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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Women's Grand Prix:Round 8 results and standings, Nanjing Spring Pearl: round 8 results and standings

 
Women's Grand Prix
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Here are the results from round 8 of the Women's Grand Prix (the player on the left had the white pieces in the
game):




SNo.
Name
Rtg
Res.
Name
Rtg
SNo.
12
GM
Zhao Xue
2542
½ - ½
WGM
Kovanova Baira
2408
10
11
GM
Sebag Marie
2519
1 - 0
GM
Zhu Chen
2488
9
1
GM
Xu Yuhua
2485
1 - 0
WIM
Yildiz Betul Cemre
2224
8
2
WGM
Shen Yang
2453
0 - 1
Ju Wenjun
2443
7
3
IM
Mkrtchian Lilit
2469
½ - ½
GM
Dzagnidze Nana
2535
6
4
IM
Fierro Baquero Martha
2386
0 - 1
WGM
Munguntuul Batkhuyag


These results mean the following standings exist after 8 rounds of play in the FIDE Women' s Grand Prix:



1st: Marie Sebag 6 points
2nd Nana Dzagnidze both have 5.5 points
3rd  and Xu Yuhua                         


4th  Zhao Xue                                        5 points


5th- Lilith Mkrtchian and                     
6th  Batkhuyag Munguntuul both have     4.5 points

                  


7th   Ju Wenjun and Zhu Chen both have 4 points
-8th 




9th  -10th  Shen Yang and    both have  3.5 points
                    Baira Kovanova  




11th        Martha   Fierro Baquero         2 points


12th         Cemre Yildiz Betul               0 points




Here are the pairings for round 9: (the player on the left has the white pieces):
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to be played on Wednesday October 7th:





5
WGM
Munguntuul Batkhuyag
2418
-
GM
Zhao Xue
2542
12
6
GM
Dzagnidze Nana
2535
-
IM
Fierro Baquero Martha
2386
4
7
Ju Wenjun
2443
-
IM
Mkrtchian Lilit
2469
3
8
WIM
Yildiz Betul Cemre
2224
-
WGM
Shen Yang
2453
2
9
GM
Zhu Chen
2488
-
GM
Xu Yuhua
2485
1
10
WGM
Kovanova Baira
2408
-
GM
Sebag Marie
2519
11

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Good luck to all the players!
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Men's  Tournament: 2nd Pearl Spring Nanjing 


Here are the results from round 8 of the Men's tournament:
the player on the left had the white pieces in the game:




Carlsen-    Wang Yue     1-0 number of moves: 69
Jakovenko-Radjabov      1-0 number of moves: 72
Leko        - Topalov       0-1 number of moves: 49




These results mean that these are the standings after 8 rounds of play:



2nd Pearl Spring Nanjing (CHN), 28 ix-12 x 2009
cat. XXI (2764)
1
2
3
4
5
6
1.
Carlsen, Magnus
g
NOR
2772
*
*
1
½
½
1
1
.
1
½
1
.

3016
2.
Topalov, Veselin
g
BUL
2813
0
½
*
*
½
.
½
1
½
1
½
.

2798
3.
Wang Yue
g
CHN
2736
½
0
½
.
*
*
½
½
½
.
½
½

2721
4.
Jakovenko, Dmitry
g
RUS
2742
0
.
½
0
½
½
*
*
½
.
½
1

2725
5.
Leko, Peter
g
HUN
2762
0
½
½
0
½
.
½
.
*
*
½
½
3
2683
6.
Radjabov, Teimour
g
AZE
2757
0
.
½
.
½
½
½
0
½
½
*
*
3
2671


Magnus Carlsen has won the event because even if he loses the next two games and Topalov wins his next
two games Carlsen will win the title on tie-breaks. Congratulations Magnus!!


Here are the pairings for round 9 (the player on the left has the white pieces):
Today is a rest day (Wednesday) The 8th round will be played on Thursday:


Jakovenko VS Leko
Radjabov VS Carlsen
Wang Yue VS Topalov

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