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40th Chess Olympiad Istanbul 2012 (3)

40th Chess Olympiad Istanbul Round 3 2012

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The 40th Chess Olympiad Istanbul Round 3 started at 1pm local time on Thursday 30th August. Live Video - Pairings - Live Games Official.

Some key games Vachier beat Topalov which won France the match against Bulgaria, Aronian beat Vallejo in the only decisive game of the Armenian win over Spain, Kramnik drew with Shirov in Russia's narrow win against Latvia and Ivanchuk drew with Gelfand in Ukraine's narrow win against Israel which turned completely turned around late on after Ponomariov came back to win from a lost position.

Leading results: Round 3 Men: SVK 2-2 BIH, VEN ½-3½ USA, FAI ½-3½ AZE, FRA 2½-1½ BUL, ENG 3-1 CUB, UKR 2½-1½ ISR, ARM 2½-1½ ESP, SLO 1-3 IND, IRI 0-4 GER, ROU 1-3 CHN, KAZ 0-4 PHI, ARG 2-2 CAN, RUS 2½-1½ LAT, HUN 3-1 SUI, MEX 2-2 MNE, POL 3-1 CHI

Leading Round 4 Pairings Men for Friday: USA vs IND, RUS vs CHN, AZE vs GER, FRA vs ENG, PHI vs ARM, UKR vs POL, SVK vs HUN, CZE vs NOR, CAN vs MGL, ARG vs MEX.

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