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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Magnus Carlsen
Sinquefield Cup (2018), St Louis, MO USA, rd 8, Aug-26
King's Indian Defense: Normal. King's Knight Variation (E60)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Tabanus: Go C-A-R-L-S-E-N! :)
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  whiteshark: Mamedyarov–Carlsen, analysis after <43. Bc3>

Score: -0.20
PV: 43. … Kxb6 44. Rg8 e5 45. Kf1 Kc5 46. Bd2 Rb2 47. Ke2 Kc4 48. Rc8+ Kd5 49. Rg8 Nc5 50. Ke1 Rb1+ 51. Ke2 Nb3 52. Bc3 Rc1 53. Bb4 Ra1 54. Bc3 Ra3 55. Kf1 Nc5 56. Bd2 Kc4 57. Rc8 Ra2 58. Ke1 Rb2 59. Rc7 Rb5 60. Ke2 Rb7 61. Rxb7 Nxb7 62. Be1 Kd5 63. Bd2 Nd6 64. Bb4 Ke6 65. Kd2 Nc4+ 66. Kc3 Nb6 67. Kb3 Kf6 68. Kc3 Kf5 69. Kb3 Ke6 70. Bc5 Nc8

3,428,692,795 nodes, 36,989,371 nodes/sec, depth 51 ply (55 selective), 39,694,440 Syzygy hits

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  whiteshark: Mamedyarov–Carlsen, analysis after <58… Nc1+> 1/2 - 1/2

Score: -0.08
PV: 59. Kf1 Kd3 60. Bb4 Kc4 61. Bd6 Kd5 62. Ba3 Nd3 63. Ke2 Kc4 64. Be7 Kc3 65. Bd6 Kb3 66. Bc7 Kb4 67. Bd8 Nb2 68. Be7+ Ka4 69. Bd8 Nc4 70. Be7 Kb5 71. Bf6 Kb6 72. Be7 Kc6 73. Bb4 Kb5 74. Be7 Ka4 75. Ke1 Nb2 76. Ke2 Nd3 77. Bd6 Kb5 78. Be7 Kc6 79. Bd8 Kd6 80. Bf6 Nb2 81. Bg5 Kd5 82. Bd8 Kc4 83. Bg5 Kc3 84. Be7 Nc4 85. Kd1 Kb2 86. Ke2 Na5 87. Bd8 Nb3 88. Ke1 Kc2 89. Bc7 Nd2 90. Ke2 Nc4 91. Bd8 Kc3 92. Bc7 Kb4 93. Bd8 Kc5 94. Bh4 Kd6 95. Bf6 Nb6 96. Kd2 Nd7 97. Bd8 Nc5 98. Bf6 Kc6 99. Ke2 Kd5 100. Be7 Nb3 101. Kd1

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64,704,568,038 nodes, 66,472,128 nodes/sec, depth 85 ply (85 selective), 96,870,273 Syzygy hits

Aug-27-18  evzal86: I'd like to see a match between Mamedyarov and Carlsen!
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  thegoodanarchist: Tripled pawns! That's always fun to see.
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  whiteshark: I would rather like to see a live game from the final round!
Aug-27-18  sneaky sqeeky: pawns can be useful
Aug-28-18  sakredkow: <Tripled pawns! That's always fun to see.>

These babies are from round six:

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Sep-04-18  lentil: KID? Grunfeld?
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  whiteshark: <lentil> Clearly a GID.

The problem of misclassification GIDs for KID games was well-known to <> for years but for some reason of low priority.

The tragic changes six weeks ago will not speed up the resolution of this bug.

Oct-05-18  PJs Studio: GID/KID complex so very similar. My opinion is, if black ever plays ...d5 in one move it’s GID. If he plays after ...d6, then it’s more KID

This game is (imo) GID

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