75th Tata Steel Chess 2013 Round 3: Carlsen, Anand, Karjakin Score
The first player to finish his game was top favorite Magnus Carlsen. His clock barely showed less time than he started with, indicating an effortless victory. It was indeed more his opponent Loek van Wely's doing, who mixed up two variations in an old line of the Averbakh King's Indian early on, ending up in an endgame that offered little chances of survival. The Dutchman resigned when the loss of a pawn signaled the collapse of his position. You can see the game and post-game comment by Magnus Carlsen with Chess King.
The World Number One was joined at 2 out of 3 by World Champion Viswanathan Anand, who beat Fabiano Caruana in an exemplary Ruy Lopez. With small maneuvers – from controlling square d5, to dominating the c-file – the Indian chess wizard kept nagging the young Italian who drifted into time trouble. You can watch a post-game video and the game with Chess King. The remaining four games ended in rather uneventful draws.
In Grandmaster Group B Sergey Tiviakov had to settle for a draw against Jan Timman and was joined in the lead by Richard Rapport. The Hungarian had no compassion with Holland's Sipke Ernst who recorded his third loss, this time on the White side of a sharp Benoni. In Group C, the leaders Sabino Brunello and Fernando Peralta drew their mutual game allowing Hjorvarr Stein Gretarsson of Iceland and Brazil's Krikor Mekhitarian to catch up with them.
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