Caruana & Mamedyarov Win In Tashkent
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The third round of the Tashkent FIDE Grand Prix produced two more decisive games in what promises to be a closely fought competition.
The joint winner of the first Grand Prix in London, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, scored a nice win against Peter Svidler when the Russian got in a terrible tangle in the Gruenfeld Defence.
The other winner in the round 3 was Fabiano Caruana, bouncing back immediately from his loss to Morozevich yesterday. Caruana inflicted Gata Kamsky's second defeat.
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov scored a convincing win against Peter Svidler
Fabiano Caruana recovered from his loss yesterday to score a win in round 3
Wang Hao missed winning chances against Sergey Karjakin
Alexander Morozevich (left) and Boris Gelfand at their post-match press conference
Ruslan Ponomariov's game with Peter Leko fizzled out quickly to a draw
Rustam Kasimdzhanov (left) and Leinier Dominguez Perez played right down to bare kings
The standings after round 3
|Dominguez Perez, Leinier||CUB||2726||1|
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.
The Tashkent Grand Prix Schedule
|21/11/2012||Arrival & Opening|
|04/12/2012||Round 11 & Closing|
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.