Grand Swiss 4: Magnus Carlsen’s great escape
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Grand Swiss 4: Magnus Carlsen’s great escape

Magnus Carlsen stretched his unbeaten streak to 94 classical games and 439 days in Sunday’s Round 4 of the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss, but he’d never looked more doomed in all that time. He was dead lost for a dozen moves but used Vladislav Kovalev’s time trouble and his own resourcefulness to claw his way out. The World Champion is now one point off the pace set by Fabiano Caruana and Wang Hao, who drew their game and were joined in the lead on 3.5/4 by Luke McShane and Parham Maghsoodloo.




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