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Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Magnus Carlsen
Grand Chess Tour Cote díIvoire (Rapid & Blitz) (2019) (rapid), Abidjan CIV, rd 2, May-08
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  0-1

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May-09-19
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: 29...Black to Play looks like a future late week puzzle; loved how Carlsen took the time to play 30...Re8. Carlsen must have had severe time pressure, or else it seems strange that White would play on v. *two* Queens.
May-09-19  LimeHouse: https://clips.twitch.tv/CreativeTen...
May-09-19
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  Dionysius1: Any idea what the giggles were about?
May-09-19
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Hi Dionysius1:

Me too, it appears they have both heard something very funny off board. In such situations, nerves, adrenalin etc.. it is hard to stop giggling.

Hi Englishman,

Good day. Having two Queens in the same quarter of the board as the King with a Knight hopping about and very little air left in the tank could be troublesome.

Instead of looking out for just one K & Q fork there are now two, not to mention a Q & Q fork.

Here:


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Instead or 44..Qd7. 44...Re3 offers more OTB swindling chances. Appears Black has to give a Queen back.

An awkward moment if as you say Carlsen was in T.T.

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May-09-19
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  beenthere240: Didnít black Winn a few moves later?
May-09-19
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Hi BeenThere,

Yes White resigned a few moves later, I was answering Englishman as to why White is playing on v two Queens. It was a wee bit tricky, plenty of scope to go wrong.

It was also a rapid game with the two players caught in a fit of the giggles. Anything could have happened.

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May-09-19
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  MissScarlett: Nepo's reaction upon 30...Qe8:

https://twitter.com/olimpiuurcan/st...

I don't know if he rejected 29.Qxe4 (29.Bxe4? Bh3) due to 29...Re8, but 30.Rxf2 solves all his problems.

May-09-19  ajile: 30..Re8
May-09-19  The17thPawn: Magnus is certainly playing at a very high level. To bad he cant chalk this one up to normal time controls. He still has a 0-4 record vs. Nepom in that format.
May-10-19
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  morfishine: Well, that was fun
May-10-19
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  Diademas: Strange record between these two.

<Classical games: Ian Nepomniachtchi beat Magnus Carlsen 4 to 0, with 5 draws>
<Only rapid/exhibition games: Magnus Carlsen beat Ian Nepomniachtchi 5 to 0, with 6 draws.>
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

May-10-19
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  saffuna: More proof that two centralized queens are powerful.
May-10-19
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  Count Wedgemore: Here are some profound words of wisdom:

The only thing better than a centralized queen is two centralized queens.

May-10-19
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  chancho: <He still has a 0-4 record vs. Nepom in that format.>

A riddle wrapped up in an enigma, but so is this:

search "nepomniachtchi v so"

May-11-19  The17thPawn: <chancho>- Thanks for pointing out the Nepom v. So disparity. I guess everyone has an Achilles heel of a sort. Be interesting to see how long this trend continues.
May-11-19  Ulhumbrus: If after 18 a4 the a pawn becomes a target for 18...Nc5 one alternative is 18 Be3.
May-11-19
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  AylerKupp: <chancho> Nepomniachtchi has such a poor record against So because he had trouble spelling So's last name.
May-19-19  Albanius: 47. Nd6 Qee3+ 48. Kh1 Qh4+ 49. Bh3 Qe2 50. Qxe8+ Qxe8 51. Nxe8 Qxh3+ 52. Kg1 Qh2#

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