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Karjakin and Carlsen lead World Rapid after day 1

Sergey Karjakin and Magnus Carlsen are leaders of the World Rapid Chess Championship 2012 after day 1. Karjakin convincingly won against Gelfand, Tkachiev, Ismgambetov, and Grischuk, and after a secure draw against Topalov in round 5 is at the top with 4,5/5. Carlsen is with the same result after victories against Kazhgaleyev, Morozevich, Bologan, Kurnosov and a draw with Svidler.

Tomorrow at 11:00 CET starts the second day of the competition. Replay all games of day 1 here with analysis, and join us for more live coverage tomorrow.

World Rapid Chess 2012 standings

1-2. Karjakin, Carlsen 4.5
3-5. Grischuk, Topalov, Radjabov 3.5
6. Dreev 3
7-10. Svidler, Gelfand, Ivanchuk, Mamedyarov 2.5
11-12. Tkachiev, Kurnosov 2
13. Kazhgaleyev 1.5
14-15. Bologan, Morozevich 1
16. Ismagambetov 0

Results day 1

1
Gelfand, Boris  - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1
Grischuk, Alexander  - Bologan, Viktor 1_0
Ismagambetov, Anuar  - Dreev, Aleksey 0-1
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas  - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1
Kurnosov, Igor  - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½
Svidler, Peter  - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½
Tkachiev, Vladislav  - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar ½-½
Topalov, Veselin  - Morozevich, Alexander 1_0
2
Bologan, Viktor  - Topalov, Veselin ½-½
Carlsen, Magnus  - Morozevich, Alexander 1_0
Dreev, Aleksey  - Grischuk, Alexander 0-1
Ivanchuk, Vassily  - Gelfand, Boris 0-1
Karjakin, Sergey  - Tkachiev, Vladislav 1_0
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas  - Svidler, Peter ½-½
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  - Ismagambetov, Anuar 1_0
Radjabov, Teimour  - Kurnosov, Igor 1_0
3
Gelfand, Boris  - Radjabov, Teimour ½-½
Grischuk, Alexander  - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 1_0
Ismagambetov, Anuar  - Karjakin, Sergey 0-1
Kurnosov, Igor  - Kazhgaleyev, Murtas 1_0
Morozevich, Alexander  - Bologan, Viktor 1_0
Svidler, Peter  - Carlsen, Magnus ½-½
Tkachiev, Vladislav  - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½
Topalov, Veselin  - Dreev, Aleksey ½-½
4
Carlsen, Magnus  - Bologan, Viktor 1_0
Dreev, Aleksey  - Morozevich, Alexander 1_0
Ivanchuk, Vassily  - Ismagambetov, Anuar 1_0
Karjakin, Sergey  - Grischuk, Alexander 1_0
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas  - Gelfand, Boris ½-½
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar  - Topalov, Veselin 0-1
Radjabov, Teimour  - Tkachiev, Vladislav ½-½
Svidler, Peter  - Kurnosov, Igor ½-½
5
Bologan, Viktor  - Dreev, Aleksey ½-½
Gelfand, Boris  - Svidler, Peter ½-½
Grischuk, Alexander  - Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½
Ismagambetov, Anuar  - Radjabov, Teimour 0-1
Kurnosov, Igor  - Carlsen, Magnus 0-1
Morozevich, Alexander  - Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 0-1
Tkachiev, Vladislav  - Kazhgaleyev, Murtas ½-½
Topalov, Veselin  - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½

 

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