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Round 3 from the Tal Memorial in Moscow, Russia

GM Mamedyarov – GM Ivanchuk [D43]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 c6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bxf6 Qxf6 7.e3 Nd7 8.Bd3 dxc4 9.Bxc4 g6 10.0–0 Bg7 11.Qc2 0–0 12.Bb3 Qe7 13.Ne4 e5 14.Nc3 a5 15.a3 Kh7 16.Rfe1 b6 17.Rad1 Bb7 18.d5 Rac8 19.d6 Qe8 20.h4 f5 21.e4 f4 22.Na4 Bf6 23.g3 Bd8 24.Kg2 Rf6 25.g4 Ba6 26.g5 Rf8 27.gxh6 Kxh6 28.Rg1 c5 29.Bd5 b5 30.Nc3 b4 31.Ne2 Nb6 32.Kh2 Rh8 33.Bf7 Qxf7 34.Nxe5 Qe8 35.Nxg6 Nd7 36.Nexf4 Ne5 37.d7 Nxd7 38.e5 Qxe5 39.Nxe5 White wins 1–0

GM Kamsky – GM Shirov [D00]

1.d4 d5 2.Bg5 h6 3.Bh4 c5 4.dxc5 g5 5.Bg3 Bg7 6.c3 Na6 7.Qa4+ Bd7 8.Qa3 Qc8 9.c6 Bxc6 10.Nd2 e5 11.e4 Ne7 12.Ngf3 f6 13.exd5 Bxd5 14.Bb5+ Kf7 15.c4 Bc6 16.0–0 Rd8 17.Rad1 Qd7 18.h4 g4 19.Nh2 Qd4 20.Rfe1 h5 21.Nhf1 Qc5 22.Qa4 Bxb5 23.cxb5 Qb4 24.Qc2 Qxb5 25.Nc4 Qc6 26.Qb3 Kf8 27.Na5 Qc7 28.Qb5 Qc5 29.Qb3 Black wins 0–1

GM Jakovenko (2710) – GM Carlsen (2714) [E21]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 c5 5.g3 cxd4 6.Nxd4 0–0 7.Bg2 d5 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.Qb3 Qa5 10.Bd2 Nc6 11.Nxc6 bxc6 12.0–0 Bxc3 13.bxc3 Ba6 14.Rfd1 Qc5 15.e4 Bc4 16.Qa4 Nb6 17.Qb4 Qh5 18.Bf4 c5 19.Qb2 Rad8 20.Re1 Rd7 21.h3 h6 22.a4 Ba6 23.Qa2 Rfd8 24.a5 Nc4 25.Bf1 e5 26.g4 Qg6 27.Bxc4 exf4 28.Bd5 f3 29.c4 h5 30.Kh2 Qf6 31.Rg1 hxg4 32.Rab1 Bxc4 33.Qxc4 Qf4+ 34.Rg3 Rxd5 35.Qxd5 Rxd5 36.exd5 c4 37.Rd1 c3 38.d6 c2 39.Rd3 Qc4 40.Re3 Qc6 41.Rd3 Qc5 Black wins 0–1

GM Kramnik (2785) – GM Leko [E06]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 Be7 5.Nf3 0–0 6.0–0 dxc4 7.Qc2 a6 8.Qxc4 b5 9.Qc2 Bb7 10.Bd2 Ra7 11.Rc1 Be4 12.Qb3 Nc6 13.e3 Qa8 14.Qd1 b4 15.Qf1 Bd5 16.Be1 Rc8 17.Nbd2 Na5 18.Ne5 c5 19.dxc5 Bxc5 20.Nd3 Bf8 21.Bxd5 Nxd5 22.e4 Nb6 23.Rxc8 Qxc8 24.Nf3 Qb7 25.Nxb4 Qxe4 26.Qd3 Qxd3 27.Nxd3 Nac4 28.b3 Nd6 29.Rc1 Nd5 30.Rc6 Nf5 31.Ba5 Ra8 32.Nfe5 Nfe7 33.Rd6 Nf6 34.b4 Ned5 35.Rc6 Be7 36.a4 g6 37.Nc4 Kf8 38.Nc5 Bxc5 39.bxc5 Ke8 40.f3 Ng8 41.Nb6 Nge7 42.Rd6 Rb8 43.Nxd5 Nxd5 44.Rxa6 Rc8 45.Bb6 Nb4 46.Ra7 Nc6 47.Rb7 Ra8 48.Rc7 Nd4 Game still on going…

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