Aeroflot Open Moscow Russia 2015

Sasikiran and Van Foreest lead with 3.5 points after 4 rounds.

Top results of the 4th round

1 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2682 3 ½ – ½ 2½ GM Kovalenko Igor 2661
2 GM Svetushkin Dmitry 2592 2½ ½ – ½ 2½ GM Zvjaginsev Vadim 2658
3 GM Lu Shanglei 2570 2½ ½ – ½ 2½ GM Khairullin Ildar 2630
4 GM Salgado Lopez Ivan 2627 2½ – – + 2½ IM Van Foreest Jorden 2493
5 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2714 2 1 – 0 2 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 2625
6 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 2708 2 ½ – ½ 2 GM Sethuraman S.P. 2623
7 GM Bukavshin Ivan 2618 2 1 – 0 2 GM Inarkiev Ernesto 2706
8 GM Korobov Anton 2694 2 1 – 0 2 GM Ponkratov Pavel 2613
9 GM Dubov Daniil 2627 2 1 – 0 2 GM Fedoseev Vladimir 2674
10 GM Grachev Boris 2673 2 ½ – ½ 2 GM Shimanov Aleksandr 2594

Top 10 players after 4 rounds

1 GM Sasikiran Krishnan IND 2682 3.5
2 IM Van Foreest Jorden U18 NED 2493 3.5
3 GM Dubov Daniil RUS 2627 3.0
4 GM Lu Shanglei CHN 2570 3.0
5 GM Korobov Anton UKR 2694 3.0
6 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian RUS 2714 3.0
7 GM Kovalenko Igor LAT 2661 3.0
8 GM Bukavshin Ivan RUS 2618 3.0
9 GM Zvjaginsev Vadim RUS 2658 3.0
10 GM Adhiban B. IND 2646 3.0

Some games of the 4th round

Top pairings of the 5th round

1 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2682 3½ – 3½ IM Van Foreest Jorden 2493
2 GM Kobalia Mikhail 2632 3 – 3 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2714
3 GM Khairullin Ildar 2630 3 – 3 GM Korobov Anton 2694
4 GM Kovalenko Igor 2661 3 – 3 GM Dubov Daniil 2627
5 GM Zvjaginsev Vadim 2658 3 – 3 GM Bukavshin Ivan 2618
6 GM Adhiban B. 2646 3 – 3 GM Lu Shanglei 2570
7 GM Petrosian Tigran L. 2671 2½ – 3 GM Svetushkin Dmitry 2592
8 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2756 2½ – 2½ GM Anton Guijarro David 2614
9 GM Sethuraman S.P. 2623 2½ – 2½ GM Rapport Richard 2709
10 GM Khalifman Alexander 2613 2½ – 2½ GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 2708

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Women’s World Championship 2015 Sochi Russia

Pogonina-Cramling, M.Muzychuk sitting in the background

Pogonina-Cramling, M.Muzychuk sitting in the background


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Pogonina managed to win the 2nd game (again!) and equalized the score. Another draw happened in M.Muzychuk-Harika game, so they will also be playing today :).

Second game of the Semifinals

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Women’s World Championship 2015 Sochi, Russia

Cramling-Pogonina

Cramling-Pogonina


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Cramling leads in the match against Pogonina and only needs a draw to get to the Finals. Muzychuk drew Harika, so they both will be playing for two results (win and possibly draw to decide the outcome of the match in tie-breaks).

The 1st game of Semifinals

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Aeroflot Open Moscow Russia 2015

Sasikiran leads with 3 out of 3, seven players have 2.5 points.

Top results of the 3rd round

1 GM Ponkratov Pavel 2613 2 0 – 1 2 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2682
2 IM Van Foreest Jorden 2493 2 ½ – ½ 2 GM Khairullin Ildar 2630
3 GM Adhiban B. 2646 1½ ½ – ½ 1½ GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2714
4 GM Rapport Richard 2709 1½ 0 – 1 1½ GM Salgado Lopez Ivan 2627
5 GM Inarkiev Ernesto 2706 1½ ½ – ½ 1½ GM Dubov Daniil 2627
6 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 2625 1½ ½ – ½ 1½ GM Korobov Anton 2694
7 GM Fedoseev Vladimir 2674 1½ ½ – ½ 1½ GM Bukavshin Ivan 2618
8 GM Khalifman Alexander 2613 1½ ½ – ½ 1½ GM Grachev Boris 2673
9 GM Kovalenko Igor 2661 1½ 1 – 0 1½ GM Salem A.R. Saleh 2603
10 GM Shimanov Aleksandr 2594 1½ ½ – ½ 1½ GM Mamedov Rauf 2658

Top 10 players after 3 rounds

1 GM Sasikiran Krishnan IND 2682 3.0
2 GM Lu Shanglei CHN 2570 2.5
3 GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ESP 2627 2.5
4 GM Svetushkin Dmitry MDA 2592 2.5
5 IM Van Foreest Jorden U18 NED 2493 2.5
6 GM Kovalenko Igor LAT 2661 2.5
7 GM Zvjaginsev Vadim RUS 2658 2.5
8 GM Khairullin Ildar RUS 2630 2.5
9 GM Dubov Daniil RUS 2627 2.0
10 IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina RUS 2438 2.0

Some games of the 3rd round

Top pairings of the 4th round

1 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2682 3 – 2½ GM Kovalenko Igor 2661
2 GM Svetushkin Dmitry 2592 2½ – 2½ GM Zvjaginsev Vadim 2658
3 GM Lu Shanglei 2570 2½ – 2½ GM Khairullin Ildar 2630
4 GM Salgado Lopez Ivan 2627 2½ – 2½ IM Van Foreest Jorden 2493
5 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2714 2 – 2 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 2625
6 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 2708 2 – 2 GM Sethuraman S.P. 2623
7 GM Bukavshin Ivan 2618 2 – 2 GM Inarkiev Ernesto 2706
8 GM Korobov Anton 2694 2 – 2 GM Ponkratov Pavel 2613
9 GM Dubov Daniil 2627 2 – 2 GM Fedoseev Vladimir 2674
10 GM Grachev Boris 2673 2 – 2 GM Shimanov Aleksandr 2594

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Aeroflot Open, Moscow, Russia 2015

Khairullin

Khairullin


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Four players lead with a perfect score after 2 rounds – Sasikiran, Ponkratov, Van Foreest and Khairullin.

Top results of the 2nd round

1 GM Khairullin Ildar 2630 1 1 – 0 1 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2756
2 GM Dubov Daniil 2627 1 ½ – ½ 1 GM Rapport Richard 2709
3 GM Salgado Lopez Ivan 2627 1 ½ – ½ 1 GM Inarkiev Ernesto 2706
4 GM Korobov Anton 2694 1 ½ – ½ 1 GM Khalifman Alexander 2613
5 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2682 1 1 – 0 1 GM Potkin Vladimir 2605
6 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 2625 1 ½ – ½ 1 GM Fedoseev Vladimir 2674
7 GM Ponkratov Pavel 2613 1 1 – 0 1 GM Petrosian Tigran L. 2671
8 GM Bok Benjamin 2587 1 ½ – ½ 1 GM Kovalenko Igor 2661
9 GM Lu Shanglei 2570 1 ½ – ½ 1 GM Zvjaginsev Vadim 2658
10 GM Adhiban B. 2646 1 ½ – ½ 1 GM Svetushkin Dmitry 2592

Some games of the 2nd round

Top pairings of the 3rd round

1 GM Ponkratov Pavel 2613 2 – 2 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2682
2 IM Van Foreest Jorden 2493 2 – 2 GM Khairullin Ildar 2630
3 GM Adhiban B. 2646 1½ – 1½ GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2714
4 GM Rapport Richard 2709 1½ – 1½ GM Salgado Lopez Ivan 2627
5 GM Inarkiev Ernesto 2706 1½ – 1½ GM Dubov Daniil 2627
6 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 2625 1½ – 1½ GM Korobov Anton 2694
7 GM Fedoseev Vladimir 2674 1½ – 1½ GM Bukavshin Ivan 2618
8 GM Khalifman Alexander 2613 1½ – 1½ GM Grachev Boris 2673
9 GM Kovalenko Igor 2661 1½ – 1½ GM Salem A.R. Saleh 2603
10 GM Shimanov Aleksandr 2594 1½ – 1½ GM Mamedov Rauf 2658

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