SIMPLECHESS

Twelve share the lead in Aix-les-bains!

Several other players have made it to the leading score of 7/10 including Judit Polgar. In order to get into the top 23, synonymous with qualification for the World championship, 8/11 will be required.

Here are the results on the top twenty boards.

Board Seed Title/Name Country Rating Points - Seed Title/Name Country Rating Points
1 4 GM Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2720 ½ - ½ 59 GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2626
2 31 GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2667 ½ - ½ 73 GM Ragger Markus AUT 2614
3 43 GM Potkin Vladimir RUS 2653 ½ - ½ 87 GM Parligras Mircea-Emilian ROU 2598
4 2 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian RUS 2729 6 ½ - ½ 21 GM Volokitin Andrei UKR 2677
5 5 GM Jakovenko Dmitry RUS 2718 6 ½ - ½ 40 GM Feller Sebastien FRA 2657 6
6 27 GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter ROU 2673 6 0-1 7 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2711 6
7 44 GM Gharamian Tigran FRA 2650 6 0-1 8 GM Jobava Baadur GEO 2707 6
8 9 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2707 6 1-0 46 GM Korobov Anton UKR 2647 6
9 55 GM Khairullin Ildar RUS 2634 6 1-0 12 GM Sutovsky Emil ISR 2692 6
10 60 GM Lupulescu Constantin ROU 2626 6 0-1 14 GM Polgar Judit HUN 2686 6
11 70 GM Ivanisevic Ivan SBR 2617 6 ½ - ½ 16 GM Mcshane Luke J ENG 2683 6
12 17 GM Zhigalko Sergei BLR 2680 6 1-0 138 GM Gabrielian Artur RUS 2532 6
13 1 GM Svidler Peter RUS 2730 1-0 56 GM Hracek Zbynek CZE 2631
14 45 GM Gustafsson Jan GER 2647 ½ - ½ 10 GM Dreev Aleksey RUS 2697
15 57 GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ESP 2630 ½ - ½ 11 GM Fressinet Laurent FRA 2693
16 13 GM Laznicka Viktor CZE 2688 0-1 68 GM Beliavsky Alexander G SLO 2619
17 63 GM Matlakov Maxim RUS 2625 ½ - ½ 18 GM Riazantsev Alexander RUS 2679
18 65 GM L'ami Erwin NED 2623 0-1 20 GM Motylev Alexander RUS 2677
19 25 GM Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2674 1-0 79 GM Hammer Jon Ludvig NOR 2606
20 26 GM Moiseenko Alexander UKR 2673 1-0 71 GM Savchenko Boris RUS 2616

Here are today's photos:

Radoslaw Wojtaszek (chessanytime)
Ivan Cheparinov (chessanytime)
Zaven Andriasian (chessanytime)
Sebastien Feller (chessanytime)
Radoslaw Wojtaszek (chessanytime)
Ivan Cheparinov (chessanytime)
Zaven Andriasian (chessanytime)
Sebastien Feller (chessanytime)

The previous champions:

Year Player Country
2000 Pavel Tregubov RUS (FRA)
2001 Emil Sutovsky ISR
2002 Bartolomej Macieja POL
2003 Zurab Azmaiparashvili GEO
2004 Vassily Ivanchuk UKR
2005 Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu ROM
2006 Zdenko Kozul HRV
2007 Vladislav Tkachiev KAZ (FRA)
2008 Sergei Tiviakov RUS (NED)
2009 Evgeny Tomashevsky RUS
2010 Ian Nepomniachtchi RUS

Here are some rules, one of the most controversial being 'Zero Tolerance' for later-comers. One just has to be at the board at the beginning of the round!

The championship is an 11-round Swiss and the rate of play: 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.

Rounds 10 to 11 will be at 3pm (local time).

For more information go to:Official site


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