Carlsen leads the Nanjing tournament


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Thibault de Vassal    (2009-09-29)
Carlsen leads the Nanjing tournament

The Nanjing tournament starts quite well for Magnus Carlsen, who won his first game with the scotch opening against Peter Leko (maybe the influence of Garry Kasparov), and won his second game against Veselin Topalov !

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-10-01 18:54:07)
Carlsen beats Jakovenko

A third win (for 4 games) for Carlsen in the tournament !

William Taylor    (2009-10-02 11:30:07)

He's doing brilliantly so far, and he had a winning position at one point in the 3rd game too but spoiled it in time trouble. I for one hope his winning streak continues.

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-10-11 00:32:52)
Carlsen 2800+

8 points out of 10, a spectacular result and a future elo superior to 2800, this was the Carlsen's week... If the phenomenon lasts several months, chess will have a new real champion ! Likely or not ?!

Daniel Parmet    (2009-10-11 07:53:12)
Very likely

All hype aside... it is a highly probable.