Monday, January 28, 2008

Watch for Magnus...

Carlsen won the Corus Grandmaster Group A, as I hoped (totally compensating for his being last in the same top group, last year). His win was jointly with Levon Aronian, one of the three winners of 2007's Corus GM A. It was in fact very close to a triumvirate this year as well, but eventually Anand only drew Kramnik, see here the full report for the last round at Corus. What's also important is that Carlsen defeated Kramnik (currently world champ challenger; former world champ), drew Topalov (currently Elo-rated as world's number 3; former world champ), but lost to Anand (the current world champ); you can replay here the game Kramnik-Carlsen, nicely won by the young chess prodigy.

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