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Sergey Karjakin to play Monaco Amber

Rising Stars – Experience 26.5-23.5

Sergey Karjakin prepared well for Alexander Beliavsky’s Zaitsev Ruy Lopez to secure the invitation for the 2008 Monaco Melodi Amber. His competitor Ivan Cheparinov played stressful game against Ljubomir Ljubojevic, which after many turnarounds ended in a draw. Young Stars won the last round 3.5-1.5 for the overall win of 26.5-23.5 and individual prizes of 2000 EUR.

NH 10 Karjakin-Beliavsky

Sergey Karjakin – Alexander Beliavsky 1-0

Daniel Stellwagen also prepared poisonous variation for Arthur Yussupov’s Steinitz Ruy Lopex and won fairly quick. Alexander Khalifman drew in Marshall Ruy Lopex against Jan Smeets and afterwards complained about difficulties of competitive play. The last game to finish was draw between Parimanjan Negi and Predrag Nikolic.

Round 10 results:

Sergey Karjakin – Alexander Beliavsky 1-0

Daniel Stellwagen – Artur Yussupov 1-0

Jan Smeets – Alexander Khalifman draw

Ivan Cheparinov – Ljubomir Ljubojevic draw

Parimarjan Negi – Predrag Nikolic draw

Final standings:

1. Sergey Karjakin 7.0

2. Ivan Cheparinov 6.0

3-5. Artur Yussupov, Jan Smeets and Predrag Nikolic 5.5

6. Alexander Khalifman 5.0

7. Daniel Stellwagen 4.5

8. Alexander Beliavsky 4.0

9-10. Parimarjan Negi and Ljubomir Ljubojevic 3.5

Final team score: Rising Stars – Experience 26.5-23.5

NH 10 Cheparinov-Ljubojevic

Ivan Cheparinov – Ljubomir Ljubojevic draw

NH 10 Stellwagen-Yussupov

Daniel Stellwagen – Artur Yussupov 1-0

Official website had live game and press conference webcams

Photos courtesy of Association Max Euwe

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