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Karjakin Leads In Tashkent Grand Prix

  • SonofPearl
  • on 02.12.2012, 08:54.

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Sergey Karjakin is the sole leader of the Tashkent Grand Prix after his former co-leader Fabiano Caruana lost against Wang Hao in round 9.

Karjakin drew his game with Boris Gelfand to lead with a score of 5½/9, but six players are just half a point behind with two rounds remaining!

Wang Hao beat the co-leader Fabiano Caruana

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Sergey Karjakin drew with Boris Gelfand

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Alexander Morozevich drew his game with Rustam Kasimdzhanov

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Gata Kamsky drew with Ruslan Ponomariov

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Leinier Dominguez drew against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

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Peter Leko drew with Peter Svidler

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The standings after round nine

Name Fed Elo Pts
Karjakin, Sergey  RUS 2775
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam  UZB 2696 5
Wang, Hao  CHN 2737 5
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  AZE 2764 5
Leko, Peter  HUN 2732 5
Morozevich, Alexander  RUS 2748 5
Caruana, Fabiano  ITA 2786 5
Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR 2741
Svidler, Peter  RUS 2747
Gelfand, Boris  ISR 2751
Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB 2726 3
Kamsky, Gata  USA 2762 3

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Games start at 14:00 local time in Tashkent (09:00 UTC) except the final round which is 2 hours earlier. Live video coverage and commentary is available at the official website.

The time control is 40 moves in 2 hours, followed by 20 moves in 1 hour, then 15 minutes plus a 30 second increment after move 60.

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The Tashkent Grand Prix Schedule

21/11/2012 Arrival & Opening
22/11/2012 Round 1
23/11/2012 Round 2
24/11/2012 Round 3
25/11/2012 Round 4
26/11/2012 Free Day
27/11/2012 Round 5
28/11/2012 Round 6
29/11/2012 Round 7
30/11/2012 Round 8
01/12/2012 Free Day
02/12/2012 Round 9
03/12/2012 Round 10
04/12/2012 Round 11 & Closing
05/12/2012 Departure

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The overall winner and runner-up of the 2012/13 FIDE Grand Prix will qualify for the March 2014 Candidates Tournament.  Before then, we are due to have the 2013 Candidates in March 2013 in London, with the winner challenging Vishy Anand for the title in October/November 2013.

Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich and Bakhtiyor Jiyanov at the official website.  Games via TWIC.

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  • 23 miesięcy temu

    Cezary

    Coke doesn't help to Antoaneta too - looks like a tea is better ... Cool

  • 23 miesięcy temu

    wik8

    if he isn't drinking wine, why is he drinking out of a wine glass?

  • 23 miesięcy temu

    P_G_M

    We are in for an exciting end of tournament!!!

    Meanwhile the London Chess Classic started with great fighting chess battles!!!

    Great finish to a year that had the worst "world championship" match in the history of chess since FIDE was created.

  • 23 miesięcy temu

    Lawdoginator

    Wang, how could you beat Caruana? 

  • 23 miesięcy temu

    drumdaddy

    It's "a nice Chianti".

  • 23 miesięcy temu

    Ericbryan

    Come on you guys, he lives in Italy, should it be obvious......

  • 23 miesięcy temu

    Czechman

    Does anyone really think a player of this caliber is going to be drinking alcohol during play? Undecided If he had tea in there would you think it was whiskey?

  • 23 miesięcy temu

    Nuscas

    Coke/Pepsi

  • 23 miesięcy temu

    Crazychessplaya

    I was just about to ask the same... 

  • 23 miesięcy temu

    melvinbluestone

    OK! Enough already! This is driving me crazy!! IS that wine in Caruano's glass? Or just a wineglass?

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