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Alekhine Memorial Round 3

  • SonofPearl
  • on 2013.04.23. 13:36.

phptHFtbV.jpegThe third round of the Alekhine Memorial didn't provide as many decisive games as the first two rounds, but there was still plenty of fighting chess to enjoy.

The only decisive game of the day was the last to finish. Michael Adams had established an early lead with victories over Vishy Anand and Peter Svidler, but Boris Gelfand ended his dream start in round three, by beating the English GM.

With all the other games being drawn, Adams now has to share the lead on 2/3 with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and his victorious opponent today, Boris Gelfand.

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Adams lost to Gelfand, but still shares the lead

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Vachier-Lagrave held Kramnik to a draw to earn a share the lead

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Anand could make no mark on Aronian with white

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Vitiugov held Svidler to a draw in a tactical fight

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Ding Liren drew his game with Fressinet

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The Alekhine Memorial Standings after 3 rounds

# Name Fed Elo Pts
1 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2722 2
2 Boris Gelfand ISR 2739 2
3 Michael Adams ENG 2727 2
4 Laurent Fressinet FRA 2706
5 Ding Liren CHN 2707
6 Vladimir Kramnik RUS 2801
7 Levon Aronian ARM 2809
8 Peter Svidler RUS 2747 1
9 Vishy Anand IND 2783 1
10 Nikita Vitiugov  RUS 2712 1

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The Alekhine Memorial takes place from 21 April - 1 May. The official site can be found here, with live game analysis here and video commentary here. Archived videos are here.

The tournament is a 10-player single round robin competition, with the first half held in the Louvre in Paris and the second half in the Russian State Museum in St. Petersburg.

The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for the next 20 moves, then 15 minutes to a finish with a 30 second increment from the start.  No draw offers are allowed until after 40 moves have been played.  The prize fund is €100,000 with €30,000 for first place.

All rounds start at 14:00 local time (12:00 UTC when in Paris, 10:00 UTC when in St. Petersburg), except the last round which is 1 hour earlier.

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The schedule of events

20 April 2013 Paris Opening Ceremony
21 April 2013 Paris Round 1
22 April 2013 Paris Round 2
23 April 2013 Paris Round 3
24 April 2013 Paris Round 4
25 April 2013 Paris Round 5
26 April 2013 St. Petersburg Welcome Reception
27 April 2013 St. Petersburg Children's Events
28 April 2013 St. Petersburg Round 6
29 April 2013 St. Petersburg Round 7
30 April 2013 St. Petersburg Round 8
01 May 2013 St. Petersburg Round 9 & Prizegiving

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Games and screenshots from the official website coverage.

UPDATE: VIDEO REPORT by Jason Stoneking

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  • 12 hónap ezelőtt

    _36darshan--

    @InexperiencedExpert

    Anand has decades of experience and that's the reason why he holds a slight edge over Carlsen. By the way, this is Carlsen's first World Championship Match, so he will be nervous.

  • 12 hónap ezelőtt

    Skaboard

    @sixtyfoursquares:

    That's just his face, i think...

    A guy that plays so well in matches and blitz must have nerves of steel.

    Maybe each chess player got his own poker face, just look at Ding Liren and his Bruce Lee facial expression, or worried Gelfand, or sad Michael Adams. Oh man, those ones could be memes.

  • 12 hónap ezelőtt

    ThePoet1800

    Having a blast talking to these guys at the tournament! More video coming soon. It's an honor to represent the awesome chess.com community in Paris!

  • 12 hónap ezelőtt

    IM DanielRensch

    Thanks for the reporting Jason! You rock! I'm so jealous you're getting all that time with these guys! Next time I will get myself a press pass Tongue Out

    Seriously though, thanks for being there on behalf of ALL us Chess.com Members!

    Danny

  • 12 hónap ezelőtt

    rorschach1985

    Nice job Boris!  Keep it up.

  • 12 hónap ezelőtt

    InexperiencedExpert

    @36darshan  he may come back stronger, but Carlsen still has the advantage of youth, as well as a winning spirit, something that Anand lacks.

  • 12 hónap ezelőtt

    _36darshan--

    albatrosses said

    "Anand is a great champion, who is tied for last place. Carlsen will eat him alive."

    LOL...I love this comment....especially the phrase "tied for the last place"...:-D Laughing

    I am sure that Anand will come back stronger in World Championship...He is just EXPERIMENTING here.

  • 12 hónap ezelőtt

    ssvsr99

    Gelfond and Ivanchuk are always out of reach of the calculations of their opponants as well as chess fans.Some times they win brilliantly over very strong opponants and some times lose very easily even by weaker opponants.World chess Candidates tournament was one proof of my statement.Now the same is going to be repeated in case of Gelfond.One can take a look into the results of World chess candedates tournament to find out whether my statement is true or not.

  • 12 hónap ezelőtt

    Boxwood-n-Ebony

    Gelfand is an inspiration to us all. I remember when he was 20 and playing great chess. Now in his 40's, over the past year, he's shown that age doesn't necessarily end your own personal greatness. Thank you Boris.

  • 12 hónap ezelőtt

    _valentin_

    TALminator and StealthyPenguin8:  Were you referring to the possibility for 47.Kxe4 in Kramnik's game instead of 47.h6?  

    If so, check your endgame manuals (and rely less on computer scores, if an engine score what made you think this was a winning move for white -- engines to this day are notoriously bad at even simple endgames).

    After 47.Kxe4 g2 48.Rxg2 Rxb4+, a well-known theoretical draw is reached, and it isn't hard to achieve even if the defending player is short on time.

  • 12 hónap ezelőtt

    _valentin_

    Curiously, the current standings are turned almost upside down if you consider ELOs (with the exception of Vitiugov) -- the first 5 ranked have the (almost) lowest ratings, while the next (bottom) 5 have the highest ELOs.  Perhaps the additional rounds will change this picture somewhat.

  • 12 hónap ezelőtt

    king_nothing1

    If I have studied Anand well, his bad show here is not a very good news for Carlsen. Anand always tend to underperform ( not deliberately though) before big matches. These tournaments before BIG championship  are just a podium to experiment. Don't expect him to bring novalties.

  • 12 hónap ezelőtt

    albatrosses

    Anand is a great champion, who is tied for last place. Carlsen will eat him alive.

  • 12 hónap ezelőtt

    TALminator

    Boris!

    But I must admit I don't understand why the computer said that 29. Rb3 was basically equal to 29. Bc2.  It seems to me that his 29th move hampered his rook's mobility so greatly and gave black's bishop a much greater influence than it otherwise would have had.

     

    and apparently Kramnik feels bad about taking 'free' pawns.  He left one on the table in Round 2 as well in his game with Aronian.

  • 12 hónap ezelőtt

    sixtyfoursquares

    Why does Anand always give a picture pose like "biting his nails"; which is a sign of nervousness or helplessness!!

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