Gibraltar Masters 2019 Round 10

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1/31/2019 – The Gibraltar International Chess Festival 2019 takes place from January 21st to 31st at the Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar. The Masters is always incredibly strong and this year there are 14 players Elo rated over 2700. Traditionally, many of the world's best women players also take part and this year World Champion Ju Wenjun is among them. Live games and commentary on Round 10 by IM Jovanka Houska and GM Simon Williams from 10:00 UTC (11:00 CET, 5:00 AM EST).

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Round 10

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Karthikeyan Murali scores a stunning upset of Maxim Vachier-Lagrave on board two to reach 8/10. After starting with two draws he won 7 out of 8 games — losing only to Hikaru Nakamura. But it wasn't enough to catch Vladislav Artemiev. The Russian won with Black against Yu Yangyi to seal clear first with the stellar score of 8½/10, gaining himself 27 rating points in the process and moving up to number 20 in the world rankings.

In Round 9, Vladislav Artemiev beat David Navara on top board and is back in the sole lead with 7½/9. Maxim Vachier-Lagrave dispatched upstart Kirill Alekseenko and is a half point back along with Yu Yangyi and Karthikeyan Murali. Thirteen players have 6½ out of 9. The tournament will be decided on Thursday with Round 10 and a possible playoff.

Ten rounds are played according to the Swiss system. The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes until the end of the game plus an additional 30-second bonus per move starting from move one.

The first prize is GBP £25,000. In case of a tie for first, there will be a rapid playoff. The top scoring woman receives £15,000. 

Live games and commentary

 

Commentary by IM Jovanka Houska and GM Simon Williams

Results of Round 10 (top 20)

Name Pts. Result Pts. Name
Yu Yangyi 7 0 - 1 Artemiev Vladislav
Karthikeyan Murali 7 1 - 0 7 Vachier-Lagrave Maxime
Aronian Levon 0 - 1 Howell David W L
Nakamura Hikaru ½ - ½ Grandelius Nils
Navara David ½ - ½ Melkumyan Hrant
Vitiugov Nikita 1 - 0 Vaibhav Suri
Alekseenko Kirill ½ - ½ Adams Michael
Lalith Babu M R ½ - ½ Saric Ivan
Naiditsch Arkadij 6 0 - 1 Anton Guijarro David
So Wesley 6 1 - 0 6 Deac Bogdan-Daniel
Le Quang Liem 6 1 - 0 6 Santos Latasa Jaime
Mamedov Rauf 6 1 - 0 6 Muzychuk Anna
Matlakov Maxim 6 1 - 0 6 Puranik Abhimanyu
Lagarde Maxime 6 ½ - ½ 6 Cheparinov Ivan
Gukesh D 6 ½ - ½ 6 Adhiban B.
Eljanov Pavel 6 1 - 0 6 Moroni Luca Jr
Edouard Romain 6 1 - 0 6 Gallego Alcaraz Andres Felipe
Indjic Aleksandar 6 0 - 1 6 Tan Zhongyi
Tari Aryan 6 ½ - ½ 6 Chandra Akshat
Antipov Mikhail Al. 6 ½ - ½ 6 Moussard Jules

Standings after Round 10 (top 20)

Rk. Name Pts.  TB1 
1 Artemiev Vladislav 8,5 2941
2 Karthikeyan Murali 8,0 2747
3 Vitiugov Nikita 7,5 2779
4 Howell David W L 7,5 2705
5 Anton Guijarro David 7,5 2696
6 Navara David 7,0 2790
7 Grandelius Nils 7,0 2771
8 Lalith Babu M R 7,0 2767
9 Le Quang Liem 7,0 2741
10 Saric Ivan 7,0 2736
11 So Wesley 7,0 2734
12 Yu Yangyi 7,0 2715
13 Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 7,0 2708
14 Adams Michael 7,0 2706
  Alekseenko Kirill 7,0 2706
16 Nakamura Hikaru 7,0 2703
17 Edouard Romain 7,0 2692
18 Mamedov Rauf 7,0 2681
19 Eljanov Pavel 7,0 2673
20 Melkumyan Hrant 7,0 2659

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