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ER
14-09-2020, 09:23 AM
Very impressive line up! for details please click on link. Cheers!!

https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/saint-louis-rapid-and-blitz-2020/1/1/1

MichaelBaron
14-09-2020, 04:21 PM
Sad for Gary. He was extremely unlucky :(.

ER
14-09-2020, 04:24 PM
Sad for Gary. He was extremely unlucky :(.

he doesn't play in this one, he stated he liked the Chess960 experience!

MichaelBaron
18-09-2020, 11:23 PM
After Rapid, So managed to overtake Magnus..at least for now.

Capablanca-Fan
19-09-2020, 06:30 AM
After Rapid, So managed to overtake Magnus..at least for now.

After six rounds of blitz, So's lead is down to 0.5 points ahead of Carlsen, who is three points clear of Nak and Nep.

Desmond
24-09-2020, 09:16 AM
Magnus clearly not at his best for this, in many of his games he scored when he shouldn't have. Still good enough for =1st though. :) He seemed quite irritated in the post game interview at having to share. In the last round, he had taken an early draw to put him a point clear of So, who had black. So caught up though. The interview was very entertaining in light of Magnus' take on the "Bongcloud" opening, and a few interesting ideas. The Bongcloud had been played by Naka in the final round, who was assured 3rd place regardless of win/lose/draw. (He won though).

interview from around 3:57

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kUZsSBs7fw