It’s Carlsen vs. Nepomniachtchi and Nakamura vs. So in the
Skilling Open semi-finals after a day of incredible comebacks. Only Magnus
Carlsen managed to convert his lead from the previous day into victory, holding
Anish Giri to four draws. Elsewhere the Day 1 losers hit back to force playoffs,
with Hikaru Nakamura powering to a 2.5:0.5 victory over MVL and then again
bouncing back from losing the first playoff game. Ian Nepomniachtchi and Wesley
So scored convincing rapid and then playoff wins over Levon Aronian and Teimour Radjabov.