Bacrot vs A Moiseenko  ½-½512009ACP World Rapid CupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Eljanov vs Grischuk 0-1402009ACP World Rapid CupD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
5. Grischuk vs Eljanov 1-0532009ACP World Rapid CupC67 Ruy Lopez
6. A Moiseenko vs Bacrot  1-0432009ACP World Rapid CupA63 Benoni, Fianchetto, 9...Nbd7
7. Naiditsch vs Y Drozdovskij  1-0342009ACP World Rapid CupC18 French, Winawer
8. Y Drozdovskij vs Naiditsch  0-1672009ACP World Rapid CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. Jakovenko vs M Gurevich  ½-½1132009ACP World Rapid CupB08 Pirc, Classical
10. Naiditsch vs Y Drozdovskij  ½-½392009ACP World Rapid CupC11 French
11. M Gurevich vs Jakovenko  0-1472009ACP World Rapid CupD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. Efimenko vs V Gashimov  ½-½642009ACP World Rapid CupC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
13. Gelfand vs E Najer 1-01102009ACP World Rapid CupD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. V Gashimov vs Efimenko  1-0402009ACP World Rapid CupC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. E Najer vs Gelfand  ½-½252009ACP World Rapid CupC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
16. Karpov vs Svidler  ½-½642009ACP World Rapid CupD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
17. Svidler vs Karpov 1-0212009ACP World Rapid CupB42 Sicilian, Kan
18. P Tregubov vs Movsesian  ½-½462009ACP World Rapid CupD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. Svidler vs Karpov ½-½602009ACP World Rapid CupB56 Sicilian
20. Y Drozdovskij vs Naiditsch ½-½642009ACP World Rapid CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. Jakovenko vs Naiditsch  1-0412009ACP World Rapid CupE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. Naiditsch vs Jakovenko 0-1492009ACP World Rapid CupC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
23. Grischuk vs Svidler 0-1342009ACP World Rapid CupB03 Alekhine's Defense
24. Gelfand vs Jakovenko  ½-½492009ACP World Rapid CupD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Svidler vs Grischuk  ½-½572009ACP World Rapid CupB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-24-09  zluria: Woohoo! Go Gelfand, you're the best! Check out Gelfand vs Svidler, 2009 and Svidler vs Gelfand, 2009 for examples of: How to win a totally lost game. Doing this twice in a row against a top GM isn't just luck and nerves. Gelfand creates problems for his opponent because of his great fighting spirit!
May-24-09  timhortons: <Moiseenko resigned at 23rd...> A. Grischuk Russia - A. Moiseenko Ukraine, 3rd ACP World Rapid Cup 1/4 final 2009

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1. (4.17): 23...Bxg5 24.Qxd5+ Kh8 25.hxg5 c4 26.Qxc4 Qa5 27.Rd1 Qc5 28.Qxc5 2. (13.83): 23...g6 24.Qxd5+[]
3. (#3): 23...Rf7 24.Qxh7+

May-24-09  timhortons: For me this tourney will either go to Grischuk or Svidler.
May-24-09  amadeus: Pairings:

Najer 0,5 - 1,5 Gelfand
Gashimov 1,5 - 0,5 Efimenko
M.Gurevich 0,5 - 1,5 Jakovenko
Drozdovskij 1 - 3 Naiditsch

Grischuk 2 - 0 Eljanov
Moiseenko 1,5 - 0,5 Bacrot
Karpov 1,5 - 2,5 Svidler
Movsesian 1,5 - 0,5 Tregubov

Gelfand 2 - 0 Gashimov
Jakovenko 3 - 2 Naiditsch
Grischuk 1,5 - 0,5 Moiseenko
Svidler 2,5 - 1,5 Movsesian

Gelfand 3 - 2 Jakovenko
Grischuk 0,5 - 1,5 Svidler

Gelfand 3 - 1 Svidler

May-24-09  timhortons: Svidler did not win a game!

Gelfland is the winner.

May-24-09  returnoftheking: quite unexpected winner indeed.
May-24-09  WhiteRook48: a bit too unexpected
May-24-09  BushWhacker: Congrats to Gelfand!
Good performance and really convincing wins all along the tournament.
May-25-09  zluria: Unexpected?! Man, what does Gelfand have to do to get some recognition?? He's the top rated player here (according to liveratings at least), and among all the players here, he was closest to being World Champion. Only one game stood between him and the title at Mexico 2007. Wake up! Gelfand is the man!
May-25-09  firebyrd: < Man, what does Gelfand have to do to get some recognition?? He's the top rated player here >

Apart from the minor detail that Jakovenko seems to be top rated, I do agree about the strange lack of recognition.

Look at Gelfand's rating graph: - and compare it to other 40-year old players, like for instance Adams:

May-25-09  returnoftheking: I expected Svidler to win. Not as good in the opening as Gelfand maybe, but a big talent and very good at rapid. Bravo for Gelfand-but hey I am surprised.

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