7 July 2019
Magnus Carlsen Triumphant in Croatia Grand Chess Tour
The world champion wins his eighth event in a row.
Photo: Lennart Ootes
In the eleventh round of the 2019 Croatia Grand Chess Tour, Magnus Carlsen defeated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to win the tournament with 8 points out of 11. This is the world champion's 8th tournament victory in a row.
Ian Nepomniachtchi lost to Anish Giri, while the games Karjakin - Caruana, Mamedyarov - Ding Liren, Nakamura - Anand, and Aronian - So were drawn.
Standings after Round 11:
1. Magnus Carlsen - 8
2. Wesley So - 7
3-4. Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian - 6
5-7. Ding Liren, Anish Giri, Ian Nepomniachtchi - 5.5
8. Sergey Karjakin - 5
9-11. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Viswanathan Anand - 4.5
12. Hikaru Nakamura - 4.
The next GCT event is the Rapid & Blitz tournament in Paris (July 27 - August 1).