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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Russian Chess Talent Dmitry Andreikin wins Tashkent Chess Grand Prix

Hello chess blog friends, Russian chess talent Dmitry Andreikin has won the chess Grand Prix in Tashkent. The second stage of the FIDE chess grand prix series was held from Oct 20 - Nov 3. He scored 7/11 points. Right behind him were Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Hikaru Nakamura who 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 at the official website.

The last round witnessed a sharp fight between Jobava and Mamedyarov in the Benoni, but White had to settle for a draw despite being a piece up. The Andreikin - Giri game took the course of the Queen's Gambit Declined and meandered into the Moscow Semi-Slav and ended in a draw. The Ruy Lopez between Vachier-Lagrave - Nakamura also had only a draw to offer. 

Russians had something to cheer as Karjakin beat Kasimdzhanov in an English and a complicated middlegame. Radjabov and Gelfand also settled for a draw. However, Jakovenko lost to Caruana but the win was not enough for the latter to be the top scorer. 

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