domingo, 8 de marzo de 2009

EICC round 2 The surprising results continue

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The surprising results continue

The first round of the EICC was full of unexpected results, however, it cannot be even compared to the number of surprises in round 2. This time the rating favorites Vallejo and Akopian won, but this was blured by the underdogs success in many other games.

GM Sanan Sjugirov, who recently received personally his title from the FIDE President Kirsan Ilymzhinov, defeated the second of Veselin Topalov - GM Ivan Cheparinov. GM Naiditsch and GM Dreev were effectively stopped by GM Grigoriants and GM Andriasian, while the European champion GM Tiviakov was held to a draw by GM Valerij Popov. Here is a list of some of the surprises of the day.

GM Maletin Pavel RUS 2557 1 - 0 GM Jobava Baadur GEO 2669 GM Grigoriants Sergey RUS 2565 ½ - ½ GM Naiditsch Arkadij GER 2693 GM Andriasian Zaven ARM 2564 ½ - ½ GM Dreev Alexey RUS 2688 GM Motylev Alexander RUS 2676 0 - 1 GM Nijboer Friso NED 2559 GM Neverov Valeriy UKR 2560 ½ - ½ GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter ROU 2675 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian RUS 2628 ½ - ½ GM Sanikidze Tornike GEO 2522 GM Iljushin Alexei RUS 2564 ½ - ½ GM Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2687 GM Savchenko Boris RUS 2654 0 - 1 GM Kovacevic Aleksandar SRB 2543 GM Cvitan Ognjen CRO 2542 ½ - ½ GM Caruana Fabiano ITA 2646 GM L'Ami Erwin NED 2603 0 - 1 IM Nanu Ciprian-Costica ROU 2506 GM Beliavsky Alexander G SLO 2646 0 - 1 IM Lubczynski Rafal POL GM Petrosian Tigran L ARM 2623 ½ - ½ FM Yilmaz Mustafa TUR 2399

Of course the list of surprises at the European Individual Chess Championship could continue for much longer, scroll down to view all results of the round.

Currently, there are 39 players with full 2,0/2, the highest rated beign GM Akopian, GM Sokolov, GM Inarkiev, and GM Predojevic. Tomorrow the top table pairings include Banikas - Akopian, Bosiocic - Bologan, Yemelin - Volokitin, Tomashevsky - Romanov, Sokolov - Deviatkin, Vuckovic - Inarkiev, and Predojevic - Sjugirov.


David Navara lost with Black to GM Markus Ragger

eicc nikolic

GM Nikolic was held to a draw by GM Novikov


Tiviakov surely did not expect such a resistance by Popov, while Sanan Sjugirov caught Cheparinov off guard


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