Magnus Carlsen has extended his lead over Wesley So to six points after winning a crazy match against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in which White won all seven games. Wesley blamed poor time management as he lost to MVL in three games, while Jan-Krzysztof Duda and Levon Aronian won the first rapid game, lost the second and won the last to defeat Anish Giri and Vladislav Artemiev. Nakamura-Radjabov saw four draws featuring no chess content before Hikaru won in blitz after Teimour blundered in a drawn pawn endgame.
Another dramatic round in the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour saw Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Levon Aronian and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave score three match points (their opponents got zero) for winning in rapid chess, while Carlsen-Mamedyarov and Nakamura-Radjabov were split 2:1 after going to blitz playoffs.
There are still seven rounds to go, with 21 points up for grabs for each player. In Round 3 MVL will be trying to make it three wins in three against Magnus, while Wesley faces the tough challenge of Vladislav Artemiev.
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