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Kevin Bonham
20-04-2013, 01:05 PM
Third stage of the FIDE Grand Prix series is underway with the following playing:

Radjabov
Karjakin
Topalov
Caruana
Nakamura
Mamedyarov
Morozevich
Leko
Kamsky
Ponomariov
Giri
Kasimdzhanov

Standings after round 2:

+1 Morozevich, Ponomariov, Topalov
0 Kasimdzhanov, Mamedyarov, Caruana, Karjakin, Nakamura, Giri
-1 Radjabov, Leko, Kamsky

Kevin Bonham
20-04-2013, 01:10 PM
Games start at 10pm eastern Aus time with rest days after rounds 4, 8 and 10.

Denis_Jessop
20-04-2013, 02:15 PM
I voted for Caruana as usual as it is about time that the Italians got back into the game. Yet, I do not know how any of them will fare as the Zwang (compulsion) to play in Zug will place them all in Zugzwang. :hmm:

DJ

Adamski
20-04-2013, 03:12 PM
I think Karjakin is overdue for a good performance.

peter_parr
22-04-2013, 01:00 PM
The following article was published in the Sydney Morning Herald Monday 22nd April 2013.

Leading scores in the FIDE Grand prix tournament in Zug, Switzerland (12 players all rated above 2700, eleven rounds):- V.Topalov (BUL 2771), A.Morozevich (RUS 2758), R.Ponomariov (UKR 2733) all 2/3.

Kevin Bonham
22-04-2013, 05:04 PM
All drawn round 4. Very even field so no great surprise they're all covered by a point at this early stage.

Kevin Bonham
29-04-2013, 12:17 PM
Too busy to pay attention for a while but after round 9 the standings were:

+3 Topalov
+2 Caruana
+1 Ponomariov, Karjakin, Nakamura
-1 Giri, Radjabov, Leko, Mamedyarov, Kamsky, Morozevich
-2 Kasimdzhanov

The leaders have not yet played. They play tonight with Caruana white.

peter_parr
30-04-2013, 11:43 AM
The following article was published in the Sydney Morning Herald Monday 29th April 2013.

FIDE grand prix tournament in Zug, Switzerland after round eight :- V.Topalov (BUL 2771) 5.5, R.Ponomariov (UKR 2733) 5, F.Caruana (ITA 2772), S.Karjakin (RUS 2786) 4.5.

Kevin Bonham
30-04-2013, 06:58 PM
Topalov beats Caruana with black and is guaranteed the trophy and at least the =1st GP points in a rare tipping success for yours truly. Any result other than him losing to Karjakin and Nakamura beating Caruana too, will result in Topalov being outright first.

Desmond
30-04-2013, 09:06 PM
Wow I got one of these right (aside from the shooting fish in a barrel Carlsen picks)

Kevin Bonham
03-05-2013, 11:49 PM
Topalov completely dominated the event with a +5=6 scoreline.

8 Topalov
6.5 Nakamura
6 Ponomariov, Caruana
5.5 Kamsky, Morozevich
5 Giri, Leko, Karjakin
4.5 Radjabov, Kasimdzhanov, Mamedyarov

Topalov now leads the GP with 310 points from 2. Mamedyarov has 220 from his best two but now has a dud that he will have to drop. The fight for second is at present very hotly contested.

peter_parr
06-05-2013, 11:43 AM
The following article was published in the Sydney Morning Herald.

FIDE Grand Prix tournament in Zug, Switzerland. Leading final scores (12 players, 2756 average, 11 rounds) :- V.Topalov (BUL 2771) 8 a 2924 result , H.Nakamura (USA 2767) 6.5, R.Ponomariov (UKR 2733) and F.Caruana (ITA 2772) 6.

Adamski
10-05-2013, 10:44 PM
The following article was published in the Sydney Morning Herald.

FIDE Grand Prix tournament in Zug, Switzerland. Leading final scores (12 players, 2756 average, 11 rounds) :- V.Topalov (BUL 2771) 8 a 2924 result , H.Nakamura (USA 2767) 6.5, R.Ponomariov (UKR 2733) and F.Caruana (ITA 2772) 6.
2924 is pretty remarkable. Well done Topalov!