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Friday, October 3, 2014

Baku Chess Grand Prix: Caruana, Gelfand begin with Wins

Hello chess blog friends, the first stage of the Chess Grand Prix series 2014-15 has begun in Baku. Round 1 was played on Thursday. Both Fabiano Caruana and Boris Gelfand began with wins. The other games were drawn.

Photo: Official website

Caruana beat Sergey Karjakin, runners-up at the Candidates 2014, after the Russian got tangled in time trouble and blundered away material. Gelfand, on the other hand, played steadily to fetch his first win after Dmitry Andreikin's doubtful opening play.

Leinier Dominguez was unable to make the best of his advantage and had to draw with Rustam Kasimdzhanov. Evgeny Tomashevsky and Alexander Grischuk went home with a draw as did Peter Svidler and Hikaru Nakamura.

SNo. Name Rtg Res. Name Rtg SNo.
1 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2751 0.5-0.5 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2706 12
2 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2701 0.5-0.5 GM Grischuk Alexander 2797 11
3 GM Karjakin Sergey 2767 0-1 GM Caruana Fabiano 2844 10
4 GM Gelfand Boris 2748 1-0 GM Andreikin Dmitry 2722 9
5 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2764 0.5-0.5 GM Svidler Peter 2732 8
6 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2764 0.5-0.5 GM Radjabov Teimour 2726 7

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