Tashir Chess Memorial R5: Alexander Grischuk Leads
Grischuk beat Peter Leko in an exciting all-attack game with Black unable to save the game after an exchange sacrifice. Boris Gelfand won his first game of the event by beating Alexander Morozevich in a Slav Defence where White sacrificed a piece successfully and obtained strong connected passed pawns on the Queenside.
The game between Levon Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik ended in a draw. Ernesto Inarkiev and Ding Liren decided to draw with Black putting up a courageous defence.
Results of round 5: L. Aronian – V. Kramnik 1/2, A. Grischuk – P. Leko 1-0, E. Inarkiev – Ding Liren 1/2, B. Gelfand – A. Morozevich 1-0
Standings after round 5: 1. A. Grischuk – 4/5, 2. V. Kramnik – 3, 3-5. Ding Liren, B. Gelfand, L. Aronian – 2.5, 6. P. Leko – 2, 7-8. A. Morozevich, E. Inarkiev – 1.5.
Round 6 will be held on Monday, November 10, at 15.00.
The pairings are: V. Kramnik – A. Morozevich, Ding Liren – B. Gelfand, P. Leko – E. Inarkiev, L. Aronian – A. Grischuk
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