Three-Way Tie in Baku
By J.Shahade/Tara MacGowran   
May 5, 2008
The FIDE Grand Prix wrapped up today in Baku with a three-way tie for first between Vugar Gashimov, Wang Yue and Magnus Carlsen. American World Championship candidate Gata Kamsky had a great start but lost three games in the second half, including the following penultimate loss to Peter Svidler:



Magnus Carlsen jumped into the winner's circle with a magnificent last round victory over Etienne Bacrot.



Baku Grand Prix

Final Standings
1-3. Vugar Gashimov, Yue Wang and Magnus Carlsen-8/13
4-5. Shkhriyar Mamedyarov and Alexander Grischuk- 7.5/13
6-7. Michael Adams and Peter Svidler- 6.5/13
8-10. Teimour Radjabov, Gata Kamsky and Sergey Karjakin- 6/13
11-12. Ivan Cheparinov and David Navara
13-14. Etienne Bacrot and Ernesto Inarkiev-5/13

Baku Photo Gallery by Tara MacGowran


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Gata Kamsky, Michael Adams and Magnus Carlsen

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Carpet weavers in Baku

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Gata Kamsky faces off against David Navara

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