Sevian wins Week 19, Swiss headed for knockout: summary report
This is our quick summary report. Check out our full report after Sunday’s knockout tournament.
GM Samuel Sevian won week 19 of the Rapid Chess Championship, presented by Coinbase with a convincing performance.
45 competitors took part in the event, now open to all GMs as well as the top 10 women, top 10 juniors, as well as 10 wildcards. The KO takes place on July 3, from 9:00 a.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. CEST.
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Sevian went first clear with 7.5 points ― a full point ahead of the field ― kicking off the tournament with a 4-0 winning streak. There was a four-way tie for second between general managers Vladimir Fedoseev, Dmitry Andreikin, Vincent Keymer and Christopher Yoo, each with 6.5 points. General managers Alexey Sarana, Daniil Dubov and Shamsiddin Vokhidov qualified for Sunday’s knockout, tied for sixth through eighth with six points. Former world champion Vladimir Kramnik made his first appearance in the event and narrowly missed out on qualifying when he scored from a winning position against Keymer in the final round.
Saturday Switzerland | Final ranking (Top 20)
|Number||R k||fed||Title||username||Last name||Evaluation||Score||SB|
|5||20||GM||ChristopheYoo||Christopher Woojin Yoo||2693||6.5||24.5|
|ten||18||GM||Billie Kimbah||Maxim Matlakov||2641||5.5||9:25 p.m.|
|14||ten||GM||parhamov||Parham Maghsoodloo||2686||5||9:25 p.m.|
|19||17||GM||Joseph||Jose Eduardo Martinez Alcantara||2642||4.5||16|
|22||29||GM||George Meier||George Meier||2551||4.5||1:25 p.m.|
(Full final standings here.)
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