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Jon Ludvig Hammer vs Magnus Carlsen
"Can't Touch This" (game of the day Aug-03-2009)
World Youth Championship (U14) (2003), Chalkidiki GRE, rd 1, Oct-23
Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Defense (A46)  ·  0-1

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Feb-14-12
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  Penguincw: < Once >

Thanks for the info. I think my brain does like to think of specific moves, although it does backfire.

Feb-14-12  srag: Easier than yesterday, right?
Feb-14-12  Crispy Seagull: What was white planning with 16. Be3? Seems easy to see now obviously, when we know the outcome, but I wonder can't help but wonder why he would leave the pawn unprotected. I'm sure at 13 he was still a better player than I'll ever be, so perhaps there was a plan.
Feb-14-12
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  Diademas: <once: When we look at a chess puzzle, sometimes we see <plans> and sometimes we see <moves>.> And sometimes we find ourselfs in the fortunate position that we have seen it all before. I can honestly say that this took me less than a seccond. Yesterday was not good for me. Anything more than a mate in two on a monday does that. B.t.w. good pun!
Feb-14-12  TheFocus: <once>< When we look at a chess puzzle, sometimes we see <plans> and sometimes we see <moves>.>

I once saw Jesus's face.

Feb-14-12  Archerforthelord: Crispy, the idea behind 16 Be3 is to trap the white knight frankly its not easy to see queen sacrifices when selecting candidate moves, at least for me its not.
Feb-14-12  stst: Q-sac again,
17..... Qh5+
18.gxh5 Rh4#
Feb-16-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: 16.Be3 was clearly to prevent Carlsen's Knight from escaping.

(Hammer followed it up with 17.Re1.)

But he underestimated 16...Rxe4.

(making Carlsen's Queen sac possible)

Jul-12-13  nopassion4jazz: Since the first move I know that carlsen using fischer's modern games rules - very good one - very instructive, and for some, this is realy persuasive :)
Jul-12-13  Mudphudder: Very pretty game. Even given the rating difference at the time.
Aug-06-13  notyetagm: J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003

17 ... ?


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17 ... ♕b5-h5+! 0-1 <pins against squares: h4-sq>


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Aug-06-13  notyetagm: J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003

Game Collection: TIYDIIIS - THAT IS YOUR DEFENDER! IT INTERPOSES! 17 ... Qb5-h5+! 0-1 White g4-pawn interposes/shields h4-mate sq

Jan-19-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nightsurfer: This game here <Jon Ludvig Hammer vs Magnus Carlsen (2003)> demonstrates a very interesting and sophisticated version of the famous constellation of the <MATE of ANASTASIA> - whereas the games as follows D Steinwender vs R Gralla, 1972 & J Gast vs E Bhend, 1987 & T Voronova vs Vo Hong Phuong, 2000 - demonstrate the more basic version of the <MATE of ANASTASIA> ... ;-) ... anyway, our beautiful, but treacherous <Anastasia> will live forever ... in the Realm of our beloved <Queen Caissa>!
Dec-25-14  Dave12: nice... i'd say after playing 13..Ne2, king's move, BxN and Be3, there is no way to defend the N from Re8, and then continues Rxg4 Qxe2 with no compensation for material. but Magnus saw all this and found the blow 17..Qh5
Nov-16-15  gars: After 11) ...Qg5 Black pieces spring to life and simply smash White's game. Amazing!
Nov-16-15  pedro99: Once you've seen this it sticks; a bit like the Reti Tartakower sac
Nov-16-15
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  Tabanus: No blitz game, but rather time pressure (at move 17?) if I remember correctly. I think it's from here:

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr137...

Nov-16-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <Arcturus: Ha ha !
"Can't touch this"
. . . . sounds like my last Valentine's Day date>

Hilarious!

Nov-16-15
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  thegoodanarchist: <TheFocus: <once>< When we look at a chess puzzle, sometimes we see <plans> and sometimes we see <moves>.>

I once saw Jesus's face.>

Exile on Main St.

Feb-05-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  yiotta: Magnusifent !!
Sep-06-16  Alexandro: The correct defence to whites on the 15th move would be c4 impeding the sequence that brought checkmate!
Aug-17-17  Marcelo Bruno: It's a position that results in the anastasia's mate after 18. gxh5 Rh4#.
Nov-18-17  John Abraham: nice miniature
Nov-22-17  refi: I think Hammer should attacked Carlsen at move 16 with Pawn to a4!
Jun-22-22  fulertal: 16. Re1 Rxe4 17. Rxe2 Rxe2 18. Nd4 Qa6 19. Nxe2 white better play.
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