Thursday February 27, 2020

Chess with Sam Collins

Magnus Carlsen vs Anish Giri Tata Steel Playoff, 2018

11th February, 2018
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Magnus Carlsen vs Anish Giri Tata Steel Playoff, 2018

World champion Magnus Carlsen started 2018 with victory in the Tata Steel supertournament, beating Anish Giri in a tiebreak. The first tiebreak game, played at a blitz time control, was a strategic masterclass.

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.b3 d5 4.Bb2 Be7 5.e3 0–0 6.Nc3 c5 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Nxd5 exd5 9.d4 Qa5+ 10.Qd2 Qxd2+ 11.Kxd2 Nc6 12.dxc5 Bxc5

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