Nanjing Round 6 Update

Nanjing Round 6 Update

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Oct 4, 2009, 8:21 AM |
9 | Chess Event Coverage

The second half of the Pearl Spring tournament in Nanjing has already brought something new to the event - someone other than Magnus Carlsen won a game!

For a long time it looked as if that person would be Dmitry Jakovenko, but despite defending well against a speculative piece sacrifice from Veselin Topalov (pictured), he finally slipped just when victory seemed within sight. 

Topalov's aggressive strategy was therefore rewarded and he moves back to even score, with 3/6.

In contrast, Magnus Carlsen found himself very much on the back foot against Peter Leko and had to fight a long rearguard action to maintain his unbeaten record.

Finally, Radjabov could make no impression whatsoever on Wang Yue's resolute defence.

The standings after round 6:

Carlsen, Magnus   NOR   2772 5
Wang Yue  CHN  2736 3
Topalov, Veselin  BUL  2813 3
Leko, Peter  HUN  2762  
Radjabov, Teimour  AZE  2757  
Jakovenko, Dmitry  RUS  2742 2

 



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