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Vladimir Fedoseev vs Magnus Carlsen
World Cup (2021), Krasnaya Polyana (Sochi) RUS, rd 8, Aug-04
Indian Game: West Indian Defense (E61)  ·  0-1



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  Messiah: Terrible result!
Aug-05-21  Gaito:

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<Aug-04-21 Ulhumbrus: "On 27 Kf1 Qa8 28 Kg1 Qa2 29 Qf1! defends the knight in time.">

That is correct. Good point, Ulhumbrus. But also 27.O-O (returning the exchange) deserved attention, did it not? For example: 27.O-O Bh3 28.Qh1 Bxf1 29.Kxf1 Kg7 30.Nc2 (30.Kg2 at once is also worthy of consideration) Qc5 31.Kg2 Nxc4 32.Qh3 (32.Ne1 at once ? Nd3 looks good too) Ne5 33.Ne1 Qc3 34.Nd3! Nxd3 35.Bxd3 Qxd3 36.Qe6 (see diagram below)

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White is threatening perpetuel check, and if now 36...Kf8 37.Qc8+ Kg7 38. Qe6 (or 38.Qe8) and Black's king cannot avoid perpetual check. In case of 36...Be5 37.Qxe7+ and White has perpetual check anyway.

Aug-05-21  AdolfoAugusto: A really impressive game. I believe it is called Escalation Dominance. Bravo Magnus!
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Carlsen's daily pawn sacrifice, 16...f4, reminded me of Kotov vs Gligoric, 1953.
Aug-05-21  Ulhumbrus: If after 17...Bd7 White can do no better than to struggle for a draw or gain equality he may have an alternative earlier.

After 12...Kh7 White has displaced two pawns on the king side- his h and g pawns - while on the queen side White has displaced only one pawn, his c pawn. This suggests 13 0-0-0, as at least one of the commentators may have indicated.

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  OhioChessFan: Wow. White was tied in knots. Looks like a Nimzo or Tarrasch or maybe Petrosian game.
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  saffuna: Daniel King suggests that if 31. Nd3, Carlsen could have exchanged knights and then brought his king all the down to c3. White's pieces couldn't have stopped it.

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  offramp: < MissScarlett: <Hell in a Cell>>

I think that refers to a small board area that White was confined in.

I'd say it's that area e1-e4-g4-g1-e1.

Aug-06-21  JohnBoy: In this and the next (Carlsen vs V Fedoseev, 2021) MC totally ties Fedoseev into a human pretzel. Magnificent vision! I am in awe. Not since MC's brilliancy against MVL where he ignored Maxime's pawn promotion to trap the king in the middle of the board have I been so amazed. Damm!
Aug-07-21  Z legend of CG: I think <Hell in a Cell> is pretty good, but I offer this up instead:

<Walk the plank or tank!>

(after ulhumbrus, gaito, et al)


Aug-07-21  tonsillolith: At the end White is saying, "Please take my rook, or something! I'm dying here!"
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  MissScarlett: The original <Confined to Quarters> game:

Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1991

Aug-07-21  Z legend of CG: Then there's the rather obvious:

<Lock her up!>


Aug-10-21  JohnBoy: I submitted, but <lock her up> is far better. Brilliant.
Aug-11-21  Saniyat24: brilliancy prize winner for men in this World Cup...!
Aug-11-21  Saniyat24: "Lock her up", might have some political issues...!
Aug-26-21  cormier: sf +2.46

+2.46 18.Bg5 b6 19.axb6 a6 20.O-O Rb8 21.Na4 Bf6 22.Rc1 Nxb6 23.Bxf6 exf6 24.Nxb6 Rxb6 25.f4 Bd7 26.Rxa6

Aug-26-21  cormier: sf Depth 37

-0.38 17....Rf7 18.Na2 Qf8 19.Bxe5 Bxe5 20.Nb4 Bd7 21.Kf1 Rc8 22.Kg2 e6 23.Rb3 Qd8 24.dxe6 Bxe6 25.Nd5 Rc5

Aug-26-21  cormier: sf Depth 36

0.00 16.O-O Bd7 17.Re1 a6 18.Rb3 Rb8 19.exf5 Bxf5 20.Ne4 Bxe4 21.fxe4 Rxf4 22.Qxf4 Qxa5 23.Rf1 Bh6 24.Qg3

Aug-28-21  cormier: SF Depth 32

0.00 15....b5 16.axb6 Qxb6 17.Be3 Qb4 18.Ra4 Qb3 19.Ra3

Aug-28-21  cormier: SF Depth 32

+0.35 15.Be3 Bxc3 16.Qxc3 fxe4 17.fxe4 Ne5 18.f4 Ng4 19.Kd2 Bd7 20.Qb4 Qe8 21.Bxg4 Bxg4 22.Rhc1 Qd7 23.Rc3

Aug-28-21  cormier: SF Depth 30

-0.25 14....b6 15.a6 f5 16.exf5 Rxf5 17.Bg5 Nc5 18.Ra3 Qf8 19.f4 b5 20.b4 Qf7 21.Bf3 Nxa6 22.Ne2 Bb7

Aug-28-21  cormier: SF Depth 32

-0.43 13....a5 14.Be3 Nd7 15.Rd1 Nc5 16.Bxc5 dxc5 17.f4 Bh6 18.e5 Qd7 19.Bf3 Qf5 20.Ne2 b6 21.Qe3 Ba6

Aug-28-21  cormier:

SF Depth 34

+0.15 13.Kf1 Nd7 14.Kg2 a5 15.Be3 Nc5 16.Bd4 Bxd4 17.Qxd4 Bd7 18.Qe3 Qb6 19.Rab1 Rfb8 20.b3 Qd8 21.Bb5

Aug-28-21  cormier: SF Depth 30

+0.33 12....a6 13.Kf1 b5 14.Kg2 Bd7 15.Rac1 Qb8 16.Bd3 Qb7 17.Ne2 Rfc8 18.b4 Rxc1 19.Rxc1 Rc8 20.Bh6 e5

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