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5-Way Tie In Tashkent As Moro Loses

5-Way Tie In Tashkent As Moro Loses

Tashkent Grand Prix 2012 banner.jpg

Early leader Alexander Morozevich lost his first game in the fifth round of the Tashkent Grand Prix against Ruslan Ponomariov.

That result allowed four players, including Ponomariov, to catch Morozevich on a score of 3/5 at the top of the standings.

There were two other decisive games in round five - both wins for the black pieces. Rustam Kasimdzhanov defeated Wang Hao, and Gata Kamsky ended his nightmare start to the event by scoring a win against Boris Gelfand.

Ruslan Ponomariov beat the leader Alexander Morozevich

2012 Tashkent Grand Prix Round 5 Ruslan Ponomariov Alexander Morozevich.jpg


Rustam Kasimdzhanov won on the black side of a Scotch Game

2012 Tashkent Grand Prix Round 5 Rustam Kasimdzhanov.jpg


Gata Kamsky put his terrible start behind him with a win in round five

2012 Tashkent Grand Prix Round 5 Gata Kamsky.jpg



Peter Svidler (right) had chances to score another win for the black pieces in round five

2012 Tashkent Grand Prix Round 5 Leinier Dominguez Perez Peter Svidler.jpg



Sergey Karjakin was unable to make any headway against Peter Leko

2012 Tashkent Grand Prix Round 5 Sergey Karjakin.jpg



Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Fabiano Caruana were evenly matched in their encounter

2012 Tashkent Grand Prix Round 5 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov Fabiano Caruana.jpg



The standings after round five

Name Fed Elo Pts
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  AZE 2764 3
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam  UZB 2696 3
Karjakin, Sergey  RUS 2775 3
Morozevich, Alexander  RUS 2748 3
Caruana, Fabiano  ITA 2786 3
Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR 2741
Leko, Peter  HUN 2732
Svidler, Peter  RUS 2747
Wang, Hao  CHN 2737
Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB 2726 2
Gelfand, Boris  ISR 2751
Kamsky, Gata  USA 2762


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
22/11/2012 Round 1
23/11/2012 Round 2
24/11/2012 Round 3
25/11/2012 Round 4
26/11/2012 Free Day
27/11/2012 Round 5
28/11/2012 Round 6
29/11/2012 Round 7
30/11/2012 Round 8
01/12/2012 Free Day
02/12/2012 Round 9
03/12/2012 Round 10
04/12/2012 Round 11 & Closing
05/12/2012 Departure


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.

Photos from the official website.  Games via TWIC.

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