Israeli GM Maxim Rothstein came out in the third round of world chess Cup held in Tbilisi.
In the second round he won 1.5:0.5 Briton Michael Adams.
In the third round, the Israelis will play the native of Kharkov Anton Kovalyov (Canada), who in the second round was won by former world champion Viswanathan Anand.
Boris Gelfand today will play a tie-break against Wang Hao (China). In case of victory in the third round he will meet the winner of the match Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan), Yuriy Kuzubov (Ukraine).
It is known, only two pairs of the third round: Rothstein — Kovalev and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) — Alexander Lenderman (born in Leningrad, playing for team USA).