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Magnus Carlsen vs Ernesto Inarkiev
World Rapid Championship (2014) (rapid), Dubai UAE, rd 5, Jun-16
Indian Game: Anti-Grünfeld. Alekhine Variation (D70)  ·  1-0



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  patzer2: Fritz 12 prefers 28. Nd4 (+0.96 @ 20 depth) over 28. Qxf6 (+0.17 @ 20 depth).

However, the efficient manner in which Carlsen converts a minute advantage to a win after 28. Qxf6 = to makes me wonder if Carlsen isn't seeing winning possibilities my computer misses.

In particular, the play after 34. Nfd1!, preparing to exploit White's more active Knight against the passive light squared Bishop and isolated pawns, is a good display of middle game to end game technique of exploiting a small positional plus for a win.

Jul-20-14  1d410: 29 Nc4 looks like a horrendous blunder to me...
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  whiteshark: In rapid Ernesto Inarkiev choose to play a Benoni with black. Not a wise choice.

<“Simen Agdestein taught me as a kid”>, writes Carlsen, <“that the Benoni is a bad opening and that the Sämisch is the best way to meet it.”>

Apr-30-15  notyetagm: Carlsen vs E Inarkiev, 2014

<whiteshark: ...

<“Simen Agdestein taught me as a kid”>, writes Carlsen, <“that the Benoni is a bad opening and that the Sämisch is the best way to meet it.”>>

Good opening advice.

Mar-26-18  tonsillolith: Wow, I really don't understand this endgame, but it's impressive how Carlsen goes from down a pawn at move 35 to up two pawns with imminent queenage. I suppose Inarkiev didn't understand perfectly either.

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