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Zug 2013 FIDE Grand Prix Round 3

  • SonofPearl
  • on 20/04/13 14:29.

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The third round of the Renova Group FIDE Grand Prix in Zug, Switzerland failed to produce any decisive games, leaving Alexander Morozevich, Ruslan Ponomariov and Veselin Topalov as joint leaders with a score of 2/3 points.

Veselin Topalov came closest to winning his game in a complicated struggle with Gata Kamsky, but the Bulgarian missed his chance to take the sole lead.

Veselin Topalov (right) let his chance slip away

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Fabiano Caruana (left) and Alexander Morozevich

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Rustam Kasimdzhanov (left) and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

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A big smile from Sergey Karjakin!

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Anish Giri was easily held to a short draw by Teimour Radjabov

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Peter Leko (left) was held to a draw by Hikaru Nakamura

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The Zug Grand Prix standings after 3 rounds

Name Elo Fed Pts
Morozevich Alexander 2758 RUS 2
Ponomariov Ruslan 2733 UKR 2
Topalov Veselin 2771 BUL 2
Nakamura Hikaru 2767 USA
Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2709 UZB
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2766 AZE
Karjakin Sergey 2786 RUS
Giri Anish 2727 NED
Caruana Fabiano 2772 ITA
Kamsky Gata 2741 USA 1
Leko Peter 2744 HUN 1
Radjabov Teimour 2793 AZE 1

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The Zug Grand Prix runs from 17 April - 1 May, and the overall winner and runner-up of the 2012/13 Grand Prix series will qualify for the next Candidates Tournament, expected to be held in March 2014.  The current standings are here.

Each tournament is a single round-robin featuring 12 out of the 18 players in the Grand Prix, and each player competes in four of the six events. The best 3 scores of each player count towards their overall score. The official regulations for the 2012/13 FIDE Grand Prix can be found here.

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The schedule for the 2013 Zug Grand Prix

17th April 2013  Arrival & Opening Ceremony
18th April 2013  Round 1 
19th April 2013  Round 2 
20th April 2013  Round 3 
21st April 2013  Round 4 
22nd April 2013  Free Day 
23rd April 2013  Round 5 
24th April 2013  Round 6 
25th April 2013  Round 7 
26th April 2013  Round 8 
27th April 2013  Free Day 
28th April 2013  Round 9 
29th April 2013  Round 10 
30th April 2013  Round 11 & Closing Ceremony
1st May 2013  Departure 

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All rounds start at 14:00 local time (12:00 UTC) except the final round which starts 2 hours earlier. The time control used is 40 moves in 2 hours, followed by 20 moves in 1 hour, then 15 minutes plus a 30 second increment after move 60.

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Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich and games from the official website.

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  • 18 mesi fa

    shahrokh1975

    after the candidate tournament, I feel curious about the challenge between Anand and Carlsen not other tournaments!!! I don't know how many people have my feeling however it worths to wait!

  • 18 mesi fa

    drumdaddy

    I think that most non-grandmasters would feel that there is just a bit of play left in the Giri-Radjabov game.

  • 18 mesi fa

    GoodGoodChess

    Nakamura has a hat!

  • 18 mesi fa

    Quack-Peep

    LOL Radjabov has the highest rating but the least points.

  • 18 mesi fa

    Marcokim

    @restinpeace... there are several manufacturers making boards like this, it would be impossible to know. But knowing Switzerland it might be easier to go to a mastercarpenter shop and have them custom make a chess board from hardwood...

  • 18 mesi fa

    SonofPearl

    @ restinpeace - I don't know, sorry.

  • 18 mesi fa

    restinpeace

    @SonofPearl do you know whats the name of the chess set that theyre using in this tourney?

  • 18 mesi fa

    SonofPearl

    @ King_chess1 - good question. I've no idea -  the pgn scores are from the official website and I hadn't noticed.  I've changed them to Zug Grand Prix now.

  • 18 mesi fa

    King_chess1

    why is it given as candidates tournament in the games?

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