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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Magnus Carlsen
Baku Grand Prix (2008), Baku AZE, rd 4, Apr-24
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Kramnik Variation (E17)  ·  1-0

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Apr-25-08  Karpova: Magnus Carlsen: <"He just found the best moves and won in very good style.">

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Apr-25-08  ahmadov: Wow, what a game! Well done Shark!
Apr-25-08  ahmadov: <Karpova: Magnus Carlsen: <"He just found the best moves and won in very good style.">> Actually, this shows how good gentleman Carlsen is...
Apr-25-08  popski: Final position is tricky:
37...♔h7 38.♕xa8 ♖xa8 39. ♖f7! ♖d8 40.♖xd7 ♖xd7 41.♘xf8+ ♔g8 42.♘xd7
Apr-25-08  KarAkter: In my opinion 9...c6 is suspicious.9...c5 is more active,for example:10.d5 Qc7(d6,ed5 and Qb8 is played before) 11.Nf3 Ne4 12.Lf4(or 12.Nc3 f5)Qb7 13.Nc3 f5 and black is good
Apr-26-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: I think 18...Nxe5 was worth a look
Apr-29-08  KarAkter: About 18...Ne5?!.After simple 19.de5 i didnĀ“t find any good variation for black.What is idea of Ne5?
Apr-29-08  minasina: Rybka anlysis samples http://chessok.com/broadcast/live.p...
May-04-08  shahjinan: Hey...what if ...Kh7 38.Qxa8 Rxa8 39.Rf7 Bxa3!!!!??????

It seems games won't end that fast after Bxa3? Please analyze this...

May-04-08  shahjinan: still End game can be easily win by him...
May-04-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Carlsen had been getting the better of Shak in previous games, so this must have been a most satisfying win.
Jun-24-08  notyetagm: One of Mamedyarov's best games.

Go Shak!

Jun-24-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gilmoy: 31.Bxa5 <He who Shaks first, wins!>
Mar-11-09  dumbgai: Rybka analysis shows that Mamedyarov clearly cheated in this game.
Sep-11-09  VishyAnandFan: the piece sac was very impressive, shakhriyar shows what is possible in attack. he sacrifices positionally only to finish tactically, it reminds me of tal
Mar-24-11  Garech: Awesome play from Mamedyarov - my money is on him making the finals of the candidate's tournament.

-Garech

Apr-21-15  ToTheDeath: Great piece sac! Shak must have seen he'd get several pawns and a serious initiative even if he didn't see it all the way through.
Dec-28-15  scholes: bishop sac would be good sunday puzzle
Dec-28-15
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  perfidious: <ToTheDeath....Shak must have seen he'd get several pawns and a serious initiative even if he didn't see it all the way through.>

It is usually neither necessary nor desirable to try seeing everything to the end--take it from someone who was adept at trying in my playing days.

Feb-07-16  SimplicityRichard: <It is usually neither necessary nor desirable to try seeing everything to the end...>

A most true statement in my view; it not only applies in chess but in life as well.#

Feb-07-16  SimplicityRichard: <It is usually neither necessary nor desirable to try seeing everything to the end..>

A most true statement in my view; applying to not only in chess, but in life as well. #

Mar-05-18
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  PawnSac: < shahjinan: Hey...what if ...Kh7 38.Qxa8 Rxa8 39.Rf7 Bxa3!!!!?????? It seems games won't end that fast after Bxa3? Please analyze this... >

that needs no real analysis..
if 39...Bxa3? simply 40.bxa wins outright.

black has 3 options:
1) protect the knight..

if either 40...Rd8 or 40...Ra7 then
white captures RxN RxR and Nf8+ forks, as pointed out by popski.

2) move the knight..

if 40...Nb8 41. Rf8 mates in the corner, and with 40...Nb6 white simply pushes the pawn 41. e6 Re8 42. e7 Nd7 43. Rf8 Nxf8 44. exf8=Q Rxf8 45. Nxf8

3) sac the knight

if Rxa3 41. Rxd7 and now ..Ra8 (forced since white will play Rd8 and mate in the corner) and there follows 42. e6 Rb8 43. e7 b4 44. Rd8

OR if white gets annoyed that black won't resign, and has time on the clock, he could play silly and make a laughing stock of black with 42. Rb7 Kg8 43. e6 Re8 44. d5 b4 45. Rxb4 Kh7 46. e7 Kg8 47. Rf4 Kh7 48. d6 Kg8 49. d7 Kh7 50. Nf8+ Rxf8 51. exf8=N+ Kg8 52. Ng6 Kh7 53. Kh3 Kg8 54. Rf8+ Kh7 55. Rh8#

Mar-05-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  PawnSac: < <goldenbear: 7.Re1 is unusual (although apparently it is often played). Seems like 7.c5 would be a strong reply.>

..c5 is a move. There are several options
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Mar-05-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  PawnSac: and BTW, he seems quite fond of this line.
There are 12 of his games in the database
of which he won 8, 7 as white 1 as black.

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

Mar-05-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  PawnSac: here's a game with chucky later the same year (in August) at the Tal Memorial in which he replied 7..c5 to Shak's 7.Re1

Mamedyarov vs Ivanchuk, 2008

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