The 5th Bazna Kings tournament opened with convincing wins for Carlsen and Ivanchuk against Nakamura and Radjabov respectively.
Carlsen played aggressively against Nakamura's QGD, castling queenside and attacking down the g and h-files, eventually breaking through to win.
Ivanchuk took aim at Radjabov's King's Indian defence and blew it apart with a lovely attacking game, which ended with checkmate just two moves away.
Rank outsider Nisipeanu comfortably obtained a draw with the white pieces against Karjakin by engineering a triple repetition of the position after 20 moves. Nothing in the the anti-draw rules could stop that, apparently.
Joint leaders Carlsen and Ivanchuk will meet tomorrow, with Ivanchuk having white. Carlsen tweeted that he is keen to avenge his 2 losses to Chucky at Amber! Who will prevail?
Games start at 15:30 local time (12:30 UTC) except the last round which is 2 hours earlier. June 15 and 20 are rest days.
The time control is 2 hours for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves, then 15 minutes to finish with a 30 second increment after move 60.
The official site with live broadcasts of the games is here, and the full draw can be found here.
Look out for updates at Chess.com!