Monday, June 18, 2012

Tal Memorial - Carlsen steals the tournament

Carlsen beat Luke McShane to bring his score to 5.5/8 which was enough to bring him the championship trophy as Caruana went down to Aronian and Radjabov could not win against Nakamura.

So Caruana and Radjabov ties for second while Kramnik, Morozevich and Grischuk still have to win to tie with them. My prediction is Grishuk will beat Tomashevsky while Kramnik and Morozevich will draw their game.

It has been a great tournament with many good games and many tense moments as well as those following the games online will attest to. Congratulations to world number one, Magnus Carlsen for adding another tournament victory to his already impressive list of tournament wins. It's amazing how he always starts his tournaments lukewarm but powers his way to the finish in the last few rounds. It will be great to see him in a world championship match.


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