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Время публикации: 28.02.2015 04:55 | Последнее обновление: 28.02.2015 18:32

The players say goodbye to the Tbilisi stage, four of them having finished the Grand Prix series

In fact, the last round of the third FIDE Grand Prix stage in Tbilisi has become a mere formality. As in the previous round, the peace treaty was signed in all the games, even though some of them saw serious fights. Dmitry Jakovenko made a calm draw against Rustam Kasimdzhanov, who wasn't objecting at all after what had happened in rounds 9 and 10. The draw allowed Dmitry to take the clear second place. Teimour Radjabov shared a point with the champion, Evgeny Tomashevsky, becoming 3rd.
The crosstable, all games, previous materials, and other information about the tournament in Tbilisi

The Grand Prix 2014/15 series is already over for 4 participants; none of them are keeping chances to become first or second in the overall standings and thus qualify for the Candidates tournament. The remaining 12 players will meet once again in May in the Russian city of Khanty-Mansiysk, where the last stage will take place.

The closing ceremony was held in the former city hall of Tbilisi, near the Marriott hotel at the Freedom Square. It was conducted with the local colour: apart from speeches by official persons, the audience enjoyed music and singing. The winner was presented with a 20000 euro check, while the other participants got the souvenirs (of course, the money awards were awaiting them too) - see our pictorial report.

An hour before the ceremony, the hero of the tournament gave an interview to Evgeny Surov. According to Tomashevsky, he had been preparing for the Tbilisi stage for two months preceding the tournament. He also said that the Georgian capital felt like a hometown for him. We are going to translate at least a part of the interview into English soon.


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