Dortmund Round 3

Dortmund Round 3

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The much anticipated clash between Magnus Carlsen and Vladimir Kramnik failed to deliver any excitement in round 3 at Dortmund, being drawn in a mere 19 moves.

Kramnik seemed to surprise Carlsen in the opening and he quickly resorted to a repetition of moves.

Unfortunately, the other games were also damp squibs as Bacrot v Jakovenko and Naiditsch v Leko were also drawn in 22 and 29 moves respectively.

So far Dortmund hasn't provided much excitement for chess fans.  Let's hope that changes soon.

The standings after round 3:

Carlsen, Magnus   NOR   2772 2
Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS  2759  
Leko, Peter  HUN  2756  
Bacrot, Etienne  FRA  2721  
Jakovenko, Dmitry  RUS  2760  
Naiditsch, Arkadij  GER  2697 1

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