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Saturday, August 22, 2009

FIDE Grand Prix tournament in Jermuk:round 11 and 12 results and crosstable

Round 11
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Here are the results from the 11th round of play at the FIDE Grand Prix chess event in Jermuk,Armenia. (The player on the left had the white pieces in the game):


Kasimdzhanov - Leko result: draw: no,. of moves: 31
Gelfand - Kamsky result: draw no. of moves: 45
Karjakin - Alekseev result: draw no. of moves: 50
Eljanov - Cheparinov result: 1-0 no. of moves: 53
Bacrot - Ivanchuk result: draw no. of moves: 63
Akopian - Aronian result: draw no. of moves: 40
Jakovenko - Inarkiev result: 0-1 no. of moves: 42

As a consequence of these games, here are the standings after 11 rounds of play:


1-3 Ivanchuk,Kasimdzhanov and Leko 7 points
4-5 Alekseev and Aronian 6.5 points
6-7 Gelfand and Karjakin 6.0 points
8 Bacrot 5.0 points
9-10 Kamsky and Akopian 4.5 points
9-11 Jakovenko and Inarkiev 4.0 points
12-13 Cheparinov 3.0 points

Round 12
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Here is what happened in the round 12 games:

Ivanchuk - Jakovenko result: draw no. of moves: 40
Leko - Aronian result:draw no. of moves: 45
Kasimdzhanov - Gelfand result: 0-1 no. of moves: 41
Alekseev - Bacrot result: draw no. of moves: 58
Kamsky - Eljanov result: 1-0 no. of moves: 66
Inarkiev - Akopian result: draw no. of moves: 47
Cheparinov - Karjakin result: draw no. of moves: 33

These results mean the following standings exist going into the last round of play on Sunday:

1-2 Ivanchuk and Leko 7.5 points

3-6 Alekseev Kasimdzhanov all have
Gelfand and Aronian 7 points

7 Karjakin 6.5 points

8 Eljanov 6 points

9-10 Kamsky and Bacrot 5.5 points

11 Akopian 5 points

12 Inarkiev and Jakovenko 4.5 points

13 Cheparinov 3.5 points

You can play through the games from round 11 move by move by clicking on this link:
http://www.chessbase.com/news/2009/fide/games/jermuk11.htm


You can play through the games for round 12 by clicking on this link:

http://www.chessbase.com/news/2009/fide/games/jermuk12.htm
Here are the pairings for the last round of play on Sunday (the player on the left has the white pieces in the game):

Gelfand-Leko
Eljanov-Kasimdzhanov
Karjakin-Kamsky
Bacrot-Cheparinov
Jakovenko-Alekseev
Akopian-Ivanchuk
Aronian-Inarkiev


What happens if players are tied for first place at the end of round 13?

"As prizes and GP ranking points are shared equally, in cases of any tied position/s. No tie break system will be utilised for the individual GP tournaments. The process of determining the overall winner of the series, in the case of a tie, is defined in Article 7.2"

Tie Break for Overall Winner :

With the objective of determining a clear, single winner to play in the Challenger Match and in the case that two or more players have equal cumulative points at the top, the following criteria will be utilized to decide the overall G.P winner:

1. 4th result not already taken in the top three results;

2. No. of actual game result points scored in the four tournaments;

3. No. of 1st places [in case of a tie - points given accordingly];

4. No. of 2nd places [in case of a tie - points given accordingly];

5. No. of wins;

6. Drawing of lots

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