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Amber 2009

Posted by Stefan on March 25, 2009

Amber isn’t one of the events where Radjabov tends to do well, and also this year he scored below his rating and ended up 11th of 12 participants, 0.5 behind Ivanchuk. His only 2-0 came against Karjakin, but he also won against Carlsen in blindfold, stopping the Norwegian from sharing first with Aronian in the total (and from being sole winner in the blindfold section). Radjabov did best in blindfold, where he scored 5/11. Radjabov played 1-1 against Topalov, Leko and Morozevich, while his only 0-2 was inflicted by Anand.


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Linares 2009

Posted by Stefan on March 7, 2009

As in Corus Radjabov finished even with Aronian, but -1 was below expectations even if he scored a nice win in Radjabov-Aronian. Position before 21. Bxh6:


As Aronian Radjabov made the mistake of trying to blitz Grischuk from a promising position when the latter was in bad time trouble, and it ended up with Grischuk winning both games and eventually also the title on tiebreak. For the first time in six years Radjabov lost against Anand, but still has a decent career score of +2 -2 =9 against the World Champion.


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