16 September 2019

Round 3 of FIDE World Cup Starts in Khanty-Mansiysk

Seven decisive games were played.

Photo: Kirill Merkuryev / Official wesbite
Photo: Kirill Merkuryev / Official wesbite

The starting games of the Third Round of FIDE World Cup were played in the Ugra Chess Academy on September 16. Seven games ended decisively.

The biggest upset of the day was Kirill Alekseenko (Russia) beating the higher-rated Pentala Harikrishna (India).

Alexander Grischuk (Russia) defeated Xu Xiangyu (China), Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan) won against Daniil Yuffa (Russia), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) was stronger than his compatriot Eltaj Safarli, Dmitry Andreikin (Russia) lost to Jan-Krzysztof Duda (Poland), Nikita Vitiugov (Russia) beat Sergey Karjakin (Russia), and Welsey So (USA) outplayed Santosh Vidit (India).

Tomashevsky-Nepomniachtchi, Jakovenko-Vachier-Lagrave, Ding Liren-Firouzja, Aronian-Matlakov, Dominguez-Wang Hao, Yu Yangyi-Wei Yi, Le Quang Liem-Artemiev, Giri-Xiong, and Nisipeanu-Svidler ended peacefully.

The return game with the colours reversed will be played on Tuesday, September 17.

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