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  1. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    13 Jul '16 18:07
    W: M. Carlsen
    B: H. Nakamura
    9th Bilbao Masters, Round 1

  2. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    13 Jul '16 20:29
    I bet Naka is on Cloud 9, finally breaking the schneid.
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    14 Jul '16 05:09
    Originally posted by sundown316
    I bet Naka is on Cloud 9, finally breaking the schneid.
    What is it now? Maggy, 10, Nakki 1?
  4. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    14 Jul '16 13:35
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    What is it now? Maggy, 10, Nakki 1?
    Something like that.

    However, psychologically, the first win is a big one. Naka's confidence has got to go up for future encounters.

    I hope he scores some more wins. The rivalry between Carlsen and Naka could be very interesting - the incrementalist vs. the unbalancer - if Naka can win some of the games.
  5. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    15 Jul '16 01:11
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    W: M. Carlsen
    B: H. Nakamura
    9th Bilbao Masters, Round 1

    [pgn]1. e4 c5 2. Ne2 d6 3. Nbc3 a6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Nf6 8. O-O O-O 9. b3 Nc6 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. Bb2 Qa5 12. Na4 Bg4 13. Qe1 Qh5 14. f3 Bh3 15. g4 Qh6 16. Rd1 g5 17. Bc1 Bxg2 18. Kxg2 Qg6 19. h4 gxh4 20. Qxh4 d5 21. g5 dxe4 22. f4 e6 23. c4 Rfd8 24. Rde1 Ne8 25. Nc5 Nd6 ...[text shortened]... Qf4 Qd1+ 45. Kh2 Qd4 46. b4 Kg7 47. Qc7+ Kh8 48. Qc8+ Rg8 49. Qxf5 Nf3+ 50. Kh3 Qd6 {0-1} [/pgn]
    I am glad you posted this. The media has been full of bad news and garbage, and this is a welcome respite.
  6. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    15 Jul '16 17:17
    Not a good omen for Karjakin. Carlsen absolutely destroyed him at Bilbao today.
  7. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    16 Jul '16 21:47
    Magnus must be P.O.'ed about losing to Naka. He destroyed So in just 26 moves today.
  8. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    17 Jul '16 20:42
    Giri hung for a draw against Carlsen, so at the half way point, Magnus has 10 points(3 for a win, 1 for a draw) and Naka is 2nd with 7. Rest day tomorrow, then Rd. 6-Nakamura-Carlsen. Magnus will be playing for a win all the way in that one!
  9. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    18 Jul '16 20:48
    Originally posted by sundown316
    Giri hung for a draw against Carlsen, so at the half way point, Magnus has 10 points(3 for a win, 1 for a draw) and Naka is 2nd with 7. Rest day tomorrow, then Rd. 6-Nakamura-Carlsen. Magnus will be playing for a win all the way in that one!
    No more Mr. nice guy then.
  10. Subscriber sundown316
    The Mighty Messenger
    22 Jul '16 22:17 / 1 edit
    Giri made a hash of his position and Magnus crunched him in Rd.9, so Carlsen has clinched Bilbao with one round to go