Linares Rd 12 - Grischuk Loses But Still Leads

Linares Rd 12 - Grischuk Loses But Still Leads

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Mar 5, 2009, 12:35 PM |
23 | Chess Event Coverage

With the finishing line fast approaching in Linares, Alexander Grischuk suffered his first loss today, but still leads the tournament on 7/12.  His nemesis was Magnus Carlsen (pictured) in a complex Sicilian Scheveningen where Grischuk got into time trouble and missed Magnus' spectacular move 33.Ba6!! which ensured that white's advanced pawns were unstoppable.

With only 2 rounds to go, Vassily Ivanchuk and Magnus Carlsen are in joint second place on 6.5/12, just half a point behind Grischuk.  The other games were drawn, the last to finish being the clash between cellar-dwellers Radjabov and Dominguez which went down to bare kings.

1 Grischuk, Alexander   RUS   2733 7
2 Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR  2779  
3 Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  2776  
4 Aronian, Levon  ARM  2750 6
5 Anand, Viswanathan  IND  2791 6
6 Wang Yue  CHN  2739  
7 Radjabov, Teimour  AZE  2761  
8 Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB  2717 5


The draw for the remaining rounds is:

Round 13

 Magnus Carlsen  Teimour Radjabov 
 Alexander Grischuk   Vishy Anand
 Vassily Ivanchuk  Levon Aronian
 Wang Yue  Leinier Dominguez


Round 14

 Teimour Radjabov 
 Wang Yue 
 Leinier Dominguez
 Vassily Ivanchuk 
 Levon Aronian
 Alexander Grischuk 
 Vishy Anand
 Magnus Carlsen

 

 

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