Magnus Carlsen in Paris GCT 2017 – Leuven next!

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while but I’ve been super busy so here it is!!! The tournament in Paris was very unpredictable. In the first game that took place on Sunday, Carlsen started off with a loss. On the other hand, Hikaru Nakamura was the dominant player in the first games which made me super happy 😀 I do like Carlsen also though.

The tournament was a combination of Blitz and rapid games. The participants were Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, Alexander Grischuk, Mamedyarov Shakhriyar, Vachier-Lagrave, Bacrot Etienne, Caruana Fabiano, Topalov Veselin and Karjakin Sergey.

After losing 4 games, Magnus scored 3 points less but managed to pull himself together in time and defeated Wesley So in the final game.

The following were the final standings

Position Name Fed Rating Points
1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 2832 14
2 Grischuk, Alexander RUS 2761 13
3 Nakamura, Hikaru USA 2785 12
4 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar AZE 2800 11
5 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime FRA 2796 11
6 So, Wesley USA 2812 9
7 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 2781 8
8 Topalov, Veselin BUL 2749 5
9 Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2708 4
10 Caruana, Fabiano USA 2808 3

About Magnus Carlsen

Carlsen is a Norwegian grandmaster who earned his grandmaster title at the age of 13. He was the world champion in 2014 and 2015. His Paris success increased his Fide rating to 2900. Three years ago, Carlsen was considered stronger than the legends Garry Kasparov and Bobby Fischer. You may also like https://www.chessable.com/blog/2016/12/10/openings-magnus-carlsen/

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