Anish Giri is sole leader of the Skilling Open after scoring 4/5 on Day 1, and it could have been more, since he took a draw in a close to winning position against Hikaru Nakamura. Magnus Carlsen feared the worst after blundering his queen against Ian Nepomniachtchi and then letting a win slip against MVL. The World Chess Champion needn’t have worried, however, as he bounced back to win the next three games. The surprise of the day was bottom seed David Anton, who beat Svidler, Nepo and Radjabov to tie Magnus for 2nd place.
There are four commentary streams in English alone, which you can always catch on our broadcast page. Here’s the TV studio broadcast from Oslo featuring David Howell, Jovanka Houska and host Kaja Snare, with interviews by Magnus Carlsen and Anish Giri at the end.
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