2019-05-29

Moscow Grand Prix 2019

The Moscow Grand Prix is taking place in the Central Chess Player's House in the center of Moscow from 17 to 30 May.  It's first of the four tournaments of the FIDE Grand Prix series. 22 of the world's top players are fighting for two spots in next year's Candidates Tournament to select a challenger for the World Championship title. The players will be competing for a total of €800,000 in prizes, with €130,000 in each Grand Prix and additional €280,000 for performance in the whole Series.

Official site


Players: Anish Giri (2787, Netherlands); Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2781, Azerbaijan); Ian Nepomniachtchi (2773, Russia); Alexander Grischuk (2772, Russia); Levon Aronian (2762, Armenia); Hikaru Nakamura (2761, USA); Teimour Radjabov (2759, Azerbaijan); Wesley So (2754, USA); Sergey Karjakin (2752, Russia); Peter Svidler (2739, Russia); Wei Yi (2736, China); Nikita Vitiugov (2734, Russia); Jan-Krzysztof Duda (2728, Poland); Radoslaw Wojtaszek (2724, Poland)
Dmitry Jakovenko (2708, Russia); Daniil Dubov (2690, Russia)

Time control: 90 min/40 moves + 30 min - with +30 sec increment from move 1

Schedule:
Every round starts at 12:00 UTC.

May 17-18 – Round 1 (May 19 – Tie-break)
May 20-21 – Round 2 (May 22 - Tie-break)
May 23-24 – Semi-final (May 25 – Tie-break)
May 27-28 – Final (May 29 – Tie-break)


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Read the reports of Peter Doggers -
FIDE Grand Prix Starts Friday In Moscow
Duda, Nepomniachtchi, Wojtaszek Start With Wins At FIDE Grand Prix Moscow
Top GMs Exit Early After Bloody FIDE Grand Prix Day 2
Nakamura, So Through To Round 2 FIDE Grand Prix Moscow
Wojtaszek Knocks Out Svidler From FIDE Moscow Grand Prix
Grischuk, Nepomniachtchi, Nakamura Advance In FIDE Grand Prix 

The official broadcaster is worldchess.com

2019-05-25

7th Marmaris Karya 2019

The 7th Marmaris Karya 2019 is held in Pineta Park Delux Hotel Marmaris - Turkey from 25th to 29th May 2019.
Time control: 90 '+ 30' 'for move Players: Alaz, Ahmet Efekan; Mgeladze, Tamaz; Ozkan, Taha; Tanriverdi, Enes; Kilic, Efe Mert; Papenin, Nikolai; Darban, Morteza; Eminov, Orkhan; Morozov, Nichita; Sibashvili, Giorgi

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    May 25, 2019    08:00 
Round 2    May 25, 2019    14:00 
Round 3    May 26, 2019    07:00 
Round 4    May 26, 2019    13:00 
Round 5    May 27, 2019    07:00 
Round 6    May 27, 2019    13:00 
Round 7    May 28, 2019    07:00 
Round 8    May 28, 2019    13:00 
Round 9    May 29, 2019    06:00 
Round 10    May 29, 2019    12:00 


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2019-05-22

Zone 3.4 FIDE Championships 2019

Zone 3.4 FIDE Men and Women Championships takes place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from 22nhd to 29th May 2019.

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

22.05.2019 1 round 09:00
23.05.2019 2 round 04:00
23.05.2019 3 round 10:00
24.05.2019 4 round 09:00
25.05.2019 5 round 09:00
26.05.2019 6 round 09:00
27.05.2019 7 round 09:00
28.05.2019 8 round 09:00
29.05.2019 9 round 04:00

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Energi Danmark Champions Battle 2019

Magnus Carlsen is simuling 24 players in the Circus Building in Copenhagen. He will play then 2 rapid games against vice Danish Champion IM Jonas Buhl Bjerre.

Official site

Schedule in CEST:
19.00 Simul - Magnus vs 24 opponents.
20.30 Pause
21.00 Live interview: Peter Lund Madsen (brain scientist) and Magnus Carlsen
21.45 Energi Danmark Champions Battle 2019: Magnus Carlsen vs. IM Jonas Buhl Bjerre

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2019-05-19

8th Llucmajor Open 2019

The 8th international Llucmajor is a 9-round Swiss open held from 19 to 26 May, 2019 in Llucmajor, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Time control: 90 min. for the entire game, + 30-sec. increment starting from move one.

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    May 19, 2019    08:00 
Round 2    May 19, 2019    18:30 
Round 3    May 20, 2019    18:30 
Round 4    May 21, 2019    18:30 
Round 5    May 22, 2019    18:30 
Round 6    May 23, 2019    18:30 
Round 7    May 24, 2019    18:30 
Round 8    May 25, 2019    14:30 
Round 9    May 26, 2019    07:30

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You can see games from previous issues of the tournament with computer analysis at ChessBomb:
7th Llucmajor Open 2018
6th Llucmajor Open 2017
5th Llucmajor Open 2016
4th Llucmajor Open 2015
3rd Llucmajor Open 2014


2019-05-18

German Team Cup 2019

The German Team Cup 2019 is  the final stage of the German Club Cup, held from 16-17 March 2019 in Wolfhagen.
 Time control: 100 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 50 minutes for the rest of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one
On Saturday special guests are Heilbronner SV, Sfr Emstal/Wolfhagen, SV Lingen 1959 and SG Post/Süd Regensburg.

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round Semi-final    May 18, 2019    12:00 
Round Final and 3rd Place Match    May 19, 2019    08:00 

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SWVG Arnold Classic Rapid 2019

The SWVG Arnold Classic Rapid is an open swiss tournament taking place from 18-19 May 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Time control: players receive 25 minutes each plus a 10 second increment per move.
The event includes a Prestige rapid section which will feature many of the top players from Southern African. The top seeds are GM Sahaj Grover from India and IM Daniel Cawdery from South Africa.


Official site

Schedule:
The rapid event will be played over 10 rounds with 7 games on Saturday and 3 on Sunday morning. The time control is 25/25 + 10 secs per move and the round times are indicated in the brochure attached.


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2019-05-17

Top 12 French Team Championship 2019

The top 12 French Team Championship is an 11 rounds round robin tournament taking place from 18 to 28 May in Brest, France. 
Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 min. to the end of the game, and 30-sec. increment.

Official site

Schedule in UTC:
Round 1    May 18, 2019    13:15 
Round 2    May 19, 2019    12:15 
Round 3    May 20, 2019    12:15 
Round 4    May 21, 2019    12:15 
Round 5    May 22, 2019    12:15 
Round 6    May 23, 2019    12:15 
Round 7    May 24, 2019    12:15 
Round 8    May 25, 2019    12:15 
Round 9    May 26, 2019    12:15 
Round 10    May 27, 2019    12:15 
Round 11    May 28, 2019    11:15   

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2019-05-16

Saint Louis Norm Congress 2019

The Saint Louis Norm Congress GMIM 2019 are a 10-player round-robin tournaments  held in the Saint Louis Chess Club from 16 to 21 May 2019.
Time control: 90 minutes for the entire game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move 1.
The GM tournament features: Banawa, Joel Cholo B.; Shtembuliak, Evgeny; Boros, Denes; Ali Marandi, Cemil Can; Abrahamyan, Tatev; Jacobson, Brandon; Wang, Justin; Hong, Andrew; Escalante Ramirez, Brian Sebasti; Korley, Kassa

The IM tournament features: Jacobson, Aaron; Gauri, Shankar; Ezra, Paul Chambers; Torres Rosas, Luis Carlos; Rosen, Eric S; Kiewra, Keaton F; Wu, Rochelle; Giannatos, Peter; Chiku-Ratte, Olivier-Kenta; Grabinsky, Aaron

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    May 16, 2019    22:00 
Round 2    May 17, 2019    16:00 
Round 3    May 17, 2019    22:00 
Round 4    May 18, 2019    16:00 
Round 5    May 18, 2019    22:00 
Round 6    May 19, 2019    16:00 
Round 7    May 19, 2019    22:00 
Round 8    May 20, 2019    16:00 
Round 9    May 21, 2019    16:00


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2019-05-15

Hersonissos Open 2019

The Hersonissos Open is being held at the 5-star Lyttos Beach Hotel in Hersonissos, Crete, Greece, from 15-23 May.

Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes till the end, with a 30 second increment.

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    May 15, 2019    13:00 
Round 2    May 16, 2019    13:00 
Round 3    May 17, 2019    13:00 
Round 4    May 18, 2019    13:00 
Round 5    May 19, 2019    13:00 
Round 6    May 20, 2019    13:00 
Round 7    May 21, 2019    13:00 
Round 8    May 22, 2019    13:00 
Round 9    May 23, 2019    12:00   

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Finale CUP RH 2019

Finale CUP RH 2019, organized by the Croatian Chess Federation in Mali Lošinj from 15th to 19th May 2019.
Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes with a 30 second addition for each move

Schedule
Round Date Time
Round 1 2019/05/15 15,00
Round 2 2019/05/16 09,30
Round 3 2019/05/16 16,30
Round 4 2019/05/17 15,00
Round 5 2019/05/18 15,00
Round 6 2019/05/19 09,30


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2019-05-14

IMSA World Masters - Men and Women Championships 2019

The IMSA World Masters - Men and Women Championships 2019 are taking place from May - 12th to 18th in Hengshui, China.

Time control: 15+10

The top ten seeds among men are:
Wang, Hao CHN 2795; Yu, Yangyi CHN 2784; Andreikin, Dmitry RUS 2759; Korobov, Anton UKR 2756; Dominguez Perez, Leinier USA 2752; Rapport, Richard HUN 2739; Bu, Xiangzhi CHN 2722; Gelfand, Boris ISR 2719; Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS 2718; Le, Quang Liem VIE 2706

The top ten seeds among women are: 
Lei, Tingjie CHN 2528; Muzychuk, Mariya UKR 2511; Kosteniuk, Alexandra RUS 2498; Gunina, Valentina RUS 2491;Abdumalik, Zhansaya KAZ 2490; Tan, Zhongyi CHN 2482; Dzagnidze, Nana GEO 2474; Koneru, Humpy IND 2472; Stefanova, Antoaneta BUL 2455; Ushenina, Anna UKR 2444;

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

May 14 Rapid Open & Women Round 1-4   06:00
May 15 Rapid Open & Women Round 5-7 06:00
May 16 Rapid Open & Women Round 8-11 05:00


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2019-05-12

Archibald Chess Professional 2019

Archibald Chess Professional 2019 is held from 12 to 19 May 2019 in Sochi, Russia.

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    May 12, 2019    12:00 
Round 2    May 13, 2019    12:00 
Round 3    May 14, 2019    07:00 
Round 4    May 14, 2019    12:30 
Round 5    May 15, 2019    12:00 
Round 6    May 16, 2019    12:00 
Round 7    May 17, 2019    12:00 
Round 8    May 18, 2019    12:00 
Round 9    May 19, 2019    12:00   

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2019 Cote d'Ivoire Rapid & Blitz – Recap Day 4


There was a shake up in the standings after day one of the blitz. Magnus Carlsen is still the sole leader, 2.5 points ahead his closest rival, Maxime Lachier-Lagrave. The Frenchman was unstoppable today, winning all his games in the first half of the tournament. This result allowed him to leapfrog Hikaru Nakamura and inch closer to the tournament leader. Tomorrow, at the end of the nine more blitz games, the winner of the tournament will be determined.

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Combined rapid and day 1 blitz standings. In the rapid, a win is worth 2 points, a draw is 1 point and a loss is 0. In the blitz, a win is 1 point, a draw is .5 points and a loss is 0
Magnus Carlsen hasn’t been content with the flow of his game even though he dominated the rapid with 7.5/9. Today, he was even more critical of his play, feeling early on that it was going to be “one of those days”. He started the day with a draw against the lowest seed, Bassem Amin, and loss to Vachier-Lagrave. He regrouped by defeating Veselin Topalov and Sergey Karjakin in the middle of the day and drawing the rest, ending the day with 5.5/9. Even with his self-described mediocre play, he still has a commanding lead over the field.
Magnus Carlsen
Today was the Maxime Vachier-Lagrave show. The super grandmaster cruised through the field in the first half. After a getting a bit of a lucky break in his first game against Wesley So, he went on to win four more games, defeating Carlsen, Nakamura, Amin and Wei Yi. In the second half of the day he scored 1.5/4, thus ending the day with 6.5/9. He has overcome a two point gap in a previous edition of Paris Grand Chess Tour, and if he can keep up the momentum, he can certainly do it again tomorrow.
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

Hikaru Nakamura started the day in second place but fell behind after his slow start of .5/3. The reigning US Champion recuperated in the later rounds, but only scored 4.5/9, which is enough for third place, a point behind Vachier-Lagrave. His countryman Wesley So also moved down in the standings with the result of 7 draws and two losses. This result allowed Ding Liren to surpass him, moving to fourth place.

Ian Nepomniachtchi had the second best result of the day, scoring 5.5 points. Due to his poor showing in the rapid, this result only moves him up two spots to 7th place, two spots higher in the standings.

Sergey Karjakin is still looking to find his form in this event. The former World Blitz Champion did not win any games in the rapid portion and only scored four points today. Veselin Topalov only scored 3.5 points in the blitz, but he was the only player who managed to defeat Vachier-Lagrave.

Bassem Amin is the lowest seed of the event and isn’t as used to facing such high class opposition on a regular basis, but that has not stopped him from delivering several upsets. Thus far, he has defeated Nakamura twice, the former World Champion Veselin Topalov, and secured a draw against Magnus Carlsen. He certainly could have had more points had he not spoiled several of his winning advantages.
Ian Nepomniachtchi
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Grand Chess Tour Cote D’Ivoire 2019

The Côte D’Ivoire is the 1st stage of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour. It takes place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast from May 8th to May 12th 2019. The event features famous chess stars as Carlsen, Magnus; Wei, Yi; Nakamura, Hikaru; Topalov, Veselin; Karjakin, Sergey; So, Wesley; Ding, Liren; Nepomniachtchi, Ian; Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime; Amin, Bassem.

The rapid section is a round-robin with 3 rounds a day on the first 3 days with 25 minutes and a 10-second delay from move 1. The final 2 days are a blitz double round-robin, with 18 rounds of 5 minutes + 3-second delay blitz. Rapid games count double, with 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw.

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    May 8, 2019    17:00 
Round 2    May 8, 2019    18:30 
Round 3    May 8, 2019    20:00 
Round 4    May 9, 2019    17:00 
Round 5    May 9, 2019    18:30 
Round 6    May 9, 2019    20:00 
Round 7    May 10, 2019    17:00 
Round 8    May 10, 2019    18:30 
Round 9    May 10, 2019    20:00 
Round B1    May 11, 2019    14:00 
Round B2    May 11, 2019    14:30 
Round B3    May 11, 2019    15:00 
Round B4    May 11, 2019    15:30 
Round B5    May 11, 2019    16:00 
Round B6    May 11, 2019    16:30 
Round B7    May 11, 2019    17:00 
Round B8    May 11, 2019    17:30 
Round B9    May 11, 2019    18:00 
Round B10    May 12, 2019    14:00 
Round B11    May 12, 2019    14:30 
Round B12    May 12, 2019    15:00 
Round B13    May 12, 2019    15:30 
Round B14    May 12, 2019    16:00 
Round B15    May 12, 2019    16:30 
Round B16    May 12, 2019    17:00 
Round B17    May 12, 2019    17:30 
Round B18    May 12, 2019    18:00


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Read the article of Alessandro Parodi - Carlsen vs So Today As Grand Chess Tour Takes Off In Ivory Coast
Carlsen, Wei Lead Ivory Coast Rapid & Blitz After Day 1
Report on round 2 - Carlsen Unstoppable At Ivory Coast Rapid & Blitz 
Report on round 3 - Carlsen Leading The Way At Côte d’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz

2019-05-11

Chinese Chess Championship 2019


The Chinese Championship 2019 is a 12-player round-robin held from 11 to 22 May in Xinghua.
Players: Wen, Yang; Xu, Xiangyu; Xu, Yinglun; Zhao, Jun; Bai, Jinshi; Liu, Yan; Lu, Shanglei; Zhao, Yuanhe; Li, Shilong; Peng, Xiongjian; Xu, Jun; Xu, Yi

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    May 11, 2019    06:30 
Round 2    May 12, 2019    06:30 
Round 3    May 13, 2019    06:30 
Round 4    May 14, 2019    06:30 
Round 5    May 15, 2019    06:30 
Round 6    May 16, 2019    06:30 
Round 7    May 18, 2019    06:30 
Round 8    May 19, 2019    06:30 
Round 9    May 20, 2019    06:30 
Round 10    May 21, 2019    06:30 
Round 11    May 22, 2019    05:30 



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2019 Cote d'Ivoire Rapid & Blitz – Recap Day 3

Day 3 Recap


Magnus Carlsen had another successful day scoring 2.5/3 and thus winning the rapid portion of Abidjan. With this result, he extended his lead to three points ahead of the field and crossed 2900 in rapid. Hikaru Nakamura remains in second place. Today was also the comeback day for Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Wesley So, both of whom are tied for third place, four points behind Carlsen. Tomorrow, is the first day of the blitz with a total of 9 games.

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Final rapid standings. In the rapid a win is worth 2 points, a draw is 1 point and a loss is 0
Round 7

The day kicked off with four convincing wins. Magnus Carlsen completely annihilated local favorite Bassem Amin with the black pieces. His closest rival, Hikaru Nakamura, miraculously escaped with a draw against Wei Yi, thus allowing Carlsen to extend his lead to three points. Ding Liren’s bishop pair penetrated Sergey Karjakin’s kingside, leaving the Russian grandmaster’s long king defenseless. Ian Nepomniachtchi’s tournament went from bad to worse with another loss against Wesley So in an Italian. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s superb handling of the Najdorf secured him a full point against Veselin Topalov in under 30 moves.
Magnus Carlsen
Round 8

Carlsen’s draw against world number three Ding Liren was enough to clinch the win of the rapid portion. Nakamura was unable to defeat his countryman Wesley So in a knight endgame, thus losing all hope of catching him with one round remaining. Vachier-Lagrave won his second game with a tactical sequence, delivering Nepomniachtchi his second loss in a row. The game between Topalov and Amin was a roller coaster, with the former World Champion winning for most of the game, but his inexplicable blunder on move 71 turned the tables. Amin described his win as lucky but ultimately was happy about the turn of event. Karjakin is still looking for his first win of the event, as his attempt against Wei Yi didn’t prove to be fruitful.
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Round 9

Carlsen was slightly worse out of the opening, but Wei Yi’s’ impatient pawn grab allowed a lot of counterplay. Several moves later, the Chinese grandmaster found himself in a dire situation and gave up his queen for two pieces; he resigned 30 moves later. With a win over Nepomniachtchi - who lost all his games today - Nakamura maintained his second place, three points behind Carlsen. Vachier-Lagrave moved up in the rankings with his third win of the day over Amin. The African Champion failed to find the only defensive resource at the criminal moment and was left defenseless when the Frenchman’s rook penetrated down the f file. Karjakin self-destructed against So and the win allowed the American to join Vachier-Lagrave in a tie for third place. Ding Liren had a miraculous save against Topalov down two pawns in an endgame.
Wesley So
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Polish Chess Championship LOTTO 2019

Polish Chess Championship LOTTO 2019 is a 10-player round-robin tournament, held  from 11 to 19 May in Warsaw, Poland.  The first two winers will qualify for the Polish Olympiad team.
Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment starting from move 1.

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

05/11/2019 14:00 - the first round
05/12/2019 14:00 - II round
05/13/2019 14:00 - III round
05/14/2019 14:00 - IV round
05/15/2019 14:00 - V round
05/16/2019 14:00 - VI round
05/17/2019 14:00 - VII round
18/05/2019 14:00 - VIII round
05/19/2019 14:00 - XIX round

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Stavropol Cup 2019

Stavropol Cup 2019 is a 9-round Swiss tournament, held between 11th and 12th May 2019 in Stavropol, Russia.

Official site

Schedule in UTC:

Round 1    May 11, 2019    09:10 
Round 2    May 11, 2019    10:00 
Round 3    May 11, 2019    11:00 
Round 4    May 11, 2019    12:30 
Round 5    May 11, 2019    13:30 
Round 6    May 12, 2019    08:00 
Round 7    May 12, 2019    09:00 
Round 8    May 12, 2019    10:00 
Round 9    May 12, 2019    11:00 

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2019-05-10

38th Mukachevo Rating 2019

38th Mukachevo Rating 2019 is held from May 9 to May 14 . In tournament take part 10 players from Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Russia and Hungary. Average rating - 2292.

Time control: 90 min. + 15 min. after 40 move + 30 sec. for each move for the rest of a game

Official site

Schedule

Round 1 2019/05/09 16-00
Round 2 2019/05/10 10-00
Round 3 2019/05/10 16-00
Round 4 2019/05/11 10-00
Round 5 2019/05/11 16-00
Round 6 2019/05/12 17-00
Round 7 2019/05/13 10-00
Round 8 2019/05/13 16-00
Round 9 2019/05/14 10-00

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2019 Cote d'Ivoire Rapid & Blitz – Recap Day 2

Day 2 Recap


Magnus Carlsen has no intention of slowing his pace this tournament and repeated his dominant performance today. The World Champion now sits on top of the standings with 10/12, a two point lead over the rest of the field. Although his results both days have been remarkable, he was critical of his chess in day one and felt as though there was more to his game today. His closest rival is the reigning Grand Chess Tour Champion Hikaru Nakamura. Tomorrow will be the last day of the rapid.

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Standings after round 6. In the rapid a win is worth 2 points, a draw is 1 point and a loss is 0
Round 4

The day kicked off with a bloody round with four decisive games. Magnus Carlsen emerged as the sole leader by defeating his 2016 world crown challenger, Sergey Karjakin. The World Champion’s knight pair unleashed an attack on Karjakin’s king . His co-leader, 19-year old Wei Yi, was not able to keep pace. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s bishop pair was too powerful in the Petroff endgame, as his king marched up the board, collecting the Chinese player’s pawns. Hikaru Nakamura leapfrogged Wei Yi by managing the middlegame complications against Veselin Topalov better than his opponent and winning a clean game. Bassem Amin is still trying to find his footing, as he suffered his fourth loss in a row. A careless mistake on move 25 changed the structure in the center in an unfavorable way for the African Champion. Ian Nepomniachtchi was unforgiving and finished his opponent off with tact in 32 moves. Two of the most solid players of the event, Wesley So and Ding Liren, drew their game without any adventures in 37 moves.
Magnus Carlsen with Maurice Ashley
Round 5

After keeping the tension in a complicated Najdorf for a long time, Vachier-Lagrave self destructed when he decided to go pawn hunting. Carlsen was unforgiving of his opponent’s greediness, taking advantage of his opponent’s stranded rook. The World Champion scored his second victory in a row, moving to 9/10. The hero of the round was Bassem Amin, who played a spoiler, coming back from a lost position to defeat none other than Hikaru Nakamura; this turn of events left Nakamura at 6/10, thus allowing Carlsen to extend his lead to three points. Wei Yi joined the second place tie by drawing Wesley So with the white pieces. Ding Liren moved up in the ranks, tying Nakamura and Wei Yi for second place, after Ian Nepomniachtchi blundered in a position where he could have forced a draw. The game between Topalov and Karjakin was quite uneventful and ended with a threefold repetition in 30 moves.
Bassem Amin
Round 6

Nakamura bounced back from his previous round loss with a quick win over Ding Liren. According to Nakamura, the culprit was the Chinese superstar’s poor time management. Ding blitzed out a tactical sequence, missing a key move, and had to resign a few moves later. In the postgame interview, the US Champion explained his loss to Amin as a byproduct of Carlsen winning all his games and thus putting pressure on others to keep pace. He did feel that the gift he received from Ding balanced out his topsy turvy game from the previous round. The rest of the games ended in a draw, including the one between Carlsen and Topalov, thus not changing anything in the standings.
Ding Liren
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