GM Teimour Radjabov won the Airthings Masters on Sunday. The Azerbaijani grandmaster beat GM Levon Aronian in one more game and drew twice to clinch the $60,000 first prize. GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave came third after beating GM Daniil Dubov in their second match.
Aronian vs. Radjabov 1-2
The match started with an incredible game where Aronian got to sacrifice a rook with check, similar to the famous 1960 Spassky-Bronstein game that was used in the 1963 James Bond film “From Russia With Love.” In the opening scene of that movie, we see “Kronsteen” and “MacAdams” at the “Venice International Grandmasters Championship.” (Read more). Photo and news: chess.com
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