Monday, May 3, 2010

President's Cup Baku (AZE) 2010

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Kamsky defeated Polgar in the last round to move into third place after tie-breaks:

The last round of rapid chess "President Cup" started in Park Inn Hotel. Tomorrow a blitz chess competition with 16 players will take place at 20:00 in the same hotel. The matches of the last round of rapid chess resulted as the followings:

Gata Kamski - Judit Polgar 0.5 - 0.5
Teymur Rajabov - Gadir Huseynov 1 - 0
Emil Sutovski - Vladimir Kramnik 0 - 1
Rauf Mammadov - Shahriyar Mammadyarov 0 - 1

After winning the match against Judit Polgar, Gata Kamski now has 5 points. Shahriyar Mammadyarov was also the winning part of the match against Gadir Huseynov. Shakh was playing with black figures and won after the 30th move and now he is sharing the leadership with Gata Kamski and Vladimir Kramnik. Kramnik won the game, with black figures, against Emil Sutovski. Whites were the winning figures in the match of Teymur Rajabov and Gadir Huseynov. That is how ended the "President Cup" of 2010. Now, because there are three leaders in the tournament, their elo was calculated to determine the winner of the tournament. Vladimir Kramnik is the winner of the tournament for his additional factors. Shahriyar Mammadyarov is following him with the second place, and the absolute leader of the last rounds Gata Kamski is the third in the tournament.

Final standings:

1. Vladimir Kramnik - 5
2. Shahriyar Mammadyarov - 5
3. Gata Kamski - 5
4. Teymur Rajabov - 3.5
5. Emil Sutovski - 3
6. Judit Polgar - 3
7. Rauf Mammadyarov - 2
8. Gadir Huseynov - 1.5

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