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The Russian Superfinals is halfway through. The 12-player round robins have no weak links


Devangshu Datta
The Sinquefield classic event in St Louis ended in a three-way tie. Fabiano Caruana led by half a point going into the last round. He drew with Wesley So. Levon Aronian beat Alexander Grischuk in a crazy "must-win" game. Magnus Carlsen beat Hikaru Nakamura in a 97-mover. 

So three players shared victory with 5.5 points from 9 rounds. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (5) also had a plus score. Viswanathan Anand, Grischuk and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (all 4.5) scored 50 per cent. The first place was supposed to be decided by playoff but the final decision was to declare the trio co-champions. 

A tiebreak was still

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First Published: Aug 31 2018 | 11:31 PM IST

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