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Magnus Carlsen vs Michael Adams
GRENKE Chess Classic (2015), Baden-Baden GER, rd 2, Feb-03
English Opening: King's English. Four Knights Variation Fianchetto Lines (A29)  ·  1-0



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Feb-03-15  beenthere240: 14 Rf4 was unexpected (by me at least)
Feb-03-15  Nf8: Carlsen's current score vs. Adams in classical games with the White pieces: 7.5-0.5

<Hammer [on Norwegian TV]: "Magnus is just a much better version of Adams, that's why he scores so well against him."> (

Feb-03-15  Nf8: From the live broadcast: <Short: [Carlsen's 30.Be1] is a brilliant move! I've no idea what the point is...> (
Feb-03-15  paavoh: Yes <beenthere240>, that move is unusual to me as well.
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  drleper: <beenthere240: 14 Rf4 was unexpected (by me at least)>

He must have been inspired by the chessgames puzzle of the day Kasparov vs E Sebastian, 2014

Feb-03-15  1971: Carlsen continues his brilliant form from Tata Steel.
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  chancho: Carlsen is just one hell of a player.

You don't achieve his kind of success unless you got the goods.

The critics will of course criticize, but his results will be the final arbiter as to where he stands among the greats.

All he has to do is to continue to compile on his excellent tournament record, defend his title, and the rest will take care of itself.

Future generations will not buy into any biased BS.

Just the results.

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  WannaBe: Someone need to buy Mag a Pulp Fiction wallet

Google it, if you don't get the reference. =)

Feb-03-15  Mating Net: <Carlsen is just one hell of a player> You can say that again, but don't try this at home kids 'cause you won't pull it off.

Magnus creates an outside passer, but Adams manages to eliminate it. However, Magnus immediately gets another passer which can't be stopped. All this takes patience, time, and an innate chess talent.

Feb-03-15  bulibug: <chancho: Carlsen is just one hell of a player.

You don't achieve his kind of success unless you got the goods.>


Beating washout old men is his bread and butter. A bottom feeder...

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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <bilibug> displays his crab mentality.
Feb-03-15  Severin: Adams lost because he failed to play 11.... Bd7.
Feb-03-15  bulibug: Try to open your eyes and you shall see the have been hypnotized for who knows how long can't discern what's day and night....

Wake have been on deep slumber for quiet some time...

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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <bilibug>--The truth is the following: reaching out your claws in an effort to yank down Magnus Carlsen does nothing to promote the chess of your idol, Wesley So.

Feb-03-15  falso contacto: This is Mickeys best game in my opinion:
Adams vs Karpov, 1994
Feb-04-15  Sokrates: Hi, <Gregor Samsa Mendel>. Sorry, but the truth is: you can't have a dialogue with these types. They are not here to have constructive conversations and debates. The only way is to ignore them completely and don't get provoked by their nonsense. They are like drunk men shouting at people in the streets.
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  moronovich: <All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.- Buddha>

From <bulibugs> intro.

And now he will join the iggyland.

Feb-04-15  Appaz: What <Sokrates> said.

Now, follow his advice, unless you really want to part of the trolling.

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  piltdown man: <bulibug "quiet" some time>? If you're going to insult people, please learn to spell.

Glass houses and all that.

Feb-04-15  bulibug: <please learn to spell.>

Proper English should be: <Please learn how to spell.> If you want to be technical about it....

<Wake have been in a deep slumber for quite some time...>

Redone for you satisfaction....anything else Mr. English teacher???

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  chancho: The way to beat a troll like Glenn Salem is to put him on ignore.

Understand, when you argue with him, you are arguing with an ignorant buffoon who is trying to annoy you.

He will always take the wrong side of any discussion because he knows it annoys you, so why play into his nonsense?

Simply ignore him.

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  chancho: <Magnus Carlsen @MagnusCarlsen ยท 13h 13 hours ago

Very happy to win a game after five draws in a row.

Still a way to go to match Leko's streak of 147>


Feb-04-15  bulibug: I say that's unbecoming of a world champion. More like what a <world troll champion> would say....
Feb-05-15  Ulhumbrus: Instead of 11...a5, 11...Bd7 gets ready for ...c6 as quickly as possible

13...Qg5 seems a useless attack. 13...Bd7 gets ready for ...c6 without delay

Adams delayed the advance of his c pawn for long enough to get a slight disadvantage and Carlsen may have had little more than equality even then. However it doesn't take much to turn a slight disadvantage into serious trouble.

Feb-22-15  patzer2: Agree with <tamar> 30...g6! was probably Black's last best chance to hold equality.

However, instead of 35...Qa8? 36. Rb5! , Black could have had drawing chances with 35... Bxa5 when play might continue 36. Rb8 Bd8 37. Be1 Ra7 38. Bh4 Rd7 39. Qb5 f6 40. Qd5 Qf7 .

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