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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Nakamura-Carlsen secret blitz chess match in the middle of the night

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Hello everybody,

After the closing ceremony of the World Blitz Championship, in Moscow, Magnus Carlsen played a couple of tandem rapid games alongside Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov. They faced Vladimir Kramnik and Arkady Dvorkovich. Carlsen (and Kramnik) had already played several hours of 3-minute (+2 second increment) blitz during the final ten rounds - Day 3 - of the Blitz Championship.

After that Nakamura and Carlsen played 40 blitz games straight - way into the night/morning.The complete background to the 'event' is here - the Chess Life Online, December 8, 2010.
The following video was taken at around 4:00 AM by Macaulay Peterson, the early morning of November 19th. It was Game 38, of 40. Enjoy.

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