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Interview with Sergey Karjakin

Q: What do you think about your first results in this tournament?
A: It's the first time I beat somebody so strong like Shirov in a tournament game. So, that's really very exceptional and makes me very happy.

Q: How did you managed to become grandmaster at only 12 years old?
A: Just working hard. Nothing else special or, at least, I don't remember anything more important.

Q: What's the most difficult part of chess for you?
A: Nothing, I don't now. So far, everything was very easy for me.

Q: One year ago you were one of Ponomariov's team members. Why?
A: Before that I beat him in a couple of friendly rapid games in a chess club, and I think he was impressed by that. So, he invited me to work with him.

Q: How is a normal day in your life?
A: After breakfast, I go to the chess club. And after lunch as well. I also play some table tennis and I like reading and watching TV.

Q: You mean you don't go to the school?
A: Only sometimes.

Q: And what about your hobbies?
A: Besides chess and table tennis, nothing special. Just some movies, like any other boy of my age.

Q: What's your favourite dish?
A: Chicken with fries.

Q: Ponomariov, Volokitin, Karjakin… three very young chess stars coming from Ukraine. Whats the secret?
A: We have a fantastic chess school, with very good chess teachers and coaches.

Q: Who is your chess hero?
A: Nobody. I like all the champions, but nobody in particular.

Q: When do you expect to be world champion?
A: At 16.

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Results in Benidorm so far

Ronda 1
29 de Noviembre de 2002  16:00 h.
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1  1 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 1-0 12 Granero, Antonio   ESP
2  2 Karjakin, Sergei   UKR 1-0 11 Shirov, Alexei     ESP
3  3 Karpov, Anatoli    RUS 1-0 10 San Segundo, Pablo ESP
4  4 Polgar, Judit      HUN 0-1  9 Kurajica, Bojan    BIH
5  5 Paunovic, Dragan   YUG 1/2  8 Psakhis, Lev       ISR
6  6 Vera, Reynaldo     CUB 1-0  7 Amura, Claudia     ARG
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Ronda 2
29 de Noviembre de 2002  17:15 h.
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1 12 Granero, Antonio   ESP 1-0  7 Amura, Claudia     ARG
2  8 Psakhis, Lev       ISR 1/2  6 Vera, Reynaldo     CUB
3  9 Kurajica, Bojan    BIH 1/2  5 Paunovic, Dragan   YUG
4 10 San Segundo, Pablo ESP 0-1  4 Polgar, Judit      HUN
5 11 Shirov, Alexei     ESP 1-0  3 Karpov, Anatoli    RUS
6  1 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 1/2  2 Karjakin, Sergei   UKR
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Ronda 3
29 de Noviembre de 2002  19:00 h.
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1  2 Karjakin, Sergei   UKR 1/2 12 Granero, Antonio   ESP
2  3 Karpov, Anatoli    RUS 1/2  1 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR
3  4 Polgar, Judit      HUN 1/2 11 Shirov, Alexei     ESP
4  5 Paunovic, Dragan   YUG 1/2 10 San Segundo, Pablo ESP
5  6 Vera, Reynaldo     CUB 0-1  9 Kurajica, Bojan    BIH
6  7 Amura, Claudia     ARG 0-1  8 Psakhis, Lev       ISR
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Ronda 4
29 de Noviembre de 2002  20:15 h.
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1 12 Granero, Antonio   ESP 0-1  8 Psakhis, Lev       ISR
2  9 Kurajica, Bojan    BIH 1/2  7 Amura, Claudia     ARG
3 10 San Segundo, Pablo ESP 1-0  6 Vera, Reynaldo     CUB
4 11 Shirov, Alexei     ESP 0-1  5 Paunovic, Dragan   YUG
5  1 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 0-1  4 Polgar, Judit      HUN
6  2 Karjakin, Sergei   UKR 1/2  3 Karpov, Anatoli    RUS
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Ronda 5
30 de Noviembre de 2002  16:00 h.
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1  3 Karpov, Anatoli    RUS 1-0 12 Granero, Antonio   ESP
2  4 Polgar, Judit      HUN 1/2  2 Karjakin, Sergei   UKR
3  5 Paunovic, Dragan   YUG 0-1  1 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR
4  6 Vera, Reynaldo     CUB 0-1 11 Shirov, Alexei     ESP
5  7 Amura, Claudia     ARG 1/2 10 San Segundo, Pablo ESP
6  8 Psakhis, Lev       ISR 1-0  9 Kurajica, Bojan    BIH
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Ronda 6
30 de Noviembre de 2002  17:15 h.
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1 12 Granero, Antonio   ESP 1/2  9 Kurajica, Bojan    BIH
2 10 San Segundo, Pablo ESP 1/2  8 Psakhis, Lev       ISR
3 11 Shirov, Alexei     ESP 1-0  7 Amura, Claudia     ARG
4  1 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 1-0  6 Vera, Reynaldo     CUB
5  2 Karjakin, Sergei   UKR 1-0  5 Paunovic, Dragan   YUG
6  3 Karpov, Anatoli    RUS 0-1  4 Polgar, Judit      HUN
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Ronda 7
30 de Noviembre de 2002  19:00 h.
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1  4 Polgar, Judit      HUN 1-0 12 Granero, Antonio   ESP
2  5 Paunovic, Dragan   YUG 0-1  3 Karpov, Anatoli    RUS
3  6 Vera, Reynaldo     CUB 0-1  2 Karjakin, Sergei   UKR
4  7 Amura, Claudia     ARG 0-1  1 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR
5  8 Psakhis, Lev       ISR 0-1 11 Shirov, Alexei     ESP
6  9 Kurajica, Bojan    BIH 1/2 10 San Segundo, Pablo ESP
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Ronda 8
30 de Noviembre de 2002  20:15 h.
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1 12 Granero, Antonio   ESP 1/2 10 San Segundo, Pablo ESP
2 11 Shirov, Alexei     ESP 1-0  9 Kurajica, Bojan    BIH
3  1 Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 1-0  8 Psakhis, Lev       ISR
4  2 Karjakin, Sergei   UKR 1-0  7 Amura, Claudia     ARG
5  3 Karpov, Anatoli    RUS 1-0  6 Vera, Reynaldo     CUB
6  4 Polgar, Judit      HUN 1-0  5 Paunovic, Dragan   YUG
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Standings

1-3 Karjakin, Polgar y Ponomariov 6
4 Shírov 5.5
5 Karpov 5
6 Psajis 4.5
7 Kurajica 4
8 San Segundo 3.5
9-10 Granero y Páunovic 2.5
11 Vera 1.5
12 Amura 1

All the games so far (PGN, unedited)

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