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Magnus Carlsen vs Geir Sune Tallaksen Ostmoe
"An Order of Magnustude" (game of the day Mar-11-2016)
Norwegian Championship (2005), Sandnes NOR, rd 5, Jul-05
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Variation Quiet Line (E15)  ·  1-0



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Jul-10-05  Ramin: wow! this guy is for real..the next world champion
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  MoonlitKnight: One of the three games in the championship where Magnus actually got to mate his opponent. And it is a brilliant one.
Jul-10-05  EeEk: This game was for sure amazing.
Jul-11-05  The King Returns1: Carlsen's chess is very impressive. He has great imagination and amazing calculating abilities.
Jul-11-05  flamboyant: well, great game but dont forget that hes about 200 points up that his opponent ;) but the game is still a great example of attacking the castle. It will be nice to see how Carlsen and Karjakin improve in the next few years, but i bet they will be super GMs very soon ;)
Jul-11-05  awfulhangover: Well, Karjakin is a super GM already, and take big steps to the 2700 level. Awesome, although he is a extrem broiler.
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  alexmagnus: Magnus Carlsen, the King of Checkmates ( he won 3 games in this chpship by a checkmate!)
Jul-12-05  sharkbenjamin: this child is the real thing!!!! wow!!!!
Dec-04-05  shaikh123: i think he is proving to be next fischer.
Dec-11-05  divesh: i have been observing all the games of magnus and my specialist is knowing the weakpoint of the adversary and i am sure if i play against that magnus who si thr same age like me i will win ..........guys rememeber this name divesh the future world champion ..........thanx
Dec-16-05  Jafar219: This game is not deep but beautiful one.Good attacking masterpiece by Norvegian child.
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  jackmandoo: Yea he's good with his horses and castles. I understand that the name of the game is checkmate but I wouldn't give all of my peices away for it. I always try and leave some of my peices on the board because onlookers who dont know whats going on might think that your losing.
Feb-27-06  patzer2: Carlsen's 23. Re5! sets up a winning demolition of pawn structure combination with 24. Nxh6+!!
Aug-30-06  blingice: I really don't like the opening, to be honest. It doesn't look good or elegant or anything, and it just reminds me of someone who has never played chess before randomly throwing their pawns into the center ranks of the board. (Of course, I have never played 1. Nf3, and this is probably why.)

It's interesting how Carlsen had settled one of his rooks on the h3 square so early. For the rest of the game, that rook was invested in attacking the king-side. So, if Tallaksen had defended properly (and I don't even know if he could've done something) Carlsen would somehow have to extricate that rook to fight the rest of the game. Other than that, this game went straight to my Game Collection: The Greatest Mates Ever.

Oct-02-06  Starf1re: the way the ratings increase every year i'm sure he'll be at 3500 by 2020
Oct-26-06  alexkerford: This kid is the real deal man
Dec-28-06  adviser: Carlsen & Karlakin are already super gms'. I think give him another 4-5 years he may become a world champion.
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  notyetagm: Unbelievably brilliant kingside attack by Magnus. Too bad the other 2700s don't let Magnus play like this. :-)
May-24-08  addiction to chess: Amazing!
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  notyetagm: <jackmandoo: Yea he's good with his horses and castles.>


Aug-08-08  fisayo oguns: <jackmandoo: Yea he's good with his horses and castles.> ha! ha! anyway magnus does it tal style if you know what i mean!!!!
Aug-13-08  Hawks: Carlsen is young and can think clearly.
I hope he doesnt get into alcohol or other drugs.
Aug-13-08  Udit Narayan: I am confident that Magnus Carlsen will not pull a Lindsay Lohan.
May-04-10  hstevens129: jesus.
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  technical draw: 14 year old Magnus Carlsen. Brilliant game. Who would think of putting their king rook on h3 in FRONT of the h pawn? First goes the knight, then the rook, then the second rook and finally the bishop. What's left? Just the queen to checkmate in the center. WOW.....
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