Caruana maintains lead at Grenke Chess with magical final round pairings

2018 GRENKE Chess Classic is a 10-player round-robin held in Germany from March 31 to April 9

​Round 8 results

Bluebaum, Matthias - Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime ½-½
Carlsen, Magnus - Vitiugov, Nikita ½-½
Caruana, Fabiano - Aronian, Levon ½-½
Meier, Georg - Hou, Yifan ½-½
Naiditsch, Arkadij - Anand, Viswanathan ½-½

Standings after 8 rounds

​1 Caruana, Fabiano 5.5 19.75

2 Carlsen, Magnus 5 19
Vitiugov, Nikita 5 18

4 Aronian, Levon 4.5 17.25
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 4.5 16.75

6 Bluebaum, Matthias
4 14.75

7 Hou, Yifan 3 12.25
Anand, Viswanathan 3 11.75
Naiditsch, Arkadij 3 10.75

10 Meier, Georg 2.5 9.75

Final round pairings

GM Vitiugov, N. (5) 2735 — GM Caruana, F. (5½) 2784
GM Anand, V. (3) 2776 — GM Carlsen, M. (5) 2843

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