Hikaru Nakamura continues to torment Magnus Carlsen. For the second time in three sets of their title-clash in the $300,000 Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals, Nakamura took the lead following a 3.5-2.5 shocker, after losing the first game on Sunday.

In the best-of-seven set final, Nakamura currently leads 2-1. Nakamura was pleased with the day’s work. “The first two days… I really felt that I played as well as I’m ever going to play, honestly, and so to lose yesterday was disappointing, but again, I guess what I would say is I’ve played Magnus so many times over the years and the
main thing is I’ve never really felt like I’m getting good positions or I’m in the game. It seems like out of the opening I’m always under pressure, and so the fact that I seem to be getting good positions out of the opening almost every game really is a big confidence boost, and I think when I get these…

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