Another day, another round, and another win for the top seed GM Anish Giri, who has elevated his score to a phenomenal 6.0/6! Today he took down Swedish GM Nils Grandelius, who was having a breakout tournament as well. It was a long, thoughtful game, and things were very even for a while before Giri eventually ground out a win in an endgame. Grandelius defended extremely well and tenaciously, before eventually cracking under the relentless pressure. It’s always instructive to see how strong GM’s overcome equally strong players in a seemingly balanced position.
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