Khanty Mansiysk – final/game 1 (of 4 classical ones)

Today the final has started! Stefanova played the Bogo-Indian and towards the end of the opening had a large advantage on the clock. Black was better for most of the middlegame and after but white managed to draw.

Follow the game on http://chess2012.ugrasport.com/houdini.html

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Monday Quiz

Both most important events – the Women’s World Championship and FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent – have rest days. So, here is a nice quiz for you 🙂

White to move and win

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FIDE Grand Prix 2012 – Tashkent (Uzbekistan) – Round 4

Before the 4th round Morozevich was leading the event with 2.5 points. Now he leads with 3, 2nd to 4th are Karjakin, Mamedyarov and Wang Hao.

Today’s pairings

Morozevich-Mamedyarov

Kasimdzhanov-Karjakin 1/2

Caruana-Gelfand 1-0

Leko-Dominguez 1/2

Svidler-Ponomariov 1-0

Kamsky-Wang Hao 0-1

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Khanty Mansiysk Semi-final tie-break

Ushenina won the first game of the tie-break.

Second game

Thus Ushenina is in the final and will be playing ex-world champion Stefanova!

Second game will start shortly. Follow it on-line on http://chess2012.ugrasport.com/houdini.html

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FIDE Grand Prix 2012 – Tashkent (Uzbekistan) – Round 3

So far Morozevich is a sole leader with 2 out of 2.

The pairings are:

Gelfand-Morozevich 1/2

Karjakin-Wang Hao 1/2

Mamedyarov-Svidler 1-0

Ponomariov-Leko 1/2

Dominguez-Kasimdzhanov 1/2

Caruana-Kamsky 1-0

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