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Zatonskih still there! (7)

Anna Zatonskih, round seven © official site
The players at the top of the groups all drew, so Kamsky and Shulman qualified from Group A. From the other pool, Robert Hess will be joined by Alexander Onischuk or Samuel Shanklandne in the Semis. Anna Zatonskih beat Sabina Foisor and thus caught her for equal fourth, and the final qualification, place.

Group A

In the final round of the group stage, wins by Robson and Stripunsky didn't affect the qualification spots. The leaders drew and so Shulman joins Kamsky in the Semi-finals.

Round Seven :

Varuzhan Akobian 2611 ½-½  Jaan Ehlvest 2586
Ray Robson 2522 1-0 Alexander Ivanov 2540
Gata Kamsky 2733  ½-½ Yuri Shulman 2622
Alexander Stripunsky 2578 1-0 Daniel Naroditsky 2438

Total points in Group A after seven rounds :

Seed Name Rating points
1 Gata Kamsky 2733 5
2 Yury Shulman 2622 4.5
7 Ray Robson 2522 4
6 Alexander Ivanov 2540 3.5
3 Varuzhan Akobian 2611 3
4 Jaan Ehlvest 2586 3
8 Daniel Naroditsky  2438 2.5
5 Alexander Stripunsky 2578 2.5

Group B

The top four drew, so no change here either! However, at the bottom, wins by Kaidanov and Shabalov took them above Finegold and Christiansen.

Round Seven :

Benjamin Finegold 2500  0-1   Alexander Shabalov 2590
Alexander Onischuk 2678 ½-½  Samuel Shankland 2512
Robert Hess 2565 ½-½  Yasser Seirawan 2636
Gregory Kaidanov 2569 1-0 Larry Christiansen 2586

Total points in group B after seven rounds :

Seed Name Rating Points
6 Robert Hess 2565 5.5
1 Alexander Onischuk 2678 4
7 Sam Shankland 2512 4
2 Yasser Seirawan 2636 3.5
3 Alexander Shabalov 2590 2.5
5 Gregory Kaidanov 2569 2.5
4 Larry Christiansen   2586 3
8 Ben Finegold 2500 3

Robert Hess had already qualified before the seventh round. A drew between Onischuk and Shankland didn't split them, but today the play-offs will determine which one will advance in the competition.

Round Seven :

Anna Zatonskih 2499 1-0  Sabina Foisor 2350
Alisa Melekhina 2304  ½-½  Rusudan Goletiani 2367
Iryna Zenyuk 2245  ½-½  Tatev Abrahamyan 2326
Camilla Baginskaite 2342 ½-½   Irina Krush 2472
  • Final Crosstable
No Title Name Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
1 IM Irina Krush 2472 x 1 1 1 1 1 0.5 0 5.5
2 WFM Tatev Abrahamyan 2326 0 x 1 1 0.5 0.5 1 0.5 4.5
3 IM Rusudan Goletiani 2367 0 0 x 0 0.5 0.5 0 1 2
4 IM Anna Zatonskih 2499 0 0 1 x 0.5 1 0.5 1 4
5 FM Alisa Melekhina 2304 0 0.5 0.5 0.5 x 0 0 0 1.5
6 WIM Iryna Zenyuk 2245 0 0.5 0.5 0 1 x 0 0 2
7 WGM Camilla Baginskaite 2342 0.5 0 1 0.5 1 1 x 0.5 4.5
8 WGM Sabina Foisor 2350 1 0.5 0 0 1 1 0.5 x 4
  • Today, Friday 22nd of April, is a rest day for most, but not for those involved in playoffs. They will start at 2pm (local time).
  • There is a seven hour difference between St. Louis and Paris.
  •  So 2pm (St. Louis) =

8pm London

9pm Paris, Madrid

11pm Moscow


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