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Morozevich Wins Again In Tashkent

  • SonofPearl
  • on 11/23/12, 12:12 PM.

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Alexander Morozevich took the sole lead with a score of 2/2 at the FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent with a superb win against Fabiano Caruana in the second round.

Caruana came unstuck in a rook endgame and was punished by accurate moves by Morozevich to earn a well deserved victory.

Despite some interesting play, all the other games in the second round ended in draws.

Alexander Morozevich won convincingly against Fabiano Caruana

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Gata Kamsky drew with Sergey Karjakin

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Peter Svidler and Boris Gelfand drew their game

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Wang Hao had an entertaining clash with Leinier Dominguez

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Peter Leko could gain no advantage against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

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Rustam Kasimdzhanov was unable to break through against Ruslan Ponomariov

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The standings after 2 rounds

Name Fed Elo Pts
Morozevich, Alexander  RUS 2748 2
Karjakin, Sergey  RUS 2775
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  AZE 2764 1
Gelfand, Boris  ISR 2751 1
Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR 2741 1
Leko, Peter  HUN 2732 1
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam  UZB 2696 1
Wang, Hao  CHN 2737 1
Svidler, Peter  RUS 2747 1
Kamsky, Gata  USA 2762 ½
Caruana, Fabiano  ITA 2786 ½
Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB  2726 ½

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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 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 from the official website.  Games via TWIC.

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Comments


  • 22 months ago

    imsplori

    nice games... many of these players were present in the past at Bazna Kings 

    my fotos with the GMs are here

  • 22 months ago

    Vease

    I wonder if this is going to be like a Tal Memorial 2011 with 80 percent draws, these guys are too good and too evenly matched. Open tournaments with a huge range of ratings are much more interesting, problem is only Ivanchuk is prepared to put his rating at risk by playing in less than Super GM tournaments.

  • 22 months ago

    SonofPearl

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

  • 22 months ago

    P_G_M

    @ SonofPearl

    Time controls for this Grand Prix?

  • 22 months ago

    NM Petrosianic

    Surprised Caruana lost from the position after move 15.

  • 22 months ago

    FilipinoChess

    Nah, grape juice.Smile

  • 22 months ago

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina

    Moro is unpredictable. He can both win and lose a few games in a row.

  • 22 months ago

    minital

    Morozevich! Coolest chess player alive.

  • 22 months ago

    tigerrun

    GO! Moro! WE BELIEVE YOU !!!

  • 22 months ago

    AshrafAmir

    nice win by Moro...

    he made caruana look like a beginner....

    ot: or maybe its the wine as the culprit..

  • 22 months ago

    sisu

    Moro makes these pretenders look like fools.

  • 22 months ago

    b-system

    go mamedyarov!!!

  • 22 months ago

    P_G_M

    Great rook and pawn endgame played by Morozevich Smile

    Caruana will recover from today's lost to end on the top 3 of this tournament.

    Anand has moved from #4 at the beginning of 2012 to #7 in the world ranking, lets see if my forecast of Anand finishing 2012 as #8 becomes reality.

  • 22 months ago

    Ericbryan

    Maybe the wine could be responsible for Caruana slipping up in this game, although Moro is a very strong player Fabiano has been playing very well this year upto now...

  • 22 months ago

    sclukey

    Moro dominating, nice. :) He's one of my favorite players. Go Moro!

  • 22 months ago

    vodkarov

    Wow! Great game by Moro!!! I hope he will be back to top 10 and win the Grand Prix!

    And what about Fabiano, is he really drinking wine during the game???? look at the picture!!! I also like to play drunk!

  • 22 months ago

    TheMagicianPaul

    Moro is back! Good to see him back in form after his 3 straight losses in Biel.

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