Tashkent FIDE Grand Prix Underway
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The second FIDE Grand Prix of the 2012/13 series got underway in Tashkent today with first round wins for Sergey Karjakin and Alexander Morozevich.
Sergey Karjakin impressively outplayed Leinier Dominguez with the black pieces, while Alexander Morozevich put his recent poor form behind him by beating Gata Kamsky.
Morozevich's American opponent was faring well until his disastrous slip with 34...Rg6?? ended the game suddenly.
Sergey Karjakin started with an impressive win
Alexander Morozevich (left) won a fierce clash with Gata Kamsky
Fabiano Caruana drew with Peter Svidler
Ruslan Ponomariov drew his game with Wang Hao
Boris Gelfand let a good position slip against Peter Leko
FIDE President Kirsan Illyumzhinov made the first move between Mamedyarov and Kasimdzhanov
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.