Qatar Masters R08: Mamedyarov vs Carlsen

12/29/2015 – In round 8 we saw a lot of draws on the top boards. But not all were drawn. Yu Yangyi won against Grandelius to join Kramnik who also won against Sjugirov. They're both on 6 out of 8 directly behind Magnus Carlsen. Carlsen had the black pieces against Mamedyarov and won in the end. Daniel King analysed this game in his highlight video. Click here for the video...

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Highlights Round 8: Mamedyarov vs Carlsen

Pairings and results for round eight on 28.12.2015

Bo. No. Title Name Rtg Pts.
Res.
Pts. Title Name Rtg No.
1 7 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2748
0-1
GM Carlsen Magnus 2834 1
2 2 GM Kramnik Vladimir 2796 5
1-0
GM Sjugirov Sanan 2646 33
3 3 GM Giri Anish 2784 5
½-½
5 GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2710 17
4 4 GM So Wesley 2775 5
½-½
5 IM Lin Chen 2532 57
5 36 GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son 2642 5
½-½
5 GM Karjakin Sergey 2766 5
6 18 GM Ni Hua 2693 5
½-½
5 GM Harikrishna P. 2743 9
7 40 GM Grandelius Nils 2632 5
0-1
5 GM Yu Yangyi 2736 11
8 34 GM Swiercz Dariusz 2646 5
½-½
5 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2724 13
9 16 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2710 5
½-½
5 GM Akopian Vladimir 2648 29
10 79   Xu Yinglun 2470 5
½-½
GM Howell David W L 2688 20
11 6 GM Li Chao B 2750
½-½
GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi 2644 35
12 42 GM Lenderman Aleksandr 2626
½-½
GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2744 8
13 10 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2737
½-½
GM Naroditsky Daniel 2628 41
14 46 GM Zhang Zhong 2619
1-0
GM Bologan Viktor 2654 27
15 30 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2648
1-0
GM Salem A.R. Saleh 2622 43
16 12 GM Wei Yi 2730 4
½-½
4 GM Ipatov Alexander 2619 45
17 14 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2723 4
1-0
4 GM Bartel Mateusz 2620 44
18 50 GM Bok Benjamin 2594 4
½-½
4 GM Korobov Anton 2713 15
19 51 GM Bluebaum Matthias 2590 4
½-½
4 GM Matlakov Maxim 2684 21
20 22 GM Hou Yifan 2683 4
½-½
4 GM Lu Shanglei 2618 47
21 24 GM Fedoseev Vladimir 2664 4
1-0
4 GM Harika Dronavalli 2513 63
22 52 GM Tregubov Pavel V. 2589 4
0-1
4 GM Duda Jan-Krzysztof 2663 25
23 28 GM Khismatullin Denis 2654 4
1-0
4 IM Ly Moulthun 2462 83
24 75 GM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. 2486 4
1-0
4 GM Khairullin Ildar 2647 31
25 37 GM Sethuraman S.P. 2639 4
1-0
4 IM Vignesh N R 2422 102
26 38 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2638 4
½-½
4 FM Li Di 2389 111
27 66 IM Yuffa Daniil 2504 4
0-1
4 GM Piorun Kacper 2637 39
28 56 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2542 4
½-½
GM Moiseenko Alexander 2689 19
29 82 IM Ma Zhonghan 2463
0-1
GM Adhiban B. 2669 23
30 48 GM Hamdouchi Hicham 2597
½-½
IM Aryan Chopra 2436 96
31 78 IM Gagare Shardul 2470
½-½
GM Vocaturo Daniele 2597 49
32 106 WGM Saduakassova Dinara 2407
1-0
GM Esen Baris 2562 53
33 54 GM Rambaldi Francesco 2560
½-½
IM Saiyn Zhanat 2394 108
34 99 FM Rohan Ahuja 2426
½-½
GM Xu Jun 2526 59
35 62 GM Al-Sayed Mohammed 2520
1-0
  Firouzja Alireza 2372 118
36 115 IM Karavade Eesha 2379
1-0
GM Schroeder Jan-Christian 2511 65
37 119   Roy Prantik 2370
½-½
GM Khotenashvili Bela 2496 68
38 126 IM Pham Le Thao Nguyen 2319
0-1
WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra 2493 70
39 124   Raja Harshit 2325
½-½
GM Shoker Samy 2489 72
40 26 GM Dubov Daniil 2655 3
1-0
3 IM Puranik Abhimanyu 2442 89
41 93 FM Basso Pier Luigi 2438 3
1-0
3 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2559 55
42 60 GM Bromberger Stefan 2521 3
1-0
3 IM Vogel Roven 2439 91
43 97 GM Carlsson Pontus 2433 3
½-½
3 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2521 61
44 64 GM Sundararajan Kidambi 2513 3
½-½
3 IM Wang Yiye 2438 92
45 69 IM Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan 2494 3
1-0
3 FM Abdusattorov Nodirbek 2429 98
46 73 GM Zhukova Natalia 2488 3
1-0
3 WGM Abdumalik Zhansaya 2390 110
47 77 GM Neelotpal Das 2475 3
½-½
3 IM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 2380 114
48 109 IM Abhishek Kelkar 2393 3
½-½
3 GM Krush Irina 2468 80
49 128 WFM Vaishali R 2313 3
1-0
3 IM Ali Marandi Cemil Can 2454 84
50 86 GM Venkatesh M.R. 2451 3
1-0
3 IM Guramishvili Sopiko 2368 120
51 87 IM Kashlinskaya Alina 2448 3
1-0
3 IM Nezad Husein Aziz 2425 100
52 121 IM Tissir Mohamed 2346 3
1-0
3 IM Firat Burak 2446 88
53 58 IM Svane Rasmus 2529
1-0
3 WIM Derakhshani Dorsa 2307 129
54 131 WGM Bartel Marta 2271
0-1
IM Sanal Vahap 2487 74
55 81 FM Moroni Luca Jr 2466
1-0
  Fang Yuxiang 2438 94
56 105   Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh 2414
1-0
IM Sagar Shah 2441 90
57 116 IM Konguvel Ponnuswamy 2377 2
0-1
2 IM Batsiashvili Nino 2498 67
58 71 IM Ezat Mohamed 2490 2
0-1
2   Dai Changren 2328 123
59 122 WIM Bivol Alina 2344 2
0-1
2 IM Tabatabaei M.Amin 2482 76
60 85 IM Lorparizangeneh Shahin 2454 2
1-0
2 IM Piasetski Leon 2287 130
61 125 WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa 2322 2
½-½
2 IM Padmini Rout 2437 95
62 101 IM Seyb Alexander 2425 2
1-0
2 WIM Pratyusha Bodda 2260 132
63 127 FM Goriatchkin Jouri 2318 2
0-1
2 FM Haria Ravi 2416 104
64 103 FM Gholami Aryan 2422
0-1
IM Slavin Alexey 2388 112
65 117 IM Li Ruofan 2372
1-0
IM Christiansen Johan-Sebastian 2385 113
66 107   Siva Mahadevan 2400 1
1
    bye    
67 32 GM Shankland Samuel L 2646 2
0
    not paired    

Standings after eight rounds

Rk
SNo
Ti.
Name
FED
Rtg
Pts
 TB 
rtg+/-
1
1
GM
Carlsen Magnus
NOR
2834
6,5
2902
7,3
2
2
GM
Kramnik Vladimir
RUS
2796
6,0
2840
4,6
3
11
GM
Yu Yangyi
CHN
2736
6,0
2819
8,9
4
3
GM
Giri Anish
NED
2784
5,5
2837
6,1
5
79
 
Xu Yinglun
CHN
2470
5,5
2811
35,4
6
4
GM
So Wesley
USA
2775
5,5
2806
3,7
7
7
GM
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar
AZE
2748
5,5
2806
6,3
8
34
GM
Swiercz Dariusz
POL
2646
5,5
2787
15,6
9
46
GM
Zhang Zhong
SIN
2619
5,5
2776
17,0
10
5
GM
Karjakin Sergey
RUS
2766
5,5
2769
0,6
11
17
GM
Ponomariov Ruslan
UKR
2710
5,5
2752
4,8
12
33
GM
Sjugirov Sanan
RUS
2646
5,5
2750
11,9
13
9
GM
Harikrishna P.
IND
2743
5,5
2749
0,9
14
30
GM
Ganguly Surya Shekhar
IND
2648
5,5
2746
11,0
15
18
GM
Ni Hua
CHN
2693
5,5
2745
5,8
16
29
GM
Akopian Vladimir
ARM
2648
5,5
2705
6,4
17
13
GM
Vitiugov Nikita
RUS
2724
5,5
2692
-2,4
18
36
GM
Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son
VIE
2642
5,5
2685
5,3
19
57
IM
Lin Chen
CHN
2532
5,5
2675
15,2
20
16
GM
Ivanchuk Vassily
UKR
2710
5,5
2661
-4,3

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jdietrich jdietrich 12/29/2015 07:42
Daniel, always greatly enjoy your analysis and commentary. Thanks!
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Tyson Tyson 12/29/2015 05:23
good analysis mr.daniel keep it up
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