chess24 Legends 13: Magnus leads after fierce fight
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chess24 Legends 13: Magnus leads after fierce fight

Magnus Carlsen took the lead against Ian Nepomniachtchi on Day 1 of the chess24 Legends of Chess final, but described himself as “really, really unhappy” with the way he played. It was a bruising day on which Magnus couldn’t enjoy his win in the first game since he felt he’d made an “unforgivable” blunder midway through. Ian then drew real blood in Game 3 after catching Magnus in the opening and ending with a mating attack. The World Champion was shaken, but won what he called “a battle of nerves” in the blitz games to win the first set.

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