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29th Tepe Sigeman & Co 2024 R3: Arjun Erigaisi crushes Maurizzi, makes it a three-way lead

by Shahid Ahmed - 29/04/2024

Arjun Erigaisi scored his second win of the tournament at 29th TePe Sigeman & Co Tournament 2024. He was determined to play for a win. It was evident with his aggressive pawn pushes on the kingside. The reigning World Junior champion decided to sacrifice his knight for two pawns and expose Arjun's king. However, the India no.1 managed to defend his king quite well and won the game. The remaining three games ended in draws. Nils Grandelius (SWE) is the only one among them who had a tiny window of opportunity in the endgame against Wenjun Ju (CHN). Arjun joined Anton Korobov (UKR) and Vincent Keymer (GER) in the lead 2.5/3. Round 4 starts tomorrow Tuesday 30th April at 3 p.m. local time, 6:30 p.m. IST. Photo: Mikael Svensson/

Arjun scores the sole win

The third round is the first time in this edition where three games ended in draws and only one ended decisively, just the inverse of first two rounds.

Arjun Erigaisi defeated Marc` Andria Maurizzi (FRA) to join the three-way lead

Arjun - Maurizzi: 1-0

Arjun Erigaisi (2756) was determined to play for a win against the reigning World Junior champion, Marc` Andria Maurizzi (FRA, 2605). It was evident with his pawn pushes on the kingside.

Position after 22...Nhxf4+?

22...Nhxf4+? did not yield the desired effect 23.exf4 Nxf4+ 24.Kf1 b4 25.Nd1 White managed to defend his king and went on to win the game.

Arjun Erigaisi scored his second win of the tournament

Anton Korobov (UKR) - Vincent Keymer (GER): 0.5-0.5

Peter Svidler - Nodirbek Abdusattorov (UZB): 0.5-0.5

Nils Grandelius (SWE) - Wenjun Ju (CHN): 0.5-0.5

Round 3 in progress

GM Laurent Fressinet (FRA) and GM Stellan Brynell (SWE) are the official commentators
Replay Tepe Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament 2024 Round 3 Live Commentary by GM Laurent Fressinet (FRA) and GM Stellan Brynell (SWE) | Video: Sveriges Schackförbund

Time Control

90 minutes for 40 moves and then 30 minutes for the remaining moves with 30 seconds cumulative increment for each move starting from the first move (Malmö rules-no draws before move 40).

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Round 3 results

Anton Korobov - Vincent Keymer: 0.5-0.5

Arjun Erigaisi - Marc` Andria Maurizzi: 1-0

Peter Svidler - Nodirbek Abdusattorov: 0.5-0.5

Nils Gradelius - Wenjun Ju: 0.5-0.5


Standings after Round 3


Round 4 pairings

Vincent Keymer - Wenjun Ju

Nodirbek Abdusattorov - Nils Grandelius

Marc` Andria Maurizzi - Peter Svidler

Anton Korobov - Arjun Erigaisi


27th April - 2nd May: 3 p.m. CET, 6:30 p.m. IST, 3rd May: 12 p.m. CET, 3:30 p.m. IST.


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