Magnus Carlsen draws with Anish Giri in the 5th round but still retain the lead thereafter. Crosstable after 5 rounds follow:
You may replay the game: Magnus Carlsen vs. Anish Giri, Round 5 – Norway Chess 2016.
On Chessbase news: US Championship 2016 – The strongest ever?
Three top ten players start in the US Championship 2016 and nominally it is the strongest US Championship of all times. But can you really compare today’s tournaments with those of the past? Andy Soltis takes a look at previous Championships that were surprisingly strong and concludes that in a historical context 2016 might not be “the strongest ever”.
Let Magnus Carlsen and the rest of the top 10 gang play, and sure you may call it the strongest US Championship ever.
My point is, if you ask the question, “Is the 2016 US Championship by native Americans the strongest ever?” Then the answer is NO!