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Alexey Sofiev vs Magnus Carlsen
Nordic Youth Ch Group E (2001)  ·  Russian Game: French Attack (C42)  ·  0-1
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Mar-19-09  I Like Fish: good game...
Carlsen...
Nov-23-10
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  Stonehenge: Funny, they were born on exactly the same day.
Feb-07-11  hudgreen: <Stonehenge>really? Where can I see this?
Jan-11-16  Sergash: <10.Bxd6> 10.Bg5!=

<12.a3> What that necessary?

<14.Re1?> Black already has the advantage. White should have played 14.Nh2 or 14.Nd2 .

<14...Ne4?> Carlsen would almost be winning after 14...Bxf3! 15.Bxf3 Rxe1+ 16.Qxe1 Nxd4 /


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<15.Nd2 > DIAGRAM. 15.Nxe4! dxe4 (or 15...Rxe4 16.Qd2= / or 16.Qd3= / ) 16.Nd2 Bxe2 17.Rxe2 Nxd4 18.Rxe4= / Komodo 9.2 64 bits.

<15...Bxe2 16.Qxe2? Nxd4 > 15...Nxc3! 16.bxc3 Bxe2 17.Rxe2 Komodo 9.2 64. bits. White had to recapture with the knight: 16.Nxe2!= /

<18.bxc3 Rxe1+> The only move, as if 18.Qxc3? Ne2+ would win the exchange. Stronger was 18...Ne6!

<22.Nf1?! Qg6 > 22.Qb4! . Black missed 22...Qc6! winning.

Jan-11-16  Sergash:


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<24.h4?!> DIAGRAM 24.Qb4! Qg5! 25.h4 (or 25.Qe7 Qxe7 26.Rxe7 Rc8 ) Qxh4 26.Nxh5! Nxg2! 27.Re5! c5 28.Qxh4 Nxh4 29.Rxd5 Komodo 9.2 64 bits.

<24...Qg4?!> 24...Qf6!

<26.Re8?> Better is 26.Ne2 .


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<28...Qg4?!> DIAGRAM. 28...Qg5! (idea: h5-h4, the difference with the move played in the game being that on g5 the queen can be supported by the black king going to h6, as shown in the following variation) 29.Kf1 (or 29.Qf5+ Qxf5 30.Nxf5 Ne2+ 31.Kf1 Nxc3 Black being 2 pawns ahead) h4 30.Qf5+ Kh6! 31.Qxg5+ Kxg5 32.Nh1 (White cannot afford to trade knights!) Nh5 Komodo 9.2 64 bits.

<29.Qf5+> White transposes in the variation we just saw. There was better though: 29.c4 dxc4! (or 29...h4 30.Qf5+ Qxf5 31.Nxf5 dxc4 ) 30.Kh2 b5 still winning Komodo 9.2 64 bits.

<32...g6> 32.g5!

<35...Ne4+?!> 35...Nb1+! 36.Kd3 Nxa3 37.Nxa7 c5 Komodo 9.2 64 bits.

<37.f3? Nd6!> 37.Kd4

<38...Ke6> More precise is 38...Nb5+ followed with Nxa3.

<39...Nf5+> 39...Nc4!

<40...Nh4> 40...Kd6!

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