Magnus Carlsen kept his full-point lead at the Grenke Chess Classic with a win vs Levon Aronian on Saturday. The only player trailing him by a point is Fabiano Caruana, who defeated Arkadij Naiditsch. Viswanathan Anand suffered his second loss in a row, vs Georg Meier.
A day after being completely exhausted, and expressing his win against Meier as “an absolute mess,” an energetic Carlsen scored an ultra-smooth victory over Aronian. Sitting next to him in the studio, commentator Peter Leko remarked: “If you are tired and you play like this like you did today, it’s quite scary!”