Shirov starts Poikovsky Karpov tournament with two losses
After the superb performance at Mtel Masters and the stable climb in rating through the year, Alexei Shirov had a disastrous start at the 10th Poikovsky Karpov tournament. He lost two consecutive games – against Inarkiev and Naiditsch, and is currently at the last position with 0,0/2.
The German player Arkadij Naiditsch is leading the event with full score. He is followed by Gashimov, Motylev, and Sutovsky with 1,5/2, and Bologan and Inarkiev with 1,0/2. At the end of the table are Efimenko, Onischuk, and Rublevsky with 0,5 and Shirov with 0.
Naiditsch, Arkadij - Onischuk, Alexander 1-0
Gashimov, Vugar - Bologan, Viktor 1-0
Sutovsky, Emil - Efimenko, Zahar ½-½
Motylev, Alexander - Rublevsky, Sergei 1-0
Inarkiev, Ernesto - Shirov, Alexei 1-0
Sutovsky, Emil - Inarkiev, Ernesto 1-0
Efimenko, Zahar - Bologan, Viktor 0-1
Onischuk, Alexander - Motylev, Alexander ½-½
Rublevsky, Sergei - Gashimov, Vugar ½-½
Shirov, Alexei - Naiditsch, Arkadij 0-1