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Anticlimax Monday

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Radjabov draws to take second GP candidates spot. Kamsky and Shulman draw to share the US title and have a sudden-death tiebreaker tomorrow.
Radjabov poised to become 7th candidate if he hold on to his +1 score in Astrakhan. Gashimov in with a chance if he beats Leko with black. Final round tomorrow.
Lots of draws in the first four rounds. Ivanchuk already on -2 and pretty much out of the running to get the big result he needed to make the candidates. Leko, Ponomariov, Gelfand, Inarkiev, Eljanov, Gashimov lead on +1.
Takes place in Azkaban, or something like that. Starting May 9. Final qualifier spot in the candidates is up for grabs. The players: Akopian, Alekseev, Eljanov, Gashimov, Gelfand, Inarkiev, Ivanchuk, Jakovenko, Leko, Mamedyarov, Ponomariov, Radjabov, Svidler, Wang Yue.

Ivanchuk Takes Jermuk GP

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Ivanchuk wins with black to take clear first when Leko loses to Gelfand. Aronian clinches overall first in the Grand Prix series with a tournament to spare.

Jermuk Traffic Jam

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Leko and Ivanchuk tied for lead heading into Sunday's final round. Four others right behind.
5th GP event in Jermuk, Armenia begins Sunday. Aronian, Akopian, Ivanchuk, Cheparinov, Kasimjanov, Inarkiev, Gelfand, Eljanov, Bacrot, Alekseev, Kamsky, Jakovenko, Karjakin, Leko.
Leko wins to join Aronian in the lead and set up their final-round battle Wednesday. Aronian has white.
Aronian still leads with Leko a half-point behind with two rounds to play.

Nalchik Heats Up

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Five decisive games and Aronian takes the clear lead on +3 with three rounds to play.

Aronian Leads Nalchik After 8

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Aronian still leads Nalchik Grand Prix with five rounds to play.

Slow Going in Nalchik

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Kamsky misses swindle draw against Akopian; Grischuk still leads on +2 after 5.
Grischuk leads Grand Prix with 2.5/3 and two very nice wins. Aronian, Leko, Karjakin among those chasing.
Round one tomorrow, Wednesday. Svidler, Aronian, Leko, Ivanchuk, Grischuk, Bacrot, Kamsky, Mamedyarov, Karjakin, Alekseev, Gelfand, Eljanov, Akopian, Kasimjanov.
Bits and pieces. Kasparov birthday, Foxwoods ends, Grand Prix starts, Topalov interview.
April 14-29 in Nalchik, Russia. Previously scheduled for Montreaux. Field: Akopian, Alekseev, Aronian, Bacrot, Eljanov, Gelfand, Grischuk, Ivanchuk, Kamsky, Karjakin, Kasimjanov, Leko, Mamedyarov, Svidler.

Wait, We Can Still Make It Worse

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Ivanchuk suggests modifications to the candidates cycle in progress.

Happy Christmahanukwanzaakah

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Happy holidays. Jakovenko, Radjabov, and Grischuk on 6.5/10 with three rounds to play in the Elista Grand Prix.

Elista to Nanjing

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Topalov and Bu Xiangzhi share lead in Nanjing. Radjabov leads Elista Grand Prix.
Round one begins with wins by Jakovenko and Gashimov. Full cast: Radjabov, Leko, Wang Yue, Jakovenko, Mamedyarov, Grischuk, Cheparinov, Eljanov, Bacrot, Alekseev, Gashimov, Inarkiev, Akopian, Kasimjanov.

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