Round Nine At Amber

Round Nine At Amber

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Another two draws for Vassily Ivanchuk were enough for him to retain first place at Amber, but Magnus Carlsen won his rapid game against Dominguez to reduce the lead to half a point with just two rounds to go.

Vladimir Kramnik also won in the rapids against Peter Svidler to stay in contention another half point back, where he is joined by Alexander Grischuk who recorded the only 2-0 score of the day against Jan Smeets.

Carlsen starts his rapid game against Dominguez (picture from the official site)


The results in round nine:

Blind   Gashimov-Ivanchuk   ½-½

Kramnik-Svidler  ½-½

Gelfand-Karjakin  ½-½
Blind  Ponomariov-Aronian  1-0

Grischuk-Smeets  1-0

Dominguez-Carlsen  ½-½
Rapid  Ivanchuk-Gashimov  ½-½

Svidler-Kramnik  0-1

Karjakin-Gelfand  ½-½
Rapid  Aronian-Ponomariov  1-0

Smeets-Grischuk  0-1

Carlsen-Dominguez  1-0

The standings with just two rounds to go:

Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR  12.0
Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  11.5
Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS  11.0
Grischuk, Alexander  RUS  11.0
Gelfand, Boris  ISR  10.5
Karjakin, Sergey  UKR  10.0
Gashimov, Vugar  AZE  9.5
Svidler, Peter  RUS  9.0
Aronian, Levon  ARM  8.0
Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR  7.5
Smeets, Jan  NED  4.0
Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB  4.0

Selected games from round nine are below.  All games are available at the official website.







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