Carlsen loses, Carlsen wins

by ChessBase
8/5/2020 – When Magnus Carlsen plays, there is never a dull moment. Most of the time he wins, but sometimes he loses. On his YouTube Channel Daniel King (now with a beard, but it's him) presents two remarkable encounters between Ian Nepomniachtchi and Magnus Carlsen from the final of the Legends of Chess Tournament.

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On the first day of the final, Ian Nepomniachtchi achieved a drastic victory against the World Champion, who only rarely gets outplayed like this.

But despite this loss, the World Champion still managed to win the first set of the final, even if only in the play-off.

However, on the second day Carlsen made short work of the Russian Grandmaster.

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ChessTalk ChessTalk 8/6/2020 04:58
Danny looks like Saruman The Wise before he was The Wise. Don't let that beard grow too long!