FIDE Grand Prix 2012 – Tashkent (Uzbekistan) – Round 6

After 5 rounds we have 5 (!) leaders with 3 points.

Today’s pairings

Morozevich-Dominguez 1-0
Caruana-Ponomariov 1/2
Gelfand-Mamedyarov 1/2
Svidler-Karjakin 1/2
Leko-Wang Hao 1/2
Kamsky-Kasimdzhanov 1/2

All games were drawn but one – Morozevich won and now is leading the event with 4 points while 4 players are on 3.5.

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Khanty Mansiysk – final/game 2 (of 4 classical ones)

The 2nd game was drawn today. Looks like Black has a fine game and perhaps could have gone for more than a draw had she played 13…Nd6 and exchanged the Bishop.

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FIDE Grand Prix 2012 – Tashkent (Uzbekistan) – Round 5

After 4 rounds Morozevich leads the event with 3 points, there are 4 players after him with 2.5 points.

Pairings of today’s round

Ponomariov-Morozevich 1-0
Mamedyarov-Caruana 1/2
Karjakin-Leko 1/2
Wang Hao-Kasimdzhanov 0-1
Gelfand-Kamsky 0-1
Dominguez-Svidler 1/2

Kamsky won his first game today and Morozevich lost for the first time. This allowed the players behind to catch him, so now 1st to 5th are: Morozevich, Mamedyarov, Caruana, Kasimdzhanov and Karjakin.

Games of the round

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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.

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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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