Politiken Cup 2014

Bu won again, this time against the 2nd place – Jones, and is now leading with 8.5 out of 9! Matlakov and Negi have 7.5 points.

Results of top 10 games of the 9th round

1 GM Jones Gawain C B 2665 7 0 – 1 7½ GM Bu Xiangzhi 2693
2 GM Rapport Richard 2701 6½ ½ – ½ 6½ GM Rodshtein Maxim 2671
3 GM Matlakov Maxim 2685 6½ 1 – 0 6½ GM Timman Jan H 2610
4 GM Negi Parimarjan 2645 6½ 1 – 0 6½ GM Edouard Romain 2679
5 GM Moiseenko Alexander 2707 6 ½ – ½ 6 GM Schandorff Lars 2529
6 FM Ikeda Junta 2402 6 0 – 1 6 GM Romanov Evgeny 2643
7 GM Meier Georg 2632 6 0 – 1 6 GM Smerdon David 2519
8 GM Ramirez Alejandro 2580 6 1 – 0 6 Haug Johannes 2136
9 IM Roser Kevin 2406 6 0 – 1 6 GM Hillarp Persson Tiger 2569
10 GM Cornette Matthieu 2532 6 0 – 1 6 FM Schroeder Jan-Christian 2370

Top 10 players after 9 rounds

1 GM Bu Xiangzhi CHN 2693 8.5
2 GM Matlakov Maxim RUS 2685 St. Petersburg 7.5
3 GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2645 7.5
4 GM Rodshtein Maxim ISR 2671 7.0
5 GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2665 Philidor 7.0
6 GM Rapport Richard HUN 2701 SV Hockenheim 7.0
7 GM Romanov Evgeny RUS 2643 Katernberg 7.0
8 GM Ramirez Alejandro USA 2580 7.0
9 FM Schroeder Jan-Christian GER 2370 SV1920 Hofheim 7.0
10 GM Hillarp Persson Tiger SWE 2569 Brønshøj 7.0

Few games of the 9th rounds

Top 10 pairings of the 10th round

1 GM Bu Xiangzhi 2693 8½ - 7 GM Rapport Richard 2701
2 GM Negi Parimarjan 2645 7½ - 7½ GM Matlakov Maxim 2685
3 GM Rodshtein Maxim 2671 7 - 7 GM Gao Rui 2529
4 GM Hillarp Persson Tiger 2569 7 - 7 GM Jones Gawain C B 2665
5 FM Schroeder Jan-Christian 2370 7 - 7 GM Romanov Evgeny 2643
6 GM Smerdon David 2519 7 - 7 GM Ramirez Alejandro 2580
7 GM Moiseenko Alexander 2707 6½ - 6½ IM Svane Rasmus 2494
8 GM Edouard Romain 2679 6½ - 6½ IM Ly Moulthun 2466
9 GM Timman Jan H 2610 6½ - 6½ IM Tari Aryan 2412
10 IM Houska Jovanka 2409 6½ - 6½ GM Le Roux Jean-Pierre 2560

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Bu is leading the event with 7.5 out of 8, Jones is 2nd with 7. Six players are tied for 3rd with 6.5 points.

Top 10 results of the 8th round

1 GM Bu Xiangzhi 2693 6½ 1 – 0 6 GM Moiseenko Alexander 2707
2 GM Edouard Romain 2679 6 ½ – ½ 6 GM Matlakov Maxim 2685
3 GM Jones Gawain C B 2665 6 1 – 0 6 GM Meier Georg 2632
4 GM Romanov Evgeny 2643 6 0 – 1 5½ GM Negi Parimarjan 2645
5 GM Semcesen Daniel 2503 5½ 0 – 1 5½ GM Rapport Richard 2701
6 GM Rasmussen Allan Stig 2522 5½ 0 – 1 5½ GM Rodshtein Maxim 2671
7 GM Timman Jan H 2610 5½ 1 – 0 5½ GM Hector Jonny 2506
8 FM Fossan Petter 2257 5½ ½ – ½ 5½ GM Ramirez Alejandro 2580
9 GM Hillarp Persson Tiger 2569 5½ ½ – ½ 5½ FM Englert Fabian 2304
10 FM Schroeder Jan-Christian 2370 5½ ½ – ½ 5½ GM Gao Rui 2529

Top 10 players after 8 rounds

1 GM Bu Xiangzhi CHN 2693 7.5
2 GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2665 Philidor 7.0
3 GM Matlakov Maxim RUS 2685 St. Petersburg 6.5
4 GM Edouard Romain FRA 2679 Bischwiller 6.5
5 GM Rapport Richard HUN 2701 SV Hockenheim 6.5
6 GM Rodshtein Maxim ISR 2671 6.5
7 GM Timman Jan H NED 2610 SG Porz e.V. 6.5
8 GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2645 6.5
9 GM Romanov Evgeny RUS 2643 Katernberg 6.0
10 GM Moiseenko Alexander UKR 2707 6.0

Top 10 pairings of the 9th round

1 GM Jones Gawain C B 2665 7 - 7½ GM Bu Xiangzhi 2693
2 GM Rapport Richard 2701 6½ - 6½ GM Rodshtein Maxim 2671
3 GM Matlakov Maxim 2685 6½ - 6½ GM Timman Jan H 2610
4 GM Negi Parimarjan 2645 6½ - 6½ GM Edouard Romain 2679
5 GM Moiseenko Alexander 2707 6 - 6 GM Schandorff Lars 2529
6 FM Ikeda Junta 2402 6 - 6 GM Romanov Evgeny 2643
7 GM Meier Georg 2632 6 - 6 GM Smerdon David 2519
8 GM Ramirez Alejandro 2580 6 - 6 Haug Johannes 2136
9 IM Roser Kevin 2406 6 - 6 GM Hillarp Persson Tiger 2569
10 GM Cornette Matthieu 2532 6 - 6 FM Schroeder Jan-Christian 2370

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With all the elite events that have been going on lately, I almost hadn’t noticed a very strong one – Politiken Cup 2014! There are 24 GMs, 3 WGMs, 11 IMs, etc playing.

Top 10 players after 7 rounds

1 GM Bu Xiangzhi CHN 2693 6.5
2 GM Edouard Romain FRA 2679 Bischwiller 6.0
3 GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2665 Philidor 6.0
4 GM Meier Georg GER 2632 OSG Baden-Baden 6.0
5 GM Romanov Evgeny RUS 2643 Katernberg 6.0
6 GM Moiseenko Alexander UKR 2707 6.0
7 GM Matlakov Maxim RUS 2685 St. Petersburg 6.0
8 GM Rodshtein Maxim ISR 2671 5.5
9 GM Rapport Richard HUN 2701 SV Hockenheim 5.5
10 GM Hillarp Persson Tiger SWE 2569 Brønshøj 5.5

A few games from the event

Top 10 pairings of the 8th round

1 GM Bu Xiangzhi 2693 6½ - 6 GM Moiseenko Alexander 2707
2 GM Edouard Romain 2679 6 - 6 GM Matlakov Maxim 2685
3 GM Jones Gawain C B 2665 6 - 6 GM Meier Georg 2632
4 GM Romanov Evgeny 2643 6 - 5½ GM Negi Parimarjan 2645
5 GM Semcesen Daniel 2503 5½ - 5½ GM Rapport Richard 2701
6 GM Rasmussen Allan Stig 2522 5½ - 5½ GM Rodshtein Maxim 2671
7 GM Timman Jan H 2610 5½ - 5½ GM Hector Jonny 2506
8 FM Fossan Petter 2257 5½ - 5½ GM Ramirez Alejandro 2580
9 GM Hillarp Persson Tiger 2569 5½ - 5½ FM Englert Fabian 2304
10 FM Schroeder Jan-Christian 2370 5½ - 5½ GM Gao Rui 2529

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