The final of the Skilling Open will be played by GM Magnus Carlsen and GM Wesley So, who both maintained their lead in the second semi-final. Carlsen played 2: 2 against GM Ian Nepomniachtch, So did the same with four draws against GM Hikaru Nakamura. In the second game, Carlsen tried Alapici in Sicily – an opening he almost never plays. Carlsen expects a tough final: “When he is at the top of his game [So’s], it is very difficult to find obvious weaknesses.
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