Beijing GP: Mamedyarov wins, 2847 performance

7/16/2013 – Azeri GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov drew his final round game against Boris Gelfand to claim clear first place with 7.0/11 points. Alexander Grischuk placed second, half a point behind of the winner, with Peter Leko and Veselin Topalov sharing third place with 6.0/11. Full report with the games, standings , postgame video interviews and many, many pictures.

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The fifth stage of the FIDE Grand Prix Series is taking place between the 3rd and 17th of July 2013 on the premises of the Chinese Chess Association in Beijing. The time controls are 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves and 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move 61 onwards. The games start at 3 p.m. local time, except the last round. The Grand Prix Series consists of six tournaments to be held over two years (2012-2013). 18 top players participate in four of these six tournaments. The winner and second placed player overall of the Grand Prix Series will qualify for the Candidates Tournament to be held in March 2014.

Round 11 – July 16 2013, 15:00h
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
½-½
Karjakin Sergey 2776
Wang Hao 2752
1-0
Kamsky Gata 2763
Grischuk Alexander 2780
½-½
Leko Peter 2737
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
½-½
Gelfand Boris 2773
Topalov Veselin 2767
1-0
Morozevich Alexander 2736
Wang Yue 2705
½-½
Giri Anish 2734

Spectators clearly had very different reactions to some of the last round results

Topalov, Veselin - Morozevich, Alexander 1-0
Topalov masterfully handled his initiative and move by move he created insurmountable problems for his opponent. White sacrificed a pawn but soon regained it with interest as he obtained pressure on the open d-file, a passed e-pawn and pressure on the kingside. This was too much for Morozevich and his position quickly collapsed.

Topalov was joined by FIDE President Kirsan Ilyuzhimov in analyzing some of the positions

Wang Hao - Kamsky, Gata 1-0
Although the Chinese didn't find the best ways of finishing off Kamsky, the result of the game was never serious in question. Kamsky's opening again was not the best and he found himself in an inferior position straight out of it. Wang Hao just had to add a little pressure and Kamsky's position fell apart.

Wang Yue- Giri, Anish ½-½
An equal game all throughout. Giri's slight positional advantage was nullified by the presence of opposite colored bishops which made it very simple to hold the final position.

Grischuk, Alexander - Leko, Peter ½-½
Grischuk was outprepared by Leko who played a relatively sharp Ragozin. Grischuk must not have felt comfortable at all in his position as he allowed a quick threefold repetition to end the game early.

Ivanchuk, Vassily - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½
White's advantage throught the game existed but was very slight. Karjakin's position remained solid and eventually White slowly started to release some of his advantages, until eventually the game was a draw without question.

A smiling Karjakin finished in a solid 50%

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Gelfand, Boris ½-½
Mamedyarov took no risks and quickly went for a symmetrical and equalizing line against Gelfand. The Israeli had no reason to decline such a path and was happy with a draw.

Mamedyarov was pounced by the press as soon as he was finished. One reporter is not like the others, however...

Closing Ceremony

Hou Yifan was one of six of this man's picks to participate in the World Cup in August

Important supporting characters: Deputy Arbiter Sorokina and Sofia Leko

The players were treated a to a fancy last dinner and many gifts in traditional Chinese hospitality

Topalov edged Leko on tiebreaks to claim third place

Grischuk was always at the top of the tournament, and finished with a fantastic 2812 performance

Mamedyarov has had a fantastic year: World Rapid Champion, winner of the Geneva Rapid tournament and now winner of the Beijing Grand Prix

Postgame video interviews by FIDE

Information and pictures by FIDE press chief WGM Anastasiya Karlovich

Standings

FIDE Grand Prix 2012-2013 overall standings

Name Fed Criteria
London
Tashkent
Zug
Thess.
Beijing
Best 3
Topalov BUL Rating
140
170
45
100
410
Mamedyarov AZE Rating
140
80
20
170
390
Grischuk RUS World Cup
90
85
140
315
Caruana ITA FIDE Pres.
80
100
125
305
Morozevich RUS AGON
140
75
25
65
280
Karjakin RUS Rating
140
50
65
255
Wang Hao CHN AGON
70
140
30
240
Ponomariov UKR World Cup
50
100
85
235
Leko HUN AGON
80
50
50
100
230
Dominguez CUB AGON
35
20
170
225
Nakamura USA Rating
15
140
60
215
Kamsky USA Replace.
10
75
125
10
210
Gelfand ISR Match
140
30
30
200
Kasimdzhanov UZB AGON
35
80
20
70
185
Giri NED AGON
15
50
65
130
Svidler RUS World Cup
50
45
95
Ivanchuk UKR World Cup
55
10
30
95
Wang Yue CHN Replace.
65
65
Adams ENG Replace.
55
55
Bacrot FRA Replace.
25
25
Radjabov AZE AGON
20
20

Schedule and pairings

Note: Time given is the local round time.

Round 01 – July 04 2013, 15:00h
Giri Anish 2734
0-1
Karjakin Sergey 2776
Morozevich Alexander 2736
½-½
Wang Yue 2705
Gelfand Boris 2773
0-1
Topalov Veselin 2767
Leko Peter 2737
½-½
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
Kamsky Gata 2763
0-1
Grischuk Alexander 2780
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
½-½
Wang Hao 2752
Round 02 – July 05 2013, 15:00h
Karjakin Sergey 2776
1-0
Wang Hao 2752
Grischuk Alexander 2780
½-½
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
½-½
Kamsky Gata 2763
Topalov Veselin 2767
½-½
Leko Peter 2737
Wang Yue 2705
½-½
Gelfand Boris 2773
Giri Anish 2734
½-½
Morozevich Alexander 2736
Round 03 – July 06 2013, 15:00h
Morozevich Alexander 2736
0-1
Karjakin Sergey 2776
Gelfand Boris 2773
0-1
Giri Anish 2734
Leko Peter 2737
½-½
Wang Yue 2705
Kamsky Gata 2763
½-½
Topalov Veselin 2767
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
0-1
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
Wang Hao 2752
½-½
Grischuk Alexander 2780
Round 04 – July 07 2013, 15:00h
Karjakin Sergey 2776
½-½
Grischuk Alexander 2780
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
1-0
Wang Hao 2752
Topalov Veselin 2767
½-½
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
Wang Yue 2705
1-0
Kamsky Gata 2763
Giri Anish 2734
½-½
Leko Peter 2737
Morozevich Alexander 2736
1-0
Gelfand Boris 2773
Round 05 – July 09 2013, 15:00h
Gelfand Boris 2773
½-½
Karjakin Sergey 2776
Leko Peter 2737
½-½
Morozevich Alexander 2736
Kamsky Gata 2763
0-1
Giri Anish 2734
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
1-0
Wang Yue 2705
Wang Hao 2752
½-½
Topalov Veselin 2767
Grischuk Alexander 2780
1-0
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
Round 06 – July 10 2013, 15:00h
Karjakin Sergey 2776
0-1
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
Topalov Veselin 2767
½-½
Grischuk Alexander 2780
Wang Yue 2705
1-0
Wang Hao 2752
Giri Anish 2734
½-½
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
Morozevich Alexander 2736
1-0
Kamsky Gata 2763
Gelfand Boris 2773
½-½
Leko Peter 2737
Round 07 – July 11 2013, 15:00h
Leko Peter 2737
1-0
Karjakin Sergey 2776
Kamsky Gata 2763
½-½
Gelfand Boris 2773
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
1-0
Morozevich Alexander 2736
Wang Hao 2752
1-0
Giri Anish 2734
Grischuk Alexander 2780
1-0
Wang Yue 2705
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
1-0
Topalov Veselin 2767
Round 08 – July 12 2013, 15:00h
Karjakin Sergey 2776
0-1
Topalov Veselin 2767
Wang Yue 2705
½-½
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
Giri Anish 2734
½-½
Grischuk Alexander 2780
Morozevich Alexander 2736
½-½
Wang Hao 2752
Gelfand Boris 2773
1-0
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
Leko Peter 2737
½-½
Kamsky Gata 2763
Round 09 – July 14 2013, 15:00h
Kamsky Gata 2763
½-½
Karjakin Sergey 2776
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
½-½
Leko Peter 2737
Wang Hao 2752
½-½
Gelfand Boris 2773
Grischuk Alexander 2780
½-½
Morozevich Alexander 2736
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
1-0
Giri Anish 2734
Topalov Veselin 2767
½-½
Wang Yue 2705
Round 10 – July 15 2013, 15:00h
Karjakin Sergey 2776
½-½
Wang Yue 2705
Giri Anish 2734
1-0
Topalov Veselin 2767
Morozevich Alexander 2736
1-0
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
Gelfand Boris 2773
1-0
Grischuk Alexander 2780
Leko Peter 2737
½-½
Wang Hao 2752
Kamsky Gata 2763
1-0
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
Round 11 – July 16 2013, 15:00h
Ivanchuk Vassily 2733
½-½
Karjakin Sergey 2776
Wang Hao 2752
1-0
Kamsky Gata 2763
Grischuk Alexander 2780
½-½
Leko Peter 2737
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2761
½-½
Gelfand Boris 2773
Topalov Veselin 2767
1-0
Morozevich Alexander 2736
Wang Yue 2705
½-½
Giri Anish 2734

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