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Magnus Carlsen vs Sipke Ernst
"The Magnus Effect" (game of the day Jul-22-05)
Wijk aan Zee C Group (2004)  ·  Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation. Main lines (B19)  ·  1-0
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Mar-19-10
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  Kinghunt: <mwic> 28...Ke7 29. Re3+ Kd6 30. Qxf8+ Kc7 31. Qf7+ Kc8 and white has a mate in 11. Even if you can't find that, the obvious 32. Re8+ leaves white up a queen.

As for 24...cxd4 (I assume that's what you meant), it is quickly refuted by 25. Qf6+ Kh7 26. Rh1+ Qh5 27. Rxh5#.

Aug-08-10  Grantchamp: This game truly is an example of the Magnus effect.
Aug-11-10
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  sevenseaman: After ..13. Qa5 Black queen makes no moves while Black gets decimated on the K-side, and is forced to present a guard of honor to the the mating White Q.
Aug-11-10
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  sevenseaman: For it brevity of thought and simplicity of execution, this certainly is one of the top ten games I have come across.
Aug-11-10  ycbaywtb: looked like a Morphy game
Aug-27-10  echever7: <dzhafner: <19. Qxe6+ Kh8 20. hxg6! Black is actually defenseless. Ng8> Hi, would someone be willing to show me how it might play out after 20 ...Qb6?

The best continuation seems to me to be Rxh6+.

After Rxh6 gxh6 is forced and then play might continue 22 Qxe7 ...Rde8 (Black must not allow Bxh6 now) 23 g7+ ...Kg8 24 g7xf8+ ... Rxf8 25 Bxh6? ... Rf7? 26 Qe5???

Sorry if this line has already been explained,but would someone mind writing out this path or is white simply supposed to obtain a winning endgame in this line?>

In fact after 21.Qxe7 white wins quite easy. Material advantage+strong attack+better chances in possible endgames (I don't think this game would have any 'endgame', but even missing the stronger attack moves for white, black position is lost)

Oct-19-10  riverunner: that is so beautiful
Oct-23-10  chesschampion11: he is twelve years old!!!
Nov-16-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: I have video annotated this very special and important Carlsen Game here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSgi...

According to Wiki it won the Audience prize, and enabled Carlsen to qualify for Corus B the following year (well Carlsen's overall tournament score). A brilliant sacrificial attack - all the more amazing because Carlsen was only 12 when this was played in January of 2004.

Dec-19-10  kevins55555: If you look at a magazine of the New South Wales Junior Chess League (NSWJCL), in one the magazines (the issue is 103) on page 42 the exact same game is there.
Jun-28-11  DrMAL: Memorable game, reminds me of the romantic period since black felt compelled to play 18...fxg6 a blunder probably decisive. After 18...Rfe8 19.Nxe7+ Rxe7 the game would have gone on as before with near equality. 20...Ng8 was a second blunder that lost faster. Amazing play by young Magnus in any case!
Nov-29-11  nikromos: 18 . . Rfe8 loses a pawn to 19. Ne7 Re7 20. dxc5 Rd1 21. Rd1 Qc5 22. Bd6
Dec-23-11  Rosbach: Good game. Nice video as well.
Feb-13-12  reilouco: Nice that when Ernst blundered with 28 .. Rf6 there was a mate in 14 (if he would play Ke8).

That's what I call a blunder. Making a mate in 14 turns into mate in one.

May-17-12  Llawdogg: Wow! What a little tactical genius!
May-17-12  LoveThatJoker: <Llawdogg> Good job commenting on this game: It is tremendous!

LTJ

Jul-09-12  The Last Straw: I actually never like to give up pawns on the 7th rank like that but he wins.
Aug-09-12
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  zakkzheng: What a GREAT game played by Magnus Carlsen! Wow! Right now I can NEVER play a game like this! And, What a BEAUTIFUL checkmate
Oct-09-12
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  irishspy: Now that was a pretty game. The final mating attack is a joy to watch.
Mar-16-13
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  whiteshark: MC annotated this, it probably identical to <MoonlitKnight>'s translation done already in 2004:

http://www.chessdom.com/magnus-carl...

May-09-14  gabriel112000: This game never fails to impress.
May-24-14  WJW147: This is one my favourite games. Just sit back and watch a young mechanic ply his trade.
Aug-27-14
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  Ke2: Honestly even Magnus's "Brilliant" game seems boring to me, sac, sac mate standard. He may be the most boring world champion ever. Just my opinion of course.
Oct-01-14  aditya GM: What about 18...Re8 ?
Oct-23-14  tranquilsimplicity: The simplest ideas are genius; Qe5+, Qf5+, Qd7#, no interest in gross material superiority, but subtle essence. Quality over quantity; brains over brawn; economy over indulgence. And the result is sheer elegance in experience and achievement!#
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