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Ivanchuk, Vasyl (2678) – Carlsen, Magnus (2837)
Julius Baer Generation Cup | Prelims ( [10] 2022.09.20
E42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 c5 5.Ne2 b6 6.a3 Ba5 7.d5 O-O 8.Rb1 Na6 9.f3 exd5 10.cxd5 b5 11.Kf2 Rb8 12.e4 d6 13.Be3 Nd7 14.Ng3 c4 15.b4 cxb3 e.p. 16.Nxb5 Qf6 17.Bxa7 Nac5 18.Qd4 Qxd4+ 19.Nxd4 Ra8 20.Bxc5 Nxc5 21.Ngf5 Bb6 22.Kg3 Bxf5 23.Nxf5 Rfd8 24.Bc4 Rxa3 25.Rhd1 g6 26.Ne7+ Kg7 27.Nc6 Rc8 28.Bxb3 Bd8 29.Bc2 Bf6 30.Rd2 Rca8 31.Re2 Rc3 32.Bd1 h5 33.Kf2 Nd3+ 34.Kf1 h4 35.Rc2 Rxc2 36.Bxc2 Ne5 37.Bd1 Ra2 38.Be2 Nd7 39.g3 Nc5 40.Rc1 Nb3 41.Rd1 h3 42.Kf2 Bb2 43.f4 Ba3 44.Ke1 Bc5 45.e5 Bg1 46.exd6 Nc5 47.Rc1 Bxh2 48.Rxc5 Bxg3+ 49.Kd1 h2 50.Bf3 Rf2 51.Rc2 Rf1+ 52.Ke2 Rxf3 53.Kxf3 h1=Q+ 54.Kxg3 Qxd5 55.Ne5 Qxd6 56.Rc6 Qa3+ 57.Nf3 f6 58.Rc4 Kf7 59.Re4 Qd3 60.Rd4 Qe3 61.Rd5 Ke6 62.Rb5 Kd6 63.Ra5 Qc3 64.Rb5 Kc6 65.Rb8 Kd5 66.Rg8 Ke4 67.Re8+ Kf5 68.Re2 Qd3 69.Re1 g5 70.fxg5 Qd6+ 71.Kg2 fxg5 72.Rf1 g4 73.Nh4+ Kg5 74.Nf5 Qd5+ 75.Kh2 Qd2+ 76.Kg1 Qd3 77.Rf2 Kh5 78.Rh2+ Kg6 79.Rf2 Kg5 80.Kg2 Qh3+ 81.Kg1 Kf6 82.Ng3+ Ke5 83.Rg2 Qh6 84.Nf1 Qb6+ 85.Rf2 Qb3 86.Rg2 Kf4 87.Rf2+ Kg5 88.Kg2 Kh4 89.Kg1 Qb6 90.Kg2 Qd4 91.Ng3 Qd5+ 92.Kh2 Qd6 93.Rg2 Kg5 94.Rf2 Kh4 95.Rg2 Qc7 96.Rg1 Kg5 97.Rg2 Kf4 98.Rf2+ Ke3 99.Kg2 Qb7+ 100.Kg1 Qb1+ 101.Kg2 Qh7 102.Nf1+ Kd3 103.Kg1 Qa7 104.Kg2 Qc7 105.Ng3 Qb7+ 106.Kg1 Kd4 107.Kh2 Ke3 108.Kg1 Qb1+ 109.Kg2 Qh7 110.Kg1 Qh3 111.Nf1+ Ke4 112.Re2+ Kf4 113.Rf2+ Kg5 114.Rg2 Qa3 115.Ng3 Qc5+ 116.Rf2 Kh4 117.Kg2 Qd5+ 118.Kh2 Qe5 119.Rg2 Qf4 120.Rg1 Qf3 121.Rg2 Kg5 122.Kg1 Qe3+

00:00 Hello Everyone!
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19:40 It Was in This Position!
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The Julius Baer Generation Cup is the 7th of 9 events on the $1.6 million 2022 Meltwater Champions Chess Tour and takes place on chess24 from September 18-25. The 16-player field will be cut in half by the 4-day round-robin Prelims. The total prize fund is $150,000, with $750 for a win and $250 for a draw in the Prelims. The quarterfinals and semi-finals are 1-day, 4-game matches, while the final will feature two such matches over two days.

The players have 15 minutes for all their moves, plus a 10-second increment starting from move 1. In the Prelims there are 3 points for a win and 1 for a draw. If a tiebreak is required the players will play two 5+3 games and then, if needed, a single Armageddon game, where White has 5 minutes to Black’s 4, but a draw counts as a win for Black. No draw offers are allowed before move 40. Official website:

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