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FIDE World Cup Khanty Mansiysk 2011 (3 Pairs)

Grischuk-Morozevich and Karjakin-Polgar are headline Round 3 Pairings

Alexander Morozevich plays Alexander Grischuk in the most exciting Round 3 pairing. Photo ©

Alexander Morozevich plays Alexander Grischuk in the most exciting Round 3 pairing. Photo © | http://chess.ugrasport.com

A resurgent Alexander Morozevich plays Alexander Grischuk in the headline pairing of round 3. The fall in Morozevich's rating, one that he has started to reverse causes this early meeting. Sergey Karjakin too is the victim of a stars fall in rating and rise again too late when he meets Judit Polgar who really seems to be getting back to her best. Gata Kamsky against Ian Nepomniachtchi, Vassily Ivanchuk against Emil Sutuovsky (who has a 6-6 record, 6 losses and 6 draws) and Teimour Rajdabov against Etienne Bacrot (who will have to play far better than in round 2) are further eye catching fixtures in a round with many interesting pairings. See the full listing below.

FIDE World Cup 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk RUS Sun 28th Aug 2011 - Tue 20th Sep 2011
Round 3 Pairings
RkNamevsRkName
1 Sergey Karjakinvs33 Judit Polgar
16 Leinier Dominguezvs81 Igor Lysyj
8 Gata Kamskyvs25 Ian Nepomniachtchi
9 Peter Svidlervs24 Fabiano Caruana
4 Ruslan Ponomariovvs29 Zahar Efimenko
52 Lazaro Bruzonvs20 Le Quang Liem
5 Vugar Gashimovvs28 Evgeny Tomashevsky
76 Mircea Parligrasvs44 Peter Heine Nielsen
2 Vassily Ivanchukvs31 Emil Sutovsky
50 Bu Xiangzhivs82 Abhijeet Gupta
7 Teimour Radjabovvs26 Etienne Bacrot
10 Dmitry Jakovenkovs23 Baadur Jobava
3 Shakhriyar Mamedyarovvs94 Yaroslav Zherebukh
14 David Navaravs19 Alexander Moiseenko
6 Alexander Grischukvs38 Alexander Morozevich
11 Nikita Vitiugovvs43 Vladimir Potkin

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