Despite the slightly eccentric play in the opening, Grischuk actually picked up the initiative some time in the late middlegame. But then he underestimated the counter-sacrifice which gave Morozevich excellent play.
Black King was perfectly safe, even with the enemy g6-pawn and h7-Rook, while his White counterpart came under the barrage fire of the Black pieces. Grischuk was forced to give up on move 60.
Levon Aronian played a risky opening against the tail-ender Luke McShane and came under the strong attack. The Englishman, obviously not losing the spirit after the poor tournament start, neatly converted the advantage into the full point.
Round 3 results:
Carlsen – Caruana draw
Grischuk – Morozevich 0-1
Radjabov – Kramnik draw
Aronian – McShane 0-1
Nakamura – Tomashevsky draw
Round 3 standings:
1-2. Morozevich, Radjabov – 2,5; 3. Kramnik – 2; 4-5. Aronian, Carlsen – 1,5; 6-10. Grischuk, Caruanа, McShane, Nakamura, Tomashevsky – 1.
Round 4 pairings (June 12th): Morozevich – Radjabov, Carlsen – Grischuk, Kramnik – Aronian, McShane – Nakamura and Caruana – Tomashevsky. Monday is the rest day.
Photos by Eteri Kublashvili