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President's Cup Baku 2010 (7)

President's Cup Baku 2010

Polgar - Kramnik Round 4.

Polgar - Kramnik Round 4. | http://www.chess.az

The President's Cup takes place in Baku, Azerbaijan 29th April - 2nd May 2010.

The main event was a single round robin rapid tournament (last year was a Scheveningen team event) with half the players from Azerbaijan and half from abroad.The time control was 25 minutes per player per game. Vladimir Kramnik took first place from Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Gata Kamsky on tie-break after all finished on 5.7.

There was a blitz tournament on the final day, May 2nd 2010. Shahriyar Mamedyarov and Vladimir Kramnik finished on 10.5/13 – but this time a tie-break match was held which Mamedyarov won. Teimour Rajabov finished third with 9.5 points.

The President of Azerbaijan is Ilham Aliyev but the cup is named after his father Heydar Aliyev who was the leader of Soviet Azerbiajan and then President of the Independent State for a period of 30 years and died in 2003.

Players: Azerbaijan: Mamedyarov, Radjabov, Mamedov and Guseinov. Rest of the World: Kramnik, Kamsky, Polgar and Sutovsky.

Polgar - Kramnik Round 4. Photo © http://www.chess.az

Mamedyarov against Radjabov Round 5. Photo © http://www.chess.az

The President's Cup. Photo © http://www.chess.az

Schedule (UK times given):

29 April 2010 (1 Round 15.00 - 2 Round 16.15)

30 April 2010 (3 Round 14.00 - 4 Round 15.15 - 5 Round 16.30)

1 May 2010 (6 Round 08.00 - 7 Round 09.15)

2 May 2010 (Blitz tournament 14.00)

President's Cup (Baku AZE)
Thu 29th Apr 2010 - Sun 2nd May 2010 - Official Site - Live

President's Cup (8 players 7 Rds SRR Indiv TC:25m) - Games in PGN: Games

President's Cup (8 players 7 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 25m) - Games in PGN: Games

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Presidents Cup Baku (AZE), 29 iv-1 v 2010 cat. XVIII (2697)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2790 * 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 5 2841
2. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2760 1 * 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 5 2845
3. Kamsky, Gata g USA 2702 0 1 * 1 ½ ½ 1 1 5 2853
4. Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2740 0 ½ 0 * ½ 1 ½ 1 2690
5. Polgar, Judit g HUN 2682 ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ 0 1 3 2648
6. Sutovsky, Emil g ISR 2650 0 0 ½ 0 ½ * 1 1 3 2653
7. Mamedov, Rauf g AZE 2639 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 * ½ 2 2546
8. Guseinov, Gadir g AZE 2609 ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ * 2479

Round 1 (April 29, 2010)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Mamedov, Rauf 1-0 43 A04 Dutch System
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Polgar, Judit 1-0 39 E15 Queens Indian
Kamsky, Gata - Radjabov, Teimour 1-0 41 A48 King's Indian Defence /c2-c4
Guseinov, Gadir - Sutovsky, Emil 0-1 39 B94 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Bg5
Round 2 (April 29, 2010)
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Kramnik, Vladimir 1-0 48 D38 QGD Ragozin
Polgar, Judit - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½ 25 B32 Sicilian Labourdonnais
Sutovsky, Emil - Kamsky, Gata ½-½ 37 B43 Sicilian Paulsen
Mamedov, Rauf - Guseinov, Gadir ½-½ 47 B35 Sicilian Defence
Round 3 (April 30, 2010)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Polgar, Judit ½-½ 67 A35 English Symmetrical
Kamsky, Gata - Mamedov, Rauf 1-0 33 B08 Pirc Defence
Radjabov, Teimour - Sutovsky, Emil 1-0 24 B94 Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Bg5
Guseinov, Gadir - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 13 C69 Ruy Lopez Exchange
Round 4 (April 30, 2010)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Guseinov, Gadir ½-½ 43 E90 King's Indian Classical
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Kamsky, Gata 0-1 34 D15 Slav Defence
Polgar, Judit - Sutovsky, Emil ½-½ 23 C07 French Tarrasch
Mamedov, Rauf - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½ 18 B32 Sicilian Labourdonnais
Round 5 (April 30, 2010)
Kamsky, Gata - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1 49 A45 Trompowsky
Radjabov, Teimour - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 28 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Sutovsky, Emil - Mamedov, Rauf 1-0 47 B31 Sicilian Rossolimo
Guseinov, Gadir - Polgar, Judit 0-1 30 B47 Sicilian Paulsen
Round 6 (May 1, 2010)
Kramnik, Vladimir - Radjabov, Teimour 1-0 31 E91 King's Indian Classical
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Sutovsky, Emil 1-0 56 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Polgar, Judit - Mamedov, Rauf 0-1 58 B38 Sicilian Maroczy Bind
Guseinov, Gadir - Kamsky, Gata 0-1 43 B43 Sicilian Paulsen
Round 7 (May 1, 2010)
Kamsky, Gata - Polgar, Judit ½-½ 23 A00 Irregular Openings
Radjabov, Teimour - Guseinov, Gadir 1-0 58 E91 King's Indian Classical
Sutovsky, Emil - Kramnik, Vladimir 0-1 58 C48 Four Knights Rubinstein
Mamedov, Rauf - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1 30 B08 Pirc Defence

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