Anton Korobov wins AICF-AAI Chess Cup Print
Sunday, 30 December 2012 18:43
Grandmaster Anton Korobov of Ukraine won the AICF-AAI Chess Cup defeating top seed Radoslav Wojtaszek of Poland in the tenth and final round that concluded here.

Video with winner’s interview (by Vijay Kumar)

Playing with black, Korobov was in a difficult situation after the opening and suffered a long time but Wojtaszek allowed him to fight back in time scramble and the Ukrainian turned the tables in quick time.

The victory fetches Korobov the winner’s purse of Rs. 400000 along with some important rating points. The Ukrainian finished with an impressive 6.5 points out of a possible 10.

All players with guests during closing ceremony

Evgeny Alekseev of Russia finished second on 5.5 points after settling for a draw with Krishnan Sasikiran while the all Indian affair between Parimarjan Negi and Abhijeet Gupta also ended in a draw in the final round.

For the records, Krishnan Sasikiran finished third with five points in all while Abhijeet Gupta was declared fourth with a better tiebreak score than Wojtaszek who finished fifth on 4.5 points. Parimarjan Negi had to be content with a sixth place finish with four points.

Results final round: Parimarjan Negi (Ind, 4) drew with Abhijeet Gupta (Ind, 4.5); Evgeny Alekseev (Rus, 5.5) drew with Krishnan Sasikiran (Ind, 5); Radoslav Wojtaszek (Pol, 4.5) lost to Anton Korobov (Ukr, 6.5).

Final standings: 1. Anton Korobov (Ukr, 6.5); 2. Evgeny Alekseev (Rus, 5.5); 3. Krishnan Sasikiran (Ind, 5); 4. Abhijeet Gupta (Ind, 4.5); 5. Radoslav Wojtaszek (Pol, 4.5); 6. Parimarjan Negi (Ind, 4).

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