Over the past two months America’s Hikaru Nakamura has been on a tear. This previous week Nakaumura defeated World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in his semi-final match within the Lindores Abbey Speedy Problem. This week’s place is from their remaining and decisive sport.
Right here, Nakamura is black; Carlsen, white. In time strain, Carlsen snatched Nakamura’s knight on b4. Nakamura – who was hungry to beat the World Champion — pulled out his metaphoric silverware and dined on Carlsen’s place. With this trace in thoughts, please attempt to discover Nakamura’s profitable mixture.
Carlsen erred in letting his rook feast on Nakamura’s knight on b4. The b4 sq. and the e1 sq. sit alongside the identical diagonal. Nakamura thus caught with queen to e1, examine, forking the white king and rook on b4. After Carlsen’s king retreated to h2, Nakamura’s queen captured the rook on b4.
As a result of Nakamura’ again rank was uncovered, Carlsen’s queen wolfed on black’s c6 pawn, because the queen eyed black’s again rank with hopes of the same blunder by Nakamura. However Nakamura made no such mistake and retreated his rook to f8, defending his again rank.
At this level, Carlsen resigned and informed Nakamura “Good sport.”
This week, Nakamura performs the Russian rising star Daniil Dubov within the remaining.
The lesson this week is gorging on an enemy’s items might allow an opponent to dine on yours.
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