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    World Rapid 2012

    The very strong World Rapids were held in Astana in July 2012.  Sergey Karjakin had a big final day with 4.5 out of 5 games to win first place.  Karjakin ended a full point ahead of Carlsen with a great score of 11.5 out of 15. Carlsen was second with 10.5 points with Veselin Topalov who played a number of excellent games was third on tie break over GM Mamedyarov with 9.5 points.

    Enjoy these hard-fought Rapid games!

     

    --IM Mark Ginsburg

    Tucson, AZ  Summer 2012

    • 1Karjakin-Grischuk...
    • 6Kurnosov-Bologan...
    • 2Ivanchuk-Ismagambetov...
    • 7Grischuk-Topalov...
    • 3Dreev-Grischuk...
    • 8Kurnosov-Topalov...
    • 4Carlsen-Karjakin...
    • 9Morozevich-Bologan...
    • 5Kazhgaleyev-Ivanchuk...
    • 10Svidler-Morozevich...
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    Mark Ginsburg

    Mark Ginsburg received his IM title in 1982.  He has played against many Grandmasters in the USA and in Europe.  His peak USCF rating was 2578 in 1993.