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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

FIDE Grand Prix tournament in Jermuk:Round 3 results and crosstable, round 4 pairings

Here are the results from round 3 of the FIDE Grand Prix chess event in Jermuk:

2GMIvanchuk Vassily2703½ - ½GMLeko Peter275614
3GMAlekseev Evgeny27141 - 0GMInarkiev Ernesto26751
4GMCheparinov Ivan2678½ - ½GMAronian Levon276813
5GMKamsky Gata2717½ - ½GMAkopian Vladimir271212
6GMKasimdzhanov Rustam2672½ - ½GMJakovenko Dmitry276011
7GMGelfand Boris2755½ - ½GMBacrot Etienne272110
8GMEljanov Pavel2716½ - ½GMKarjakin Sergey27179

As a consequence of these results, here are the standings in the tournament after 3 rounds of play:

Rank after round 3
14GMCheparinov Ivan2678BUL2
13GMAronian Levon2768ARM2
14GMLeko Peter2756HUN2
42GMIvanchuk Vassily2703UKR
3GMAlekseev Evgeny2714RUS
6GMKasimdzhanov Rustam2672UZB
7GMGelfand Boris2755ISR
8GMEljanov Pavel2716UKR
9GMKarjakin Sergey2717UKR
10GMBacrot Etienne2721FRA
11GMJakovenko Dmitry2760RUS
12GMAkopian Vladimir2712ARM
135GMKamsky Gata2717USA1
141GMInarkiev Ernesto2675RUS½

Here are the pairings for round 4 of the tournament: the player on the left has the white pieces:

Round 4 on 2009/08/12 at 15:00
14GMLeko Peter2756-GMKarjakin Sergey27179
10GMBacrot Etienne2721-GMEljanov Pavel27168
11GMJakovenko Dmitry2760-GMGelfand Boris27557
12GMAkopian Vladimir2712-GMKasimdzhanov Rustam26726
13GMAronian Levon2768-GMKamsky Gata27175
1GMInarkiev Ernesto2675-GMCheparinov Ivan26784
2GMIvanchuk Vassily2703-GMAlekseev Evgeny27143

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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.