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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tata Steel Chess Super-GM R8: Watch how Carlsen beat Nakamura

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Hi Everybody,

This is a quick update from the eighth round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2011 in Wijk aan Zee. In a crucial match today World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen played a scintillating game to beat Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura to narrow the lead to half a point behind Group A leaders Viswanathan Anand and Nakamura at 5.5 points each.

Detailed report would follow later. For now the game. You can run it in our pgnplayer or watch in flash below. Enjoy.

PGN: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Be3 O-O 9. g4 Be6 10. g5 Nfd7 11. h4 Nb6 12. Qd2 N8d7 13. f4 exf4 14. Bxf4 Ne5 15. O-O-O Rc8 16. Kb1 Qc7 17. h5 Rfe8 18. Ka1 Bf8 19. Nd4 Qc5 20. g6 Nec4 21. Bxc4 Nxc4 22. Qd3 fxg6 23. hxg6 h6 24. Qg3 Qb6 25. Bc1 Qa5 26. Rdf1 Ne5 27. Nd5 Bxd5 28. exd5 Qxd5 29. Bxh6 gxh6 30. g7 Be7 31. Rxh6 Nf7 32. Qg6 Nxh6 33. Qxh6 Bf6 34. Qh8+ Kf7 35. g8=Q+ Rxg8 36. Qxf6+ Ke8 37. Re1+ 1-0

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