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Revenge of Nepomniachtchi: 3-0 Streak, Leads With Anand, Caruana

Revenge of Nepomniachtchi: 3-0 Streak, Leads With Anand, Caruana


After a winless day one, GM Ian Nepomniachtchi got here again with a vengeance at the moment, profitable all three of his video games to hitch GMs Viswanathan Anand and Fabiano Caruana within the lead on the SuperUnited Fast and Blitz Croatia 2023

Caruana additionally had a robust efficiency, profitable each his video games with Black towards GM Magnus Carlsen and GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda

Whereas Anand began properly, defeating GM Ivan Saric and drawing with Black vs. Caruana, Carlsen spoiled the tip, giving the fifteenth world champion his first lack of the match in spherical six. 

The motion continues with the final rounds of the speedy portion on Friday, July 7, at 6:00 a.m. Pacific/15:00 CEST.

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The day kicked off with practically all decisive video games in spherical 4. Unveiling a uncommon line with Black vs. the English, Caruana unsettled Carlsen within the opening with an evaluation he initially ready for his or her 2018 world championship match, as he revealed after the sport.

Caught off guard, Carlsen was unable to precisely navigate the arising pandemonium, and Caruana quickly trapped his misplaced rook. 

Place after 20…f6

With their total speedy rating overwhelmingly in favor of Carlsen with 37 victories (three of which have been the deciding tiebreakers of their 2018 match) to fifteen for Caruana, together with 16 attracts, the American grandmaster was delighted by this victory and the chance to make use of his throwback evaluation. He shared intimately in regards to the origin of his preparation: 

“I ready this in 2018 for the match towards Magnus. We have been simply checking random English traces. I kinda forgot about this d4 line for a couple of years. Then not too long ago Magnus began to play it. For instance, he performed it in Poland towards Wojtaszek. He beat him. He performed it on-line a bit. He’s having excellent outcomes with this line.”

I used to be very completely satisfied when Magnus began to suppose.

-Fabiano Caruana

“I didn’t test it at the moment, however I checked it a couple of weeks in the past. It’s very simple this entire Na5 line. It will get a bit loopy, nevertheless it’s very forcing… It’s very protected for Black. White has to navigate the way in which to equality. I didn’t bear in mind the small print, however I used to be very completely satisfied when Magnus began to suppose as a result of, after all, White can’t go into this for those who don’t comprehend it.”

Years later, their WC match nonetheless impacts their encounters. Picture: Bryan Adams/Grand Chess Tour.

Anand maintained his lead, outplaying Saric within the strategic part of the sport and capping it off with a tactical end. Are you able to see how within the puzzle under?

White to maneuver.

Nepomniachtchi began getting again on monitor along with his first victory of the match, recognizing a picturesque thought vs. GM Alireza Firouzja.

Duda bounced again with swift attacking play vs. GM Constantin Lupulescu by swinging his rook deep into his opponent’s kingside to realize a fabric benefit.

Place after 23.Rxg6

Even the one draw of the spherical, GM Gukesh D. vs. GM Richard Rapport, was a dynamic minefield that in the end resulted in a perpetual test.

In spherical 5, Firouzja served Carlsen a second loss in a row after the Norwegian grandmaster selected the fallacious sq. for his king within the queen ending, permitting Firouzja to create a potent handed pawn. 

Place after 49.Qh7+

After a tough begin, will Firouzja’s win vs. Carlsen encourage him within the remaining rounds? Picture: Lennart Ootes/Grand Chess Tour.

Gukesh scored his first win by catching a tactical error by Lupulescu within the opening. Do you see how?

Black to maneuver.

Nepomniachtchi gained once more, beating Rapport with inventive play to create stress on the queenside.

The final spherical of the day was one other massacre. Carlsen reminded us of his skill to affect the match, bouncing again and defeating the match chief, Anand. Carlsen’s acute tactical eye detected a hidden alternative to win a pawn. Regardless of this additional pawn being doubled and remoted within the arising rook ending, Carlsen transformed it with out hassle.

That is our Sport of the Day, analyzed by GM Rafael Leitao under.

Their longstanding aggressive saga continues. Picture: Lennart Ootes/Grand Chess Tour.

Nepomniachtchi accomplished his 3-0 profitable streak with a win vs. Lupulesco, making a passer on the seventh rank and finally using it to take over his opponent’s again rank. 

Caruana joined the leaderboard by knocking Duda off it, poking on the holes in his opponent’s place, and bursting by way of with a surprising shot.

Place after the ultimate transfer of the sport, 57.Bxg3!!

With two wins with the black items, Caruana has climbed his approach right into a share of first. Picture: Lennart Ootes/Grand Chess Tour.

Gukesh additionally continued to show his match round with a victory towards Saric, efficiently changing his two-pawn benefit within the ending regardless of the presence of opposite-colored bishops. He completed the day tied with Duda for fourth.  

Standings – Spherical 6

With a three-way tie on the prime, who will tip the scales of their favor on the speedy finale tomorrow?

All Video games – Day 2

The SuperUnited Fast & Blitz Croatia 2023 is the third leg of the Grand Chess Tour (GCT). The occasion will begin on July 3 at 6 a.m. PT/15:00 CEST, that includes Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand as wild playing cards together with Tour mainstays like Alireza Firouzja, Ian Nepomniachtchi, and extra top-notch opponents battling it out for his or her share of the $175,000 prize fund.

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