Shakhriyar Mamedyarov wins the Riga FIDE Grand Prix

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov wins the Riga FIDE Grand Prix

Congrats to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov for winning the Riga FIDE Grand Prix

The second leg of the FIDE Grand Prix Series organized by World Chess finished in Riga on July 24 with the tie-break between Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France).

Both rapid and “10+10” games were drawn. Then the rivals exchanged blows in blitz: the French managed to strike back after the loss in the first game.

It all came down to an ultimate Armaggedon blitz, where White has 5 minutes against Black’s 4 minutes but needs to win the game to clinch the match. Vachier-Lagrave drew the white pieces and decided to refrain from his usual 1.e4 to play in a less forcing way. This strategy backfired, as he quickly caught up Mamedyarov on the clock and failed to put pressure on his opponent’s position. On the contrary, Black took over the initiative and never risked losing. With a few seconds left on the clock and a bad position, Vachier-Lagrave admitted defeat.This victory in Riga nets Mamedyarov 24,000 euros and propels him to the shared lead in the FIDE Grand Prix Series. He and the Russian Alexander Grischuk total 10 points from the two events they took part in. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave earned 14,000 euros in Riga and is also in good shape in the Grand Prix race, as he occupies the fourth place with 8 points just behind Ian Nepomniachtchi from Russia.

It must be noted that these two players will be able to gain points from the last two Grand Prix events in Hamburg and Tel Aviv, unlike Mamedyarov and Grischuk who will take part in only of of these.

At the end of the four Grand Prix tournaments in December, the best two finishers will qualify to next year’s Candidates Tournament. The winner of that event will become the challenger of Magnus Carlsen in the 2020 World Championhip match.

Rigában az azerbajdzsáni Sahriyar Mamedgyarov gyüzelmével
ért véget a Grand Prix 2019 második tornája.
A két 2800as szuprnagymester küzdelmében a rájátszás négy rapidpartija nem hozotttt döntést, maradt a “hirtelen halál” parti vagy orosz rulett, kinek hogyan tetszik.

MVL beats Magnus again to win Norway Chess Blitz 

MVL most nem tudta hozni a májúsi Norvég szuoerformáját, de mindenképp érdemes tudni azt is, hogy az azeri nagymest gyorstmpó sikere sem lehet véletlen.Néhány online szerveren fanatikusként gyakotlatozott már sok sok éve is elképesztő adagban. De persze a gyorstudás müvészete itt már tényleg csak az idegeken, fáradtságon,szerencsén is múlik.

Ahol a szerncse, sors az azerbajdzsáni nagymesternek
szállította a végső győzelmet. Ez ráadásként 24 ezer eurót is ért ért Mamedgyarovnak,míg Vachier-Lagrave 14 ezerrel vígasztalódott. Az összetett pontversenyben Mamedgyarov és az orosz Alekszandr Griscsuk vezet az orosz Jan Nepomnjacsij és Vachier-Lagrave előtt. A GP-sorozat harmadik versenyét Hamburgban rendezik meg november 4. és 18. között.

Minden mássmsakknyelven lentebb Játszmákkal és videóval és fotókkal

24 July 2019, 17:26 GMT LIVERATINGS

Name Classic +/− Rapid Blitz Age
9 ↓1 Mamedyarov 2763.6 −1.4 2815.6 2786.8 34

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov winner of the Riga FIDE_chess Grand Prix with the ECU Vice President Dana Reizniece-Ozola at the awarding ceremony.

 

24 July 2019, 17:26 GMT LIVE RATINGS

# Name Classic +/− Rapid Blitz Age
5 Vachier-Lagrave 2777.9 +2.9 2812.0 2939.2 28

FIDEGrandPrix Рига 2019. финал, тай-брейк. Тай-брейк не подкачал: после ничьих в рапиде соперники обменялись ударами в пятиминутках, и впервые в истории финалисты ФИДЕ-нокаута дошли до армагеддона. В нем верх взял Шахрияр Мамедьяров. фото: Riga NIKI


 

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Alexander Grischuk lead overall FIDE Grand Prix standings after two tournaments. Both played in Moscow and Riga and accumulated 10 points. The next Grand Prix tournament is in Hamburg on November 4-18.

Amazing event and commentators and digital team has been behind the Grand Prix in Riga. Thanks a lot and we know you are already busy planning and working on the next one!

Sasha Grischuk gave an extensive interview after being eliminated from the Grand Prix by MVL. He says that his opponent played in an extraordinary precise way.

[Event “Riga FIDE Grand Prix 2019”]
[Site “Riga LAT”]
[Date “2019.07.24”]
[Round “4.3”]
[Board “1”]
[White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[WhiteElo “2765”]
[BlackElo “2775”]
[ECO “D85”]
[Opening “Gruenfeld”]
[Variation “exchange variation”]
[WhiteFideId “13401319”]
[BlackFideId “623539”]
[EventDate “2019.07.12”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Qa4+ Qd7 8.
Qa3 b6 9. Nf3 c5 10. Bd3 Nc6 11. Bb5 a6 12. O-O Bb7 13. Bxc6 Bxc6 14. d5 Bb5 15.
Re1 O-O 16. Bb2 c4 17. Bc1 e6 18. Be3 exd5 19. Rad1 Rfe8 20. exd5 Ba4 21. Rc1
Bf8 22. Qb2 b5 23. Qd2 1/2-1/2


[Event “Riga FIDE Grand Prix 2019”]
[Site “Riga LAT”]
[Date “2019.07.24”]
[Round “4.4”]
[Board “1”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[WhiteElo “2775”]
[BlackElo “2765”]
[ECO “C53”]
[Opening “Giuoco Piano”]
[WhiteFideId “623539”]
[BlackFideId “13401319”]
[EventDate “2019.07.12”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O h6 7. Re1 O-O 8. Nbd2
Ne7 9. Nf1 Ng6 10. Ng3 c6 11. d4 exd4 12. Nxd4 Re8 13. h3 d5 14. exd5 Rxe1+ 15.
Qxe1 Bxd4 16. cxd4 Nxd5 17. Bd3 Ndf4 18. Bc2 Be6 19. Bxf4 Nxf4 20. Qe4 Ng6 21.
Qe3 Nf8 22. Re1 Qa5 23. Qe5 Qxe5 24. dxe5 Rd8 25. b3 g5 26. Ne4 Rd4 27. h4 gxh4
28. f4 Bd5 29. Nf6+ Kh8 30. f5 Nd7 31. Nxd7 Rd2 32. e6 fxe6 33. f6 Kg8 34. Bd3
Rxg2+ 35. Kf1 h3 36. Be4 Bxe4 37. Rxe4 Kf7 38. Rh4 Rd2 39. Nc5 h2 40. Ne4 Rxa2
41. Rxh6 h1=Q+ 42. Rxh1 Ra1+ 43. Kg2 Rxh1 44. Kxh1 a5 45. Nd6+ Kxf6 46. Nxb7 1/2-1/2


[Event “Riga FIDE Grand Prix 2019”]
[Site “Riga LAT”]
[Date “2019.07.24”]
[Round “4.5”]
[Board “1”]
[White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[WhiteElo “2765”]
[BlackElo “2775”]
[ECO “D85”]
[Opening “Gruenfeld”]
[Variation “exchange variation”]
[WhiteFideId “13401319”]
[BlackFideId “623539”]
[EventDate “2019.07.12”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Qa4+ Qd7 8.
Qa3 b6 9. Nf3 c5 10. Bd3 Nc6 11. Bb5 a6 12. O-O Bb7 13. Bxc6 Bxc6 14. Re1 f5 15.
dxc5 fxe4 16. Nd4 bxc5 17. Qxc5 Bd5 18. Ba3 Rc8 19. Qa5 O-O 20. Bxe7 Rfe8 21.
Bg5 Bc4 22. Be3 Bd3 23. Rac1 Rc4 24. Nb3 Qb5 25. Qxb5 axb5 26. Bd4 Bh6 27. Ra1
Rec8 28. h3 Bg7 29. Rac1 Bh6 30. Ra1 Bg7 31. a3 Bxd4 32. cxd4 b4 33. axb4 Rxb4
34. Ra3 Rcb8 35. Nc5 Rxd4 36. Ra7 Rc8 37. Ne6 Rd5 38. Rea1 Re5 39. Nd4 Rd5 40.
R1a4 Rd6 41. Re7 Rcd8 42. Ne6 R6d7 43. Rxd7 Rxd7 44. Ra8+ Kf7 45. Nf8 Re7 46.
Nxh7 e3 47. fxe3 Rxe3 48. Ng5+ Kf6 49. Nf3 Re2 50. Rf8+ Kg7 51. Rf4 Re4 52. Rxe4
Bxe4 53. Kf2 Kf6 54. Ke3 Bd5 55. Kf4 g5+ 56. Kg4 Kg6 1/2-1/2


[Event “Riga FIDE Grand Prix 2019”]
[Site “Riga LAT”]
[Date “2019.07.24”]
[Round “4.6”]
[Board “1”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[WhiteElo “2775”]
[BlackElo “2765”]
[ECO “C53”]
[Opening “Giuoco Piano”]
[WhiteFideId “623539”]
[BlackFideId “13401319”]
[EventDate “2019.07.12”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O h6 7. Re1 O-O 8. Nbd2
Ne7 9. Bb3 Ng6 10. d4 Bb6 11. Nc4 Be6 12. d5 Bd7 13. Nxb6 axb6 14. h3 Nh7 15.
Bc2 Qc8 16. g4 Qd8 17. Be3 Ng5 18. Kh2 Qf6 19. Kg3 Nf4 20. Rh1 Bb5 21. Ng1 Ne2+
22. Kg2 Nf4+ 23. Kg3 Ne2+ 24. Kg2 Nf4+ 1/2-1/2


[Event “Riga FIDE Grand Prix 2019”]
[Site “Riga LAT”]
[Date “2019.07.24”]
[Round “4.7”]
[Board “1”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Result “0-1”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[WhiteElo “2775”]
[BlackElo “2765”]
[ECO “C53”]
[Opening “Giuoco Piano”]
[WhiteFideId “623539”]
[BlackFideId “13401319”]
[EventDate “2019.07.12”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O h6 7. Re1 O-O 8. h3 a5
9. Nbd2 Be6 10. Bb5 Qb8 11. Nf1 Qa7 12. Be3 Bxe3 13. Nxe3 a4 14. d4 Qa5 15. Bd3
Ne7 16. Nf5 Bxf5 17. exf5 Nc6 18. dxe5 Nxe5 19. Nxe5 dxe5 20. Qe2 Rfe8 21. Be4
c6 22. Rad1 Qc5 23. a3 Rad8 24. Rxd8 Rxd8 25. Bc2 b5 26. Kf1 Rd5 27. Be4 Nxe4
28. Qxe4 Qd6 29. g3 f6 30. Re2 Rd1+ 31. Re1 Rd2 32. Re2 Rd1+ 33. Re1 Rd5 34. Re2
Kf7 35. Re3 Qd7 36. h4 Ke7 37. Qg4 Kd8 38. Re4 Kc7 39. c4 Rd1+ 40. Kg2 Qd3 41.
Qxg7+ Kb6 42. c5+ Ka6 43. Rb4 Qd5+ 44. f3 Qd2+ 45. Kh3 h5 0-1


[Event “Riga FIDE Grand Prix 2019”]
[Site “Riga LAT”]
[Date “2019.07.24”]
[Round “4.8”]
[Board “1”]
[White “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Black “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Result “0-1”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[WhiteElo “2765”]
[BlackElo “2775”]
[ECO “A40”]
[Opening “Queen’s pawn”]
[Variation “Keres defence”]
[WhiteFideId “13401319”]
[BlackFideId “623539”]
[EventDate “2019.07.12”]

1. d4 e6 2. c4 b6 3. Nf3 Bb7 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. a3 g6 6. d5 exd5 7. cxd5 Bg7 8. g3
O-O 9. Bg2 Re8 10. O-O Na6 11. Bf4 c6 12. dxc6 dxc6 13. Qxd8 Raxd8 14. Rfd1 Nd5
15. Nxd5 cxd5 16. Nd4 Nc5 17. Be3 Bxd4 18. Bxd4 Nb3 19. Rab1 Nxd4 20. Rxd4 Rxe2
21. Bf3 Rc2 22. Be4 Rc5 23. Rbd1 Kg7 24. R4d3 a5 25. Rd4 Bc6 26. b4 Rc3 27. Bxd5
Ba4 28. R1d2 Rxa3 29. bxa5 bxa5 30. h4 Bb5 31. Rb2 Bc6 32. Rbd2 Ra4 33. Rxa4
Bxa4 34. Ra2 Bb5 35. Bb3 Ra8 36. Ba4 Bxa4 37. Rxa4 Kf6 38. Kf1 Ke6 39. Ke2 Kd5
40. Kd3 Ra7 41. g4 Kc5 42. Kc3 Kb5 43. Re4 a4 44. Re5+ Kc6 45. Kb2 a3+ 46. Ka2
Kd6 47. Re4 Kd5 48. f3 Rc7 49. Re3 Ra7 50. Re4 f5 51. Re8 Kd4 52. gxf5 gxf5 53.
f4 Ra6 54. Re5 Rh6 55. Rxf5 Rxh4 56. Kxa3 Ke4 57. Rf7 h5 58. f5 Rf4 59. f6 Kf5
60. Kb3 Kg6 61. Ra7 Rxf6 62. Kc3 Rd6 63. Ra8 h4 64. Rg8+ Kf5 65. Rh8 Kg4 66.
Rg8+ Kf3 67. Rh8 Kg3 68. Rg8+ Kh2 69. Rg4 h3 70. Rg8 Kh1 71. Rg7 h2 72. Rg8 Rd1
73. Kc2 Rg1 0-1


[Event “Riga FIDE Grand Prix 2019”]
[Site “Riga LAT”]
[Date “2019.07.24”]
[Round “4.9”]
[Board “1”]
[White “Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime”]
[Black “Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar”]
[Result “0-1”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[WhiteElo “2775”]
[BlackElo “2765”]
[ECO “E67”]
[Opening “King’s Indian”]
[Variation “fianchetto, classical variation”]
[WhiteFideId “623539”]
[BlackFideId “13401319”]
[EventDate “2019.07.12”]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. c4 O-O 5. d4 d6 6. O-O Nbd7 7. Nc3 e5 8. Qc2
exd4 9. Nxd4 Re8 10. Rd1 a6 11. b3 Rb8 12. Bb2 Ne5 13. c5 d5 14. h3 Nc6 15. Nxc6
bxc6 16. e4 Be6 17. exd5 cxd5 18. Qd2 Qe7 19. Rac1 Rbd8 20. Re1 Qd7 21. Kh2 h5
22. Ne2 Bf5 23. c6 Qd6 24. Qf4 Qxf4 25. Nxf4 d4 26. Rxe8+ Nxe8 27. Rd1 h4 28.
Bf1 hxg3+ 29. fxg3 a5 30. Bc4 Nd6 31. Bd5 Nb5 32. Bf3 Rd6 33. Rd2 Be5 34. Nd3
Bxd3 35. Rxd3 Nc3 36. a4 Nd5 37. Ba3 Rd8 38. Bc5 Ne3 39. Kg1 f5 40. Kf2 Kf7 41.
b4 axb4 42. Bxb4 Rb8 43. Be1 Rb1 44. a5 Ra1 45. Rb3 Ra2+ 46. Be2 Nd5 47. Kf3 Kf6
48. g4 fxg4+ 49. hxg4 Ra1 50. Bh4+ g5 51. Bf2 Rxa5 52. Rb8 Ra3+ 53. Ke4 Nc3+ 54.
Kd3 Nd5+ 55. Kc4 Nb6+ 56. Kb5 d3 57. Bd1 Ra1 58. Bxb6 cxb6 59. Rf8+ Ke7 60. Rf1
Kd6 61. Kc4 d2 62. Kd3 Bf4 63. Rh1 Ra3+ 64. Ke4 Re3+ 0-1


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Fri 12th Jul 2019 – Thu 25th Jul 2019

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Riga FIDE Grand Prix 2019 Riga LAT Fri 12th Jul 2019 – Thu 25th Jul 2019
Leading Final Round 4 Standings:
Rk Name FED Rtg 1 2 Pts TB1
Final Round 4 22-24 July 2019
1 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2765 1 0 5 4
2 Vachier Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2775 0 1 4 3
Round 3 18-20 July 2019
1 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2765 1 = 1.5
2 So, Wesley USA 2763 0 = 0.5
1 Vachier Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2775 = 1 1.5
2 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2766 = 0 0.5
Round 2 15-17 July 2019
1 So, Wesley USA 2763 = = 4.5 3.5
2 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2748 = = 3.5 2.5
1 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2765 = = 2.5 1.5
2 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2729 = = 1.5 0.5
1 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2766 = = 2.5 1.5
2 Yangyi, Yu CHN 2736 = = 1.5 0.5
1 Vachier Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2775 1 = 1.5
2 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2740 0 = 0.5
Round 1 12-14 July
1 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2748 = = 5 4
2 Giri, Anish NED 2779 = = 4 3
1 So, Wesley USA 2763 = = 2.5 1.5
2 Harikrishna, Pentala IND 2734 = = 1.5 0.5
1 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2729 = = 2.5 1.5
2 Svidler, Peter RUS 2737 = = 1.5 0.5
1 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2765 = 1 1.5
2 Dubov, Daniil RUS 2700 = 0 0.5
1 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2766 = = 3 2
2 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2727 = = 1 0
1 Yangyi, Yu CHN 2736 = = 1 3.5*
2 Aronian, Levon ARM 2756 = = 1 3.5
1 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2740 = = 2.5 1.5
2 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2754 = = 1.5 0.5
1 Vachier Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2775 1 = 1.5
2 Navara, David CZE 2734 0 = 0.5
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