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Thor Christenson vs Magnus Carlsen
Det pne NM (2000)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Classical Variation General (B70)  ·  0-1
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Jan-11-07  simsan: In this early Carlsen game, he seems to have missed a nice combination: Actually the missed move is more like tuesday puzzle material (few alternatives).

22: ... (Black to move)

Magnus' actual move (22. ... Qxb2) receives a computer eval of -1.2, but there is another move with eval -5.3

Guess which?

Jan-11-07
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  Rolfo: If hes Q takes on e3, then whites Rxe3, then Nf2+ fork
Jan-11-07  simsan: Yes :-)
22. ... Qxe3
If. 23. Rxe3 Nf2+ 24.Kg1 Nxd1 25.Rxe8 Rxe8 26.Rxd1 Rxe2 And black is a piece up with his R on the white second rank.

The other lines for white also look really bad:
23. Qc2 Qxe2! 24. Qxe2 Ng3+ 25.hxg3 Rxe2
and maybe
23. Qf1 Qb6 24. Rxf7 Nf6 (stopping the counterattack) 22. ... Qxe3 really is devastating

Jan-12-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Rolfo: Magnus developed skills a lot since then..
Dec-04-07  klon3: carlsens first win in the database
Oct-07-09  panzerkampf: does anyone knows where i can find the games of this tournament?
Aug-02-14  joddon: huge huge tactical fight....shows the art of weapons and tactical procedures of advantages of board space.....magnificento!!
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