News & Reports Aug 4, 2014 | 8:34 AMby Colin McGourty

Round 3 board pairings: Clash of the titans

Today is only the third of eleven rounds in the Tromsø 2014 Chess Olympiad, but we already have potentially crucial showdowns. Armenia, winners of three of the last four Olympiads, take on third seeds France, with a Top 10 clash between Levon Aronian and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave on top board. Hikaru Nakamura has finally made it to Tromsø in time to play Anish Giri, while both Magnus Carlsen and Women's World Champion Hou Yifan will be in action.

Game of the day: Armenian World no. 2 Aronian vs. French World no. 9 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave | photos: Georgios Souleidis, chess24

Round 3 promises some mouth-watering match-ups, with other top games including Naiditsch-Adams, Wojtaszek-Dominguez, Leko-Wang Yue and Topalov-Vallejo. The pairings at the top are as follows:

Round 3 on 2014/08/04 at 14:00
Bo.4Armenia (ARM)Rtg-3France (FRA)Rtg0 : 0
1.1GMAronian, Levon2805-GMVachier-Lagrave, Maxime2768
1.2GMSargissian, Gabriel2686-GMBacrot, Etienne2720
1.3GMMovsesian, Sergei2672-GMFressinet, Laurent2708
1.4GMAkopian, Vladimir2655-GMEdouard, Romain2680
Bo.6United States of America (USA)Rtg-11Netherlands (NED)Rtg0 : 0
2.1GMNakamura, Hikaru2787-GMGiri, Anish2745
2.2GMKamsky, Gata2706-GML'Ami, Erwin2631
2.3GMOnischuk, Alexander2659-GMVan Wely, Loek2662
2.4GMAkobian, Varuzhan2653-GMVan Kampen, Robin2638
Bo.14Norway (NOR)Rtg-53Montenegro (MNE)Rtg0 : 0
3.1GMCarlsen, Magnus2877-GMDjukic, Nikola2521
3.2GMAgdestein, Simen2630-GMDrasko, Milan2437
3.3GMHammer, Jon Ludvig2628-GMKosic, Dragan2486
3.4GMJohannessen, Leif Erlend2528-GMNikcevic, Nebojsa2427
Bo.12Germany (GER)Rtg-10England (ENG)Rtg0 : 0
4.1GMNaiditsch, Arkadij2709-GMAdams, Michael2740
4.2GMMeier, Georg2646-GMJones, Gawain C B2665
4.3GMNisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter2689-GMHowell, David W L2650
4.4GMBaramidze, David2612-GMSadler, Matthew D2653
Bo.15Poland (POL)Rtg-13Cuba (CUB)Rtg0 : 0
5.1GMWojtaszek, Radoslaw2735-GMDominguez Perez, Leinier2760
5.2GMDuda, Jan-Krzysztof2576-GMBruzon Batista, Lazaro2664
5.3GMBartel, Mateusz2640-GMQuesada Perez, Yuniesky2649
5.4GMSocko, Bartosz2612-GMOrtiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo2603
Bo.20Italy (ITA)Rtg-19India (IND)Rtg0 : 0
6.1GMCaruana, Fabiano2801-GMNegi, Parimarjan2645
6.2GMDavid, Alberto2565-GMSethuraman, S.P.2590
6.3GMVocaturo, Daniele2587-GMSasikiran, Krishnan2669
6.4GMBrunello, Sabino2560-GMAdhiban, B.2619
Bo.26Turkey (TUR)Rtg-21Georgia (GEO)Rtg0 : 0
7.1GMSolak, Dragan2632-GMJobava, Baadur2713
7.2GMCan, Emre2529-GMMchedlishvili, Mikheil2618
7.3GMYilmaz, Mustafa2569-GMPantsulaia, Levan2581
7.4GMIpatov, Alexander2614-GMShanava, Konstantine2563
Bo.43Iceland (ISL)Rtg-29Serbia (SRB)Rtg0 : 0
8.1GMStefansson, Hannes2536-GMIvanisevic, Ivan2613
8.2GMGretarsson, Hjorvar Steinn2543-GMPerunovic, Milos2602
8.3GMThorhallsson, Throstur2426-GMSedlak, Nikola2554
8.4GMOlafsson, Helgi2555-GMIndjic, Aleksandar2539
Bo.51Switzerland (SUI)Rtg-31Vietnam (VIE)Rtg0 : 0
9.1GMPelletier, Yannick2578-GMLe, Quang Liem2710
9.2GMGallagher, Joseph G.2473-GMNguyen, Ngoc Truong Son2634
9.3IMHug, Werner2474-IMNguyen, Duc Hoa2501
9.4IMKurmann, Oliver2423-IMNguyen, Van Huy2439
Bo.54FYROM (MKD)Rtg-1Russia (RUS)Rtg0 : 0
10.1GMNedev, Trajko2484-GMKramnik, Vladimir2760
10.2GMColovic, Aleksandar2487-GMSvidler, Peter2751
10.3IMPancevski, Filip2464-GMKarjakin, Sergey2786
10.4GMBogdanovski, Vlatko2426-GMNepomniachtchi, Ian2714
Bo.5Hungary (HUN)Rtg-7China (CHN)Rtg0 : 0
11.1GMLeko, Peter2740-GMWang, Yue2718
11.2GMBalogh, Csaba2637-GMDing, Liren2742
11.3GMAlmasi, Zoltan2690-GMYu, Yangyi2668
11.4GMRapport, Richard2704-GMNi, Hua2666
Bo.8Azerbaijan (AZE)Rtg-24Croatia (CRO)Rtg0 : 0
12.1GMMamedyarov, Shakhriyar2743-GMSaric, Ivan2671
12.2GMRadjabov, Teimour2724-GMStevic, Hrvoje2606
12.3GMSafarli, Eltaj2649-GMPalac, Mladen2563
12.4GMGuseinov, Gadir2613-GMKozul, Zdenko2608
Bo.27Belarus (BLR)Rtg-9Israel (ISR)Rtg0 : 0
13.1GMZhigalko, Sergei2678-GMGelfand, Boris2753
13.2GMZhigalko, Andrey2580-GMRodshtein, Maxim2671
13.3GMAleksandrov, Aleksej2595-GMSmirin, Ilia2656
13.4GMStupak, Kirill2514-GMPostny, Evgeny2651
Bo.16Czech Republic (CZE)Rtg-39Iran (IRI)Rtg0 : 0
14.1GMNavara, David2716-GMGhaem Maghami, Ehsan2594
14.2GMLaznicka, Viktor2676-GMMoradiabadi, Elshan2598
14.3GMHracek, Zbynek2634-IMIdani, Pouya2499
14.4GMBabula, Vlastimil2549-GMGolizadeh, Asghar2490
Bo.18Bulgaria (BUL)Rtg-17Spain (ESP)Rtg0 : 0
15.1GMTopalov, Veselin2772-GMVallejo Pons, Francisco2698
15.2GMCheparinov, Ivan2681-GMAnton Guijarro, David2624
15.3GMIotov, Valentin2553-GMIllescas Cordoba, Miguel2618
15.4GMRusev, Krasimir2548-GMVazquez Igarza, Renier2603
Bo.30Brazil (BRA)Rtg-33Uzbekistan (UZB)Rtg0 : 0
16.1GMLeitao, Rafael2649-GMKasimdzhanov, Rustam2700
16.2GMFier, Alexandr2570-GMFilippov, Anton2615
16.3GMMekhitarian, Krikor Sevag2568-GMDzhumaev, Marat2510
16.4GMEl Debs, Felipe De Cresce2522-IMVakhidov, Jahongir2471

See all the men's pairings here.

In the women's event the focus will be on USA-China and Russia-France. World Champion Hou Yifan is a veteran of the Olympiad and talked about the event in a recent video:

This will be her first game of the 2014 Olympiad. The top pairings are:

Round 3 on 2014/08/04 at 14:00
Bo.7United States of America (USA)Rtg-1China (CHN)Rtg0 : 0
1.1GMKrush, Irina2474-GMHou, Yifan2661
1.2IMZatonskih, Anna2466-WGMJu, Wenjun2559
1.3WGMAbrahamyan, Tatev2366-WGMTan, Zhongyi2468
1.4WGMNemcova, Katerina2315-WGMGuo, Qi2453
Bo.38Norway (NOR)Rtg-13Hungary (HUN)Rtg0 : 0
2.1WIMSahl, Sheila Barth2216-GMHoang, Thanh Trang2485
2.2WIMBjerke, Silje2189-IMMadl, Ildiko2347
2.3WGMKoskela, Niina2213-WGMGara, Ticia2321
2.4WIMHagesather, Ellen2182-WGMPapp, Petra2274
Bo.2Russia (RUS)Rtg-9France (FRA)Rtg0 : 0
3.1GMLagno, Kateryna2540-GMSebag, Marie2480
3.2GMGunina, Valentina2524-IMMilliet, Sophie2385
3.3GMKosteniuk, Alexandra2531-WGMGuichard, Pauline2375
3.4WGMGirya, Olga2484-WIMCongiu, Mathilde2318
Bo.10Armenia (ARM)Rtg-20Vietnam (VIE)Rtg0 : 0
4.1GMDanielian, Elina2490-WIMNguyen, Thi Mai Hung2307
4.2IMMkrtchian, Lilit2453-WIMHoang, Thi Nhu Y2269
4.3IMGalojan, Lilit2275-WGMHoang, Thi Bao Tram2329
4.4WGMKursova, Maria2313-Luong, Phuong Hanh2171
Bo.41Bosnia & Herzegovina (BIH)Rtg-21Iran (IRI)Rtg0 : 0
5.1WFMDimitrijevic, Aleksandra2293-WGMPourkashiyan, Atousa2352
5.2WIMBoric, Elena2196-WGMKhademalsharieh, Sarasadat2324
5.3WFMDengler, Dijana2070-WIMHejazipour, Mitra2269
5.4Jacimovic, Sara2032-WFMAsgarizadeh, Minoo2147
Bo.22Azerbaijan (AZE)Rtg-42Switzerland (SUI)Rtg0 : 0
6.1WGMMamedjarova, Zeinab2229-WIMSeps, Monika2236
6.2WGMMammadova, Gulnar2334-WGMHund, Barbara2153
6.3WIMAbdulla, Khayala2286-WIMHeinatz, Gundula2169
6.4WIMIbrahimova, Sabina2263-WFMDe Seroux, Camille2129
Bo.6Romania (ROU)Rtg-23Indonesia (INA)Rtg0 : 0
7.1IMPeptan, Corina-Isabela2422-WGMSukandar, Irine Kharisma2396
7.2IMFoisor, Cristina-Adela2404-WGMAulia, Medina Warda2397
7.3WGML'ami, Alina2446-WIMSihite, Chelsie Monica Ignesias2206
7.4WGMCosma, Elena-Luminita2327-WFMCitra, Dewi Ardhiani Anastasia2128
Bo.12Germany (GER)Rtg-24Argentina (ARG)Rtg0 : 0
8.1IMPaehtz, Elisabeth2464-IMLujan, Carolina2367
8.2WGMSchleining, Zoya2369-WGMAmura, Claudia2282
8.3WGMOhme, Melanie2301-WIMFernandez, Maria Florencia2218
8.4WGMHoolt, Sarah2318-WIMZuriel, Marisa2235
Bo.40Belarus (BLR)Rtg-16Netherlands (NED)Rtg0 : 0
9.1IMZiaziulkina, Nastassia2407-WIMHaast, Anne2324
9.2FMStetsko, Lanita2261-WIMSchut, Lisa2317
9.3Nevioselaya, Maria2032-WGMMuhren, Bianca2314
9.4Kaliadzich, Maryia2020-IMLanchava, Tea2276
Bo.17Kazakhstan (KAZ)Rtg-5India (IND)Rtg0 : 0
10.1WGMNakhbayeva, Guliskhan2336-GMHarika, Dronavalli2521
10.2WGMSaduakassova, Dinara2375-IMSachdev, Tanya2418
10.3WGMAbdumalik, Zhansaya2333-IMKaravade, Eesha2392
10.4WIMDavletbayeva, Madina2289-WGMPadmini, Rout2318

See all the women's pairings here.

The day's action begins at 14:00 CEST and you can follow every moment live with the official broadcast!  


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