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FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent 2012 (9)

Karjakin leads alone in Tashkent after 9 Rounds

Wang Hao was the only winner in round 9 beating Faboano Caruana. Photo ©

Wang Hao was the only winner in round 9 beating Faboano Caruana. Photo © | http://tashkent2012.fide.com

Wang Hao found a nasty initiative to beat joint leader Fabiano Caruana in a Slav Exchange and lift himself into a share of 2nd place. This left Sergey Karjakin alone in the lead on 5.5/9 ahead of a group of 6 players on 5. All the other games were drawn: Dominguez-Mamedyarov was a lively English sideline with tactics right from the start that ended in perpetual check. Kasimdzhanov-Morozevich, Leko-Svidler, Ponomariov-Kamsky and Karjakin-Gelfand were also drawn without undue excitement.

FIDE GP Tashkent Tashkent UZB (UZB), 22 xi-4 xii 2012 cat. XX (2747)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2775 * ½ ½ . ½ 1 ½ . ½ ½ 1 ½ 2822
2. Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 2696 ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ . ½ ½ . ½ ½ 5 2791
3. Wang, Hao g CHN 2737 ½ 0 * . ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ . ½ 1 5 2788
4. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2764 . ½ . * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 5 2786
5. Leko, Peter g HUN 2732 ½ ½ ½ ½ * . . ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 5 2787
6. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2748 0 ½ ½ ½ . * 1 0 . ½ 1 1 5 2791
7. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2786 ½ . 0 ½ . 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 1 5 2793
8. Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2741 . ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ * 0 ½ . ½ 2747
9. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2747 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ . ½ 1 * ½ ½ . 2745
10. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2751 ½ . . ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ 0 2673
11. Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2726 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 . ½ ½ * . 3 2623
12. Kamsky, Gata g USA 2762 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ . 1 . * 3 2622
Round 9 (December 2, 2012)
Karjakin, Sergey - Gelfand, Boris ½-½ 34 B30 Sicilian Rossolimo
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam - Morozevich, Alexander ½-½ 38 B27 Sicilian Early Fianchetto
Wang, Hao - Caruana, Fabiano 1-0 43 D10 Slav Defence
Leko, Peter - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 33 B46 Sicilian Paulsen
Ponomariov, Ruslan - Kamsky, Gata ½-½ 37 B04 Alekhine's Defence
Dominguez Perez, Leinier - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 34 A11 Reti Opening

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