30 Mar 2013

Shocking round 12


This is one of the most unusual (or shocking) round I have ever witnessed in a long time. Aronian, in a dead drawn position, managed to find the only losing plan. Magnus, who was worse throughout most of the game, had drawing chances. But he did not find the right continuation and Ivanchuk managed not to blunder in time pressure to win. All of a sudden, Kramnik is now in 1st place with just two rounds to go. This is pretty incredible. What most people thought was a two horse race in the first half, turns out to be Carlsen chasing Kramnik.

Round 12 results 

GM Aronian Levon 2809 0 - 1 GM Kramnik Vladimir 2810
GM Carlsen Magnus 2872 0 - 1 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2757
GM Gelfand Boris 2740 ½ - ½ GM Svidler Peter 2747
GM Radjabov Teimour 2793 ½ - ½ GM Grischuk Alexander 2764 

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