5 big surprises in Rekjavik Round 3
I have found 5 big surprises in Round 3 of the Rekjavik Open
Is a big surprise that Sargissian has drawn with a 2400.
Another huge shock. Marc Esserman has a big draw to Richard Rapport
Unfortunately, I didn't have time to analyze these 2 games. But I did put some effort into these last 3
3. Hrant Melkumyan almost draws with a 2400
2. Mamedyarov & Andrekin take 1/2 point bye?
Another huge confusion. Why did the top 2 seeds in the Rekjavik open take the half a point bye? Are they not taking the tournament seriously?
1. A very unorthodox opening played by Alexander Shabalov
I'm sure Round 4 will show some more fire! Alexander Shabalov is up against Ivan Cheparinov on board 1 so I look forward to that!