Tata Steel 2013 / Round 9
Magnus Carlsen increased his lead at the expense of Yifan Hou in the ninth round of the Tata Steel Tournament of 2013. It went into a Queen ending, but I believe the result was never in doubt. Of interest is that earlier in the tournament, Carlsen played the White side of a Ponziani Opening. Here, he was on the Black side and seemed very comfortable throughout. As a matter of fact, Magnus appears comfortable in just about any style of game. Despite various wins by the other competitors, I see no one else who is ‘sailing along’ the way he is.
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