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Leinier Dominguez Perez vs Magnus Carlsen
41st Biel International Chess Festival (2008), Biel SUI, rd 9, Jul-30
Sicilian Defense: Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Jul-30-08  Jesspatrick: A very tricky continuation here is 26...Nf2 27.Qxh5?! Qh8 and Black appears to be OK.
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  Mateo: If 26...Qxe4 27.Nxh5!!. 27...Qxe2?? 28.Nf6+ wins. So 27...f5 is forced to protect the Knight. But then 28.Nf6+ is terrific.
Jul-30-08  Ulhumbrus: <Jesspatrick: A very tricky continuation here is 26...Nf2 27.Qxh5?! Qh8 and Black appears to be OK.> On 26...Nf2 27 Qh4 keeps in hand the threat of Nxh5 and Nf6+
Jul-30-08  PinnedPiece: Time at 26 ...Qxe4
0:24 0:44
Jul-30-08  PinnedPiece: everyone here is holding their breath...
Jul-30-08  Ulhumbrus: One variation is 27 Nxh5 Qg6 28 Nf6+ Kg7 and White ends up with two minor pieces for a Rook and pawn, but Black is still in the game
Jul-30-08  virginmind: GM Dominguez Perez,L - GM Carlsen,M, Biel Chess Festival 2008

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Analysis by Fritz 11:

1. (2.47): 27.Nxh5 f5 28.Nf6+ Rxf6 29.gxf6 Rf8 30.Nc3 Qf4 31.Qh4 Rf7 32.Rh1 Qh6 33.Qxh6 Nxh6 34.Rxh6 d5 35.Kc1 f4 36.Kd2 2. (1.48): 27.a4 e5 28.Nxh5 Qg6 29.Rxg4 Bf5 30.Nf6+ Kg7 31.Ng3 Bxc2+ 32.Ka1 Rh8 33.Nfh5+ Kh7 34.Nf4+ Kg7 35.Ngh5+ Rxh5 36.Nxh5+ Kf8 37.Rf4 Rc7 38.Nf6 exf4 3. = (0.24): 27.Qxh5 a4 28.Rh1 Qxh1+ 29.Qxh1 axb3 30.axb3 Bc6 31.Qh3 Be4 32.Nc3 Bf5 33.Nh5 Rfd8 34.Qg3 Ne5 35.Qf2

(alexandru123, 30.07.2008)

Jul-30-08  theodor: Qxh5 then Rh1!?
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  acirce: Ok, some computer analysis:

27.Nxh5 f5 28.Nf6+ Rxf6 29.gxf6 leads to this

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It's not completely obvious to see 29..Rf8 30.Nc3 in advance; for example 30..Qd4 31.Rh1 Nxf6 32.Qh8+ Kf7 33.Rh7+ Ke8 34.Qg7 and wins because the knight is pinned.

Or 29..Qxe2 and perhaps only 30.Qh5 wins (there is a trap 30.Qh6?? Qd1+/Qe1+/Qf1+ wins for Black)

Jul-30-08  Ulhumbrus: What does Fritz have to say on 27 Nxh5 Qg6?
Jul-30-08  SetNoEscapeOn: Even if he loses, Carlsen deserves credit. His fighting spirit is reminiscent of Lasker.
Jul-30-08  Jesspatrick: Shredder thinks Carlsen will have to burn an Exchange to stay alive: 27.Nxh5 f5 28.Nf6+ Rxf6 29.gxf6 and White's better.
Jul-30-08  dteodori86: faster is Nxh5 and then I cannot find any defense for Nf6+
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  acirce: Anyway, 28.gf6 e.p. also wins.
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  Mateo: <Ulhumbrus: One variation is 27 Nxh5 Qg6 28 Nf6+ Kg7 and White ends up with two minor pieces for a Rook and pawn, but Black is still in the game> 27.Nxh5 Qg6 28.Rxg4, White just wins.
Jul-30-08  TITIKIZA: is the cuban going to make to move 40?
Jul-30-08  virginmind: <Ulhummbrus> +9.66
Jul-30-08  offtherook: Will Dominguez be able to find all the right moves within the time control though? He's been moving pretty slowly, and his clock is starting to run low.
Jul-30-08  cuendillar: <TITIKIZA: is the cuban going to make to move 40?> Is Carlsen?
Jul-30-08  nikiml: Qxh5 played according to the official site
Jul-30-08  AsosLight: The blunder of the century....
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  chancho: Carlsen has more time on the clock to find a way (if any) to extricate himself from this mess. It looks quite daunting though.
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  tamar: Dominguez chooses 27 Qxh5, which is understandable since he only needs a draw.
Jul-30-08  jtd200: <AsosLight: The blunder of the century....>

Sorry, but not even close.

Jul-30-08  Mulyahnto: LeDoPe lets Carlsen off easy...
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