There’s been a lot of talk about Hikaru Nakamura’s missed win against Magnus Carlsen at the recent Zurich tournament. It does look as if 37.Qf1 would have been strong and here’s a video of the game:
Of course it’s all too easy to find such moves in these days of high powered engines. It’s also tempting to blow this lost opportunity out of proportion, especially given Carlsen’s status in the chess World. Missing wins is actually rather normal, especially in such complex games.
What we can say is that generally speaking stronger players will miss fewer such opportunities, and Carlsen turned things around with icy efficiency once he was let off the hook. He’s also set up his own Youtube channel that you can find here; there’s not much up there at the moment but I guess it’s coming. Will there be some chess? One would certainly hope so!