Grischuk Defeats Topalov In Linares

Grischuk Defeats Topalov In Linares

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The penultimate round of the Linares 2010 super-GM tournament saw a titanic struggle between the leader Veselin Topalov and his closest pursuer, Alexander Grischuk.

A dynamic and exciting game ended in victory for Grischuk, who therefore catches Topalov on a score of 5.5/9 with just one round to go.  The other games were drawn.

The standings after nine round are:

Grischuk, Alexander  RUS  2736  
Topalov, Veselin  BUL  2805  
Aronian, Levon  ARM  2781  
Gelfand, Boris  ISR  2761 4
Gashimov, Vugar  AZE  2759 4
Vallejo Pons, Francisco  ESP  2705  


The 10th and final round takes place tomorrow (Wednesday) and will feature Topalov v Gelfand, Vallejo v Grischuk and Aronian v Gashimov. will have live coverage of the round by Grandmaster Jesse Kraai, beginning at 8:30 AM Pacific. The Linares 2010 title is still up for grabs!




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