(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Caruana who had led the last three rounds used the philidor defense but carlsen created a passed a-pawn which he promoted to a queen on the 38th move.
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world champion magnus carlsen won his last three rounds in a row to grab solo lead with 8 points out of 10 rounds in the world rapid chess championship at the dubai chess club in dubai uae.
carlsen beat gms yuriy kryvoruchko of ukraine sergei movsesian of armenia and erstwhile solo leader fabiano caruana of italy to set pace in the 15-round swiss system tournament a media release added.
five rounds per day are scheduled in the 15-round swiss system tournament with games lasting around an hour each round.
also alone in second slot with 7.5 points is levon aronian of armenia. aronian essayed the queen’s gambit accepted against top seed hikaru nakamura of the usa and after an early exchange of queens started a pawn storm on the kingside and reached an endgame of opposite colored bishops. nakamura was going to lose his piece when he resigned on the 70th move.
caruana who had led the last three rounds used the philidor defense but carlsen created a passed a-pawn which he promoted to a queen on the 38th move.
caruana and six others follow with 7 points each namely former world champion viswanthan anand of india russians ian nepomniachtchi evgeny tomashevsky alexander grischuk and peter svidler and chinese gm yu yangyi.
anand scored 3.5 out of 5 games yesterday beating gm zahar efimenko of ukraine and compatriot pentala harikrishna.
anand drew with gm sergei movsesian of armenia nguyen ngoc truong son of vietnam and sergey karjakin of russia. karjakin used the english opening and anand forced a draw by 3-time repetition of position on the 33rd move.
nepomniachtchi lost to caruana in the 6th round then drew his last three games against gms sergey karjakin hikaru nakamura of usa and alexander grischuk of russia.