FIDE Grand Prix, Tashkent: Caruana to Face Gelfand in Round 7. Round 1 pairings

Время публикации: 20.10.2014 22:24 | Последнее обновление: 20.10.2014 22:35

The second tournament of the FIDE Grand Prix series 2014/15 has seen its opening today evening, only a few days since the finish of the Baku battle. Most of the players, including both triumphers, have shifted to the capital of Uzbekistan to continue fighting for the Grand Prix. The newcomers of the series are Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Dmitry Jakovenko and Baadur Jobava.

Round 1 will begin at 09:00 GMT tomorrow (October 21st). The pairings are:

Giri - Gelfand
Mamedyarov - Andreikin
Nakamura - Jobava
Caruana - Vachier-Lagrave
Kasimdzhanov - Jakovenko
Radjabov - Karjakin

Boris Gelfand gave a master class to young Uzbek players right before the start of the tournament. 

According to the author of this photo Geoffrey Borg, the topic of the lesson was Gelfand's recent encounter vs Fabiano Caruana, one of the most exciting games played in Baku. In Tashkent, Gelfand will face Caruana in round 7.

[Event "Baku FIDE Grand Prix 2014"] [Site "Baku AZE"] [Date "2014.10.03"] [Round "2.2"] [White "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Black "Gelfand, Boris"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2844"] [BlackElo "2748"] [ECO "B90"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Najdorf"] [WhiteFideId "2020009"] [BlackFideId "2805677"] [EventDate "2014.10.02"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. f3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. Be3 h5 9. Qd2 Nbd7 10. Nd5 Bxd5 11. exd5 g6 12. Be2 Bg7 13. Na5 Qc7 14. c4 e4 15. O-O exf3 16. gxf3 O-O 17. b4 Rfe8 18. Rac1 Rxe3 19. Qxe3 Re8 20. Qd2 Kh7 21. Nb3 Bh6 22. f4 Ne4 23. Qe1 Ndf6 24. Bd3 Qd7 25. Rc2 Qh3 26. Qd1 Bxf4 27. Qf3 Qxf3 28. Rxf3 Ng5 29. Rf1 Re3 30. Nc1 Ng4 31. c5 dxc5 32. bxc5 Re8 33. h4 Re3 34. hxg5 Rg3+ 35. Kh1 Rh3+ 36. Kg2 Rg3+ 37. Kh1 Rh3+ 1/2-1/2

The schedule, round pairings, crosstable and other information about the Tashkent stage


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