Norway Chess Super Tournament 2013 Round 3: Hikaru Nakamura – Magnus Carlsen 1/2-1/2

Norway Chess Super Tournament 2013 Round 3: Magnus Carlsen and Hiraku Nakamura are never scared of stepping out of opening theory books. There game had an an unexpected start with 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Na5 5.Nge2, and within very few moves more left the theory books completely. As Carlsen later took on c4, Nakamura true to his principles about ignoring his pawn structures took back with the d-pawn and went for a Kingside attack with f4-f5. An exciting game followed, but it ended in a draw. Read a report on the round at Chess Blog.

Nakamura, Hikaru (2775) – Carlsen, Magnus (2868)

Result: 1/2-1/2
Site: Sandnes NOR
Date: 2013.05.10

[…] 1.e4 e5 2.¤c3 ¤c6 3.¥c4 ¤f6 4.d3 ¤a5 5.¤ge2 ¥e7 6.O-O d6 7.f4 ¤xc4 8.dxc4 c6 9.¢h1 O-O 10.f5 b5 11.cxb5 d5 12.exd5 cxd5 13.¥g5 ¥b7 14.¤g3 h6 15.¥xf6 ¥xf6 16.£e2 £e7 17.¦ad1 ¦ad8 18.¤h5 e4 19.¤xf6+ £xf6 20.¤a4 ¥a8 21.c3 d4 22.cxd4 ¦xd4 23.¤c3 ¦xd1 24.¤xd1 ¦d8 25.£e3 a6 26.a4 axb5 27.axb5 ¦d3 28.£a7 ¥d5 29.¤c3 e3 30.¤xd5 ¦xd5 31.£xe3 £xb2 32.£e8+ ¢h7 33.£xf7 £xb5 34.£g6+ ¢g8 35.¦a1 ¦xf5 36.¦a8+ ¦f8 37.¦xf8+ ¢xf8 38.h3

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