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Dmitry Jakovenko vs Magnus Carlsen
Tal Memorial (2007), Moscow, rd 3, Nov-12
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Romanishin Variation. English Hybrid (E20)  ·  0-1

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Nov-12-07  Ashram64: amazing counter attack game by carlsen..he really did outplay jakovenko
Nov-12-07  dycotiles: What a kid. It remembers me so much of Fischer. The pieces are wandering about at the beginning in a seemingly normal position, and then suddenly everything swings into an attack!
Nov-12-07  Rolfo: You're right dycotiles..
Nov-12-07  Resignation Trap: White's Bishop on d5 looks so strong and dominating in this position:


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Then Carlsen uncorks 32...Bxc4! And White falls apart in a few moves.

Nov-12-07  notyetagm: <dycotiles: What a kid. It remembers me so much of Fischer. The pieces are wandering about at the beginning in a seemingly normal position, and then suddenly everything swings into an attack!>

Damn this kid can play chess.

Nov-12-07  Jim Bartle: And if 33. Bxc4, then 33...Qf4+, followed by Rd2?
Nov-12-07  Bobsterman3000: Why not 32Rxg4?

Nov-12-07  Phi: again Bxc4! 33.Bxc4 Rd2
Nov-12-07  newton296: Bxc4! is pretty . the lines are short but complicated. black threatens ...Rd2! if Bxc4 and ...Rxd5 if Qxc4. either way white is hurting.

It does remind you of fisher.

if carlson keeps getting better he will play for the world title within the next 4 yrs. he's that good. I think he's just gotta wait for kramnik and anand to retire.

then he will have his opening!

Nov-12-07  Bobsterman3000: <phi> ok, I don't notice the whole 2nd rank maneuver.

OK, I can't see any improvements for white, but there had to be something Jakovenko could do to make his king safer, beside NOT pushing the pawns in front of his king.

Nov-12-07  notyetagm: Damn, this impressive game by Magnus Carlsen features so many <PINS> that there are almost too many instances to put in my Game Collection: Pins.

Magnus exploits <PINS> against the g2-mating square (on White g4-pawn, 29 ... h6-h5!), White g1-king (on White g4-pawn, 29 ... h6-h5!), d2-square (on White d5-bishop, 32 ... ♗a6xc4!), and the White c4-queen (on White e4-pawn 34 ... ♖d7x♗d5!).

Nov-13-07  notyetagm: <PINS>, <PINS>, <PINS>, <PINS>, and more <PINS>.
Nov-13-07  sergeidave: Why does Carlsen not queen his pawn on move 39... or even after that?
Nov-13-07  notyetagm: <sergeidave: Why does Carlsen not queen his pawn on move 39... or even after that?>

39 ... c2-c1=♕ 40 d6-d7 and how do you stop the White passed d7-pawn from promoting whith <CHECK>?


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Remember, at this point White controls the d1-promotion square -twice- while Black does not control it at all.

And now you have to be careful of allowing the <PERPERTUAL CHECK> d7-d8=♕+ - ♕a5+ - ♕d8+ - ♕a5+ - ♕d8+ - ....

After 40 ... ♕c1-f1 (threat is mate on g2) 41 d7-d8=♕+ ♔g8-h7 42 ♕d8-h4+ ♕f4-h6 (to avoid perp) I am not sure that Black still has a win.


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With the <PIN> on the White g3-rook released by 42 ... ♕f4-h6, there is no longer a mate threat against g2 since the White g3-rook is now free to <DEFEND> this square rather than be tied to <BLOCKING> the diagonal b8-h2.

Nov-13-07  firebyrd: Henrik Carlsen's game comments < http://blog.magnuschess.com/1194905... >:

Magnus was surprised by 1.d4 by Jakovenko. He followed a prepared line and more or less equalised but was not sure what to do after 20.Re1. After 24.a5 Jakovenko offered a draw but nearly an hour ahead on the clock and with a comfortable position Magnus chose to play on. It is hard to say exactly where white went wrong, maybe the whole plan of pushing the a-pawn was faulty. After 28.Bd5 f3 black is better and after 29.c4 he is probably winning due to all the tactics in the position. At the right time Magnus could play Bxc4 and exchange two rooks for the white queen and a c-pawn that was impossible to stop. Jakovenko fought on until move 41 before resigning. 0-1. Magnus felt in great form during the game today and it was probably quite a good one.

Nov-13-07  Mulyahnto: For those who don't understand how this is lost for white; It is the attack by Qf2. It can only be defended by Rd2, Rg2 or Kg1, which all lose for white.
Nov-13-07  notyetagm: <Mulyahnto: For those who don't understand how this is lost for white; It is the attack by Qf2. It can only be defended by Rd2, Rg2 or Kg1, which all lose for white.>

Good point.

Nov-13-07  sergeidave: <notyetagm>Thanks! I totally see it clear now!
Nov-14-07
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  tamar: Looking for improvements for White,

29 Qd2 is much more tenacious than 29 c4

after 29 Qd2 Bc4 30 Qf4 Bxd5 31 exd5 Rxd5
32 Qxf3 pawns are even, but Black still has the initiative.

Shredder gives 32...Rd3 33 Re3 Rxe3 34 Qxe3 Rd3 35 Qxc5 Rxh3 36 Qc4 h5


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Black's initiative persists! But White still has some drawing chances -.67/18

Nov-14-07  notyetagm: Beautiful game by Magnus, beating a 2700 with Black.

Nov-14-07
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  patzer2: <Resignation Trap> Thanks for pointing out the surprise decoy combination starting with 32...Bxc4!! This leads to a simplification giving Carlsen the Queen for two Rooks, which is not normally a winning exchange -- except that here he also gets a decisive passed pawn!

It's instructive to follow how Carlsen integrates the pin, double attack, passed pawn and mate threat tactics together in this combination.

Jun-17-08
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  whiteshark: There is a notable discrepancy between game's kibitzing and mentioning in game collections.
Jun-17-08
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  whiteshark: <Joke OK van> could have done better with <20.f3> instead of abandoning the d-file. <20...Rxd1+ 21.Rxd1 f5>


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Now it's getting complicated:

22.Qc2 / exf5 / Bd6 are likely candidate moves.

Jul-29-08  DrawingIsLife: game of the day at chess FM:

http://webcast.chessclub.com/Tal07/...

Nov-24-08  notyetagm: A *tremendous* game by Carlsen.
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