Karjakin Leads In Tashkent Grand Prix
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Sergey Karjakin is the sole leader of the Tashkent Grand Prix after his former co-leader Fabiano Caruana lost against Wang Hao in round 9.
Karjakin drew his game with Boris Gelfand to lead with a score of 5½/9, but six players are just half a point behind with two rounds remaining!
Wang Hao beat the co-leader Fabiano Caruana
Sergey Karjakin drew with Boris Gelfand
Alexander Morozevich drew his game with Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Gata Kamsky drew with Ruslan Ponomariov
Leinier Dominguez drew against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Peter Leko drew with Peter Svidler
The standings after round nine
|Dominguez Perez, Leinier||CUB||2726||3|
The time control is 40 moves in 2 hours, followed by 20 moves in 1 hour, then 15 minutes plus a 30 second increment after move 60.
The Tashkent Grand Prix Schedule
|21/11/2012||Arrival & Opening|
|04/12/2012||Round 11 & Closing|
The overall winner and runner-up of the 2012/13 FIDE Grand Prix will qualify for the March 2014 Candidates Tournament. Before then, we are due to have the 2013 Candidates in March 2013 in London, with the winner challenging Vishy Anand for the title in October/November 2013.