Even TOP Grandmasters make HUGE Blunders – Carlsen vs Duda – SuperUnited Rapid & Blitz Croatia

The SuperUnited Rapid & Blitz Croatia will be held from the 5th to the 9th of July in Zagreb, Croatia as a 10-player round robin. It is part of the Grand Chess Tour, a series of Classical, Rapid and Blitz tournaments with a total prize pool of $1,400,000.

For the Rapid and Blitz events, the games in the rapid portion are worth twice as many points as their blitz counterparts. The rapid portion is a 10-player round-robin, and the blitz portion is a 10-player double round-robin.

In the event of a tie, the two tied players will play a mini-match of 2 rapid (10+5) games. If more than two players are tied, a blitz (5+3) round-robin will be held to determine the winner.

The time control for the rapid games is 25 minutes for the entire game with a 10-second increment beginning from move 1.

The time control for the blitz games is 5 minutes for the entire game with a 2-second increment beginning from move 1.


[Event “SuperUnited Rapid & Blitz Croatia”]
[Site “Zagreb, Croatia”]
[Date “2023.07.07”]
[Round “8.4”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Duda, Jan-Krzysztof”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteElo “2835”]
[BlackElo “2732”]
[Variant “Standard”]
[TimeControl “-“]
[ECO “E04”]
[Opening “Catalan Opening: Open Defense”]
[Termination “Unknown”]
[Annotator “lichess.org”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 { E04 Catalan Opening: Open Defense } c5 6. O-O Nc6 7. Qa4 Bd7 8. Qxc4 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Rc8 10. Nc3 Nxd4 11. Qxd4 Bc5 12. Qh4 Bc6 13. Bxc6+ Rxc6 14. Rd1 Qa5 15. Bg5 Be7 16. Rac1 h6 17. Ne4 Rxc1 18. Rxc1 Nxe4 19. Bxe7 Qd2 20. Bg5 Nxg5 21. Rc8+ Ke7 22. Rxh8 Qxe2 23. Qb4+ Kf6 24. Qf4+ Kg6 25. Kg2 e5 26. Qe3 Qxb2 27. h4 Ne6 28. Qe4+ Kf6 29. Re8 Qb5 30. Rb8 Nc5 31. Qd5 a6 32. Rf8 { White wins. } 1-0

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  1. Simply weak game, the brilliant move was begging to be played

  2. Bg5 is exactly the kind of thing Magnus meant when he said, “you have to be a shark, smell the blood in the water.”

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