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Shamkir 7-8: Mamedyarov rocked by Wojtaszek

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov stumbled into a ferocious attack from Radek Wojtaszek in the penultimate round of Shamkir Chess 2017, but even after that loss he still leads by half a point going into the final round. He has the white pieces against Veselin Topalov, and since one of the players in that game will reach at least 5.5 points the only other player in with a chance of the title is Wesley So. Russia’s Sergey Karjakin and Vladimir Kramnik nevertheless improved their mood with wins over Pavel Eljanov and Mickey Adams.

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