Nisipeanu Hits Back in Medias

Nisipeanu Hits Back in Medias

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Local favourite Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (pictured) recovered from his disappointing loss in round two to beat Vassily Ivanchuk in round three of the Bazna Kings tournament.

Elsewhere, Teimour Radjabov had more luck with the QGD than Nakamura in the first round, comfortably holding Magnus Carlsen to a draw.

Nakamura used the Sicilian Najdorf against Sergey Karjakin, and although there were no fireworks, he drew the game without too much trouble.  At the moment, his mind seems to be more on hockey than chess!

The standings after three rounds:

 Carlsen, Magnus  NOR  2815 2
 Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR  2776 1½ 
 Karjakin, Sergey  RUS  2776 1½ 
 Nakamura, Hikaru  USA  2774 1½ 
 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter  ROU  2659 1½ 
 Radjabov, Teimour  AZE  2744 1





Round 4 tomorrow features Nisipeanu v Radjabov, Karjakin v Carlsen, and Nakamura v Ivanchuk.

Games start at 15:30 local time (12:30 UTC) except the last round which is 2 hours earlier.  There are rest days on 15 and 20 June.

The time control is 2 hours for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves, then 15 minutes to finish with a 30 second increment after move 60.

The official site with live broadcasts of the games is here, and the full draw can be found here.

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