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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Carlsen leads in Kings Chess Tournament with nice win

Hello Everyone!

Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, after a dull beginning, is leading by half a point after five rounds at the Kings Tournament in Medias, Romania. The other day he surprised everyone by uncorking the Kings Gambit that is rarely played at top-level chess these days.

In the fifth round the FIDE No. 1 defeated Nisipeanu with Black. In other matches, Gelfand won against Ponomariov while Wang Yue and Radjabov drew. The 4th Kings Tournament, based on a double round-robin format, will conclude on June 25.

Here is the nice game between Nisipeanu and Carlsen. You can run the game in our pgnplayer or try the flashplayer below. You can also check the official website here.

PGN: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O d5 10. Kb1 Rb8 11. Ndb5 a6 12. Na7 e6 13. g4 Re8 14. g5 Nh5 15. Bf2 Bd7 16. exd5 exd5 17. Qxd5 Ne5 18. Qb3 Qxg5 19. Ne4 Qf4 20. Be2 Be6 21. Qa3 Nc4 22. Bxc4 Bxc4 23. Nd6 Bf8 24. Rd4 Qe5 25. Rxc4 Bxd6 26. Qd3 Bf8 27. a4 Rbd8 28. Qb3 Qd5 29. Rc3 Qd2 30. Be3 Qe2 31. Bb6 0-1

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