Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Giri wins!

I suspect the above headline will be repeated on a number of chess sites, but Anish Giri has started Norway 2016 with a win. For those wondering why this is a surprise, it is because he managed to draw every game he played in the 14 round 2016 Candidates tournament. A possible sign of his new aggressive intentions may have been spotted in yesterdays blitz event where he defeated Magnus Carlsen in the final round (although Carlsen still finished first with 7.5/9)
In slightly less significant news, Carlsen and Kramnik also won their first round games, to be tied for first with Giri on 1/1.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Also Giri drew 6 games straight before the candidates making it 20 draws in a row before Norway Chess.