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Wesley So vs Magnus Carlsen
Norway Chess (2019) (armageddon), Stavanger NOR, rd 7, Jun-12
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Goglidze Attack (D70)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: Carlsen, as Black in an Armageddon game, tried to sacrifice a pawn (10...f4), and then tried to sacrifice a Knight (12...a5). Rather daring under these circumstances; perhaps the Knight sac is a recurring theme in the Neo-Grunfeld?

Given that Carlsen ended up in an endgame with two extra pawns, perhaps So should have accepted one of the sacs.

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  keypusher: In <Game Changer> Sadler credits <AlphaZero> with introducing 10....f4; Stockfish of course accepted the pawn, and a scrappy draw resulted. Sadler is dubious about the sacrifice, and described it as an example of A0's preference for activity over material, even when the position probably doesn't justify it. More Sadler commentary at the link.

Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018

Another remarkable game in this line: Carlsen vs Li Chao, 2015

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: <keypusher>, thanks for pointing out the Li Chao game. Noticed in that game that Carlsen not only did not move his a-pawn, he sacrificed it. Why does he hate his own pawns so much? What sort of deep-seated psychologillollically thingamajig causes such behavior?

Eh, who cares. As long as the games are interesting...

Jun-13-19  ptrckmackay: Do you know Carlsen's Armageddon record in OTB tournaments?

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