Tuesday 6 May 2008

3 way tie in Baku

The first FIDE Grand Prix event ended in a 3 way tie for 1st, between Vugar Gashimov, Yue Wang and Magnus Carlsen. Each score 8/13 with local boy Gashimov edging the other 2 players on tie break. Half a point back were Shakriyar Mamadyrov and Alexander Grischuk.
Probably the key game for the tournament was the round 12 clash between Gashimov and Grischuk, which crueled Grischuk's chances for first place and catapulted Gashimov into the lead.

Gashimov,V (2679) - Grischuk,A (2716) [C72]
FIDE GP Baku AZE (12), 04.05.2008

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 d6 5.0-0 Bg4 6.h3 h5 7.d4 b5 8.Bb3 Nxd4 9.hxg4 Nxb3 10.axb3 hxg4 11.Ng5 Qd7 12.Qd3 Rb8 13.Rxa6 f6 14.Nc3 fxg5 15.Bxg5 Be7 16.f4 gxf3 17.Qxf3 Nf6 18.Nd5 Nxd5 19.Qf7+ Kd8 20.Qxg7 Kc8 21.Qxh8+ Kb7 22.Qh7 Qg4 23.exd5 Qd4+ 24.Kh1 Bxg5 25.Rfa1 Be3 26.Ra7+ Qxa7 27.Rxa7+ Bxa7 28.g4 Rf8 29.g5 Rf2 30.Qe4 Rf1+ 31.Kh2 Rf4 32.Qxf4 exf4 33.c3 1-0

No comments: