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12 March 2018

Vladimir Kramnik Takes the Lead at the Candidates Tournament

Round 3 games played in Berlin.

Photo by Vladimir Barsky
Photo by Vladimir Barsky

On March 12, the third round of the FIDE Candidates Tournament was played in Berlin. The Russian Vladimir Kramnik defeated Levon Aronian (Armenia) with black pieces, while the games Karjakin - Grischuk (both from Russia), So (USA) - Ding Liren (China), and Caruana (USA) - Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) were drawn. 

Standings after round 3: 

1. Vladimir Kramnik - 2.5
2-3. Fabiano Caruana, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - 2 
4-5. Alexander Grischuk, Ding Liren - 1.5 
6-7. Levon Aronian, Sergey Karjakin - 1 
8. Wesley So - 0.5.

Tuesday, March 13, is the tournament's free day. 

Round 4 pairings: 

Kramnik - Caruana, Grischuk - Ding Liren, Karjakin - Aronian, Mamedyarov - So. 

Tournament page

Official website

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