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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

FIDE Grand Prix Elista:Round 3 results

Here are the results from the first 3 rounds of play in the FIDE Grand Prix Event being played in Elista:

Round 1 14 December 2008

Name Rtg Result Name Rtg
Bacrot Etienne 2705 0.5-0.5 Kasimzhanov Rustam 2672
Radjabov Teimour 2751 0.5-0.5 Cheparinov Ivan 2696
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2731 0.5-0.5 Grischuk Alexander 2719
Leko Peter 2747 0.5-0.5 Akopian Vladimir 2679
Jakovenko Dmitry 2737 1-0 Wang Yue 2736
Inarkiev Ernesto 2669 0.5-0.5 Alexeev Evgeny 2715
Gashimov Vugar 2703 1-0 Eljanov Pavel 2720

Round 2 15 December 2008

Name Rtg Result Name Rtg
Kasimzhanov Rustam 2672 0.5-0.5 Eljanov Pavel 2720
Alexeev Evgeny 2715 0.5-0.5 Gashimov Vugar 2703
Wang Yue 2736 0.5-0.5 Inarkiev Ernesto 2669
Akopian Vladimir 2679 0.5-0.5 Jakovenko Dmitry 2737
Grischuk Alexander 2719 1-0 Leko Peter 2747
Cheparinov Ivan 2696 0.5-0.5 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2731
Bacrot Etienne 2705 0-1 Radjabov Teimour 2751

Round 3 16 December 2008

Name Rtg Result Name Rtg
Radjabov Teimour 2751 1-0 Kasimzhanov Rustam 2672
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2731 0.5-0.5 Bacrot Etienne 2705
Leko Peter 2747 1-0 Cheparinov Ivan 2696
Jakovenko Dmitry 2737 0.5-0.5 Grischuk Alexander 2719
Inarkiev Ernesto 2669 0.5-0.5 Akopian Vladimir 2679
Gashimov Vugar 2703 0.5-0.5 Wang Yue 2736
Eljanov Pavel 2720 1-0 Alexeev Evgeny 2715



Here are the pairings for round 4:

Round 4 17 December 2008

Name Rtg Name Rtg
Kasimzhanov Rustam 2672 - Alexeev Evgeny 2715
Wang Yue 2736 - Eljanov Pavel 2720
Akopian Vladimir 2679 - Gashimov Vugar 2703
Grischuk Alexander 2719 - Inarkiev Ernesto 2669
Cheparinov Ivan 2696 - Jakovenko Dmitry 2737
Bacrot Etienne 2705 - Leko Peter 2747
Radjabov Teimour 2751 - Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2731

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The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.