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Morozevich Still Leads In Tashkent

  • SonofPearl
  • on 25-11-12 13:24.

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Alexander Morozevich still leads the FIDE Tashkent Grand Prix with 3/4, but the chasing pack just half a point behind is getting bigger!

Fabiano Caruana won his second game in a row by beating Boris Gelfand, while Wang Hao piled on the misery for Gata Kamsky who has now lost 3 out of 4.

So Wang Hao and Caruana join Mamedyarov and Karjakin in second place with 2½/4.

One more decisive game in the fourth round came from Peter Svidler, who defeated Ruslan Ponomariov for his first win of the event.

Comeback kid Caruana has followed his 2nd round loss with two wins

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Wang Hao beat Gata Kamsky with the black pieces

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Peter Svidler (left) defeated Ruslan Ponomariov

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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (left) and Alexander Morozevich at their post-match press conference

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Peter Leko (left) and Leinier Dominguez Perez discuss their game

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Rustam Kasimdzhanov (left) drew a short game with Sergey Karjakin

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The standings after round 4

Name Fed Elo Pts
Morozevich, Alexander  RUS 2748 3
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  AZE 2764
Karjakin, Sergey  RUS 2775
Wang, Hao  CHN 2737
Caruana, Fabiano  ITA 2786
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam  UZB 2696 2
Svidler, Peter  RUS 2747 2
Leko, Peter  HUN 2732 2
Gelfand, Boris  ISR 2751
Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR 2741
Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB 2726
Kamsky, Gata  USA 2762 ½ 

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Games start at 14:00 local time in Tashkent (09:00 UTC) except the final round which is 2 hours earlier. Live video coverage and commentary is available at the official website.  The time control is 40 moves in 2 hours, followed by 20 moves in 1 hour, then 15 minutes plus a 30 second increment after move 60.

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The Tashkent Grand Prix Schedule

21/11/2012 Arrival & Opening
22/11/2012 Round 1
23/11/2012 Round 2
24/11/2012 Round 3
25/11/2012 Round 4
26/11/2012 Free Day
27/11/2012 Round 5
28/11/2012 Round 6
29/11/2012 Round 7
30/11/2012 Round 8
01/12/2012 Free Day
02/12/2012 Round 9
03/12/2012 Round 10
04/12/2012 Round 11 & Closing
05/12/2012 Departure

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The overall winner and runner-up of the 2012/13 FIDE Grand Prix will qualify for the March 2014 Candidates Tournament.  Before then, we are due to have the 2013 Candidates in March 2013 in London, with the winner challenging Vishy Anand for the title in October/November 2013.

Photos from the official website.  Games via TWIC.

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  • 2 jaar geleden

    MikyZ

    Caruana's game is impressing. As far as I calculate it, Gelfand is exactly one tempo short.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    kxd8

    @sixtyfoursquares: after 12... exd5 13. exd5+ Be7 the Bishop is pinned after 14. d6!

  • 2 jaar geleden

    vaiuuii

    The Morozevich - Mamedyarov game was just wonderful. It's a pleasure to see such chess.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    Buakaw21

    well I think that after black takes white's bishop then exd5+ and black bishop blocks and then d6! winning the bishop and white's rook has a nice file to work on plus that white pawn on the 7th rank forces black to move his queen and delay castling. In other words it would be a pain for black.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    condude2

    If 12...exd5 then exd5+ Be7 d6! wins the bishop and a lot of position.

  • 2 jaar geleden

    sixtyfoursquares

    Can anyone explain to me please; why in the Caruana/Gelfand game; black cannot capture the White Bishop with the King Pawn?

    I can see a discovered check by white; but could not the Black Bishop intercept?  And then the Black knight can also come to its defence!

    Why did black not take the Bishop?

  • 2 jaar geleden

    P_G_M

    Today's game by Morozevich was the most exciting game of the Grand Prix of all first four rounds Smile

    For the wellness of competitive chess and the pleasure of the chess fans, I hope Morozevich will keep playing at the level he has shown on this tournament and score a few more exciting wins and draws!!! 

  • 2 jaar geleden

    parnkipawn

    Go Moro !

  • 2 jaar geleden

    TheMagicianPaul

    Moro might just be the coolest dude on this planet! His games are always entertaining

  • 2 jaar geleden

    MrMars

    Rc8. 3 pawns vs a piece...

  • 2 jaar geleden

    krstonemir

    no picking a queen - he pulls his rook back and it is 3 pawns and a queen against knight and a queen which is a draw...

  • 2 jaar geleden

    EliasAStern

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