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Ivan Cheparinov vs Magnus Carlsen
World Cup (2007), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 5, Dec-07
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Romanishin Variation. English Hybrid (E20)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Premium Chessgames Member Many thanks to everybody who came today for our live broadcast. We will resume our live broadcasts for the semi-finals (round 6) starting on December 9th, 5:00am (USA/Eastern). Hope to see you then!
Dec-07-07  firebyrd: The joy of not needing more than a draw. Carlsen easily chaces the king away by repeating checks. The King must stay away or allow 3xrepetition.
Dec-07-07  rover: Cheparinov refuses to play for the loss.
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  jessicafischerqueen: Ack please tell me why the rook was immune?

I don't understand.


Dec-07-07  firebyrd: <jfq> you're on Magnus side, I guess? :-)
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  moronovich: Congratulations Magnus.Very convincing.Many of us would no be surprised if you made all the way.
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  jessicafischerqueen: Heh it's an <Edgar winter> chess mystery-- the black pawn captures backwards....
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  jessicafischerqueen: I know Capin I was testing to see if anyone was listening.

See my last post there!!

Dec-07-07  Atkins: Magnus defended it with a great maturity. Thanks for that game too for both players
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  tamar: Pawns capture backwards? That would mean the Black rook was unprotected. The game could continue 80...gxf5 81 Kxd4!
Dec-07-07  cotdt: round 5 predictions?
Dec-07-07  Stranger: Pairings anybody??
Dec-07-07  Gowe: Carlsen-Karjakin. What a final would be.
Dec-07-07  TheGladiatres: Shirov vs Alekseev/Karjakin
Carlsen vs Kamsky
Dec-07-07  Stranger: somebody please give a new t-shirt to Kamsky,Preferably long sleeves....!!!!

i've seen him in that very same t-shirt and a tie since the beggining of the tournament!!

Dec-07-07  King mega: hey, I believe Carlsen is the winner of cup!
Dec-07-07  badest: Nope, Shirov wins it! :)
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  Peligroso Patzer: <round 5 predictions?>

Shirov, Carlsen and Kamsky to advance; Alekseev and Karjakin to go to tie-breaks ...

... all in accordance with Sam Goldwyn's admonition about the danger of making predictions ... "especially about the future".

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  Peligroso Patzer: <cotdt: round 5 predictions?>

OK, although there is still one round-five match remaining to be decided, I figure you really meant Round 6. (As far as tomorrow's tie-break is concerned, my hunch is that Karjakin will advance.)

In Round 6, the likely winners are Shirov and Kamsky. Between his tremendous form so far and the fact that his opponent will have played a tie-break the day before the start of their semi-final match, Shirov seems the strongest bet of the remaining five to reach the finals.

As for the other semi-final, Carlsen has shown very strong nerves so far in this tournament, but Kamsky's play seems to be more solid.

Dec-07-07  nimh: And somebody had wit to say that Shirov's career was over...
Dec-07-07  Jim Bartle: Under normal circumstances (no must-win for either player), this would have been agreed drawn in how many moves?
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  whiteshark: Couldn't Carlsen play better (or did he missed good winning opportunities) after <72.Ra6> ?

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After <72...f4+! 73.gxf4 Rxf4 74.Ke2 Kxc7 >

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He's a pawn up now and <75.Re6 Re4+ 76.Kd3 Re1 77.Rh6 e4+ 78.Kd3 Re2> leads to

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Well, just a thought...

Dec-07-07  TheGladiatres: I think he just wanted remis, and didn't play the winning chances he got at end. It's M45 at the final position.
Dec-08-07  znprdx: NOW (rather than during) would be a good time to post computer analysis of yesterday's fabulous game, particularily an assessment as to whether or Black had a winning line - which I felt was the case as of 40...Rc4 PS: thanx to <whiteshark:> for post 72.....Black to play. I hope someone will kindly oblige those of us who are interested in Chess, not the idle chatter and useless speculation - which belongs in the <Kibitzer's Cafe> link.
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  whiteshark: Commenting D Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2007 Magnus wrote:

"<19.Qa5> was Cheparinov-Carlsen from the World cup. This game was played only a little more than 3 weeks later (but still in Russia!). After playing a few more moves relatively quickly I realised that there was an embarrassing flaw in my preparations, after which I had to defend an endgame a pawn down, which I luckily managed to do. The former game continued <19...e5 20.Be3 Be2 21.Re1 Nc4 22.Qa6 Nxe3 23.Rxe2 Nxg2 24.Kxg2>"

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"The position is quite symmetrical, but the black pawns are weaker than the white ones, and one of them is bound to fall fairly soon, which did indeed happen in the game."

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