Magnus Carlsen wanted simply 27 strikes to destroy Peter Svidler’s white citadel and lead 1-Zero within the first set of their semifinal conflict of the chess24 Legends of Chess on Friday.
Carlsen exploited Svidler’s weak point on the kingside within the middle-game by bringing his queen into lively play.
With his knight-pair able to unleash severe harm, Carlsen was trying so as to add to his three-pawn benefit when Svidler resigned.
The different semifinal noticed Anish Giri and Ian Nepomniachtchi signal peace after a marathon lasting 131 strikes.
The outcomes: Semifinals: Set One: Game One: Peter Svidler (Rus) misplaced to Magnus Carlsen (Nor); Anish Giri (Ned) drew with Ian Nepomniachtchi (Rus).
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