Magnus Carlsen, after the quite unexpected loss suffered yesterday, bounced back today in Round 8, winning his game against Karjakin.
The game was equal, and all of us thought Carlsen would have been satisfied with a draw, giving how this tournament is going for him.
But Karjakin managed to throw away the game with a horrible blunder at move 41, allowing Carlsen to win in three moves. Magnus keeps first place in the live rating list.
Vachier-Lagrave has had a horrible tournament so far, but today he won his game against Kramnik, in a complicated rook endgame, that the Russian did not play correctly. The French GM said that this win is good for his spirit, and it's easy to believe his words.
Aronian tried hard and pushed, but as the Armenian stated in the press conference after the game "It looked really promising, but I couldn't make it work." Nakamura drew his game with Wesley So. Therefore Levon goes into the last round as the sole leader, half a point ahead of American GM Hikaru Nakamura and a full point ahead of Anish Giri.
Watch GM Yermolinsky's video recap!