Round 3, game 2: 13 draws, Aronian, Dominguez out

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6 matches were decided on the second day of the third round of the FIDE World Cup in Tromsø.

 By Anastasia Karlovich

Levon Aronian, Leinier Dominguez, Teimour Radjabov, Alexander Moiseenko, Jon Ludvig Hammer and B. Adhiban were eliminated from the tournament.

Peter Svidler, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Boris Gelfand, Hikaru Nakamura and Gata Kamsky guaranteed their places in the fourth stage.

Julio Granda Zuniga levelled the score by defeating Anish Giri. After yesterday's upset Alexander Grischuk played the longest game of the round against Le Quang Liem and managed to level the score after 154 moves and 6.5 hours.

10 matches will be decided by tiebreaks on the 19th of August.

 

Video from Round 3 - Game 2

Round 3 Results

         

FIDE

FIDE

25'+10"

25'+10"

10'+10"

10'+10"

5'+3"

5'+3"

5'-4'

Total

 
 

Round 3

T

FED

RTG

G1

G2

G1

G2

G1

G2

G1

G2

SD

Score

Qualifier

1-32

Round 3, Match 1

                           

1

Aronian, Levon

g

ARM

2813

0

½

             

½

 

32

Tomashevsky, Evgeny

g

RUS

2706

1

½

             

Tomashevsky

31-2

Round 3, Match 2

                           

31

Malakhov, Vladimir

g

RUS

2707

½

½

             

1

 

2

Caruana, Fabiano

g

ITA

2796

½

½

             

1

 

3-30

Round 3, Match 3

                           

3

Kramnik, Vladimir

g

RUS

2784

½

½

             

1

 

30

Areshchenko, Alexander

g

UKR

2709

½

½

             

1

 

29-4

Round 3, Match 4

                           

29

Le, Quang Liem

g

VIE

2702

1

0

             

1

 

4

Grischuk, Alexander

g

RUS

2785

0

1

             

1

 

5-28

Round 3, Match 5

                           

5

Karjakin, Sergey

g

RUS

2772

½

½

             

1

 

28

Eljanov, Pavel

g

UKR

2702

½

½

             

1

 

27-6

Round 3, Match 6

                           

27

Adhiban, B.

g

IND

2567

0

0

             

0

 

6

Nakamura, Hikaru

g

USA

2772

1

1

             

2

Nakamura

7-26

Round 3, Match 7

                           

7

Gelfand, Boris

g

ISR

2764

1

½

             

Gelfand

26

Moiseenko, Alexander

g

UKR

2699

0

½

             

½

 

25-8

Round 3, Match 8

                           

25

Hammer, Jon Ludvig

g

NOR

2605

0

½

             

½

 

8

Kamsky, Gata

g

USA

2741

1

½

             

Kamsky

9-24

Round 3, Match 9

                           

9

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar

g

AZE

2775

½

½

             

1

 

24

Wei, Yi

g

CHN

2551

½

½

             

1

 

23-10

Round 3, Match 10

                           

23

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

g

FRA

2719

1

½

             

Vachier-Lagrave

10

Dominguez Perez, Leinier

g

CUB

2757

0

½

             

½

 

11-22

Round 3, Match 11

                           

11

Dubov, Daniil

g

RUS

2624

½

½

             

1

 

22

Korobov, Anton

g

UKR

2720

½

½

             

1

 

21-12

Round 3, Match 12

                           

21

Andreikin, Dmitry

g

RUS

2716

½

½

             

1

 

12

Dreev, Aleksey

g

RUS

2668

½

½

             

1

 

13-20

Round 3, Match 13

                           

13

Svidler, Peter

g

RUS

2746

1

½

             

Svidler

20

Radjabov, Teimour

g

AZE

2733

0

½

             

½

 

19-14

Round 3, Match 14

                           

19

Ivanchuk, Vassily

g

UKR

2731

½

½

             

1

 

14

Kryvoruchko, Yuriy

g

UKR

2678

½

½

             

1

 

15-18

Round 3, Match 15

                           

15

Granda Zuniga, Julio E

g

PER

2664

0

1

             

1

 

18

Giri, Anish

g

NED

2737

1

0

             

1

 

17-16

Round 3, Match 16

                           

17

Vitiugov, Nikita

g

RUS

2719

½

½

             

1

 

16

Morozevich, Alexander

g

RUS

2739

½

½

             

1

 

 01

Armenian Levon Aronian missed his chance on move 24 today against Evgeny Tomashevsky and has to leave Tromsø. Nevertheless, Aronian, who is number two on the rating list, had already guaranteed his participation in the Candidates Tournament in March 2014. According to the regulations, in order to earn the right to play in the Candidates he also had to play in one of the FIDE events - either the Grand Prix cycle or the FIDE World Cup.

02

Levon Aronian was obliged to play for a win today and chose an opening Evgeny was unprepared for, even though he had a feeling that could happen. "My opponent played provocatively in the opening so I had to make many difficult decisions", the Russian player pointed out. Tomashevsky tried not to think about the result but just play chess, and his attitude turned out to be the right one.

03

After yesterday's failure Alexander Grischuk showed incredible fighting spirit and turned a drawish endgame into victory after 154 moves and more than 6 hours of play. His opponent, Le Quang Liem, needed only a draw to get through but had to defend a slightly worse position, which wasn't that easy to do. The current and former World Blitz Champions will continue the battle in tiebreaks tomorrow.

04

Julio Granda Zuniga, who lost a winning position yesterday, managed to win against Anish Giri in the second game. 45...Nbxa5 was a nice blow and the Dutch player had to resign a few moves later.

05

Gata Kamsky chose the quite drawish Four Knights Opening, traded most of the pieces and didn't give any counterplay to his opponent...

06

...Jon Ludvig Hammer, who showed great play in the FIDE World Cup. The Norwegian player confidently knocked out Sergey Movsesian and David Navara but failed in the match against the US Champion Gata Kamsky. The loss in the first game with White was fatal as it was hard to level the score with the black pieces when such a strong opponent only needed a draw.

07

Hikaru Nakamura was the only player to win his match 2:0 in the third round.

08

His Indian opponent Adhiban decided to play the King's Indian with Black, but Hikaru Nakamura traded queens early on in the opening and chose a very safe line for White.

09

Peter Svidler, who needed a draw to get through, "chose an opening where he knew he would be a rook down on move 16". However, Teimour Radjabov found good defensive moves and converted the game into a sharp endgame with chances for both sides. After the Azeri player turned down a chance to repeat moves and went for a dubious continuation Peter Svidler's position became very promising. "Objectively, I'm probably winning, but I don't need to, so why should I?" Svidler commented on his decision to agree to a draw.

10

Boris Gelfand defeated European Champion Alexander Moiseenko 1.5:0.5. "I think my opponent was already tired after the last match with playoffs and didn't show his best play", the Israeli player commented.

11

Cuban Leinier Dominguez didn't manage to prove his bishop was an advantage compared to his opponent's knight in the ending and the second game finished in a draw. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, who won the first game, qualified for the next stage.

12

Chinese player Wei Yi and Russian Daniil Dubov made draws against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Anton Korobov in the second games and progress to tiebreaks at faster time controls against their opponents.

Time controls and rules

The time control for each two-game match is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. If the score is equal there are two rapid chess tiebreak games, played at a rate of 25 minutes for each player with an increment of 10 seconds per move. If the score is still equal then two accelerated games will be played, with a time control of 10 min + 10 sec. If the score is still equal two more games will be played at 5 min + 3 sec. If the winner is still not determined then a final Armageddon game with 5 minutes for White and 4 minutes for Black, with a 3 sec increment after move 60, will be played. In this game Black has draw odds (i.e. he wins if the game is drawn).