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FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent 2012 (4)

Svidler, Wang Hao and Caruana Round 4 winners in Tashkent

Morozevich drew with Mamedyarov in a very difficult struggle for both sides,

Morozevich drew with Mamedyarov in a very difficult struggle for both sides, | http://tashkent2012.fide.com

Alexander Morozevich retained the lead in the FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent going into Monday's rest day following a draw with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. This game was terribly complicated with Morozevich having no pawns in front of his king but a piece for 3 pawns and eventually finished in perpetual check.

Peter Svidler recovered from a dreadful loss in round three to beat Ruslan Ponomariov. Svidler had nice pressure for a long time before Ponomariov blundered decisively (37.Rd7? 37.Rh6 and the games continues) just before move 40.

Fabiano Caruana had an extra pawn against Boris Gelfand in a difficult minor piece ending where he had the bishop against Gelfand's knight. It might be 56...Kd6 drew certainly after 57.Kd5 c7 Caruana was winning and Gelfand resigned 2 moves later.

Peter Svidler won a nice game against Ruslan Ponomariov

Peter Svidler won a nice game against Ruslan Ponomariov. Photo © http://tashkent2012.fide.com.

Gata Kamsky is normally a very hard man to beat but he's playing well below his normal standards here. He should have held the ending relatively comfortably against Wang Hao but first made life hard for himself (44.Rxb5+) and then lost with 46.Ke6? (46.Ke4 draws)

Leko-Dominguez saw interesting tactics end in perpetual check. Kasimdzhanov got nothing with white against Karjakin, draw in 25 moves.

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. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2748 * ½ . . 1 . . . ½ . . 1 3 2958
2. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2764 ½ * . . . ½ 1 ½ . . . . 2825
3. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2775 . . * ½ . ½ . . . . 1 ½ 2825
4. Wang, Hao g CHN 2737 . . ½ * . . . . . ½ ½ 1 2846
5. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2786 0 . . . * . ½ . 1 . . 1 2847
6. Kasimdzhanov, Rustam g UZB 2696 . ½ ½ . . * . . . ½ ½ . 2 2751
7. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2747 . 0 . . ½ . * . ½ 1 . . 2 2760
8. Leko, Peter g HUN 2732 . ½ . . . . . * ½ ½ ½ . 2 2745
9. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2751 ½ . . . 0 . ½ ½ * . . . 2666
10. Ponomariov, Ruslan g UKR 2741 . . . ½ . ½ 0 ½ . * . . 2641
11. Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2726 . . 0 ½ . ½ . ½ . . * . 2648
12. Kamsky, Gata g USA 2762 0 . ½ 0 0 . . . . . . * ½ 2439
Round 4 (November 25, 2012)
Morozevich, Alexander - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½ 55 D10 Slav Defence
Caruana, Fabiano - Gelfand, Boris 1-0 59 B30 Sicilian Rossolimo
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 25 D27 QGA
Svidler, Peter - Ponomariov, Ruslan 1-0 44 C45 Scotch Game
Leko, Peter - Dominguez Perez, Leinier ½-½ 32 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Kamsky, Gata - Wang, Hao 0-1 58 E04 Catalan

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