Carlsen Seals Nanjing Victory

Carlsen Seals Nanjing Victory

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Oct 29, 2010, 8:56 AM |
49 | Chess Event Coverage

The Kid is back! After a brief spell of disappointing performances in the Olympiad and Bilbao, Magnus Carlsen has won the Nanjing Pearl Springs Masters 2010 with a round to spare.

Carlsen brushed aside Topalov in round nine, first gaining the upper hand with black pieces and then pouncing on a tactical error from the Bulgarian to secure the win.

With the other games ending all-square, Carlsen leads by an unassailable 1.5 points going into the last day.

Carlsen_Rd9.jpg


The standings with one round remaining:

 Carlsen, Magnus 2826
 Bacrot, Etienne 2716 5
 Anand, Viswanathan 2800 5
 Gashimov, Vugar 2719 4
 Topalov, Veselin 2803
 Wang Yue 2732 3

 

 

 

 

The final round starts 4.5 hours earlier (at 10:00 local time) to allow time for the closing ceremony, and the games will be Carlsen v Gashimov, Anand v Bacrot, and Wang Yue v Topalov.

 

Picture from the official website

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