Tbilisi FIDE Grand Prix – Round 7

Dmitry Jakovenko defeated Anish Giri in the 7th round of Tbilisi FIDE Grand Prix to emerge clear second in the standings, half a point behind the leader Evgeny Tomashevsky.

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov scored his third victory with black pieces after Alexander Grischuk blundered a neat queen move. White played an exciting new idea that gave him the upper hand, but one big mistake spoiled the effort.

Baadur Jobava capitalised on Leinier Dominguez’s terrible time trouble where he had to make six moves in only 40 seconds. The Cuban made a mistake on 39th move and was no longer able to save the position.

Jobava - Dominguez

Jobava – Dominguez

The games Kasimdzhanov – Radjabov, Tomashevsky – Svidler and Andreikin – Vachier-Lagrave were drawn.

Round 7 standings:
1. Tomashevsky Evgeny 2716 RUS – 5
2. Jakovenko Dmitry 2733 RUS – 4½
3-4. Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2705 UZB and Radjabov Teimour 2731 AZE – 4
5-7. Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2759 AZE, Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 CUB and Giri Anish 2797 NED – 3½
8-11. Jobava Baadur 2696 GEO, Grischuk Alexander 2810 RUS, Svidler Peter 2739 RUS and Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2775 FRA – 3
12. Andreikin Dmitry 2737 RUS – 2

Round 8 pairings:
GM Radjabov Teimour 2731 – GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2759
GM Giri Anish 2797 – GM Grischuk Alexander 2810
GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 – GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2733
GM Svidler Peter 2739 – GM Jobava Baadur 2696
GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2775 – GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2716
GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2705 – GM Andreikin Dmitry 2737

Replay games with analysis

Photo galleries on the official website and Georgian Chess Federation facebook page

Photos courtesy of Tazo Giorgadze

Evgeny Tomashevsky

Evgeny Tomashevsky

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov



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