Chess with Sam Collins

24th March, 2019

Champions Showdown Blitz, St Louis, 2019

The Champions Showdown in St Louis featured several entertaining rapid and blitz matches between elite players. Fabiano Caruana resoundingly defeated Pentala Harikrishna by 35.5-12.5, and appears to have improved his rapid and blitz play following his disappointing performance in the World Championship rapid playoff against Magnus Carlsen.

1.d4 e6 2.e4 b6 3.Nf3 Bb7 4.Bd3 g6 5.0–0 Bg7 6.c4 d6 7.Nc3 Nd7

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