Another day, another tournament victory by the King, Magnus Carlsen.
In what seems to be one of the best results ever for the Norwegian wizard, today in Kolkata, India, the Tata Steel Rapid and Blitz ha seen the triumph of the reigning World Champion.
Only US Hikaru Nakamura was able to almost keep the impressive pace of Carlsen and finished second with an excellent result. Hikaru played phenomenally well in the blitz rounds to score an unbeaten 12.0/18 points.
Photo by Lennart Ootes
The final standings of the 2019 Grand Chess tour is somewhat embarrassing, for everyone but the leader.
The finals of this rich circuit will take place from December 2-8 in London, UK.
The Fab Four will play semis and finals: Carlsen vs. Vachier-Lagrave and Ding vs. Aronian will decide the two finalists.
Vishy Anand, in front of his public, missed the qualification by losing a game against, guess who? Yes, Magnus Carlsen.
Carlsen has dominated the GCT this year. His #1 fan tweeted Magnus' results in the GCT:
And if you look at the number of tournaments the King won this year, it's just something else. Not to mention his incredible streak of 102 classic games without a loss.
Impressive, isn't it?
Today our GM Alex Yermolinsky went live on ICCTV to talk about this phenomenon.
Here is the video: