Ian Nepomniachtchi won a dramatic clash with Garry Kasparov to become the first player to beat the former World Champion in a rated game since Veselin Topalov back on March 10, 2005. As if that wasn’t enough, Ian is also the sole leader and the only unbeaten player remaining after six rounds of the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz. Garry drew his remaining games and lamented that 20 years ago he might have scored 3/3 for the day. Elsewhere Hikaru Nakamura and Vishy Anand matched Nepo’s 2/3, with four players now within a point of the leader.
With no-one else yet setting the world on fire in St. Louis the most compelling storyline remains to follow the adventures of returning chess legend Garry Kasparov. Garry Kasparov and his inseparable assistant Michael Khodarkovsky have the best entrance music The Return of the Jedi.
- Grand Chess Tour website
- Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis
- All the games with computer analysis here on chess24