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Grand Swiss 2023 R3: Vaishali sets the board on fire

by Shahid Ahmed - 28/10/2023

GM Arjun Erigaisi drew against GM Alexey Sarana (SRB) in the third round of FIDE Grand Swiss 2023. He moves to 2.5/3. Nine other players are also at same score including the top seed GM Fabiano Caruana (USA). GM S L Narayanan and GM Aravindh Chithambaram drew against the new England no.1 GM Nikita Vitugov and GM M Amin Tabatabaei (IRI) respectively. GM Raunak Sadhwani continues his great form as he shared the point with GM R Praggnanandhaa. GM Vidit Gujrathi scored his second win in-a-row, this time against GM Dmitrij Kollars (GER). IM Vaishali R played some fiery chess to beat IM Leya Garifullina. GM Zhongyi Tan (CHN) and GM Anna Muzychuk (UKR) are the only two coleaders with a perfect score 3/3. They will inevitably clash against each other in Round 4. It starts today at 2:30 p.m. local time, 7 p.m. IST. Photos: IM Sagar Shah

Arjun Erigaisi and nine more at 2.5/3

IM Vaishali R played some fantastic chess to beat IM Leya Garifullina in 25 moves

FIDE Grand Swiss 2023 official logo | Photo: Official site

Vaishali - Leya

Position after 12.f6!

IM Vaishali R (2448) went for a thematica 12.f6! sacrifice. 12...Bxf6 13.e5 she revealed in the post-match analysis that she knew till this. In fact she played against IM Bibisara Assaubayeva (KAZ) the same line at the very same event in previous edition in 2021. 13...Bg7 14.Ne4 Nb7 is the deviation from that game. Bibisara played 14...0-0 two years ago.

Position after 16.Bxe6!

16.Bxe6! is an amazing sacrifice. Although there is nothing concrete or an immediate win, the stranded black king at the center of the board, certainly gives an inkling that something's gotta give. 16...Bxe4 17.exd6 Nxd6 18.dxe4 Qb6 19.e5 Ndf5 20.Bd7+ and White won the game in another five moves.

Vivacious Vaishali's violent victory! | Video: ChessBase India
IM Vaishali R analyzes her win with WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni (LUX) | Video: FIDE
GM Erwin L'ami (NED) vs GM Fabiano Caruana (USA) | Video: ChessBase India

GM Erwin l'Ami (NED) - GM Fabiano Caruana (USA): 0.5-0.5
India no.6 GM Arjun Erigaisi vs Serbia no.1 GM Alexey Sarana | Video: ChessBase India

GM Arjun Erigaisi - GM Alexey Sarana (SRB): 0.5-0.5
IM Ramazan Zhalmakhanov has beaten two 2650+ players and drawn with Firouzja | Video: ChessBase India

GM Alireza Firouzja (FRA) - IM Ramazan Zhalmakhanov (KAZ): 0.5-0.5
GM Javokhir Sindarov vs GM Levon Aronian | Video: ChessBase India
Javokhir Sindarov after his win over Levon Aronian | Video: ChessBase India
GM Javokhir Sindarov (UZB) analyzes his win over GM Levon Aronian (USA) with WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni (LUX) | Video: FIDE

GM S L Narayanan - GM Nikita Vitiugov (ENG): 0.5-0.5

GM Aravindh Chithambaram (pictured) - GM M Amin Tabatabaei (IRI) 0.5-0.5
Final moments: GM Hikaru Nakamura (USA) vs GM Aryan Chopra | Video: ChessBase India
GM Hikaru Nakamura analyzes his win over GM Aryan Chopra | Video: GMHikaru
Final moments: GM Alan Pichot (ESP) vs GM D Gukesh | Video: ChessBase India
Gukesh reveals the reason why he is fine to do interviews now during a tournament | Video: ChessBase India
Clash of the Indian Prodigies: Praggnanandhaa vs Raunak Sadhwani | Video: ChessBase India

GM Raunak Sadhwani continues his great form as he drew against GM R Praggnanandhaa

Duda - Volodar

Final position after 67.Nxf6+

It is no secret that GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda (POL, 2726) is an artist, a creative genius. He had a beautiful finish against GM Volodar Murzin (2633).

Kollars - Vidit

Position after 39...Nh6

In the above position, GM Dmitrij Kollars (GER, 2633) had an opportunity to almost force a draw 40.Bxg6! fxg6 41.Qa8+ Kg7 42.Qxa7+ Nf7 43.a5 and White's passed pawns are enough compensation for the pinned knight. 40.Qe4 Qc3 41.Be2? giving up the b3-pawn for Black's a7-pawn was not a good idea. Soon White landed in deep trouble.

Position after 51...Ng4

It is still not over. White can save the game. Find out how. 52.Qb6?? ended things for White after Qd2 53.Be4 c2

GM Vidit Gujrathi scored his second win in-a-row
Hans Niemann Defeats Olympiad Gold Medalist Shamsiddin Vokhidov | Video: ChessBase India

GM Pentala Harikrishna - GM Karthikeyan Murali: 0.5-0.5

GM Zhongyi Tan (CHN) defeated GM Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL) to move to 3/3

GM Anna Muzychuk (UKR) also won her game against IM Irina Bulmaga (ROU) to maintain a perfect score 3/3

GM Monika Socko (POL) - IM Vantika Agrawal: 0.5-0.5

Video Gallery

Round 3 starting moments | Video: ChessBase India
She's playing for two months continuously! IM Bibisara Assaubayeva co-leads FIDE Women's Grand Swiss | Video: ChessBase India
Round 3 recap by IM Sagar Shah | Video: ChessBase India

Replay Live stream

Replay FIDE Grand Swiss 2023 Round 3 Live Commentary by IM V Saravanan and Amruta Mokal | Video: ChessBase India
Replay FIDE Grand Swiss and Women's Grand Swiss 2023 Round 3 Live Commentary by GM David Howell (ENG) and IM Jovanka Houska (ENG) | Video: FIDE

Schedule

Every day game starts at 2:30 p.m. local time, 7 p.m. IST between 25th October and 4th November 2023, except on 3rd when the game starts at 11:30 a.m. local time, 4 p.m. IST. Rest day is on Tuesday 31st October 2023. The last round on 5th November will start at 2 p.m. local time, 6:30 p.m. IST.

Time Control

The time control for each game is: 100 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for the next 20 moves, followed by 15 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

Qualification

The winner and the runner-up of Grand Swiss shall qualify for the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2024. If one or both these players has (-ve) already qualified to the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2024 at the moment of the beginning of Grand Swiss via different qualification track or do (-es) not need to qualify for the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2024, the qualification spot(s) shall go to the highest-placed player(s) in the final standings who has (-ve) not yet qualified to the FIDE Candidates Tournament 2024 at the moment of the beginning of Grand Swiss

Prizes

The total prize fund in the Open is US$ 460,000 with the first prize being $80,000. For Women's the total prize fund is $140,000, first prize $25,000. Total numbers of prizes are 69, Open - 46 and Women - 23.

Replay Round 3 Open games

Replay Round 3 Women games

Round 3 Open results

Rd.Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
3216
GMErigaisi Arjun27122½ - ½2GMSarana Alexey2682
33
31052
GMNarayanan S L2651½ - ½GMVitiugov Nikita2711
17
31856
GMAravindh Chithambaram Vr.2649½ - ½GMTabatabaei M. Amin2685
31
3202
GMNakamura Hikaru278011 - 01GMAryan Chopra2634
65
32154
GMPichot Alan26501½ - ½1GMGukesh D2758
5
3228
GMPraggnanandhaa R27381½ - ½1GMSadhwani Raunak2641
61
32668
GMKollars Dmitrij263310 - 11GMVidit Santosh Gujrathi2716
15
32874
GMDurarbayli Vasif26251½ - ½1GMNihal Sarin2694
25
33076
GMMendonca Leon Luke262210 - 11GMFedoseev Vladimir2691
27
33914
GMHarikrishna Pentala2716½½ - ½½GMKarthikeyan Murali2611
83
354110
GMGreenfeld Alon2455½½ - ½0GMGupta Abhijeet2609
84
357104
GMAdhiban B.25510½ - ½0IMKolbus Dietmar2225
114

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Standings after Round 3

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4 
172
GML'ami, ErwinNED26272,527514,56,50
2111
IMZhalmakhanov, RamazanKAZ24472,527293,550
347
GMPredke, AlexandrSRB26562,527054,550
4103
GMMaurizzi, Marc`andriaFRA25552,5267745,50
516
GMErigaisi, ArjunIND27122,52668450
61
GMCaruana, FabianoUSA27862,526574,560
733
GMSarana, AlexeySRB26822,52652450
846
GMSindarov, JavokhirUZB26582,52649450
921
GMSevian, SamuelUSA26982,526343,54,50
1032
GMEsipenko, AndreyFID26832,526304,550
1139
GMBacrot, EtienneFRA26692275645,50
1244
GMCheparinov, IvanBUL2658227313,540
1348
GMShirov, AlexeiESP26552271844,50
1452
GMNarayanan, S LIND26512271445,50
1577
GMTari, AryanNOR261922709450
1653
GMMelkumyan, HrantARM265022704450
1757
GMNajer, EvgeniyFID26482269744,50
1856
GMAravindh, Chithambaram Vr.IND2649226924,550
1986
GMHuschenbeth, NiclasGER2605226893,550
2094
GMKuybokarov, TemurAUS25842268245,50

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Round 4 pairings

Rd.Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
4247
GMPredke Alexandr2656GMErigaisi Arjun2712
16
41111
GMYu Yangyi272022GMNarayanan S L2651
52
41415
GMVidit Santosh Gujrathi271622GMShirov Alexei2655
48
41517
GMVitiugov Nikita271122GMAravindh Chithambaram Vr.2649
56
4235
GMGukesh D2758GMSaric Ivan2647
58
42563
GMYilmaz Mustafa2640GMPraggnanandhaa R2738
8
42725
GMNihal Sarin2694GMTer-Sahakyan Samvel2618
80
42861
GMSadhwani Raunak2641GMXiong Jeffery2693
26
43914
GMHarikrishna Pentala27161IMRoyal Shreyas2407
112
44183
GMKarthikeyan Murali261111GMShevchenko Kirill2671
38
44259
GMSvane Rasmus264611GMMendonca Leon Luke2622
76
44565
GMAryan Chopra263411GMTheodorou Nikolas2619
78
45384
GMGupta Abhijeet2609½½GMAdhiban B.2551
104

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Round 3 Women results

Rd.Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
3612
IMVaishali Rameshbabu24481 - 0IMGarifullina Leya2402
25
381
GMGoryachkina Aleksandra255811 - 01WGMDivya Deshmukh2408
24
31030
IMMilliet Sophie23911½ - ½1GMDronavalli Harika2502
7
31332
IMTania Sachdev238910 - 11IMEfroimski Marsel2447
13
31738
WGMSavitha Shri B23751½ - ½1GMUshenina Anna2434
19
32236
GMSocko Monika2380½½ - ½0IMVantika Agrawal2435
18

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Standings after Round 3

Rk.SNo NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4 
14
GMTan, ZhongyiCHN251732416450
25
GMMuzychuk, AnnaUKR25103240745,50
310
IMAssaubayeva, BibisaraKAZ24692,52412340
412
IMVaishali, RameshbabuIND24482,523963,54,50
58
GMPaehtz, ElisabethGER24842,523953,54,50
642
IMGuichard, PaulineFRA235822539460
731
IMRoebers, ElineNED2390225154,560
834
IMTsolakidou, StavroulaGRE2385224934,55,50
929
IMFataliyeva, UlviyyaAZE239322482440
1043
WGMKamalidenova, MeruertKAZ23512246244,50
1121
GMStefanova, AntoanetaBUL2424224464,55,50
1240
IMMunguntuul, BatkhuyagMGL236622438340
1322
IMBulmaga, IrinaROU2423224044,54,50
141
GMGoryachkina, AleksandraFID255822404340
153
GMMuzychuk, MariyaUKR2519223993,54,50
166
IMShuvalova, PolinaFID250622395340
1713
IMEfroimski, MarselISR2447223822,53,50
1817
IMJavakhishvili, LelaGEO243722351340
1920
IMInjac, TeodoraSRB2426223302,52,50
2028
GMHoang, Thanh TrangHUN23981,525113,550

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Round 4 pairings

Rd.Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
433
GMMuzychuk Mariya25192IMVaishali Rameshbabu2448
12
4107
GMDronavalli Harika25022IMMunguntuul Batkhuyag2366
40
41315
IMMammadzada Gunay2441WGMSavitha Shri B2375
38
41937
IMKiolbasa Oliwia237511WGMDivya Deshmukh2408
24
42241
IMAulia Medina Warda236211IMTania Sachdev2389
32
42418
IMVantika Agrawal2435½0WIMGomez Barrera Javiera Belen2266
47

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Links

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