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Magnus Carlsen vs Vassily Ivanchuk
16th Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2007)  ·  Queen's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Variation (E15)  ·  1-0
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Mar-25-07  yunis: the futrure worlds champion KARLSEN VIVA !!

Mar-25-07  thundershock2k: wow, he has quite a record against ivanchuk right now!
Mar-26-07  Kola: <wow, he has quite a record against ivanchuk right now!>

I was just thinking the same thing!

Mar-26-07  Progman: Winning in 27 moves with so much material down. Was this a fantastic game by Carlsen, or a sloppy one by Ivanchuk...??

Mar-26-07
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  Softpaw: <Progman: Winning in 27 moves with so much material down. Was this a fantastic game by Carlsen, or a sloppy one by Ivanchuk...??>

Or both...

Mar-26-07
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  tamar: 24...Kg7 was better, but even then 25 Rad1 Nf6 26 Qc4 Nxd5 27 Qxd5 Rf8 28 Ng4 and White's attack is unstoppable.

So Carlsen's attack looks sound.

Mar-26-07
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  outplayer: Is there a better move than 23...Bxb2?
Mar-26-07  Atking: <tamar: 24...Kg7 was better, but even then 25 Rad1 Nf6 26 Qc4 Nxd5 27 Qxd5 Rf8 28 Ng4 and White's attack is unstoppable. So Carlsen's attack looks sound.> Yes a great game which may be not underestimated. Ivanchuck didn't play at his best but there is no major mistake.
Mar-26-07
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  tamar: 15 Qg4 is an important novelty according to IM Vladimir Barskij in Chess Today.

Aronian-Leko Tal Memorial 2006 went 15 Qh6 Nd4 16 Nxd4 Bxg2 17 Kxg2 cd4 18 g4 Rc8! (some of chessgames viewers will remember seeing this startling move live) which aims to trap the queen on h6 That game ended in a draw.

Carlen's improvement puts the Queen in a more flexible position.

Mar-27-07  kingsindian2006: Magnus remembered to eat his Wheaties today...
Mar-27-07
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  outplayer: What is the aim of 20...Qc7?
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