Sunday, June 12, 2011

Carlsen’s First Round Win At Kings Tournament

12 June 2011, Kuala Lumpur – At Bazna, Romania, the 5th Kings Tournament is taking place with a double round robin format played by six prominent chess players that included Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Hikaru Nakamura of the USA.


Pix 1. Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura, Round 1, Kings Tournament 2011, Romania (Picture courtesy of

Chessvibes reported that Magnus Carlsen and Vassily Ivanchuk both won their first white game at the Kings Tournament in Medias, Romania. Yesterday Carlsen defeated Hikaru Nakamura in a Queen’s Gambit Declined, while Ivanchuk beat Teimour Radjabov in a King’s Indian. Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu and Sergey Karjakin drew their game quickly.


[Event "5th Kings Tournament"] [Site "Medias/Romania"] [Date "2011.06.11"] [Round "1"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D31"] [Annotator "Robot 3"] [PlyCount "76"] [EventDate "2011.06.11"] [TimeControl "40/7200:20/3600:900+30"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bf4 c6 6. Qc2 Bg4 7. e3 Bh5 8. Bd3 Bg6 9. Bxg6 hxg6 10. O-O-O Nf6 11. f3 Nbd7 12. Nge2 b5 13. e4 b4 14. Na4 dxe4 15. fxe4 Qa5 16. Kb1 O-O 17. h4 Rfe8 18. e5 Nd5 19. h5 g5 20. h6 g6 21. Bc1 N7b6 22. Nc5 Bxc5 23. dxc5 b3 24. Qxb3 Qxc5 25. Nd4 Rxe5 26. Nf3 Re2 27. Nxg5 Qe7 28. Qd3 Rf8 29. Rdf1 f5 30. g4 Na4 31. Qd4 Qe5 32. Qxe5 Rxe5 33. gxf5 gxf5 34. Nf3 Re7 35. Rfg1+ Kh7 36. Rg7+ Kh8 37. Rhg1 Rfe8 38. Nh4 Rxg7 1-0


Position after black played 38….Rxg7, black resigned.


(game courtesy of


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