Chessdom.com reported that Sergey Karjakin (pix below left) of Russia and Magnus Carlsen (pix below right) are leaders of the World Rapid Chess Championship 2012 after day 1 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Karjakin convincingly won against Gelfand, Tkachiev, Ismgambetov, and Grischuk, and after a secure draw against Topalov in round 5 is at the top with 4,5/5.Carlsen is with the same result after victories against Kazhgaleyev, Morozevich, Bologan, Kurnosov and a draw with Svidler.
The above game is round 10 game between Sergey Karjakin playing black against World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway in which Carlsen won.
Results after round 9:
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Official website: http://www.worldchess.kz/en/online/results
(photos courtesy of official website in Kazakhstan)