In the third round there are 10 Russians, 5 Ukrainians, 3 Azeris, and 2 Cubans, along with participants from 12 other countries. Four of these Russians lost, including of course Gata Kamsky's victim.
Judit Polgar's victory over Sergey Karjakin will certainly give her an excellent chance of getting to the next round, but she'll have to avoid losing with Black tomorrow first.
Alexander Grischuk's victory over fellow Russian Alexander Morozevich will be a boost for Grischuk's confidence as he has struggled to win classical games against strong contenders in recent months. Another Russian who lost today was underdog Igor Lysyj with black against the Cuban Leinier Dominguez.
Dmitry Jakovenko is also coming back into form and beat fellow 2700 Baadur Jobava.
The biggest surprise was Emil Sutovsky's win with Black over Vassily Ivanchuk. Apparently the Israeli GM previously had an appalling personal score with 'Chuky'.
Most matches (10 from 16) however are still in the balance. As for example are both matches
between two non-Europeans. Le Quang Liem versus Bruzon, and Gupta versus Bu.
The trio of Azeri stars all draw with Black and can look forward to the advantage of the white pieces tomorrow.
|01||Judit Polgar||HUN||2699||1-0||Sergey Karjakin||RUS||2788|
|02||Leinier Dominguez Perez||CUB||2719||1-0||Igor Lysyj||RUS||2629|
|03||Gata Kamsky||USA||2741||1-0||Ian Nepomniachtchi||RUS||2711|
|04||Fabiano Caruana||ITA||2711||½-½||Peter Svidler||RUS||2739|
|05||Zahar Efimenko||UKR||2706||½-½||Ruslan Ponomariov||UKR||2764|
|06||Le Quang Liem||VIE||2715||½-½||Lazaro Bruzon Batista||CUB||2673|
|07||Evgeny Tomashevsky||RUS||2707||½-½||Vugar Gashimov||AZE||2760|
|08||Mircea Parligras||ROU||2636||½-½||Peter Heine Nielsen||DEN||2681|
|09||Vassily Ivanchuk||UKR||2766||0-1||Emil Sutovsky||ISR||2700|
|10||Abhijeet Gupta||IND||2627||½-½||Bu Xiangzhi||CHN||2672|
|11||Etienne Bacrot||FRA||2710||½-½||Teimour Radjabov||AZE||2744|
|12||Dmitry Jakovenko||RUS||2736||1-0||Baadur Jobava||GEO||2713|
|13||Yaroslav Zherebukh||UKR||2590||½-½||Shakhriyar Mamedyarov||AZE||2746|
|14||David Navara||CZE||2722||½-½||Alexander Moiseenko||UKR||2715|
|15||Alexander Grischuk||RUS||2746||1-0||Alexander Morozevich||RUS||2694|
|16||Vladimir Potkin||RUS||2682||½-½||Nikita Vitiugov||RUS||2733|
The ratings are those of July 2011, the ones used in this competition to determine the seedings. It is customary to use, throughout a competition, the ratings in force at the beginning of the event.
For the latest ones, dating from the 1st of September 2011, see our special feature on Elo ratings.
For more information go to the official site: http://chess.ugrasport.com/
Live games: http://chess.ugrasport.com/?cat=12
If you want to follow the live games then note the following:
The local starting time is 3pm and 3pm Khanty Mansiysk = 11am Paris = 10am London = 5am New York = 2am Los Angeles.
All the photos today are from the official site.
The total prize fund is of $1.600.000 (about 1.100.000€):
First round losers win $6.000 (about 4.100€);
Second round losers win $10.000 (or roughly 6.900€);
Third round losers $16.000 (or 11.000€);
Fourth round $25.000 (or 17.000€);
Fifth round (Quarter-finals) $35.000 (or 24.000€);
Sixth round (Semi-final) $50.000 (or 34.500€);
Losing finalist $80.000 (or 55.000€);
The winner receives $120.000 (or 82.500€).