Not exactly Topalov's tournament

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Caissa is not on Veselin Topalov's side these days. At the end of January he was the glorious co-winner in Wijk aan Zee, but in Linares everything goes wrong. Today against Morozevich, the only player so far he managed to beat, he played well and reached a very promising knight ending. But after some miscalculation he suddenly saw himself defending a worse queen ending (that was still drawn aaccording to the tablebases, by the way). Morozevich was very accurate in this ending and after one more mistake by Topalov, Moro collected the full point. (But OK, which human would find 70... Qh1+ 71. Kg7 Qg2! 72. Qxe5 Qf3=.) The other three games ended in a draw.



Standings after round 12:

  1. Anand                    8
  2. Carlsen                 7,5
  3. Svidler                  7
4-5. Aronian, Morozevich     6,5
  6. Ivanchuk                 6
  7. Topalov                 5,5
  8. Leko                     5


Tomorrow is the 14th and last round:

Leko       - Carlsen
Svidler    - Morozevich
Topalov    - Aronian
Ivanchuk   - Anand
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