5-Way Tie In Tashkent As Moro Loses
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
Rustam Kasimdzhanov won on the black side of a Scotch Game
Gata Kamsky put his terrible start behind him with a win in round five
Peter Svidler (right) had chances to score another win for the black pieces in round five
Sergey Karjakin was unable to make any headway against Peter Leko
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Fabiano Caruana were evenly matched in their encounter
The standings after round five
|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.