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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

FIDE Grand Prix:Nalchik:round 1 results,standings,round 2 pairings

The FIDE Grand Prix event in Nalchik has begun. In the first round of play, two games were decisive and the remainder of the games were draws.Here are the results from round 1:


Round 1: Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Peter Leko--Gata Kamsky, number of moves:121 result:draw (1/2-1/2) opening:English ECO:A16

Alexander Grischuk - Boris Gelfand, number of moves:50 result:Grischuk won,
1-0 opening:Queen's Gambit Declined:Tartakover defense:ECO:D58

Vassily Ivanchuk-Etienne Bacrot, number of moves:27 result:draw, 1/2-1/2, opening:Torre Attack? ECO:A46

Sergey Karjakin - Pavel Eljanov, number of moves:45, result draw, 1/2-1/2opening:Ruy Lopez:Zaitsev variation ECO:C92

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - Levon Aronian, number of moves:32, result:Aronian won, 0-1, opening:Vienna Opening:ECO:C28

Vladimir Akopian - Rustam Kasimdzhanov, number of moves:41, result:draw, 1/2-1/2, opening:
Petroff Defense:ECO:C42

Evgeny Alekseev -Peter Svidler, number of moves:37, result:draw, 1/2-1/2, opening: Slav Defense:ECO:D15

As a consequence of these games, here are the standings after round 1:
Grand Prix Nalchik

1 point: Grischuk, Aronian
1/2 point: Akopian,Eljanov, Svidler, Alekseev, Kasimdzhanov, Ivanchuk, Kamsky,Leko,
Karjakin ,Bacrot
0 points: Mamedyarov, Gelfand

These games can be played through move by move at the following website:http://chessbase.com/news/2009/fide/games/nalchik01.htm

Here are the pairings for round 2:

GM Kamsky 2720-GM Bacrot 2728
GM Svidler 2726-GM Ivanchuk 2746
GM Gelfand 2733-GM Alekseev Evgeny 2716
GM Eljanov 2693-GM Grischuk 2748
GM Kasimdzhanov 2695-GM Karjakin 2721
GM Aronian 2754-GM Akopian 2696
GM Leko Peter 2751-GM Mamedyarov 2725

Best wishes to all of the players in your second round of play!

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