Magnus Carlsen UNSTOPPABLE at the Grenke Chess Classic 2019

The world champion finished the tournament with 7.5 points from 9 rounds played, he won his last victory against Frenchman Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Second place went to Fabiano Caruana after his tie with Levon Aronian, getting 6 points. Third place went to German Arkadij Naiditsch with 5 points after his victory against Georg Meier. Vachier in fourth place with 5 points, Viswanathan Anand, Peter Svidler and Aronian in fifth, sixth and seventh with 4.5. Vallejo in the eighth with 4 points and in the ninth and tenth Meier and Keymer with 2 points. The tournament was held from April 18 to 29 in Karlsruhe (Germany), with ten of the best players in the world.

Carlsen with one of his best performances of 2019 gets 2875 points in the FIDE ranking, which leaves him only eight points to beat his own world record of 2882.

The pace of play was 100 minutes for the first 40 moves, 50 minutes for the next 20, and 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increase of 30 seconds per move from the first move.

In the tiebreaker system were the number of wins, the number of wins with Black and the result by direct duel. For this reason Arkadij Naiditsch obtained third place, as he had three victories while Vachier only had two.

CLASSIFICATION COMPLETED THE 9TH ROUND

Place Competitor Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points Wins
1 Carlsen, Magnus 2845 ** ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 7.5 6
2 Caruana, Fabiano 2819 ½ ** 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 6 3
3 Naiditch, Arkady 2695 ½ 0 ** ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 5 3
4 Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 2773 0 ½ ½ ** ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5 2
5 Svidler, Peter 2735 0 ½ 1 ½ ** ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 4.5 2
6 Anand, Viswanathan 2774 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ** ½ 1 0 1 4.5 2
7 Aronian, Levon 2763 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ** ½ ½ ½ 4.5 1
8 Vallejo Pons, Francisco 2693 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ** ½ 1 4 1
9 Meier, George 2628 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ ** 0 2 1
10 Keymer, Vicent 2516 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ** 2 1

Fotos del evento

Vincent Keymer

Magnus Carlsen

Arkadij Naiditsch

Fabiano Caruana

Francisco Vallejo Pons

Georg Meier

Maxime Vacher-Lagrave

Peter Svidler

Viswanathan Anand

Round 9 Grenke Chess

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