Thursday, August 11, 2011

Karjakin Beats Kramnik In Russian Champs -

Karjakin Beats Kramnik In Russian Champs -

Karjakin Beats Kramnik In Russian Champs

Submitted by SonofPearl on

Vladimir Kramnik's poor start to the Russian Superfinal continued in the third round with a loss to Sergey Karjakin.

Despite recovering from a loss to Peter Svidler in the opening round by winning in round two, Kramnik faltered again when facing the official #1 ranked Russian player (though Kramnik has regained that honour on the live rating list!).

All other games in the third round were drawn.

The standings after three rounds in Moscow:

Karjakin, Sergey 2788 2
Morozevich, Alexander 2694 2
Svidler, Peter 2739 2
Galkin, Alexander 2598
Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2711
Grischuk, Alexander 2746 1
Timofeev, Artyom 2665 1
Kramnik, Vladimir 2781 1

Sergey Karjakin breached Kramnik's Berlin Wall



Games begin at 15:00 local time (11:00 UTC). The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30 second increment from the start.

The official website (in Russian) is here. Live game relay at this link. Live video coverage here.

Pictures from the official coverage, via screenshots from ChessMarkstheSpot's live blog.

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