The Weekly Show: Carlsen takes revenge

by Johannes Fischer
6/23/2020 – In his weekly show IM Lawrence Trent takes a look at the highlights of day 3 of the Chessable Masters, with a particular focus on the brilliant performance by Carlsen vs Dubov in Round 9. | Lawrence' show is available at 17:00 UTC (19:00 CEST, 13:00 EDT) on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here. | Photo: Lennart Ootes (Archive)

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D. Dubov vs M. Carlsen

In recent online tournaments Magnus Carlsen did not fare too well against Daniil Dubov. At the Steinitz Memorial in May Carlsen lost against Dubov and a few days later the World Champion lost another game against his young rival, this time at the Lindores Abbey Tournament.

In round 4 of the preliminaries of the Chessable Masters Carlsen tried a bold and inspired exchange sacrifice against Dubov and reached a promising position, but then the World Champion lost the thread and the game.

 

But Carlsen recovered from this setback and started the second part of the preliminaries with a fine and convincing win against his old rival Hikaru Nakamura.

 

In round 9 Carlsen had Black against Dubov and continued to show powerful and inspired chess.

 

In his Weekly Show Lawrence Trent takes a closer look at this fine performance by the World Champion.

But first a little warm-up: White to play. Black just played 29...Nd7 aiming to consolidate. Was this a sensible choice?

 

Try your moves!


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Johannes Fischer was born in 1963 in Hamburg and studied English and German literature in Frankfurt. He now lives as a writer and translator in Nürnberg. He is a FIDE-Master and regularly writes for KARL, a German chess magazine focusing on the links between culture and chess. On his own blog he regularly publishes notes on "Film, Literature and Chess".
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