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Magnus Carlsen vs Anders Hobber
Midnight Sun Chess Challenge (2006), Tromso NOR, rd 1, Jun-24
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Blackburne Defense (C10)  ·  1-0



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Jun-29-06  chess champion 8: I think is was a simple game. There were no awesome moves that happened. Its seems like the same pieces were being moved in the very begging. It just looked like a reqular game to me. I didn't see any grandmaster style in it.
Jun-29-06  rover: Black just blundered on move 7 than failed to put up too much resistance. You're right, a regular master probably would have won the game in a very similar manner. You need a good opponent to create a brilliant game.
Jun-30-06  firebyrd: Picture at

Must have been a thrill for Hobber to get to play Carlsen even if it meant a sure loss. He will remember this game and probably never do the same error again ever.

Jul-03-06  ChessMan94: Here's a pic from when Black was pondering his blunder.
Sep-03-10  nummerzwei: With 6.Qe2, Carlsen indicated his opinion on Black's chess ability.
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  FSR: <nummerzwei> Not really. 6.Qe2 is a good move even if Black avoids the trap. Black falls into the trap very often - a <majority> of the time after 6...Nxe4 7.Bxe4, Black follows up with 7...Nf6? I was astonished to see that the victims of this trap include chess legends Kholmov, M Kobalia vs Kholmov, 1996, and Gaprindashvili,! See my post on Chicago Chess Blog for more information.

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