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Dmitry Andreikin wins Tashkent FIDE Grand Prix!
Dmitry Andreikin

Russian Grandmaster Dmitry Andreikin won the second stage of FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent with 7/11 points.

His nearest followers Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Hikaru Nakamura finished half a point behind.

Sergey Karjakin and Fabiano Caruana achieved wins in the last round, while four games were drawn.

Final crosstable is here. Visit also the photo gallery and replay the games.

Round 10: All games drawn, Andreikin maintains lead

All six games in round 10 of the FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent were drawn, but not without the excitement both on and off the board!

The two most entertaining games of the day, Mamedyarov-Vachier-Lagrave and Giri-Jobava, kept the audience for long time in front of the screens.

As the games finished, the press conferences provided valuable insights into players' thinking process. There were huge disagreements in position evaluations!

In the other games, Caruana escaped from unpleasant position, while Andreikin held Gelfand to remain in the lead with one round to go.

Results and pairings are here, crosstable is here. Visit also the photo gallery and replay the games.

The final round will start one hour earlier at 1 p.m. local time.

Round 9: Andreikin defeats Jobava and takes the lead

In a ninth round of FIDE Grand Prix Dmitry Andreikin took the solo lead after defeating Baadur Jobava. Baadur misplayed in the opening and let his opponent to get huge advantage which Andreikin converted into a full point. In yet another decisive game Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won against Dmitry Jakovenko, who blundered in the time trouble. After 9 rounds Shakhriyar shares the second place together with Hikaru Nakamura, who drew with Sergey Karjakin. Teimour Radjabov keeps on playing Berlin Defence with both colors but the outcome remains the same so far - draw against Fabiano Caruana today. Full of fight games Vachier-Lagrave-Giri and Kasimdzhanov-Gelfand finished in a draw.  

Round 8: Baadur Jobava wins and catches Andreikin and Nakamura

In what was the shortest round in FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent so far,  five out of six games finished in a draw but the only decisive game Gelfand-Jobava has changed the situation in the tournament. Baadur Jobava joined Dmitry Andreikin and Hikaru Nakamura at the top. All other games finished in a draw.   Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov are only half a point behind the leaders and the last three rounds will be decisive for the final results of the tournament. The ninth round will start at 2 pm local time on 31st of October.
Round 7: Karjakin and Caruana victorious
Karjakin - Giri

Sergey Karjakin defeated Anish Giri in round 7 of the FIDE Grand Prix in Tashkent to reverse the negative trend after two consecutive losses.

In the clash between the winners of previous FIDE Grand Prix in Baku, Fabiano Caruana and Boris Gelfand, the Italian star scored a victory that pushed the former world championship challenger to the bottom of the cross-table.

The remaining four games were drawn.

Results and pairings are here, crosstable is here. Visit also the photo gallery and replay the games.

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