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Ponomariov wins Villarrobledo 2007

Ruslan Ponomariov won the Villarrobledo 2007 on tie break over Dreev and Topalov. Ivanchuk is 4th with 7.0.

Great expectations were put on the 6th round game between Cheparinov and Topalov, however it finished in a fast draw. Later on Cheparinov could grab some victories, but lost his last round game against Ivanchuk. Vassily was leading yesterday with 5/5, but today he did not manage to materialize all advantages and remained 4th in the table. Here are the standings of the first 49 out of 169 players:

1 GM Ponomariov Ruslan UKR 2706 7.5
2 GM Dreev Alexey RUS 2606 7.5
3 GM Topalov Veselin BUL 2769 CAN 7.5

4 GM Sokolov Ivan NED 2666 CAN 7.0
5 GM Nikolic Predrag BIH 2646 7.0
6 GM Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2762 7.0
7 GM Milov Vadim SUI 2678 7.0
8 GM Gofshtein Zvulon ISR 2541 7.0

9 GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2657 6.5
10 GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2624 6.5
11 GM Malakhov Vladimir RUS 2676 6.5
12 IM Giaccio Alfredo ARG 2469 CAT 6.5
13 GM Evdokimov Alexander A RUS 2544 6.5
14 GM Shirov Alexei ESP 2735 AND 6.5
15 GM Ubilava Elizbar ESP 2540 CAT 6.5
16 GM Cramling Pia SWE 2533 CAN 6.5
17 GM Paunovic Dragan SRB 2531 GAL 6.5
18 IM Ortiz Suarez Isam CUB 2390 6.5

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