Bacrot Falters In NanjingNanjing Pearl Springs Masters so far, but his good run came to an end in round seven.
The Frenchman overplayed his hand against Topalov, missing a tactic and handing the Bulgarian his first win of the event.
The much anticipated clash between Carlsen and Anand was worthy of the occasion, with Carlsen building up a promising position. However, just as it seemed that Maggie was about to convert his advantage it dissipated in just a few moves and Anand escaped.
An entertaining round was capped by a fighting game between Gashimov and Wang Yue which ended with bare kings on the board.
The standings after seven rounds:
In round eight Anand will have white against Topalov, Bacrot faces Gashimov, and Wang Yue plays Carlsen.
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