Round 11 matchups:

GM Wang Hao 2736 – GM Fressinet Laurent 2708
GM Bacrot Etienne 2723 – GM Grischuk Alexander 2785
GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2757 – GM Caruana Fabiano 2779
GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2703 – GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2731
GM Giri Anish 2737 – GM Nakamura Hikaru 2772
GM Gelfand Boris 2764 – GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2756


Win clear first and Caruana will qualify for the Candidates tournament next year. However, it will be a monumental task. Caruana has to beat super solid Dominguez with black, while hoping that Gelfand that does not beat Ponomariov with white.

Even if Caruana draws and Gelfand loses, Nakamura and Bacrot can catch him with a win as they are only 1/2 point behind. This will no doubt be an exciting final day.

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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