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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Magnus Carlsen Unstoppable at World Rapid Chess Championship in Astana

World No. 1 Norway's Magnus Carlsen is going to run away with the World Rapid Chess Championship currently on in Astana, Kazakhstan. Magnus Carlsen is leading with a massive 1.5-point lead with 8.5/10. Five games had been played on Day. Karjakin and Carlsen were in joint lead at the beginning of second day's play. By the end of the day, Karjakin had lost two games against Mamedyarov and Carlsen. Carlsen, earlier in the day, drew with Gelfand and Dreev, but beat Mamedyarov and Tkachiev as well.

Five more rounds are to be played on Sunday to decide the World Rapid Chess Champion 2012.

Karjakin and Topalov are in second place with 7.0/8. Karjakin started with a draw and two wins, but lost his final two games against Mamedyarov and Carlsen.

Standings
1. Carlsen, Magnus 8.5
2-3. Topalov, Veselin 7
2-3. Karjakin, Sergey 7
4. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 6
5-7. Grischuk, Alexander 5.5
5-7. Dreev, Aleksey 5.5
5-7. Radjabov, Teimour 5.5
8-9. Svidler, Peter 5
8-9. Kurnosov, Igor 5
10-11. Gelfand, Boris 4.5
10-11. Ivanchuk, Vassily 4.5
12-13. Morozevich, Alexander 4
12-13. Kazhgaleyev, Murtas 4
14-15. Bologan, Viktor 3
14-15. Tkachiev, Vladislav 3
16. Ismagambetov, Anuar 2

World Rapid 2012 results
Day 2


Round 6
Carlsen, Magnus - Dreev, Aleksey ½-½
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Topalov, Veselin ½-½
Karjakin, Sergey - Morozevich, Alexander ½-½
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas - Ismagambetov, Anuar 1-0
Kurnosov, Igor - Gelfand, Boris 1_0
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Bologan, Viktor 1-0
Radjabov, Teimour - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0
Svidler, Peter - Tkachiev, Vladislav ½-½


Round 7
Bologan, Viktor - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1
Dreev, Aleksey - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½
Gelfand, Boris - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½
Grischuk, Alexander - Kazhgaleyev, Murtas 1-0
Ismagambetov, Anuar - Svidler, Peter 0-1
Morozevich, Alexander - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½
Tkachiev, Vladislav - Kurnosov, Igor ½-½
Topalov, Veselin - Radjabov, Teimour 1-0


Round 8
Carlsen, Magnus - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1-0
Gelfand, Boris - Tkachiev, Vladislav 1-0
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Bologan, Viktor 1-0
Karjakin, Sergey - Dreev, Aleksey 1-0
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas - Topalov, Veselin 1-0
Kurnosov, Igor - Ismagambetov, Anuar 1-0
Radjabov, Teimour - Morozevich, Alexander ½-½
Svidler, Peter - Grischuk, Alexander 1-0


Round 9
Bologan, Viktor - Radjabov, Teimour 1-0
Dreev, Aleksey - Ivanchuk, Vassily 1-0
Grischuk, Alexander - Kurnosov, Igor ½-½
Ismagambetov, Anuar - Gelfand, Boris 1-0
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Karjakin, Sergey 1-0
Morozevich, Alexander - Kazhgaleyev, Murtas ½-½
Tkachiev, Vladislav - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1
Topalov, Veselin - Svidler, Peter 1-0


Round 10

Carlsen, Magnus - Karjakin, Sergey 1-0
Gelfand, Boris - Grischuk, Alexander ½-½
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas - Bologan, Viktor 0-1
Kurnosov, Igor - Topalov, Veselin 0-1
Radjabov, Teimour - Dreev, Aleksey ½-½
Svidler, Peter - Morozevich, Alexander 0-1
Tkachiev, Vladislav - Ismagambetov, Anuar 0-1

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