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Tashkent FIDE Grand Prix 2014 (Games and Results)

Tashkent FIDE Grand Prix 2014

The 2nd tournament in the FIDE Grand Prix series 2014-15 took place in the Gallery of Fine Art in Tashkent Monday 20th October (opening ceremony) to 3rd November 2014. This follows hard on the heels of last week's event in Baku. Remaining tournaments are in Tbilsi, Georgia 14th–28th February 2015 and Moscow, Russia 13th–27th May 2015. The prize fund is €120,000 with the winner getting €20,000.

Dmitry Andreikin took clear first place with 7/11.

Dmitry Andreikin wins the Tashkent Grand Prix (11)

Dmitry Andreikin had a sleepless night before playing Anish Giri in the final round of the Tashkent Grand Prix. Winning such a strong tournament obviously meant a lot to him. In the end a draw was enough and he knew this by the time he finished his press conference as Jobava vs Mamedyarov and Vachier-Lagrave vs Nakamura had both been drawn.

Andreikin took on Anish Giri who was not at all happy with his result in the event getting more and more down as things went wrong in the tournament. Today things went well for Giri as he more than equalised against Andreikin but his 25...Na6 (25...Ne8!) allowed Andreikin to get a draw. A fine recovery from Andreikin who said he played more normally in Tashkent after being too aggressive in Baku.

"At least I didn't score as badly as I feel." Giri

Game of the day was a very sharp Benoni between Baadur Jobava and Shakhriyar. Both seemed to be happy with the opening and they played it well. Jobava seemed to overestimate his position and thought he was winning with 22.a3 but even the superior 22.Qb3 (or 22.Bxg6 followed by Qb3) were by no means clear. Jobava collected his thoughts and went for a draw, if Mamedyarov was better it was unclear exactly how he should prove it and the game finished in a draw.

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave was better against Hikaru Nakamura after a well prepared Ruy Lopez. Vachier-Lagrave missed a number of opportunities to be much better if not winning. 21.fxe5 and 24.Qb5 (neither player understood this computer move at first but something safe like 24.Bd4 was also better than 24.Nd6) Nakamura's 27...Rac8 was inaccurate (27...f6!) and 28.Bf4 might have left him struggling. In the end the players seemed happy with the draw.

Sergey Karjakin beat a clearly struggling Rustam Kasimdzhanov who said after the game he thought for the end of Baku and this entire tournament he'd done everything wrong. He was clearly not happy with the entire state of his chess. Today he was ground down.

Dmtry Jakovenko was another player who was clearly just really unhappy with how he'd played in Tashkent and today he was gradually outplayed in a rather strange opening that probably doesn't have a name. He just played a few inaccuracies and in a position that was starting to get tricky blundered a basic tactic to lose a pawn. He didn't put up much resistance after that. Caruana seemed relieved this was all over and was content to be leading the Grand Prix series in spite of not playing all that well, especially in Tashkent. Although he was reasonably pleased with today's game.

Teimour Radjabov played a TN in a well known line of the English which he'd had before. Gelfand found a decent reply to his 18.a4 novelty with 18...Qb6 and they quickly traded to a draw.

Gelfand said: "Horrible. One of the worst tournaments I have played. In the middle of the tournaments, blackouts, blunder after blunder." He now travels to Moscow to play the Petrosian Memorial starting on Tuesday but he had hope: "Last three games I played normal chess. Hopefully I am back."

Final Round 11 Standings: 1 Andreikin 7pts 2-3 Nakamura, Mamedyarov 6.5pts 4-7 Vachier-Lagrave, Caruana, Karjakin, Jobava 6pts 8 Radjabov 5.5pts 9 Giri, 5pts 10 Jakovenko 4.5pts 11-12 Kasimdzhanov, Gelfand 3.5pts

Grand Prix Standings after 2 events (Source: Wiki page on FIDE Grand Prix) 1 Fabiano Caruana 230 (2 events) 2 Hikaru Nakamura 207 (2) 3 Dmitry Andreikin 190 (2) 4 Boris Gelfand 170 (2) 5 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 160 (2) 6 Sergey Karjakin 157 (2) 7 Teimur Radjabov 100 (2) 8 Alexander Grischuk 82 (1) 8 Peter Svidler 82 (1) 8 Evgeny Tomashevsky 82 (1) 11 Baadur Jobava 75 (1) 11 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 75 (1) 13 Rustam Kasimdzhanov 50 (2) 14 Anish Giri 40 (1) 15 Dmitry Jakovenko 30 (1) 16 Leinier Dominguez 10 (1)

Next major tournament the Petrosian Memorial starts with round 1 in Moscow on Tuesday 4th November 3pm local time 12pm GMT.

Tashkent FIDE Grand Prix 2014 (11)

Andreikin was worse against Giri but got the draw he needed for first place alone. Photo ©

Andreikin was worse against Giri but got the draw he needed for first place alone. Photo © | http://tashkent2014.fide.com

Tashkent FIDE Grand Prix 2014 (Tashkent UZB)
Mon 20th Oct 2014 - Mon 3rd Nov 2014 - Official Site

Tashkent FIDE Grand Prix (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv TC:120:60:15+30spm(61)) - Games in PGN: Games

Tashkent FIDE Grand Prix (12 players 11 Rds SRR Indiv TC: 120:60:15+30spm(61)) - Games in PGN: Games

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Tashkent FIDE GP Tashkent UZB (UZB), 20 x-3 xi 2014 cat. XXI (2753)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1. Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2722 * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 7 2857
2. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2764 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 2816
3. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2764 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 2816
4. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime g FRA 2757 ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 6 2788
5. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2844 ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 6 2780
6. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2767 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 6 2787
7. Jobava, Baadur g GEO 2717 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 6 2791
8. Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2726 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 2754
9. Giri, Anish g NED 2768 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 5 2715
10. Jakovenko, Dmitry g RUS 2747 ½ ½ 0 1 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 2688
11. Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 2706 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 2623
12. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2748 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 2619
Round 1 (October 21, 2014)
Nakamura, Hikaru - Jobava, Baadur 1-0 34 A40 Unusual Replies to 1.d4
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Andreikin, Dmitry 0-1 51 D45 Anti-Meran Variations
Caruana, Fabiano - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 0-1 51 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Radjabov, Teimour - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 45 C26 Vienna Game
Giri, Anish - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 39 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam - Jakovenko, Dmitry ½-½ 61 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Round 2 (October 22, 2014)
Andreikin, Dmitry - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 24 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Kasimdzhanov, Rustam 1-0 36 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Jobava, Baadur - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 59 C44 Scotch Gambit
Giri, Anish - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 36 D45 Anti-Meran Variations
Jakovenko, Dmitry - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½ 50 A35 English Symmetrical
Gelfand, Boris - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 41 E15 Queens Indian
Round 3 (October 23, 2014)
Nakamura, Hikaru - Giri, Anish ½-½ 79 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 57 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Caruana, Fabiano - Andreikin, Dmitry ½-½ 44 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Karjakin, Sergey - Jakovenko, Dmitry 1-0 35 A05 Various
Radjabov, Teimour - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 41 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam - Jobava, Baadur 0-1 33 C10 French Rubinstein
Round 4 (October 24, 2014)
Andreikin, Dmitry - Kasimdzhanov, Rustam ½-½ 22 D58 Queens Gambit Tartakover
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 34 D31 Semi-Slav Defence
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 51 E15 Queens Indian
Jobava, Baadur - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½ 40 D80 Gruenfeld 4.Bg5
Giri, Anish - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 34 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Gelfand, Boris - Jakovenko, Dmitry ½-½ 31 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Round 5 (October 26, 2014)
Nakamura, Hikaru - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 97 B52 Sicilian Rossolimo
Caruana, Fabiano - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 34 D11 Slav Defence
Karjakin, Sergey - Jobava, Baadur 0-1 31 B10 Caro Kann
Radjabov, Teimour - Andreikin, Dmitry ½-½ 36 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Jakovenko, Dmitry - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 1-0 47 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam - Giri, Anish ½-½ 45 D80 Gruenfeld 4.Bg5
Round 6 (October 27, 2014)
Andreikin, Dmitry - Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 34 A46 Queen's Pawn Opening
Nakamura, Hikaru - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 65 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Kasimdzhanov, Rustam 1-0 35 C25 Vienna Game
Jobava, Baadur - Jakovenko, Dmitry ½-½ 37 E48 Nimzo Indian
Giri, Anish - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½ 52 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Gelfand, Boris - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 37 D83 Gruenfeld 4.Bf4
Round 7 (October 28, 2014)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Jobava, Baadur ½-½ 38 B12 Caro Kann Advanced
Caruana, Fabiano - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 35 E35 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Karjakin, Sergey - Giri, Anish 1-0 42 B48 Sicilian Paulsen
Radjabov, Teimour - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 31 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Jakovenko, Dmitry - Andreikin, Dmitry ½-½ 31 D37 QGD 5.Bf4
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 36 A88 Dutch Leningrad
Round 8 (October 29, 2014)
Andreikin, Dmitry - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 22 D91 Gruenfeld 5.Bg5
Nakamura, Hikaru - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½ 30 D38 QGD Ragozin
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 41 E20 Nimzo Indian
Caruana, Fabiano - Kasimdzhanov, Rustam ½-½ 36 D27 QGA
Giri, Anish - Jakovenko, Dmitry ½-½ 48 A30 English Symmetrical
Gelfand, Boris - Jobava, Baadur 0-1 30 A40 Unusual Replies to 1.d4
Round 9 (October 31, 2014)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Giri, Anish ½-½ 32 C65 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Karjakin, Sergey - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 26 E90 King's Indian Classical
Jobava, Baadur - Andreikin, Dmitry 0-1 39 D00 Queen's Pawn Game
Radjabov, Teimour - Caruana, Fabiano ½-½ 36 C67 Ruy Lopez Berlin
Jakovenko, Dmitry - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1 36 A04 Dutch System
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 55 B90 Sicilian Najdorf Variation
Round 10 (November 1, 2014)
Nakamura, Hikaru - Jakovenko, Dmitry ½-½ 34 D57 Queens Gambit Lasker's Defence
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ 56 E60 King's Indian without Nc3
Caruana, Fabiano - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 41 D73 Gruenfeld 3.g3
Giri, Anish - Jobava, Baadur ½-½ 69 A04 Dutch System
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½ 34 B44 Sicilian Paulsen
Gelfand, Boris - Andreikin, Dmitry ½-½ 54 D45 Anti-Meran Variations
Round 11 (November 2, 2014)
Andreikin, Dmitry - Giri, Anish ½-½ 31 D30 Queen's Gambit (without Nc3)
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime - Nakamura, Hikaru ½-½ 30 C78 Ruy Lopez Moeller Defence
Karjakin, Sergey - Kasimdzhanov, Rustam 1-0 41 A22 English Opening
Jobava, Baadur - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 37 A70 Benoni
Radjabov, Teimour - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 41 A35 English Symmetrical
Jakovenko, Dmitry - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 43 A04 Dutch System

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