|Sep-07-04|| ||xiaolin: hmm he could lose a piece move ten BxN -NxB Qxn |
|Sep-07-04|| ||azaris: 10...♗xd4 11. ♘xd4 ♕xd4? 12. ♗c3! regains the piece and White nets a massive attack to boot. Maybe someone can work out a winning line for White if Black retreats the queen? |
|Jul-30-05|| ||CAPA2422: NO xiaolin, because white has ♕xknight on g4 as a follow up.
3 moves in advance isn't going to cut it.|
|Jun-08-06|| ||Randomiser: On move 22, surely White 23.R(c7)- f7, threatens mate in 2 given Q - D8 and R = f8+. |
What can black do?
|Jun-08-06|| ||rover: How about 22.Rxf7 Rxf7 23.Qd8+ Kg7?|
|Jun-08-06|| ||tamar: 23 Qe7 instead of 23 Re7 would win, because Bh6 will win the exchange or the f7 pawn.|
|Apr-29-16|| ||Sergash: Arianne Caoili is a Woman International Master born in 1986 in the Philippines and who later became Australian. Her fater was Chinese/Pilippino, while her mother was Irish/Dutch. She is a beautiful woman.|
Her boyfriend is GM levon Aronian. She is also a good dancer, finishing 2nd in the 5th Australian season of Dancing with the Stars! In another TV show, Deal or No Deal, she won a car!
Her highest achieved rating was 2309 in 2002. At the time of the actual game, she was 14 years old, while Carlsen was 10.
This was a particularly difficult tournament for the two teenagers, Carlsen finishing with 2.5/9 and Caoili with 2.0/9.
I checked the game with the program Stockfish 7 - 64 bits POPCNT.
<10.Be2!N> was a good improvement over the known 10.Ng3? and 10.Kh1?!. In fact, this has become the most played move in this position. The reasonning is that removing the bishop doesn't lose a piece, as CAPA2422 indicated. And keeping the 2 bishops is important.
<10...e5? 11.b4! Bxd4 (only move) 12.Nxd4 Nxf2! 13.Rxf2 Qxd4 14.a4! / > Caoili fell into Carlsen's trap! 10...Nc6 11.c3 0-0 = Amadeus Eisenbeiser (2304) vs Axel Heinz (2354), Under 18 German Championship 2005 in Willingen, round 8, draw.
<15...Qb6??> Big mistake! She should have played 15...0-0 16.Qc1 d6 / .
<16.Qh5?!> 16.Bc4! 0-0 17.Ra3! Bb7 (or 17...d5 18.Bxd5 Bb7 19.Be3! Qc7 20.Bc5! ) Qh5!
|Apr-29-16|| ||perfidious: <sergash....(Caoili's) boyfriend is GM levon Aronian....>|
The couple have been engaged now for over a year.
|Apr-29-16|| ||Sergash: <17.b5?? d6! = > Completely loses the winning advantage! 17.Ra3! d5 18.exd5 f5 19.c4 .|
<19...g6??> For the 2nd time Arianne Caoili gives Carlsen a winning advantage. Giving up the queen would have maintained approximate equality: 19...axb5! 20.Rc7 Rxa5! 21.Rxb7 Bxb7 = /
<20.Qg5?? axb5 21.Rc7 Qa6 = > And for the 2nd time Carlsen let it go away! But the path to victory was not so simple here: 20.Qh4! Nd7! 21.Rc7 Qb8 22.b6! Nxb6 23.Rc6 (only move) Nd7 24.Bc4! Qb2 25.Qe7! Qc1+ 26.Bf1! Qh6 27.Bb4!
<22...Qa2??> Third time Caoili is offering the win to Magnus! Only move was 22...f6 23.Qh6 (or 23.Qe3 Nd7! =) Nd7 24.Qh3 Rf7! 25.Qe6! Qb6 (only move) 26.Qe8+ (only move) Rf8 (only move) 27.Qe6+ Rf7 = etc.
<23.Re7?! Nd7!> Still winning for White, but more precise is: 23.Qh4! Qe6 24.Bh6! Ra1+ 25.Bf1! Nd7 26.Bxf8 Nxf8 27.Re7! Qc4 28.Qf6! Be6 29.h3
<24.Bxb5??> Going for the most obvious, but losing all advantage in doing so. Again 24.Qh4! Qa1+ 25.Rf1! Qd4+ 26.Kh1 Ra1! 27.Bh6! Rxf1+ 28.Bxf1
<24...f6??> Missing the chance to escape: 24...Nc5! 25.Bc6 Ne6! 26.Qf6 Qa1+ (only move) 27.Rf1 Qd4+ 28.Qf2 (only move) Qxf2+ 29.Rxf2 Ra1+ 30.Rf1 Rxf1+ 31.Kxf1 / =
|Apr-29-16|| ||Sergash: <25.Qh4? Rf7 (only move)> 25.Qg4! Rb8! 26.Bf1! Rf7 (only move) 27.Re8+ (only move) Nf8! 28.Rxc8 f5 (only move) 29.Rxf8+ (only move) Rfxf8 30.exf5 Qa7! 31.Qg3! with the idea that if 31...Rxf5 32.Be3|
<26.Re8+?!> White did not have a clear winning position anymore, but still retain a big advantage after 26.Rxf7! Qxf7 (only move) 27.h3!
<27.Bh6> Not a mistake, but to try to keep some edge, better is 27.Rxf6! Qa7+! 28.Kh1 Qa1+! 29.Be1 (only move) Be6! 30.Rfxe6 Rxe8 (only move) 31.Rxe8 (only move) Qa4 (only move) 32.Rxf8+! (not 32.Bxa4?? Rf1#) Rxf8 33.Be2 = / .
<27...Be6??> For the 4th time Magnus Carlsen is presented with the win... 27...Bb7 28.Rxa8 (or 28.c4 =) Qxa8! 29.Rxf6! =
Or 27...Qb1+ 28.Bf1 (only move) Bb7 (only move) 29.Rxa8! Bxa8 30.Rxf6 Qb6+! 31.Kh1! Ne6! =
<28.Rxa8??> The kid let go of his last chance of winning... 28.h3! Qa7 (or 28...g5 29.Qg3! ) 29.Kh2! .
Then after the last move, the game was entering the ending phase with opposite color bishops...
The final result appears reasonnable with both sides missing several chances throughout the game!
|Apr-29-16|| ||Sergash: <Perfidious: The couple (Arianne Caoili and Levon Aronian) have been engaged now for over a year.>|
In an interview, when Caoili was asked if she had ever won some games against Aronian, she made this interesting and alsmost funny response :
<"We have never played an entire chess game against each other. I am not so stupid to even try.">
One could have thought that she could have taken advantage of her couple to improve her chess with such a potentially great teacher.
But, on the other hand, transforming a couple relation into a teacher-student relation might not be such a good idea.
As some say: better not mix love and job!
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