domenica 31 gennaio 2010
Poor prize for the world top chess player
Magnus Carlsen, the world’s highest rated player, won the 10,000-euro first prize in the 72nd annual Corus Chess Tournament Sunday. Coached by former world champion Gary Kasparov, the 19-year-old Norwegian played attacking chess throughout to collect 8.5 points for a tournament score of five wins, seven draws and one loss. His aggressive style almost came to cost him dearly in his final-round game from a Ruy Lopez against Italy’s Fabiano Caruana but after 56 moves, he managed to salvage a draw.