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Carlsen-Nakamura, 75th Tata Steel “A” Tournament, January 2013

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d6 6. g3 h5 7. N1c3 a6 8. Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Nge7 10. Bg2 Bg4 11. f3 Be6 12. c3 h4 13. Nc2 Bxd5 14. exd5 Na5 15. f4 Nf5 16. g4 h3 17. Be4 Nh4 18. O-O g6 19. Kh1 Bg7 20. f5 gxf5 21. gxf5 Ng2 22. f6 Bf8 23. Qf3 Qc7 24. Nb4 Nb7 25. Nc6 Nc5 26. Bf5 Nd7 27. Bg5 Rg8 28. Qh5 Nb6 29. Be6 Rxg5 30. Qxg5 fxe6 31. dxe6 Black resigns.

Fischer-Sevilla, 5th Chesapeake Open, Janaury 2013

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Qb3 c6 5. Bg5 dxc4 6. Qxc4 Be6 7. Qb4 b5 8. Nb1 Ne4 9. Be3 Bd5 10. Qa3 e6 11. Qd3 Na6 12. f3 Nb4 13. Qd1 Bh6 14. Bxh6 Qh4+ 15. g3 Qxh6 16. Nh3 Qe3 17. Bg2 Nd6 18. Nc3 Bc4 19. Nf2 h5 20. Qd2 Nf5 21. Qxe3 Nxe3 22. Kd2 Nxg2 23. b3 Rd8 24. e3 e5 25. bxc4 exd4 26. exd4 Rxd4+ 27. Ke2 O-O 28. cxb5 Re8+ 29. Nfe4 f5 30. Kf2 fxe4 31. Nxe4 Rexe4 32. fxe4 Rd2+ 33. Kf3 Nd3 34. g4 Rf2+ 35. Kg3 h4+ White resigns.

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David R. Sands

David R. Sands

Raised in Northern Virginia, David R. Sands received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He worked as a reporter for several Washington-area business publications before joining The Washington Times.

At The Times, Mr. Sands has covered numerous beats, including international trade, banking, politics ...

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