Sunday, January 27, 2008

Magnus Carlsen Ties 1st Place at the Corus Chess Tournament

Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian are the joint winners of the 2008 Corus Chess Tournament from group A. This is a major achievement for Carlsen, proving beyond a shadow of doubt that this young grandmaster is going to be a major force to contend with over the chess board, out performing the World Chess Champion Anand, and many other notable chess icons such as Vladimir Kramnik.

Securing the win in group B was Movsesian, which earns a spot in group A next year, and winning group C was Fabiano Caruana which earns him a spot in group B in the next tournament.

Overall, it was a great tournament with many interesting things happening all throughout. And of course, it is the tournament that was taking place when the chess world lost one of its greatest players of all time, Bobby Fischer.

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