shr0pshire: <butcher123> I read your comment before I played the game, so I don't know if your thoughts tainted me or not, lol. But I thought on move 29, gosh this looks jumbled for white. The pieces really don't seem to be coordinated at that point and Carlsen seems to be trying to find a good plan.
And through the next three moves or so after 29, Carlsen goes from being about dead equal to a lesser position.
And I am not an endgame expert, so if anyone has any insight to this endgame I would appreciate it.
On move <39> when I played through this my first thought was, oh white should draw this. Black seemed to have the slightly better position, but it seemed like white would be able to hold.
I don't know if it was lost before move 39, or if with correct play white should be able to hold. Does anyone have any insight?
So I put it in Rybka 3.0, for a few minutes (and I don't have a very fast computer so sorry about the low ply) and after 16 ply it is rybka's fourth choice.