In a scenario repeating from the previous day, all games of the 11th round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Tbilisi were drawn.
The longest game of the round was Giri – Dominguez, where each player tried to win and reach shared third place. After more than six hours of play, nearly causing the delay of the closing ceremony, this game too finished in a draw.
The tournament winner Evgeny Tomashevsky (8/11), who already secured the trophy in the 10th round, maintained a 1,5 point advantage ahead of the second-placed Dmitry Jakovenko (6,5/11).
Tomashevsky earned 20,000 EUR prize money, 170 Grand Prix points and 30 elo points. He is now leading in the overall Grand Prix standings with one event to go. (Unofficial GP standings)
The Grand Prix was officially closed with a nice ceremony at the historic Tbilisi Sakrebulo (City Council).
The speeches of the officials and guests were intertwined with wonderful songs of a local choir.
On the stage were Giorgi Giorgadze, President of the Georgian Chess Federation, Israel Gelfer, Vice President of FIDE, Davit Narmania, Mayor of Tbilisi, Levan Kipiani, Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia, Zurab Azmaiparashvili, President of ECU, and Giorgi Alibegashvili, Chairman of the Tbilisi City Assembly, host of the evening.
The players were called on a stage as a group and were presented with gift boxes and local wine.
Mahir Mamedov, General Director of Socar Energy Georgia, the tournament sponsor, presented the winner Evgeny Tomashevsky with the cheque of 20,000 EUR.
The ceremony was followed with a photo session and reception for the guests.
Photos by Goran Urosevic
Round 11 results:
Tomashevsky Evgeny 2716 – Radjabov Teimour 2731 ½ – ½
Jobava Baadur 2696 – Andreikin Dmitry 2737 ½ – ½
Jakovenko Dmitry 2733 – Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2705 ½ – ½
Grischuk Alexander 2810 – Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2775 ½ – ½
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2759 – Svidler Peter 2739 ½ – ½
Giri Anish 2797 – Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 ½ – ½
1. Tomashevsky Evgeny 2716 RUS – 8
2. Jakovenko Dmitry 2733 RUS – 6½
3. Radjabov Teimour 2731 AZE – 6
4-7. Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2705 UZB, Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 CUB, Giri Anish 2797 NED and Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2759 AZE – 5½
8-10. Grischuk Alexander 2810 RUS, Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2775 FRA and Jobava Baadur 2696 GEO – 5
11. Svidler Peter 2739 RUS – 4½
12. Andreikin Dmitry 2737 RUS – 4