Pix 1. GM Le Quang Liem of Vietnam in Tromso, Norway. (Photo from official website)
18th August 2013, Kuala Lumpur – Le Quang Liem continues to excel in the third round by beating Alexander Grischuk in the World Cup 2013 in Tromso, Norway.
The Week In Chess website reported that the FIDE World Cup saw a really dramatic day during the first game of the third round of the FIDE World Cup. Favourites Levon Aronian and Alexander Grischuk were defeated and in one of the last games to finish Julio Granda Zuniga was pressing for a win but down to the increment when he blundered an entire piece by transposing the correct order of moves he had calculated.
Levon Aronian was coughing during the game and reportedly hasn't been well but certainly not using this as an excuse so far. Aronian was defeated by Evgeny Tomashevsky who described the win as the best of his career so far.
Le Quang Liem put Alexander Grischuk's Gruenfeld under sustained pressure and the Russian cracked under time pressure. Hikaru Nakamura said he'd had a miserable time playing the same Exchange Ruy Lopez Adhiban tried in the past and gradually outplayed his young Indian Opponent.
Here is the round 3, game 1 of the FIDE World Cup 2013 between Le Quang Liem of Vietnam against Alexander Grischuk of Russia as black in Tromso, Norway.