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Nisipeanu bounces back

Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu played a neat combination which led to a highly favourable endgame in his game against Vassily Ivanchuk, which he ultimately converted in the only win in today's third round. Carlsen now leads alone with 2/3.

The other two games were fairly steady draws.

Here are the third round results:

White Black Result Moves ECO Opening
Magnus Carlsen  Teimour Radjabov ½-½ 37 D37 Queen's Gambit Declined (Bf4)
Sergey Karjakin  Hikaru Nakamura ½-½  31 B90 Sicilian Najdorf (Be3)
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu Vassily Ivanchuk 1-0 54 C67

Spanish Berlin

The standings are quite tight with Carlsen on 2, Radjabov on 1 and the others on 50%

(1½ points).

Standing  Name (World Ranking) Country Rating Age C C I I K K Na Na Ni Ni R R Score so far
1 Magnus Carlsen (2) NOR 2815 20 * * . ½ . . 1 . . . ½ . 2
2= Vassily Ivanchuk (5) UKR 2776 42 ½ . * * . . . . . 0 1 .
2= Sergey Karjakin (6) RUS 2776 21 . . . . * * ½ . . ½ . ½
2= Hikaru Nakamura (8)  USA 2774 23 0 . . . . ½ * * 1 . . .
2= Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (81)  ROU 2659 34 . . 1 . ½ . . 0 * * . .
6 Teimour Radjabov (13) AZE 2744 24 . ½ 0 . ½ . . . . . * * 1

The previous results were as follows.

The Round 2 results:

Round 1: White Black Result Moves ECO Opening
Magnus Carlsen - Hikaru Nakamura 1-0 38 D31 Semi-Slav Defence
Vassily Ivanchuk - Teimour Radjabov 1-0 35 E73 King's Indian Averbakh
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu - Sergey Karjakin ½-½ 20 E54

Nimzo-Indian Defence

Round 2: White Black Result Moves ECO Opening
Hikaru Nakamura - Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu 1-0 86 C96 Spanish Keres
Vassily Ivanchuk - Magnus Carlsen ½-½ 33 C84 Spanish with d3
Teimour Radjabov - Sergey Karjakin ½-½ 90 D12 Slav Defence

The official site gives more information, plus the possibility of following the games live

http://www.turneulregilor.com/

The games begin at 3.30 pm local time.

The games will be played from the 11th to 15th and from the 17th to 21st of June.


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