Round 3 tiebreaks: Grischuk and Giri out

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An extremely exciting playoff round saw Alexander Grischuk and Anish Giri surprisingly knocked out by Le Quang Liem and Julio Granda Zuniga. We are now down to the last 16 players!

By Anastasia Karlovich

Alexander Grischuk lost the first rapid game against Le Quang Liem. He tried hard to level the score but was unable to repeat his success from the day before. Anish Giri was knocked out by Julio Granda Zuniga with a 1.5:0.5 scoreline. Fabiano Caruano was very lucky to win the first game as Malakhov missed a mate. He then also managed to defeat his opponent in the second rapid game.

Ratings favorites Vladimir Kramnik, Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Morozevich, Vassily Ivanchuk and Dmitry Andreikin all qualified for the next stage. The youngest participants Wei Yi and Daniil Dubov were eliminated by Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Anton Korobov respectively.

Round 3 Results

       

FIDE

FIDE

25'+10"

25'+10"

10'+10"

10'+10"

5'+3"

5'+3"

5'-4'

Total

 
 

Round 3

FED

RTG

G1

G2

G1

G2

G1

G2

G1

G2

SD

Score

Qualifier

1-32

Round 3, Match 1

                         

1

Aronian, Levon

ARM

2813

0

½

             

½

 

32

Tomashevsky, Evgeny

RUS

2706

1

½

             

Tomashevsky

31-2

Round 3, Match 2

                         

31

Malakhov, Vladimir

RUS

2707

½

½

0

0

         

1

 

2

Caruana, Fabiano

ITA

2796

½

½

1

1

         

3

Caruana

3-30

Round 3, Match 3

                         

3

Kramnik, Vladimir

RUS

2784

½

½

1

1

         

3

Kramnik

30

Areshchenko, Alexander

UKR

2709

½

½

0

0

         

1

 

29-4

Round 3, Match 4

                         

29

Le, Quang Liem

VIE

2702

1

0

1

½

         

Le

4

Grischuk, Alexander

RUS

2785

0

1

0

½

         

 

5-28

Round 3, Match 5

                         

5

Karjakin, Sergey

RUS

2772

½

½

½

½

0

1

½

1

 

Karjakin

28

Eljanov, Pavel

UKR

2702

½

½

½

½

1

0

½

0

 

 

27-6

Round 3, Match 6

                         

27

Adhiban, B.

IND

2567

0

0

             

0

 

6

Nakamura, Hikaru

USA

2772

1

1

             

2

Nakamura

7-26

Round 3, Match 7

                         

7

Gelfand, Boris

ISR

2764

1

½

             

Gelfand

26

Moiseenko, Alexander

UKR

2699

0

½

             

½

 

25-8

Round 3, Match 8

                         

25

Hammer, Jon Ludvig

NOR

2605

0

½

             

½

 

8

Kamsky, Gata

USA

2741

1

½

             

Kamsky

9-24

Round 3, Match 9

                         

9

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar

AZE

2775

½

½

1

½

         

Mamedyarov

24

Wei, Yi

CHN

2551

½

½

0

½

         

 

23-10

Round 3, Match 10

                         

23

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

FRA

2719

1

½

             

Vachier-Lagrave

10

Dominguez Perez, Leinier

CUB

2757

0

½

             

½

 

11-22

Round 3, Match 11

                         

11

Dubov, Daniil

RUS

2624

½

½

0

½

         

 

22

Korobov, Anton

UKR

2720

½

½

1

½

         

Korobov

21-12

Round 3, Match 12

                         

21

Andreikin, Dmitry

RUS

2716

½

½

0

1

1

1

     

4

Andreikin

12

Dreev, Aleksey

RUS

2668

½

½

1

0

0

0

     

2

 

13-20

Round 3, Match 13

                         

13

Svidler, Peter

RUS

2746

1

½

             

Svidler

20

Radjabov, Teimour

AZE

2733

0

½

             

½

 

19-14

Round 3, Match 14

                         

19

Ivanchuk, Vassily

UKR

2731

½

½

1

1

         

3

Ivanchuk

14

Kryvoruchko, Yuriy

UKR

2678

½

½

0

0

         

1

 

15-18

Round 3, Match 15

                         

15

Granda Zuniga, Julio E

PER

2664

0

1

1

½

         

Granda

18

Giri, Anish

NED

2737

1

0

0

½

         

 

17-16

Round 3, Match 16

                         

17

Vitiugov, Nikita

RUS

2719

½

½

½

½

½

½

½

0

 

 

16

Morozevich, Alexander

RUS

2739

½

½

½

½

½

½

½

1

 

Morozevich

01

"I was very lucky today", Fabiano Caruano said while commenting on his first game against Vladimir Malakhov. The Russian had an absolutely winning position and could have chosen many different ways to defeat his opponent. After Black's 61st move the evaluation fell to equal and a few moves later it was already winning for Fabiano. After such an upset it wasn't easy for Vladimir Malakhov to calm down and Fabiano didn't have any problems in the second game.

02

Fabiano Caruana with his second Vladimir Chuchelov after the first rapid game. In the fourth round the Italian player will face the hero of the day, Julio Granda Zuniga...

03

The 46-year-old Peruvian player (2664) confidently knocked out 19-year-old 2700+ Anish Giri. Granda Zuniga has played very impressively in the FIDE World Cup so far. He managed not only to level the score in classical chess, but also proved to have the stronger nerves when playing at the faster time control. A very painful loss for the Dutchman Anish Giri.

04

The hero of the previous day, Alexander Grischuk, got a worse position after the opening and lost the first rapid game against Le Quang Liem. It was the same situation as in the classical games as Grischuk had to fight for victory in the second game in order to get another chance. Unfortunately he couldn't repeat the scenario as Le Quang Liem defended very well and didn't give any real chances to the finalist of the previous World Cup.

05

The Vietnamese World Blitz Champion Le Quang Liem with his parents.

06

14-year-old prodigy Wei Yi (2551) was eliminated by World Rapid Champion Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2775). The Chinese player missed good chances in the first rapid game despite calmly managing to defend after Shakhriyar's sacrifice. He didn't play precisely at one point and the Azeri converted the position into a better ending.

Wei Yi posted a great result at the FIDE World Cup. Strong players such as Ian Nepomniachtchi and Alexei Shirov became his victims in the previous matches.

07

After the epic battle between Daniil Dubov and Ruslan Ponomariov, which finished in favor of the Russian, Anton Korobov was sure there wasn't enough time to relax. He didn't let his opponent proceed any further and stopped him in the rapid games.

08

Vassily Ivanchuk outplayed his compatriot Yuriy Kryvoruchko in the first game but gave him chances in the second. Yuriy missed a nice blow with Be4 on the 25th and 26th moves and was unable to level the score. "I was very lucky in the second game," said Ivanchuk while speaking to Susan Polgar and Lawrence Trent in the commentary room.

09

Vladimir Kramnik eliminated Alexander Areshchenko 2:0. He will face another Ukrainian, Vassily Ivanchuk, in the next round.

10

Three matches, Karjakin-Eljanov, Andreikin-Dreev and Morozevich-Vitiugov, were drawn and the players continued their battles at the 10 min + 10 sec time control. Dmitry Andreikin defeated Alexei Dreev in the first game, but Dreev came close to levelling the score in the second. Despite being a rook up he failed to find an accurate way to defend against his opponent's threats.

11

Sergey Karjakin and Pavel Eljanov were still level after 25-minute rapid and the Ukrainian player managed to draw the first blood in the match at the 10 min + 10 sec time control.

12

Sergey Karjakin and his second Alexander Motylev looked upset after the first game and tried to find the right strategy for the second. Sergey managed to gather all his strength and crushed Eljanov. After drawing the first game in blitz Sergey managed to defeat his opponent and qualify for the next stage.

Round 4 Pairings

       

FIDE

FIDE

25'+10"

25'+10"

10'+10"

10'+10"

5'+3"

5'+3"

5'-4'

Total

 
 

Round 4

FED

RTG

G1

G2

G1

G2

G1

G2

G1

G2

SD

Score

Qualifiers

16-1

Round 4, Match 1

                         

16

Morozevich, Alexander

RUS

2739

                     

1

Tomashevsky, Evgeny

RUS

2706

                     

2-15

Round 4, Match 2

                         

2

Caruana, Fabiano

ITA

2796

                     

15

Granda Zuniga, Julio E

PER

2664

                     

14-3

Round 4, Match 3

                         

14

Ivanchuk, Vassily

UKR

2731

                     

3

Kramnik, Vladimir

RUS

2784

                     

4-13

Round 4, Match 4

                         

4

Le, Quang Liem

VIE

2702

                     

13

Svidler, Peter

RUS

2746

                     

12-5

Round 4, Match 5

                         

12

Andreikin, Dmitry

RUS

2716

                     

5

Karjakin, Sergey

RUS

2772

                     

6-11

Round 4, Match 6

                         

6

Nakamura, Hikaru

USA

2772

                     

11

Korobov, Anton

UKR

2720

                     

10-7

Round 4, Match 7

                         

10

Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

FRA

2719

                     

7

Gelfand, Boris

ISR

2764

                     

8-9

Round 4, Match 8

                         

8

Kamsky, Gata

USA

2741

                     

9

Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar

AZE

2775

                     

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).