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Round 10 Report

Feb 02, 2019

John Saunders reports: As they probably don’t say in Russian, “as one Vlad closes, another Vlad opens”. The old Vlad (Kramnik) won everything worth winning in chess, except the Gibraltar Masters, before bringing down the curtain on his chess career the other day.

By contrast, the new Vlad (Artemiev) hasn’t won anything of note... until today, that is, when he won the Gibraltar Masters, and in the most accomplished style in a last round that featured wins for the lower-rated player on all three of the top boards.

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