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Vladimir Kramnik vs Magnus Carlsen
Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2008) (blindfold), Nice FRA, rd 9, Mar-25
Queen's Indian Defense: Opocensky Variation (E17)  ·  1-0
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Mar-25-08  Per: Was ...R x a4 not winning a piece for Black on move 16 or 17?
Mar-25-08  Karpova: Carlsen had an advantage throughout the game but then lost on time. Stronger than 43...d6 was 43...Ng5 [see diagram] with an attack against White's king


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- to illustrate the threat: 44.Rb1?? Nh3+ 45.Kf1 Qh1# [see diagram]


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Other possibilities are:
43...Ng5 44.Qe5+ Kf7 45.f3 Rxa7 46.Qe3 Qa4 [see diagram]


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43...Ng5 44.h4 Nh3+ 45.Kh2 Nxf2 [see diagram]


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Still, it's probably a relatively reasonable to play like this (as White) in Blindfold chess where White has the initiative and Black to defend - Black may blunder or use up too much time.

Mar-25-08  gaatab: 43:d6?? after such brave playing?
43:qa6 winning!
i love that kid...
Mar-25-08  pawnofdoom: If Carlsen had played Nd8! before time control then could have won. White will have a hard time promoting his pawn and the extra minor piece will prove decisive.
Mar-25-08  TheBB: <The blindfold game between Vladimir Kramnik and Magnus Carlsen ended in a small tragedy for the young Norwegian. In a position that most probably winning for him, Carlsen was about to make a move, when he suddenly realized that the move he had in mind would lose. Unfortunately for him he didn’t have time to think up a new move and being down to his last seconds he overstepped the time. It was a sad end for a hard-fought game in which both players mixed inspired moments with oversights. Kramnik commented that perhaps he should not have sacrificed a piece but explained that he had wanted to ‘have some fun’. Carlsen wasn’t completely satisfied with his play either but believed that he would have had good winning chances if he had managed to play on. The loss certainly crossed Carlsen’s hopes of tournament victory, but he took his defeat with a smile. And asked, a bit superfluously of course, if he could still smile, he beamed ‘Of course’.>
Mar-26-08  grasser: <Per> I agree. Just snap off the Knight.
Mar-28-08  notyetagm: <TheBB: <The blindfold game between Vladimir Kramnik and Magnus Carlsen ended in a small tragedy for the young Norwegian. In a position that most probably winning for him, Carlsen was about to make a move, when he suddenly realized that the move he had in mind would lose.>>

Does anyone know what this move was the Carlsen was intending to play before he realized just in time that it lost on the spot?

Thanks

Oct-28-08  Xeroxx: If Rxa4 then Qxc7 is good.
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