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    Games and results on Chess24. At time of writing, Carlsen is leading with 5/7 (+3=4), half a point ahead of the field, and about to beat Ding in R8 with black by exploiting his B-pair. In the previous round, Carlsen beat his bęte noire Nepomniachtchi with black in only 31 moves. It looked like a slow manoevring game in a blocked position, but Carlsen broke through with 27... f5 28. gxf5?? g4 winning by force. Another win was also with black, r1 against Giri in only 23 moves, in another dynamic Sicilian. Beating strong players with Black makes Carlsen look even more dominant.

    Update: R8 Ding–Carlsen, 0-1.
    Last edited by Capablanca-Fan; 05-07-2019 at 05:50 AM.
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    Leading scores after R8:

    1. Carlsen, Magnus 6/8 2875
    2. So, Wesley 5˝/8 2754
    3= Caruana, Fabiano 4˝/8 2819
    3= Nepomniachtchi, Ian 4˝/8 2775
    3= Aronian, Levon 4˝/8 2752
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    Magnus appears to be dominating every single event he plays. Every tournament he gets some competition, but every time - it is new players. This event - Nepo at the start and now So. I can not think of another player who is able to consistently perform even at +2 level at super tournaments - perfect illustration of Magnus's dominance!
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    One more fantastic Performance by Magnus finishing on +5!
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