FIDE Grand Prix 2015 Ends Today

Source: http://khantymansiysk2015.fide.com

Source: http://khantymansiysk2015.fide.com

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From May 14 to 18, Khanty Mansiysk was stage to the fourth and last tournament of the current FIDE Grand Prix Series. A total of four tournament were carried out in the 2014/15 World Championship cycle, which is rather unusual, as previous Grand Prix Series were fought in six rounds. The FIDE has not provided explanation about this particular change, but chess experts speculate that not enough applications for hosting events were submitted.

A prize money fund of 120,000 EUR was available at every tournament, 20,000 EUR of which were the victors’ rewards. The winner and runner-up qualify for participating at the Candidates’ Tournament.

According to the rule set, each of the sixteen participating chess players compete in three out of four events.

Players in Khanty Mansiysk were: Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Boris Gelfand, Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Peter Svidler, Dmitry Jakovenko, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Baadur Jobava und Sergey Karjakin. The ELO therefore ranged between 2699 (Jobava) and 2803 (Caruana) points.

Jakovenko won the tournament, however his performance was not good enough to secure one of the two qualifying slots. Nobody was able to surpass Caruana and Nakamura, which is why the two top-players deservedly earned the right to participate in the Candidates’ Tournament that is scheduled to run from March 9 to 28 2016 to bring forward Magnus Carlsen’s world championship challenger.

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Final Results Grand Prix 2015 (all four tournaments)
Player FIDE rating
May 2015
Baku Tashkent Tbilisi Khanty-
Mansiysk
Total
1  Fabiano Caruana (ITA) 2803 155 75 140 370
2  Hikaru Nakamura (USA) 2799 82 125 140 347
3  Dmitry Jakovenko (RUS) 2738 30 140 140 310
4  Evgeny Tomashevsky (RUS) 2749 82 170 30 282
5  Boris Gelfand (ISR) 2744 155 15 85 255
6  Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (AZE) 2735 35 125 75 235
7  Sergey Karjakin (RUS) 2753 82 75 55 212
8  Teimour Radjabov (AZE) 2738 50 50 110 210
9  Dmitry Andreikin (RUS) 2723 20 170 10 200
10  Alexander Grischuk (RUS) 2810 82 40 55 177
11  Leinier Dominguez (CUB) 2734 10 85 170
12  Anish Giri (NED) 2776 40 75 55 170
13  Peter Svidler (RUS) 2734 82 20 55 157
14  Baadur Jobava (GEO) 2699 75 40 20 135
15  Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (FRA) 2754 75 40 10 125
16  Rustam Kasimdzhanov (UZB) 2715 35 15 75 125

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Final Rankings Khanty Mansiysk
Rank SNo. Name Rtg FED Pts Res.
1 5 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2738 RUS
2 7 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2799 USA 1
3 4 GM Caruana Fabiano 2803 ITA ½
4 9 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2734 CUB 6 ½
5 12 GM Gelfand Boris 2744 ISR 6 ½
6 10 GM Svidler Peter 2734 RUS 2
7 3 GM Grischuk Alexander 2780 RUS 2
8 8 GM Giri Anish 2776 NED 1
9 6 GM Karjakin Sergey 2753 RUS 1
10 11 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2749 RUS 5 0
11 2 GM Jobava Baadur 2699 GEO 4 0
12 1 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2754 FRA 0

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Individual Round Results
Round 1 on 2015/05/14 at 3PM
SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
1 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2754 1/2 – 1/2 GM Gelfand Boris 2744 12
2 GM Jobava Baadur 2699 0 – 1 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2749 11
3 GM Grischuk Alexander 2780 1/2 – 1/2 GM Svidler Peter 2734 10
4 GM Caruana Fabiano 2803 1/2 – 1/2 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2734 9
5 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2738 1 – 0 GM Giri Anish 2776 8
6 GM Karjakin Sergey 2753 1/2 – 1/2 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2799 7
Round 2 on 2015/05/15 at 3PM
SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
12 GM Gelfand Boris 2744 1/2 – 1/2 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2799 7
8 GM Giri Anish 2776 1/2 – 1/2 GM Karjakin Sergey 2753 6
9 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2734 1 – 0 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2738 5
10 GM Svidler Peter 2734 1/2 – 1/2 GM Caruana Fabiano 2803 4
11 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2749 1/2 – 1/2 GM Grischuk Alexander 2780 3
1 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2754 1/2 – 1/2 GM Jobava Baadur 2699 2
Round 3 on 2015/05/16 at 3PM
SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
2 GM Jobava Baadur 2699 1/2 – 1/2 GM Gelfand Boris 2744 12
3 GM Grischuk Alexander 2780 1/2 – 1/2 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2754 1
4 GM Caruana Fabiano 2803 1 – 0 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2749 11
5 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2738 0 – 1 GM Svidler Peter 2734 10
6 GM Karjakin Sergey 2753 1/2 – 1/2 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2734 9
7 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2799 1/2 – 1/2 GM Giri Anish 2776 8
Round 4 on 2015/05/17 at 3PM
SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
12 GM Gelfand Boris 2744 1/2 – 1/2 GM Giri Anish 2776 8
9 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2734 1/2 – 1/2 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2799 7
10 GM Svidler Peter 2734 1/2 – 1/2 GM Karjakin Sergey 2753 6
11 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2749 1/2 – 1/2 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2738 5
1 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2754 0 – 1 GM Caruana Fabiano 2803 4
2 GM Jobava Baadur 2699 1/2 – 1/2 GM Grischuk Alexander 2780 3
Round 5 on 2015/05/19 at 3PM
SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
3 GM Grischuk Alexander 2780 1/2 – 1/2 GM Gelfand Boris 2744 12
4 GM Caruana Fabiano 2803 1/2 – 1/2 GM Jobava Baadur 2699 2
5 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2738 1 – 0 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2754 1
6 GM Karjakin Sergey 2753 1 – 0 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2749 11
7 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2799 1/2 – 1/2 GM Svidler Peter 2734 10
8 GM Giri Anish 2776 1/2 – 1/2 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2734 9
Round 6 on 2015/05/20 at 3PM
SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
12 GM Gelfand Boris 2744 1/2 – 1/2 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2734 9
10 GM Svidler Peter 2734 1 – 0 GM Giri Anish 2776 8
11 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2749 1/2 – 1/2 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2799 7
1 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2754 0 – 1 GM Karjakin Sergey 2753 6
2 GM Jobava Baadur 2699 1/2 – 1/2 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2738 5
3 GM Grischuk Alexander 2780 0 – 1 GM Caruana Fabiano 2803 4
Round 7 on 2015/05/21 at 3PM
SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
4 GM Caruana Fabiano 2803 1/2 – 1/2 GM Gelfand Boris 2744 12
5 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2738 1/2 – 1/2 GM Grischuk Alexander 2780 3
6 GM Karjakin Sergey 2753 1/2 – 1/2 GM Jobava Baadur 2699 2
7 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2799 1 – 0 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2754 1
8 GM Giri Anish 2776 1 – 0 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2749 11
9 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2734 1 – 0 GM Svidler Peter 2734 10
Round 8 on 2015/05/22 at 3PM
SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
12 GM Gelfand Boris 2744 1 – 0 GM Svidler Peter 2734 10
11 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2749 1/2 – 1/2 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2734 9
1 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2754 1/2 – 1/2 GM Giri Anish 2776 8
2 GM Jobava Baadur 2699 0 – 1 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2799 7
3 GM Grischuk Alexander 2780 1 – 0 GM Karjakin Sergey 2753 6
4 GM Caruana Fabiano 2803 0 – 1 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2738 5
Round 9 on 2015/05/24 at 3PM
SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
5 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2738 1/2 – 1/2 GM Gelfand Boris 2744 12
6 GM Karjakin Sergey 2753 1/2 – 1/2 GM Caruana Fabiano 2803 4
7 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2799 1/2 – 1/2 GM Grischuk Alexander 2780 3
8 GM Giri Anish 2776 1 – 0 GM Jobava Baadur 2699 2
9 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2734 1/2 – 1/2 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2754 1
10 GM Svidler Peter 2734 0 – 1 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2749 11
Round 10 on 2015/05/25 at 3PM
SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
12 GM Gelfand Boris 2744 1/2 – 1/2 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2749 11
1 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2754 1/2 – 1/2 GM Svidler Peter 2734 10
2 GM Jobava Baadur 2699 1 – 0 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2734 9
3 GM Grischuk Alexander 2780 1/2 – 1/2 GM Giri Anish 2776 8
4 GM Caruana Fabiano 2803 1/2 – 1/2 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2799 7
5 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2738 1 – 0 GM Karjakin Sergey 2753 6
Round 11 on 2015/05/26 at 3PM
SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
6 GM Karjakin Sergey 2753 1/2 – 1/2 GM Gelfand Boris 2744 12
7 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2799 1/2 – 1/2 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2738 5
8 GM Giri Anish 2776 1/2 – 1/2 GM Caruana Fabiano 2803 4
9 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2734 1/2 – 1/2 GM Grischuk Alexander 2780 3
10 GM Svidler Peter 2734 1 – 0 GM Jobava Baadur 2699 2
11 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2749 1/2 – 1/2 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2754 1

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Chessimo reported about the first Grand Prix tournament as well as the second and third.

Find pictures, videos and game analyses of the final event on the official tournament website.

written by Sarah, translated by Birthe

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