Ivanchuk Regains Sole Lead At Amber

Ivanchuk Regains Sole Lead At Amber

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Vassily Ivanchuk (pictured) celebrated his 41st birthday today by defeating Jan Smeets in their fifth round rapid game at Amber to regain the sole lead in the overall standings. 

Magnus Carlsen had briefly led after winning his blindfold game against Sergey Karjakin, but this result was reversed in their rapid game to bring Carlsen's seven-game winning streak to an end.

Yet again, it was a round with mostly decisive games, and lots of action.  Boris Gelfand, Vladimir Kramnik and Peter Svidler all scored 2-0 wins today.

The full results in round 5:

Blind   Dominguez-Gelfand   0-1

Gashimov-Grischuk  ½-½

Kramnik-Ponomariov  1-0
Blind  Karjakin-Carlsen  0-1

Aronian-Svidler  0-1

Smeets-Ivanchuk  ½-½
Rapid  Gelfand-Dominguez  1-0

Grischuk-Gashimov  0-1

Ponomariov-Kramnik  0-1
Rapid  Carlsen-Karjakin  0-1

Svidler-Aronian  1-0

Ivanchuk-Smeets  1-0


The standings after round 5:

Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR   
Gelfand, Boris  ISR  7
Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  7
Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS  6
Grischuk, Alexander  RUS   
Svidler, Peter  RUS   
Gashimov, Vugar  AZE  5
Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR   
Karjakin, Sergey  UKR   
Aronian, Levon  ARM   
Smeets, Jan  NED  2
Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB  2

Some games from round 5 are below. All games are available at the official site.






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