Thursday, 16 June 2011

Hail to the Kings

The Kings tournament has come a long way from the snooze fest that was its inaugural edition. With Carlsen, Karjakin, Nakamaura, Ivanchuk, Nisipeanu and Radjabov making up the field, there is no shortage of fighting chess. While there have been a number of drawn games, most of theses have shown a lot of fight before peace has been declared.
At the moment 4 rounds have been played in this double round robin event. Carlsen is 2.5, Radjabov is on 1.5, while everyone else is on 2. Round 5 is being played this evening (Canberra time), with a rest day to follow. Then the second half of the event runs for the following 5 days. To follow the tournament online, visit the official website here.

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