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Magnus Carlsen vs Ding Liren
Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals (2020) (rapid), INT, rd 1, Aug-09
Formation: Queen Pawn Game: London System (D02)  ·  1-0



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Aug-10-20  MordimerChess: Ding Liren got the pawn, he also could get initiative - if he gives pawn back later:

15...e5 16. Nxe5 Nxe5 17. Qxe5 Rge8 18. Qg3 Ne4=

Disconnecting rooks gave Magnus opportunity to exploit it. Pretty interesting game in popular London System.

Enjoy and learn!

Aug-11-20  Ulhumbrus: If the attempt to return the pawn by 19...Ne4 leads to defeat one alternative is 19...Nd7
Aug-18-20  tonsillolith: Ouch!
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  fredthebear: Not your typical London System game! Possibilities abound.

Thank you Mordimer! (I hit the Like button.)

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  HeMateMe: A nasty pasting, in just 24 moves. Gotta keep those Rooks connected!

Black's queen looks misplaced too, on the edge of the board.

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