The Candidates Tournament

Part of the playing hall :)
(Photo taken from the official site)

As the event slowly but steadily going to its end the players try to play more solid chess to preserve (or not to spoil) their good or very good places, therefore draws are inevitable. Still, the draws in this event are usually well fought! Kramnik had a very complicated (but looked like) slightly better position but blundered the exchange in mutual time pressure. Happens even to former World Champions. So, Anand is leading with 6.5 points, Aronian is on 5.5. Three players – Mamedyarov, Karjakin and Svidler – share the 3rd place with 5 points.

Results of the 10th round

Anand 6 1/2 4.5 Mamedyarov
Aronian 5 1/2 3.5 Topalov
Kramnik 4.5 0-1 4 Svidler
Karjakin 4.5 1/2 4 Andreikin

Pairings of the 11th round

Andreikin – Mamedyarov
Topalov – Karjakin
Svidler – Aronian
Kramnik – Anand

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