After three played rounds at the Tata Steel Challengers 2023, six players co-lead in the event scoring 2 points, each: Velimir Ivic, Mustafa Yilmaz, Javokhir Sindarov, Alexander Donchenko, Amin Tabatabaei and Max Warmerdam.. The third round was played today, with four games finishing in a draw and three games concluded with decisive results.
Velimir Ivic was convincing with Black against Abhimanyu Mishra. The 14-year-old American made a crucial mistake with 33.Qe3 and Velimir didn’t let go. He brought the game to the end with almost perfect technique and scored his first win in the tournament.
Mustafa Yilmaz scored against Erwin L’Ami. The Turkish grandmaster had a clear advantage in the early middlegame, quickly upgrading it to a decisive advantage. L’Ami eventually resigned in the 38th move.
Javokhir Sindarov outplayed Vaishali R in the two rooks endgame. The material was equal, but Sindarov’s rooks were too active and Vaishali couldn’t defend.
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Round 3 results:
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