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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 2:47
He needed all his endgame experience, creativity and 98 moves, but Ivanchuk defeated Gelfand in the only decisive game of round 8 in Jermuk. He joined Leko in the lead; the Hungarian successfully defended a difficult ending against Jakovenko. The 5th tournament in the FIDE Grand Prix Series takes place in Jermuk, Armenia. It's a 14-player round-...
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Monday, August 17, 2009 2:34
In another exciting round with six decisive games, Peter Leko grabbed sole lead at the Grand Prix in Jermuk. The Hungarian beat Cheparinov with the black pieces while Aronian suffered his second loss, with Black against Eljanov. The other leaders, Kasimdhzanov and Ivanchuk, drew in 20 moves. The 5th tournament in the FIDE Grand Prix Series takes...
Sunday, August 16, 2009 2:41
After the rest day the Jermuk Grand Prix resumed Saturday with the sixth round, in which Aronian struck back with a win against Gelfand. He joined Leko and Ivanchuk (who was about to lose against Kamsky when he claimed the draw due to the 50-move rule) back in the lead and Kasimdzhanov, who beat Inarkiev, is suddenly on shared first as well. Full...
Friday, August 14, 2009 1:26
With five decisive games, today's round of the Grand Prix tournament in Jermuk was even more spectacular than yesterday's, but a bad one for the local fans. Both Aronian and Akopian lost, while Ivanchuk won his second game in a row, against Cheparinov. The Ukrainian climbed up to shared first place with Leko. Full report. The 5th tournament in...
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Thursday, August 13, 2009 16:13
Aronian and Leko are leading the Jermuk Grand Prix with 3/4 after a great fourth round, in which they both won their White games, against Kamsky and Karjakin respectively. Ivanchuk moved to shared third place thanks to a wonderful attacking game against Alekseev. Full report. The 5th tournament in the FIDE Grand Prix Series takes place in Jermuk...
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 4:56
Evgeny Alekseev was the only winner in the 3rd round in Jermuk - the Russian GM beat his compatriot Ernesto Inarkiev. The standings of the 5th Grand Prix tournament didn't change much: Aronian, Cheparinov and Leko lead with 2/3. Full, pictorial report. The 5th tournament in the FIDE Grand Prix Series takes place in Jermuk, Armenia. It's a 14-...
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 2:36
In round 2 of the Grand Prix in Jermuk, Dmitry Jakoveno recovered from yesterday's loss by beating Gata Kamsky in just 29 moves. Top seed Levon Aronian joined leaders Cheparinov and Leko thanks to a victory in a queen ending against Alekseev. Full, pictorial report. The 5th tournament in the FIDE Grand Prix Series takes place in Jermuk, Armenia....
Monday, August 10, 2009 0:54
The FIDE Grand Prix in Jermuk, Armenia started today with five draws and two decisive games in the first round. Cheparinov beat Jakovenko using the Four Knights while Peter Leko defeated Ernesto Inarkiev with Black in an Anti-Marshall. Full, pictorial report. The 5th tournament in the FIDE Grand Prix Series takes place in Jermuk, Armenia. It's a...
Tuesday, August 04, 2009 19:37
After its 4th tournament in Nalchik, Russia (won by Levon Aronian) it has been very silent around the FIDE Grand Prix Series. Although FIDE hasn't communicated a thing yet, we can tell you that in just five days from now, the first round of the 5th GP will take off in Jermuk, Armenia - not Yerevan. A bit of Grand Prix history To refresh our memory...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 23:57
In what was arguably the finest round of the Grand Prix tournament in Nalchik, Levon Aronian managed to beat his direct competitor Peter Leko for first place in convincing and ravishing style. The rest of the games were equally entertaining. After the Amber tournament in Nice in March, Levon Aronian today won his second tournament of the year:...

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