Chess: Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura level in Lindores semis

The world No 1 had the best of Thursdays legs buts the US blitz specialist fought back on Friday to make the score 1-1Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura are poised for a rerun of their dramatic battle early this month after the world and US champions reached 1-1 in a best of three sets semi-final of the Lindores Abbey Rapid on Friday afternoon. The event is an online version of the 2019 tournament staged in the distillery at Newburgh, Fife, Scotland.Carlsen had won the first set 3-0, apparently outclassing the American, but Nakamura fought back in the second set by winning the first game then halving out for 2.5-1.5. Related: Fast and furious: Carlsen and Nakamura transform chess into an adrenaline sport Continue reading…

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