The Magnus Carslen Invitational/Semi Final

The Magnus Carslen Invitational/Semi Final

 

Day One of the Semi – Finals

American Showdown .. Hikaru Nakamura defeats Fabiano Caruana in Tie Breaks and becomes one of the finalist for May 3rd.

Game 1 Tie Break 

         Caruana – Nakamura 0-1

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 h6 7. Re1 O-O 8. h3 a5 9. Nbd2 Bb6 10. Nf1 Ne7 11. Ng3 Be6 12. Bxe6 fxe6 13. d4 exd4 14. cxd4 Ng6 15. Be3 a4 16. Qc2 Qe8 17. a3 d5 18. e5 Nd7 19. Nd2 Ba5 20. Rec1 c5 21. dxc5 Ngxe5 22. Rf1 Nc6 23. b4 axb3 24. Nxb3 Bc7 25. Nd4 Be5 26. Nge2 Ra5 27. Nxc6 bxc6 28. Ra2 Qe7 29. Rc1 Rfa8 30. a4 Bf6 31. Ra3 e5 32. Ng3 Qe6 33. Qg6 d4 34. Bd2 Rxa4 35. Rxa4 Rxa4 36. Ne4 Nf8 37. Qg3 Kh7 38. Rb1 Ra7 39. Qd3 Kg8 40. Rb8 Be7 41. Qf3 Qf7 42. Qg3 Qe6 43. Re8 Kh7 44. Rb8 Nd7 45. Qd3 Qg6 46. Rc8 Nf8 47. Rxc6 Qxc6 48. Ng5+ Kh8 49. Nf7+ Kg8 50. Nxe5 Qd5 51. Bf4 Bxc5 0-1

Game 2   Tie -Break

        Nakamura – Caruana 1 -0

1. Nf3 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. e3 g6 4. b3 Bg7 5. Bb2 O-O 6. Be2 Nbd7 7. O-O b6 8. c4 Bb7 9. Qc2 e6 10. Nc3 Qe7 11. e4 e5 12. dxe5 dxe5 13. Nd5 Nxd5 14. cxd5 Rac8 15. Bb5 Nb8 16. Bc6 Nxc6 17. dxc6 Ba6 18. Rfd1 Rcd8 19. a4 Rfe8 20. Rxd8 Rxd8 21. Rd1 Rd6 22. Rd2 f6 23. h4 Bh6 24. Rd5 Rxd5 25. exd5 Qd6 26. Qe4 Bc8 27. h5 Bf5 28. Qc4 Bf8 29. Nh4 Qc5 30. Nxf5 gxf5 31. Kf1 Kg7 32. Bc1 Qxc4+ 33. bxc4 f4 34. g3 Kh6 35. gxf4 Kxh5 36. Kg2 Kg4 37. fxe5 fxe5 38. f3+ Kf5 39. Bd2 a5 40. Be3 Bd6 41. Kh3 e4 42. f4 Kg6 43. Kg4 h5+ 44. Kg3 Kf5 45. Kh3 Kf6 46. Kg3 Kg6 47. Kh4 Be7+ 48. Kh3 Bd6 49. Kg3 Kf5 50. Kh3 h4 51. Kxh4 Bxf4 52. Bxf4 Kxf4 53. d6 e3 54. dxc7 e2 55. c8=Q e1=Q+ 56. Kh5 Qe5+ 57. Kg6 Qe4+ 58. Kg7 Qd4+ 59. Kg6 Qd3+ 60. Kg7 Qc3+ 61. Kg6 Qxc4 62. Qf5+ Ke3 63. Qe5+ Kd2 64. c7 Qc6+ 65. Kf7 Qc4+ 66. Ke7 Qh4+ 67. Kd7 Qg4+ 68. Qe6 Qg7+ 69. Kc6 1-0

 

Last Game between Ding and Carlsen (Before the final 4 ) Liren won the match Magnus is looking like the Underdog for Saturday’s  match

 G/4         Carlsen -Ding   0-1

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e5 Nh5 5. Qe2 Be7 6. d4 O-O 7. Nc3 d6 8. Bd2 Bg4 9. O-O-O Nd7 10. Qe1 c6 11. Be2 Re8 12. g3 dxe5 13. Nxe5 Nxe5 14. dxe5 f3 15. Bd3 Qd4 16. Qe4 Qxe4 17. Nxe4 f2 18. Rdf1 Bf3 19. g4 Bh4 20. gxh5 Rxe5 21. Ng3 Rae8 22. Bc3 Bg5+ 23. Kb1 Bxh1 0-1

 

 

 

 

 

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