The Magnus Carlsen Invitational/Day One

The Magnus Carlsen Invitational/Day One Rounds 1-4

Day One  Round 1

Ding Liren takes the lead .. defeating Alireza Firouzja 2.5- 1.5

Rd 1 Draw Rd 3 Draw Rd 4 Draw

          Rd2 Firouzja – Ding 0-1

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. f3 h5 9. Qd2 Nbd7 10. O-O-O Be7 11. Kb1 b5 12. a3 Rc8 13. h3 h4 14. f4 O-O 15. f5 Bxb3 16. cxb3 Nc5 17. Bxc5 dxc5 18. Qe1 Qc7 19. g4 hxg3 20. Qxg3 Rfd8 21. Be2 Bf8 22. h4 Qb7 23. Qg2 Rd4 24. h5 Nxe4 25. Bf3 Nxc3+ 26. bxc3 e4 27. cxd4 exf3 28. Qg4 Qd5 29. Rd3 c4 30. Qxf3 Qd6 31. bxc4 bxc4 32. Rc3 Qxd4 33. Rhc1 Bxa3 34. R1c2 Be7 35. Qb7 Qd8 36. Rd2 Qf8 37. Kc2 Bf6 38. Rd7 Rb8 39. Qc7 Bxc3 40. Kxc3 Qb4+ 41. Kd4 Qd2+ 42. Kc5 Rb5+ 43. Kxc4 Qc2+ 44. Kd4 Qxc7 45. Rxc7 Rxf5 0-1

Carlsen defeats Hikaru Nakamura and it was a bloody event each trading wins with the white pieces then going into Round 5 Tie Break..

(Armageddon) where Magnus played Black, The arbiter sent a message “Abort ” to Nakamura while he was considering his 25th move.
The clocks were showing a different time than what was actually being played.  [Tech -Glitch ]. Hikaru seemed to take in stride..

Rd 1 Carlsen Rd2 Nakamura Rd 3 Carlsen Rd 4 Nakamura..  Score 2-2 

Rd5 Nakamura – Carlsen 0-1

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Be3 Be7 7. Be2 Nc6 8. f4 O-O 9. Nb3 a6 10. a4 b6 11. O-O Bb7 12. Bf3 Nd7 13. g4 Na5 14. g5 Nc4 15. Bc1 e5 16. Be2 Rc8 17. h4 exf4 18. Rxf4 Nde5 19. Nd5 Ng6 20. Rf2 Bxd5 21. exd5 Nxh4 22. Qd4 Bxg5 23. Bxc4 Bxc1 24. Rxc1 Qg5+ 25. Kf1 Nf5 26. Rxf5 Qxf5+ 27. Kg2 Qg5+ 28. Kf3 Qf5+ 29. Kg2 Qg5+ 30. Kf3 Qf5+ 31. Ke2 Rfe8+ 32. Kd2 Re4 0-1

 

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