Chess Classic Mainz, August 13th-19th, Rheingoldhalle in Mainz
Levon Aronian Levon Aronian became the World Champion in Chess960. Conratulations! The Chess Classic Mainz took place August 13th-19th 2007 in the Rheingoldhalle in Mainz. The main events was held with participation of Viswanathan Anand IND 2792, Levon Aronian ARM 2750, Etienne Bacrot FRA 2695 and Rustam Kasimdzhanov UZB 2683. They play a Chess960 event (14th-16th August) and rapid chess (17th-19th August) with time control 20 min./ game and increment 5 sec./move.
Aronian and Anand qualify for final in Chess960 . They play a 4 game match.
The rapid match was drawn 2:2 and Levon Aronian won the tiebreak-blitz match 1.5:0.5
In the match for the third place between Bacrot and Kasimdzhanov Etien Bacrot won 3:1.
Vishvanatan Anand won the final match in Rapid Chess against Levon Aronian with 2.5:1.5
Vishvanatan Anand
Chess960 results
Round 1
Aronian - Bacrot 1:0
Kasimdzhanov - Anand 1/2
        Round 2
Aronian - Kasimdzhanov 1:0
Bacrot - Anand 1/2
        Round 3
Anand - Aronian 1/2
Kasimdzhanov - Bacrot 1:0
Round 4
Bacrot - Aronian 1/2
Anand - Kasimdzhanov 1:0
        Round 5
Kasimdzhanov - Aronian 0:1
Anand - Bacrot 1:0
        Round 6
Aronian - Anand 1/2
Bacrot - Kasimdzhanov 1:0
Chess960 final standings
1 Aronian - 4.5
2 Anand - 4.0
3 Bacrot - 2.0
4 Kasimdzhanov - 1.5
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Aronian and Anand qualify for final in Rapid Chess . They played a 4 game match. Anand won 2.5:1.5
Anand - Aronian 1/2,1/2,1/2,1-0
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Round 1
Anand - Kasimdzhanov 1:0
Aronian - Bacrot 1:0
        Round 2
Anand - Aronian 1:0
Kasimdzhanov - Bacrot 0:1
        Round 3
Bacrot - Anand 1/2
Aronian - Kasimdzhanov 1/2
Round 4
Kasimdzhanov - Anand 1/2
Bacrot - Aronian 0:1
        Round 5
Aronian - Anand 1/2
Bacrot - Kasimdzhanov 0:1
        Round 6
Anand - Bacrot 1/2
Kasimdzhanov - Aronian 1/2
Final standings:
Anand - 4.0
Aronian - 3.5
Kasimdzhanov - 2.5
Bacrot - 2.0
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Along with above events took place open tournaments: Chess960 open and Ordix open with the same participants: Ivanchuk Vassili GM 2766 UKR, Mamedyarov Shakhriyar GM 2755 AZE, Shirov Alexey GM 2735 ESP, Grischuk Alexander GM 2726 RUS, Kamsky Gata GM 2717 USA, Akopian Vladimir GM 2708 ARM, Bacrot Etienne GM 2703 FRA, Volokitin Andrej GM 2698 UKR, Almasi Zoltan GM 2682 HUN, Karjakin Sergey GM 2678 UKR, Sasikiran Krishnan GM 2674 IND, Landa Konstantin GM 2669 RUS, Sargissian Gabriel GM 2667 ARM, Pentala Harikrishna GM 2664 IND, Navara David GM 2656 CZE, Gashimov Vugar GM 2655 AZE, Bologan Victor GM 2650 MDA, Naiditsch Arkadij GM 2644 GER, Moiseenko Alexander GM 2641 UKR, Mchedlishvili Mikhail GM 2624 GEO, Petrosian Tigran L. GM 2613 ARM, Gyimesi Zoltan GM 2607 HUN, Tregubov Pavel GM 2599 RUS etc.
Chess960 open results
1 Bologan 9.5
2-5 Kamsky, Ivanchuk, Volokitin, Navara - 9.0
6-9 Grischuk, Sasikiran, Gashimov, Sargissian - 8.5
10-19 Bacrot, Almasi, Karjakin, Petrosian, Jussupow, Akopian, Moiseenko, Tregubov, Burmakin, Ruck - 8.0
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Ordix open results
1 Navara - 9.5
2 Mchedlishvili - 9.5
3 Sasikiran - 9.5
4-12 Petrosian, Bologan, Harikrishna, Almasi, Drozdovskyy, Moiseenko, Nielsen, Volokitin, Seel - 9.0
13-23 Khenkin, Ivantschuk, Karjakin, Horvath, Bareev, Kamsky, Lalic, Schaefer, Vogt, Smerdon, Becking - 8.5
24-57 Sargissian, Burmakin, Gyimesi, Lysyj, Iljin, Meier, Doettling, Ruck, Akopian, Grischuk, Shirov, Landa, Al-Modiahki, Naiditsch, Medvegy, Gashimov, Sebag, Hausrath, Kuklin, Hort, Zuyev, Leon Hoyos, Ubilava, Meszaros, Casper, Zhu Chen, Csiszar, Sumets, Ginsburg, Saltaev, Boidman, Farago, Gazic, Upleger - 8.0
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