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King’s Indians 2008

Posted by Stefan on December 25, 2009

13.01.08, Kramnik-Radjabov, 2799, Wijk aan Zee 08 (rd 2), ½-½
17.01.08, Eljanov-Radjabov, 2692, Wijk aan Zee 08 (rd 5), 0-1
25.01.08, Gelfand-Radjabov, 2737, Wijk aan Zee 08 (rd 11), 0-1
17.02.08, Aronian-Radjabov, 2739, Linares 08 (rd 3), ½-½
23.02.08, Shirov-Radjabov, 2755, Linares 08 (rd 7), 1-0
04.04.08, Karjakin-Radjabov, 2732, Russian Team Championship 08 (rd 3), ½-½
12.05.08, Cheparinov-Radjabov, 2696, Sofia 08 (rd 5), ½-½
16.05.08, Aronian-Radjabov, 2763, Sofia 08 (rd 8), 0-1
01.08.08, Jakovenko-Radjabov, 2709, Sochi GP 08 (rd 2), ½-½
06.08.08, Gelfand-Radjabov, 2720, Sochi GP 08 (rd 6), 0-1
09.08.08, Wang Yue-Radjabov, 2704, Sochi GP 08 (rd 9), 1-0
12.08.08, Ivanchuk-Radjabov, 2781, Sochi GP 08 (rd 11), ½-½
08.09.08, Topalov-Radjabov, 2777, Bilbao Grand Slam Final 08 (rd 6), ½-½
18.10.08, Parker-Radjabov, 2538, Euro Club Cup 08 (rd 2), 0-1
21.10.08, Sasikiran-Radjabov, 2694, Euro Club Cup 08 (rd 5), 0-1
15.11.08, van Wely-Radjabov, 2618, Olympiad 08 (rd 3), 1-0
23.12.08, Eljanov-Radjabov, 2720, Elista GP 08 (rd 9), 0-1
26.12.08, Wang Yue-Radjabov, 2736, Elista GP 08 (rd 11), ½-½

+7 -3 =8, average opposition: 2717

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Summary of 2008

Posted by Stefan on December 28, 2008

Radjabov played 107 games with classical time controls in 2008, and his performance rating over the year was 2762. Some of his best results:

Wijk aan Zee: shared third with Anand, 0.5 from first (Aronian/Carlsen). Ahead of Topalov, Kramnik, Ivanchuk, Leko. Won against Anand.

Sochi: second, 0.5 from first (Aronian). Ahead of Ivanchuk, Wang Yue, Svidler, Kamsky, Grischuk. Won against Karjakin.

Sofia: third, 2.5 from first (Ivanchuk) but 2.5 ahead of last (Aronian). Won against Aronian.

Elista: shared first (with Grischuk and Jakovenko), 1.5 ahead of Leko, Wang Yue, Mamedyarov. Won against Alekseev.

Linares: even score, 1.5 from first (Anand), ahead of Ivanchuk, Leko, Shirov. Won against Carlsen.

ACP Rapid World Cup: first, beating Ivanchuk, Jakovenko and Grischuk in the final minimatches.

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Elista 2008

Posted by Stefan on December 28, 2008

The Grand Prix event originally supposed to be held in Doha, Qatar, was moved to Elista and finished with three players sharing first: Radjabov, Jakovenko and Grischuk. In a strong field with an average rating of 2713 Radjabov won four games and lost once, against last placed Inarkiev, after a mistake in a winning position in time trouble. His Elo performance in the event was close to 2800 and at the end of the year his position on the live rating list is 6th, between Ivanchuk and Kramnik.

elista2008

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Chess Olympiad 2008

Posted by Stefan on November 27, 2008

Radjabov played nine games (and suffered from food poisoning during one of the rounds). He faced five 2700+ opponents and drew all of them except Kamsky, that he won against. Over all he also reached a +1 score and his rating performance was 2713.

For the first 2009 rating list it looks as if Radjabov will be in a group of five players in the 2750s, together with Kramnik, Leko, Aronian and Wang Yue. The five players ahead of them are split in two groups, the 2790s with Topalov and Anand, and the 2770s with Ivanchuk, Carlsen and Morozevich.

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Euro Club Cup 2008

Posted by Stefan on November 5, 2008

Radjabov scored 3.5/5 and had an Elo performance of 2836 after winning with black against Sasikiran with the King’s Indian Defense:

Sasikiran-Radjabov

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