Sergey Karjakin has begun the Tashkent Chess Grand Prix with a solid win over Dominguez Leinier Perez. The second stage of the 2012-2013 FIDE Grand Prix Series is taking place from November 21 to December 5 in the Gallery of Fine Art in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The tournament has a prize fund of 240,000 Euros. Find a full report on Chess Blog. Check out the impressive Karjakin game in the Chess King applet.

Dominguez Perez,L (2726) – Karjakin,Sergey (2775)

Result: 0-1
Site: Tashkent UZB
Date: 2012.11.22
[…] 1.e4 e5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.¥b5 a6 4.¥a4 ¤f6 5.O-O ¥e7 6.¦e1 b5 7.¥b3 O-O 8.h3 d6 9.c3 ¤b8 10.d4 ¤bd7 11.¤bd2 ¥b7 12.¥c2 ¦e8 13.¤f1 ¥f8 14.¥g5 h6 15.¥h4 £c8 16.dxe5 dxe5 17.¤3h2 a5 18.£f3 ¦a6 19.¤g4 ¤xg4 20.£xg4 ¤c5 21.£f3 £a8 22.¦ad1 b4 23.¤d2 ¦d6 24.£e3 ¤e6 25.¤c4 ¦xd1 26.¦xd1 bxc3 27.bxc3 f6 28.¦b1 a4 29.¢h1 ¥a6 30.¤b2 a3 31.¤d3 ¥c4 32.¥b3 ¥xb3 33.¦xb3 ¦d8 34.¦b1 £a4 35.¤b4 ¤f4 36.¥g3 c5 37.¤d5 ¤xd5 38.exd5 £c2 39.¦b7 £xa2 40.¦a7 £b1+
White has to give up their Rook for the a-pawn!