8 April 2019

Magnus Carlsen Wins Vugar Gashimov Memorial with One Round to Go

Grischuk, Karjakin and Ding Liren share 2-4 places.

Photo: Eteri Kublashvili
Photo: Eteri Kublashvili

The eighth round of the sixth tournament in memory of Vugar Gashimov was played in Shamkir on April 8. Magnus Carlsen defeated Sergey Karjakin to become the winner of the super tournament for the fourth time. 

Alexander Grischuk bested David Navara, Ding Liren outplayed Veselin Topalov, while the games Radjabov - Anand and Giri - Mamedyarov were drawn.  

Standings after round 8:

1. Magnus Carlsen - 6
2-4. Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Grischuk, Ding Liren - 4.5
5-6. Viswanathan Anand, Teimour Radjabov - 4
7-8. David Navara, Veselin Topalov - 3.5
9. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - 3
10. Anish Giri - 2.5.

Round 9 pairings:

Anand - Topalov, Navara - Radjabov, Carlsen - Grischuk, Mamedyarov - Karjakin, Ding Liren - Giri

The final 9th round will start at 1 p.m. (Moscow time).

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