Saturday, 18 April 2015

Shamkir Chess 2015

The Gashimov Memorial (aka Shamkir 2015) began a couple of hours ago, and already the results are coming in. Mamedov and Vachier-Lagrave were the first to finish, with a draw in 40 moves. Wesley So has bounced back from his US Championship debacle with a win over Anish Giri, after a very strange opening. Although the rest of the games are in progress, Kramnik and Anand are better against Adams and Carlsen respectively. In the other game, Caruana looked like he has dodged a bullet against Mamedyarov, recovering from a worse position to reach an almost equal ending. Then in just two moves he undid his good work and is now losing!
The tournament is a 10 player RR and is starting at a relatively good time for Australian chess fans. I am watching the action at but you can also visit the tournament homepage for updates and games.

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