Tuesday 21 October 2014

Tashkent GP

The 2014-15 FIDE Grand Prix series has got off to a compressed start, with the Tashkent GP starting almost as soon as the Baku GP event had finished. While there has been a slight change to the lineup (players in the series play 3 of the 4 events) both winners from Baku, Fabiano Caruana and Boris Gelfand have backed up for this tournament.
The whole event began this evening (Canberra time). Of the 6 round 1 games, 5 are still in progress as I write this, with Giri and Gelfand drawing in 39 moves. Curiously the website has Caruana playing under the USA flag, which is either late breaking news, or just a simple mistake.
If you want to stay up late and follow the action the website, with the usual live games plus commentary is here.

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