Moscow Chess Open 2010

January 30th – February 7th at the Russian State Social University

The Moscow Open 2010 is taking place on January 30th – February 7th at the Russian State Social University. The Festival will see approximately 1226 chess players from 30 countries, divided into A, B, C, D, E1, and F group.

The nine round matches have just concluded minutes ago. FIDE Grand Prix participant Ernesto Inarkiev wins a beautiful positional game against Sergey Volkov to leap forward and reach the shared first place. The experienced GM Evgeny Bareev, who held the Indian hope Krishnan Sasikiran to a draw, and GM Konstantin Chernyshov and GM Le Quang Liem, who split points on the first board, are also tied on the top, with 7.0 points each. A group os ten players finished half a point behind.

In the women’s section, Open C, Georgian champion IM Salome Melia and her young compatriot WIM Nazi Paikidze shared the first place after stunning the higher rated opposition in the final round.

Moscow Inarkiev Ernesto

Ernesto Inarkiev

Moscow Melia Salome

Salome Melia

Round 9 top results (Open A):

GM Chernyshov Konstantin 2556 – GM Le Quang Liem 2647 draw

GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2653 – GM Bareev Evgeny 2643 draw

GM Inarkiev Ernesto 2649 – GM Volkov Sergey 2623 1-0

GM Belov Vladimir 2595 – GM Andreikin Dmitry 2635 draw

GM Bologan Viktor 2692 – GM Amonatov Farrukh 2634 1-0

GM Miton Kamil 2586 – GM Rublevsky Sergei 2697 0-1

GM Kharitonov Alexandr 2538 – GM Bu Xiangzhi 2673 0-1

GM Dvoirys Semen I 2539 – GM Kurnosov Igor 2668 0-1

IM Matlakov Maxim 2587 – GM Najer Evgeniy 2665 draw

IM Shinkevich Vitaly 2501 – GM Grachev Boris 2653 draw

GM Savchenko Boris 2638 – GM Khusnutdinov Rustam 2513 1-0

Final standings (Open A):

1-4. GM Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2649, GM Chernyshov Konstantin RUS 2556, GM Bareev Evgeny RUS 2643 and GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2647 – 7.0

5-14. GM Sasikiran Krishnan IND 2653, GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS 2635, GM Belov Vladimir RUS 2595, GM Bologan Viktor MDA 2692, GM Azarov Sergei BLR 2622, GM Kurnosov Igor RUS 2668, GM Bu Xiangzhi CHN 2673, GM Rublevsky Sergei RUS 2697, GM Vorobiov Evgeny RUS 2621 and GM Savchenko Boris RUS 2638 – 6.5 etc

Round 9 top results (Open C):

IM Melia Salome 2431 – GM Zhao Xue 2504 1-0

WIM Paikidze Nazi 2278 – WFM Gunina Valentina 2448 1-0

IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2484 – WGM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2427 draw

WGM Bodnaruk Anastasia 2372 – IM Romanko Marina 2433 0-1

WGM Kovanova Baira 2384 – WGM Galojan Lilit 2374 1-0

Pustovoitova Daria 2319 – WIM Severiukhina Zoja 2357 1-0

Final standings (Open C):

1-2. IM Melia Salome GEO 2431 and WIM Paikidze Nazi GEO 2278 – 7.5

3-6. GM Zhao Xue CHN 2504, WGM Kovanova Baira RUS 2384, Pustovoitova Daria RUS 2319 and IM Romanko Marina RUS 2433 – 7.0 etc

Photos courtesy of the official website

Moscow Sveshnikov Evgeny

Evgeny Sveshnikov

Moscow Vescovi Giovanni

Giovanni Vescovi

Moscow Belov Vladimir

Vladimir Belov

Moscow Bologan Viktor

Viktor Bologan (on the right)