Carlsen vs. Nakamura | Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Final | Day 6

Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Final | Day 6

Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour final to a decider tomorrow!

Magnus Carlsen says he was feeling great until 30 minutes before today’s set when he hurt his back when going for a swim!

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Magnus looks like he’s just woken up as the first now-or-never day of the final has begun!


Master Shifu: “Anything is possible when you have inner peace.

Carlsen sufriendo un importante dolor de espalda, ¿podrá remontar así contra Nakamura?

Magnus has given up 2 pawns – will the compensation be enough?

23.Nxg7! is playable now for Magnus!

Brilliancies, blunders, nerves and pain all round, but Magnus Carlsen crashes through in the end to win Game 1 of what for him is a must-win set!

[Event “Carlsen Tour Final 2020”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.08.19”]
[Round “2.61”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “E47”]
[Opening “Nimzo-Indian”]
[Variation “4.e3 O-O, 5.Bd3”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 c5 6. Ne2 d5 7. a3 Bxc3+ 8.
bxc3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 Qc7 10. Ba2 b6 11. O-O Ba6 12. Bb2 Nc6 13. Rc1 Rac8 14.
c4 cxd4 15. exd4 Qe7 16. d5 exd5 17. Re1 Bxc4 18. Ng3 Qd8 19. Bb1 b5 20.
Nf5 d4 21. Qd2 Be6 22. Rc5 a6 23. Nxg7 Kxg7 24. Qg5+ Kh8 25. Qh4 Rg8 26.
Rxc6 Rxc6 27. Bxd4 Kg7 28. Qxh7+ Kf8 29. Qh6+ Ke8 30. Bxf6 Qa5 31. Qe3 Qb6
32. Rd1 Rd6 33. Bd4 Qc6 34. Be4 Qc4 35. h3 Kd7 36. Rd2 Re8 37. Kh2 Bd5 38.
Bf5+ Be6 39. Bd3 Qa4 40. Be5 Rd5 41. Qa7+ 1-0


No surprise as Magnus plays the Berlin with Black in Game 2:

An attacking masterpiece! Magnus Carlsen came to the game with a back injury but it’s Hikaru Nakamura who needs the pain killers.

 

 

Huge miss for Hikaru! Magnus escapes with a “Houdini-like escape” (Yasser) and leads 1.5:0.5 with two rapid games to go:

 

[Event “Carlsen Tour Final 2020”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.08.19”]
[Round “2.62”]
[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. O-O Be7 6. c3 a6 7. Ba4 O-O 8.
Re1 Re8 9. Nbd2 Bf8 10. Nf1 h6 11. Ng3 b5 12. Bc2 d5 13. a4 Rb8 14. axb5
axb5 15. h3 dxe4 16. dxe4 Qxd1 17. Rxd1 b4 18. Ba4 Bb7 19. cxb4 Bxb4 20.
Be3 Ra8 21. b3 Red8 22. Rac1 Rxd1+ 23. Rxd1 Bd6 24. Nd2 Nb4 25. Rc1 Nd3 26.
Rc2 Nb4 27. Rc4 Ba6 28. Rc1 Bd3 29. Rc3 Rd8 30. Nc4 Bxc4 31. Rxc4 Nd3 32.
Rc2 Nf4 33. f3 g6 34. Nf1 Nd7 35. Nd2 Bc5 36. Nf1 Ne6 37. Bxd7 Bxe3+ 38.
Nxe3 Rxd7 39. Ng4 Re7 40. Nxh6+ Kg7 41. Ng4 Nd4 42. Rc5 f6 43. b4 c6 44.
Kh2 Rb7 45. Rc4 g5 46. Ne3 Kg6 47. Kg3 Ra7 48. Nc2 Nxc2 49. Rxc2 Ra4 50.
Rb2 Ra3 51. Kf2 Kh5 52. Rc2 Ra6 53. Ke2 Kh4 54. Kd3 Kg3 55. Kc4 Ra1 56. Kc5
Rb1 57. Re2 Rc1+ 58. Kd6 Rb1 59. Ke6 Rxb4 60. Kxf6 Kf4 61. Rc2 c5 62. Rc3
Rb6+ 63. Ke7 Rb2 64. Ke6 Rxg2 65. Rxc5 Rg3 66. Rxe5 Rxf3 67. Rf5+ Kxe4 68.
Rxf3 Kxf3 69. Kf5 Kg3 70. Kxg5 Kxh3 1/2-1/2


Magnus tempts fate again with a lightning fast 17-move draw against Hikaru’s Berlin – will he be the first player in the final who won’t live to regret it, or will he get the draw he needs in the final rapid game to clinch the set?

[Event “Carlsen Tour Final 2020”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.08.19”]
[Round “2.63”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteTitle “GM”]
[BlackTitle “GM”]
[ECO “C67”]
[Opening “Ruy Lopez”]
[Variation “Berlin defence, open variation”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1
Nf5 8. c3 Nxe5 9. Rxe5 d6 10. Re1 d5 11. d4 O-O 12. Bf4 Bd6 13. Qf3 Nh4 14.
Qg3 Nf5 15. Qf3 Nh4 16. Qg3 Nf5 17. Qf3 1/2-1/2


After 37…Qg3! Magnus is winning the game & set!

 “Impressive set by Magnus!” Seirawan says as Carlsen beats Nakamura 3-1 in the sixth set with wins in G1 & G4 making it 3-3 and we’re going to get a thrilling final match on Thursday that decides the tour!

[Event “Carlsen Tour Final 2020”]
[Site “chess24.com INT”]
[Date “2020.08.19”]
[Round “2.64”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “0-1”]
[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. O-O Bg7 7. Re1 O-O 8.
Nbd2 Re8 9. Nf1 a6 10. Ba4 h6 11. Ng3 d5 12. h3 b5 13. Bc2 Be6 14. Bd2 Qd7
15. a4 Rad8 16. axb5 axb5 17. b4 d4 18. Qc1 dxc3 19. Bxc3 Nh7 20. Qb2 Qd6
21. Ne2 Ng5 22. Nd2 Bc8 23. Ra8 Bf8 24. Rb1 Bd7 25. Ra6 Ra8 26. Rxa8 Rxa8
27. h4 Ne6 28. Nf3 Bg7 29. Bb3 Ncd4 30. Nfxd4 Nxd4 31. Bxd4 exd4 32. f4 Bg4
33. e5 Qe7 34. Nxd4 Qxh4 35. Rc1 Rd8 36. Qc3 Qg3 37. Qxc7 Rd7 38. Qc8+ Kh7
39. Ra1 Rxd4 40. e6 Rxf4 0-1


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

Carlsen Tour Final 2020 (4 players 2 Rds Minimatch Indiv TC: 15m+10spm) – Games in PGN: Games |