A high-octane chess early in the third round: six decisive games out of eight! The Russians were the main victims of the battle, losing all four games, joined by Antoaneta Stefanova and Bela Khotenashvili.
Grandmaster Sergey Shipov, whose voice is so familiar by now for the Russian-speaking chess fans, shared with us his view on the key moments of the day.
“A very interesting day due to the impressive percentage of wins. I enjoyed the exciting games, but cannot shake off negative emotions following four Russian losses. What an unexpected disaster! Yet I have to admit their losses were deserving.