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Magnus Carlsen vs Ding Liren
Norway Chess (2019), Stavanger NOR, rd 6, Jun-10
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Jun-10-19  Count Wedgemore: Now Ding has an important strategic decision to make. Shall he take back on g6 with the f-pawn or the h-pawn? If he plays 24...fxg6, he gets a passer on the h-file. The flipside is that White gets a passer on the e-file. But an outside passed pawn may be better than a central one. So 24...fxg6 looks better than 24...hxg6, at least to me.
Jun-10-19  Ulhumbrus: 25...Rc7-d7 makes way for the move ...Kc7
Jun-10-19  BOSTER: <CW> You are right, and now rooks are united.
Jun-10-19  Ulhumbrus: 26...Rc7-d7 prepares to chop wood on the d file
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  HeMateMe: black needs to:

1) get a Rook on the d file

2) post his knight on c4

3) improve his King position

and Ding can win this game.

Jun-10-19  AdolfoAugusto: Im really dissapointed. I was expecting a fight, not a dry and slow concession.
Jun-10-19  Keyser Soze: Hmmm. Carlsen is getting himself in trouble. He might even lose this one.
Jun-10-19  Nazim12: I dont lnow but whatever gymnastic do . computer final score shows Draw
Jun-10-19  Ulhumbrus: On the official site they have reached move 31.
Jun-10-19  Count Wedgemore: Carlsen has a lousy position with no winning chances. This is a draw or a win for Black. White has nothing in the position, except for a bishop that is marginally better than the knight in this position, perhaps. But that doesn't count for much given that White's queenside pawns are quite vulnerable. Ding has definitely some good winning chances here. And, as <BOSTER> noted, he has now connected the rooks. Always a good thing to do!
Jun-10-19  Nazim12: Why play stopped
Jun-10-19  Count Wedgemore: Seems like we've lost the connection for the time being.
Jun-10-19  Ulhumbrus: On the official site they have reached a rook and pawns ending after 36 fxe4
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  Sally Simpson: ***

Commercial break.

There is a live Armageddon tounrmanet going on.

Those taking part are:

Vladimir Kramnik (Russia)

Sergey Karjakin (Russia)

Daniil Dubov (Russia)

Teimur Rajabov (Azerbaijan)

Ian Nepomniastchy (Russia)

Boris Gelfand (Israel)

Ernesto Inarkeiv (Russia)

Wei Yi (China)

Back to the game. (which may well end up going to Armageddon.) ***

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  whiteshark: Sesse analysis after <36… c5 Score: 0.00>>

PV: 37. bxc5+ Kxc5 38. Kd3 Kb4 39. Kd4 Re8 40. Rg4 a5 41. e5 Kb3 42. Rg2 b4 43. Rxg6 Kxb2 44. Ra6 Rd8+ 45. Kc5 b3 46. Rxa5

70,571,350 nodes, 29,125,608 nodes/sec, depth 62 ply (20 selective), 497,217 Syzygy hits

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  MissScarlett: Too many <i>s in that list.
Jun-10-19  Ulhumbrus: On the official site they have reached the time control at move 40
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  beenthere240: Will Magnus find Rxb4??? ;-)
Jun-10-19  Count Wedgemore: Well, now it's a dead draw. This game will ony last for a few more moves, tops.

Once again Carlsen gets nothing out of the game when playing Ding Liren. China's no.1 player is turning out to be quite a troublesome opponent for the World Champion.

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  PawnSac: < DRAW AGREED >
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  beenthere240: Let's see how the armageddon plays out. Grischuk made a bold sacrifice in his game -- tossing away a bishop for nothing.
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  chancho: Ding Dong, Liren gone!
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  beenthere240: That was a remarkable game. Carlsen was in trouble until the very end when he broke through. The game was a bit like a boxing match where one pugilist is piling up the points until Round 9 when a one two from outta the blue puts him on the canvas. Sorry for the trite metaphor. Maybe it was like a tarantula pummeling a wasp until at the last moment the wasp gets her stinger in and the spider flops over paralyzed. Or maybe it was a succession of blunders demonstrating why Armageddon is entertaining if not especially edifying.
Jun-10-19  Steve.Patzer: It must have been a glitch, but after 54. Rb6+ Stockfish had Ding winning.
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  whiteshark: <Peter Svidler> has analysed this game in-depth: (~ 41 mins)


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