On the last day of the preliminary round of Magnus Carlsen invitational online chess tournament all players played. Ding Liren played against Magnus Carlsen, Ian Nepomniachtchi was against Alireza Firouzja, Maxime Lagrave was against Hikaru Nakamura and Anish Giri played against Fabiano Caruana.
Ding Liren won the first match by 3-1 against Magnus Carlsen. In the second match, Ian Nepomniachtchi beat 16 years old Alireza Firouzja in the Armageddon game and match ended with 3-2.
In the third match, Hikaru Nakamura won against Maxime Lagrave, the match went into Armageddon after 1.5-1.5 score. In the fourth match, Anish Giri won by 2.5-1.5 against Fabiano Caruana.
Ding Liren and Anish Giri got full 3 points, Ian Nepomniachtchi and Hikaru Nakamura got 2-2 points each and Alireza Firouzja and Maxime Lagrave got 1-1 point each.
On Friday, Hikaru Nakamura will face Fabiano Caruana in the first semifinal.
At the end of the Day 13 points were:
Hikaru Nakamura – 15
Ding Liren – 15
Magnus Carlsen – 13
Fabiano Caruana – 13
Ian Nepomniachtchi – 8
Alireza Firouzja – 7
Anish Giri – 7
Maxime Lagrave – 6