Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

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MOSCOW, may 20. /Offset. TASS Igor Lazarin/. The participants of the Moscow stage of Grand-Prix chess demonstrate a high level of play. About TASS said the President of the International chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

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“The competition is held in the operating mode, appeals to the appeals Committee no, – said Ilyumzhinov. – The level of play high, but I want to have more victories, and not short draws. Still, viewers want to see beautiful game. In competitions leading grandmasters serious level, proving that they did not knowingly claim to first place.”

After seven rounds in the lead the Chinese Ding Liren and Azerbaijani Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who scored 4.5 points.

The tournament takes place in Moscow and will end on may 21. The Moscow stage is the second of four in the series Grand Prix, which compete 24 players . Only the two best will get to the candidates tournament to determine the opponent of defending world champion Magnus Carlsen in the match for the chess crown.