FIDE Grand Prix 2012 – Tashkent (Uzbekistan) – Round 9

Today the 9th round is being played. Karjakin and Caruana are leading the event with 5 points, four players are after then on 4.5.

Pairings

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

There was only one decisive game today – Wang Hao won against Caruana who shared the 1st place before this round. This makes Karjakin the sole leader with 5.5 points. Five players – Mamedyarov, Caruana, Kasimdzhanov, Morozevich and Leko – are on 5 points.

London Chess Classic 2012 – round 2

Pairings of the 2nd round

Polgar-Jones 1/2
Nakamura-Kramnik 0-1
Carlsen-Aronian 1-0
Anand-McShane 1/2

Carlsen and Kramnik are leading the event with 6 points after 2 rounds, Nakamura and Adams are on 3. With his 2nd round win Carlsen broke Kasparov’s record and his Live rating is now 2855.7!

Games of the round

Watch the games live on http://live1.londonchessclassic.com/2012/live1.classic.htm

December Rating Lists

Top 100 Players December 2012

1 Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2848 0 1990
2 Aronian, Levon g ARM 2815 0 1982
3 Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2795 0 1975
4 Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2793 0 1987
5 Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2782 6 1992
6 Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2775 0 1969
7 Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2775 0 1990
8 Topalov, Veselin g BUL 2771 6 1975
9 Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2766 6 1969
10 Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2764 0 1983
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London Chess Classic 2012 – round 1

The 1st round of this elite event has been played yesterday. All games were decisive!

McShane-Carlsen 0-1
Aronian-Nakamura 0-1
Kramnik-Polgar 1-0
Jones-Adams 0-1