Ivanchuk Leads At Amber

Ivanchuk Leads At Amber

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Vassily Ivanchuk (pictured) beat his former compatriot Sergey Karjakin 1.5-0.5 to take the sole lead in the overall standings at Amber.

Meanwhile, Magnus Carlsen continued his recovery by recording another 2-0 victory, this time against Peter Svidler.

Carlsen's victim in the last round, Lev Aronian, also recovered to beat underdog Jan Smeets by the same score.

Vladimir Kramnik was the only other winner in round three, beating Vugar Gashimov in their rapid game for a 1.5-0.5 victory.

The full results in round three:

Blind   Grischuk-Gelfand   ½-½

Dominguez-Ponomariov  ½-½

Gashimov-Kramnik  ½-½
Blind  Svidler-Carlsen  0-1

Karjakin-Ivanchuk  0-1

Smeets-Aronian  0-1
Rapid  Gelfand-Grischuk  ½-½

Ponomariov-Dominguez  ½-½

Kramnik-Gashimov  1-0
Rapid  Carlsen-Svidler  1-0

Ivanchuk-Karjakin  ½-½

Aronian-Smeets  1-0


Karjakin and Ivanchuk deep in concentration during their blindfold game (pic from the official site).


The overall standings after three rounds:

Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR   
Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  4
Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR  4
Kramnik, Vladimir  RUS  4
Grischuk, Alexander  RUS  3
Gelfand, Boris  ISR  3
Aronian, Levon  ARM  3
Svidler, Peter  RUS   
Karjakin, Sergey  UKR   
Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB  2
Gashimov, Vugar  AZE  2
Smeets, Jan  NED   







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