Fischer like performance from Magnus Carlson

Magnus Force in China!
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His last five games – to win four and a half games out of five against super-grandmasters rated over 2,700, including beating the World No. 1 Topalov a queen down (OK that last bit wasn’t true) is playing at a rating strength of 3143. A very amazing little 18 year old. Have a look at the games here. Chessbase says “words fail us”. But that’s Chessbase. When have words ever failed us here at the Troppodome?

The final result? Incredible!

Final standings

Full illustrated report to follow

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