Carlsen Falters, Ivanchuk Regains Lead at Amber

Carlsen Falters, Ivanchuk Regains Lead at Amber

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Magnus Carlsen faltered in round seven at Amber, allowing Vassily Ivanchuk to regain the lead.

Carlsen lost to Vugar Gashimov in their blindfold game, and drew in the rapid game to lose 1.5-0.5.  Meanwhile, Ivanchuk beat Alexander Grischuk in their rapid game to lead the overall standings by half a point from Carlsen.

Sergey Karjakin crushed Ruslan Ponomariov 2-0 to climb the leaderboard, joining Boris Gelfand in third place.

Vladimir Kramnik missed an opportunity to close on the leaders today. After an easy win against Lev Aronian in their blindfold game, he failed to convert a winning position in the rapid encounter, eventually losing to draw the match 1-1.

Ivanchuk on his way to victory against Grischuk (picture from the official site)


The full results in round 7:

Blind   Kramnik-Aronian   1-0

Gelfand-Smeets  ½-½

Gashimov-Carlsen  1-0
Blind  Grischuk-Ivanchuk  ½-½

Dominguez-Svidler  ½-½

Ponomariov-Karjakin  0-1
Rapid  Aronian-Kramnik  1-0

Smeets-Gelfand  0-1

Carlsen-Gashimov  ½-½
Rapid  Ivanchuk-Grischuk  1-0

Svidler-Dominguez  1-0

Karjakin-Ponomariov  1-0

The overall standings after seven rounds:

Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR  10
Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  9.5
Gelfand, Boris  ISR  8.5
Karjakin, Sergey  UKR  8.5
Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS  8
Grischuk, Alexander  RUS  7.5
Svidler, Peter  RUS  7.5
Gashimov, Vugar  AZE  7
Aronian, Levon  ARM  6
Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR  5.5
Smeets, Jan  NED  3.5
Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB  2.5


A selection of games from round 7 are below.  All games are available at the official website.








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