Carlsen vs. Nakamura | Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Final | Day 4

Carlsen vs. Nakamura | Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Final | Day 4

Carlsen wins the fourth set 2,5-1,5 and the match is tied 2-2. Leko: “The result was never really in doubt. Magnus had everything under control.

Magnus: “I haven’t found any semblance of rhythm so in general I’m very unhappy with the way that I’ve played”

 

The Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour final is now tied at 2:2, so the best-of-7 match has become a regular best-of-3! Tomorrow is the last day when one of the players won’t be able to clinch victory:

 

 

 

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Hikaru Nakamura rakta ki e képet ma

13.a4! looks very promising for Magnus:


Carlsen Bxb6!

Magnus 10 másdpercet se dekázott,gxorsan becapott b6 ra

2…Bh3? 23.Bxb6! and it looks like Magnus is winning the first game of the day!

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Incredible defensive skills by Nakamura again, as he is able to find the only moves that keeps him in the game.

A great escape for Hikaru Nakamura after Magnus missed at least one clear win!

[Event “Carlsen Tour Final 2020”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.08.17”]
[Round “2.41”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “A20”]
[Opening “English opening”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]

1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. O-O Nb6 7. b3 Be6
8. Bb2 f6 9. Nc3 Qd7 10. Qc1 Nd4 11. Nxd4 exd4 12. Ne4 O-O-O 13. a4 d3 14.
a5 Nd5 15. Nc5 Bxc5 16. Qxc5 Kb8 17. Bd4 b6 18. axb6 cxb6 19. Qa3 dxe2 20.
Rfe1 Rc8 21. Rxe2 Rc7 22. Rae1 Bh3 23. Bxb6 Nxb6 24. Re7 Qxd2 25. Bxh3 Rd8
26. Qa6 Rxe7 27. Rxe7 Qd1+ 28. Bf1 Rd7 29. Re8+ Rd8 30. Re3 h5 31. h4 g5
32. hxg5 fxg5 33. Re7 Rd7 34. Re5 Rd5 35. Re8+ Rd8 36. Qb5 h4 37. Qe5+ Kc8
38. Re6 hxg3 39. Rc6+ Kb7 40. Qc7+ Ka8 41. Qxg3 Nd5 42. Qxg5 Nf4 43. Qxf4
Rg8+ 44. Kh2 Qxf1 45. Qf3 Kb8 46. Qf4+ Ka8 47. Qf3 Kb8 48. Rh6 Qg1+ 49. Kh3
Qf1+ 50. Kh4 Qg1 51. Qf4+ Ka8 52. Qe4+ Kb8 53. Qe5+ Ka8 54. Qd5+ Kb8 55.
Qb5+ Ka8 56. Qc6+ Kb8 57. Qd6+ Ka8 58. Qd5+ Kb8 59. Qe5+ Ka8 60. Qe4+ Kb8
61. Qf4+ Ka8 62. Qf3+ Kb8 63. Qf4+ 1/2-1/2


A new twist in the Berlin (or Anti-Berlin) battles! Not much time for the players to recover from that fiercely fought first game

The first 8 moves followed just one game, Maroczy-Euwe from 1921!

So we have the traditional Game 2 breather, but, as we’ve seen on the last few days, that’s normally followed by incredible tension to come!

[Event “Carlsen Tour Final 2020”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.08.17”]
[Round “2.42”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “C65”]
[Opening “Ruy Lopez”]
[Variation “Berlin defence”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 d6 5. c3 g6 6. d4 Bd7 7. dxe5 Nxe5 8.
Nxe5 dxe5 9. Bxd7+ Qxd7 10. Qxd7+ Nxd7 11. Be3 Bc5 12. Ke2 Bxe3 13. Kxe3
Ke7 14. Rd1 Rhd8 15. Na3 Nc5 16. Nc4 Ke6 17. b3 b6 18. Nb2 a5 19. Rxd8 Rxd8
20. Rd1 Rxd1 21. Nxd1 f5 22. f3 f4+ 23. Ke2 g5 24. Nf2 h5 25. Nd3 Kd6 26.
Nxc5 Kxc5 27. Kd3 Kb5 28. a3 c6 29. c4+ Kc5 30. Kc3 b5 31. b4+ axb4+ 32.
axb4+ Kd6 33. cxb5 cxb5 34. h3 h4 35. Kc2 Ke6 36. Kc3 Kd6 37. Kc2 Ke6 38.
Kc3 Kd6 1/2-1/2


A Giuoco Piano in Game 3!

More resourcefulness from Hikaru, but objectively it seems he’s busted after 28.Rf1!

Magnus uncorks the crucial 30.Rxf7+!

 

Wow, this is an amazing game and so complicated. Top level chess at its best.

[Event “Carlsen Tour Final 2020”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.08.17”]
[Round “2.43”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “C50”]
[Opening “Giuoco Piano”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 h6 7. Re1 O-O 8.
Nbd2 a5 9. Nf1 Be6 10. Bb5 Ne7 11. d4 exd4 12. cxd4 Bb6 13. Ng3 d5 14. e5
Ne4 15. Bd3 Nxg3 16. hxg3 a4 17. Bc2 a3 18. bxa3 Bg4 19. a4 Qd7 20. Ba3
Rfe8 21. Bxe7 Qxe7 22. Qd3 g6 23. Nh4 Qb4 24. Nxg6 Qxd4 25. Ne7+ Kf8 26.
Nxd5 Qxf2+ 27. Kh2 Rad8 28. Rf1 Rxe5 29. Rxf2 Rdxd5 30. Rxf7+ Ke8 31. Qxd5
Rxd5 32. Bg6 Kd8 33. Re1 c6 34. Rxb7 Bc7 35. Re8+ Kd7 36. Rh8 1-0


Anish Giri on how neural networks have changed opening theory!

Magnus forces a draw to clinch the set and we’re now back to level at 2:2

[Event “Carlsen Tour Final 2020”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.08.17”]
[Round “2.44”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “C65”]
[Opening “Ruy Lopez”]
[Variation “Berlin defence”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 d6 5. c3 g6 6. d4 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8.
Re1 exd4 9. cxd4 Bg4 10. Bxc6 bxc6 11. Nbd2 Re8 12. Qc2 c5 13. dxc5 d5 14.
h3 Bxf3 15. Nxf3 dxe4 16. Nh2 Qd3 17. Qa4 a6 18. Rd1 Qb5 19. Qc2 Rad8 20.
Be3 Nd5 21. Bg5 f6 22. a4 Qc6 23. Bd2 f5 24. Rab1 f4 25. Qc4 Kh8 26. Be1 e3
27. b4 exf2+ 28. Bxf2 Ne3 29. Bxe3 Rxd1+ 30. Rxd1 fxe3 31. b5 axb5 32. axb5
e2 33. Qxe2 Qxc5+ 34. Qf2 Re1+ 35. Rxe1 Bd4 36. Re8+ Kg7 37. Re7+ Kg8 38.
Re8+ Kg7 39. Re7+ Kg8 40. Re8+ Kg7 1/2-1/2


Carlsen vs. Nakamura | Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Final | Day 4

Carlsen vs. Nakamura | Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Final | Day 3

Carlsen vs. Nakamura | Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Final | Day 2

Carlsen vs. Nakamura | Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Final | Day 1

 

Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Final 2020 (chess24.com INT)
Sun 9th Aug 2020 – Thu 20th Aug 2020

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