Giri, Carlsen Trying To Catch Topalov At Shamkir Chess

David Navara blundered heavily today and quickly lost to Anish Giri, who joined Magnus Carlsenin second place in Shamkir. Veselin Topalov continues to lead the Gashimov Memorial after drawing with Rauf Mamedov.

Following the tradition of earlier years, the organizers had two activities scheduled for the rest day. The players visited the nearby chess school, and some of them participated in football, with both a local team and an international team playing. Read more...