SIMPLECHESS

Karjakin and Efimenko win

Co-leader Zahar Efimenko
The favourite Sergey Karjakin won a complicated struggle in the Caro-Kann where he sacrificed his b-pawn and then took advantage of his lead in development. The other winner, Ukrainian Zahar Efimenko, defended resolutely against Alexander Motylev's strong attack and turned the tables towards the time control. Today's winners share the lead along with Fabiano Caruana on 2/3.

Third round results:

White Rating Results Black Rating
Sergey Karjakin 2772 1-0 Victor Laznicka 2701
Etienne Bacrot 2705 ½-½ Dmitry Jakovenko 2716
Sergey Rublevsky 2681 ½-½ Alexander Onischuk 2669
Zahar Efimenko 2703 1-0 Alexander Motylev 2690
Fabiano Caruana 2712 ½-½ Lazaro Bruzon Batista 2682

The tournament situation after three rounds:

Rank Name Age Country Rating World rank Points
1-3 Sergey Karjakin   21 RUS 2772 5 2
1-3 Fabiano Caruana 19 ITA 2712 32 2
1-3 Zahar Efimenko  26 UKR 2703 46 2
4-7 Viktor Laznicka 23 CZE 2701 47
4-7 Etienne Bacrot 28 FRA 2705 43
4-7 Sergei Rublevsky 36 RUS 2681 63
4-7 Alexander Onischuk 36 USA 2669 76
8-10 Dmitry Jakovenko 28 RUS 2716 27 1
8-10 Alexander Motylev  32 RUS 2690 54 1
8-10 Lazaro Bruzon Batista 29 CUB 2682 62 1

As a reminder, the results of the previous rounds: 

First round

White Rating Results Black Rating
Victor Laznicka  2701 1-0 Lazaro Bruzon Batista  2682
Fabiano Caruana  2712  1-0 Dmitry Jakovenko  2716
Sergey Karjakin  2772 ½-½ Alexander Onischuk  2669
Etienne Bacrot  2705 ½-½ Alexander Motylev  2690
Sergey Rublevsky  2681 ½-½ Zahar Efimenko  2703

Second round

White Rating Results Black Rating
Victor Laznicka 2701 ½-½ Fabiano Caruana 2712
Dmitry Jakovenko 2716 ½-½ Sergey Karjakin 2772
Alexander Onischuk 2669 ½-½ Etienne Bacrot 2705
Alexander Motylev 2690 ½-½ Sergey Rublevsky 2681
Lazaro Bruzon Batista 2682 ½-½ Zahar Efimenko 2703

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