Linares Rd 10 - Wins For Radjabov And Yue

Linares Rd 10 - Wins For Radjabov And Yue

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Mar 3, 2009, 8:29 AM |
5 | Chess Event Coverage

After a relatively quiet round 9 in Linares, round 10 produced much more excitement again.  Teimour Radjabov (pictured) played a very quiet opening with White against Aronian, but it seemed to do the trick as he eventually won a pawn and converted it into a full point in the endgame.

Wang Yue bagged his first victory of the tournament by beating Carlsen with the black pieces, to send the young Norwegian back down to a level score.  In a thrilling and tactical game, Carlsen's king was chased right up to Yue's half of the board.  Carlsen just barely survived that, but his pair of rooks were no match for Yue's queen in the ending.

In the other games, Anand failed to overcome Dominguez's choice of the Grunfeld, while Alexander Grischuk held on to his lead by drawing with Ivanchuk, who is now in clear second place.  With just four rounds to go, will anyone catch Grischuk?

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

 

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