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Magnus Carlsen vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov
Norway Chess (2019), Stavanger NOR, rd 4, Jun-08
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Annie K.: Sorry for the delay everybody!

Live game is up now, at move 16...

Jun-08-19  pajaste: Grünfeld again. Ok
Jun-08-19  Schwartz: The Levon Aronian vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave game looks very interesting.
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  MissScarlett: Ding has an edge over Anand....whatever....
Jun-08-19  Keyser Soze: sesse gives after 20… Qa6

Score: +2.78

I will chip my bet

Jun-08-19  Ulhumbrus: In the position after 20...Qa6 White has central pawn superiority, more space, his queen's rook is ahead in development of Black's queen rook and occupies the b file, and White's queen has access to the centre whereas Black's queen is on the flank. White's bishop is obstructed less than Black's bishop is obstructed. White's king is exposed by the removal of White's g pawn and the advance of White's h pawn but as White has more space it is not obvious how Black can make this count. All this suggests that if other things are equal and White can make all of his assets count, White has an overwhelming advantage and Black is lost.
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  AylerKupp: <Ulhumbrus> Yes, it's starting to look like a wipeout.
Jun-08-19  ajile:

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Analysis by Rybka 3 32-bit :

1. ² (0.37): 23...e6 24.Qb7 Qxb7+ 25.Rxb7 Nxe5 26.Nxe6 Rf7 27.Rc7 Ng4 28.Ra1 Rxc7 29.Nxc7 Rb8 30.Rxa7 g5 31.d5 Nxh6 32.d6 Nf5 33.Bc5 Nh4+ 34.Kh3 f5

2. = (0.10): 23...fxg5 24.Qd5+ e6 25.Qxd7 Rfd8 26.Qe7 Re8

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  whiteshark: πάντα ῥεῖ
Jun-08-19  ajile:

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Analysis by Rybka 3 32-bit :

1. = (0.00): 26...Bxg5 27.Bxg5 Qd6 28.Rfe1 Qd5 29.Qxd5 exd5 30.Ra6 Rf5 31.f4 Nb6 32.Rea1 Nc8 33.Rb1 Rf7 34.Rb5 Rd7 35.Kf3 Kf8 36.Rf6+ Kg8

2. ² (0.46): 26...Rae8 27.Rfb1 Qd6 28.Rxa7 Bxg5 29.Bxg5 Rf5 30.Be3 Re7 31.Rbb7 Ref7 32.Rc7 Nf8 33.Rxf7 Rxf7 34.Ra8 Qd5 35.f3 Rb7

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  An Englishman: Good Morning: Happy Saturday! Another day, another Carlsen pawn sacrifice. Looked good back when the Black Bishop got buried on h8. Not sure White has more than equality now. Looking at 28...Qd5; 29.Qxd5,exd5; 30.Re7 or Ra6 or Ra5.
Jun-08-19  ajile: Soon White will be the one fighting for a draw.
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: 32...Ne4 looks like a real threat. Looking at 32.Bxf6,Rxf6; 33.Kg3,Rf5; 34.Re5, but White has many (too many?) choices here.
Jun-08-19  ajile: OK after Black's a pawn falls this should be a draw.
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: Looks like a perpetual looms--37...Kh8; 38.Ra7,Kg8; 39.Rg7+ et cetera.
Jun-08-19  ajile: 36..Kf8??
Jun-08-19  ajile: horrible horrible horrible
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  An Englishman: Good Morning: OK. A little surprised. However, has the White King travelled in the right direction? Thought it would journey over to c6 and check out the view from there.
Jun-08-19  Keyser Soze: I think it draw now..Carlsen had a good advantage,
Jun-08-19  ajile: Yes guess it's not so easy to win this. But Black had an easy draw by repetition before.
Jun-08-19  sneaky pete: After 36... Kh8 37.Rd7 .. black would lose a pawn as well.
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  whiteshark: Thanks for the live-broadcast, <>. Now it's Armageddon time:
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  Breunor: According to the computer, it was a dead draw on black's 36:

1) =0.00 (38 ply) 36...Kf8 37.Rxh7 Nxg5 38.fxg5 Rxg5+ 39.Kf3 Rh5 40.Kg4 Ke8 41.Kg3 Rh1 42.Kf4 Rh5 43.Kg4 Kf8 44.Kg3 Rg5+ 45.Kf2 Rh5 46.Kf3 Ke8 47.Kg4

2) =0.00 (37 ply) 36...Kh8 37.Rd7 Kg8 38.Be7 Rxf4 39.Rd8+ Kf7 40.Rf8+ Kxe7 41.Rxf4 Nd6 42.Rf1 Nf5 43.Kf3 Nxd4+ 44.Kg4 Nf5 45.Kg5 d4 46.Ra1 Ke6 47.Ra6+ Ke5 48.Ra7 d3 49.Rxh7 Nxh6 50.Rxh6

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  perfidious: This had to be something of a relief for Mamedyarov after the manner in which he came unstuck against Aronian.

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