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Alexander Grischuk

The Final Tournaments of Online Grand Prix Open 2012 took place August 14. 4 groups of 12 players each participated. Best 2 players from each of the 4 groups made their way to the Super Final Tournament of August 15, where they will compete for the grand prize.

Finalists and their respective score (max 11, winners passing to the Super Final are in bold)):

Group 1: 1. Volkov – 7.5; 2. Amonatov – 7. 3-4. Pridorozhnyi, Zhigalko – 6.5 each; 5-6. Papin, Smirnov – 6 each; 7-8. Ponkratov, Kharitonov – 5.5 each. 9. Rahmanov – 5; 10. Kiselev V.– 4.5; 11-12. Mischyk and Kovalev V. – 3 each.
Group 2: 1. Andreikin – 10.5; 2. Kovalenko – 8; 3. Khismatullin – 7; 4. Fedoseev – 6.5; 5. Yudin – 6; 6. Turov – 5.5; 7-8. Korobov, Badmacirenov – 5 each; 9. Zinchenko – 4.5; 10. Kharchenko – 4; 11-12. Grischenko, Khasangatin – 2 each.
Group 3: 1. Grishuk – 9; 2-3. Safarli, Deviatkin – 8.5; 4. Bocharov – 7.5; 5. Panarin – 6.5; 6-7. Azarov, Schaposhnikov – 5 each; 8-9. Galkin, Onischuk.V – 4.5 each; 10. Linchevsky – 4; 11. Kononenko – 2; 12. – Liascovich Lucas – (could not participate).
Group 4: 1. Zubov – 9; 2. Andriasian – 8.5; 3. Grigoryan – 7.5; 4-5, Bukavshin, Sjugirov – 6.5 each; 6-7. Terry, Vovk – 5.5 each; 8-9. Timofeev, Guseinovr – 5 each; 10-11. Kokarev, Ovetchkin – 3.5 each; 12. Dlugy – (could not participate).

The Super Final Tournament will employ the Knockout system (4 games, Armageddon game if the score is 2:2). The players will start in the quarterfinals in the following pairs: Volkov – Safarli, Zubov – Kovalenko, Andreikin – Andriasian, Grishuk – Amonatov.

Watch the Super Final Tournament broadcast in the Tournaments & Broadcasts section of chessok.comAugust 15, at 15-00 UTC.

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