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 Chess.com: “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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