29 April 2019
Magnus Carlsen Keeps Leading the Race at GRENKE Chess Classic
Final round is ahead.
Photo: Georgios Souleidis
The eighth round of the GRENKE Chess Classic was played in Baden-Baden on April 28. Magnus Carlsen defeated Peter Svidler, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave outplayed the youngest participant Vincent Keymer, while Fabiano Caruana beat Georg Meier thus maintaining the suspense in the tournament's race. The games Aronian - Anand and Vallejo - Naiditsch were drawn.
Standings after Round 8:
1. Magnus Carlsen - 6.5
2. Fabiano Caruana - 5.5
3. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - 5
4-7. Peter Svidler, Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, Arkadij Naiditsch - 4
8. Francisco Vallejo Pons - 3
9-10. Vincent Keymer, Georg Meier - 2.
Round 9 pairings:
Carlsen - Vachier-Lagrave, Caruana - Aronian, Naiditsch - Meier, Keymer - Vallejo, Anand -Svidler.