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Evgeny Tomashevsky close to winning Tbilisi Grand Prix

Evgeny TomashevskyGrandmaster Evgeny Tomashevsky is on the brink of winning the FIDE Grand Prix in Tbilisi after scoring against Rustam Kasimdzhanov in the 9th round of the tournament.

It was the fourth King’s Indian defence that the Russian faced in this event, but he remained principled and responded with Makagonov h3-variation.
Of these four he won three games.

With 7/9 points Tomashevsky is 1,5 points ahead of the second placed Dmitry Jakovenko and there are two more rounds left.

After six hours of play Maxime Vachier-Lagrave broke the resistance of Baadur Jobava to score his first win in the event. The tennis practice on the rest day helped the French to beat the negative trend.

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Round 9 results:
Andreikin Dmitry 2737 – Radjabov Teimour 2731 ½ – ½
Tomashevsky Evgeny 2716 – Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2705 1 – 0
Jobava Baadur 2696 – Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2775 0 – 1
Jakovenko Dmitry 2733 – Svidler Peter 2739 ½ – ½
Grischuk Alexander 2810 – Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 ½ – ½
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2759 – Giri Anish 2797 ½ – ½

Round 9 standings:
1. Tomashevsky Evgeny 2716 RUS – 7
2. Jakovenko Dmitry 2733 RUS – 5½
3. Radjabov Teimour 2731 AZE – 5
4-7. Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2759 AZE, Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2705 UZB, Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 CUB and Giri Anish 2797 NED – 4½
8-10. Grischuk Alexander 2810 RUS, Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2775 FRA and Jobava Baadur 2696 GEO – 4
11. Svidler Peter 2739 RUS – 3½
12. Andreikin Dmitry 2737 RUS – 3

Round 10 pairings:
Radjabov Teimour 2731 – Giri Anish 2797
Dominguez Perez Leinier 2726 – Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2759
Svidler Peter 2739 – Grischuk Alexander 2810
Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2775 – Jakovenko Dmitry 2733
Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2705 – Jobava Baadur 2696
Andreikin Dmitry 2737 – Tomashevsky Evgeny 2716

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