Sunway Sitges Open R3: Korobov concedes a draw
Top seed Anton Korobov was held to a draw by Spanish GM Marc Narciso Dublan. Defending champion Korobov had an extra pawn but he couldn't keep it and Dublan managed to find a perpetual check to make a draw. Only six players are at 100% score at the conclusion of Round 3. Leon played the endgame brilliantly to beat Victor Alvarez and Souhardo held IM Christophe Sochacki to a draw, although he had a winning opportunity. Leon will face FM Mahel Boyer and Souhardo will go against IM Hans Moke Niemann in Round 4 starting tonight from 9 p.m. IST. Photo: Lennart Ootes / Sunway Chess Open
Dublan holds the top seed
Korobov's woes continued as GM Marc Narciso Dublan held the newly crowned Ukraine champion, to a draw. The defending champion had an advantage but it evaporated as he made an inaccuracy and the Spanish GM made a draw eventually by the virtue of a perpetual check. IM Leon Mendonca Luke played the endgame brilliantly against Victor Alvarez Albiol and scored a full point. Untitled Souhardo Basak continues his good form, although this time he missed a win in the endgame, still managed to make a draw against IM Christophe Sochacki. Shubham Bandikatte beat sixth seed Joan Vallbona Domingo to move to 2.5/3 in Group B.
Korobov managed to gain a pawn which gave him decisive advantage. However, he could not maintain it and Dublan equalized the position without any difficulty.
Korobov - Dublan
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A missed opportunity
Untitled Souhardo Basak held IM Christophe Sochacki to a draw. Although Souhardo had a winning position in the endgame.
Souhardo - Sochacki
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Leon plays the endgame brilliantly
Leon's opponent Alvarez made a big positional mistake in the seemingly equal Rook and Opposite Color Bishop endgame.
Leon - Alvarez
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Round 3 results
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