FIDE Grand Prix Thessaloniki 2013 (7)
Kamsky and Caruana lead after Thessaloniki Round 7
Mark Crowther - Wednesday 29th May 2013
Kamsky won yet again in Round 7. Photo © | http://thessaloniki2013.fide.com
Gata Kamsky hit top form in completely outplaying Rustam Kasimdzhanov with black in Round 7 of the Thesseloniki Grand Prix. Kamsky chose the Dutch Defence at the board and this seemed to be spot on as his opponent made a number of inaccuracies and was demolished on the kingside. Kamsky already leading moved to 5/7.
Kamsky was joined much later in the lead by Fabiano Caruana who was very unhappy with his opening against Alexander Morozevich but mutual time trouble ended with him having much the better of it after move 40 and Morozevich didn't resist much after that.
Hikaru Nakamura played another marathon game but this time he was rewarded with a win in a difficult endgame against Veselin Topalov.
Leinier Dominguez Perez was lost against Etienne Bacrot but somehow he escaped with a draw in the final game to finish.
Peter Svidler is clearly finding motivation tough out of the running. He didn't get anything with white against Ruslan Ponomariov and they drew in 25 moves.
Vassily Ivanchuk was in clear trouble after his last loss but was given an easy pass today by Alexander Grischuk with a repetition and draw in only 13 moves.
Round 7 Standings: Kamsky, Caruana 5pts, Domginuez 4.5pts, Ponomariov, Grischuk 4pts, Topalov, Morozevich 3.5pts, Nakamura, Kasimdzhanov 3pts, Bacrot, Svidler 2.5pts, Ivanchuk 1.5pts
Round 8 Pairings Thurs 29th May 12pm BST: Grischuk-Caruana, Dominguez-Morozevich, Topalov-Bacrot, Kamsky-Nakamura, Ponomariov-Kasimdzhanov, Ivanchuk-Svidler
|Makedonia Palace FIDE GP Thessaloniki GRE (GRE), 22 v-4 vi 2013||cat. XXI (2753)|
|3.||Dominguez Perez, Leinier||g||CUB||2723||0||.||*||½||.||.||.||½||1||½||1||1||4½||2845|
|Round 7 (May 29, 2013)|
|Morozevich, Alexander||- Caruana, Fabiano||0-1||62||A34||English Symmetrical|
|Nakamura, Hikaru||- Topalov, Veselin||1-0||74||B92||Sicilian Najdorf with 6.Be2|
|Kasimdzhanov, Rustam||- Kamsky, Gata||0-1||31||A88||Dutch Leningrad|
|Bacrot, Etienne||- Dominguez Perez, Leinier||½-½||80||E11||Bogo Indian Defence|
|Svidler, Peter||- Ponomariov, Ruslan||½-½||25||D20||QGA|
|Ivanchuk, Vassily||- Grischuk, Alexander||½-½||13||A39||English Symmetrical|
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