Karjakin Beats Kramnik In Russian Champs

Karjakin Beats Kramnik In Russian Champs

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Vladimir Kramnik's poor start to the Russian Superfinal continued in the third round with a loss to Sergey Karjakin.

Despite recovering from a loss to Peter Svidler in the opening round by winning in round two, Kramnik faltered again when facing the official #1 ranked Russian player (though Kramnik has regained that honour on the live rating list!).

All other games in the third round were drawn.

The standings after three rounds in Moscow:

 Karjakin, Sergey  2788 2
 Morozevich, Alexander  2694 2
 Svidler, Peter  2739 2
 Galkin, Alexander  2598
 Nepomniachtchi, Ian  2711
 Grischuk, Alexander  2746 1
 Timofeev, Artyom  2665 1
 Kramnik, Vladimir  2781 1


Sergey Karjakin breached Kramnik's Berlin Wall









Games begin at 15:00 local time (11:00 UTC). The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30 second increment from the start.

The official website (in Russian) is here. Live game relay at this link. Live video coverage here.


Pictures from the official coverage, via screenshots from ChessMarkstheSpot's live blog.

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