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Magnus Carlsen vs Jon Ludvig Hammer
Nordic Youth Ch Group E (2001), Laugar ISL, rd 4, Feb-17
Queen's Gambit Declined: Charousek (Petrosian) Variation (D31)  ·  1-0



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Apr-18-09  Bautismo: Nice display by Carlsen on increasing the pressure on the pawns to move them forward
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  DarthStapler: Stop - Hammer time
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  alexmagnus: Looking at where and when the game was played... LOL, I imagine it - in the Nordic team championship they let the kids battle it out. Would be funny if the game was decisive for the outcome of the team match :)
Sep-02-14  MarkFinan: Still think this is a great display of Lock. Maneuver. Crush. From a boy of his age anyway. IĀ couldn't really see the blunder from black until I ran the game though the engine, but I don't think black should have exchanged queens because it made any defence he had a lot harder. And a forced mate in 6 from this position.

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  Sergash: Jon Ludvig Hammer was born the same year than Carlsen and in July 2015 was the the #2 player of Norway with a Elo of 2677 (World #63). He was also a Carlsen helper for the 2013 World Championship. He is a grand master since 2009.
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  Sergash: <14...a6?!> 14...Nb6= or 14...a5= appear to be the only moves maintaining equality. Now after 15.a5! Carlsen blocks the Q-side, leaving the c6-pawn vulnerable on an open file.

<17...Rfe8> (why not 17...Bxg3 18.hxg3 ) <18.Rfc1> a logical move, but interesting was: 18.Bxd6 Qxd6 19.h3 Bh5! 20.Bf5 Komodo 9.2 64 bits.

<19...Kh8!? 20.Na2> interesting but possibly stronger was, for example, 20.Rb2 Bxg3 21.hxg3 Qd6 22.Nd2 Komodo 9.2 64 bits.

<20...Nb8?!> 20...Ne8! with the idea of Bxg3 and Nd6 . Komodo 9.2 64 bits. After 20...Nb8?! 21.Nc5! Black cannot trade this strong knight...

<22.Bf5?! Bxf5 23.Qxf5 > Again 22.Bxd6! Qxd6 23.h3 Be6 24.Rb2 Komodo 9.2 64 bits.

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  Sergash: As MarkFinan pointed: <(...) I don't think black should have exchanged queens because it made any defence he had a lot harder.>

On the Komodo engine, <29...Qxf3?! 30.gxf3 >. Instead, 29...Re6! .

<31...Nb8> is inferior. Sronger is 31...Re6! .

<33.Rc5> (threat: 34.Rxd5) <Rec7 (only move) > Of course not 33.Nxc6?? Rec7 34.Nxb8 Rxc3 35.Rxc3 36.Nxa6 =.)

Magnus made a mistake on <34.e4?! dxe4 > and Jon could breathe more lightly! White had to take his time. For example, he could bring the king closer to the centre with 34.Kg2 .

The losing move: <35...f6?! 36.Ng4! > 35...Re7! 36.f3! Rd8 37.Ng4 (or 37.Rd1 Re6 38.Ng4! followed with Nf6) Rxd4 38.Ne3! (threatening the fork Nf5+) Kf6 Komodo 9.2 64 bits.

<37...Kf7 38.Nf5> (threatening Nf5-d6+) <Ke6?!> (better is 38...Kg6) 37...Re8!

The final mistake was <42...Re8?>. White was threatening Re5-e7+, but the 'lesser evil' was 42...Rh8, freeing the c8 square for the black king.

<44...Rc7> The longest survival was through 44...Ke8 45.Re1! (even stronger than 45.Nd6+) Rxe7 46.Rxe7+ Kd8 47.Ra7! but only a machine would go for such a line (here Komodo 9.2)! After 44...Rc7 and as was already mentioned in previous posts, White mates in 6 moves starting with the played <45.Rd1+!>

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The mate in 6 moves goes as follows:

45.Rd1+! Ke6 46.e8Q+ Kxf5 47.Rd6 Re7 48.Qxe7 Kg4 (if 48...g4 49.Qf6+ Ke4 50.Rd4#) 49.Qe6+ Kf3 50.Rd3#

I skipped all the shorter mates along the way.

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