31 March - 9 April 2018
  • Nikita Vitiugov
    Nikita Vitiugov

    Name: Nikita Vitiugov
    Age: 31
    Country: Russland
    World ranking No. 26

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  • Georg Meier
    Georg Meier

    Name: Georg Meier
    Age: 30
    Country: Germany
    World rankinge: No. 109

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  • Magnus Carlsen
    Magnus Carlsen

    Name: Magnus Carlsen
    Age: 27
    Country: Norway
    World ranking: No. 1

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  • Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

    Name: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
    Age: 27
    Country: France
    World ranking: No. 6

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  • Hou Yifan
    Hou Yifan

    Name: Hou Yifan
    Age: 23
    Country: China
    World ranking: No. 96

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  • Levon Aronian
    Levon Aronian

    Name: Levon Aronian
    Age: 35
    Counry: Armenia
    World ranking: No. 5

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  • Matthias Bluebaum
    Matthias Bluebaum

    Name: Matthias Blübaum
    Age: 20
    Country: Germany
    World ranking: Nr. 138

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  • Arkadij Naiditsch
    Arkadij Naiditsch

    Name: Arkadij Naiditsch
    Age: 32
    Country: Azerbaijan
    World ranking: No. 41

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  • Viswanathan Anand
    Viswanathan Anand

    Name: Viswanathan Anand
    Age: 48
    Country: Indien
    World ranking: No. 9

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  • Fabiano Caruana
    Fabiano Caruana

    Name: Fabiano Caruana
    Age: 25
    Country: USA
    World ranking: No. 7

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Bluebaum shocks Anand as Naiditsch bounces back to beat Meier

After being on the verge of defeat against Naiditsch yesterday, Matthias Bluebaum bounced back in the most sensational of ways – by taking out former World Champion Vishy Anand. Meanwhile Naiditsch himself also seemed to have recovered as he got the better of Georg Meier.

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Five draws but two huge opportunities missed

At the end of today’s live show Peter Leko was surprised when Jan Gustafsson announced all five games had ended in draws – it had been such an exciting day that for a second Peter struggled to believe there hadn’t been a single decisive result. Meier and Naiditsch are the two players who will be having the biggest regrets tonight as they had completely crushing positions against Carlsen and Bluebaum respectively. But let’s first have a look at the three games that ended peacefully without quite so much drama.

Read more: Five draws but two huge opportunities missed