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Magnus Carlsen vs Peter Svidler
FIDE Online Steinitz Memorial (2020) (blitz), INT, rd 1, May-15
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Diademas: Tweeted several hours before the game: <My boy @polborta better be ready for 1.c3 e5 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.h4 in the first round>
May-16-20  chesssantosh: How come this is a sicilian defence?
May-16-20  notyetagm: Carlsen vs Svidler, 2020

37 ♖a5xa7??

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Both sides missed that Black has a simple win here.

May-16-20  MaczynskiPratten: White deliberately loses a move with his two stage push of the c pawn so it becomes a Sicilian Defence with colours reversed!
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  MissScarlett: Leko missed it too on commentary, even after Gustafsson put ...Bf3 on the board after the game. <Ke1, and what's the big fuss about it?> <...Rd4> <Ah, that's the big fuss about it!>
May-17-20  SirChrislov: it's not a Sicilian, it's a Magnus Trollsen opening.
May-17-20  SirChrislov:

for those wondering, <polborta> is Svidler's username on chess24, while Magnus plays under <MagzyBogues>

May-17-20  pajaste: The only game that starts closely like this in this database is Rybka vs Gull, 2016

it's an expansion to the literature, h5-Rossolimo (colors and moves reversed though)

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