Round 3 At Biel

Round 3 At Biel

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There seems to be a rule that Biel will have one decisive game per round, and the obliging game today featured Vassily Ivanchuk (pictured) against Fabiano Caruana.

Another apparent rule is that there are no Petroff's or Berlin's. Yay!  After Morozevich was successful yesterday with the Bishop's Opening, Ivanchuk tried 1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 today.  Caruana responded with 3...Nf6 4. Bb5 Nd4 resulting in the good old Four Knights Rubinstein defence!

Caruana sacrificed a few pawns, but any compensation proved elusive as Chucky simplified to a winning endgame.

The standings after round 3:

 Morozevich, Alexander    RUS    2751  2½  
 Ivanchuk, Vassily   UKR   2703  2
 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime   FRA   2703  1½ 
 Alekseev, Evgeny   RUS   2714  1
 Caruana, Fabiano   ITA   2670  1
 Gelfand, Boris   ISR   2755  1

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