Thessaloniki Grand-Prix 2013 11th round

Caruana-Kamsky

Dominguez
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Dominguez won against Topalov and overtook Kamsky and Caruana by half point to claim 1st prize in the tournament! He won 30 points and is currently on 11th place in Live ratings. Kamsky had a dangerous position in his game against Caruana but made a mistake in time trouble and lost instantly.

Results of the 11th round

GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2699 ½ – ½ GM Grischuk Alexander 2779
GM Nakamura Hikaru 2775 1 – 0 GM Svidler Peter 2769
GM Bacrot Etienne 2725 0 – 1 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2755
GM Morozevich Alexander 2760 ½ – ½ GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2742
GM Caruana Fabiano 2774 1 – 0 GM Kamsky Gata 2741
GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2723 1 – 0 GM Topalov Veselin 2793

Final standings

1 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2723 CUB 8
2 GM Caruana Fabiano 2774 ITA 7½
3 GM Kamsky Gata 2741 USA 7½
4 GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2742 UKR 6
5 GM Grischuk Alexander 2779 RUS 6
6 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2699 UZB 5½
7 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2775 USA 5
8 GM Topalov Veselin 2793 BUL 4½
9 GM Svidler Peter 2769 RUS 4½
10 GM Bacrot Etienne 2725 FRA 4
11 GM Morozevich Alexander 2760 RUS 4
12 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2755 UKR 3½

Congratulations to the winners! 😀

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Thessaloniki Grand-Prix 2013 10th round

Kamsky-Morozevich
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Kamsky increased his chances of winning the 1st place by beating Morozevich in 25 moves! Dominguez is still 2nd by drawing versus Grischuk. Caruana managed to win against Topalov in a complicated game full of incredible mistakes and is 3rd.

Results of the 10th round

GM Grischuk Alexander 2779 ½ – ½ GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2723
GM Topalov Veselin 2793 0 – 1 GM Caruana Fabiano 2774
GM Kamsky Gata 2741 1 – 0 GM Morozevich Alexander 2760
GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2742 1 – 0 GM Bacrot Etienne 2725
GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2755 ½ – ½ GM Nakamura Hikaru 2775
GM Svidler Peter 2769 ½ – ½ GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2699

Standings after 10 rounds

1 GM Kamsky Gata 2741 USA 7½
2 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2723 CUB 7
3 GM Caruana Fabiano 2774 ITA 6½
4 GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2742 UKR 5½
5 GM Grischuk Alexander 2779 RUS 5½
6 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2699 UZB 5
7 GM Topalov Veselin 2793 BUL 4½
8 GM Svidler Peter 2769 RUS 4½
9 GM Bacrot Etienne 2725 FRA 4
10 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2775 USA 4
11 GM Morozevich Alexander 2760 RUS 3½
12 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2755 UKR 2½

Today is the last round and the pairings are:

GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2699 – GM Grischuk Alexander 2779
GM Nakamura Hikaru 2775 – GM Svidler Peter 2769
GM Bacrot Etienne 2725 – GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2755
GM Morozevich Alexander 2760 – GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2742
GM Caruana Fabiano 2774 – GM Kamsky Gata 2741
GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2723 – GM Topalov Veselin 2793

Watch the games live here.

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Thessaloniki Grand-Prix 2013 9th round

Caruana-Dominguez
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Dominguez managed to catch up with Kamsky after winning versus Caruana with Black. Now both Kamsky and Dominguez have 6.5 points out of 9 and Caruana is 3rd with 5.5. Only 2 rounds left and I am sure players will want to fight for points as much as possible! 🙂

Results of the 9th round

GM Svidler Peter 2769 ½ – ½ GM Grischuk Alexander 2779
GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2699 ½ – ½ GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2755
GM Nakamura Hikaru 2775 ½ – ½ GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2742
GM Bacrot Etienne 2725 ½ – ½ GM Kamsky Gata 2741
GM Morozevich Alexander 2760 0 – 1 GM Topalov Veselin 2793
GM Caruana Fabiano 2774 0 – 1 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2723

Standings after 9 rounds

1 GM Kamsky Gata 2741 USA 6½
2 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2723 CUB 6½
3 GM Caruana Fabiano 2774 ITA 5½
4 GM Grischuk Alexander 2779 RUS 5
5 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2699 UZB 4½
6 GM Topalov Veselin 2793 BUL 4½
7 GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2742 UKR 4½
8 GM Svidler Peter 2769 RUS 4
9 GM Bacrot Etienne 2725 FRA 4
10 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2775 USA 3½
11 GM Morozevich Alexander 2760 RUS 3½
12 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2755 UKR 2

Pairings of the 10th round

GM Grischuk Alexander 2779 – GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2723
GM Topalov Veselin 2793 – GM Caruana Fabiano 2774
GM Kamsky Gata 2741 – GM Morozevich Alexander 2760
GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2742 – GM Bacrot Etienne 2725
GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2755 – GM Nakamura Hikaru 2775
GM Svidler Peter 2769 – GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2699

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Thessaloniki Grand-Prix 2013 8th round

Kamsky-Nakamura
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Kamsky won against Nakamura (due to Black’s mistake in the middlegame which allowed White to get a huge advantage immediately), while Caruana drew. So, Kamsky leads the event with 6 points and Caruana and Dominguez are on 5.5 points.

Results of the 8th round

GM Grischuk Alexander 2779 ½ – ½ GM Caruana Fabiano 2774
GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2723 1 – 0 GM Morozevich Alexander 2760
GM Topalov Veselin 2793 0 – 1 GM Bacrot Etienne 2725
GM Kamsky Gata 2741 1 – 0 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2775
GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2742 0 – 1 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2699
GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2755 0 – 1 GM Svidler Peter 2769

Standings after the 8th round

1 GM Kamsky Gata 2741 USA 6
2 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2723 CUB 5½
3 GM Caruana Fabiano 2774 ITA 5½
4 GM Grischuk Alexander 2779 RUS 4½
5 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2699 UZB 4
6 GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2742 UKR 4
7 GM Svidler Peter 2769 RUS 3½
8 GM Bacrot Etienne 2725 FRA 3½
9 GM Topalov Veselin 2793 BUL 3½
10 GM Morozevich Alexander 2760 RUS 3½
11 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2775 USA 3
12 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2755 UKR 1½

Pairings of the 9th round

GM Svidler Peter 2769 – GM Grischuk Alexander 2779
GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2699 – GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2755
GM Nakamura Hikaru 2775 – GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2742
GM Bacrot Etienne 2725 – GM Kamsky Gata 2741
GM Morozevich Alexander 2760 – GM Topalov Veselin 2793
GM Caruana Fabiano 2774 – GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2723

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Thessaloniki Grand-Prix 2013 7th round

Caruana
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Kamsky and Caruana lead the event with 5 points after winning against Kasimdzhanov and Morozevich respectively. Dominguez is 3rd with 4.5 points.

Results of the 7th round

GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2755 ½ – ½ GM Grischuk Alexander 2779
GM Svidler Peter 2769 ½ – ½ GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2742
GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2699 0 – 1 GM Kamsky Gata 2741
GM Nakamura Hikaru 2775 1 – 0 GM Topalov Veselin 2793
GM Bacrot Etienne 2725 ½ – ½ GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2723
GM Morozevich Alexander 2760 0 – 1 GM Caruana Fabiano 2774

Standings after 7 rounds

1 GM Kamsky Gata 2741 USA 5
2 GM Caruana Fabiano 2774 ITA 5
3 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2723 CUB 4½
4 GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2742 UKR 4
5 GM Grischuk Alexander 2779 RUS 4
6 GM Topalov Veselin 2793 BUL 3½
7 GM Morozevich Alexander 2760 RUS 3½
8 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2699 UZB 3
9 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2775 USA 3
10 GM Svidler Peter 2769 RUS 2½
11 GM Bacrot Etienne 2725 FRA 2½
12 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2755 UKR 1½

Pairings of the 8th round

GM Grischuk Alexander 2779 – GM Caruana Fabiano 2774
GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2723 – GM Morozevich Alexander 2760
GM Topalov Veselin 2793 – GM Bacrot Etienne 2725
GM Kamsky Gata 2741 – GM Nakamura Hikaru 2775
GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2742 – GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2699
GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2755 – GM Svidler Peter 2769

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