The 1st round of this elite event has been played yesterday. All games were decisive!
The first game was drawn. It was wild to say the least! 🙂 See for yourself :). I haven’t seen a 2 Bishops vs 1 Bishop endgame in a while!
The 2nd game was even more interesting:
And so, Ushenina is the new World Champion!
This incredibly strong event starts in London tomorrow! The players are: Luke McShane, Hikaru Nakamura, Mickey Adams, Vladimir Kramnik, Viswanathan Anand, Malcolm Pein Tournament Director, Magnus Carlsen, Judit Polgar, Levon Aronian and Gawain Jones.
The official website is: http://www.londonchessclassic.com/
After 7 rounds Karjakin and Caruana are leading the event (they are playing each other today!).
Pairings or round 8
Morozevich-Wang Hao 1/2
The leaders drew each other and continue to lead. Four players – Mamedyarov, Kasimdzhanov, Morozevich and Leko – are behind them.
View the games on http://tashkent2012.fide.com/analysis/
Today the 4th game was played. Stefanova (White) got a slightly better position after the opening, but then Ushenina made some inaccuracies and then mistakes to get to a lost position. Here is the game:
Thus, Stefanova equalized and will be playing tie-breaks!