Classical French

Today the Poisoned Pawn in the Classical French had two outings and the general consensus was that it’s tough to remember all the lines. Aronjan claimed that he forgot them but repeated Shirov’s line, while Meier blundered badly and got crushed without a fight.


On a sidenote: Keymer got a huge advantage against Caruana but lost again. It seems like the kid is also prone to get in timetrouble. Svidler is doing pretty well. He already beat Naiditsch and Meier, so he only has to beat Keymer with black to finish the event at +3.