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Magnus Carlsen vs Zaven Andriasian
"Magnus, PI" (game of the day May-18-2004)
WYCC - B14 (2003), Halkidiki GRE, rd 8, Oct-30
Slav Defense: Czech Variation. Bled Attack (D17)  ·  1-0
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May-18-04  Sacapeach: This is an amazing game. Look at all the attacking resources Magnus has in this position. Both the f-pawn and Knight are pinned. In addition there is no way to dodge the obvious threat of Qxg6 without sizeable material losses.
May-18-04  seoulmama: There is absolutely nothing amazing in this game. Well, only thing that can be described amazing is Black's terrible defence.
May-18-04  Abecedarian: It's pretty amazing that Carlsen was a month under 13 years old when he played it, though....
May-18-04  Whitehat1963: Love the finish. A casual glance makes you think black is winning. The knight forks the queen and rook, and the pawn can take the bishop. White has three pieces under attack but taking any of them loses instantly. Beautiful!
May-18-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: White moved into the fork-and wins. In addition to having two pieces pinned,black has his knight-all set to strike-pinned against a lethal mate at h8.
May-18-04  Hidden Skillz: it is impressive imo cos every piece is doin somthin important here..
May-18-04  Everett: Good game. Black's in serious trouble after losing his dark-squared bishop. Two bishops with no black counterpart, and serious dark square weaknesses around the king. Clear positional strategy leading to a tactical win.
Jun-09-05  SnoopDogg: How come I can never view any games with puns in them? It always says Java.net MalinformedURL Exception. <Chessgames.com> do you know why?
Jun-09-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <SnoopDogg> You can view all other games OK? What version of JRE are you running (If you know)
Jun-10-05  SnoopDogg: All other games I can view just fine, its just these pun games that's impossible for me to see.
Jun-10-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: SnoopDogg, we've heard about that error before, but a relation between that problem and games used as the Game of the Day makes very little sense to us.
Dec-20-05  DeepBlade: 25. ...Nxg4/Nxd7 <capturing the Queen or Rook> leads to 26.Rh8++
Oct-09-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Took revenge for his defeat one month earlier*:

[Event "EU-ch U14"]
[Site "Budva"]
[Date "2003.09.21"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Carlsen, Magnus"]
[Black "Andriasian, Zaven"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D17"]
[WhiteElo "2385"]
[BlackElo "2311"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. Nh4 Bg4 7. h3 Bh5 8. g4 Bg6 9. Nxg6 hxg6 10. e3 e6 11. Bxc4 Bb4 12. Bd2 Nbd7 13. g5 Nd5 14. e4 N5b6 15. Bb3 a5 16. Qe2 e5 17. dxe5 Nxe5 18. O-O-O Nd3+ 19. Kb1 Nc5 20. Nb5 Nxb3 21. Bxb4 axb4 22. Rxd8+ Rxd8 23. Nc7+ Ke7 24. Qc2 Nc4 25. h4 Nba5 26. Rd1 b3 27. Qe2 Rxd1+ 28. Qxd1 Rd8 29. Nd5+ cxd5 30. exd5 Re8 31. Qd4 Kd8 32. Qd1 Re4 33. Kc1 Ne5 34. d6 Re1 0-1

* (if the given dates are correct)

Oct-26-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: If anyone does not understand the pun, it refers to Rykba's evaluation of the final position: +3.14159.
Jul-02-12  vinidivici: why 23.Kb1?

Why not directly 23.Qxg4 ?

Jul-02-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sastre: 23.Qxg4 allows 23...Qxc3+ 24.bxc3 Nxg4.
Jul-02-12  vinidivici: damn, always missed a simple line.
Dec-29-12  DanielBryant: <Phony Benoni> Really? What a cool coincidence.
Dec-29-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <DanielBryant> Not really. It's undoubtedly based on the U.S. television program, "Magnum, PI".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnum...

Feb-18-14  iM4: I don't know if this move was overlooked, but after 24. Qxg4, Black can force a queen trade at Qf5+.
Feb-18-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  ChemMac: ChemMac: Instead of 23...b4 which at least made for a memorable finish, Black could have tried 23....Qf5+ , but 24.e4 (forced, else 24...Rxf3) 24...Qf4 25.Bd4 Obviously Black is still in trouble, but he survives longer.
Jul-23-14  echever7: <iM4> <I don't know if this move was overlooked, but after 24.Qxg4, Black can force a queen trade at Qf5+> Yes, you're right...and Carlsen gives mat in two.
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