Dortmund 2018, 3: Duda strikes again as Giri loses
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Dortmund 2018, 3: Duda strikes again as Giri loses

Jan-Krzysztof Duda beat his Polish compatriot Radek Wojtaszek for the second game in a row to remain the sole leader in Dortmund on 2.5/3 and enter the world’s Top 20. A dramatic day also saw Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu swept aside by Ian Nepomniachtchi, who ended the game with 2 hours and 11 minutes remaining on his clock, while world no. 6 Anish Giri fell to defeat against world no. 97 Vladislav Kovalev. Only Vladimir Kramnik and Georg Meier have drawn all their games so far.

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