Magnus Carlsen is through to the Opera Euro Rapid semi-finals
despite losing twice in a row in 25 moves to his nemesis Daniil Dubov. The World
Champion called it “a thoroughly disgusting performance” but it was thrilling
to watch as he finally scraped through in Armageddon. Magnus now plays Maxime
Vachier-Lagrave, who got the draw he needed on Day 2 against Levon Aronian, while
Wesley So took just two games to knock out Jan-Krzysztof Duda. Wesley plays
Teimour Radjabov, who won the final blitz game against Anish Giri just when
Armageddon beckoned. (MORE LATER)
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We couldn’t have asked for a more dramatic final day of the
quarterfinals, with the Carlsen-Dubov and Giri-Radjabov matches going to playoffs.
Here are the post-game interviews with Magnus Carlsen…
…and Daniil Dubov.
It’s Carlsen-MVL and So-Radjabov in the semi-finals, which
start at the same time, 17:00 CET, on Thursday. All the action will again be live right here on chess24!
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