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Magnus Carlsen vs Alexey Shirov
Corus Group A (2007), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 13, Jan-28
Spanish Game: Closed. Suetin Variation (C90)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-28-07  Ulhumbrus: One justification for Bxe5 at the right moment is that the N occupies a central point defended by a pawn and obstructs a B.
Jan-28-07  Marmot PFL: maybe Carlsen a little hasty with h7. I liked bringing up the g pawn first, black was helpless to stop it.
Jan-28-07  Open Defence: one justification for NOT playing Bxe5 is that the DSB can control the queening square h8.....
Jan-28-07  Marmot PFL: Nxh7 Rd3 Nf6 Rxd6 Nxg4 and drawn soon.
Jan-28-07  SCUBA diver: The rook pawn falls and the kid cannot win. ...
Jan-28-07  Ulhumbrus: If Shirov plays 52..Nxh7 now, what does Carlsen do?
Jan-28-07  Open Defence: yup Shirov found the drawing line....
Jan-28-07  Open Defence: unless the Black ♔ is too far away and White can mop up the Q side pawns.. but i doubt it...
Jan-28-07  Ulhumbrus: Very clever. This may lead to a won K+P ending.
Jan-28-07  Open Defence: yes it just might... it all depends on a single tempo now...
Jan-28-07  Open Defence: geez ? did Carlsen blow it again ???
Jan-28-07  SCUBA diver: RxN, and K-e4....
Jan-28-07  Open Defence: yeah... might be slightly better... very sleepy so I am not calculating at all....
Jan-28-07  Open Defence: naaa drawn...
Jan-28-07  Ulhumbrus: 57 Rxa6 Kf7 58 Rxf6+ Rxf6 59 Bxf6 Kxf6 60 Kf4 Ke6 61 Ke4 Kd6 62 Kd4 Kc6 63 Ke5 Kb6 64 Kd6 Ka6 65 Kc6 Ka7 66 Kxb5 Kb7 and it looks like a draw.
Jan-28-07  Open Defence: so the Black ♔ was not too far away after all ?
Jan-28-07  Marmot PFL: Thanks for all the games today and thoughout the tournanment.
Jan-28-07  cuendillar: After the exchanges white wins black's pawn by force, but he cannot take it without giving the opposition to black, in which case it is a draw.
Jan-28-07  Ulhumbrus: Carlsen was unwilling to play Bxe5 at the right moment although that might have won. This gave Shirov time for ..Rf1 and ..Rf4
Premium Chessgames Member Thanks to everybody for coming by today. Corus has been a lot of fun this year. We hope to do more live broadcasts soon.
Jan-28-07  suenteus po 147: <> Thank you for the live broadcasts and covering the whole Corus tournament! See you in a month's time for Linares!
Jan-28-07  gus inn: thanks <> for making great experiences possible !
Jan-28-07  gus inn: awfull endgame performance by Carlsen .
Jan-28-07  chessman3: I'm curious- on the corus site it has carlsen taking the knight + and that ending in the draw. Why the difference?
Jan-29-07  timems: <> On move 39 you have the wrong night moving to c4. The move should be: 39. ... Nac4 to avoid illegal moves. After this move by black the rest of the moves you give make for interesting chess in that black is checkmated for several moves yet moves anyway and then white has several mate in one moves had the position which resulted from your illegal move actually occurred. To avoid a similar mistake you should make black's 41 move: 41. ... Ndc4. Finally see <chessman3>'s post about move 60.
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