FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent 2012 (1)
Karjakin and Morozevich winners in first round of Tashkent Grand Prix
Mark Crowther - Thursday 22nd November 2012
Sergey Karjakin beat Leinier Domginguez Perez. Photo © | http://tashkent2012.fide.com
The 2nd FIDE Grand Prix organised by AGON takes place in Tashkent 22nd November to 5th December 2012. There were just two decisive games with wins for Sergey Karjakin and Alexander Morozevich.
Karjakin beat Leinier Dominguez Perez on the black side of a Ruy Lopez Breyer variation played recently in Sibenek in the game Navara-Avrukh which Karjakin seemed to understand much better. Alexander Morozevich has lost five of his last six tournament games (a blitz tournament win and an underwhelming European Club Cup performance more recently) and one wonders what might have happened if he had lost today. As it was he won a full-blooded game against Gata Kamsky where the American had some advantage in a complex position before 34...Rg6? (34...Rg5!) just lost immediately.
Boris Gelfand seemed to have a quite big advantage in a minor piece ending against Leko but the game ended in a draw. The remaining games were also drawn.
Morozevich against Kamsky. Photo © http://tashkent2012.fide.com.
Caruana-Svidler was an interesting Gruenfeld where black didn't seem to have too many problems.
Boris Gelfand. Photo © http://tashkent2012.fide.com.
Mamedyarov-Kasimdzhanov was a kind of Dutch Stonewall structure where white maybe had something to start with but black held relatively comfortably.
Playing Hall. Photo © http://tashkent2012.fide.com.
Ponomariov-Wang Hao was a 32 move draw in a Sicilian.
|FIDE GP Tashkent Tashkent UZB (UZB), 22 xi-4 xii 2012||cat. XX (2747)|
|12.||Dominguez Perez, Leinier||g||CUB||2726||0||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||*||0|
|Round 1 (November 22, 2012)|
|Morozevich, Alexander||- Kamsky, Gata||1-0||36||A15||English counter King's Fianchetto|
|Caruana, Fabiano||- Svidler, Peter||½-½||38||D70||Gruenfeld Defence|
|Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar||- Kasimdzhanov, Rustam||½-½||52||D31||Semi-Slav Defence|
|Gelfand, Boris||- Leko, Peter||½-½||61||A37||English Symmetrical|
|Ponomariov, Ruslan||- Wang, Hao||½-½||32||B91||Sicilian Najdorf with 6.g3|
|Dominguez Perez, Leinier||- Karjakin, Sergey||0-1||40||C95||Ruy Lopez Breyer|
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