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Moscow: Anand leads the rapid of the year!

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The top four in the world are competing in a double-round rapidplay event as part of the Botvinnik Memorial celebrations. Tomorrow evening we might be able to answer the following question: Who is the strongest player in the world at rapid chess? So far Anand is the only player to win a game. In a parallel women's event, Humpy Koneru is the favourite, but Viktorija Cmilyte leads at the half-way stage.

These rapidplay tournaments take place on the 2nd and 3rd of September 2011 in the «Red October» new technology centre in Moscow.

Both of the rapid events are four player double-round rapids with the time control of 25' (+10") with three games today and the return encounters tomorrow.

The participants in the main event:


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