Cheparinov Takes Sole Lead In Sochi

Cheparinov Takes Sole Lead In Sochi

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Aug 3, 2008, 12:10 AM |
2 | Chess Event Coverage

Kamsky Falters To Hand Cheparinov The Lead

We've all done it.  You're winning nicely against an opponent and then you blow it all away.  Cheparinov (pictured) was the recipient of this good fortune in the 3rd round of the Grand Prix in Sochi, but he must be commended for hanging on gamely in a lost position and creating the complications which snared Kamsky.

The only other winner in a hard fought round was Vassily Ivanchuk who won a pawn on move 26 against Lev Aronian and closed out the game in impressive style.

The results in round 3:

Cheparinov, Ivan - Kamsky, Gata 1-0 41 D86 Gruenfeld Simagin
Radjabov, Teimour - Gashimov, Vugar ½-½ 24 C42 Petroff's Defence
Grischuk, Alexander - Jakovenko, Dmitry ½-½ 87 E06 Catalan
Gelfand, Boris - Svidler, Peter ½-½ 53 A15 English counter King's Fianchetto
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Aronian, Levon 1-0 44 D11 Slav Defence
Wang Yue - Al-Modiahki, Mohamad ½-½ 43 D11 Slav Defence
Navara, David - Karjakin, Sergey ½-½ 44 A29 English Four Knights

 

The standings after round 3:

1  Cheparinov, Ivan    BUL   2687  2½  
2  Radjabov, Teimour   AZE  2744  2
3  Grischuk, Alexander   RUS  2728  2
4  Gashimov, Vugar   AZE  2717  1½ 
5  Jakovenko, Dmitry   RUS  2709  1½ 
6  Gelfand, Boris
 ISR  2720  1½ 
7
 Ivanchuk, Vassily   UKR  2781  1½ 
8  Kamsky, Gata   USA  2723  1½ 
9  Aronian, Levon   ARM  2737  1½ 
10  Wang Yue   CHN  2704  1½ 
11  Al-Modiahki, Mohamad   QAT  2556  1
12  Svidler, Peter   RUS  2738  1
13  Karjakin, Sergey   UKR  2727  1
14  Navara, David   CZE  2646  1

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