FIDE Tashkent Grand Prix Round 8
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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
Co-leaders Sergey Karjakin (right) and Fabiano Caruana drew their game
Former leader Alexander Morozevich (left) drew with Wang Hao
All smiles from Peter Svidler and Rustam Kasimdzhanov at the start of their game
Boris Gelfand drew his game with Leinier Dominguez
The game between Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Ruslan Ponomariov was also drawn
The standings after round eight
|Dominguez Perez, Leinier||CUB||2726||2½|
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.