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Draws across the board!

Levon Aronian: The highest rated in Kazan
The Kazan Candidate matches all ended as draws. Of the four encounters, Levon Aronian looked the most likely to win as he built up strong pressure against Alexander Grischuk, but with time running short he couldn't make his advantage count.

Early days, but none of the players have been able to make the difference so far! In match situations draws tend to be more frequent than in tournaments, as the players will play 'solid' openings as Black. An early loss can be difficult to overturn, so unnecessary risks tend to be avoided.

Nom World rank

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Elo

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Score

Levon Aronian 3

ARM

2808

½                
Alexander Grischuk 12

RUS

2747

½                
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Elo

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2

3

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Score

Teimour Radjabov 13

AZE

2744

½                
Vladimir Kramnik 4

RUS

2785

½                
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Pays

Elo

1

2

3

4

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8

Score

Gata Kamsky 18

USA

2732

½                
Veselin Topalov 7

BUL

2775

½                
Nom World rank

Pays

Elo

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Score
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 9

AZE

2772

½                
Boris Gelfand 16

ISR

2733

½                

Otherwise another useful source is the FIDE site:

 Fédération Internationale des Échecs

 To watch the games live :  http://kazan2011.fide.com/live-games.html

The games will start at 3 pm local time

This means 1 pm in Paris & Madrid

12 noon in London

7am New York

4am Los Angeles

 


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