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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Magnus Carlsen
Tal Memorial (2013), Moscow RUS, rd 9, Jun-23
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Delayed Fianchetto (E62)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jun-23-13  Pedro Fernandez: Good morning! This game has been quite complicated. Black rook is very active and behind the white queen pawns, so there is a bit chance to make a draw but this ending is difficult.
Jun-23-13  MrSpock: Congratulations Boris Gelfand :-)
Jun-23-13  botvinnik64: Gelfand wins the tournament!!!
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  plang: I'm a little surprised White didn't play on - I think he had some practical chances
Jun-23-13  talisman: wow......congrats Boris and thank you chessgames...this was fun.
Jun-23-13  DcGentle: Draw agreed and rightly so, because White had NO chances to promote any of his pawns. Well played by Carlsen in the end, but Mamedyarov missed his chance to win.
Jun-23-13  shmu12: draw agreed and boris is the sole winner of tal memorial 2013!!!a surprise?
Jun-23-13  Doniez: Congrats to Gelfand!
Jun-23-13  optimal play: I'm assuming Mamedyarov offered the draw, which perhaps is not so surprising considering how little time he had left.
Jun-23-13  MrSpock: First full point for Moro?
Jun-23-13  Doniez: Let's move to Fabiano vs Andreikin
Jun-23-13  DcGentle: Let's switch to Nakamura - Morozevich, if possible!
Jun-23-13  jamesmaskell: Probably agreed but there was an easy triple repetition there. Great to see Gelfand win the tournament alone.
Jun-23-13  brankat: With 2 passers Mamedyarov could have kept on playing. But, apparently he was in a serious time trouble. One minute for 6 moves.
Jun-23-13  Pedro Fernandez: The advance of white pawns is really hard; Mamedyarod concedes the draw.
Jun-23-13  chessdgc2: Thanks! Do we need to stay on for another games? That was a fairly quick draw....
Jun-23-13  JoergWalter: morozevich is in for a kill
Jun-23-13  zluria: Well, the press conference is over. Carlsen looked tired and dejected; Mamedyarov looked apologetic.
Jun-23-13  talisman: yep...Moro winning.............
Jun-23-13  Doniez: Caruana drew right now. Not too bad for the Italian GM. He is very close to 2800
Jun-23-13  MrSpock: Nakamura once more misses the moment to resign.
Jun-23-13  CapitanJowy: Congratulations Gelfand and thanks to
Jun-23-13  Eyal:

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<17.Bb2!> Bb6 (or 17...Bxb2 18.Qxa8, since now the rook on b1 is defended) <18.Be4!!> (18.Qxa8 Qxf3 19.Rf1 Nd7 20.Qb7 Nc5 21.Qxe7 Ne4) 18...Qxf2+ 19.Kh1 Nd7 20.Qxd7 Rad8 21.Qh3 and White ends up with an extra piece.

Jun-23-13  Eyal: <"Ahh, Carlsen, Carlsen... :)" - Mamedyarov's Facebook status immediately after the game.> (
Dec-15-20  Straclonoor: 23.Bb2 of course very powerful move, however win not so easy. Analysis below shows it.

Analysis by Stockfish 051020:

+- (3.55): 17.Bb2 Bc5 18.Be4 Qxf2+ 19.Kh1 Nd7 20.Qxd7 Rad8 21.Qh3 Rb8 22.Rf1 Qe2 23.Qg2 Qxg2+ 24.Bxg2 Rb6 25.Be5 Rc8 26.Rbd1 f6 27.Bh3 Ra8 28.Bf4 Kg7 29.Rd7 Ra6 30.Ra1 Ra3 31.Bg2 Rc8 32.Bc7 Ra4 33.Bxc6 Rxc4 34.Bb7 Re8 35.a4 Rb4 36.Bd5 Rd4 37.a5 Rc8 38.Bf4 Rxf4 39.gxf4 Rb8

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