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Hikaru Nakamura vs Magnus Carlsen
Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals (2020) (blitz), INT, rd 2, Aug-16
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1-0



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Aug-16-20  Everett: Nothing like dropping a miniature on the WCs head.

<17.Ng4 Bf8 <stopping 18.Nh6#> 18.Ne5> would have been great to see on the board

Aug-16-20  Ulhumbrus: The commentators ( Seirawan and Leko) indicated that 11...Ne6? lost a pawn because White's h pawn was not yet on h5 so that after 12 Nxe5 Nd4 13 Nxf7 Kxf7 White's queen could escape the attack with tempo by 14 Qh5+ as well as forking Black's king and king's bishop
Aug-17-20  Jambow: Brutally efficient nice game by Nakamura...
Aug-17-20  Viking707: Worst game I ever saw MC play.
Aug-17-20  MordimerChess: Seems like stepping into the countertrap by Magnus Carlsen would be the best option.

12...Nd4 13.Nxf7 Nxe2 14. Nxd8 Nd4 15. c3 Rxd8 16. cxd4 Bxd4 17. O-O-O⩲

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  beenthere240: Sauron snoozed.
Aug-27-20  An Indianman: Good evening: Great game! It seems we have a bunch of MC haters in here... Haters gon' hate I suppose.
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  fredthebear: Haters all about...

What the world needs now...

I do get the sense that Nakamura and Carlsen do genuinely respect each other.

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