7th Gibtelecom Chess Festival – Gashimov leads

2/2/2009 – This popular tournament, which is taking placed from January 27 to February 5th, in the luxurious Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar, has Azeri GM Vugar Gashimov in the lead after seven rounds, with 6.0 points and a 2826 performance. Half a point behind are GMs Svidler, Harikrishna, Milov, Beliavsky and others. Amongs the visitors are two little girls whose parents are both full GMs.

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The 7th edition of Gibraltar's Gibtelecom Chess Festival is taking place from Tuesday January 27 to Thursday February 5, 2009 at the Caleta Hotel, one of Gibraltar's best hotels.

After seven rounds Azeri GM Vugar Gashimov is in the lead, with 6.0/7 points and a rating perfomance of 2826. In hot pursuit are the well-known GMs Svidler, Harikrishna, Milov, Beliavsky, Ganguly, Kotronias and Lopez Martinez.


Leader after seven rounds: GM Vugar Gashimov


A critical round seven game: Vugar Gashimov vs Alexander Beliavsky, who had the sole lead after six rounds. Gashimov won this game in 48 moves and took over the sole lead.


Peter Svidler vs Antoaneta Stefanova in round seven: Svidler won in 22 moves


Irina Krush vs Surya Shekhar Ganguly (Black won in 35 moves)


US IM Irina Krush, 2457, 4.5/7, performance 2530


Always ready with a smile: Indian IM Tania Sachdev


Swedish GM Pia Cramling, with her daughter Anna and Weronica Soko.

Both the girls above have GM parents – GM Pia Cramling and GM Juan Manuel Bellon, GM Bartosz Socko and GM Monika Socko. Are there and other children with two GM parents? [Addendum: Songhao Li of Toronto, Canada reminds us that GM Mohamad Al-Modiahki and GM Zhu Chen have at least one child. Absolutely correct. We blush to admit we missed it – Modahki and Chen are great friends of ours.]


US GM Hikaru Nakamura, last year's winner, is now in place nine

Standings after seven rounds

# Player
Pts
Nat
Rtng.
Perf.
W-We
1 GM Gashimov, Vugar
6.0
AZE
2723
2826
+0.79
2 GM Svidler, Peter
5.5
RUS
2723
2780
+0.46
3 GM Harikrishna, Pentala
5.5
IND
2673
2740
+0.57
4 GM Milov, Vadim
5.5
SUI
2669
2703
+0.30
5 GM Beliavsky, Alexander G
5.5
SLO
2646
2747
+0.85
6 GM Ganguly, Surya Shekhar
5.5
IND
2614
2734
+1.02
7 GM Kotronias, Vasilios
5.5
GRE
2603
2812
+1.87
8 GM Lopez Martinez, Josep Manu
5.5
ESP
2540
2646
+0.95
9 GM Nakamura, Hikaru
5.0
USA
2699
2606
-0.59
10 GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
5.0
FRA
2696
2602
-0.63
11 GM Roiz, Michael
5.0
ISR
2647
2648
+0.14
12 GM Avrukh, Boris
5.0
ISR
2645
2686
+0.45
13 GM Socko, Bartosz
5.0
POL
2631
2715
+0.86
14 GM Gurevich, Mikhail
5.0
TUR
2624
2656
+0.37
15 GM Akobian, Varuzhan
5.0
USA
2619
2616
+0.12
16 GM Golod, Vitali
5.0
ISR
2575
2728
+1.50
17 IM Hammer, Jon Ludvig
5.0
NOR
2532
2544
+0.20
18 GM Pavlovic, Milos
5.0
SRB
2520
2430
-0.63
19 GM Dzagnidze, Nana
5.0
GEO
2518
2644
+1.31
20 IM Papp, Gabor
5.0
HUN
2517
2534
+0.31
21 IM Szabo, Krisztian
5.0
HUN
2508
2484
-0.04
22 GM Hauchard, Arnaud
5.0
FRA
2497
2718
+1.76
23 IM Al Sayed, Mohamad N.
5.0
QAT
2488
2538
+0.57
24 GM Sokolov, Ivan
4.5
NED
2657
2578
-0.59
25 GM Berkes, Ferenc
4.5
HUN
2651
2585
-0.53
26 GM Berg, Emanuel
4.5
SWE
2606
2540
-0.47
27 GM Stefanova, Antoaneta
4.5
BUL
2557
2552
+0.05
28 GM Cramling, Pia
4.5
SWE
2548
2430
-0.81
29 GM Speelman, Jon S
4.5
ENG
2536
2405
-0.98
30 GM Del Rio De Angelis, Salvad
4.5
ESP
2532
2482
-0.24
31 IM Gordon, Stephen J
4.5
ENG
2524
2502
-0.07
32 GM Berczes, David
4.5
HUN
2513
2500
+0.04
33 GM Carlsson, Pontus
4.5
SWE
2509
2436
-0.50
34 IM Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan
4.5
SCO
2500
2476
-0.04
35 IM Kiik, Kalle
4.5
EST
2466
2498
+0.44
36 IM Krush, Irina
4.5
USA
2457
2530
+0.83
37 GM Socko, Monika
4.5
POL
2449
2345
-0.71
38 IM D`Costa, Lorin A R
4.5
ENG
2445
2395
-0.19
39 GM Bellon Lopez, Juan Manuel
4.5
ESP
2440
2465
+0.41
40 IM Karim, Ismael
4.5
MAR
2407
2388
-0.03
41 IM Nezad, Husein Aziz
4.5
QAT
2403
2274
-0.85
42 FM Dittmar, Peter
4.5
GER
2382
2346
-0.18
43 FM Nithander, Victor
4.5
SWE
2369
2528
+1.56
44 Quillan, Gary
4.5
ENG
2357
2512
+1.45
45 IM Vernay, Clovis
4.5
FRA
2338
2434
+0.83
46 Natalicchio Escalante, Nic
4.5
ESP
2238
2406
+1.53
47 IM Kozlov, Oleg
4.5
RUS
2187
2413
+2.03
48 Lovik, Lasse Ostebo
4.5
NOR
2184
2369
+1.49
49 Heinis, Vincent
4.5
FRA
2170
2346
+1.67

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