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Thirteen lead after three rounds in Rijeka

Vallejo Pons, Jobava and Naiditsch are amongst the lucky thirteen on 3/3.
It's International Women's day today and the Kosintseva sisters were both amongst the leading pack before today's game.
Tatiana won her third game but sister Nadezhda drew. Arakhamia, Socko and Chelushkina make up the four on 100%.

Only one of the 2700+ players has 3/3, Francisco Vallejo Pons, who is finding the going a little easier than in his previous tournament!

1GMNavara DavidCZE27080-1GMPelletier YannickSUI2611
2GMSaric IvanCRO26070-1GMVallejo Pons FranciscoESP2708
3GMPotkin VladimirRUS26060.5-0.5GMAdams MichaelENG2704
4GMJobava BaadurGEO26951-0GMKotronias VasiliosGRE2593
5GMSafarli EltajAZE26060-1GMNaiditsch ArkadijGER2691
6GMAleksandrov AleksejBLR26010.5-0.5GMCaruana FabianoITA2680
7GMLupulescu ConstantinROU25980.5-0.5GMKurnosov IgorRUS2674
8GMAreshchenko AlexanderUKR26700.5-0.5GMStocek JiriCZE2591
9GMErdos ViktorHUN25930.5-0.5GMMoiseenko AlexanderUKR2668
10GMInarkiev ErnestoRUS26671-0GMBosiocic MarinCRO2577

There were 52 players on a perfect score but after the third round this number was down to 13.

In the Women's event Stefanova had dropped a half-point (in round 1 against Meri Arabidze 2292 from Georgia) but second to fourth seeds remained on 100%. The Kosintseva sisters both had the White pieces but while Tatiana won, second seed Nadezhda only drew. These weren't the only sisters on the leading boards, as Anna and Mariya Muzychuk were up there too, but both drew with Black today.

1IMKosintseva NadezhdaRUS25540.5-0.5IMMoser EvaAUT2437
2WGMZawadzka JolantaPOL24040.5-0.5IMMuzychuk AnnaSLO2533
3GMKosintseva TatianaRUS25241-0IMFoisor Cristina-AdelaROU2433
4WGMKovanova BairaRUS23850-1GMSocko MonikaPOL2465
5WGMBodnaruk AnastasiaRUS23840.5-0.5IMSkripchenko AlmiraFRA2456
6GMArakhamia-Grant KetevanSCO24471-0IMRomanko MarinaRUS2409
7IMSedina ElenaITA23340.5-0.5IMMuzychuk MariyaUKR2444
8IMKovalevskaya EkaterinaRUS24380-1WGMChelushkina IrinaSRB2319
9GMStefanova AntoanetaBUL25551-0WIMSchneider VeronikaHUN2314

So the four players on 3/3 are Tatiana Kosintseva, Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant, Monika Socko and Irina Chelushkina with one game remaining.

Only a draw for Nadezhda Kosintseva but her sister won.
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