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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Kramnik wins 15th Unive Crown Group Chess in Hoogeveen

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Hi everyone,

Just a few days back we had Alexander Morozevich return to the top-10 club and now we have Vladimir Kramnik get back into the 2800 club with a cool Unive Chess Tournament win.

The 15th Unive Tournament 2011 was held in in Hoogeveen, Netherlands from October 16-22.

The double round robin Crown Group had four players: Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier Lagrave and Judit Polgar, with an average rating of 2732, making this a Category 20 event. The time controls were 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 30 minutes to finish the game, with 30 seconds increment from move one. There were also side tournaments: the Unive Open is a nine-round Swiss with around 90 players with a minimum rating of 2000. It had a prize fund of €7,500, with a first prize of €3,000. The Amateur Tournament was in two groups: a Morning and an Afternoon Group, each with a maximum of 84 players. The first prize for both groups was €250.

Here are the final standings which had Vladimir Kramnik at 4.5, Anish Giri 3.0, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2.5 and Judit Polgar 2.0.

You can access the official website at this link. Some interesting games from the event. Enjoy.

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  • At October 23, 2011 at 11:26 AM , Anonymous Sainath, Colombo said...

    More Russians coming back into the top 10. Awesome awesome

  • At October 23, 2011 at 1:26 PM , Anonymous Sebastian Wolff, NY said...

    Congrats to Kramnik. I wonder if he will be there in the Tal Memorial. I want to see him play Carlsen again. Some memorable games we had in their last encounters.

  • At October 23, 2011 at 1:30 PM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, New Zealand said...

    I found Kramnik vs Carlsen London Chess Classic 2010 the most fascinating game between them. Good to see Kramnik at fourth in live ratings.

  • At October 24, 2011 at 5:38 AM , Anonymous Olga, Moscow said...

    Kramnik is awesome. I love him.


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