Picture provided by WORLD CHESS Press Office; Evgeny Pogonin

Picture provided by WORLD CHESS Press Office; Evgeny Pogonin

Aronian beats Topalov to join Karjakin and Anand as co-leaders after the latter two drew their games. Svidler sits just a half point back after drawing Nakamura.

Giri v Karjakin

It was an interesting fight between Anish Giri of the Netherlands and Sergey Karjakin of Russia.

Anand v Caruana

Viswanathan Anand of India had a small edge against Fabiano Caruana of the United States. 

Topalov v Aronian

A poor outing from Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria who miscalculated badly to lose one, then another pawn to Levon Aronian of Armenia.  

Nakamura v Svidler

The longest game of the day also had the biggest momentum swings. Hikaru Nakamura of the United States, perhaps still smarting from his loss in Round 2, came out aggressively against Peter Svidler of Russia — pushing a pawn rapidly to d7! as well as infiltrating Svidler’s king position with his queen. 

The full games and PGN files can be found at www.worldchess.com

You can see all the pictures from day 3 in our image gallery.