Yet again both games of the Zurich Chess Challenge ended in draws in Monday’s third round, but don’t let the results deceive you: the fights between the players are getting tougher and tougher! Boris Gelfand played the Najdorf against Vishy Anand and sacrificed a central pawn in the opening. With 19.Qxh5 the Indian could have gained an advantage; after 19.Nc3 the game quickly fizzled out to an equal position which was drawn after 42 moves. Vladimir Kramnik went for the Benoni against Fabiano Caruana which almost guarantees an interesting fight. They split the point at move 53.

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