Thursday 29 July 2021

The Anti-Anti Marshall

 'Does every chess opening have a name?" asked one of my students recently. "I'm pretty sure they do, and if they don't, feel free to make one up" I replied, semi-seriously.

Now I have no idea if there is such a thing as the Anti-anti Marshall line, or if the following game qualifies, but after Bacrot chose an Anti-Marshall line against Carlsen, Carlsen sacrificed his e pawn any way. He also sacrificed a few other things after that, and now is 1-0 up in quater finals of the World Cup.

Bacrot Etienne (FRA) (2678) - Carlsen Magnus (NOR) (2847) [C88]
World Cup 2021 Sochi (41.1), 28.07.2021

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