Eight Players Advance to Round 4 of FIDE World Cup
8 matches to be decided on tie-break.
The return games of the Third Round of FIDE World Cup were played on September 17. None of the players who had lost in the first game managed to level the score today.
The tournament’s sensation Kirill Alekseenko (Russia) defeated the higher-rated Pentala Harikrishna (India) in both games.
Also Alexander Grischuk (Russia) won both games against Xu Xiangyu (China). Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) defeated his compatriot Eltaj Safarli, Welsey So (USA) beat Santosh Vidit (India), Nikita Vitiugov (Russia) knocked out Sergey Karjakin (Russia), Dmitry Andreikin (Russia) lost to Jan-Krzysztof Duda (Poland), Maxim Matlakov (Russia) lost to Levon Aronian (Armenia), and Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan) won the match against Daniil Yuffa (Russia).
Both games were drawn in Yu Yangyi-Wei Yi, Ding Liren-Firouzja, Svidler-Nisipeanu, Nepomniachtchi-Tomashevsky, Artemiev-Le Quang Liem, Vachier-Lagrave-Jakovenko, Wang Hao-Dominguez, and Giri-Xiong.
The tie-break games will be played on September 18.