Reports | January 07, 2008 4:43

[lang_nl]ACP Rapid: Jakovenko, Radjabov, Grischuk en Karjakin door[/lang_nl][lang_en]ACP Rapid: Jakovenko, Radjabov, Grischuk and Karjakin through[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]Zo is het: Jakovenko, Radjabov, Grischuk en Karjakin hebben zich vandaag geplaatst voor de halve finales van de 2e ACP Rapid Cup. De jongere garde toch wel, want 'oudjes' Ivanchuk, Gelfand en Svidler eruit liggen en ook Inarkiev. De match van dag was Ivanchuk-Radjabov: eerste twee remises in de rapids, waarna Radjabov het eerste snelschaakpotje won. Ivanchuk wist vervolgens met zwart te winnen om daarna in een dramatische sudden-deathpartij alsnog uitgeschakeld te worden.[/lang_nl][lang_en]Yes, that was today's show: Jakovenko, Radjabov, Grischuk and Karjakin qualified for the semi-finals of the 2nd ACP Rapid Cup. The young guard indeed, because for 'oldies' Ivanchuk, Gelfand and Svidler it's now over, and also for Inarkiev. The match of the day was Ivanchuk-Radjabov: first two draws in the rapids, and then Radjabov won the first blitz game. Ivanchuk then managed to equal the score with Black, to be eliminated anyway in a dramatic sudden-death game.[/lang_en]

Jakovenko, Dmitry RUS 2720 1.5-0.5 Inarkiev, Ernesto RUS 2681
Radjabov, Teimour AZE 2735 3-2 Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2751
Svidler, Peter RUS 2763 0.5-1.5 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2711
Karjakin, Sergey UKR 2732 4-2 Gelfand, Boris ISR 2737

[lang_nl]De toernooiwebsite over het slot van Ivanchuk-Radjabov: "Veel mensen denken dat wit in een sudden-deathpartij te veel voordeel heeft. Ivanchuk, die de loting won, koos echter voor zwart. Toen hij verloor op tijd in een gewonnen stelling, had wit nog slechts drie seconden over..."[/lang_nl][lang_en]The tournament website on Ivanchuk-Radjabov: "Many people believe that White's advantage in this kind of tie-break is too big. However, Ivanchuk, who won the drawing of lots, selected Black. When he lost on time in a winning position, his opponent still had three full seconds left..."[/lang_en]

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Author: Peter Doggers

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forest's picture

or Radjabov was so smart not to think deeper on certain moves because he knew he would lose on time in that case!

Lajos Arpad's picture

So he lost on time. That means Ivanchuk played better, but the time control was incomfortable for him.

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