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By Jennifer Shahade   
April 25, 2008
After his sparkling first round win in the Baku Grand Prix,  Gata Kamsky has gone into neutral. He has drawn the last four games, and currently stands in a four-way tie for third place. April 26 is a rest day, and the games resume on April 27, Sunday at 3 PM EST, when Gata will face Michael Adams with White. Watch the games live on the official server  or on the Internet Chess Club and root on our American World Championship Candidate. Here is Gata's fighting draw today against Magnus Carlsen:


Leading the tournament after five rounds are 24-year-old Alexander Grischuk and 21-year-old Yue Wang of China, who gained over 50 ELO points last year. In round five, Yue won on the Black side of the Berlin against Sergey Karjakin.


Baku Grand Prix
Standings after five rounds

1-2. Yue Wang and Alexander Grischuk- 3.5
3-6. Teimour Radjabov, Gata Kamsky, Vugar Gashimov and Michael Adams-3
7-10. Sergey Karjakin, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Magnus Carlsen, Etienne Bacrot-2.5
11-12. Enersto Inarkiev and Peter Svidler-2
13. David Navara-1.5
14. Ivan Cheparinov-1

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