Carlsen squeezes water from stone again for his 1st European Chess Club Cup win

In a position with very little, Carlsen managed to punish his opponent after 1 slight inaccuracy

Magnus Carlsen v Vladimir Potkin
European Club Cup 2018 - Round 02

1 e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. b4 Bb6 8. Bb3 Ne7 9. Nc4 Ng6 10. O-O c6 11. Nxb6 axb6 12. a4 Re8 13. Be3 Be6 14. Bc2 d5 15. h3 Qc7 16. Re1 h6 17. exd5 Nxd5 18. Bd2 Bf5 19. d4 Bxc2 20. Qxc2 exd4 21. Nxd4 c5 22. bxc5 bxc5 23. Nf5 Qc6 24. c4 Ndf4 25. Rxe8+ Rxe8 26. Bxf4 Nxf4 27. Ne3 Rd8 28. Rb1 h5 29. a5 h4 30. Rb6 Qd7 31. Qb2 Nd3 32. Qb1 Nb4 33. Qe4 Qd4 34. Qxd4 cxd4 35. Rxb4 dxe3 36. fxe3 Rd1+ 37. Kf2 Ra1 38. Rb5 Ra2+ 39. Kf3 g6 40. c5 Kg7 41. Ke4 Rxg2 42. Rxb7 g5 43. c6 g4 44. c7 Rc2 45. Kd3 Rc1 46. Kd2 Rc6 47. a6 gxh3 48. a7 h2 49. Rb1 1-0

The 34th European Chess Club Cup takes place from 12-18 October 2018 at the Porto Carras Grand Resort in Chalkidiki, Greece.

The annual chess tournament is a 7-round Swiss team chess event played with the standard time-control of 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes till the end of the game, with a 30-second increment per move from move 1. Standings are determined by Match points (2-1-0), while individual performance prizes are also on offer for each board.

The Open chess section is played on 6 boards (with up to 2 reserves) and consists of 63 chess teams and 448 chess players, including World Champion Magnus Carlsen and several other members of the world's elite.

Live chess broadcast is delayed by 15 minutes, as per the regulations of the European Chess Union.

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