Carlsen-Nepo 3: Calm after the storm
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Carlsen-Nepo 3: Calm after the storm

Magnus Carlsen and Ian Nepomniachtchi are locked at 1.5:1.5 going into the first rest day after Game 3 of their match ended in a quiet 41-move draw. Ian varied on move 8 from what he'd played in Game 1, but Magnus once again had a surprise in store, 10...Re8, an old and, in his words, "really dumb move". He was hoping to get a game, but found Ian well-prepared there as well and in the end there was nothing better than to liquidate and end the game in under three hours.




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