Nanjing Round 7 Update

Nanjing Round 7 Update

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Round 7 at Nanjing was a relatively quiet affair, with all games ending in fairly quick draws.

In descending order of excitement...

Carlsen held Topalov (pictured) with the black pieces in a Sveshnikov Silician and now looks certain to win the tournament. 

The Gruenfeld seems to be enjoying quite a renaissance at the top levels, and today Jakovenko tried it on for size, achieving a draw against Wang Yue.

Radjabov versus Leko was an uneventful draw.

With 3 rounds to go, Carlsen maintains his commanding 2 point lead:

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


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