Penultimate Round At Bazna

Penultimate Round At Bazna

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After a rest day, the ninth and penultimate round of the Bazna Kings tournament in Romania saw no change in the standings with all three games ending in draws.

Local star Nisipeanu (pictured) has had a good tournament and held Carlsen to a draw with the sharp Schliemann Defence to the Ruy Lopez.

Magnus Carlsen therefore takes a full point lead into the final round on Friday. The games in the last round start at the earlier time of 13:30 EEST (GMT+3).

The standings after round nine:

 Carlsen, Magnus   NOR  2813  
 Gelfand, Boris  ISR  2741  
 Radjabov, Teimour  AZE  2740  
 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter  ROU  2672 4
 Ponomariov, Ruslan  UKR  2733  
 Wang Yue  CHN  2752 3

The final round games are:

 Wang Yue   Magnus Carlsen 
 Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu   Ruslan Ponomariov 
 Boris Gelfand  Teimour Radjabov

The games from round nine:



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