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Magnus Carlsen vs Dennis Rylander
"Dennis the Menaced" (game of the day Jul-24-13)
Salongernas IM-turnering (2003)  ·  Dutch Defense: Leningrad. Matulovic Variation (A89)  ·  1-0
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Oct-29-05  Poisonpawns: This is a great game,but I love the Dutch Defense so i have to stick my two sense worth of analysis in.14.c5 was interesting,the main line goes 14.Re1 Nxc4 15.Re4 Nd6 16.Rxf4 c6 17.dxc6 bxc6.Black was too greedy with 15.g5!? threatening to trap the bishop.With the cramped condition of blacks pieces,It favors white to sac his bishop,and have the open g-file for attack,since white is really up 2 pieces anyway.So 15..b6! should have been played. 16.Kh1! not the greedy 16.Bxg5? which is met by 16..Qe8. 21.Qh5 White is down a piece but not really,it is actually black who is down a piece! as his bishop(c8) and Rook (a8) are out of the game.Dynamic chess from Carlsen here. 21..Qf8!? is blacks best defensive attempt 22.Rxg6+ hxg6 23.Qxg6+ Qg7 24.Qe8+ Qf8 25.Qg6+ is double edged.

25..Kg7!? is blacks last chance to stay in it but he loses the queen in one variation,but has chances with the rook and bishop vs the queen. 28..Bxe6 forces mate in six
Great game by Magnus:Black must play 15..b6 here to challenge whites idea in 14.c5!? besides after 15..g5 Blacks Kingside is weakened badly and then the g-file falls into whites hands.

Mar-22-06  azi: If i didn't know better I would say devine intervention. Its is wonderful to see such skill.
Jul-19-07  Atking: A good post <Poisonpawns>. Very respecfull to chess. Searching for the true if there is one... But <21..Qf8!? is blacks best defensive attempt 22.Rxg6+ hxg6 23.Qxg6+ Qg7 24.Qe8+ Qf8 25.Qg6+ is double edged.> looks wrong 25.Rg1+ Bg7 26.Qh5 with Ne4~Ng5 else immediatly 23.Rg1 looks very difficult. Isn't it? As you noted it, White is not really piece down. Therefore on 14.c5!? f3 15.Bh3 b6! (Ba6~Bd3 with in some lines Nd3 BxNc3! and Qxd5) to defend is really a fine idea. In all, we will agree: another wonderfull game from this young genuis and an interesting opening somewhat neglected.
Sep-11-07  cionics: 18 Bh6 and the sequence of moves that follow it are so beautiful.
Jun-04-08  Whitehat1963: Tuesday/Wednesday puzzle after 29...Kg8. Actually, more of a test of efficiency.
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  notyetagm: Wow, a *powerful* game by Carlsen.
Jan-17-09  WhiteRook48: wow, and white sacs all minor pieces for checkmate!
Feb-01-09  WhiteRook48: funny thing that. Dennis spelled backwards is sinned.
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  PinnedPiece: At move 25.? It's not obvious how white should proceed. It almost seems like the attack has run out of steam. And yet Carlsen finds a forcing continuation that can have only one result.

He *IS* good with the Queen!


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  An Englishman: Good Evening: If you intend to give Rook odds to the likes of Carlsen, you might want to play with the White pieces instead of Black.
Jul-24-13  Moszkowski012273: Black had several chances near the end to draw, but missed them all.
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  FSR: <WhiteRook48> Dennis and Edna sinned.
Jul-24-13  eaglewing: How about 24... b6 with the idea Bc8-a6-d3?

24. Ne4 b6 25. Qe5+ Kg8 26. Ng5 Bxg5 27. Qxg5 Ba6 (Kg7 is not forced, losing the g6 with Queen exchange is fine and Qh6 is countered with Bd3) 28. Rg3 Bd3 29. Rxh3 Qf8 30. Qe5/h4 Qg7.

Any improvements for White?
Remark: The line is not checked by silicone!

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  kevin86: Dennis the menaced?It turned out to be Magnus-ide.
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  JimmyRockHound: FSR - I like it. Dennis and Edna sinned.
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  JimmyRockHound: tacticsjokerxxx: This game was played at my club!

Excellent. When did people first realize that Carlssen was a genius?

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  JimmyRockHound: A thing of beauty.
Jul-24-13  Erlend: A brilliant game by the 12 year old norwegian!
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  kingscrusher: Eaglewing, as well as going for Qxg5 in your line which is winning in any case:

167: Magnus Carlsen - Dennis Rylander, Salongernas IM-turnering 2003

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Analysis by Stockfish 5 64 SSE4.2:

1. (3.42): 28.Qf5 Kh7 29.Qe4 Qg8 30.Qh4+ Kg7 31.Qxe7+ Kh6 32.d6 Re8 33.Qxc7 Qxe6 34.d7 Bb5 35.dxe8Q Bxe8 36.Qxa7 bxc5 37.Qxc5 Kh7 38.b3 Bf7 39.Qd4 Qf5 40.Qh4+ Kg7 41.Qg3 Kh7 42.Qg4 2. (2.98): 28.Qe3 Bf1 29.Rxf1 Qf8 30.Rg1 Kg7 31.Qe4 Qf6 32.d6 Rd8 33.cxb6 axb6 34.d7 c5 35.Rg4 Rf8 36.Rg3 b5 37.Qxf3 Qxf3+ 38.Rxf3 Ra8 39.Rf7+ Kh6 40.Kg1 Rxa2 41.Kf1 Ra8 42.Rxe7 3. (1.00): 28.Qd2 Rd8 29.Rg3 Bf1 30.Qh6 Bg2+ 31.Kg1 Rxd5 32.Rxg6+ Qxg6 33.Qxg6+ Kh8 34.Qe8+ Kh7 35.Qxe7+ Kg6 36.Qf7+ Kg5 37.Qg7+ Kh5 38.Qh7+ Kg5 39.Qb1 Re5 40.Qc1+ Kf6 41.cxb6 cxb6 42.Qc3 Kxe6 43.Qc6+ Ke7 44.Qc7+ 4. = (-0.17): 28.cxb6 cxb6 29.Qe3 Kh7 30.Rg4 Qf8 31.Rf4 Qg7 32.Rf7

But also Rxg5 is winning even more convincingly:

167: Magnus Carlsen - Dennis Rylander, Salongernas IM-turnering 2003

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Analysis by Stockfish 5 64 SSE4.2:

1. (4.96): 27.Rxg5 Bxe6 28.Qxe6+ Qf7
2. (1.35): 27.Qxg5 Bxe6 28.dxe6 Kg7 29.Qe5+ Kg8 30.Qf4 Kg7 31.Qxc7 bxc5 32.Qxc5 Rd8 33.Qe3 3. (-0.95): 27.Qe4 Bxe6 28.Qxe6+ Qf7
4. (-3.36): 27.cxb6 Bf6 28.Qe4 Kg7 29.d6 exd6 30.Qxa8 axb6

An amazing game by the young Magnus Carlsen

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  Eduardo Bermudez: Pretty good game for Carlsen, by the way I also beat Dennis Rylander:
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  MarkFinan: I wish Carlsen would still play like this. What a classy, tactical and well thought out checkmate.... Great game. And I once did well in GTM on this game.
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  alexmagnus: < I wish Carlsen would still play like this.>

Well, if his opponents suddenly fall to Rylander's level :D

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  MarkFinan: You know what I mean. I just don't see *great* tactical games anymore, especially in the top tournaments from the top players. The only player I see nowadays who really does that is Nakamura, but he does always lose, lol. I'm for anything that makes chess more exciting.
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  alexmagnus: <I just don't see *great* tactical games anymore>

Because at the top level people a good enough to see the great tactics in advance and prevent it. I'm sure there are a lot of tactical ideas behind the moves in top level games, we just never get to see them because the opponents don't let us see them.

Dec-11-14  Lossmaster: Exactly. As true as jazz is the notes you don't play, chess is the moves you don't play.
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