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Henrik Sorensen vs Magnus Carlsen
Troll Masters (2001), Gausdal NOR, rd 8, Jan-11
Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Variation (D48)  ·  1-0


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Nov-19-06  Karpova: <Troll Masters 2001>

I heard that <sharpnova> (GM Majaht Veis) won the 2006 edition

Dec-22-06  Rocafella: Bud Dum Chish. Nice one lol
Dec-05-11  Nemesistic: Ahhhh! The prestigious "Troll Masters"..I Wander if a certain LifeMaster competed??

AJ ??

Mar-12-16  Sergash: <13.Nd2?!> Why let go this good bishop? 13.Bd3 c5! 14.dxc5 Bxc5 15.Qe2 0-0 16.e4 = Carl Oscar Ahues - William Winter, Scarborough (England) 1930, round 10, 1-0.

<17.b3?! c5! >
A) 17.e4 Qxd4 18.Qe2 = Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt. B) 17.Qe2 Be7! 18.e4! Qxd4 19.Be3 Qf6! 20.Nd3 = Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt.

<18...cxd4> 18...Bd6! 19.Rc1 0-0 Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt.

<19...e5 20.Bb6!> Maybe Carlsen missed that last White's move, the only one in favor of White. Again Carlsen missed 19...Bd6! = followed by 0-0. Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt.

<20...Rd6 21.a5 / => 20...Rd7! = Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt.

<22...Be7?!> 22...Rc6! 23.Qb2 (or 23.Qd3 Be7 = Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt) Kf7 = Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt.

<23.Qc4?! Qxc4! 24.bxc4 > Sorensen missed 23.Qc7! Qd7! 24.Qb8+ Qc8! 25.Qxc8+ Bxc8 26.Rfc1 Be6 Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt.

<24...Kf7?! => 24...Bc6! Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt.

<25.Rfc1?! Rc8 > 25.c5 = or 25.Rab1 = Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt.

<26...Ke6?!> 26...Rd2! 27.c5 Bc6! 28.e4! Bh4! 29.g3 Bg5! (threat: Bg5-e3) 30.Re1 Rd4! / Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt.

<27.c5 Rd2! 28.Rxb4 => 27.Rxb4! Rd2! 28.Rb3 Ra2 = Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt.

Mar-12-16  Sergash: <32...Rxd1+ 33.Nxd1 > It would have been preferable to avoid this trade by 32...Ra2 = or 32...Rb2 = Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt.

<35...Bf8?!> Looks harmless, but better was 35...h5 / =. Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt.

<36.g3> Sorensen missed 36.Ke1! followed with Ke1-d2 and Nd3. Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt.

<37...g6?!> An energetic play was required here : 37...h5! 38.Rc1 h4! 39.gxh4 Bxh4 40.Kg2! = / Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt.

A) 38...Rc8 39.gxf4 exf4 = / Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt. B) 38...h5 39.Kf2! fxg3+ 40.Kxg3 Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt.

<39...Ke6?! 40.Nd3 > 39...g5! Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt.

<40...Bg5?!> Here we call this type of simple and evident threat that is not part of a logical plan a "cheapo"... 40...g5 Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt.

<41.g4> An easier win was obtained with 41.h4! Be7 42.gxf4 and now if 42...Bxd3 43.f5+! gxf5 44.Kxd3 with the capture of the h4/pawn inviting Rc2-h2 and Rxh7 or, in some cases, Rh2-h6+. Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt.

<42.Nb4?! Rc8 > The win was obtained like this : 42.Rb2! (threat Rb2xb5! that would obtain 2 passed pawns) Bxd3 (42...Bc4 43.Kc3 Bxd3 44.Kxd3 would transpose into the main variation) 43.Kxd3 Rc8 (or 43...Bxc5 44.Bxc5 Rxc5 45.Rb6+ Rd7 46.Rxa6 Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt) 44.Kc4! Stockfish 7 - 64 bits Popcnt.

<49...Bf2?? 50.c6+ > Losing the bishop on c7. Moves like 49...Bg5 , 49...Bd8 or 49...Rc6 still had a chance to draw, despite that White has a big advantage.

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