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Magnus Carlsen vs Stein Arild Aarland
NOR-chT final (2002), Oslo NOR, rd 3, May-10
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. Main Line (D37)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Feb-17-10  Josue Ojeda: wow that 52... Ba5 move of black was really somenthing against the two pawns of carlsen... blew my mind.
Feb-17-10  Udit Narayan: I thought it said "Carlsen vs Anand" upon first glance. Definitely, 52...♗a5 was an excellent drawing resource. Even at such a young age, we can witness the seeds of genius in Magnus.
Feb-17-10  iamsheaf: <Udit Narayan> Ba5 was played by his opponent, but you can say that since his opponent had to play such a move to save a game :-D
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  FSR: Could be a Thursday-ish puzzle after 52.Kg3.
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  beatgiant: White must have been winning for a long time, right? Where did he finally throw away the win?

For example 33. Rxd6 Rxd6 34. Bxe5 Rd2 35. Bg3, followed by pushing the queenside pawns, looks like a pretty foolproof way to win.

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  DaringSpeculator: After the move 47...Bb6,

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The position on the board is absolutely winning; 48.Bh6! wins while 48.e4? throws it away.

It is comforting to know that the 12 year old Carlsen wasn't flawless and that he was still learning the endgame.

Every chess master was once a beginner. Irving Chernev

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