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Friday, July 6, 2012

World Rapid Chess Championship Day 1 Today: Karjakin, Carlsen Lead After Five Rounds

The world's best players are in Astana for the first-ever World Rapid Chess Championship that began today in Kazakhstan. Five rounds were played on the first day of the tournament. Sergey Karjakin and Magnus Carlsen both notched up four wins and a draw each to lead the field with 4.5 points each.
Сергей Карякин - один из лидеров первого дня\

Karjakin's wins came against Gelfand, Tkachiev, Ismgambetov and Grischuk plus a draw against Topalov in round 5. Carlsen picked up wins against Kazhgaleyev, Morozevich, Bologan, Kurnosov and a draw against Svidler in the third round.

World Rapid Chess 2012 

Day 1 Standings

1-2. Karjakin, Carlsen 4.5
3-5. Grischuk, Topalov, Radjabov 3.5
6. Dreev 3
7-10. Svidler, Gelfand, Ivanchuk, Mamedyarov 2.5
11-12. Tkachiev, Kurnosov 2
13. Kazhgaleyev 1.5
14-15. Bologan, Morozevich 1
16. Ismagambetov 0

Results Day 1


Round 1

Gelfand, Boris - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1
Grischuk, Alexander - Bologan, Viktor 1-0
Ismagambetov, Anuar - Dreev, Aleksey 0-1
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1
Kurnosov, Igor - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½
Svidler, Peter - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½
Tkachiev, Vladislav - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½
Topalov, Veselin - Morozevich, Alexander 1_0
Round 2
Bologan, Viktor - Topalov, Veselin ½-½
Carlsen, Magnus - Morozevich, Alexander 1_0
Dreev, Aleksey - Grischuk, Alexander 0-1
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Gelfand, Boris 0-1
Karjakin, Sergey - Tkachiev, Vladislav 1_0
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas - Svidler, Peter ½-½
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Ismagambetov, Anuar 1_0
Radjabov, Teimour - Kurnosov, Igor 1_0
Round 3
Gelfand, Boris - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½
Grischuk, Alexander - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1_0
Ismagambetov, Anuar - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1
Kurnosov, Igor - Kazhgaleyev, Murtas 1_0
Morozevich, Alexander - Bologan, Viktor 1_0
Svidler, Peter - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½
Tkachiev, Vladislav - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½
Topalov, Veselin - Dreev, Aleksey ½-½
Round 4
Carlsen, Magnus - Bologan, Viktor 1_0
Dreev, Aleksey - Morozevich, Alexander 1_0
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Ismagambetov, Anuar 1_0
Karjakin, Sergey - Grischuk, Alexander 1_0
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas - Gelfand, Boris ½-½
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Topalov, Veselin 0-1
Radjabov, Teimour - Tkachiev, Vladislav ½-½
Svidler, Peter - Kurnosov, Igor ½-½
Round 5
Bologan, Viktor - Dreev, Aleksey ½-½
Gelfand, Boris - Svidler, Peter ½-½
Grischuk, Alexander - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½
Ismagambetov, Anuar - Radjabov, Teimour 0-1
Kurnosov, Igor - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1
Morozevich, Alexander - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1
Tkachiev, Vladislav - Kazhgaleyev, Murtas ½-½
Topalov, Veselin - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½

There is a live feed available on the official website of the World Rapid Chess Championship 2012.

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