Moscow GP, QF 1: Magnus on match strategy
Reports May 21, 2019 | 11:23 AM 1

Moscow GP, QF 1: Magnus on match strategy

Daniil Dubov reeling off 26 moves of home preparation against Hikaru Nakamura was perhaps the highlight of Day 1 of the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix quarterfinals, as all games ended in draws in 31 moves or less. Fortunately we had Magnus Carlsen on hand to discuss the action, with the World Champion introducing the concept of “sudden death aversion” to explain how some underdogs avoid taking risks even though that reduces their chances of overall success. We also found out what Ian Nepomniachtchi and Magnus were laughing about in Abidjan!




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