I have to give a lot of credit to both Judit and Leinier. They fought and fought and fought all the way until the very end. The match was back and forth and there was only one draw (game 7) in 8 games!
I am very proud of Judit’s performance so far. I am sad that she will not be able to join me in St. Louis. Her next opponent will be super GM Svidler.
I am also very happy to have a tough fighter like Leinier in the upcoming SPICE Cup!