Carlsen on target in Nanjing

The 2010 Pearl Spring tournament is underway.
A good start for Magnus Carlsen who comfortably beat Etienne Bacrot in the first round. The other two encounters were drawn.

The 'Pearl Spring' super-tournament in Nanjing is now well-established as one of the strongest closed tournaments of the year. The World's top three, plus three other 2700s make up this year's line-up.

Carlsen won comfortably © Masters Bilbao.

The only winner in round one was Magnus Carlsen:

Viswanathan AnandIND28000.5-0.5Wang YueCHN2732Slav/Grünfeld
Magnus CarlsenNOR28261-0Etienne BacrotFRA2716Scotch Opening
Veselin TopalovBUL28030.5-0.5Vugar GashimovAZE2719Slav Defence

The round two pairings will be tomorrow:

Wang YueCHN2732Vugar GashimovAZE2719
Etienne BacrotFRA2716Veselin TopalovBUL2803
Viswanathan AnandIND2800Magnus CarlsenNOR2826

For those who like to follow the games, in Europe it means an early morning!

Live games can be watch everyday from 3pm local time Live Games

Nanjing 14.30pm Moscow 10.30am

Paris, Madrid 08.30am

London 07.30am

New York 02.30am

Los Angeles 23.30pm

For more information go to the Official site

where there is an option for English!

However for results and statistics I prefer Results

After a poor Olympiad, Topalov could do with a good result ©

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