Carlsen wins Isle of Man Open

Requiring a draw in the final round to win the 2017 Isle of Man Chess Tournament, World Champion Magnus Carlsen (right), playing the black pieces, worked his way for equality against American grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura (left). In 18 excellent moves the draw was achieved. Carefully observing the game is former world champion Viswanathan Anand (standing). Anand placed second, and Nakamura third. (Photo: Chess.com/Maria Emelianova)

Magnus Carlsen, 26, the charismatic Norwegian who is the World Chess Champion, blew away some eminent grandmasters to capture the 2017 Isle of Man Open Chess Tournament last Sunday.

Carlsen, professional chess player par excellence, corrected the mistake he made recently at the 2017 Tbilisi World Cup where he was eliminated owing to the knockout format. At the World Cup, the procedure is once you lose, you go home. A number of highly-ranked grandmasters, including Carlsen, succumbed to this regulation.

This time around, however, Carlsen was merciless in his quest for top honours. He won six games and drew three in his nine-game tally against some of the most brilliant minds in the competitive chess fraternity…..

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