Carlsen caps stunning Shamkir by beating Grischuk

Magnus Carlsen completed a brilliant 2990 performance in the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir by beating Alexander Grischuk in the final round to end on 7/9, a full two points ahead of Ding Liren and Sergey Karjakin. Grischuk said his opponent played “amazingly well” in what was a third phenomenally good win in a row, taking the World Champion to 2860.8 on the live rating list, heights no-one else has ever reached. His personal record is 2889.2, and he can try to get closer to that when he plays the GRENKE Chess Classic in 10 days’ time.

You can replay all the games from Shamkir Chess 2019 using the selector below: Read more...