Carlsen Beats Yue in Semi

Carlsen Beats Yue in Semi

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jun 7, 2009, 12:21 AM |
3 | Chess Event Coverage

Following Ivanchuk's win against Morozevich in the first semi-final in Leon, Magnus Carlsen (pictured) also booked his place in the final by beating Wang Yue in a tough match.

Carlsen couldn't manage to win the first rapid game despite having a rook for bishop advantage, and suffered a reversal in game 2 when Yue crushed his Gruenfeld.  However, Carlsen bounced back immediately to win game 3 in impressive style, thereby taking the match into a blitz play-off following a draw in game 4.

After only drawing with the white pieces in the first blitz game, the pressure was on Carlsen in the second, but he responded brilliantly to win with the black pieces and earn a place in Sunday's final against Ivanchuk.

So, the final starts at 4:30pm local time today (Sunday), with live games available from this page at the official website.

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