Gjakova, Rd. 7: Inarkiev and Navara lead

by Klaus Besenthal
5/20/2016 – Ivan Saric, after six rounds sole leader at the European Championship in Gjakova, suffered a setback in round seven and lost against Ernesto Inarkiev. After this win Inarkiev has 6.0/7 and shares the lead with top seed David Navara, who won a rook ending against Baadur Jobava. Half-a-point behind the leaders follows a group of six players with 5.5/7 each.

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The rest day after round six offered the players good opportunities for various disctractions.

Wine sampling...

... or a simul in stunning surroundings...

... and splendid weather!

But the next day, in round seven, things got serious again. Top seed David Navara played against Baadur Jobava and led a better rook ending to a win.

 

Ernesto Inarkiev won against Ivan Saric, who started the day as sole leader.

 

Games of rounds 1 to 7

 

Results of round 7

Bo.   Name FED Rtg Pts. Result Pts.   Name FED Rtg
1 GM Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2686 5 1 - 0 GM Saric Ivan CRO 2650
2 GM Navara David CZE 2735 5 1 - 0 5 GM Jobava Baadur GEO 2661
3 GM Kovalenko Igor LAT 2644 5 ½ - ½ 5 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2722
4 GM Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2721 ½ - ½ GM Zubov Alexander UKR 2612
5 GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2601 1 - 0 GM Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2715
6 GM Anton Guijarro David ESP 2616 ½ - ½ GM Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2700
7 GM Fressinet Laurent FRA 2692 ½ - ½ GM Berkes Ferenc HUN 2636
8 GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ESP 2618 ½ - ½ GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2685
9 GM Bartel Mateusz POL 2653 1 - 0 GM Nabaty Tamir ISR 2619
10 GM Goganov Aleksey RUS 2600 1 - 0 GM Ipatov Alexander TUR 2648
11 GM Demchenko Anton RUS 2589 ½ - ½ 4 GM Najer Evgeniy RUS 2681
12 GM Matlakov Maxim RUS 2693 4 ½ - ½ 4 GM Hracek Zbynek CZE 2598
13 GM Kunin Vitaly GER 2595 4 0 - 1 4 GM Piorun Kacper POL 2681
14 GM Korobov Anton UKR 2674 4 ½ - ½ 4 GM Prohaszka Peter HUN 2593
15 GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter GER 2669 4 1 - 0 4 GM Kozul Zdenko CRO 2591

...

Standings after round 7

Rk.   Name Rtg Pts.  TB1 
1 GM Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2686 6,0
2 GM Navara David CZE 2735 6,0
3 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2722 5,5
4 GM Saric Ivan CRO 2650 5,5
5 GM Kovalenko Igor LAT 2644 5,5
6 GM Bartel Mateusz POL 2653 5,5
7 GM Goganov Aleksey RUS 2600 5,5
8 GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2601 5,5
9 GM Jobava Baadur GEO 2661 5,0
10 GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2685 5,0
11 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2700 5,0
12 GM Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2721 5,0
13 GM Zubov Alexander UKR 2612 5,0
14 GM Fressinet Laurent FRA 2692 5,0
15 GM Berkes Ferenc HUN 2636 5,0
16 GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ESP 2618 5,0
17 GM Dubov Daniil RUS 2644 5,0
18 GM Brkic Ante CRO 2584 5,0
19 GM Anton Guijarro David ESP 2616 5,0
20 GM Lupulescu Constantin ROU 2620 5,0
21 GM Parligras Mircea-Emilian ROU 2599 5,0
22 GM Piorun Kacper POL 2681 5,0
23 GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter GER 2669 5,0
24 GM Hovhannisyan Robert ARM 2632 5,0
25 GM Demchenko Anton RUS 2589 5,0

... 245 players

Schedule

Day

Date

Hour

Program

Wednesday

11.05.2016

 

Arrivals of participants

Wednesday

11.05.2016

20:00

Opening ceremony

Thursday

11.05.2016

22:00

Technical meeting

Thursday

12.05.2016

15:30

Round I

Friday

13.05.2016

15:30

Round II

Saturday

14.05.2016

15:30

Round III

Sunday

15.05.2016

15:30

Round IV

Monday

16.05.2016

15:30

Round V

Tuesday

17.05.2016

15:30

Round VI

Wednesday

18.05.2016

 

Rest day

Thursday

19.05.2016

15:30

Round VII

Friday

20.05.2016

15:30

Round VIII

Saturday

21.05.2016

15:30

Round IX

Sunday

22.05.2016

15:30

Round X

Monday

23.05.2016

11:00

Round XI

Monday

23.05.2016

20:00

Closing ceremony

Tuesday

24.05.2016

 

Departure

Photos: Tournament page

All results at Chess-Results.com

 



Klaus Besenthal is computer scientist, has followed and still follows the chess scene avidly since 1972 and since then has also regularly played in tournaments.
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merchanve merchanve 5/24/2016 09:22
Yeahh....
discovered an FANTASTic Idea... in Inarkiev, Ernesto2686–Saric, Ivan..... example... 42 Qe5!.... RxC6!!!... 43. Qb8+ Kg7 44.Qb7+ Rc7... 45 Qxc7 Kf6 with Fortaleza horse and bishop
delax001 delax001 5/21/2016 03:20
Somebody at Chessbase should note the game Moroni-Parligras, and the amazing 29....Rf2!! combination.
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