As you probably know, the unofficial World Rapid and the World Blitz Championship are currently being played in Astana (Kaz).
Magnus Carlsen started the first event quite well. First and second day were pretty good, as he was 1.5 ahead of his opponents before the third day, without having lost a single game. But then he started losing some games, and you know it goes when you start losing... he lost 2 in a row against Grischuk and Ivanchuck and ended up second behind Karjakin.
Ok, 10.5/15 and second place is not so bad. Granted. However, the way he was playing in some games was a little disconcerting. I guess when you're 2800+ you've gotta watch out what openings you play, but some of the decisions that he made in a few of the games were not those that one is to epect from the highest rated player on the planet!
Apart from his game against Dreev, I've also added notes to his 2 games games against Ivanchuck, the rapid and the blitz.
Reminder: Please use the menu located over the board to choose the game you want to see.
Carlsen is like... totally out of form!
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