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Carlsen catches Ivanchuk!

Carlsen wins 2-0 again for the third day in a row and now has six points, the same as Ivanchuk. These two lead going into tomorrow's rest day.
Gelfand and Grischuk both win with a whitewash and now share third place.

Carlsen's sensational recovery continues from his opening day 0/2 against Ivanchuk.

Tuesday's Blindfold results:

Magnus CarlsenNOR28131-0Jan SmeetsNED2651
Vassily IvanchukUKR27480.5-0.5Levon AronianARM2782
Peter SvidlerRUS27500-1Sergey KarjakinRUS2725
Boris GelfandISR27501-0Vladimir KramnikRUS2790
Ruslan PonomariovUKR27480.5-0.5Vugar GashimovAZE2740
Alexander GrischukRUS27561-0Leinier Dominguez PerezCUB2713

After the fourth round of blindfold games Carlsen, Ivanchuk and Grischuk have 3/4, all demonstrating their strength at this discipline.

Tuesday's rapid games:

Black scored a remarkable 5-1 in this evening's games and Carlsen and Ivanchuk now lead the rapidplay event.

Carlsen's 2-0 today was also repeated by Gelfand over Kramnik(!) and by Grischuk over Dominguez.

Jan SmeetsNED26510-1Magnus CarlsenNOR2813
Levon AronianARM27820-1Vassily IvanchukUKR2748
Sergey KarjakinRUS27250-1Peter SvidlerRUS2750
Vladimir KramnikRUS27900-1Boris GelfandISR2750
Vugar GashimovAZE27401-0Ruslan PonomariovUKR2748
Leinier Dominguez PerezCUB27130-1Alexander GrischukRUS2756

Ivanchuk is the only unbeaten player and Carlsen is alone in not having made at least one draw.

Ponomariov slips to fifth after losing his match against Gashimov, whereas Grischuk and Gelfand move up two places to equal third.

At the bottom Dominguez and Smeets are losing touch with the rest of the field.

RankingSeedNameCountryRatingRapidplay TotalBlindfold TotalOverall Total
1=7Vassily IvanchukUKR2748336
1=1Magnus CarlsenNOR2813336
3=4Alexander GrischukRUS2756235
3=6Boris GelfandISR27502.52.55
59Ruslan PonomariovUKR274822.54.5
62Vladimir KramnikRUS27902.51.54
7=3Levon AronianARM278221.53.5
7=5Peter SvidlerRUS275021.53.5
7=10Sergey KarjakinRUS272512.53.5
7=8Vugar GashimovAZE27401.523.5
1111Leinier Dominguez PerezCUB27131.50.52
1212Jan SmeetsNED265110.51.5

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