GM Joel’s Chess Week Recap - Episode 30
Opening: C67, E49, E53, B90, A29, C22, B23:
Player(s): Carlsen, Vachier-Lagrave, Jobava, Aronian, So, Anand, Giri, Nepomniachtchi
This time the World Champion did not need any playoff to win the Grand Chess Tour event in Leuven. Belgium. In Paris Magnus rocked the Rapid leg; in Leuven, he destroyed his opponents in Blitz, finishing three full points ahead of the pack. An incredible display of superiority by Carlsen, who brought his Blitz rating to a sickening 2948 in the unofficial Live Rating list, and now leads the Grand Chess Tour standings. GM Joel shows us a lot of snippets and interesting tactical position in his fantastic recap.