Morozevich & Mamedyarov Lead The Tashkent Grand Prix

Morozevich & Mamedyarov Lead The Tashkent Grand Prix

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The leadership of the Tashkent Grand Prix changed yet again in the penultimate round when Sergey Karjakin lost his game to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.

Joining Mamedyarov to share the lead is none other than early tournament leader Alexander Morozevich, who defeated Peter Leko.

A third decisive result saw Ruslan Ponomariov beat Leinier Dominguez, who has struggled throughout the tournament. 

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov beat Sergey Karjakin

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Alexander Morozevich defeated Peter Leko

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Ruslan Ponomariov beat Leinier Dominguez

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Peter Svidler and Gata Kamsky analyse their draw

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Wang Hao and Boris Gelfand drew their game

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Fabiano Caruana and Rustam Kasimdzhanov also drew

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The standings after round 10

Name Fed Elo Pts
Morozevich, Alexander  RUS 2748 6
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  AZE 2764 6
Caruana, Fabiano  ITA 2786
Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR 2741
Karjakin, Sergey  RUS 2775
Wang, Hao  CHN 2737
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam  UZB 2696
Svidler, Peter  RUS 2747 5
Leko, Peter  HUN 2732 5
Gelfand, Boris  ISR 2751 4
Kamsky, Gata  USA 2762
Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB 2726 3

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The final round on 4 December starts 2 hours earlier than usual, at 12:00 in Tashkent (07:00 UTC). Live video coverage and commentary is available at the official website.

The pairings for the final round

Leinier Dominguez Perez v Gata Kamsky
Sergey Karjakin v Ruslan Ponomariov
Wang Hao v Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 
Rustam Kasimdzhanov v Boris Gelfand
Peter Leko v Fabiano Caruana
Peter Svidler v Alexander Morozevich

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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 overall winner and runner-up of the 2012/13 FIDE Grand Prix will qualify for the March 2014 Candidates Tournament.  Before then, there is 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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