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Veselin Topalov vs Magnus Carlsen
Morelia-Linares (2008)  ·  Alekhine Defense: Modern. Larsen Variation Miles Line (B04)  ·  0-1
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Feb-20-08  Ulhumbrus: 7 Nxd7 moves the N a third time to exchange itself for a N moved once, making a loss of two tempi for development.
Feb-20-08  just a kid: I say Carlsen is winning this!
Feb-20-08
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  Eyal: With 9...Bg7 they're still following Kulaots vs S Heim, 2003.
Feb-20-08  just a kid: <from my last post>I mean so far.
Feb-20-08
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  keypusher: Wow, pleasure to see this, although I wish he had played 4....Bg4.
Feb-20-08  Strongest Force: Is this the new "coffee-house" version of Magnus? :)
Feb-20-08
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  ketchuplover: 10.c3 looks interesting eh?
Feb-20-08  just a kid: If I was Topa I would play 10.c3
Feb-20-08
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  eternaloptimist:

Kaido Kulaots vs Sverre Heim
Gausdal Classics GM 2nd 2003 Alekhine Defense: Modern. Larsen Variation Miles Line (B04) This is the only game in the chessgames database that was played this way through 9.Nd2. Kulaots won this game in 39 moves.

Feb-20-08  zarg: <Eyal: still following Kulaots vs S Heim, 2003.>

Hmm.. Carlsen may know this one, played in Gausdal (Norway).

Feb-20-08  just a kid: They are still following the game<Eyal>mentioned
Feb-20-08  Mulyahnto: <With 9...Bg7 they're still following Kulaots vs S Heim, 2003.> The game score of that game seems to be incorrect, look at the last move!
Feb-20-08
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  whiteshark: Let's talk about... <weak squares> in the opposite camp:

Black: c5 and g5 are unprotected, center squares d5/e5 are much courted

Feb-20-08
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  Jack Kerouac: I like black a little better. Both bishops out and a better knight. At least not worst.
Feb-20-08  just a kid: What about 11.Bg5?
Feb-20-08  Ulhumbrus: 11 Bd2 prepares 12 c4 and Bc3
Feb-20-08  grebenarov: c3 and Black stands better. I think Black is better anyway
Feb-20-08
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  Domdaniel: Ahhhh. That I should live to see Alekhine's played at this level again. Joy. It's only been Baburin and that other guy lately.
Feb-20-08
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  leow: the last move in that score looks like a nonsense move, black was totally lost anyway
Feb-20-08  just a kid: I like black's position better too.
Feb-20-08
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  eternaloptimist: <Mulyahnto: With 9...Bg7 they're still following Kulaots vs S Heim, 2003. The game score of that game seems to be incorrect, look at the last move!> I know they're still following that game. I am just saying that no other games in the chessgames database had 9.Nd2 in them.

Feb-20-08
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  keypusher: <Mulyahnto> Probably Black just resigned after 39. Rxe8.
Feb-20-08  Marmot PFL: It's a rather dull Alekhin's though, compared to say the 4 Pawn Attack.
Feb-20-08
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  whiteshark: White: b4 and g4 are unprotected, center square d4 is courted. c4/e4 are free, i.e. no black cover.
Feb-20-08  Open Defence: Ba ba ba ba Baburin

Ba ba ba ba Baburin

Ba ba ba ba Baburin

Baburin, playin the Alekhine

You really entertained us

And now it's played by Magnus

Baburin ba ba Baburin

Saw Baburin he played the Alekine

He won a few games so I thought I'd take the chance

Baburin ba ba ba Baburin

Baburin ba ba ba Baburin

You really entertained us

And now it's played by Magnus

Baburin ba ba Baburin

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