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  • Radjabov

    0 0%
  • Karjakin

    1 14.29%
  • Caruana

    4 57.14%
  • Topalov

    2 28.57%
  • Nakamura

    0 0%
  • Mamedyarov

    0 0%
  • Morozevich

    0 0%
  • Leko

    0 0%
  • Kamsky

    0 0%
  • Ponomariov

    0 0%
  • Giri

    0 0%
  • Kasimdzhanov

    0 0%
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Thread: Zug Grand Prix

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    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
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    Zug Grand Prix

    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
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    Games start at 10pm eastern Aus time with rest days after rounds 4, 8 and 10.
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    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.

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    I think Karjakin is overdue for a good performance.
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    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.

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    All drawn round 4. Very even field so no great surprise they're all covered by a point at this early stage.
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    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    Wow I got one of these right (aside from the shooting fish in a barrel Carlsen picks)
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

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    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.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter_parr
    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!
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