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Vladimir Malakhov vs Magnus Carlsen
World Cup (2005), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 6, Dec-12
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. Two Knights Line (A37)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Dec-12-05  PARACONT1: Black is slightly better becoz his pawns are on the opposite color of his B which gives more scope for it. White's B is passice right now.
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  Mateo: 57. g4!?
Dec-12-05  PARACONT1: Now white shud play g4!
Dec-12-05  invincible: Ruffian ( )

sees a forced draw in it by black, repetition of moves.

the evaluation is -0.01 but it plays out as a draw.

Dec-12-05  sheaf: black is better and as <acirce> pointed out it can attack the d pawn by bringing his king, but I think to make any sense of such an attack he will have to exchange the queen first otherwise there is no way white is going to let his king come that far without conceeding material,
Dec-12-05  ianD: So Objectivly its a draw is Carlsen trying to tire opponent or just annoy him? ....still fun to watch ...any bets as to what move number the game will end on...>>>64 is my guess. Any one else?
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  Mateo: 57. g4 Qe6 58. Qf4 =/ .
Dec-12-05  simsan: ianD: My guess is 57 :-)
Dec-12-05  kevinatcausa: Looks like you were off by 1
Dec-12-05  ianD: Great guess...hindsight 20:20 vision!
Premium Chessgames Member OK that's it for today, thanks for coming by. Hope to see you tomorrow morning at 5:00am (EST) for the Ponomariov-Grischuk game.
Dec-12-05  azaris: So how old is Carlsen now, 21 or something?
Dec-12-05  acirce: Looks strange to me to play this forever and *then* agree to a draw just as you have achieved the desired exchange of light-squared bishops, but what do I know.
Dec-12-05  avidfan: His bio indicates d.o.b. 1990 , so he just turned 16. GM at 14.
Dec-12-05  tldr3: He just turned 15 a week or so ago!
Dec-12-05  menacing knights: carlsen has proved himself in competitive chess.
Dec-12-05  cade: Dude if he was born in 1990 that makes him 15 as it is the year 2005. Not 2006 !!
Dec-12-05  azaris: I see the humor-appreciation in this forum is at an all-time low. Maybe I should have formulated my joke as a rambling cut-and-paste job of anti-Kramnik sentiments in dactylic hexameter.
Dec-12-05  acirce: <azaris> Yes, that would have been "insightful".
Dec-12-05  cade: Humour? I'm sorry but I didn't see you post anything funny.
Dec-12-05  square dance: speaking of humor, i see <acirce>'s profile is not lacking in that department.
Dec-12-05  simsan: <square dance>: Speaking of profiles and humor: You've got my vote.

"... supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses not from some farcical aquatic ceremony ...".

From my favourite scene in my favourite movie :-)

Dec-12-05  square dance: <simsan> thanks, but i actually took that from another users profile. i wish i could remember which one, but it slipped my mind long ago.
Dec-12-05  simsan: The "Strange women lying in ponds..." quote is from Monty Python's "Quest for the holy grail" (if anyone was in doubt)....

Great movie :-)

Dec-12-05  Hesam7: <acirce: Wouldn't 20..b5 have been better for Carlsen?>

I guess it was. But in the end Malakhov would have drawn the game I guess. Here is a line produced by Fruit:

20... b5 21. Qb4 Qc2 22. Bf3 Qb1 23. Kg2 Qxa2 24. h5 Qc4 25. Qe7 Qc8 26. Be5 Bxe5 27. dxe5 Qb8 28. h6 d4 29. Qh4 d3 30. Qd4 Qf8 31. Qxd3 Qxh6 32. Bb7

Does not look like that promising, but anyway Malakhov would have faced a more difficult task.

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