Sixteen matches of the third round of the World Chess Cup 2013 have started today.
Evgeny Tomashevsky stunned the top-seeded Levon Aronian and won a nice game with black pieces. Tomashevsky launched a promising attack in the Dutch Stonewall middlegame and later emerged with an extra pawn in the R+B ending. He duly converted the advantage to take the lead in the match.
Also victorious with the black pieces were Gata Kamsky, after his opponent Jon Ludvig Hammer sacrificed too much, Anish Giri when Julio Granda Zuniga mixed the move-order in better position, and Hikaru Nakamura who outplayed B Adhiban.
The defending World Cup champion Peter Svidler scored a huge win against the King’s Indian specialist Teimour Radjabov.
Vietnam’s star Le Quang Liem didn’t get much from the white side of Botvinnik system in Gruenfeld defence, but later his opponent Alexander Grischuk badly misjudged the pawn endgame and lost.
Boris Gelfand made short work of the European champion Alexander Moiseenko, while Maxime Vachier-Lagrave took the lead against Leinier Dominguez Perez.
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Round 3 game 1 results:
Adhiban B. – Nakamura Hikaru 0-1
Andreikin Dmitry – Dreev Aleksey ½-½
Aronian Levon – Tomashevsky Evgeny 0-1
Dubov Daniil – Korobov Anton ½-½
Gelfand Boris – Moiseenko Alexander 1-0
Granda Zuniga Julio E – Giri Anish 0-1
Hammer Jon Ludvig – Kamsky Gata 0-1
Ivanchuk Vassily – Kryvoruchko Yuriy ½-½
Karjakin Sergey – Eljanov Pavel ½-½
Kramnik Vladimir – Areshchenko Alexander ½-½
Le Quang Liem – Grischuk Alexander 1-0
Malakhov Vladimir – Caruana Fabiano ½-½
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar – Wei Yi ½-½
Svidler Peter – Radjabov Teimour 1-0
Vachier-Lagrave Maxime – Dominguez Perez Leinier 1-0
Vitiugov Nikita – Morozevich Alexander ½-½
Report by Goran Urosevic