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8th Tal Memorial 2013 (3)

Anand, Caruana and Nakamura win in Tal Memorial Round 3

Carlsen discussed the Rook ending with Caruana. Might be worth reviewing as instructional. Photo ©

Carlsen discussed the Rook ending with Caruana. Might be worth reviewing as instructional. Photo © | http://online.russiachess.org

Fabiano Caruana defeated Magnus Carlsen in a strange game game where Carlsen dropped a pawn as white just out of the opening. He then got a technically drawn ending but most likely saw more problems than there were and miscalculated and lost. Caruana goes to World Number 3 on the live ratings. The lines given in the press conference now in the PGN file. Fascinating stuff.

Alexander Morozevich was doing fine at first time control against World Champion Viswanathan Anand but 41..Qe5 and 42...e3? were just too ambitious and Anand took the material offered and won.

Hikaru Nakamura managed to play 5.Bd2 in the Gruenfeld for the first time even though he had wanted to before. Sergey Karjakin went wrong rather quickly (most likely 15...Ne5 isn't the correct square for the knight) and Nakamura got a huge advantage. Nakamura didn't find the best method (26.Qb2 or 27.Qb2) and Karjakin almost got to a drawn position but blunders in time pressure getting to move 40 ended his chances.

Vladimir Kramnik got off the mark when he got a draw by repetition in a theoretical Nimzo-Indian against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.

Boris Gelfand didn't see anything better than to repeat on move 23 with the white pieces against Dmitry Andreikin in a game that started. 1. d4 e6 2. c4 Bb4+ 3. Nd2

Round 3 Standings: 1-4. B. Gelfand, S. Mamedyarov, H. Nakamura, F. Caruana - 2, 5-7. D. Andreikin, V. Anand - 1,5, 8-9. S. Karjakin, A. Morozevich - 1, 10. V. Kramnik - 0,5

Pairings for the 4th round Mon 17th Jun 2013 (rest day Sun): Morozevich-Kramnik, Karjakin-Mamedyarov Caruana-Nakamura, Andreikin-Carlsen, Anand-Gelfand

8th Tal Mem Moscow (RUS), 13-24 vi 2013 cat. XXII (2777)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2755 * 1 . . ½ . . ½ . . 2 2881
2. Caruana, Fabiano g ITA 2774 0 * . . . 1 1 . . . 2 2926
3. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2753 . . * 1 . . . . ½ ½ 2 2907
4. Nakamura, Hikaru g USA 2784 . . 0 * . . . 1 . 1 2 2904
5. Andreikin, Dmitry g RUS 2713 ½ . . . * ½ . . ½ . 2767
6. Anand, Viswanathan g IND 2786 . 0 . . ½ * . . 1 . 2749
7. Carlsen, Magnus g NOR 2864 . 0 . . . . * ½ . 1 2786
8. Karjakin, Sergey g RUS 2782 ½ . . 0 . . ½ * . . 1 2676
9. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2760 . . ½ . ½ 0 . . * . 1 2625
10. Kramnik, Vladimir g RUS 2803 . . ½ 0 . . 0 . . * ½ 2527
Round 3 (June 15, 2013)
Gelfand, Boris - Andreikin, Dmitry ½-½ 23 A40 Unusual Replies to 1.d4
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar - Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ 26 E32 Nimzo Indian 4.Qc2
Nakamura, Hikaru - Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 52 D85 Gruenfeld Defence
Anand, Viswanathan - Morozevich, Alexander 1-0 60 C92 Ruy Lopez Chigorin
Carlsen, Magnus - Caruana, Fabiano 0-1 62 A07 Barcza System

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