Two cheers for Magnus Carlsen

Was yesterday’s (30 December 2022) blitz game between chess grandmasters Magnus Carlsen and Richard Rapport one of the most exciting ever? Via “Carlsen very nearly lost his first game of the tournament against [Rapport] in round 14 in one of the wildest encounters of the [2022 World Blitz Championship]. The game was full of twists and turns and the evaluation bar swung like a pendulum as the players navigated the imbalanced middlegame. Three promotions at different stages of the game meant that five queens graced the board during the 71-move duel …” In case you missed it, you can watch David Howell’s commentary of this epic chess battle below, starting at the 1’02” mark:

Or you can watch Antonio Radić’s expert analysis of the Magnus-Rapport game here:

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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