Qatar Masters Open 2014

Yu Yangyi

Yu Yangyi


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Yu Yangyi became the winner of the event (7.5 points) after winning against Kramnik in the last round! Giri and Kramnik shared 2nd-3rd places with 7 points but Giri had a better tie-break.

Top results of the last round

1 GM Yu Yangyi 2705 6½ 1 – 0 7 GM Kramnik Vladimir 2760
2 GM Akopian Vladimir 2657 6 0 – 1 6 GM Giri Anish 2776
3 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2751 5½ ½ – ½ 6 GM Efimenko Zahar 2644
4 GM Ding Liren 2730 5½ ½ – ½ 5½ GM Adhiban B. 2630
5 GM Shankland Samuel L 2642 5½ ½ – ½ 5½ GM Eljanov Pavel 2719
6 GM Safarli Eltaj 2628 5½ ½ – ½ 5½ GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2714
7 GM Bu Xiangzhi 2707 5½ ½ – ½ 5½ GM Salem A.R. Saleh 2586
8 GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy 2706 5½ 0 – 1 5½ GM Durarbayli Vasif 2621
9 GM Perunovic Milos 2619 5½ ½ – ½ 5½ GM Moiseenko Alexander 2701
10 GM Sjugirov Sanan 2673 5½ 1 – 0 5½ GM Oleksienko Mikhailo 2620

Some games of the round

Top players – final ranking

1 GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2705 7.5 2905
2 GM Giri Anish NED 2776 7.0 2870
3 GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS 2760 7.0 2829
4 GM Sjugirov Sanan RUS 2673 6.5 2774
5 GM Durarbayli Vasif AZE 2621 6.5 2734
6 GM Efimenko Zahar UKR 2644 6.5 2733
7 GM Salem A.R. Saleh UAE 2586 6.0 2775
8 GM Volokitin Andrei UKR 2627 6.0 2753
9 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2751 6.0 2743
10 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny RUS 2714 6.0 2734

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Salem-Kramnik

Salem-Kramnik


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Kramnik won his 6th game in a row (!) and is leading the event with 7 out of 8. Yu is 2nd with 6.5, Giri, Efimenko and Akopian share 3rd with 6 points.

Top results of the 8th round

1 GM Giri Anish 2776 6 0 – 1 5½ GM Yu Yangyi 2705
2 GM Salem A.R. Saleh 2586 5½ 0 – 1 6 GM Kramnik Vladimir 2760
3 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2751 5 ½ – ½ 5 GM Shankland Samuel L 2642
4 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2714 5 ½ – ½ 5 GM Volokitin Andrei 2627
5 GM Adhiban B. 2630 5 ½ – ½ 5 GM Bu Xiangzhi 2707
6 GM Oleksienko Mikhailo 2620 5 ½ – ½ 5 GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy 2706
7 GM Akopian Vladimir 2657 5 1 – 0 5 GM Grandelius Nils 2573
8 GM Efimenko Zahar 2644 5 1 – 0 5 GM Cornette Matthieu 2566
9 GM Ivanisevic Ivan 2643 5 ½ – ½ 5 GM Perunovic Milos 2619
10 GM Romanov Evgeny 2636 4½ ½ – ½ 4½ GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2757

Top players after 8 rounds

1 GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS 2760 7.0 2933
2 GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2705 6.5 2867
3 GM Giri Anish NED 2776 6.0 2842
4 GM Efimenko Zahar UKR 2644 6.0 2737
5 GM Akopian Vladimir ARM 2657 6.0 2725
6 GM Salem A.R. Saleh UAE 2586 5.5 2784
7 GM Oleksienko Mikhailo UKR 2620 5.5 2775
8 GM Volokitin Andrei UKR 2627 5.5 2767
9 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2751 5.5 2756
10 GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy UKR 2706 5.5 2750

Some games of the round

Top pairings of the 9th (and last) round

1 GM Yu Yangyi 2705 6½ – 7 GM Kramnik Vladimir 2760
2 GM Akopian Vladimir 2657 6 – 6 GM Giri Anish 2776
3 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2751 5½ – 6 GM Efimenko Zahar 2644
4 GM Ding Liren 2730 5½ – 5½ GM Adhiban B. 2630
5 GM Shankland Samuel L 2642 5½ – 5½ GM Eljanov Pavel 2719
6 GM Safarli Eltaj 2628 5½ – 5½ GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2714
7 GM Bu Xiangzhi 2707 5½ – 5½ GM Salem A.R. Saleh 2586
8 GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy 2706 5½ – 5½ GM Durarbayli Vasif 2621
9 GM Perunovic Milos 2619 5½ – 5½ GM Moiseenko Alexander 2701
10 GM Sjugirov Sanan 2673 5½ – 5½ GM Oleksienko Mikhailo 2620

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Kramnik-Giri

Kramnik-Giri


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Kramnik won a very nice, positional game against Giri and shares 1st-2nd places with 6 points. Salem and Yu are on 5.5.

Top results of the 7th round

1 GM Kramnik Vladimir 2760 5 1 – 0 6 GM Giri Anish 2776
2 GM Oleksienko Mikhailo 2620 4½ ½ – ½ 4½ GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2714
3 GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy 2706 4½ ½ – ½ 4½ GM Shankland Samuel L 2642
4 GM Yu Yangyi 2705 4½ 1 – 0 4½ GM Lenderman Aleksandr 2598
5 GM Mamedov Rauf 2652 4½ 0 – 1 4½ GM Salem A.R. Saleh 2586
6 GM Perunovic Milos 2619 4½ ½ – ½ 4½ GM Efimenko Zahar 2644
7 GM Grandelius Nils 2573 4½ ½ – ½ 4½ GM Ivanisevic Ivan 2643
8 GM Vovk Andrey 2640 4 0 – 1 4 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2751
9 GM Ding Liren 2730 4 ½ – ½ 4 GM Gupta Abhijeet 2632
10 GM Dubov Daniil 2629 4 ½ – ½ 4 GM Harikrishna P. 2725

Top players after 7 rounds

1 GM Giri Anish NED 2776 6.0 2950
2 GM Kramnik Vladimir RUS 2760 6.0 2908
3 GM Salem A.R. Saleh UAE 2586 5.5 2856
4 GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2705 5.5 2823
5 GM Grandelius Nils SWE 2573 5.0 2800
6 GM Oleksienko Mikhailo UKR 2620 5.0 2782
7 GM Volokitin Andrei UKR 2627 5.0 2771
8 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2751 5.0 2769
9 GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy UKR 2706 5.0 2765
10 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny RUS 2714 5.0 2762

Some games of the round

Top pairings of the 8th round

1 GM Giri Anish 2776 6 – 5½ GM Yu Yangyi 2705
2 GM Salem A.R. Saleh 2586 5½ – 6 GM Kramnik Vladimir 2760
3 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2751 5 – 5 GM Shankland Samuel L 2642
4 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2714 5 – 5 GM Volokitin Andrei 2627
5 GM Adhiban B. 2630 5 – 5 GM Bu Xiangzhi 2707
6 GM Oleksienko Mikhailo 2620 5 – 5 GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy 2706
7 GM Akopian Vladimir 2657 5 – 5 GM Grandelius Nils 2573
8 GM Efimenko Zahar 2644 5 – 5 GM Cornette Matthieu 2566
9 GM Ivanisevic Ivan 2643 5 – 5 GM Perunovic Milos 2619
10 GM Romanov Evgeny 2636 4½ – 4½ GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2757

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