Happy Super Bowl Zurich Chess Challenge Sunday! Watch Round 4 Right Here
Chess is still more interesting than footballs.
Round 4 of the Zurich Chess Challenge is about to get underway. After Round 3, World Champion Magnus Carlsen has pulled into the lead with a brutal win over Hikaru Nakamura. The other two games — Levon Aronian vs. Boris Gelfand and Fabiano Caruana vs. Vishy Anand — ended in draws.
Today’s matchups are Carlsen vs. Caruana, Aronian vs. Nakamura, and Gelfand vs. Anand. Carlsen is clearly the man to beat here, but I think he’ll take another point over Caruana. Neither Gelfand or Anand have seen a win yet in this tournament, so why should they start today? I’m predicting a draw for that game. The game that should be the most interesting to watch will be Aronian vs. Nakamura. It could go either way, but if Nakamura is still rattled from his loss yesterday then Aronian could be looking at a full point here.
The games start at 9:00AM ET, and you can watch them all right here. Oh, there’s also some kind of feetball match on later, but why watch that when you can watch chess?