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Magnus Carlsen vs Yifan Hou
Cap d'Agde (2008) (rapid), Cap d'Agde FRA, rd 1, Oct-26
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Nimzo-English Opening (A17)  ·  1-0



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Oct-29-08  kellmano: Easy, easy.

What happened here?

Oct-29-08  Udit Narayan: This is the greatest game I have seen in my life!!!
Oct-30-08  shortsight: Carlsen must have surprise kissed the little miss from China!
Oct-30-08  Sbetsho: I think She resigned rather prematurely. There was still plenty of play left!
Oct-30-08  Ladolcevita: of course its because someone failed to upload the PGN....
Oct-30-08  AlfieNoakes: Black resigns in view of the forced mate in 659 moves...
Oct-30-08  AnotherBike: Magnus looked at the white pieces, then at Yifan with the look in his eyes saying "Need I make a first move?".

Yifan: "No, no, I resign directly"

Oct-30-08  hedgeh0g: The computer suggests 1. d4 here with approximately +0.50 to White. In view of the uphill struggle she was about to face, Hou resigned.
Oct-30-08  eisenherz: I think Carlsen asked the girl out to a very expensive restaurant.

The girl than in response to his kindness and crazy for the opportunity to go out with Carlsen, resigned.

To make love is better than to play chess, at least for teenagers...

Oct-30-08  eisenherz: The opening is really uncommon and this is shortest chess game ever!
Oct-31-08  Johnniewalker: lol i think she afraid to play Carlsen
Oct-31-08  dumbgai: Hou loaned a game to Carlsen, repayable at a tournament of her choosing in the future.
Feb-02-09  R.Sergiu: Yifan Hou resigned a from a won position... she should have studied: Fischer vs Spassky, 1972
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006
Mar-20-09  khense: Darn - Why didn't she have the white pieces! I coulda said "Hou's on first"
Jul-08-11  TheMacMan: seriously... what happened??????
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  whiteshark: <TheMacMan: seriously... what happened?> Hou lost in 52 moves:
Oct-20-11  Sularus: problem of the day. Sunday level.

1. ?

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  chancho: Carlsen, Magnus (2786) vs Hou, Yifan (2578)
Date: 2008-10-26
Event: Trophee CCAS GpB, Cap d'Agde FRA
Round: 1
Result: 1-0

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3 6. Qxc3 b6 7. e3 Bb7 8. Be2 d6 9. b4 Ne4 10. Qc2 Nd7 11. Bb2 f5 12. O-O Qe7 13. d4 Rf6 14. d5 Rg6 15. Nd4 Nf8 16. Rad1 Qh4 17. f4 Rh6 18. h3 Ng3 19. Bf3 Nxf1 20. Rxf1 Rg6 21. dxe6 Bxf3 22. Rxf3 Nxe6 23. Nxf5 Qd8 24. Qe4 Rb8 25. g4 Qd7 26. Qd5 Kh8 27. Kh2 Rf8 28. Rf2 c6 29. Qd3 Nc7 30. e4 d5 31. Be5 Qf7 32. cxd5 cxd5 33. Qc2 Ne8 34. exd5 Qxd5 35. Ne7 Qf7 36. Nxg6+ hxg6 37. g5 Qe6 38. Re2 Qf7 39. b5 Kh7 40. h4 Kh8 41. a4 Qd7 42. Qxg6 Qg4 43. Qd3 Rf7 44. Rg2 Qxh4+ 45. Qh3 Qxh3+ 46. Kxh3 Kg8 47. Rd2 g6 48. Rc2 Re7 49. Rc6 Kf7 50. Kg4 Ng7 51. Rf6+ Ke8 52. Rxg6 1-0

Mar-25-17  Aleksey9230: Because he has 4 pawns against only 2 ones. After exchange, he will make queens and checkmate
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  HeMateMe: No rational human would think about trying to defend this final position against Magnus Carlsen. resigns really was the best move.

MC's pawn structure seemed to be worth more than the black attack, the loss of exchange.

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  saffuna: <No rational human would think about trying to defend this final position against Magnus Carlsen.>

I doubt Carlsen would think about trying to defend this position as black.

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