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Rauf Mamedov resigns against Magnus Carlsen on the 2nd move

Just weeks after Magnus Carlsen shocked the chess world after resigning against Hans Niemann on the move 2 during the Julius Baer Generation Cup, the Azerbaijani grandmaster Rauf Mamedov had the same reaction yesterday during the Late Titled Tuesday played on Rauf Mamedov resigned his Round 10 game against Magnus Carlsen on the second move and did not play the last 11th round of the tournament. Mamedov had white pieces and started with 1.e4, when Carlsen answered with Borg Defense – 1…g5. Rauf decided to resign.

Magnus Carlsen won the Late Titled Tuesday yesterday scoring 9.5/11 points, with 9 victories, a draw against Dmitry Andreikin, and suffered a loss to Turkish grandmaster Sanal Vahap. Two weeks ago, Magnus was unhappy for having black pieces in 7 out of 11 Early Titled Tuesday games. He tweeted that he will cancel his diamond membership and never come back to, but a few hours later he joined the Late Titled Tuesday confirming that the tweet was a joke.

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