Norway Chess 2013 Round 3
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Sergey Karjakin still has a perfect score at the Norway Chess 2013 tournament after scoring another victory in round 3.
Karjakin convincingly defeated Wang Hao to lead by a full point on 3/3 going into the first rest day on Saturday.
World champion Vishy Anand had an excellent game against his former challenger Veselin Topalov. The Bulgarian may be regretting his decision to play the Najdorf Sicilian, and Anand was delighted to score a memorable win.
Meanwhile home favourite Magnus Carlsen had a ding-dong struggle with Hikaru Nakamura. A very sharp encounter in the rare Vienna Game contained chances for both players, but a drawn result leaves the world #1 is still searching for his first victory of the competition.
Teimour Radjabov's poor form has plagued him for some time, but he made up ground with a win against tournament underdog Jon Ludvig Hammer.
The standings after 3 rounds
|10||Hammer, Jon Ludvig||NOR||2608||0|
The pairings in round four
|CARLSEN Magnus||v||SVIDLER Peter|
|TOPALOV Veselin||v||HAMMER Jon Ludvig|
|ANAND Viswanathan||v||NAKAMURA Hikaru|
|ARONIAN Levon||v||KARJAKIN Sergey|
|WANG Hao||v||RADJABOV Teimour|
The time control is 100 mins for 40 moves, then 50 mins for 20 moves, and then 15 mins to a finish with a 30 second increment from the start. The "Sofia" anti-draw rules apply.
Tournament Schedule (Times = UTC + 2)