Karjakin & Caruana Lead In Tashkent
Sergey Karjakin defeated the early leader Alexander Morozevich in round 7 of the Tashkent Grand Prix to take the lead.
Morozevich was struggling to hold on for a draw in a rook endgame, when he erred with 52...Rc7+?? which allowed Karjakin to answer with the brilliant 53. Rc6!!
Morozevich played on, but the results was never in doubt after that stunning move.
Sharing the lead at the top of the standings is Fabiano Caruana who defeated Leinier Dominguez with the black pieces in the only other decisive game of the day.
Sergey Karjakin deposed the early leader Alexander Morozevich
Leinier Dominguez lost to Fabiano Caruana to lie last in the standings
Wang Hao and Peter Svidler drew their game
Rustam Kasimdzhanov drew with Peter Leko
Ruslan Ponomariov drew his game against Boris Gelfand
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov drew with Gata Kamsky
The standings after round seven
|Dominguez Perez, Leinier||CUB||2726||2|
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.