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Friday, January 29, 2010

Gibtelecom Chess Festival 2010:Masters tournament:round 4 results and standings, and round 5 pairings

The fourth round was played today in the Gibtelecom Masters Chess Tournament.Here are the results from the top boards:


Table White Flags Score Fed. Rating Black Flags Score Fed. Rating Result
1 GM Fressinet, Laurent
3.0 FRA 2670 GM Adams, Michael
3.0 ENG 2694 ½-½
2 GM Vallejo Pons, Francisco
2.5 ESP 2705 GM Gustafsson, Jan
3.0 GER 2627 ½-½
3 GM Bacrot, Etienne
2.5 FRA 2713 GM Stefanova, Antoaneta
2.5 BUL 2545 1-0
4 GM Cramling, Pia
2.5 SWE 2528 GM Movsesian, Sergei
2.5 SVK 2708 ½-½
5 GM Kamsky, Gata
2.5 USA 2693 GM Naumann, Alexander
2.5 GER 2525 ½-½
6 GM Fridman, Daniel
2.5 GER 2654 GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra
2.5 RUS 2523 1-0
7 GM Sandipan, Chanda
2.5 IND 2622 GM Bindrich, Falko
2.5 GER 2512 1-0
8 GM Koneru, Humpy
2.5 IND 2614 GM Hoffmann, Michael
2.5 GER 2508 1-0
9 IM Cmilyte, Viktorija
2.5 LTU 2489 GM Edouard, Romain
2.5 FRA 2608 0-1
10 IM Shankland, Samuel L
2.5 USA 2491 GM Lopez Martinez, Josep Manu
2.5 ESP 2593 ½-½
11 GM Geetha Narayanan Gopal
2.5 IND 2584 IM Javakhishvili, Lela
2.5 GEO 2493 1-0
12 IM Cori, Jorge
2.5 PER 2483 GM Felgaer, Ruben
2.5 ARG 2591 0-1
13 GM Lemos, Damian
2.5 ARG 2556 IM Hirneise, Tobias
2.5 GER 2421 ½-½
14 WGM Zhukova, Natalia
2.5 UKR 2462 GM Malakhatko, Vadim
2.5 BEL 2549 ½-½
15 Havik, Victor
2.5 NOR 2093 IM Lenderman, Alex
2.0 USA 2560 0-1
16 Stephan, Axel
2.0 GER 2252 GM Cheparinov, Ivan
2.0 BUL 2660 ½-½
17 GM Istratescu, Andrei
2.0 ROU 2607 IM Kozlov, Oleg
2.0 RUS 2279 1-0
18 GM Halkias, Stelios
2.0 GRE 2566 Meskovs, Nikita
2.0 LAT 2264 1-0
19 GM Maze, Sebastien
2.0 FRA 2554 FM Overeem, Marc
2.0 NED 2245 1-0
20 GM Bhat, Vinay S.
2.0 USA 2540 Duhayon, Yves
2.0 BEL 2241 ½-½
21 GM Speelman, Jon S
2.0 ENG 2525 WGM Nadig, Kruttika
2.0 IND 2240 1-0
22 GM Guliyev, Namig
2.0 AZE 2516 Al-Tamimi, Hamad
2.0 QAT 2238 1-0
23 IM Kapnisis, Spyridon
2.0 GRE 2510 Rioseco Pinochet, Fernan
2.0 CHI 2226 ½-½
24 GM Dzagnidze, Nana
2.0 GEO 2506 Nuri, Kambez
2.0 SUI 2235 1-0
25 FM Lyell, Mark
2.0 ENG 2224 GM Carlsson, Pontus
2.0 SWE 2476 0-1
26 IM Harika, Dronavalli
2.0 IND 2471 Chapman, Terry P D
2.0 ENG 2221 1-0
27 Henriksson, Johan
2.0 SWE 2204 GM Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan
2.0 SCO 2470 ½-½
28 GM Siebrecht, Sebastian
2.0 GER 2468 Arvola, Benjamin
2.0 NOR 2218 ½-½
29 Byron, Alan M
2.0 ENG 2196 IM Zatonskih, Anna
2.0 USA 2466 0-1
30 Groffen, Hans
2.0 NED 2150 IM Krush, Irina
2.0 USA 2455 0-1
31 IM Boskovic, Drasko
2.0 SRB 2454 WFM Tjolsen, Katrine
2.0 NOR 2212 ½-½
32 GM Bellon Lopez, Juan Manuel
2.0 ESP 2440 FM Weeramantry, Sunil
2.0 SRI 2201 1-0
33 Battaglini, Gabriel
2.0 FRA 2411 Urbina Perez, Juan Antonio
2.0 ESP 2197 1-0
34 Valgmae, Toomas
2.0 EST 2154 IM Houska, Jovanka w 2.0 ENG 2401 ½-½
35 IM Sarkar, Justin
2.0 USA 2378 WIM Martsynovskaya, Marina w 2.0 FRA 2184 1-0
36 FM Zaremba, Andrie
2.0 USA 2360 Kvisla, Johannes Luangtep
2.0 NOR 2161 ½-½
37 IM Saravanan, V.
2.0 IND 2356 Nilsen, Joachim Birger
2.0 NOR 2152 1-0
38 Tozer, Philip
2.0 ENG 2119 FM Camus de Solliers, Guillau
2.0 FRA 2356 ½-½
39 IM Peek, Marcel
2.0 NED 2342 Goodger, Martyn
2.0 ENG 2147 ½-½
40 WGM Reizniece, Dana
2.0 LAT 2341 Dasaolu, Adeoye
2.0 ENG 2068 0-1
41 Fox, Pierre
2.0 BEL 1788 IM Sedina, Elena
2.0 ITA 2335 0-1
42 IM Zozulia, Anna
2.0 BEL 2321 Pereira, Johnharry
2.0 SIN 1892 1-0
43 Frey, Matthias
2.0 SUI 1907 FM Wantiez, Fabrice
2.0 BEL 2315 ½-½
44 Kantans, Toms
2.0 LAT 2303 Valhondo Morales, Ruben
2.0 ESP 1762 1-0

Here are the standings for the top players after 4 rounds of play:

Ranking after round 4 (Saturday, 30 January 2010)

Rank Name Flags Score Fed. M/F Rating TPR W-We 1234
1GM Bacrot, Etienne
3.5 FRA M 2713 2764 +0.17 ½ 1 1 1
2GM Adams, Michael
3.5 ENG M 2694 2849 +0.63 1 1 1 ½
3GM Fressinet, Laurent
3.5 FRA M 2670 2834 +0.67 1 1 1 ½
4GM Fridman, Daniel
3.5 GER M 2654 2790 +0.51 1 1 ½ 1
5GM Gustafsson, Jan
3.5 GER M 2627 2829 +0.85 1 1 1 ½
6GM Sandipan, Chanda
3.5 IND M 2622 2780 +0.60 1 1 ½ 1
7GM Koneru, Humpy
3.5 IND F 2614 2741 +0.47 1 ½ 1 1
8GM Edouard, Romain
3.5 FRA M 2608 2766 +0.60 1 1 ½ 1
9GM Felgaer, Ruben
3.5 ARG M 2591 2647 +0.21 ½ 1 1 1
10GM Geetha Narayanan Gopal
3.5 IND M 2584 2737 +0.57 1 1 ½ 1
11GM Movsesian, Sergei
3.0 SVK M 2708 2640 -0.26 1 ½ 1 ½
12GM Vallejo Pons, Francisco
3.0 ESP M 2705 2694 +0.00 1 1 ½ ½
13GM Kamsky, Gata
3.0 USA M 2693 2658 -0.11 1 1 ½ ½
14GM Istratescu, Andrei
3.0 ROU M 2607 2507 -0.36 1 0 1 1
15GM Lopez Martinez, Josep Manu
3.0 ESP M 2593 2510 -0.28 ½ 1 1 ½
16GM Halkias, Stelios
3.0 GRE M 2566 2603 +0.26 1 1 0 1
17IM Lenderman, Alex
3.0 USA M 2560 2468 -0.33 1 0 1 1
18GM Lemos, Damian
3.0 ARG M 2556 2516 -0.12 ½ 1 1 ½
19GM Maze, Sebastien
3.0 FRA M 2554 2960 +0.25 - + 1 1
20GM Malakhatko, Vadim
3.0 BEL M 2549 2574 +0.15 1 ½ 1 ½
21GM Cramling, Pia
3.0 SWE F 2528 2568 +0.30 ½ 1 1 ½
22GM Naumann, Alexander
3.0 GER M 2525 2544 +0.20 ½ 1 1 ½
23GM Speelman, Jon S
3.0 ENG M 2525 2428 -0.38 ½ 1 ½ 1
24GM Guliyev, Namig
3.0 AZE M 2516 2396 -0.44 0 1 1 1
25GM Dzagnidze, Nana
3.0 GEO F 2506 2524 +0.17 1 1 0 1
26IM Shankland, Samuel L
3.0 USA M 2491 2578 +0.42 1 1 ½ ½
27GM Carlsson, Pontus
3.0 SWE M 2476 2511 +0.27 1 0 1 1
28IM Harika, Dronavalli
3.0 IND F 2471 2505 +0.26 1 0 1 1
29IM Zatonskih, Anna
3.0 USA F 2466 2491 +0.21 1 0 1 1
30WGM Zhukova, Natalia
3.0 UKR F 2462 2607 +0.78 1 ½ 1 ½
31IM Krush, Irina
3.0 USA F 2455 2469 +0.17 1 0 1 1
32GM Bellon Lopez, Juan Manuel
3.0 ESP M 2440 2476 +0.25 1 0 1 1
33IM Hirneise, Tobias
3.0 GER M 2421 2676 +1.34 1 1 ½ ½
34 Battaglini, Gabriel
3.0 FRA M 2411 2605 +0.99 1 1 0 1
35IM Sarkar, Justin
3.0 USA M 2378 2333 -0.18 0 1 1 1
36IM Saravanan, V.
3.0 IND M 2356 2383 +0.24 1 0 1 1
37IM Sedina, Elena
3.0 ITA F 2335 2366 +0.26 1 0 1 1
38IM Zozulia, Anna
3.0 BEL F 2321 2375 +0.33 0 1 1 1
39 Kantans, Toms
3.0 LAT M 2303 2235 -0.25 0 1 1 1
40 Dasaolu, Adeoye
3.0 ENG M 2068 2420 +1.73 1 1 0 1

Here are the  pairings for the top boards for round 5:It is great to see that there are 9 women playing on the top boards tommorrow!  Take that Gary Kasparov!!

Table White Flags Score Fed. Rating Black Flags Score Fed. Rating Result
1 GM Sandipan, Chanda
3.5 IND 2622 GM Bacrot, Etienne
3.5 FRA 2713
2 GM Adams, Michael
3.5 ENG 2694 GM Koneru, Humpy
3.5 IND 2614
3 GM Edouard, Romain
3.5 FRA 2608 GM Fressinet, Laurent
3.5 FRA 2670
4 GM Felgaer, Ruben
3.5 ARG 2591 GM Fridman, Daniel
3.5 GER 2654
5 GM Gustafsson, Jan
3.5 GER 2627 GM Geetha Narayanan Gopal
3.5 IND 2584
6 GM Movsesian, Sergei
3.0 SVK 2708 IM Shankland, Samuel L
3.0 USA 2491
7 IM Harika, Dronavalli
3.0 IND 2471 GM Vallejo Pons, Francisco
3.0 ESP 2705
8 GM Carlsson, Pontus
3.0 SWE 2476 GM Kamsky, Gata
3.0 USA 2693
9 IM Zatonskih, Anna
3.0 USA 2466 GM Istratescu, Andrei
3.0 ROU 2607
10 GM Lopez Martinez, Josep Manu
3.0 ESP 2593 WGM Zhukova, Natalia
3.0 UKR 2462
11 IM Krush, Irina
3.0 USA 2455 GM Halkias, Stelios
3.0 GRE 2566
12 IM Lenderman, Alex
3.0 USA 2560 GM Bellon Lopez, Juan Manuel
3.0 ESP 2440
13 Battaglini, Gabriel
3.0 FRA 2411 GM Lemos, Damian
3.0 ARG 2556
14 IM Hirneise, Tobias
3.0 GER 2421 GM Maze, Sebastien
3.0 FRA 2554
15 GM Malakhatko, Vadim
3.0 BEL 2549 IM Sarkar, Justin
3.0 USA 2378
16 IM Saravanan, V.
3.0 IND 2356 GM Cramling, Pia
3.0 SWE 2528
17 GM Naumann, Alexander
3.0 GER 2525 IM Zozulia, Anna
3.0 BEL 2321
18 IM Sedina, Elena
3.0 ITA 2335 GM Speelman, Jon S
3.0 ENG 2525
19 Kantans, Toms
3.0 LAT 2303 GM Guliyev, Namig
3.0 AZE 2516
20 Dasaolu, Adeoye
3.0 ENG 2068 GM Dzagnidze, Nana
3.0 GEO 2506
Source:http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.com/gib2010/results/masters/index.html

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