Malakhov wins the Ninth Amplico in Warsaw

12/22/2009 – Vladimir Malakhov – not the soccer star, the ice hockey player of dancer, but the 29-year-old physicist and chess grandmaster – has won this very strong rapid chess event in Poland last weekend. He did it by defeating Alexei Shirov with the black pieces in the final round. Second was Vassily Ivanchuk, who defeated top seed Vugar Gashimov in the round 13. Pictures, results and games.

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The 9th Amplico Life rapid tournament took place in Warsaw, Poland, from December 19th-20th 2009. The event ended with victory for Russian GM Vladimir Malakhov, who stayed ahead of Vassily Ivanchuk when he beat Alexei Shirov with the black pieces in the final round.


The Amplico Life playing hall during a round in Warsaw, Poland


Vassily Ivanchuk vs Vugar Gashimov in round 13 (Ivanchuk won in 82 moves)


Vladimir Malakhov on his way to beating Alexei Shirov and winning the event


Three winners: Vladimir Malakhov, Vassily Ivanchuk and Radoslav Wojtaszek


More winners, including IM Anna Muzychuk, 21st, standing next to Malakhov


The childrens' section with two Kris Kringles...


... who provide everyone with a gift bag


The winner Vladimir Malakhov, who is by profession a physicist

Pl. Sd. Ti. Player Nat. Rtng. Pts. MB
1 5 GM Malakhov, Vladimir RUS 2706 11.5 103
2 2 GM Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2739 11.0 102
3 10 GM Dreev, Alexey RUS 2655 10.5 89.5
4 4 GM Movsesian, Sergei SVK 2718 10.5 98.5
5 11 GM Fridman, Daniel GER 2649 10.5 96.5
6 13 GM Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2637 10.5 98.5
7 9 GM Krasenkow, Michal POL 2656 10.0 98
8 3 GM Shirov, Alexei ESP 2719 10.0 95.5
9 25 IM Zubov, Alexander UKR 2581 10.0 95.5
10 16 GM Hracek, Zbynek CZE 2624 10.0 95.5
11 21 GM Rozentalis, Eduardas LTU 2611 10.0 95
12 7 GM Kurnosov, Igor RUS 2666 10.0 92
13 47 IM Neiksans, Arturs LAT 2487 10.0 91
14 48 IM Warakomski, Tomasz POL 2485 10.0 86.5
15 1 GM Gashimov, Vugar AZE 2758 9.5 103.5
16 59 IM Stupak, Kirill BLR 2456 9.5 99
17 18 GM Bartel, Mateusz POL 2618 9.5 98.5
18 37 GM Gritsak, Orest UKR 2521 9.5 97
19 44 IM Tomczak, Jacek POL 2500 9.5 96
20 26 GM Moranda, Wojciech POL 2579 9.5 95.5
21 34 IM Muzychuk, Anna SLO 2532 9.5 95
22 27 GM Dziuba, Marcin POL 2573 9.5 94
23 12 GM Socko, Bartosz POL 2643 9.5 93.5
24 23 GM Miton, Kamil POL 2586 9.5 93.5
25 35 GM Czarnota, Pawel POL 2528 9.5 93
26 20 GM Aleksandrov, Aleksej BLR 2617 9.5 91.5
27 15 GM Macieja, Bartlomiej POL 2627 9.5 91.5
28 38 GM Heberla, Barthomiej POL 2515 9.5 90.5
29 86 GM Schmidt, Wlodzimierz POL 2395 9.5 89.5
30 53 GM Grabarczyk, Miroslaw POL 2475 9.5 89
31 46 GM Swiercz, Dariusz POL 2493 9.5 89
32 67 GM Sergeev, Vladimir UKR 2428 9.5 88.5
33 65 GM Manik, Mikulas SVK 2435 9.5 88.5
34 8 GM Tiviakov, Sergei NED 2664 9.5 86.5

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