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Kramnik wins Unive

Anish Giri against Judit Polgar © official site.
Former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik has won the Unive tournament with a round to spare. In the fifth round he beat Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in a complicated struggle where for much of the middlegame it wasn't at all clear who was better. Anish Giri is now in second after his win over Judit Polgar.

The fifth round results:

 

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating Opening
Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2791 1-0 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2712 Anti-Grünfeld
Anish Giri NED 2722 1-0 Judit Polgar HUN 2701 English Opening

 

The tournament situation after five rounds:

 

Rank Player Country Rating w1 b1 w2 b2 w3 b3 w4 b4 Total
1 Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2791 * * 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 . 4
2 Anish Giri  NED  2722  ½  0 * * ½ . 1 ½
3 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2712 ½ 0 . ½  * * ½ ½ 2
4 Judit Polgar HUN 2701 . 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * *

 

Round One:

 

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating Opening
Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2791 1-0 Anish Giri NED 2722 King's Indian Defence
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2712 ½-½ Judit Polgar HUN 2701 Queen's Indian Defence

 

Round Two:

 

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating Opening
Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2791 1-0 Judit Polgar HUN 2701 Nimzoindian Defence
Anish Giri  NED 2722 ½-½ Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2712 Grünfeld Defence

 

Round Three:

 

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating Opening
Judit Polgar HUN 2701 ½-½ Anish Giri NED 2722 Scotch Opening
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2712 ½-½ Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2791 Queen's Gambit Declined 5.Bf4
 

 

Round Four:

 

White Country Rating Result Black Country Rating Opening
Judit Polgar HUN 2701 ½-½ Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2712 Sicilian Najdorf
Anish Giri NED 2722 ½-½ Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2791 English Opening
 

 

 

Official site: http://www.univechess.nl/

 

Live games: http://www.univechess.nl/live/live-partijen 

 

 


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