Ding defeats Carlsen in the first set of their Tour Final match

Ding defeats Carlsen in the first set of their Tour Final match

Summary Day 1 Ding took the lead after he got the draw he needed in a final Armageddon tie-break vs Carlsen. Nakamura beat Dubov 3.5-2.5 by winning the second blitz game – only the first blitz game was draw the rest of the games were decisive.

The second of up to five sets will be played on Monday at 3pm UK time

 

Ding Liren nyerte Magnus Carlsen ellen az első meccsét, Hikaru Nakamura Daniil Dubov ellem myert A döntőbe jutáshoz az öt mérkőzés közül hármat kell megnyerni. A viadal díjalapja 300 ezer dollár, a győztes 140 ezret nyer.

 

 

 

 


2020-08-09

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 |

GAMES chessbase pgn

[Event “Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals Kiva”]
[Site “Online”]
[Date “2020.08.07”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Ding, Liren”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A48”]
[WhiteElo “2881”]
[BlackElo “2836”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “82”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,82,-15,-8,-16,-9,-85,-72,-72,-56,-70,-47,-83,-81,-129,-122,-129,-128,
-126,-117,-108,-119,-111,-82,-109,-106,-104,-79,-75,-85,-77,-76,-77,-58,-106,
-88,-87,-86,-127,-127,-127,-121,-252,-256,-239,-235,-225,-197,-393,-390,-593,
-541,-551,-551,-618,-604,-1172,-1025,-29976,-29977,-29975,-1293,-5306,0,-29970,
0,-5197,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. Be2 d6 6. h3 c5 7. Nbd2
cxd4 8. exd4 Nc6 9. c3 e5 10. dxe5 {A48: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6: Torre, London and
Colle Systems.} dxe5 11. Bg5 (11. Nxe5 $11 Nd5 12. Nxc6 bxc6 13. Bg3) 11… h6
$17 12. Bxf6 {Black is better.} Qxf6 13. O-O {[#]} Rd8 $146 ({Predecessor:}
13… Bf5 14. Nc4 Rad8 15. Qb3 e4 16. Nh2 Qe7 17. Bg4 Bxg4 18. Nxg4 Kh7 19.
Rad1 f5 {1/2-1/2 (35) Megaranto,S (2524)-Saric,I (2639) Biel 2013}) 14. Qb3 Qe7
15. Rad1 e4 16. Nh2 e3 17. Ndf3 exf2+ 18. Rxf2 Be6 19. Qa4 a6 20. Re1 b5 21.
Qf4 Qc5 22. a3 Ne5 23. Bf1 {[%cal Rf3e5]} Nxf3+ ({Don’t play} 23… Nd3 24.
Bxd3 Rxd3 25. Ne5 $11) 24. Nxf3 Ra7 {[%cal Ba8a7,Ba7d7,Bd7d2][%mdl 32]} 25. Nd2
Rad7 26. Ne4 Qb6 27. Nf6+ Bxf6 $1 28. Qxf6 Rd2 29. Qf4 (29. b3 $17 {is a
better defense.}) 29… Rxb2 $1 $19 {Threatens to win with …Rdd2.} 30. Re3
Rxf2 31. Qxf2 Kg7 32. Qe1 $2 {[#]} (32. Rd3 {might work better.} Qc7 33. Rd4)
32… Rd1 $1 {[%mdl 576] Deflection} 33. Qxd1 (33. Qf2 {only move.} Ra1 34. Re1
Qxf2+ 35. Kxf2 Rxa3 36. Rc1) 33… Qxe3+ {[%mdl 64] Double Attack} 34. Kh2 Qxc3
35. Qd6 Bc4 36. Bxc4 bxc4 37. Qxa6 {KQ-KQ} Qe5+ 38. Kg1 Qe1+ (38… c3 $142 39.
Qc4 Qe3+ 40. Kh2 g5 41. Qb5 Qe4 42. Kh1 c2 43. Qb2+ f6 44. Qc1 Qe2 45. Kh2 Qd1
46. Qe3 c1=Q 47. Qe7+ Kg6 48. Qe4+ Kf7 49. Qb7+ Ke6 50. Qe4+ Kd7 51. Qf5+ Ke7
52. Qe4+ Kd8 53. Qa8+ Kd7 54. Qb7+ Qc7+ 55. Qxc7+ Kxc7 56. Kg3 Qd3+ {[%mdl 64]
Double Attack} 57. Kf2 Qxa3 58. Ke2 Qg3 59. Kd2 Kd6 60. Ke2 Ke5 61. Kd2 Kd4 62.
Kc2 Kc4 63. Kd1 Qxg2 64. Kc1 Kc3 65. Kd1 Qf1#) 39. Kh2 Qe5+ (39… c3 $19 40.
Qb5 Qe3) 40. Kg1 $1 Qe1+ (40… c3 $142 41. Qc4 Qe1+ 42. Kh2 Qd2 43. Qb4 g5 44.
Qb7 c2 45. Qb2+ Kg6 46. Qb6+ Kh5 47. Qc6 c1=Q 48. Qf3+ Kg6 49. Qe4+ Kf6 50. h4
Qd6+ 51. g3 Qcd2+ 52. Kh3 Qf2 53. hxg5+ hxg5 54. Qg2 {[#]} g4+ $1 {[%mdl 512]}
55. Kh4 Qxg2 56. Kxg4 Qgxg3+ {[%mdl 64] Double Attack} 57. Kh5 Qh3#) 41. Kh2
Qe5+ $2 {Accuracy: White = 43%, Black = 77%.} ({Black should try} 41… c3 $19
42. Qa5 g5) 1/2-1/2

[Event “Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals Kiva”]
[Site “Online”]
[Date “2020.08.07”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Ding, Liren”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D02”]
[WhiteElo “2881”]
[BlackElo “2836”]
[Annotator “ChessBase”]
[PlyCount “47”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
[TimeControl “900+10”]

1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d5 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} 3. Bf4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:28]} 4. e3 {[%emt 0:00:
00]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 5. c3 {[%emt 0:00:36]} Bd6 {[%emt 0:01:20]} 6. Nbd2 {
[%emt 0:00:18]} cxd4 {[%emt 0:00:48]} 7. Bxd6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} dxe3 {[%emt 0:
01:58]} 8. Ba3 {[%emt 0:00:28]} exd2+ {[%emt 0:00:05]} 9. Qxd2 {[%emt 0:00:32]}
Nc6 {[%emt 0:01:23]} 10. Qg5 {[%emt 0:01:32]} Rg8 {[%emt 0:00:26]} 11. Bd3 {
[%emt 0:01:50]} h6 {[%emt 0:01:21]} 12. Qe3 {[%emt 0:02:02]} Qb6 {[%emt 0:00:
03]} 13. Qe2 {[%emt 0:00:34]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:00:26]} 14. O-O {[%emt 0:00:02]}
O-O-O {[%emt 0:00:01]} 15. b4 {[%emt 0:01:00]} Kb8 {[%emt 0:01:45]} 16. b5 {
[%emt 0:00:43]} Na5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 17. Ne5 {[%emt 0:00:15]} Be8 {[%emt 0:00:
25]} 18. Bb4 {[%emt 0:02:13]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:02:52]} 19. a4 {[%emt 0:01:37]} Ne4
{[%emt 0:00:54]} 20. Bxe4 {[%emt 0:02:49]} dxe4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 21. Qxe4 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} f6 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 22. Qh7 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Nb3 {[%emt 0:02:
34]} 23. Qxg8 {[%emt 0:00:21]} Nxa1 {[%emt 0:01:04]} 24. Qxe8 {[%emt 0:00:46]}
1-0

[Event “Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals Kiva”]
[Site “Online”]
[Date “2020.08.09”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteElo “2836”]
[BlackElo “2881”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[SetUp “1”]
[FEN “3r4/pp1q1kp1/3b1pp1/n2p4/3P1P1r/4B3/PP2R2N/1N1Q1RK1 b – – 0 26”]
[PlyCount “34”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 0,34,-117,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,17,16,16,16,16,15,20,17,51,49,64,62,227,217,
211,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0] [#]} 26… Rdh8 (26… g5 $1 $17 {[%cal Rg5f4][%mdl
512]} 27. Nf3 (27. fxg5 Rdh8) 27… Rg4+ 28. Kf2 Nc4) 27. Nd2 $1 $11 Nc4 28.
Nxc4 dxc4 29. Qc2 b5 30. Qe4 {Black must now prevent Qd5+.} Re8 31. Qd5+ Qe6 $1
{[%cal Re6d5]} 32. Qxe6+ ({Of course not} 32. Qxb5 Bxf4 33. Bxf4 (33. Rxf4 Rxf4
34. Bxf4 Qxe2 $17) 33… Qxe2 $17) 32… Rxe6 33. Nf3 Rg4+ 34. Kf2 g5 35. fxg5
{aiming for Ke1.} Bg3+ 36. Kg2 {Threatens to win with Kh3.} f5 $2 ({Black
should play} 36… Bd6+ $14 37. Kh1 Re8) 37. Kh3 Bf4 38. Ne5+ $2 ({White must
play} 38. Bxf4 $18 Rxe2 39. Ne5+ Rxe5 40. Bxe5 Rxg5 41. a4) 38… Rxe5 $1 {
The position is equal.} 39. dxe5 Rg3+ {[%mdl 64] [#] Double Attack} 40. Kh4
Rg4+ $1 41. Kh3 (41. Kh5 $2 {gets mated.} g6+ 42. Kh6 Rh4#) 41… Rg3+ {
[%mdl 64] Double Attack} 42. Kh4 Rg4+ 43. Kh3 {Accuracy: White = 91%, Black =
74%.} (43. Kh5 $2 {is a self mate.} g6+ 44. Kh6 Rh4#) 1/2-1/2

[Event “Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals Kiva”]
[Site “Online”]
[Date “2020.08.07”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B13”]
[WhiteElo “2836”]
[BlackElo “2881”]
[Annotator “ChessBase”]
[PlyCount “91”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
[TimeControl “300+3”]

1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} c6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 2. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d5 {[%emt 0:
00:00]} 3. exd5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} cxd5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 4. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:02]}
Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 5. c3 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 6. Bf4 {
[%emt 0:00:01]} Bg4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 7. Qb3 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Qc8 {[%emt 0:00:
01]} 8. Nd2 {[%emt 0:00:01]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 9. Ngf3 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Be7 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} 10. O-O {[%emt 0:00:01]} Bh5 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 11. Rae1 {
[%emt 0:00:13]} Bg6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 12. Bxg6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} hxg6 {[%emt 0:
00:00]} 13. h4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Nh5 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 14. Bg5 {[%emt 0:00:01]}
f6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 15. Be3 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 16. Qc2 {
[%emt 0:00:41]} Kf7 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 17. Nb3 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Bd6 {[%emt 0:00:
54]} 18. Nc1 {[%emt 0:00:28]} Rae8 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 19. Re2 {[%emt 0:00:23]}
Ne7 {[%emt 0:00:31]} 20. Nd3 {[%emt 0:00:13]} Nf5 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 21. Bc1 {
[%emt 0:00:34]} Nf4 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 22. Bxf4 {[%emt 0:00:30]} Bxf4 {[%emt 0:
00:00]} 23. g3 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Bd6 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 24. Qd2 {[%emt 0:00:42]}
Re7 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 25. a3 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Ke8 {[%emt 0:00:31]} 26. Qe1 {
[%emt 0:00:16]} Kd7 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 27. Kg2 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Kc8 {[%emt 0:00:
45]} 28. Rh1 {[%emt 0:00:29]} Rhe8 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 29. Nb4 {[%emt 0:00:30]}
Kb8 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 30. Nc2 {[%emt 0:00:19]} Qb6 {[%emt 0:00:23]} 31. Qc1 {
[%emt 0:00:05]} a5 {[%emt 0:00:17]} 32. Ne3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Qc6 {[%emt 0:00:
07]} 33. Rd1 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Bc7 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 34. Qc2 {[%emt 0:00:13]} Bb6
{[%emt 0:00:15]} 35. Qd3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} a4 {[%emt 0:00:25]} 36. Nc2 {[%emt 0:
00:04]} Bc7 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 37. Nb4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Qd6 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 38.
Rg1 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Qd7 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 39. Rge1 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Rh8 {
[%emt 0:00:18]} 40. c4 {[%emt 0:00:07]} dxc4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 41. Qxc4 {
[%emt 0:00:01]} Bd6 {[%emt 0:00:25]} 42. Rxe6 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Bxb4 {[%emt 0:
00:02]} 43. axb4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Rxe6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 44. Qxe6 {[%emt 0:00:
00]} Qxe6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 45. Rxe6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rd8 {[%emt 0:00:17]} 46.
Re4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 1-0

[Event “Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals Kiva”]
[Site “Online”]
[Date “2020.08.07”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Dubov, Daniil”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B70”]
[WhiteElo “2829”]
[BlackElo “2770”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “126”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,126,23,0,0,0,0,-25,0,0,0,0,22,16,7,10,28,31,25,6,3,3,4,0,0,0,0,-27,
-24,-23,-23,-23,-23,-23,-16,-16,-18,-27,-20,-27,-26,-21,-20,-20,-16,-24,-35,
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-1491,-1489,-1505,-1468,-1378,-1370,-1367,-1207,-1342,-1300,-1269,-1159,-898,
-898]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. g3 g6 7. Bg2
Nxd4 8. Qxd4 Bg7 9. O-O O-O 10. Qd1 Bg4 {B70: Sicilian Dragon: 6 g3 and 6 Be2
(without a later Be3).} 11. Qd2 Rc8 12. h3 Be6 {Black has an edge.} 13. Nd5 {
[#]} Qd7 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13… Nd7 14. c3 Ne5 15. Qe2 Re8 16. Kh2 Qa5 17.
Bf4 Bd7 18. a4 e6 19. Nb4 Nc4 {1-0 (74) Quparadze,G (2498)-Shanava,K (2540)
Tbilisi 2017}) 14. Kh2 Rc4 15. Qe2 Rfc8 16. c3 b5 17. a3 h5 18. Bg5 Bxd5 19.
exd5 Qf5 20. h4 Ng4+ 21. Kg1 Bf6 22. Rae1 (22. f3 {looks sharper.} Ne5 23. f4
Ng4 24. Rae1 Bxc3 25. bxc3 Rxc3 26. Rf3) 22… Bxg5 23. hxg5 Qxg5 24. Qxe7 Qxe7
25. Rxe7 R4c7 26. Re4 $1 Ne5 27. f4 Ng4 28. Rfe1 Nf6 29. Rd4 Rb8 30. Bf1 Kf8
31. Red1 Re7 32. Rb4 Re3 33. Kg2 a6 34. a4 Ne4 35. axb5 axb5 36. Bd3 Nxg3 37.
c4 h4 (37… Ne4 $17 {White must now prevent …h4.} 38. cxb5 Nf6) 38. cxb5 $15
Nh5 39. Kf2 Rh3 $1 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has good play.} 40. b6 Nf6 41. Be2
Rh2+ 42. Kf3 $1 Nd7 $1 43. b7 Nc5 44. Ra1 {And now Ra8 would win.} Rxb7 {
White is on the road to losing.} 45. Ra8+ (45. Rxb7 $17 {keeps fighting.} Nxb7
46. b4) 45… Kg7 $19 46. Rxb7 Nxb7 $17 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 47. b4 {
[#]} Rh3+ $1 48. Kg2 (48. Kg4 $17 {was the only chance.} Rb3 49. Ba6 Rxb4 50.
Rb8 f5+ 51. Kh3 Rxf4 52. Rxb7+ Kf6 53. Rd7) 48… Rg3+ $19 49. Kh2 Rb3 50. Ba6
Rxb4 51. Rb8 {[#]} Rb6 $1 52. Bxb7 {and the idea Kh3 leaves White hopeful.
KRB-KR} Rb3 53. Kg2 Kf6 54. Kh2 h3 55. Rd8 $2 (55. Kh1) 55… Rxb7 {Black is
clearly winning.} 56. Kxh3 {KR-KR} Kf5 57. Rxd6 Kxf4 58. Rd8 Rb3+ 59. Kg2 Ke5
60. Rd7 f5 61. Rd8 Rb6 62. Kg3 {[#]} Rd6 $1 63. Rg8 Kf6 {Accuracy: White = 71%,
Black = 94%.} 0-1

[Event “Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals Kiva”]
[Site “Online”]
[Date “2020.08.07”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Dubov, Daniil”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B67”]
[WhiteElo “2829”]
[BlackElo “2770”]
[Annotator “ChessBase”]
[PlyCount “68”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
[TimeControl “900+10”]

1. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 2. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nc6 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} 3. d4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} cxd4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 4. Nxd4 {[%emt 0:
00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 5. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:01]} d6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 6. Bg5
{[%emt 0:00:14]} Bd7 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 7. f3 {[%emt 0:01:21]} a6 {[%emt 0:00:42]
} 8. Qd2 {[%emt 0:00:07]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 9. O-O-O {[%emt 0:00:40]} Nxd4 {
[%emt 0:00:13]} 10. Qxd4 {[%emt 0:00:02]} h6 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 11. Bh4 {[%emt 0:
01:47]} Be7 {[%emt 0:00:30]} 12. Bc4 {[%emt 0:01:31]} b5 {[%emt 0:00:43]} 13.
Bb3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} a5 {[%emt 0:02:34]} 14. a4 {[%emt 0:00:07]} b4 {[%emt 0:
01:08]} 15. Ne2 {[%emt 0:00:07]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:58]} 16. Bxf6 {[%emt 0:01:12]}
Bxf6 {[%emt 0:00:17]} 17. Qxd6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Ra7 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 18. Ng3 {
[%emt 0:01:24]} Qe8 {[%emt 0:04:01]} 19. Nh5 {[%emt 0:03:45]} Bxa4 {[%emt 0:00:
11]} 20. Bc4 {[%emt 0:00:16]} Qb8 {[%emt 0:01:13]} 21. Nxf6+ {[%emt 0:00:55]}
gxf6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 22. Qg3+ {[%emt 0:00:00]} Kh7 {[%emt 0:01:04]} 23. Rd4 {
[%emt 0:02:02]} e5 {[%emt 0:01:22]} 24. Rd2 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Rc7 {[%emt 0:00:
19]} 25. b3 {[%emt 0:01:25]} Bb5 {[%emt 0:00:39]} 26. Bd5 {[%emt 0:00:01]} a4 {
[%emt 0:00:15]} 27. Qh3 {[%emt 0:00:35]} Rfc8 {[%emt 0:00:29]} 28. Kb1 {
[%emt 0:00:42]} axb3 {[%emt 0:01:21]} 29. Bxb3 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Ra7 {[%emt 0:
00:46]} 30. Qf5+ {[%emt 0:00:23]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 31. Qg4+ {[%emt 0:00:01]
} Kf8 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 32. Rhd1 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Ke7 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 33. Qg7 {
[%emt 0:00:13]} Be8 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 34. Rd6 {[%emt 0:00:17]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:00:
09]} 1-0

[Event “Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals Kiva”]
[Site “Online”]
[Date “2020.08.07”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Dubov, Daniil”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “E21”]
[WhiteElo “2770”]
[BlackElo “2829”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “94”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

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-402,-428,-424,-418,-412,-520,-533,-547,-547,-541,-536,-533,-529,-525,-506,
-607,-592,-1082,-1036,-1126,-1125,-1008,-902,-1067,-1052,-1045,-1012,-1386,
-1370,-1341,-1307]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Bg5 c5 6. d5 {
E21: Nimzo-Indian: 4 Nf3.} ({White should play} 6. e3 $11) 6… d6 {is the
legacy move (6…exd5).} 7. e3 exd5 8. cxd5 {The position is equal.} Nbd7 9.
Bd3 h6 10. Bh4 Qa5 (10… Nb6 $15) 11. O-O $11 Bxc3 12. bxc3 Qxc3 13. e4 Re8
$36 {[%mdl 2048] Black has good play.} 14. Re1 {[#]} b5 $146 ({Predecessor:}
14… Ng4 15. Bg3 Nge5 16. Nxe5 Nxe5 17. Bb5 Rd8 18. f4 Ng6 19. e5 dxe5 20.
fxe5 a6 {1-0 (53) Milov,V (2590)-Gipslis,A (2485) Biel 1994}) 15. Rc1 Qa3 16.
Bb1 (16. e5 $5 Nxe5 17. Nxe5 Rxe5 18. Rxe5 dxe5 19. Bxf6 gxf6 20. Bxb5 $15)
16… Ng4 17. Nd2 (17. Nd4 $5 cxd4 18. Qxg4 $11) 17… Nb6 18. h3 Ne5 19. Qh5 (
19. Re3 $15 Qb4 20. Bg3) 19… Nbc4 ({Better is} 19… c4 $17 20. Qd1 b4) 20.
Nb3 a5 {[%cal Ba7a5,Ba5a4][%mdl 32]} 21. Rc3 $2 {[%mdl 8192] This move loses
the game for White.} (21. f4 $15) 21… Qb4 $19 22. Rec1 Ng6 23. Bf6 $2 (23.
Bg3 {was the only defense.}) 23… a4 ({Less strong is} 23… gxf6 24. Qxh6 a4
{[#]} 25. a3 $1 $19 {[%mdl 512]}) 24. Rg3 {[#] Black must now prevent Rxg6.}
Re5 ({Stronger than} 24… gxf6 25. Rxg6+ fxg6 26. Qxg6+ Kf8 27. Qxf6+ Kg8 28.
Qg6+ Kf8 29. Qf6+ Kg8 30. Qg6+ Kf8 31. Qf6+ $11) 25. Bxe5 Ncxe5 26. Nxc5 dxc5
27. Rf1 Qd4 28. Kh2 {intending f4.} Ra6 29. f4 Rf6 30. f5 Nc4 31. Rd1 Qe5 32.
Qf3 Qd6 33. Qc3 Nge5 34. Kh1 b4 35. Qe1 a3 {Black is clearly winning.} 36. Bc2
Nb2 37. Rc1 c4 38. Qe3 Bd7 39. Qd4 Bb5 40. Re3 Qb6 41. Qxe5 {Qf4 is the strong
threat.} Qxe3 42. Rg1 b3 43. Bb1 Qb6 44. Qg3 bxa2 45. Bxa2 Nd3 46. Rb1 Nf2+ 47.
Kh2 Nxe4 {Accuracy: White = 51%, Black = 69%.} 0-1

[Event “Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals Kiva”]
[Site “Online”]
[Date “2020.08.07”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Dubov, Daniil”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E05”]
[WhiteElo “2770”]
[BlackElo “2829”]
[Annotator “RC”]
[PlyCount “86”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]
[TimeControl “300+3”]

1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 2. c4 {[%emt 0:00:08]} e6 {[%emt 0:
00:00]} 3. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 4. g3 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Be7
{[%emt 0:00:01]} 5. Bg2 {[%emt 0:00:02]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:00]} 6. O-O {[%emt 0:
00:01]} dxc4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 7. Qc2 {[%emt 0:00:01]} a6 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 8.
Qxc4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} b5 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 9. Qc2 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Bb7 {[%emt 0:
00:00]} 10. Bg5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 11. Bxf6 {[%emt 0:00:01]
} Nxf6 {[%emt 0:00:50]} 12. Nbd2 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Rc8 {[%emt 0:00:20]} 13. Nb3
{[%emt 0:00:04]} Be4 {[%emt 0:00:19]} 14. Qc1 {[%emt 0:00:13]} Qd5 {[%emt 0:00:
20]} 15. Nbd2 {[%emt 0:00:38]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:31]} 16. Nxe4 {[%emt 0:00:05]}
Qxe4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 17. Qd2 {[%emt 0:01:00]} Rfd8 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 18. Rfd1 {
[%emt 0:00:04]} Qb7 {[%emt 0:00:34]} 19. Qa5 {[%emt 0:00:17]} Qa7 {[%emt 0:00:
20]} 20. Ne5 {[%emt 0:00:20]} Rd6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 21. dxc5 {[%emt 0:00:27]}
Qxc5 {[%emt 0:00:39]} 22. Nd3 {[%emt 0:00:22]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:00:08]} 23. Qxc7 {
[%emt 0:00:06]} Rxc7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 24. Rac1 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rdd7 {[%emt 0:
00:04]} 25. Bc6 {[%emt 0:00:20]} Rd8 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 26. Bf3 {[%emt 0:00:03]}
Rdc8 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 27. Bb7 {[%emt 0:00:10]} Rxc1 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 28. Rxc1 {
[%emt 0:00:02]} Rxc1+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} 29. Nxc1 {[%emt 0:00:00]} a5 {[%emt 0:
00:01]} 30. Bc6 {[%emt 0:00:19]} b4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 31. Nb3 {[%emt 0:00:01]}
Bd8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 32. Nc5 {[%emt 0:00:22]} Bb6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 33. Nd7 {
[%emt 0:00:02]} Nxd7 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 34. Bxd7 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Bd4 {[%emt 0:
00:00]} 35. b3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Bb6 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 36. e3 {[%emt 0:00:06]}
Kf8 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 37. Ba4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Ke7 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 38. Kf1 {
[%emt 0:00:01]} Ba7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 39. Ke2 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Kd6 {[%emt 0:00:
01]} 40. Bb5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Bb6 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 41. Ba4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Ba7
{[%emt 0:00:01]} 42. Bb5 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Bb6 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 43. Ba4 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} Ba7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals Kiva”]
[Site “Online”]
[Date “2020.08.07”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Ding, Liren”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D02”]
[WhiteElo “2881”]
[BlackElo “2836”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “47”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,47,0,6,-2,10,0,6,20,14,13,13,0,0,-14,25,0,24,27,23,22,33,25,65,68,81,
58,66,64,114,68,336,315,313,305,389,380,403,404,390,364]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5
3. Bf4 c5 4. e3 e6 (4… Nc6 5. Be2 cxd4 6. exd4 Bg4 7. c3 e6 8. Nbd2 Bd6 9.
Ne5 Bxe2 10. Qxe2 O-O 11. O-O Qc7 12. Rfe1 Nd7 13. Nxd7 Qxd7 14. Bxd6 Qxd6 15.
Nb3 Rab8 {1/2-1/2 (36) Carlsen,M (2861)-Ding,L (2805) Abidjan 2019}) 5. c3 Bd6
6. Nbd2 {D02: 1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 sidelines, including 2…Nf6 3 g3 and 2…Nf6 3
Bf4.} cxd4 {[#]} 7. Bxd6 $146 {[#] Hoping for Ba3.} (7. Nxd4 $2 e5 $19) ({
Predecessor:} 7. cxd4 Bxf4 8. exf4 Qb6 9. Qb3 Qd6 10. g3 Nc6 11. Be2 Ne4 12.
Rd1 O-O 13. O-O {1/2-1/2 (39) Hruskovic,M (2110)-Zagrapan,P (2060) Slovakia
1994}) 7… dxe3 8. Ba3 {The position is equal.} exd2+ 9. Qxd2 Nc6 10. Qg5 Rg8
11. Bd3 h6 12. Qe3 Qb6 13. Qe2 Bd7 14. O-O O-O-O 15. b4 {[%cal Bb2b4,Bb4b5]
[%mdl 1056] White has compensation.} Kb8 16. b5 Na5 17. Ne5 Be8 18. Bb4 Rc8 19.
a4 Ne4 $2 {[%mdl 8192] Now Black is done in.} (19… Qc7 $14) 20. Bxe4 $18 dxe4
21. Qxe4 f6 22. Qh7 {White is winning.} Nb3 23. Qxg8 Nxa1 {[#]} 24. Qxe8 $1 {
[%mdl 512] Accuracy: White = 94%, Black = 58%.} 1-0

[Event “Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals Kiva”]
[Site “Online”]
[Date “2020.08.07”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Dubov, Daniil”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B67”]
[WhiteElo “2829”]
[BlackElo “2770”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “68”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,68,23,29,41,25,29,0,0,1,7,23,20,9,29,41,13,49,43,0,0,0,0,-75,0,0,0,
-19,-7,-153,-163,-88,-34,-224,-225,-210,-208,-422,-36,-150,-143,-176,0,0,0,
-266,-270,-261,458,465,450,443,29999]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4
Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bg5 Bd7 7. f3 a6 8. Qd2 e6 9. O-O-O Nxd4 10. Qxd4 h6 {B67:
Sicilian: Richter-Rauzer: 7…a6 8 0-0-0 Bd7, lines without 9 f4 Be7.} 11. Bh4
$5 {[%mdl 4] Leaves trodden paths.} Be7 {[#]} 12. Bc4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 12.
f4 Bc6 13. f5 e5 14. Qd3 Ng4 15. Bxe7 Qxe7 16. Qf3 Nf6 17. Bc4 Rc8 18. Bd5 {
1/2-1/2 (48) Zeng,C (2551)-Lupulescu,C (2649) Changsha 2019}) 12… b5 {
The position is equal.} 13. Bb3 a5 14. a4 $1 {[%cal Ra4b5]} b4 15. Ne2 O-O 16.
Bxf6 Bxf6 17. Qxd6 Ra7 18. Ng3 Qe8 19. Nh5 {And now Qg3 would win.} Bxa4 20.
Bc4 (20. Nxf6+ $11 {remains equal.} gxf6 21. Bc4) 20… Qb8 (20… Qe7 $17) 21.
Nxf6+ $11 gxf6 22. Qg3+ Kh7 23. Rd4 (23. Qxb8 $11 Rxb8 24. Rd2) 23… e5 $17
24. Rd2 Rc7 ({Better is} 24… Qc7 $1 $17 {[%cal Rc7c4]} 25. Bd5 Bd7) 25. b3 $2
(25. Bd5 $1 $15) 25… Bb5 $19 26. Bd5 a4 27. Qh3 $2 (27. f4 Qc8 28. Qh3) 27…
Rfc8 $2 (27… Bd7 $19 28. Qh5 Be6 29. bxa4 b3) 28. Kb1 (28. Rhd1 $15) 28…
axb3 $1 $17 29. Bxb3 {Black must now prevent Qf5+.} ({Don’t go for} 29. cxb3 $2
Qa7 $19) 29… Ra7 $2 (29… Bc4 $1 $19 30. Rhd1 Bxb3 31. cxb3 Rc3) 30. Qf5+
$11 Kg7 {aiming for …Qa8.} 31. Qg4+ $2 {[%mdl 8192]} (31. Rhd1 $1 $11 {
and White stays safe.} Qa8 32. Qg4+ Kh7 33. Qf5+ Kg7 34. Kb2) 31… Kf8 $19 32.
Rhd1 {[#]} Ke7 $4 {[%mdl 8192] [#]} ({Worse is} 32… Qa8 33. Qxc8+ Qxc8 34.
Rd8+ Qxd8 35. Rxd8+ Kg7 36. Kb2 $14) (32… Ra8 $1 $19 {and life is good for
Black. …Qa7 is the strong threat.} 33. Bd5 {[#]} b3 $1 {[%mdl 512]}) 33. Qg7
$1 $18 {[%csl Gb3,LRf7,LRh6][%cal Rg7f7][%mdl 512]} Be8 {Strongly threatening .
..Qa8.} 34. Rd6 {[%csl Gb3][%cal Rd6e6]} Qc7 {Accuracy: White = 51%, Black =
61%.} (34… Qxd6 $18 35. Rxd6 Kxd6 36. Qxf6+ Kc7) 1-0

[Event “Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals Kiva”]
[Site “Online”]
[Date “2020.08.07”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Dubov, Daniil”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “E21”]
[WhiteElo “2770”]
[BlackElo “2829”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “33”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 10,33,18,5,12,0,1,2,23,5,1,18,102,56,130,111,283,272,489,494,470,480,
1676,1654,1790,1747]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Bg5 c5 6. Rc1
h6 {E21: Nimzo-Indian: 4 Nf3.} 7. Bh4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 d5 {The position is equal.
8…d5 scores better than 8…Nc6.} 9. cxd5 g5 10. Bg3 {[#]} Nxd5 $146 (10…
Qxd5 $11 {keeps the balance.} 11. a3 Bxc3+ 12. bxc3 Rd8) ({Predecessor:} 10…
Qxd5 11. e3 Qxa2 12. Qc2 Bxc3+ 13. Qxc3 Ne4 14. Qc2 Qa5+ 15. Ke2 Nxg3+ 16. hxg3
Kg7 {1/2-1/2 (38) Nepomniachtchi,I (2784)-Leko,P (2663) chess24.com INT 2020})
11. e3 Qa5 (11… f5 $14) 12. Bd3 {aiming for Qh5.} Rd8 $2 (12… e5 $16 {
was called for.} 13. Nb3 Qc7) 13. O-O Nxc3 $2 (13… Bf8 14. Qh5 Nc6 15. Nxc6
bxc6) 14. Qh5 $18 {White is clearly winning.} ({Weaker is} 14. bxc3 Bf8 $18)
14… Bf8 15. Rxc3 e5 {[#]} (15… Qd5 $142 16. Bc4 Qe4) 16. Bc4 $1 {[%mdl 512]
} Qc7 {[#]} 17. Bxe5 $1 {[%mdl 512] Black did not feel at home in the position
after the opening. Accuracy: White = 88%, Black = 36%.} 1-0

[Event “Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals Kiva”]
[Site “Online”]
[Date “2020.08.09”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[WhiteElo “2836”]
[BlackElo “2881”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[SetUp “1”]
[FEN “3r4/pp1q1kp1/3b1pp1/n2p4/3P1P1r/4B3/PP2R2N/1N1Q1RK1 b – – 0 26”]
[PlyCount “34”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 0,34,-113,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,46,40,46,48,41,42,41,25,53,65,74,61,218,200,
211,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0] [#]} 26… Rdh8 (26… g5 $1 $17 {[%cal Rg5f4][%mdl
512]} 27. Bc1 (27. fxg5 Rdh8) 27… Rdh8) 27. Nd2 $1 $11 Nc4 28. Nxc4 dxc4 29.
Qc2 b5 30. Qe4 Re8 31. Qd5+ Qe6 $1 {[%cal Re6d5]} 32. Qxe6+ $1 ({Weaker is} 32.
Qxb5 Bxf4 33. Bxf4 (33. Rxf4 $2 Rxf4 34. Bxf4 Qxe2 $17) 33… Qxe2 $17) 32…
Rxe6 33. Nf3 Rg4+ 34. Kf2 g5 35. fxg5 {Strongly threatening Ke1.} Bg3+ 36. Kg2
{Hoping for Kh3.} f5 $2 (36… Bd6+ $14 37. Kh1 Re8) 37. Kh3 Bf4 38. Ne5+ $2 ({
Only move:} 38. Bxf4 $18 Rxe2 39. Ne5+ Rxe5 40. Bxe5 Rxg5 41. d5) 38… Rxe5 $1
{The position is equal.} 39. dxe5 Rg3+ {[%mdl 64] [#] Double Attack} 40. Kh4
Rg4+ $1 41. Kh3 (41. Kh5 $2 {leads to mate.} g6+ 42. Kh6 Rh4#) 41… Rg3+ {
[%mdl 64] Double Attack} 42. Kh4 Rg4+ $1 43. Kh3 {Accuracy: White = 91%, Black
= 54%.} (43. Kh5 $2 {gets mated.} g6+ 44. Kh6 Rh4#) 1/2-1/2

[Event “Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals Kiva”]
[Site “Online”]
[Date “2020.08.07”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B13”]
[WhiteElo “2836”]
[BlackElo “2881”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “51”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,51,18,17,9,38,5,16,0,32,31,29,31,53,0,74,59,66,54,66,0,17,-12,0,0,0,
-36,-70,-36,-41,-142]} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. c3 Nf6 6.
Bf4 Bg4 7. Qb3 Qc8 8. Nd2 e6 9. Ngf3 Be7 10. O-O Bh5 11. Rae1 Bg6 12. Bxg6 hxg6
13. h4 $5 {[%mdl 4] [#] Exploring less charted territory. B13: Caro-Kann:
Exchange Variation and Panov-Botvinnik Attack.} Nh5 $146 ({Predecessor:} 13…
a6 14. a4 Nh5 15. Bh2 Nf6 16. Bf4 Nh5 17. Bh2 Nf6 18. Bf4 {1/2-1/2 (18)
Carlsen,M (2863)-So,W (2770) chess24.com INT 2020}) 14. Bh2 Nf6 15. Bf4 {
The position is equal.} Nh5 16. Bg5 f6 17. Be3 Qc7 18. c4 (18. Qc2 $14) 18…
Rd8 (18… O-O-O $1 $11 {keeps the balance.}) 19. cxd5 exd5 20. Nb1 Qd7 21. Nh2
(21. Re2 $14) 21… Kf7 22. g4 Na5 23. Qd1 Bd6 $1 {[#] Strongly threatening …
Nf4.} 24. gxh5 Rxh5 25. f4 $1 Rxh4 26. Re2 {[%mdl 32768] Accuracy: White = 56%,
Black = 82%. . Loss on time!?} ({Better is} 26. Qf3 $1 $15 Rdh8 27. Re2 (27.
Qxd5+ Kf8 $11)) 1-0

[Event “Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals Kiva”]
[Site “Online”]
[Date “2020.08.07”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Dubov, Daniil”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “E21”]
[WhiteElo “2770”]
[BlackElo “2829”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “94”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,94,14,36,-35,-13,-27,-21,-20,-22,-29,-35,-51,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,-50,0,
-46,0,-49,-20,-54,-46,-102,-60,-96,-60,-360,-364,-391,-270,-426,-426,-436,-339,
-351,-375,-372,-369,-424,-425,-429,-347,-338,-337,-320,-308,-390,-345,-382,
-391,-400,-406,-410,-411,-510,-505,-520,-509,-518,-487,-489,-479,-591,-481,
-578,-591,-1111,-1109,-1088,-1046,-1006,-907,-981,-980,-973,-958,-1098,-1093,
-1056,-1031]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Bg5 c5 6. d5 {
E21: Nimzo-Indian: 4 Nf3.} (6. Rc1 $14) 6… d6 {was the old line (6…exd5).}
7. e3 exd5 8. cxd5 {The position is equal.} Nbd7 9. Bd3 h6 10. Bh4 Qa5 (10…
Nb6 $15) 11. O-O $11 Bxc3 12. bxc3 Qxc3 13. e4 Re8 $36 {[%mdl 2048] White is
under pressure.} 14. Re1 $1 {[#]} b5 $5 $146 {[%mdl 8] New and interesting.} ({
Predecessor:} 14… Ng4 15. Bg3 Nge5 16. Nxe5 Nxe5 17. Bb5 Rd8 18. f4 Ng6 19.
e5 dxe5 20. fxe5 a6 {1-0 (53) Milov,V (2590)-Gipslis,A (2485) Biel 1994}) 15.
Rc1 Qa3 16. Bb1 (16. e5 $5 Nxe5 17. Nxe5 Rxe5 18. Rxe5 dxe5 19. Bxf6 gxf6 20.
Bxb5 $15) 16… Ng4 17. Nd2 (17. Nd4 $5 cxd4 18. Qxg4 $11) 17… Nb6 18. h3 Ne5
19. Qh5 (19. Bg3 $15) 19… Nbc4 20. Nb3 a5 {[%cal Ba7a5,Ba5a4][%mdl 32] [#]
Threatens to win with …a4.} 21. Rc3 $2 {[%mdl 8192] This move loses the game
for White.} ({White has to play} 21. f4 $15) 21… Qb4 $19 22. Rec1 Ng6 23. Bf6
(23. Bg3 $142 a4 24. Na1) 23… a4 (23… gxf6 $2 24. Qxh6 a4 {[#]} 25. a3 $1
$19 {[%mdl 512]}) 24. Rg3 {Rxg6 is the strong threat.} Re5 ({Inferior is} 24…
gxf6 25. Rxg6+ fxg6 26. Qxg6+ Kf8 27. Qxf6+ Kg8 28. Qg6+ Kf8 29. Qf6+ Kg8 30.
Qg6+ Kf8 31. Qf6+ $11) 25. Bxe5 Ncxe5 26. Nxc5 dxc5 27. Rf1 Qd4 28. Kh2 {
intending f4.} Ra6 29. f4 Rf6 30. f5 Nc4 31. Rd1 Qe5 32. Qf3 Qd6 33. Qc3 Nge5
34. Kh1 b4 35. Qe1 a3 {Black is clearly winning.} 36. Bc2 Nb2 37. Rc1 c4 38.
Qe3 Bd7 39. Qd4 Bb5 40. Re3 Qb6 41. Qxe5 {Strongly threatening Qf4.} Qxe3 42.
Rg1 b3 43. Bb1 Qb6 44. Qg3 bxa2 45. Bxa2 Nd3 46. Rb1 Nf2+ 47. Kh2 Nxe4 {
Accuracy: White = 45%, Black = 71%.} 0-1

[Event “Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals Kiva”]
[Site “Online”]
[Date “2020.08.07”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Ding, Liren”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C67”]
[WhiteElo “2881”]
[BlackElo “2836”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “77”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,77,18,18,18,18,15,16,22,20,24,8,6,6,6,10,6,0,8,0,0,0,0,0,11,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 e5 2.
Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O
9. d4 Bf6 10. Re1 Re8 {C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4.} 11. c3 Rxe1
12. Qxe1 Ne8 13. Bf4 d5 14. Bd3 g6 {The position is equal.} 15. Nd2 Ng7 16. Nf3
Bf5 17. Bxf5 Nxf5 18. Qe2 c6 19. Re1 Ng7 20. Be5 Ne6 21. Bxf6 Qxf6 22. Ne5 Re8
23. Ng4 Qd8 24. Qe5 {And now Nf6+ would win.} Ng7 25. Qxe8+ $1 {[%mdl 64] Decoy
} ({Wrong is} 25. Nh6+ $2 Kf8 $19) 25… Nxe8 {[#]} 26. Rxe8+ $1 {[%mdl 576]
Remove Defender} Qxe8 {[%cal Re8e1]} 27. Nf6+ {[%mdl 64] Double Attack} Kf8 {
[%cal Re8e1]} 28. Nxe8 Kxe8 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KP-KP} 29. f4 f5 30. b4 b5
31. Kf2 Kf7 32. Kf3 Kf6 {[#]} 33. h4 $146 ({Predecessor:} 33. Ke3 a6 34. a3 Ke6
35. Kf3 Kf6 36. Ke3 Ke6 37. Kf3 Kf6 38. Ke3 {1/2-1/2 (39) Tabatabaei,M (2629)
-Maghsoodloo,P (2676) chess.com INT 2020}) 33… h5 34. Ke3 Ke6 35. Ke2 Ke7 36.
Ke1 Ke6 37. Ke2 Ke7 38. Ke3 Ke6 39. Ke2 {Not much happened in this game.
Accuracy: White = 100%, Black = 100%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals Kiva”]
[Site “Online”]
[Date “2020.08.07”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Dubov, Daniil”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B70”]
[WhiteElo “2829”]
[BlackElo “2770”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “126”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,126,19,0,0,-5,6,-27,0,0,0,0,17,7,22,19,18,22,30,9,7,0,6,0,0,0,0,-25,
-25,-19,-19,-19,-18,-18,-18,-26,-19,-26,-25,-26,-26,-21,-19,-20,-19,-33,-25,
-30,-33,-30,-18,-12,-27,-21,-20,-50,-25,-88,-16,-16,-21,-26,-47,-74,-63,-61,
-67,-66,-67,-60,-61,-77,-81,-139,-141,-136,-134,-141,-135,-294,-256,-245,-233,
-346,-342,-338,-335,-335,-310,-295,-284,-270,-270,-1144,-1116,-1017,-864,-1168,
-1161,-1168,-1155,-1095,-1019,-1155,-1116,-1078,-1013,-1078,-710,-696,-696]} 1.
e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. g3 g6 7. Bg2 Nxd4 8. Qxd4
Bg7 9. O-O O-O 10. Qd1 Bg4 {B70: Sicilian Dragon: 6 g3 and 6 Be2 (without a
later Be3).} 11. Qd2 Rc8 12. h3 Be6 {Black has an edge.} 13. Nd5 {[#]} Qd7 $146
({Predecessor:} 13… Nd7 14. c3 Ne5 15. Qe2 Re8 16. Kh2 Qa5 17. Bf4 Bd7 18. a4
e6 19. Nb4 Nc4 {1-0 (74) Quparadze,G (2498)-Shanava,K (2540) Tbilisi 2017}) 14.
Kh2 Rc4 15. Qe2 Rfc8 16. c3 b5 17. a3 h5 18. Bg5 Bxd5 19. exd5 Qf5 20. h4 Ng4+
21. Kg1 Bf6 22. Rae1 (22. f3 {keeps more tension.} Ne5 23. Rad1 Bxg5 24. hxg5
Qxg5 25. f4) 22… Bxg5 23. hxg5 Qxg5 24. Qxe7 Qxe7 25. Rxe7 R4c7 26. Re4 Ne5
27. f4 Ng4 28. Rfe1 Nf6 29. Rd4 Rb8 30. Bf1 Kf8 31. Red1 Re7 32. Rb4 Re3 33.
Kg2 a6 34. a4 Ne4 35. axb5 axb5 36. Bd3 Nxg3 37. c4 (37. Kf2 $11 Rbe8 38. Bxb5)
37… h4 (37… Ne4 $17 38. cxb5 Nf6) 38. cxb5 $11 Nh5 39. Kf2 Rh3 $36 {
[%mdl 2048] Black has some pressure.} 40. b6 Nf6 {Strongly threatening …Ng4+.
} 41. Be2 $1 Rh2+ 42. Kf3 $1 Nd7 43. b7 Nc5 44. Ra1 {Threatens to win with Ra8.
} Rxb7 45. Ra8+ (45. Rxb7 $142 Nxb7 46. b4) 45… Kg7 $17 46. Rxb7 Nxb7 {
[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 47. b4 {[#]} Rh3+ $1 48. Kg2 $2 {Now White is
beyond hope.} (48. Kg4 $17 Rb3 49. Ba6 Rxb4 50. Rb8 f5+ 51. Kh3 Rb3+ 52. Kxh4)
48… Rg3+ 49. Kh2 Rb3 50. Ba6 (50. Rb8 $142 Nc5 {[%mdl 64] Pin} 51. Bc4 Rb2+
52. Kh3) 50… Rxb4 $19 51. Rb8 {[#]} Rb6 $1 ({Not} 51… Rxf4 52. Rxb7 Kf6 53.
Rb3 $17) 52. Bxb7 {White hopes to continue with Kh3. KRB-KR} Rb3 53. Kg2 Kf6
54. Kh2 h3 55. Rd8 $2 (55. Kh1) 55… Rxb7 {Black is clearly winning.} 56. Kxh3
{KR-KR} Kf5 57. Rxd6 Kxf4 58. Rd8 Rb3+ 59. Kg2 Ke5 60. Rd7 f5 61. Rd8 Rb6 62.
Kg3 {[#]} Rd6 $1 63. Rg8 Kf6 {Accuracy: White = 66%, Black = 89%.} 0-1

[Event “Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals Kiva”]
[Site “Online”]
[Date “2020.08.07”]
[Round “1.5”]
[White “Ding, Liren”]
[Black “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B13”]
[WhiteElo “2836”]
[BlackElo “2881”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “91”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 23,91,29,24,10,31,33,25,37,31,35,86,41,33,27,42,12,37,14,16,0,0,0,0,0,0,
0,0,0,16,0,7,0,-13,-26,-28,-23,-23,-31,-38,-42,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,26,26,27,27,27,
27,35,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 Nc6
5. c3 Nf6 6. Bf4 Bg4 7. Qb3 Qc8 8. Nd2 e6 9. Ngf3 Be7 10. O-O Bh5 11. Rae1 Bg6
12. Bxg6 hxg6 13. h4 $5 {[%mdl 4] [#] Exploring less charted territory. B13:
Caro-Kann: Exchange Variation and Panov-Botvinnik Attack.} Nh5 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 13… a6 14. a4 Nh5 15. Bh2 Nf6 16. Bf4 Nh5 17. Bh2 Nf6 18. Bf4 {
1/2-1/2 (18) Carlsen,M (2863)-So,W (2770) chess24.com INT 2020}) 14. Bg5 f6 15.
Be3 {White has an edge.} Qc7 16. Qc2 Kf7 ({Black should try} 16… O-O-O $14)
17. Nb3 Bd6 18. Nc1 Rae8 19. Re2 Ne7 $1 20. Nd3 Nf5 21. Bc1 Nf4 22. Bxf4 Bxf4
23. g3 Bd6 24. Qd2 Re7 25. a3 Ke8 26. Qe1 Kd7 27. Kg2 Kc8 28. Rh1 Rhe8 29. Nb4
$1 Kb8 30. Nc2 Qb6 31. Qc1 a5 32. Ne3 Qc6 33. Rd1 Bc7 34. Qc2 Bb6 35. Qd3 a4
36. Nc2 Bc7 37. Nb4 Qd6 38. Rg1 Qd7 39. Rge1 Rh8 {The position is equal.} 40.
c4 (40. Qd1 {feels hotter.} Bd6 41. Nd3 Qe8 42. Qc1 g5 43. hxg5 Qh5 44. Rh1)
40… dxc4 $1 41. Qxc4 {[%cal Re2e6]} Bd6 42. Rxe6 {d5 is the strong threat.}
Bxb4 43. axb4 {[#] And now Rxe7 would win.} Rxe6 $1 44. Qxe6 Qxe6 45. Rxe6 Rd8
46. Re4 {[%mdl 32768] Accuracy: White = 90%, Black = 90%. . Loss on time!?} 1-0

[Event “Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals Kiva”]
[Site “Online”]
[Date “2020.08.07”]
[Round “1.5”]
[White “Dubov, Daniil”]
[Black “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “E05”]
[WhiteElo “2770”]
[BlackElo “2829”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “86”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 26,86,8,-22,0,-7,-3,-6,0,-11,-10,-10,0,-23,11,11,13,14,14,14,19,20,18,5,
4,0,7,5,5,5,3,2,4,5,4,5,6,5,7,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]
} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8.
Qxc4 b5 9. Qc2 Bb7 10. Bg5 Nbd7 11. Bxf6 Nxf6 12. Nbd2 Rc8 13. Nb3 Be4 14. Qc1
Qd5 {[#] E05: Open Catalan: 5 Nf3 Be7.} 15. Nbd2 $146 ({Predecessor:} 15. Rd1
Rfd8 16. Nc5 Bxc5 17. Qxc5 Qb7 18. Rac1 Rd5 19. Qc6 Qxc6 20. Rxc6 Rd6 21. Rcc1
Kf8 22. Ne5 Bxg2 23. Kxg2 {1/2-1/2 (32) Sarakauskas,G (2437)-Dervishi,E (2489)
Venice 2005}) 15… c5 16. Nxe4 Qxe4 17. Qd2 Rfd8 {[%cal Rc5d4]} 18. Rfd1 Qb7
19. Qa5 Qa7 {[%cal Rc5d4]} 20. Ne5 {Black must now prevent Nc6.The position is
equal.} Rd6 21. dxc5 Qxc5 22. Nd3 Qc7 23. Qxc7 Rxc7 24. Rac1 Rdd7 25. Bc6 Rd8
26. Bf3 Rdc8 27. Bb7 Rxc1 28. Rxc1 Rxc1+ 29. Nxc1 $11 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame
KBN-KBN} a5 30. Bc6 b4 31. Nb3 Bd8 32. Nc5 Bb6 33. Nd7 Nxd7 34. Bxd7 {KB-KB}
Bd4 35. b3 Bb6 36. e3 Kf8 37. Ba4 Ke7 38. Kf1 Ba7 39. Ke2 Kd6 40. Bb5 Bb6 41.
Ba4 Ba7 42. Bb5 Bb6 43. Ba4 Ba7 {Not much happened in this game. Accuracy:
White = 100%, Black = 95%.} 1/2-1/2

[Event “Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals Kiva”]
[Site “Online”]
[Date “2020.08.07”]
[Round “1.6”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Ding, Liren”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D02”]
[WhiteElo “2881”]
[BlackElo “2836”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “91”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 9,91,4,11,6,15,7,17,4,17,18,10,19,19,0,32,25,38,16,24,18,25,2,70,69,69,
81,121,94,105,112,124,110,234,238,233,231,224,234,233,225,235,233,213,226,223,
213,226,247,281,287,301,295,284,268,272,216,427,391,394,339,562,557,643,659,
629,635,605,598,854,1552,1537,1437,1047,1034,6079,2310,6195,5193,6306,6306,
6306,5122,5121,5102]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bf4 c5 4. e3 e6 (4… Nc6 5. Be2
cxd4 6. exd4 Bg4 7. c3 e6 8. Nbd2 Bd6 9. Ne5 Bxe2 10. Qxe2 O-O 11. O-O Qc7 12.
Rfe1 Nd7 13. Nxd7 Qxd7 14. Bxd6 Qxd6 15. Nb3 Rab8 16. Nc1 b5 {1/2-1/2 (36)
Carlsen,M (2861)-Ding,L (2805) Abidjan 2019}) 5. c3 Bd6 6. Bd3 {D02: 1 d4 d5 2
Nf3 sidelines, including 2…Nf6 3 g3 and 2…Nf6 3 Bf4.} Bxf4 7. exf4 Qb6 {
Hoping for …c4.} 8. Qc2 {The position is equal.} cxd4 9. Nxd4 Nc6 10. Nf3 {
[#]} O-O $146 ({Predecessor:} 10… Bd7 11. Nbd2 Rc8 12. Qb3 Qc7 13. g3 O-O 14.
O-O b6 15. Rfe1 Na5 16. Qd1 Nc4 17. Nxc4 dxc4 {0-1 (28) Fernandez Rodriguez,J
(1442)-Sotoca Aguado,J (1865) Mostoles 2019}) 11. O-O Bd7 12. Nbd2 Rac8 {
White must now prevent …Nb4!} 13. a3 Rfd8 14. Rfe1 h6 15. Ne5 Nxe5 (15… Ne7
$11) 16. fxe5 $14 Ne8 17. Nf3 Bb5 {With the idea …Bxd3.} 18. Bh7+ $1 Kh8 19.
a4 Ba6 20. Qb1 $40 {[%mdl 128] White attacks with force.} g6 {[#] Black cannot
hold the game after this.} (20… Qc7 $16) 21. Bxg6 $1 $18 {[%mdl 512]} fxg6
22. Qxg6 Qc7 23. Qxh6+ Qh7 24. Qxh7+ ({But not} 24. Qxe6 $6 Ng7 $16) 24… Kxh7
25. Ng5+ {[%mdl 64] Double Attack} Kg8 26. Nxe6 Rd7 27. Re3 Ng7 28. Nd4 $1 Rf8
29. e6 Re7 30. g4 b6 31. Rae1 Bc8 32. Kg2 Rfe8 $2 (32… Rf6 {was called for.}
33. Kg3 Re8) 33. Kg3 Bxe6 34. h4 Kf8 $2 (34… Kf7 {was necessary.} 35. h5 Rh8)
35. h5 {White is clearly winning.} Bg8 {intending …Rxe3+.} 36. Rxe7 Rxe7 37.
Rxe7 Kxe7 38. Kf4 Ne6+ 39. Nxe6 Bxe6 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KB-KP} 40. Kg5 Kf7
41. a5 bxa5 42. f4 Kg7 43. f5 Bd7 44. h6+ Kh7 {[#]} 45. Kf6 $1 {[%cal Rf6e7]}
Kxh6 {[#]} 46. Ke7 $1 {Accuracy: White = 94%, Black = 46%.} 1-0

[Event “Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals Kiva”]
[Site “Online”]
[Date “2020.08.07”]
[Round “1.6”]
[White “Nakamura, Hikaru”]
[Black “Dubov, Daniil”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B67”]
[WhiteElo “2829”]
[BlackElo “2770”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “115”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 18,115,36,26,25,19,30,33,23,27,39,32,32,8,10,0,0,0,4,0,20,6,4,5,14,7,18,
23,22,18,18,-4,0,0,0,-29,-22,-33,-20,-12,-5,-5,-6,-6,-17,-6,-6,-7,-10,-9,0,0,0,
0,92,97,95,101,121,72,148,106,269,286,363,379,600,599,598,575,1103,1016,807,
1028,1092,1077,1070,1053,958,823,1072,584,478,0,1038,1033,1101,1006,4631,4631,
2876,2748,29984,12359,5704,4627,5716,5210,29990,29991]} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.
d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bg5 Bd7 7. f3 a6 8. Qd2 e6 9. O-O-O Nxd4 10.
Qxd4 h6 {[#] B67: Sicilian: Richter-Rauzer: 7…a6 8 0-0-0 Bd7, lines without
9 f4 Be7.} 11. Bd2 $1 $146 {[%mdl 8] A top novelty.} ({Predecessor:} 11. Bh4
Rc8 12. Kb1 Be7 13. g4 b5 14. Bg3 e5 15. Qe3 Qc7 16. Bd3 Be6 17. h4 Qa5 18. g5
{1-0 (60) Robson,R (2667)-Caruana,F (2828) chess.com INT 2019}) 11… Bc6 12.
Bd3 Be7 {White is slightly better.} 13. Kb1 b5 14. g4 Nd7 15. h4 Qb6 16. Ne2
Qxd4 17. Nxd4 Bb7 $1 18. Nb3 Rb8 19. Bf4 Ne5 20. Be2 f6 21. h5 Kf7 22. Rhe1
Rhd8 23. Bg3 Rbc8 24. Bf2 d5 25. f4 Nc4 26. exd5 Bxd5 27. Bd3 Bf3 28. Bg6+ Kg8
29. Rxd8+ Rxd8 30. Nd4 $1 {[%cal Rd4f3]} Bxg4 31. Nc6 Rd7 {White must now
prevent …Bd6.} 32. Nxe7+ Rxe7 33. b3 $132 {[%mdl 2048] White is not keeping
still} Nd2+ 34. Kc1 Rd7 $1 35. Re3 {[#] aiming for Rc3.} b4 (35… Nf3 $11) 36.
Be1 $16 {White leaves nothing to chance now.} Nf3 37. Bxb4 Nh4 38. Bd3 Rd4 (
38… g6 $142) 39. Bc5 Rxf4 $2 {[#]} (39… Rd5 $16 {was necessary.}) 40. Bxa6
$18 e5 41. a4 Bxh5 (41… Nf5 $142 42. Rd3 Nd4 43. Bc4+ Ne6) 42. Bb7 Nf5 43.
Re1 Bf3 44. Bxf3 Rxf3 {[%mdl 4096] Endgame KRB-KRN} 45. a5 Rc3 46. b4 Nd4 47.
Bxd4 exd4 {KR-KR} 48. Kb2 Rc4 49. Kb3 Rc3+ 50. Kb2 (50. Ka2 $142) 50… Rc4 $1
51. Re8+ Kf7 52. Rb8 Ke6 53. a6 Rc7 54. b5 {[%cal Bb4b5,Bb5b6][%mdl 32]} Kd7
55. b6 Rc5 56. a7 Rb5+ 57. Kc1 h5 58. a8=Q {Accuracy: White = 91%, Black = 56%.
} 1-0

[Event “Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals Kiva”]
[Site “Online”]
[Date “2020.08.07”]
[Round “1.7”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Ding, Liren”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A48”]
[WhiteElo “2881”]
[BlackElo “2836”]
[Annotator “TA”]
[PlyCount “82”]
[EventDate “2020.08.09”]
[EventType “k.o.”]
[SourceTitle “playchess.com”]
[Source “ChessBase”]
[SourceQuality “1”]

{[%evp 17,82,-7,-7,-8,-5,-58,-58,-60,-64,-76,-50,-63,-75,-121,-123,-110,-116,
-134,-134,-112,-117,-105,-104,-100,-99,-100,-75,-85,-77,-68,-70,-83,-53,-89,
-77,-79,-85,-119,-124,-108,-113,-270,-283,-257,-232,-216,-186,-385,-391,-584,
-581,-568,-583,-524,-524,-791,-581,-29973,-29974,-29973,-1360,-5165,0,-6195,0,
-2469,0]} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. Be2 d6 6. h3 c5 7. Nbd2
cxd4 8. exd4 Nc6 9. c3 e5 10. dxe5 {A48: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6: Torre, London and
Colle Systems.} dxe5 11. Bg5 (11. Nxe5 $11 Nd5 12. Nxc6 bxc6 13. Bg3) 11… h6
$15 12. Bxf6 {Black is slightly better.} Qxf6 13. O-O {[#]} Rd8 $146 ({
Predecessor:} 13… Bf5 14. Nc4 Rad8 15. Qb3 e4 16. Nh2 Qe7 17. Bg4 Bxg4 18.
Nxg4 Kh7 19. Rad1 f5 {1/2-1/2 (35) Megaranto,S (2524)-Saric,I (2639) Biel 2013}
) 14. Qb3 Qe7 15. Rad1 e4 16. Nh2 e3 17. Ndf3 exf2+ 18. Rxf2 Be6 19. Qa4 a6 20.
Re1 b5 21. Qf4 Qc5 22. a3 Ne5 23. Bf1 {[%cal Rf3e5]} Nxf3+ 24. Nxf3 Ra7 {
[%cal Ba8a7,Ba7d7,Bd7d2][%mdl 32]} 25. Nd2 Rad7 {[#] Strongly threatening …
Rxd2.} 26. Ne4 Qb6 $36 {[%mdl 2048] Black is really pushing.} 27. Nf6+ Bxf6 $1
28. Qxf6 Rd2 29. Qf4 $2 (29. b3 $17) 29… Rxb2 $1 $19 {And now …Rdd2 would
win.} 30. Re3 Rxf2 31. Qxf2 Kg7 32. Qe1 $2 {[#]} (32. Rd3 {was necessary.}
Qxf2+ 33. Kxf2 Rxd3 34. Bxd3) 32… Rd1 $1 {[%mdl 576] Deflection} 33. Qxd1 (
33. Qf2 $142 Ra1 34. Re1 Qxf2+ 35. Kxf2 Rxa3 36. Rc1) 33… Qxe3+ {[%mdl 64]
Double Attack} 34. Kh2 Qxc3 35. Qd6 Bc4 36. Bxc4 bxc4 37. Qxa6 {KQ-KQ} Qe5+ 38.
Kg1 Qe1+ (38… c3 $142 39. Qc4 Qe1+ 40. Kh2 Qd2 41. Qc7 c2 42. Qe5+ Kh7 43.
Qf6 Kg8 44. Qc6 c1=Q 45. Qxc1 Qxc1 46. a4 Qe1 47. h4 Qxh4+ {[%mdl 64] Double
Attack} 48. Kg1 Qxa4 49. Kf2 Qe4 50. Kf1 f5 51. g3 f4 52. gxf4 Qc2 53. Ke1 g5
54. f5 g4 55. Kf1 g3 56. Ke1 g2 57. f6 g1=Q#) 39. Kh2 Qe5+ 40. Kg1 $1 Qe1+ (
40… c3 $142 41. Qc4 Qe1+ 42. Kh2 Qd2) 41. Kh2 Qe5+ $2 {White did not feel at
home in the position after the opening. Accuracy: White = 50%, Black = 72%.} (
41… c3 $19 42. Qb5 Qe3) 1/2-1/2