$150,000 chess24 Legends of Chess | Semis Day 1 | Carlsen – Svidler, Nepo – Giri

Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi both raced to an early lead in their chess24 Legends of Chess semi-finals! Peter Svidler and Anish Giri still have a chance if they can win tomorrow:

$150,000 chess24 Legends of Chess | Semis Day 1 | Carlsen – Svidler, Nepo – Giri

Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi both raced to an early lead in their chess24 Legends of Chess semi-finals! Peter Svidler and Anish Giri still have a chance if they can win tomorrow:

Magnus Carlsen:

“It seems that in the last few matches, to use a football analogy, I’m getting Lewandowski level chances but I’m converting them at a Firmino level, and for those who don’t watch football that’s pretty bad!”

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Event Legends of Chess Final
Site chess24.com INT
Date 2020.07.31

Peter Svidler’s reaction to Magnus Carlsen’s ballsy 15…g5.

"As we say in the business, 3 pawns are 3 pawns" (Jan) Magnus Carlsen's g5 punt pays off as he beats Peter Svidler in the 1st game of their semi-final:

 “As we say in the business, 3 pawns are 3 pawns” (Jan) Magnus Carlsen’s g5 punt pays off as he beats Peter Svidler in the 1st game of their semi-final:

Event Legends of Chess Final
Site chess24.com INT
Date 2020.07.31

[Event “Legends of Chess Final”] [Site “chess24.com INT”] [Date “2020.07.31”] [Round “1.11”] [White “Svidler, Peter”] [Black “Carlsen, Magnus”] [Result “0-1”] [WhiteTitle “GM”] [BlackTitle “GM”] [ECO “A22”] [Opening “English”] [Variation “Bremen, Smyslov system”] [EventDate “2020.07.31”]

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. g3 Bb4 4. e4 Bxc3 5. bxc3 O-O 6. f3 Re8 7. d4 d6 8.
Bd3 Nc6 9. Ne2 b6 10. g4 Nd7 11. O-O Ba6 12. Ng3 exd4 13. cxd4 Nxd4 14. Bb2
Ne6 15. f4 g5 16. fxg5 Qxg5 17. Rf5 Qe3+ 18. Kh1 Ne5 19. Be2 Bb7 20. Qc2
Nc5 21. Bc1 Bxe4+ 22. Nxe4 Qxe4+ 23. Qxe4 Nxe4 24. Bb2 Re6 25. Raf1 Rae8
26. g5 Nd2 27. R1f2 Nexc4 0-1


[Event “Legends of Chess Final”] [Site “chess24.com INT”] [Date “2020.07.31”] [Round “1.11”] [White “Giri, Anish”] [Black “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [WhiteTitle “GM”] [BlackTitle “GM”] [ECO “D85”] [Opening “Gruenfeld”] [Variation “modern exchange variation”] [EventDate “2020.07.31”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 c5
8. Be3 Qa5 9. Qd2 O-O 10. Rc1 Bg4 11. d5 b5 12. Bxc5 Rc8 13. Bb4 Qb6 14.
Be2 e6 15. O-O Na6 16. Be7 Nc5 17. Qf4 Bxf3 18. Qxf3 exd5 19. exd5 Re8 20.
d6 Bf8 21. Rb1 Bxe7 22. dxe7 a6 23. Bc4 Ne6 24. a4 Qc5 25. Bxe6 fxe6 26.
axb5 axb5 27. Rfe1 Ra3 28. Qf6 Qxe7 29. Qe5 Rc8 30. Rxb5 Raxc3 31. h3 Rc1
32. Rb1 Rxb1 33. Rxb1 Rf8 34. Rb6 Qf6 35. Qe3 Qa1+ 36. Kh2 Qf6 37. Kg3 Re8
38. Rc6 Re7 39. f3 Kg7 40. Kh2 Qf5 41. Rc4 Rf7 42. Re4 Qf6 43. h4 e5 44. h5
gxh5 45. Rxe5 Qf4+ 46. Qxf4 Rxf4 47. Kg3 Ra4 48. Rxh5 Kg6 49. Rh4 Ra5 50.
Rg4+ Kf6 51. Kh4 Rb5 52. Ra4 h6 53. Ra6+ Kg7 54. Re6 Rb2 55. Kh3 Rb4 56.
Ra6 Rc4 57. Rb6 Ra4 58. Rc6 Rb4 59. Rd6 Ra4 60. Rd3 Kg6 61. Re3 Kg5 62.
Re5+ Kf6 63. Re3 Kg5 64. Re6 Rh4+ 65. Kg3 Ra4 66. Rb6 Ra3 67. Rb5+ Kg6 68.
Kg4 Ra2 69. Kh3 Ra3 70. Rd5 Rb3 71. Rd8 Ra3 72. Rg8+ Kf7 73. Rg4 Kf6 74.
Kh4 Ra5 75. Rc4 Ra2 76. Rf4+ Kg6 77. Rg4+ Kh7 78. Kg3 Ra3 79. Kh2 Rb3 80.
Ra4 Kg6 81. Ra6+ Kg5 82. Kh3 Rc3 83. Ra8 Kg6 84. Ra5 Rc4 85. g3 Rb4 86.
Ra6+ Kg7 87. Re6 Ra4 88. Re4 Ra5 89. Kg4 Rg5+ 90. Kh4 Ra5 91. f4 Ra1 92.
Re5 Rb1 93. Ra5 Rc1 94. Kh5 Rh1+ 95. Kg4 Rg1 96. Kf3 Kg6 97. g4 Rf1+ 98.
Kg3 Rg1+ 99. Kh3 Rf1 100. Ra6+ Kg7 101. Ra4 Kg6 102. Ra6+ Kg7 103. Ra7+ Kf6
104. Ra4 Kg6 105. Kg2 Rb1 106. Ra6+ Kg7 107. Kg3 Rg1+ 108. Kf3 Re1 109. f5
Rf1+ 110. Ke4 Re1+ 111. Kd5 Rd1+ 112. Ke6 Re1+ 113. Kd7 Re4 114. Re6 Ra4
115. Rg6+ Kf7 116. Kc7 Rf4 117. Kd6 h5 118. Ke5 Rxg4 119. Ra6 Rb4 120. Ra7+
Kf8 121. Kf6 Rb6+ 122. Kg5 Rc6 123. Rh7 Rb6 124. Rxh5 Ra6 125. Rh7 Rb6 126.
Rc7 Ra6 127. f6 Ra1 128. Rc8+ Kf7 129. Rc7+ Kf8 130. Rc8+ Kf7 131. Rc7+ Kf8
1/2-1/2


[Event “Legends of Chess Final”] [Site “chess24.com INT”] [Date “2020.07.31”] [Round “1.12”] [White “Carlsen, Magnus”] [Black “Svidler, Peter”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [WhiteTitle “GM”] [BlackTitle “GM”] [ECO “B90”] [Opening “Sicilian”] [Variation “Najdorf, Byrne (English) attack”] [EventDate “2020.07.31”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e6 7. f3 b5 8.
a3 Bb7 9. Qd2 h5 10. O-O-O Nbd7 11. Rg1 Rc8 12. Be2 Be7 13. Kb1 Qc7 14. Bg5
Qb6 15. Be3 Qa5 16. g3 Rxc3 17. Nb3 Qc7 18. Qxc3 Qxc3 19. bxc3 d5 20. exd5
Nxd5 21. Bd2 Bxa3 22. c4 bxc4 23. Bxc4 N7b6 24. Na5 Nxc4 25. Nxc4 Bc5 26.
Rge1 h4 27. f4 hxg3 28. hxg3 Ke7 29. f5 Rb8 30. Ka2 Nb4+ 31. Bxb4 Bxb4 32.
Re3 Rc8 33. Ne5 Rxc2+ 34. Kb3 Rd2 35. Rxd2 Bxd2 36. Re2 Bd5+ 37. Ka4 Bc3
38. fxe6 Bxe6 39. Re3 Bxe5 40. Rxe5 Kf6 41. Rc5 Bd7+ 42. Kb4 Bb5 43. Kc3
Ke6 44. Kd4 f6 45. Rc7 g5 46. Rb7 Kf5 47. Rb6 Kg4 1/2-1/2


Ian Nepomniachtchi takes the lead against Anish Giri! Nepo is trying to get revenge for losing to Giri in the semi-finals of the Chessable Masters

[Event “Legends of Chess Final”] [Site “chess24.com INT”] [Date “2020.07.31”] [Round “1.12”] [White “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”] [Black “Giri, Anish”] [Result “1-0”] [WhiteTitle “GM”] [BlackTitle “GM”] [ECO “C24”] [Opening “Bishop’s opening”] [Variation “Berlin defence”] [EventDate “2020.07.31”]

1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 Nc6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Nf3 d6 6. O-O Bxc3 7. bxc3 Na5
8. Bb3 h6 9. h3 Qe7 10. Nh2 Nxb3 11. axb3 g5 12. Re1 Rg8 13. Nf1 g4 14. h4
g3 15. fxg3 Rg6 16. b4 Nh5 17. Qxh5 Bg4 18. Qxg6 fxg6 19. Bxh6 Kd7 20. Ne3
Be6 21. Rf1 Qh7 22. Bg5 Qg8 23. Rf6 a6 24. Raf1 Re8 25. c4 b6 26. Nd5 Kc6
27. R6f2 Qg7 28. Kh2 Kb7 29. Nc3 Ra8 30. Rf6 Qg8 31. c5 Qe8 32. Nd5 dxc5
33. bxc5 bxc5 34. Rb1+ Kc8 35. Bh6 Kd7 36. Rb7 Bxd5 37. exd5 Kc8 38. Rb1
Kd7 39. Rbf1 Rd8 40. Rf8 Qe7 1-0


Carlsen wins the first set against Svidler 2.5:0.5! Peter now needs to win on Saturday to set up a deciding set on Sunday:   :

[Event “Legends of Chess Final”] [Site “chess24.com INT”] [Date “2020.07.31”] [Round “1.13”] [White “Svidler, Peter”] [Black “Carlsen, Magnus”] [Result “0-1”] [WhiteTitle “GM”] [BlackTitle “GM”] [ECO “A15”] [Opening “English opening”] [EventDate “2020.07.31”]

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. e3 b6 4. b3 Bb7 5. Bb2 Be7 6. d4 O-O 7. Bd3 c5 8.
O-O cxd4 9. exd4 d5 10. Nc3 Nc6 11. Qe2 Re8 12. Rad1 Rc8 13. Rfe1 g6 14.
Bb1 Bf8 15. Ne5 Bg7 16. f4 dxc4 17. bxc4 Na5 18. d5 exd5 19. Nxd5 Bxd5 20.
cxd5 Nc4 21. d6 Nd7 22. Bd3 Nxb2 23. Qxb2 Rc5 24. Bb5 Nxe5 25. fxe5 Rexe5
26. Rxe5 Bxe5 27. Qb3 Bxd6 0-1


A brutal finish by Ian Nepomniachtchi, who also wins the first set, 2.5:0.5 against Anish Giri![video width="1280" height="720" mp4="https://hunonchess.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/EUAPxFsl5Kyrhfwg.mp4"][/video]

 

[Event “Legends of Chess Final”] [Site “chess24.com INT”] [Date “2020.07.31”] [Round “1.13”] [White “Giri, Anish”] [Black “Nepomniachtchi, Ian”] [Result “0-1”] [WhiteTitle “GM”] [BlackTitle “GM”] [ECO “D85”] [Opening “Gruenfeld”] [Variation “exchange variation”] [EventDate “2020.07.31”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Be3 c5
8. Rc1 Qa5 9. Qd2 O-O 10. Nf3 Bg4 11. d5 b5 12. Bxc5 Rc8 13. Bb4 Qc7 14.
Nd4 a5 15. Ba3 b4 16. Bb2 Qb6 17. c4 Na6 18. f4 e5 19. h3 Nc5 20. fxe5 Bxe5
21. hxg4 Nxe4 22. Qe3 Re8 23. Kd1 Bg7 24. Qg1 Nc3+ 25. Bxc3 bxc3 26. Nc2
Qf6 27. Rh2 Rad8 28. Rb1 Rb8 29. Rc1 Bh6 30. Ra1 Rb2 31. g3 Qf3+ 32. Be2
Rxe2 33. Rxe2 Rxc2 0-1


 

 

Event Legends of Chess Final
Site chess24.com INT
Date 2020.07.31

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