Carlsen vs Nakamura – Insane Tactics in the Queen’s Gambit
Carlsen opens with 1. d4 and Nakamura responds with the Slav Defense. Carlsen plays an early exchange on d5 and play steers towards the Charousek Variation of the Queen’s Gambit. I was not extremely impressed with Nakamura‘s choice of opening with black as Carlsen was able to gain an extremely rapid lead in development followed by a very solid position and finally mobile pawns in the center. Carlsen skillfully exploited a superior position by embarking on a surprisingly fast kingside attack, leading to an overwhelming position and Nakamura‘s resignation in 38 moves.