Carlsen Wins Shamkir Chess After Quick Draw With Ding

Magnus Carlsen only needed 20 minutes to draw with Ding Liren and clinch his third Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir. When 4...Nd4 5.Nxd4 appeared, in a Rubinstein Four Knights, it was clear that there wouldn't be a real game today.

Carlsen at the press conference, responding to the question what he thought was his best game:

"I don’t think there is any game of mine of this tournament that will enter any best-games collection but I thought the game yesterday against Giri was a nice fight. There were mistakes for sure, but it was difficult. But that’s probably the only game that I’m more or less satisfied with. There were a lot of uneventful draws for me. Normally I would be very concerned about that but at some point in the tournament I stopped caring about that and I only thought about trying to get a few wins with White and maybe not care so much about winning with Black as well." Read more...