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V times V - carlsen is Victorious
Compiled by frogbert
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"his games are no gems" some topalov-fan uttered. huh? while taste differs, i think one needs to be wrong-willed if one can't pick five great games to one's taste out of these 5 x 5 examples of carlsen's play.

5 gems against the best
Carlsen vs Adams, 2006 
(A17) English, 73 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Aronian, 2007 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2007 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Judit Polgar, 2008 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

5 gems before 16 years of age
Carlsen vs P H Nielsen, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

R Djurhuus vs Carlsen, 2005 
(C28) Vienna Game, 49 moves, 0-1

M Pavlovic vs Carlsen, 2006 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 0-1

Carlsen vs Van Wely, 2006 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 34 moves, 1-0

Naiditsch vs Carlsen, 2006 
(C57) Two Knights, 54 moves, 0-1

5 knock-outs at 15 and before
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Dolmatov, 2004 
(A04) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs P Nikolic, 2005 
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 22 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs A Groenn, 2005 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Beliavsky, 2006 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 20 moves, 1-0

5 with high wow-factor, more spectacular than flawless
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2005 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 38 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2006 
(E97) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

B Predojevic vs Carlsen, 2006 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

Carlsen vs G Tallaksen Ostmoe, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 0-1

5 that make you ask: are 2600-players always so easy to beat?
Carlsen vs Short, 2004 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs G Vescovi, 2006 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Aronian, 2007 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Tiviakov, 2007 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 62 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Eljanov, 2008 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 54 moves, 1-0

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