Friday, January 21

Dramatic World Cup party: – He’s going to be so annoyed

Magnus Carlsen had the upper hand, but Jan Nepomnyashchij escaped.

Magnus Carlsen failed to land the victory on Saturday.

MAGNUS CARLSEN-JAN NEPOMNJASJTSJIJ 0.5–0.5

Magnus Carlsen could have won. And he could have lost. But the other World Cup party ended in a draw, after a real war on the board.

Carlsen played aggressively with white pieces and was closest to winning towards the end, but opponent Nepomnyashchij managed.

– Magnus will be so annoyed with himself, says Grandmaster David Howell in the broadcast to chess24.com.

– A terrific party

This was the second straight draw at the World Cup in Dubai. But ever since Magnus Carlsen sacrificed a farmer early, there was excitement.

Carlsen played surprisingly and ambitiously. Initially, Nepomnyashchy seemed uncomfortable.

However, the players alternated on the upper hand. For a long time, “Nepo” had one tower more than Carlsen, while the Norwegian had one more horse. It would normally have been a great advantage for the Russian, but Carlsen’s pieces were generally better placed.

The position was fragile for both parties. Several times, one inaccurate move could have ruined everything.

– A terrific party, sums up Jon Ludvig Hammer on VGTV.

The World Cup match is played as the best of 14 games. On Sunday, game 3 will be played, where Nepomnyashchij has the advantage of white pieces

Reference-www.aftenposten.no

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