Morozevich Still Leads In Tashkent
- 5,190 Reads
- 12 Comments
- Chess event coverage
Alexander Morozevich still leads the FIDE Tashkent Grand Prix with 3/4, but the chasing pack just half a point behind is getting bigger!
Fabiano Caruana won his second game in a row by beating Boris Gelfand, while Wang Hao piled on the misery for Gata Kamsky who has now lost 3 out of 4.
So Wang Hao and Caruana join Mamedyarov and Karjakin in second place with 2½/4.
One more decisive game in the fourth round came from Peter Svidler, who defeated Ruslan Ponomariov for his first win of the event.
Comeback kid Caruana has followed his 2nd round loss with two wins
Wang Hao beat Gata Kamsky with the black pieces
Peter Svidler (left) defeated Ruslan Ponomariov
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (left) and Alexander Morozevich at their post-match press conference
Peter Leko (left) and Leinier Dominguez Perez discuss their game
Rustam Kasimdzhanov (left) drew a short game with Sergey Karjakin
The standings after round 4
|Dominguez Perez, Leinier||CUB||2726||1½|
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.