Richárd Rapport vs Magnus Carlsen | 2017 Tata Steel Chess Tournament

One of the most original young talents at the elite level, the 20-year-old Richard Rapport from Hungary, is paired against the current World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in Round 8 of the 2017 Tata Steel Chess Tournament. What would be the result when an atypical beginning w/ 2. b3, at least in top level play, is thrown at the World Champion. How would Carlsen treat Rapport’s Nimzovich-Larsen attack?

1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 { A06 Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack } Bf5 3. Bb2 e6 4. d3 h6 5. Nbd2 Nf6 6. c4 c6 7. g3 Be7 8. Bg2 O-O 9. O-O Nbd7 10. a3 a5 11. Qb1 Bh7 12. b4 axb4 13. axb4 Qb6 14. Bc3 Rxa1 15. Qxa1 Bxb4 16. Bxb4 Qxb4 17. Rb1 Qd6 18. Rxb7 e5 19. d4 exd4 20. Nxd4 c5 21. N4b3 d4 22. Bh3 d3 23. e3 Ne5 24. Bg2 Rc8 25. f4 Neg4 26. e4 Re8 27. e5 Nxe5 28. fxe5 Rxe5 29. Rb6 Qe7 30. Rb8+ Ne8 31. Bc6 Re1+ 32. Qxe1 Qxe1+ 33. Nf1

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