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Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 8 (Video)

The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan.

Viswanathan Anand inched closer to the leader World Champion Magnus Carlsen after defeating Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in round eight. Heading into the final round Carlsen still holds half a point advantage.

Vladimir Kramnik recovered after three consecutive loses, while Michael Adams scored his first victory.

Round 8 results:

GM Kramnik Vladimir – GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 1-0
GM Mamedov Rauf – GM Caruana Fabiano 1/2-1/2
GM So Wesley – GM Carlsen Magnus 1/2-1/2
GM Anand Viswanathan – GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 1-0
GM Adams Michael – GM Giri Anish 1-0

Round 8 standings:

1. GM Magnus Carlsen NOR 2863 – 6,0
2. GM Viswanathan Anand IND 2791 – 5,5
3-4. GM Fabiano Caruana ITA 2802 and GM Wesley So USA 2788 – 4,5
5-7. GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov AZE 2754, GM Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2783 and GM Rauf Mamedov AZE 2651 – 3,5
8-10. GM Anish Giri NED 2790, GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2762 and GM Michael Adams ENG 2746 – 3,0

Games with analysis

Vijay Kumar presents the round eight video

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