After the game today I heard about the horrible murderous double-attack on innocent people in and near Oslo this afternoon. Chess does not feel very important right now. I feel sorry for the victims and their families.

I did win against Caruana albeit with a little help from him. The Scotch opening resulted in a fairly balanced position with only a small structural edge for white. With the exchange sacrifice Nd4! my position became quite pleasant as I could put pressure on Caruana without much risk. Later I played f4? too quickly and immediately afterwards spotted the response Ne3! Fortunately for me he seemed to have resigned mentally already a few moves earlier, and short on time he blundered with Re6 and resigned one move later.
The other two games resulted in draws and I have a 4 point lead with 6 rounds left.
Magnus Carlsen, July 22th, 2011