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Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin
Corus Group B (2005), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 4, Jan-18
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. General (A30)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jan-19-05  iron maiden: Not an overly exciting start to what may become one of the greatest chess rivalries of all time, but nice fighting spirit by both players. Carlsen hasn't used the English for a while, has he?
Jan-19-05  Flyboy216: By move 9, Karjakin has made 7 pawn moves (!), and has moved his knight twice--returning it to its start, no less! There goes everything I know about this game :-\
Jan-19-05  azaris: It's too bad this game was otherwise not very interesting. Unusual opening plans are always nice to watch.

If anyone has a collection of games with lots of early pawn pushes in the opening, this would fit there nicely.

Jan-21-05  Abaduba: There are lots of openings where it's very common to make tons of pawn moves: ie the Kan Sicillian and the 3. ... a6 variation of the Tarrasch French
Dec-03-05  bishopawn: Castling into a bishop pinned by Magnus Carlsen. That's bold. The ending is a tied knot. Indeed, is this the picture of things to come, a shadow of world championship matches in the future?
Apr-10-16
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  whiteshark: A 10 y-o non game-related flash from the past: http://www.chess-international.de/w...
Apr-10-16  swordfish: I love the prophetic comment by bishopawn on 12/3/05.

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