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Anand emerges joint leader

January 15, 2003 15:27 IST

World Cup champion Vishwanathan Anand shared points with Dutch Grandmaster Loek Van Wely to emerge joint leader after the third round in the 65th Corus chess tournament in Wijk Aan Zee, the Netherlands, on Wednesday.

In the Granmaster 'B' tournament being held simultaneously, India's Koneru Humpy slumped to the tenth position after suffering a shock defeat against 15-year old IM Daniel Stellwagen of the Netherlands in a third round game.

Anand, who won the second round game after drawing the opening board, is joined on the top position with two points each by Russian Evgeny Bareev, former World champion Anatoly Karpov of Russia and the world's best woman player Judit Polgar of Hungary.

Top seed and Braingames champion Vladimir Kramnik of Russia put up an exemplary performance to crush overnight leader GM Bareev, who remained in joint lead despite the loss.

As many as seven players follow the four leaders half a point behind. They are Ukrainian duo of Vassily Ivanchuk and Ruslan Ponomariov, Spaniard Alexei Shirov, Russian Alexander Grischuk, Bulgarian Veselin Topalov, Kramnik and VanWely. 

In the Grandmaster 'B' tournament, GM Zhang Zhong of China took the sole lead after beating Women GM Alexandra Kosteniuk of Russia.

Results Round 3:

V Anand (2) drew Loek Van Wely (Ned, 1.5); J Polgar (Hun, 2) beat J Timman (Ned, 1); V Kramnik (Rus, 1.5) beat E Bareev (Rus, 2); A Shirov (Esp, 1.5) drew V Ivanchuk (Ukr, 1.5); A Grischuk (Rus, 1.5) drew A Karpov (Rus, 2); M Krasenkow (Pol, 1) drew R Ponomariov (Ukr, 1.5); T Radjabov (Aze, 0.5) lost to Veselin Topalov (Bul, 1.5).

Grandmaster "B" tournament:

S Karjakin (Ukr, 2) beat H Jonkman (Ned, 1); I Rogers (Aus, 2) beat P Acs (Hun, 0.5) F Nijboer (Ned, 2) beat J Hector (Swe, 1.5); D Stellwagen (Ned, 2) beat K Humpy (1); J Van der Wiel (Ned, 1.5) drew A Naiditsch (Ger, 2); A Kosteniuk (Rus, 0.5) lost to Z Zhong (Chn, 2.5); V Cmilyte (Ltu, 0.5) lost to D De Vreugt (Ned, 2).

The moves: V Anand v/s Loek Van Wely

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8. Na3 b5 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. Nd5 f5 11. c3 Bg7 12. Bd3 Be6 13. Q h5 O-O 14. exf5 Bxd5 15. f6 e4 16. fxg7 Re8 17. Be2 Re5 18. Qh6 b4 19. Nc 2 bxc3 20. bxc3 Qg5 21. Qxg5 Rxg5 22. O-O Be6 23. Rfd1 Rc5 24. Rxd6 Rxc3 25. Ne3 Nb4 26. a4 Nc2 27. Nxc2 Draw agreed.

Judit Polgar v/s Jan Timman

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 Qc7 7. O-O Nf6 8. Be3 Bb4 9. Na4 Be7 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. Nb6 Rb8 12. Nxc8 Qxc8 13. Bd4 d5 14. exd5 cxd5 15. c4 O-O 16. Rc1 dxc4 17. Rxc4 Qb7 18. Qc2 Nd5 19. b3 Rfd8 20. Qb2 Nb6 21. Rc2 Na4 22. Qa1 Qe4 23. Rd2 Bc5 24. Bxc5 Nxc5 25. Qc3 Rxd2 26. Qxd2 g6 27. Rc1 Qe5 28. f4 Qf5 29. Qd6 Rc8 30. b4 Qe4 31. Qd2 Black resigned.

Vladimir Kramnik v/s Evgeny Bareev

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. h5 Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 Ngf6 11. Bf4 e6 12. O-O-O Be7 13. Ne4 Nxe4 14. Qxe4 Nf6 15. Qd3 Qd5 16. c4 Qe4 17. Qxe4 Nxe4 18. Be3 Nd6 19. b3 Bf6 20. g4 b5 21. Nd2 Kd7 22. Kc2 Bd8 23. Nf3 Bf6 24. Ne5+ Kc7 25. c5 Bxe5 26. dxe5 Nc8
27. Rh3 Ne7 28. Rf3 Rhf8 29. Rd6 a5 30. g5 hxg5 31. Bxg5 Nf5 32. Rd1 a4 33. b4 Kc8 34. Rfd3 Ra7 35. Rd8+ Rxd8 36. Rxd8+ Kb7 37. Kc3 Ka 6 38. Kd3 Rc7 39. Ke4 Kb7 40. Rd1 Kc8 41. Rd8+ Kb7 42. Kf4 Rc8 43. Rd7+ Rc7 44. Rd3 Kc8 45. Rd8+ Kb7 46. Bf6 g6 47. hxg6 fxg6 48. Kg5 Black resigned.

Veselin Topalov v/s Teimour Radjabov

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Qc2 b6 9. Bf4 Ba6 10. Nbd2 Nbd7 11. Rfd1 Rc8 12. Rac1 Nh5 13. e4 Nxf4 14. gxf4 Nf6 15. Ne5 Nh5 16. Qa4 Bxc4 17. Nxc6 b5 18. Qa6 Rxc6 19. Qxc6 Nxf4 20. Nxc4 bxc4 21. exd5 exd5 22. Rc3 Bh4 23. Rg3 Re8 24. Rg4 Re 6 25. Qc5 Nxg2 26. Rxg2 a6 27. Qa3 g6 28. Qc3 Qe7 29. b3 Qa3 30. Qc2 Qe7 31. Kf1 cxb3 32. Qxb3 Qd6 33. Qd3 Qf4 34. Qd2 Qf5 35. Qd3 Re4 36. Qb3 Kg7 37. Qd3 h5 38. Qb3 Bf6 39. Rg3 Rf4 40. Qe3 h4 41. Rg2 Rf3
42. Qe2 a5 43. Kg1 Rf4 44. Kh1 Re4 45. Qf1 a4 46. Rd2 Bxd4 47. Qd1 Be5 48. f3 Rb4 49. Rd3 h3 50. Re2 d4 51. Rf2 Bf4 52. Qe2 Rb1+ 53. Rd1 d3 54. Qf1 Rxd1 55. Qxd1 d2 56. Re2 Qd3 57. Rf2 Be3 58. Rf1 Bd4 59. a3 Kg8 60. f4 Qe4+ 61. Rf3 Bf2 White resigned.

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