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Anton Korobov wins AICF-AAI Chess Cup

  • SonofPearl
  • on 02-01-13 02:37.

Grandmaster Anton Korobov of Ukraine won the 2012 AICF-AAI Cup in New Delhi.

The 6-player double round-robin tournament ran from 21-30 December and was claimed to be the strongest tournament ever held in India.

The Ukrainian finished with 6½/10, a full point ahead of Evgeny Alekseev of Russia to take the first prize of Rs.400,000 (approx USD 7,350).  Korobov's win in a final round time scramble against Radoslaw Wojtaszek was crucial.

The final standings

# Name Fed Elo W L D Pts
1 Korobov Anton UKR 2702 4 1 5
2 Alekseev Evgeny RUS 2691 2 1 7
3 Sasikiran Krishnan IND 2676 2 2 6 5
4 Gupta Abhijeet IND 2662 1 2 7
5 Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2734 1 2 7
6 Negi Parimarjan IND 2641 1 3 6 4

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GM Anton Korobov of Ukraine won the 2012 AICF-AAI Chess Cup

Winner AICF AAI 2012-Anton-Korobov-of-Ukraine.jpg

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The event was organised by the Delhi Chess Association under the auspices of the AICF (All-India Chess Federation) with sponsors AAI (Airports Authority of India).

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The garlanded players (l to r): Wojtaszek, Korobov, Alekseev, Gupta, Sasikiran and Negi.

AICF AAI Chess 2012 award ceremony.jpg

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Pictures from the official website. Video by Vijay Kumar. Games via TWIC.

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