Carlsen Beats Aronian to Tie Match. Kamsky, Leko Win Again. Rublevsky Scores Print
Tuesday, 29 May 2007 00:00
In game 3 of the Candidates Matches, Norwegian wunderkind Magnus Carlsen beat top seed Levon Aronian of Armenia in a Rook and pawn endgame to even the score in their 6-game match. Gata Kamsky of the USA and Hungarian Peter Leko beat Etienne Bacrot and Mikhail Gurevich, respectively, to widen their lead to two points while Sergei Rublevsky scored against Ruslan Ponomariov to take a one point lead. Tomorrow is a rest day. Watch games live at the official site. Read photo report. In game 3 of the Candidates Matches, Norwegian wunderkind Magnus Carlsen beat top seed Levon Aronian of Armenia in a Rook and pawn endgame to even the score in their 6-game match. Gata Kamsky of the USA and Hungarian Peter Leko beat Etienne Bacrot and Mikhail Gurevich, respectively, to widen their lead to two points. Tomorrow is a rest day and players go tonight to the famous Bermuda party, brought to Elista by Bermuda`s Nigel Freeman. Watch games live at the official site.

FIDE Treasurer Nigel Freeman of Bermuda is organizing the famous Bermuda party this night before tomorrow`s rest day. Magnus Carlsen told the press conference `I went to the Bermuda party in Turin and I liked it. I may go tonight.`

Before the start of Game 3, Chief Arbiter Andrzej Filipowicz announced a reminder to players of their contractual obligations to give a brief press conference after each game.

Photos by Casto Abundo

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Round 3: Tuesday, May 2th 2007

Magnus Carlsen 
1-0
 Levon Aronian
Peter Leko 
1-0
 Mikhail Gurevich
Boris Gelfand 
1/2:1/2
 Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Ruslan Ponomariov 
0:1
 Sergei Rublevsky
Gata Kamsky 
1-0
 Etienne Bacrot
Alexander Grischuk 
1/2:1/2
 Vladimir Malakhov
Judith Polgar 
1/2:1/2
 Evgeny Bareev
Michael Adams 
1/2:1/2
 Alexei Shirov


 Player
Rating
1
2
3
4
5
6
 Tot. 
 Perf. 
 Magnus Carlsen
2676
0
½
1
1.5
 
 Levon Aronian
2759
1
½
0
1.5
 
 
 Peter Leko
2749
½
1
1
2.5
 
 Mikhail Gurevich
2635
½
0
0
0.5
 
 
 Ruslan Ponomariov
2717
½
½
0
1.0
 
 Sergei Rublevsky
2680
½
½
1
2.0
 
 
 Boris Gelfand
2733
½
½
½
1.5
 
 Rustam Kasimdzhanov
2677
½
½
½
1.5
 
 
 Gata Kamsky
2705
½
1
1
2.5
 
 Etienne Bacrot
2709
½
0
0
0.5
 
 
 Alexander Grischuk
2717
1
½
½
2.0
 
 Vladimir Malakhov
2679
0
½
½
1.0
 
 
 Judit Polgar
2727
½
0
½
1.0
 
 Evgeny Bareev
2743
½
1
½
2.0
 
 
 Michael Adams
2734
½
½
½
1.5
 
 Alexei Shirov
2699
½
½
½
1.5
 



The view from the gallery.


A confident Magnus Carlsen of Norway standing over his game with Levon Aronian. The Armenian GM told the press conference `24... Rc4 would have been better than 24... Rc3.` Asked what he will do on the rest day, Carlsen said `I will play bowling tonight,` but asked not to be bothered there.


Only Peter Leko gave a brief press conference after his win over Mikhail Gurevich.


The two protagonists stare each other down before the start of game 3.




`I have not played top tournaments against strong players for some time,` Bacrot explained at the press conference.


Grischuk and Malakhov wait for photographers to leave the stage in order to concentrate on their game.




Michael Adams said at the press conference that he had not anticipated the line Shirov used in game 3.
 
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