Sutovsky is too hot for Onischuk

There was just one winner today, Emil Sutovsky who opened up Onischuk's king with some enterprising sacrificial play.
He now joins the four other leaders, Karjakin, Jakovenko, Bologan and Riazantsev on 2/3.

The other games were fairly balanced, perhaps with the exception of Naiditsch-Jakovenko, but even there a sharp ending with opposite bishops was not surprisingly rather drawish.

Baadur JobavaGeorgia27150.5-0.5Alexander RiazantsevRussia2674
Ivan SokolovBosnia-Herzegovina26540.5-0.5Nikita VitiugovRussia2707
Emil SutovskyIsrael26611-0Alexander OnischukUSA2699
Arkadij NaiditschGermany26860.5-0.5Dmitry JakovenkoRussia2725
Sergei RublevskyRussia27040.5-0.5Alexander MotylevRussia2704
Victor BologanMoldavia26680.5-0.5Sergey KarjakinRussia2739

Five players have won a game, whereas five others have two draws and one defeat. This leaves Vitiugov and Motylev in the middle of the table with three draws apiece.

PositionNameCountryRatingWorld rankingAgePoints after 3 rounds
1st-5thSergey KarjakinRUS273914202
1st-5thDmitry JakovenkoRUS272521262
1st-5thVictor BologanMDA266864382
1st-5thAlexander RiazantsevRUS267458242
1st-5thEmil SutovskyISR266175322
5th-7thNikita VitiugovRUS270732231.5
5th-7thAlexander MotylevRUS270434301.5
8th-12thBaadur JobavaGEO271526261
8th-12thSergei RublevskyRUS270433351
8th-12thAlexander OnischukUSA269938341
8th-12thArkadij NaiditschGER268647241
8th-12thIvan SokolovBIH265483411

You can follow the games live on Live games from 10am (London time).

You may also like to investigate the official tournament site. However it is in Russian!

The third round will start tomorrow morning: 10am (London), 11am (Paris) or 3pm (local time).

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