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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Medias Kings Chess Tournament 2011 Rd6: Karjakin catches up with Carlsen to share lead; videos+games

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Hello everyone,

The latest chess news from the Kings Tournament on in Medias, Romania is that Sergey Karjakin won his sixth round game to catch up with Magnus Carlsen and share the lead.

ROMGAZ and the Chess Club Society "Elisabeta Polihroniade” of Bucharest are staging a double round robin tournament with six top GMs: the world's second highest ranked player, Magnus Carlsen of Norway; Ukrainian GM Vassily Ivanchuk, currently the world's number five; Sergey Karjakin, former child prodigy and youngest GM of all time; top US grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, clear winner of this year's Wijk aan Zee tournament; Teimour Radjabov, one of Azerbaijan's top GMs, and Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, the best Romanian player. The competition is taking place from June 11-22 2011 in Medias, Romania.

The traditional football photo from the rest day!

The scores after Round 6 are as follows:

1 Carlsen,M 4
2 Karjakin,Sergey  4
3 Nakamura,Hi 3
4 Radjabov,T 2.5
5 Ivanchuk,V 2.5
6 Nisipeanu,LD 2

Here are the nice games and the videos. You can access the official website at this link.

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