Wednesday 30 April 2014

Another one bites the dust

World Champion Magnus Carlsen has recovered from a middling start to win the 2014 Gashimov Memorial after defeating co-leader Fabiano Caruana in the final round. Caruana, who is touted as a future challenger for Carlsen's title, lost control of the position early on, and despite an attempt to hack on the king side, was always behind. He resigned after realising he was running out of checks, and could not defend against Carlsen's two queens. Carlsen score 6.5/10, with 5 wins, 2 losses and 3 draws. Caruana finished in second place with 5.5, although he can be caught by either Nakamura or Radjabov, who are still playing their final round game.
If you wish to catch the result of this final game, or in fact all the games in the event (plus the accompanying B tournament) the visit the official homepage.

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