Yes, worse was possible

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After a tough start yesterday, in the second round the Experience team had to try and regain some confidence with the black pieces. But it only got worse: the Rising Stars beat them 4?Ǭ?-?Ǭ? today. Two more videos.

The third NH Chess tournament takes place August 20-30. The venue of this clash between ?¢‚ǨÀúRising Stars' and ?¢‚ǨÀúExperience' is the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in the centre of Amsterdam.

Before we go on to round 2, let's first put the focus on the video section, as two more have been added:

In the second round, the Rising Stars increased their lead to a devastating 8?Ǭ?-1?Ǭ?. It was clear from the start that their team would win this Scheveningen system, but the way the young guns are playing so far, is still pretty impressive.

Today Jussupow had a similar negative experience as in his game of yesterday: right after the opening he made a big mistake. He lost a pawn and not long afterwards, a second pawn would follow and so he decided to throw in the towel. By then Bareev was already under severe pressure, thanks to fantastic opening preparation by Stellwagen and his second Smeets. In a pet line of Bareev's, a Caro-Kann, 22.g4 had still been on the board (screen?) of the Dutchmen the night before! Obviously Bareev got into timetrouble, which made it impossible to defend a very difficult position.

Wang Yue's victory was less straight forward, as he let his opening advantage slip away, missing 16...Na6. But in upcoming timetrouble, Agdestein totally missed 29.a5!. A similar scenario in Caruana-Korchnoi, where White regained his advantage after the mistake 33...Bc4?. L'Ami is the only Rising Star with a decent amount of respect for previous generations, as he scored his second draw, against Ljubojevic.

Here are the games of the second round:

Wang Yue and his second Li Wenliang (China, 2443) at the opening ceremony

Artur Jussupow and his charming daughter Ekaterina

Simen Agdestein and Viktor Korchnoi

Evgeny Bareev at the opening ceremony

Fabiano Caruana at the opening ceremony

Agdestein - Cheparinov



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