Alexander Grischuk claimed the title after defeated Ian in the final. They needed 5 games to concluded their meeting as the first two rapid was draws but then Grischuk scored two wins and Ian just won one in the tie break. Final score is 3-2 for Grischuk and congratulations for him to claimed the 5th ACP Cup.
See the final pairing tree diagram for ACP Cup 2013:
ACP Cup 2013, an elite rapid chess event won by GM Alexander Grischuk
Rapid play produce interesting opening ideas and tactical middle game, here exciting games from ACP Cup 2013 Day 3:
Ian Nepomniachtchi - Ruslan Ponomariov 1-0, ACP Cup 2013 Semi Final
Nepomniachtchi vs Ponomariov final position
Alexander Grischuk - Ian Nepomniachtchi 1-0, ACP Cup 2013 Final
Ian missed a back rank mate tactic in 20..Qd7, allowing Grischuk to just finished the match with beautiful combinations 21. Rae1!!
Grischuk vs Nepomniachtchi ACP Cup final 2013, position after 20..Qd7 (left) and final position (right)
Alexander Grischuk won 5th ACP Cup 2013, Riga
Rapid chess event in Knock Out format, ACP Cup 2013, RigaPhotos by Lennart Ootes from official website