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Magnus Carlsen vs Anatoly Karpov
Tal Memorial (Blitz) (2008) (blitz), Moscow RUS, rd 14, Aug-29
Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Check Variation Intermezzo Line (E15)  ·  1-0

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Aug-29-08  zatara: impressive..
Aug-29-08  Davolni: wow!!!!

what a plan!!!!

I wonder if Carlsen had all straightened out from move 18 or so????

Aug-29-08  sallom89: < Davolni> in blitz it seems impossible...
Aug-30-08
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  notyetagm: Wow!
Aug-30-08
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  whiteshark: 16...Rxc7 17.d6 Bxd6 18.Qxd6 Rd7 19.Qxb8 Qxb8 20.Bxb8 Rxb8 21.e5 Nd5 and Black is o.k.


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Aug-30-08
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  whiteshark: 17...Rxc7 18.Qxd8 Bxd8 and Black is o.k.


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17...g5 is risky, e.g. 18.exf7+ Rxf7 19.Qxd8+ Bxd8 20.Ne6 gxf4 21.Nxd8


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Aug-30-08
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  whiteshark: 18.Nd5 is also a doubtful move, but Karpov missed <19...f5! >


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Such a move in front of your own king - you don't do that easily. Look at the strong Ne4. And how Ra7 protects the 7th rank.

White's attack won't go through.

Aug-30-08
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  notyetagm: <whiteshark: 18.Nd5 is also a doubtful move, but Karpov missed <19...f5! >>

Wow, that's a great resource.

Aug-31-08  luzhin: Actually Karpov could still have fought on with 26...Kc6. The rook on a7 goes, but then Carlsen's knight is also hanging on g5. Anyway, this was a blitz game, so we can expect more than the occasional blunder.
Aug-31-08  Woody Wood Pusher: Karpov is giving up a number of years and Elo points in this game, but its a nice blitz win for the kid. I don't fancy Carlsen's chances if he plays like that in a classical time game with Karpov though!
Jul-21-09  newzild: <whiteshark: 18.Nd5 is also a doubtful move, but Karpov missed <19...f5! >>

Yeah, 19...f5 looks best for black, but he's still in trouble. 20.Ne5 looks dangerous.

Jul-22-09
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  whiteshark: <newzild: <Yeah, 19...f5 looks best for black, but he's still in trouble. 20.Ne5 looks dangerous.>>

Thanks for pointing out. Here is the mentioned position:


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and it's looks indeed complicated.

<20...Bf6> and <20...Qd6> are my candidate moves.

tbc...

Jul-24-09  newzild: Hmm. Maybe it's more unclear than I thought. I thought white's threat of 21.Rxe4 intending 22.Qg4+ was strong, and it certainly seems to work nicely against 20...Qd6, but your suggestion of 21...Bf6 seems to hold, as the bishop can go to g7 after the queen check. Black may even be better.
Jul-24-09
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  whiteshark: <newzild <20...Bf6 seems to hold, as the bishop can go to g7 after the queen check. Black may even be better.>>

After <21.Nf7+ Raxf7 22.exf7 Rxf7> the fog will start to lift.


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White is a piece down and ♗f5/♘e4 do a great job to safeguarding the open kingside.

- <23.Nxf6+ Qxf6>
- <23.Nxf4 Rd7>

Nov-17-11  serenpidity.ejd: The kid is a fast thinker indeed! I will not be surprised if he becomes a challenger to the crown. He is the highest rated player or number two as of this writing(did not check the facts).
Aug-12-13  EvanTheTerrible: Very fun game.
Sep-17-15  kishore4u: Nice plan!!

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