Euro Clubs 2-3: Team Magnus impress
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Euro Clubs 2-3: Team Magnus impress

Six teams still have a perfect score after three rounds of the European Club Cup, but it’s 9th placed Valerenga Sjakklubb who have been the team to watch so far. In Round 2 Magnus Carlsen worked his magic in a dry position to beat Vladimir Potkin on the way to a surprisingly easy 4.5:1.5 win over a strong Russian team. Then in Round 3 Olympiad stars Nils Grandelius and David Howell gave the Norwegian side a 3:3 draw against 2nd seeds AVE Novy Bor, with Howell taking down Harikrishna in 85 moves despite playing many of his moves with seconds to spare.




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  • Reports Apr 11, 2014 | 11:03 AM 0

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  • Reports Apr 10, 2014 | 10:58 AM 1

    Grischuk on fire at Russian Team Championship

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  • Reports Apr 9, 2014 | 11:00 PM 0

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