Gelfand takes early lead against Karjakin

Rating favourite Boris Gelfand of Israel has earned nearly decisive lead after
defeating Sergey Karjakin of Ukraine in the first game of the
semifinals of the World Chess Cup.

Karjakin draws first blood

Sergey Karjakin of Ukraine gave another wonderful display of fighting chess and took lead against twice world junior champion Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan in the first game of the quarterfinal of World Chess Cup.

World`s youngest GM Karjakin in quarters of World Cup

World`s youngest
ever grandmaster Ukraine`s Sergey Karjakin advanced to the
quarterfinals after an impressive victory over Russian Nikita
Vitiugov in the second pre-quarterfinal game of the World Chess Cup here.