Nepo defeats Karjakin and leads Russia_ch after 7 rds.
Game over in just 2 hours!
An exciting game for the spectators yesterday that saw both leaders of the Russian Championship paired with each other. A sharp opening and an even sharper middlegame raised the temperature. Until Karjakin uncharacteristically mis-evaluated his chances when he exchanged on f3. Very soon Nepo created serious threats against which Karjakin was helpless to defend. The game ended on move 32, with Black unable to stop the White centre pawn from advancing.
Nepomniachtchi,I – Karjakin,S
Rd.7 Moscow 12.12.2020