I didn´t think it could go much worse after round 9, but it sure did. I tried an unusual Caro-Kann variation against young Sjugirov but was worse after the opening. On move 18 I simply blundered horribly and resigned a few moves later. Two draws were all we got yesterday, resulting in a 3-1 loss against Russia 4.
I´ll start focusing on Bilbao (October 9th-15th) instead.

Today, however, is a great day for Norwegian chess. Tromsoe won the bid to host the 2014 chess Olympiad. Congratulations!

Magnus Carlsen, Khanty-Mansiysk, October 2nd, 2010