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Rising Stars vs Experience – Round 9

Cheparinov beats Beliavsky, only half point behind Karjakin.

Ivan Cheparinov proves that we rushed claiming he lost all chances to win Monaco invitation. He beat Alexander Beliavsky with black pieces and approached leading Sergey Karjakin to only half a point. In the last round tomorrow Karjakin is playing against Beliavsky while Cheparinov is to face with Ljubomir Ljubojevic.

Experience team cut the Rising Stars lead to only one point following today’s 3-2 win with white pieces. Arthur Yussupov beat Jan Smeets again and practically eliminated him from the race for Melodi Amber. Ljubomir Ljubojevic scored his first win in kings indian defence against Daniel Stellwagen.

NH 9 Beliavsky-Cheparinov

Alexander Beliavsky – Ivan Cheparinov 0-1

Predrag Nikolic felt exhausted after yesterday’s game and quickly exchanged pieces against Sergey karjakin for a 22 moves draw. Alexander Khalifman – Parimanjan Negi also finished in a draw.

Round 9 results:

Alexander Beliavsky – Ivan Cheparinov 0-1

Artur Yussupov – Jan Smeets 1-0

Alexander Khalifman – Parimarjan Negi draw

Ljubomir Ljubojevic – Daniel Stellwagen 1-0

Predrag Nikolic – Sergey Karjakin draw

Round 9 standings:

1. Sergey Karjakin 6.0

2-3. Ivan Cheparinov and Artur Yussupov 5.5

4-5. Jan Smeets and Predrag Nikolic 5.0

6. Alexander Khalifman 4.5

7. Alexander Beliavsky 4.0

8. Daniel Stellwagen 3.5

9-10. Parimarjan Negi and Ljubomir Ljubojevic 3.0

Team score: Rising Stars – Experience 23-22

NH 9 Ljubojevic-Stellwagen

Ljubomir Ljubojevic – Daniel Stellwagen 1-0

NH 9 Nikolic-Karjakin

Predrag Nikolic – Sergey Karjakin draw

NH 9 Yussupov-Smeets

Artur Yussupov – Jan Smeets 1-0

NH 9 Cheparinov

Ivan Cheparinov

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