Sergey Karjakin defeated his compatriot Peter Svidler in a must-win situation to remain in the contention for the 2015 FIDE World Cup title.
In the third game, held today at the Fairmont Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan, Karjakin won with the black pieces to reduce the overall score to 1-2.
It was a fairly complicated position of the Sicilian opening where Svidler made two consecutive mistakes and his position simply collapsed. White resigned on move 30.
In the most exciting World Cup final ever all three games so far ended with decisive results. The fourth and last game with the classical time control is starting Sunday 3pm local time.
Full set of World Cup results and pgn files can be found on http://www.bakuworldcup2015.
Photo gallery is available at http://www.bakuworldcup2015.
The total prize fund of the 2015 FIDE World Chess Cup is 1,6 million USD. In addition, the tournament also awards two places in the 2016 Candidates Tournament, part of the FIDE World Championship cycle.
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