Nanjing Round 8 Update

Nanjing Round 8 Update

| 19 | Chess Event Coverage

After a rather subdued round 7 in Nanjing, round 8 was a heartstopping delight.  Carlsen pressed hard in a terrific battle against Wang Yue, and was finally rewarded when Yue went astray after defending bravely for a long time.  Heartbreaking for Yue, but the Carlsen bandwagon just rolls on and on.  His will to win seems incredible!

The Gruenfeld made yet another appearance as Topalov used it to crush Leko, and Jakovenko earned his first victory by gradually subduing Radjabov's Dragon.

All that excitement has stretched out the field, but with just 2 rounds to go Carlsen seems destined to earn a spectacular tournament victory.

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


Tomorrow is another rest day, with rounds 9 and 10 scheduled for 8/9 October.  The official website is here.

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