Round 5 of the Magnus Carlsen invitational online chess tournament started on the Day 9. In the first match, Anish Giri was against the grandmaster Magnus Carlsen and in the second match, Maxime Lagrave was against Alireza Firouzja.
Anish Giri won his first match of the Magnus Carlsen invitational that too against Magnus Carlsen. Anish won the second game, rest ended in a draw.
In the second match, 16-year-old Alireza Firouzja also won his first match of the tournament by defeated Maxime Lagrave. First two-game ended in a draw and by winning the third game Firouzja drew the fourth game.
I was a day of the underdogs, both got full 3 points against world no. 1 Magnus Carlsen and world no. 2 Maxime Lagrave.
On tomorrow, the second day of the round 5, Fabiano Caruana will take on Hikaru Nakamura ad Ian Nepomniachtchi will take on Ding Liren.
At the end of the Day 9 points were:
Magnus Carlsen – 11
Hikaru Nakamura – 10
Fabiano Caruana – 8
Ding Liren – 8
Maxime Lagrave – 5
Ian Nepomniachtchi – 5
Anish Giri – 3
Alireza Firouzja – 3