Tomashevsky wins 3rd Grand Prix Tournament

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From February 14 through 18 2015, the Georgian capital Tbilisi hosted the third event of the new FIDE Grand Prix Series. The World Championship cycle 2014/2015 consists of four tournaments – which is certainly an extraordinary setting, as usually six tournaments took place during one Grand Prix Series. The FIDE has not pointed out any reasons for this derivative in particular, but people speculate that not enough applications for hosting the tournaments have been submitted. There is a prize money fund of 120,000 Euro per tournament, 20,000 Euro of which go to the winner. Both winner and runner-up secure the right to participate in the Candidates’ Tournament.

Sixteen players compete in the tournament series. The rules suggest that each player participates in three of the four events. The competing players in Tbilisi were: Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Peter Svidler, Dmitry Andreikin, Dmitry Jakovenko, Teimour Radjabov, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Baadur Jobava, and Rustam Kasimdzhanov. The ELO therefore ranged between 2696 (Jobava) and 2810 (Grischuk).

The FIDE’s timing was subject to criticism, as the 1st Grand Prix Tournament ended only five days prior to the beginning of the next. Not exactly a walk in the park for the players who attended the first and second event (Caruana, Gelfand, Karjakin, Nakamura, Radjabov, Mamedyarov, Kasimdzhanov, and Andreikin). The three months break in between the second and third events gave the players time for thorough preparation.

Especially Tomashevsky seemed to have used this time well – against all expectations he played a successful tournament and took home the trophy. He remained undefeated throughout all eleven duels and prevailed not only over favorite Grischuk in Round 3, but also over Jobava, Mamedyarov, Vachier-Lagrave, and Kasimdzhanov. A total of five victories and eight points on the tournament account gave him an impressive advantage. He even left behind runner-up Jakovenko (two victories, 6.5 points) far behind. A surprising but well-deserved victory for the 27 year-old Russian.

The disappointing bottom rank took Andreikin, the winner of the generic propecia 2nd Grand Prix tournament, who only scored four points with no victories and three defeats.

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Final Results
Rank SNo. Name Rtg FED Pts
1 6 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2716 RUS 8
2 8 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2733 RUS
3 12 GM Radjabov Teimour 2731 AZE 6
4 4 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2705 UZB
5 1 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 CUB
6 11 GM Giri Anish 2797 NED
7 10 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2759 AZE
8 9 GM Grischuk Alexander 2810 RUS 5
9 3 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2775 FRA 5
10 7 GM Jobava Baadur 2696 GEO 5
11 2 GM Svidler Peter 2739 RUS
12 5 GM Andreikin Dmitry 2737 RUS 4

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Pairings & Round Results

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Round 1 on 2015/02/15 at 15-00
SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
1 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 ½ – ½ GM Radjabov Teimour 2731 12
2 GM Svidler Peter 2739 0 – 1 GM Giri Anish 2797 11
3 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2775 0 – 1 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2759 10
4 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2705 0 – 1 GM Grischuk Alexander 2810 9
5 GM Andreikin Dmitry 2737 ½ – ½ GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2733 8
6 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2716 1 – 0 GM Jobava Baadur 2696 7
Round 2 on 2015/02/16 at 15-00
SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
12 GM Radjabov Teimour 2731 ½ – ½ GM Jobava Baadur 2696 7
8 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2733 ½ – ½ GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2716 6
9 GM Grischuk Alexander 2810 ½ – ½ GM Andreikin Dmitry 2737 5
10 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2759 0 – 1 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2705 4
11 GM Giri Anish 2797 ½ – ½ GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2775 3
1 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 ½ – ½ GM Svidler Peter 2739 2
Round 3 on 2015/02/17 at 15-00
SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
2 GM Svidler Peter 2739 ½ – ½ GM Radjabov Teimour 2731 12
3 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2775 ½ – ½ GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 1
4 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2705 ½ – ½ GM Giri Anish 2797 11
5 GM Andreikin Dmitry 2737 0 – 1 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2759 10
6 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2716 1 – 0 GM Grischuk Alexander 2810 9
7 GM Jobava Baadur 2696 0 – 1 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2733 8
Round 4 on 2015/02/18 at 15-00
SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
12 GM Radjabov Teimour 2731 ½ – ½ GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2733 8
9 GM Grischuk Alexander 2810 1 – 0 GM Jobava Baadur 2696 7
10 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2759 0 – 1 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2716 6
11 GM Giri Anish 2797 ½ – ½ GM Andreikin Dmitry 2737 5
1 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 ½ – ½ GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2705 4
2 GM Svidler Peter 2739 ½ – ½ GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2775 3
Round 5 on 2015/02/20 at 15-00
SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
3 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2775 ½ – ½ GM Radjabov Teimour 2731 12
4 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2705 1 – 0 GM Svidler Peter 2739 2
5 GM Andreikin Dmitry 2737 0 – 1 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 1
6 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2716 ½ – ½ GM Giri Anish 2797 11
7 GM Jobava Baadur 2696 1 – 0 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2759 10
8 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2733 ½ – ½ GM Grischuk Alexander 2810 9
Round 6 on 2015/02/21 at 15-00
SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
12 GM Radjabov Teimour 2731 1 – 0 GM Grischuk Alexander 2810 9
10 GM Mamedyarov is propecia sold over the counter Shakhriyar 2759 ½ – ½ GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2733 8
11 GM Giri Anish 2797 ½ – ½ GM Jobava Baadur 2696 7
1 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 ½ – ½ GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2716 6
2 GM Svidler Peter 2739 1 – 0 GM Andreikin Dmitry 2737 5
3 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2775 ½ – ½ GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2705 4
Round 7 on 2015/02/22 at 15-00
SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
4 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2705 ½ – ½ GM Radjabov Teimour 2731 12
5 GM Andreikin Dmitry 2737 ½ – ½ GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2775 3
6 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2716 ½ – ½ GM Svidler Peter 2739 2
7 GM Jobava Baadur 2696 1 – 0 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 1
8 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2733 1 – 0 GM Giri Anish 2797 11
9 GM Grischuk Alexander 2810 0 – 1 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2759 10
Round 8 on 2015/02/23 at 15-00
SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
12 GM Radjabov Teimour 2731 ½ – ½ GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2759 10
11 GM Giri Anish 2797 ½ – ½ GM Grischuk Alexander 2810 9
1 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 ½ – ½ GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2733 8
2 GM Svidler Peter 2739 0 – 1 GM Jobava Baadur 2696 7
3 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2775 0 – 1 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2716 6
4 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2705 ½ – ½ GM Andreikin Dmitry 2737 5
Round 9 on 2015/02/25 at 15-00
SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
5 GM Andreikin Dmitry 2737 ½ – ½ GM Radjabov Teimour 2731 12
6 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2716 1 – 0 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2705 4
7 GM Jobava Baadur 2696 0 – 1 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2775 3
8 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2733 ½ – ½ GM Svidler Peter 2739 2
9 GM Grischuk Alexander 2810 ½ – ½ GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 1
10 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2759 ½ – ½ GM Giri Anish 2797 11
Round 10 on 2015/02/26 at 15-00
SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
12 GM Radjabov Teimour 2731 ½ – ½ GM Giri Anish 2797 11
1 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 ½ – ½ GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2759 10
2 GM Svidler Peter 2739 ½ – ½ GM Grischuk Alexander 2810 9
3 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2775 ½ – ½ GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2733 8
4 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2705 ½ – ½ GM Jobava Baadur 2696 7
5 GM Andreikin Dmitry 2737 ½ side effects of plavix – ½ GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2716 6
Round 11 on 2015/02/27 at 13-00
SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
6 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2716 ½ – ½ GM Radjabov Teimour 2731 12
7 GM Jobava Baadur 2696 ½ – ½ GM Andreikin Dmitry 2737 5
8 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2733 ½ – ½ GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2705 4
9 GM Grischuk Alexander 2810 ½ – ½ GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2775 3
10 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2759 ½ – ½ GM Svidler Peter 2739 2
11 GM Giri Anish 2797 ½ – ½ GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 1

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Find pictures, videos, and game sheets along with further information on the official tournament website http://tbilisi2015.fide.com/.

written by Sarah, translated by Birthe