STL Rapid & Blitz 4: Carlsen regains lead with “somewhat chesslike fun and nonsense”
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STL Rapid & Blitz 4: Carlsen regains lead with “somewhat chesslike fun and nonsense”

Magnus Carlsen scored 6.5/9 on the first day of blitz as he overtook Wesley So to regain the sole lead in the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz. The World Champion was richly rewarded for going all-out at almost every moment of every game, with 6 wins and 2 losses, though he could easily have lost another 3 games. Wesley is just half a point off the pace and it’s set to be a two-horse race on the final day. Hikaru Nakamura was the second top scorer in blitz with 5.5 points, but losses in his first (Carlsen) and last (Nepomniachtchi) games left him out of contention.

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