Giri Stuns Carlsen In Tata Steel

Giri Stuns Carlsen In Tata Steel

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The third round at the Tata Steel tournament provided the biggest upset so far in the A Group when 16-year old Anish Giri defeated Magnus Carlsen with the black pieces in just 22 moves!

Giri's reaction after the game was "Carlsen will probably not lose like this again in the next ten years", while Carlsen tweeted, "Always nice to confirm that I'm still capable of blundering a piece in one move!"

You can play through the debacle for the world's #1 player below.

Carlsen has a VERY bad day at the office



All smiles for Giri after the game



Another decisive game went in favour of Ponomariov who beat Smeets with the black pieces.




And last to finish in the A Group, but very much not least, Nakamura took the sole lead (!) with a win against Shirov.

Nakamura and Shirov smile for the cameras...



In the B Group Luke McShane continued his excellent start, winning his third game in a row to cement his lead and keep the only perfect score in all the groups.

Group C had the most decisive games once again, and it was a round of "girl power" with Lahno and Sachdev both earning a full point.

Sachdev and Swiercz wait for the start of their game (all pics from the official Facebook page)




The full results from round three and the current standings in all groups are below.

Group A

Nakamura, Hikaru 1-0 Shirov, Alexei
Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ Grischuk, Alexander
L'Ami, Erwin ½-½ Anand, Viswanathan
Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ Wang, Hao
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½ Aronian, Levon
Smeets, Jan 0-1 Ponomariov, Ruslan
Carlsen, Magnus 0-1 Giri, Anish
Group B

McShane, Luke J 1-0 Tkachiev, Vladislav
Sargissian, Gabriel ½-½ Navara, David
Efimenko, Zahar ½-½ Ganguly, Surya Shekhar
Nijboer, Friso ½-½ Fressinet, Laurent
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw 1-0 Li, Chao
Le, Quang Liem 0-1 Spoelman, Wouter
Hammer, Jon Ludvig ½-½ So, Wesley
Group C

Lahno, Kateryna 1-0 Pruijssers, Roeland
Vocaturo, Daniele 1-0 Kazhgaleyev, Murtas
Nyzhnyk, Illya ½-½ Bluvshtein, Mark
Siebrecht, Sebastian ½-½ Bok, Benjamin
Ivanisevic, Ivan ½-½ Van Der Werf, Mark
Van Kampen, Robin 1-0 De Jong, Jan-Willem
Swiercz, Dariusz 0-1 Tania, Sachdev


Group A

Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2751
Anand, Viswanathan IND 2810 2
Giri, Anish NED 2686 2
Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2733 2
L'Ami, Erwin NED 2628
Aronian, Levon ARM 2805
Kramnik, Vladimir RUS 2784
Ponomariov, Ruslan UKR 2744
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2715
Smeets, Jan NED 2662
Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2773 1
Wang, Hao CHN 2731 1
Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2814 1
Shirov, Alexei ESP 2722 ½
Group B

McShane, Luke J ENG 2664 3
Sargissian, Gabriel ARM 2667 2
Navara, David CZE 2708 2
Efimenko, Zahar UKR 2701 2
Fressinet, Laurent FRA 2707
So, Wesley PHI 2673
Spoelman, Wouter NED 2547
Ganguly, Surya Shekhar IND 2651
Nijboer, Friso NED 2584
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2726
Le, Quang Liem VIE 2664 1
Tkachiev, Vladislav FRA 2636 1
Li, Chao
CHN 2649 ½
Hammer, Jon Ludvig NOR 2647 ½
Group C

Lahno, Kateryna UKR 2518
Vocaturo, Daniele ITA 2570
Bluvshtein, Mark CAN 2590 2
Nyzhnyk, Illya UKR 2530 2
Siebrecht, Sebastian GER 2439 2
Tania, Sachdev IND 2391 2
Bok, Benjamin NED 2453
Pruijssers, Roeland NED 2484 1
Van Der Werf, Mark NED 2439 1
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas KAZ 2637 1
Ivanisevic, Ivan SRB 2630 1
Van Kampen, Robin NED 2443 1
Swiercz, Dariusz POL 2540 1
De Jong, Jan-Willem NED 2437 ½
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