Wednesday 29 April 2020

Why don't World Champions ever play chess like this against me?

Showing that online chess is a different kind of beast to over the board chess, Magnus Carlsen came up with a spectacular self own against Ian Nepomniachtchi in last nights Magnus Carlsen Invitational. He tried a gambit line in the Sicilian (a gambit which MVL had declined a couple of rounds before), but found that the main line just lost him a piece. While Carlsen then played on (possibly inspired by Komodo v David Smerdon), he never looked like getting enough for it and eventually resigned.

Carlsen,Magnus (2881) - Nepomniachtchi,Ian (2778) [B55]
Magnus Carlsen Invitational (11.1), 28.04.2020

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