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Magnus Carlsen vs Sergei Tiviakov
European Team Chess Championship (2007), Crete GRE, rd 6, Nov-03
Queen's Indian Defense: Classical Variation. Tiviakov Defense (E17)  ·  1-0


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Nov-04-07  I3illieJoe: OWNED.
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  Mateo: One of Carlsen's skills is his capacity for changing a small edge in the ending into a win. This shouldn't be a surprise. Tactical players often are strong endgame players.

I think the fatal error was 48...Kf7? allowing 49.e4! giving White a supported passed pawn. If 49...fxe4 50.Bd6 Rd7 (the same after 50...e3+ 51.Ke1) 51.Rxd7 Bxd7 52.Rf8+ Kg6 53.f5+ with a winning fork. 48...Bf7 was better. If 49.e4 fxe4 50.Bd6 Re8, Black holds.

53...Be8? loses a pawn, but even after 53...Bd5 54.a3, White wins slowly. Black is in his little bow without any counterplay.

Nov-12-07  Assassinater: <One of Carlsen's skills is his capacity for changing a small edge in the ending into a win. This shouldn't be a surprise. Tactical players often are strong endgame players. >

Are they? I've always operated under the impression that endgames were more an exercise in plans and general ideas, though naturally calculation plays a big part a well. It just seems like a positional player would be better suited to an endgame than a tactical one.

Mar-17-17  Dave12: 49.e4! is a beautiful-typical move in this position, but the way Magnus reached it is just brilliant.
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