Four-way tie in Baku Grand Prix after 2 rounds

Four-way tie in Baku Grand Prix after 2 rounds

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Apr 22, 2008, 12:53 PM |
6 | Chess Event Coverage

 

After the first two rounds in the first FIDE Grand Prix event in Baku, Azerbaijan, there are four players leading on 1.5 points.  They are Gata Kamsky from America, Alexander Grishuk from Russia, Michael Adams from the UK and Teimour Radjabov (pictured) from the hosts.

The first round saw two victories with the Black pieces as Kamsky bested Inarkiev and Grishuk defeated Cheparinov (Topalov's countryman and second).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the second round the Russian Inarkiev redeemed himself with a win over Mamedyarov.

Also netting their first wins to join the leaders were Radjabov who squeezed a win out of the Black pieces in his game against Bacrot, and the British player Mickey Adams who made his extra pawn count in a rook endgame against Cheparinov who is now last with 0/2.

 

 


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