Friday, October 14, 2005

FIDE Championship (Final) Round 14

Topalov-Polgar, ½-½
Svidler-Anand, ½-½
Morozevich-Adams, ½-½
Leko-Kasimdzhanov, 1-0

The games

Final Standings:

Some things to note:
  • Topalov was the only player to go undefeated, beating every other player except Anand by 1.5-0.5. His performance rating was 2890. At the end of the first half, he had scored +6 =1 for a performance of 3177 and was well positioned to break Karpov's record performance at Linares 1994, but in the second half he drew all seven games.
  • Judith Polgar had a horrible tournament, losing 6 times and turning in a 2610 performance
  • Morozevich and Polgar were the only players to get skunked (by Svidler and Anand, respectively).
  • Adams (-3 =11) was the only player to go through the tournament without a single win.

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