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Magnus Carlsen vs Wesley So
Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge (2020) (rapid), chess24.com INT, rd 1, May-24
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights Variation (E21)  ·  1-0

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May-25-20  MordimerChess: There is a very interesting line in this opening, where white sacrifice whole piece and at the end being two pawns down they still manage to easily draw. Black are in trouble all the time and have to be really precise not to lose the game.

12...Nd5 13. h4 Nxc3 14. hxg5 Na4+ 15. Kd1 Qxb2 16. Qxb2 Nxb2+ 17. Kc2 hxg5 18. Kxb2= N Brunner vs Leko, 2017

So that's why Carlsen was sure that even 2 pawns down he completely controls the game.

That's my video analysis:
https://youtu.be/ZoixvbOYLPs

Enjoy!

May-25-20
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  saffuna: For the second time this month So pays the price for not developing his queenside.

The pieces are so bad on move 25 he has to give away the rook for some activity.

May-25-20
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  wordfunph: So played like a 2400.
May-26-20  SirChrislov: wow. this is something else man. making mashed potatoes out of a super GM. super entertaining chess to watch I mean he just demolished the guy.
May-26-20  Pulo y Gata: what a rapid win. Very joyful to watch
May-26-20
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  beenthere240: 18. b4! is very pretty!
May-26-20  1d410: I prefer it when wesso wins
May-26-20
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  saffuna: <I prefer it when wesso wins>

Try not to look at his games with Carlsen then.

May-27-20  torrefan: akala ko ba magaling daw yan? Bakit ganyan kung maglaro?
May-27-20
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  wordfunph: taga Laos na.
Jun-12-20  Playchess1vn: Here's my short analysic of the game: https://youtu.be/sN-2GgVpG6M

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