Norway Chess R1: Collecting points with basic skills
The games in Altibox Norway Chess' first round were both solid and good - and thus: Very instructive. As the Sofia-rules applies for this tournament, all games were played out before hands were shaken, and we got the chance to see the worlds elite getting use of some skills probably acquired during their very first years as chess players.
By using his elementary skills, Wesley So had no problems keeping the endgame to a draw.
All eyes were on the matchup between world's number one Magnus Carlsen and world's number two Wesley So, but the game didn't turn out to be the show many had hoped for. The players took little risk and played it safe and sound, but despite that - preciseness was required until the last move. Let us take a look at how the American superstar saved a draw against World Champion Magnus Carlsen by knowing his fundamentals: