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Magnus Carlsen vs David Navara
Biel (2018), rd 1, Jul-22
Queen's Gambit Declined: Vienna Variation (D30)  ·  1-0



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  PawnSac: < KnightVBishop: is the end position really lost though? >

yes it is clearly lost for black

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  Diademas: <KnightVBishop: is the end position really lost though?>

White can abandon the g-pawn. And black has has no time to eat up the g-pawn and protect the a-file.

Jul-22-18  morfishine: Who in their right mind would wager against Carlsen? Oops, me
Jul-22-18  WorstPlayerEver: Instructive endgame. This guy is pretty good.
Jul-22-18  Sokrates: The endgame supremacy of the world champion tolled again. His skillful manoeuvering after the queen sacrifice is impressive. While Navara's queen tried to meander into Carlsen's fortress, Carlsen enchanced his position quietly but surely.
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  Check It Out: Sacking his queen on move 15 is exactly an example of the posted Carlson quote at the beginning of the game to the effect that you have to have big self confidence or you will play cowardly at crucial moments.

Carlsen walks the talk.

Jul-22-18  WorstPlayerEver: I figured out Black has to get the White King at e2 first, before marching up with their g6 pawn.
Jul-22-18  whiteshark: <GM Niclas Huschenbeth> has analysed this game: (~15 min)

Jul-22-18  rogge: Carlsen: "I didn't deserve to win".
Jul-22-18  thegoodanarchist: I am in awe of Carlsen's chess.
Jul-22-18  thegoodanarchist: Magnus could sing, to the tune of

the following lyrics:

<Oops, I did it again
I played with your mind, you're lost in my game
Poor David, David...
Oops, you think I am lost
You'll get the full point
It's not that easy, mate!>

Jul-22-18  Olsonist: <is the end position really lost though?>

The end position is not merely lost, it is really really lost.

Jul-22-18  ChessHigherCat: And if any further proof were needed:

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  HeMateMe: balls of steel, giving up queen for a minor and Rook.
Jul-23-18  PhilFeeley: Was this asked: What happens if 19...Qxe5?
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  Penguincw: Video analysis of this game:
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  Diademas: <PhilFeeley: Was this asked: What happens if 19...Qxe5?>

20 Rxc I guess. Than white can exchange down 20...Bb7 21.Rxb5 Bc6 22.Rb6 Bxd5 23.Rb5 Rc8 24.Rbxd5 Qxb2 25.R5d2 Qe5 26.Rd8+ RxR 27.RxR might follow. Much the same as in the game but with a white LSB instead of a Knight.

A question of taste I guess, but probably worth trying considering how this went down. This Carlsen guy sure know how to move his horsie...

Jul-23-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 30 dpa done

1. = (0.15): 54...Qc6 55.Nd4 Qc3 56.Ne6+ Kh5 57.Nd8 Qc5 58.e4 Qd4 59.Nf7 Kg6 60.e5 Qd5 61.Rf6+ Kg7 62.Rf5 Qa2 63.Nd6 Qd5 64.Rg5+ Kf8 65.Rxg4 Qxe5 66.Rf4+ Kg7 67.Nf5+ Kg6 68.Ne3 Qd6 69.Rg4+ Kf6 70.Re4 Qd7 71.Kg2 Kg6 72.Rc4 Qb7+ 73.f3 Qb2+ 74.Rc2 Qd4 75.Rc6+ Kh5 76.Nc4

2. = (0.15): 54...Qd1 55.Nd4 Qd2 56.Kg2 Qc3 57.Ne6+ Kh5 58.Nd8 Qc2 59.Nf7 Qc6+ 60.Kh2 Qe6 61.e4 Kg6 62.Kg2 Kg7 63.e5 Qd5+ 64.Kh2 Kg6 65.Rf6+ Kg7 66.Rf5 Qa2 67.Nd6 Qd5 68.Rg5+ Kf8 69.Rxg4 Qxe5 70.Rf4+ Kg7 71.Nf5+ Kg6 72.Ne3 Qd6 73.Rg4+ Kf6 74.Re4 Qd7 75.Kg2 Kg6 76.Rc4 Qb7+ 77.f3 Qb2+ 78.Rc2 Qd4 79.Rc6+ Kh5 80.Nc4

Jul-23-18  The17thPawn: Never suspected this was anything but drawn for white but somehow Carlsen converts.
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  saffuna: Daniel King said Navara had an easy draw but began to push his pawns in move 43.
Jul-24-18  Justin796: Played it like a set
Jul-25-18  ACMEKINGKRUSHER: ACMEKINGKRUSHER: GO - M A G N U S !! DON'T Give Away TOO MANY of your SECRETS at BIEL! You have got to KRUSH KARUANA Like a BUG! Leave him in The DUST of TIME!
Jul-26-18  paladintanks: Reminiscent of ivanchuk vs short ruy lopez marshall attack 1995 where white almost checkmated black king with rook knight pawn king combo vs queen fantastic game by chucky
Jul-27-18  PJs Studio: This has to be a prepared line. Carlsen would’ve played Nb3 (instead of Nc2). Amazing talent.
Jul-29-18  mikealando: The combinations in this game are Magnificus
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