Magnus Carlsen is the the winner of Shamkir Chess 2018!
Congratulations to Magnus Carlsen the winner of The 5th ediditon of the Shamkir Chess 2018!
The World Champion is also the winner of the 2014 and 2015 editions of the Shamkir Chess Super Tournament.
The decisive battle in the last round of Shamkir Chess 2018 in Baku was played between Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlsen and Chinese Ding Liren. The match ended in a draw in the 28th move. Carlsen, who scored 6 points from 9 games, became three-time winner of Shamkir Chess. The Chinese grandmaster took the second place with 5.5 points.
The total prize fund of the fifth edition of Shamkir Chess tournament was €100,000, with €25,000 for first place.
The third place took Sergey Karjakin (Russia) and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) became 4th. Radosław Wojtaszek took the 5th place.
Watch the games of the Shamkir Chess 2018 with computer analysis on ChessBomb.