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Vassily Ivanchuk won the FIDE Grand Prix tournament in Jermuk

GM Vassily Ivanchuk from Ukraine won Jermuk 2009 tournament. He won his final game against Vladimir Akopian and take overall victory with 8.5 /13 points. This is his 5th GP win. Levon Aronian beat Ernesto Inarkiev and finished second (together with Gelfand who beat in last round Peter Leko). So Armenian grandmaster has won the overal FIDE Grand Prix Series with one tournament still to be played.

The event was a memorial to former world champion Tigran Petrosian, who held the title from 19631969 and would have turned 80 on June 17th this year.

Final standings:

1. Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR) 8.5 points
2. Levon Aronian (ARM) 8.0 points
3. Boris Gelfand (ISR) 8.0 points
4. Evgeny Alekseev (RUS) 7.5 points
5. Rustam Kasimdzanov (UZB) 7.5 points
6. Peter Leko (HUN) 7.5 points
7. Sergey Karjakin (UKR) 7 points
8. Pavel Eljanov (UKR) 6.5 points
9. Gata Kamsky (USA) 6 points
10. Etienne Barcot (FRA) 6 points
11. Vladimir Akopian (ARM) 5 points
12. Dmitry Jakovenko (RUS) 5 points
13. Ernesto Inarkiev (RUS) 4.5 points
14. Ivan Cheparinov (BUL) 4 points
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