Gibraltar Round 3: Short Standing Tall

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Nigel Short crushed Mamedyarov to remain atop the super field in Gibraltar. He allowed no counterplay in applying the Spanish Inquisition.

Hou Yifan continued her perfect run, smashing Almasi. Adams sacrificed a pawn for pressure and prevailed against Fridman. Plenty of fighting chess, with no draws allowed before move 30.

Your humble reporter won again in a game that does not merit viewing, so I am off to a 2-1 start, same as Svidler and Korchnoi!

1 15 GM Short Nigel D 2677 2 1 - 0 2 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2747 2
2 3 GM Adams Michael 2724 2 1 - 0 2 GM Fridman Daniel 2660 16
3 25 GM Hou Yifan 2605 2 1 - 0 2 GM Almasi Zoltan 2717 4
4 5 GM Le Quang Liem 2714 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Parligras Mircea-Emilian 2650 18
5 27 GM Howell David W L 2603 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Polgar Judit 2710 6
6 29 GM Koneru Humpy 2589 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Laznicka Viktor 2704 8
7 31 GM Kulaots Kaido 2581 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM Movsesian Sergei 2700 10
8 11 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2700 2 ½ - ½ 2 GM David Alberto 2598 28
9 13 GM Sargissian Gabriel 2683 2 0 - 1 2 GM Brunello Sabino 2581 30
10 33 GM Felgaer Ruben 2571 2 1 - 0 2 GM Bologan Viktor 2680 14
11 1 GM Svidler Peter 2749 ½ - ½ 2 IM Muzychuk Anna 2580 32
12 7 GM Shirov Alexei 2710 1 - 0 IM Muzychuk Mariya 2483 57

 

Nigel Short is among the leaders in Gibraltar after 3 rounds (photo: Ray Morris-Hill)

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(The top standings after 3 rounds are below - ED)


Name Nat Elo Pts
1 Short Nigel D  ENG 2677 3.0
2 Adams Michael  ENG 2724 3.0
3 Hou Yifan  CHN 2605 3.0
4 Brunello Sabino  ITA 2581 3.0
5 Felgaer Ruben  BRA 2571 3.0
6 Parligras Mircea-Emilian  ROU 2650 2.5
7 Le Quang Liem  VIE 2714 2.5
8 Polgar Judit  HUN 2710 2.5
9 Laznicka Viktor  CZE 2704 2.5
10 Sasikiran Krishnan  IND 2700 2.5
11 Movsesian Sergei  ARM 2700 2.5
12 Howell David W L  ENG 2603 2.5
13 David Alberto  LUX 2598 2.5
14 Koneru Humpy  IND 2589 2.5
15 Kulaots Kaido  EST 2581 2.5
16 Gustafsson Jan  GER 2643 2.5
17 Shirov Alexei  LAT 2710 2.5
18 Muzychuk Anna  SLO 2580 2.5
19 Jussupow Artur  GER 2569 2.5
20 Zatonskih Anna  USA 2506 2.5
21 Fier Alexandr  BRA 2603 2.5
22 Osuna Vega Enrique  ESP 2122 2.5
23 Gopal G N  IND 2566 2.5
24 Rapport Richard  HUN 2543 2.5
25 Dzagnidze Nana  GEO 2535 2.5
26 Huschenbeth Niclas  GER 2518 2.5
27 Allor Chukwuka  NGR 2145 2.5
28 Sos Andreu Eric  ESP 2113 2.5
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