Khanty World Cup 3.1: Seven on the brink
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Khanty World Cup 3.1: Seven on the brink

Sergey Karjakin, Dmitry Andreikin, Harikrishna and Vidit are among the 7 players who must win on Tuesday or they’re out of the World Cup after losing to Nikita Vitiugov, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Kirill Alekseenko and Wesley So in a bruising start to Round 3. It was a day of small edges being converted into wins, except in Xu Xiangyu-Grischuk, where the Chinese player’s dubious pawn grab led to what Grischuk called “a huge fight, a crazy game”. The 9 draws included Peter Svidler pulling off a great escape after blundering against Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu.




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