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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Igor Kurnosov, Alexey Dreev, Vladislav Tkachiev Qualify for World Rapid Chess 2012

GM Igor Kurnosov has won the qualifier of the World Rapid Chess Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan. He was already leading on the first day and finished the qualifier with a point ahead of the rest of the field. Second place was shared by four players, but 2nd and 3rd on tiebreak were Alexey Dreev and Vladislav Tkachiev, who also qualified for the World Rapid Chess 2012 finals.

These three players now join Magnus Carlsen, Sergey Karjakin, Teimour Radjabov, Alexander Morozevich, Vassily Ivanchuk, Alexander Grischuk, Veselin Topalov, Peter Svidler, Boris Gelfand, Viktor Bologan, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Murtas Kazhgaleyev, and Anuar Ismagambetov for the finals in Astana.

Final standings of the qualifiers

Name Pts TB1 TB2
1 Kurnosov, Igor 6,5 37 46,5
2 Dreev, Alexey 6 38 49
3 Tkachiev, Vladislav 6 37,5 47
4 Andreikin, Dmitry 6 36 46
5 Moiseenko, Alexander 6 35,5 46
6 Le, Quang Liem 5,5 33 42,5
7 Kuderinov, Kirill 5,5 33 42,5
8 Gagunashvili, Merab 5 38 45,5
9 Chadaev, Nikolai 5 37 47
10 Filippov, Anton 5 32,5 41,5
11 Kotsur, Pavel 5 30,5 39,5
12 Aleksandrov, Aleksei 4,5 33 40,5
13 Iuldachev , Saidali 4,5 32 39
14 Neverov, Valeriy 4,5 31 40
15 Jumabayev, Rinat 4,5 29 38
16 Rychagov, Andrey 4 34 43,5
17 Saduakassova, Dinara 4 27 34
18 Papin, Vasily 3,5 31 40
19 Akkozov, Berik 3,5 27,5 35
20 Mankeyev, Rauan 3,5 26 33
21 Khusnutdinov, Rustam 3 30 37
22 Igambergenov, Alibek 3 26,5 33
23 Akhmetov, Ayan 3 26 32
24 Minko, Vladimir 1 26 34



You can read this post about the players who are already in the first world rapid chess championship according to rating. 

World Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships 2012 Begin in Astana - Magnus Carlsen Top Seed; Gelfand is Playing

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