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FIDE Tashkent Grand Prix Round 8

  • SonofPearl
  • on 30.11.12 10:50.

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Peter Leko scored his first win of the Tashkent Grand Prix by beating Gata Kamsky in round 8.

The former world championship challenger outplayed his American opponent, who is clearly in bad form in this tournament.

Joint tournament leaders Sergey Karjakin and Fabiano Caruana drew their game with each other to stay ahead with 5/8 points in this closely fought event.

Tomorrow is a rest day, so the tournament continues with round 9 on Sunday.

Gata Kamsky lost his fourth game so far in a disappointing tournament for the American

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Co-leaders Sergey Karjakin (right) and Fabiano Caruana drew their game

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Former leader Alexander Morozevich (left) drew with Wang Hao

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All smiles from Peter Svidler and Rustam Kasimdzhanov at the start of their game

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Boris Gelfand drew his game with Leinier Dominguez

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The game between Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Ruslan Ponomariov was also drawn

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The standings after round eight

Name Fed Elo Pts
Karjakin, Sergey  RUS 2775 5
Caruana, Fabiano  ITA 2786 5
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  AZE 2764
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam  UZB 2696
Leko, Peter  HUN 2732
Morozevich, Alexander  RUS 2748
Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR 2741 4
Svidler, Peter  RUS 2747 4
Wang, Hao  CHN 2737 4
Gelfand, Boris  ISR 2751 3
Kamsky, Gata  USA 2762
Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB 2726

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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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  • vor 17 Monate

    Lawdoginator

    Go Fabiano! 

  • vor 17 Monate

    platolag

    did leko really win!

  • vor 17 Monate

    TheMagicianPaul

    Drawlek wins and breaks his 7 games in a row drawing streak! This needs a huge celebration!

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