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Wesley So vs Magnus Carlsen
Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge (2020) (rapid), chess24.com INT, rd 1, May-26
Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04)  ·  0-1

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May-27-20  MordimerChess: Pretty exciting and double-edged game. This opening - with Bxa3 was so far played couple of times but seems like in top level it was always lost by white. Interesting choice.

Very nice novelty Qb1 with support pawn on e4 and followed by e5, Ng5 mating threat. Also Bg2 dangerous as always.

30... Ne8 idea wouldn't work as well if white plays 31.Kh1! Then Wesley So could bring his extra exchange to the end and win.

My full analysis of the game:
https://youtu.be/LxYaHyNFXoQ

Enjoy!

game.https://youtu.be/LxYaHyNFXoQ

May-27-20
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  wordfunph: loyal customer of King Magnus.
May-27-20  torrefan: Carlsen fell for Wesley's home preparation (8.Na3, 10.Qb1) and WON.

Tagal na niluto, pero panis ng matapos.

This is very traumatic.

May-27-20
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  mckmac: <torrefan> Wesley will be back. A champion doesn't stay down for long.
May-27-20  torrefan: Champions retire and stay down forever
May-27-20  iking: Carlsen is the boss this time ...
May-28-20
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  wordfunph: hahahah! napakasakit kuya eddie..

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