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Monday, April 28, 2014

Vugar Gashimov Chess Memorial 2014 Round 7: Magnus Carlsen back in Sole Lead

Hello everyone,

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen is back in the lead at the Vugar Gashimov Chess Memorial 2014 after seven rounds in Shamkir.

Carlsen, playing Black, beat Hikaru Nakamura taking their personal score to 10-0. Basically, White did have an advantage, but passive play did him in. Carlsen now jumps into sole lead again at the tournament.

Teimour Radjabov and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov easily drew a Catalan game as did Sergey Karjakin and Fabiano Caruana in a Gruenfeld struggle. 

Standings after Round 7: Magnus Carlsen 4.5, Teimour Radjabov 4.0, Fabiano Caruana, Sergey Karjakin 3.5, Hikaru Nakamura 3.0, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2.5.

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  • At April 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM , Anonymous Aks, Chennai said...

    Well if he can win this after two losses it would be something but he is yet to play caruana in the last round


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