Shamkir Chess 7: A Magnus masterpiece vs Giri

Magnus Carlsen is the sole leader of the 2019 Gashimov Memorial after scoring a brilliant win over Anish Giri in Round 7. In what seemed a quiet position the World Champion sacrificed a pawn for an attack that quickly became unstoppable, and although Giri avoided losing a miniature he was swept aside in the endgame before losing on time. The other four games were drawn with relatively little incident, meaning everything now rests on Karjakin-Carlsen in Monday’s penultimate round.

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