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Magnus Carlsen took the lead after four rounds of Altibox
Norway Chess by beating Fabiano Caruana after the two players had drawn their
previous 19 encounters. “Yeah, it’s a very good day!” said Magnus, who felt he
had the best position against Fabi since Game 1 of their 2018 World
Championship match. The other two encounters went to Armageddon madness, with
Alireza Firouzja winning again, this time against Levon Aronian, while Aryan
Tari beat Jan-Krzysztof Duda in a clash that saw both players finally get off
the mark! (MORE LATER)

You can replay all the Altibox Norway Chess games using the
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And here’s the day’s live commentary from Vladimir Kramnik
and Judit Polgar, who were joined early on by Russian violin virtuoso Vadim
Repin, a prodigy who Kramnik’s mother used to use as an example for her son!

We’ll have more interviews and analysis later, but for now here’s
Magnus Carlsen’s interview after his victory. He begins:

Yeah, it’s a very good day! Frankly speaking, I was thinking
during the game that this was probably the best position I’d had against him
since the first game of the match, so it was obviously
very, very sweet to get that win.

The standings going into the first rest day are as follows:

Come back later for more interviews and analysis!

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