London Chess Classic 2012 R7: Hikaru Nakamura – Magnus Carlsen 1/2-1/2

The seventh round at the London Chess Classic 2012 was all set for an attacking clash between World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen and US Chess Champion Hikaru Nakamura. The American went for the 2.c3 Sicilian and invited a sacrifice for three pawns from the Norwegian. But, Hikaru Nakamura got back into the game neutralizing Black’s passed and connected pawns on the Queenside. Black’s fortress brought the game down to a draw. Replay the game with Chess King.

Nakamura, Hikaru (2760) – Carlsen, Magnus (2848)

Result: 1/2-1/2
Site: London ENG
Date: 2012.12.08

[…] 1.e4 c5 2.¤f3 ¤c6 3.c3 ¤f6 4.e5 ¤d5 5.¥c4 e6 6.d4 cxd4 7.cxd4 d6 8.O-O ¥e7 9.£e2 O-O 10.¦d1 £c7 11.a3 ¦d8 12.b4 a6 13.¥d3 b5 14.h4 dxe5 15.dxe5 ¥b7 16.¦a2 ¤dxb4 17.axb4 ¤xb4 18.¦ad2 ¦xd3 19.¦xd3 ¤xd3 20.£xd3 ¦d8 21.£e2 ¦xd1+ 22.£xd1 ¥xf3 23.gxf3 £xe5 24.£d7 ¥f8 25.¥e3 a5 26.£e8 h6 27.¢g2 a4 28.¤a3 b4 29.¤c4 £c7 30.¤b6 £e7 31.£xa4 £xh4 32.£a8 £e7 33.£c8 b3 34.¤d7 b2 35.¤xf8 £xf8 36.£b7 e5 37.£xb2 f6 38.£c2 £f7 39.£f5 ¢h8 40.¥d2 ¢g8 41.¢g3 ¢h8 42.¥e3 ¢g8 43.¢h2 ¢h8 44.¢g2 ¢g8 45.£d3 ¢h8 46.f4 exf4 47.¥xf4 ¢g8 48.£e4 ¢h8 49.¥e3 ¢g8 50.¥d4 ¢h8 51.f4 ¢g8 52.¢g3 ¢h8 53.¥e3 ¢g8 54.¥d4 ¢h8 55.¥e3 ¢g8 56.¥d4 ¢h8

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