Radjabov beats Karjakin to Win Cap d`Agde Print
Friday, 03 November 2006 00:00
The Cap d`Agde Rapid Chess Tournament is a much awaited event with an interesting mix of big names, promising youngsters and top women players. The Rapid Chess time control appeals to spectators and the Knockout format builds up in excitement. Two youngsters survived the round robin preliminaries, quarterfinals and semifinals and Teimour Radjabov of Azerbaijan beat another prodigy, Sergey Karjakin of Ukraine. Read more. The Cap d`Agde Rapid Chess Tournament is a much awaited event with an interesting mix of big names, promising youngsters and top women players. The Rapid Chess time control appeals to spectators and the Knockout format builds up in excitement.

The crosstables tell part of the story. The elimination of Karpov at an early stage highlights the strength of the field despite their youth. Sixteen players were divided into two groups of eight. After a tie break in Group B, half the field qualified into the 8-player quarterfinals.

Two youngsters survived the round robin preliminaries, quarterfinals and semifinals and Teimour Radjabov of Azerbaijan beat another prodigy, Sergey Karjakin of Ukraine, pocketing 16,000 Euros. Here are the results:

Finals

  Fed Rtng G1 G2 Tot.
Sergey Karjakin UKR 2672 = 0 0.5
Teimour Radjabov AZE 2729 = 1 1.5


Semifinals

  Fed Rtng G1 G2 Tot.
Sergey Karjakin UKR 2672 = 1 1.5
Magnus Carlsen NOR 2698 = 0 0.5
 
Teimour Radjabov AZE 2729 1 1 2.0
Andrei Volokitin UKR 2645 0 0 0.0


Quarterfinals

  Fed Rtng G1 G2 TB1 TB2 TB3 TB4 SD Tot.
Sergey Karjakin UKR 2672 1 0 1 =       2.5
Zhao Xue CHN 2467 0 1 0 =       1.5
 
Teimour Radjabov AZE 2729 1 1           2.0
Etienne Bacrot FRA 2705 0 0           0.0
 
Magnus Carlsen NOR 2698 1 1           2.0
L:aurent Fressinet FRA 2640 0 0           0.0
 
Andrei Volokitin UKR 2645 = = 1 0 1 0 1 4.0
Harikrishna Pentala IND 2674 = = 0 1 0 1 0 3.0


Group A

      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 T
1  Karjakin, Sergey 2672 x 1 = 1 = = 1 = 5.0
2  Radjabov, T 2729 0 x 1 = 1 = 1 = 4.5
3  Fressinet, L. 2640 = 0 x = 1 = 1 1 4.5
4  Harikrishna, P. 2674 0 = = x 0 1 1 1 4.0
5  Stefanova, A. 2489 = 0 0 1 x 1 = = 3.5
6  Negi, P 2538 = = = 0 0 x = 1 3.0
7  Sebag., M 2471 0 0 0 0 = = x 1 2.0
8  Kosteniuk, A 2534 = = 0 0 = 0 0 x 1.5


Group B

      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 T
1  Volokitin, A 2645 x = = = 1 1 1 1 5.5
2  Carlsen, M 2698 = x = 1 = = 1 = 4.5
3  Koneru, H.. 2545 = = x 0 = 1 1 0 3.5
4  Zhao, Xue 2467 = 0 1 x 0 1 0 1 3.5
5  Bacrot, E. 2705 0 = = 1 x 0 = 1 3.5
6  Karpov, A 2668 0 = 0 0 1 x 1 1 3.5
7  Vachier Lagrave 2579 0 0 0 1 = 0 x 1 2.5
8  Skripchenko, A 2427 0 = 1 0 0 0 0 x 1.5


Group B Tie Break
      1 2 3 4 T
1  Bacrot,E 2705 x x 1 = = = 1 3.5
2  Zhao, Xue 2467 0 = x x 1 1 1 3.5
3  Karpov, A.. 2668 = = 0 x x = 0 1.5
4  Koneru,. H 2545 0 0 0 = 1 x x 1.5
 
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