2015

Tomashevsky extends lead in Tbilisi FIDE Grand Prix

Evgeny Tomashevsky defeated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the 8th round of the Tbilisi FIDE Grand Prix to increase his lead to full point ahead of the second-placed Dmitry Jakovenko.

Tomashevsky won in an extremely rare ending of 2 bishops + knight vs rook + 4 pawns.

Baadur Jobava scored against Peter Svidler, his second consecutive and third overall victory, to reverse the negative trend from the start of the tournament.

Replay games with analysis

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

Photos by Maria Emelianova and Goran Urosevic

Mamedyarov, Radjabov, Sanikidze

Grandmasters Mamedyarov, Radjabov and Sanikidze

Round 8 results:
Radjabov Teimour 2731 – Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2759 ½ – ½
Giri Anish 2797 – Grischuk Alexander 2810 ½ – ½
Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 – Jakovenko Dmitry 2733 ½ – ½
Svidler Peter 2739 – Jobava Baadur 2696 0 – 1
Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2775 – Tomashevsky Evgeny 2716 0 – 1
Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2705 – Andreikin Dmitry 2737 ½ – ½

Round 8 standings:
1. Tomashevsky Evgeny 2716 RUS – 6
2. Jakovenko Dmitry 2733 RUS – 5
3-4. Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2705 UZB and Radjabov Teimour 2731 AZE – 4½
5-8. Jobava Baadur 2696 GEO, Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2759 AZE, Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 CUB and Giri Anish 2797 NED – 4
9. Grischuk Alexander 2810 RUS – 3½
10-11. Svidler Peter 2739 RUS and Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2775 FRA – 3
12. Andreikin Dmitry 2737 RUS – 2½

Round 9 pairings:
Andreikin Dmitry 2737 – Radjabov Teimour 2731
Tomashevsky Evgeny 2716 – Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2705
Jobava Baadur 2696 – Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2775
Jakovenko Dmitry 2733 – Svidler Peter 2739
Grischuk Alexander 2810 – Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2759 – Giri Anish 2797

Svidler - Jobava

Svidler – Jobava

Vachier-Lagrave - Tomashevsky

Tomashevsky and Vachier-Lagrave in the press conference

Giri - Grischuk

Grischuk and Giri explaining the game

Georgian talented juniors

Georgian talented juniors following the games in the press center

Svidler, Sanikidze, Tsatsalashvili

Peter Svidler with commentators Tornike Sanikidze and Keti Tsatsalashvili

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