Six teams still have a perfect score after three rounds of the European Club Cup, but it’s 9th placed Valerenga Sjakklubb who have been the team to watch so far. In Round 2 Magnus Carlsen worked his magic in a dry position to beat Vladimir Potkin on the way to a surprisingly easy 4.5:1.5 win over a strong Russian team. Then in Round 3 Olympiad stars Nils Grandelius and David Howell gave the Norwegian side a 3:3 draw against 2nd seeds AVE Novy Bor, with Howell taking down Harikrishna in 85 moves despite playing many of his moves with seconds to spare.
In the following half-hour video seven-time Russian Champion Peter Svidler tells the story of how he lost to three World Champions in quick succession back in 1999. His account of losing the same topical Grünfeld position against Ka...
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