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Teimour Radjabov vs Magnus Carlsen
Linares (2009), Linares ESP, rd 7, Feb-26
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Feb-26-09
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  beenthere240: If the black queen interposes after a check from b4, it covers the pawn on b7.
Feb-26-09  chessic eric: <Ulhumbrus: <chessic eric> I assume that you mean 34 Qxf4> i do - with the knight on f4, there is no Qc4.
Feb-26-09  Woody Wood Pusher: I like watching Carlsen's games.
Feb-26-09  chessic eric: <beenthere240: If the black queen interposes after a check from b4, it covers the pawn on b7.> but then Rh8#
Feb-26-09
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  beenthere240: Is 33...Kg8 a draw offer?
Feb-26-09
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  beenthere240: <chessic eric> indeed!
Feb-26-09  caga1971: What if 32. f4
Feb-26-09  chessic eric: <beenthere240> lol
Feb-26-09  Magnusch: <beenthere240: Is 33...Kg8 a draw offer?> Indeed! Carlsen has nothing else to do here. But I doubt Radjabov will except it.
Feb-26-09
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  Annie K.: <chessgames.com> According to <PhilFeeley>'s post at Linares (2009) it's start with 120 minutes, add 60 minutes after move 40 and add 20 minutes after move 60.
Feb-26-09  BishopofBlunder: <chessic eric: <beenthere240: If the black queen interposes after a check from b4, it covers the pawn on b7.> but then Rh8#>

True, but it would still save the pawn on b7. :)

Feb-26-09  Marmot PFL: c4 dislodges the knight but also blocks the bishop, kind of a Catch-22.
Feb-26-09  radu stancu: <Annie K.: <chessgames.com> According to <PhilFeeley>'s post at Linares (2009) it's start with 120 minutes, add 60 minutes after move 40 and add 20 minutes after move 60.>

Actually the site where he took the info from has changed to "Add 20 minutes plus 30 seconds of inc. after move 60".

At least if the info was from this link: http://www.chessclub.com/finger/Lin...

Feb-26-09  Marmot PFL: Everybody else wants Grischuk to lose and he is behind on the clock with 2Ns vs anand's bishop pair.
Feb-26-09  PinnedPiece: Draw 34.Qh5 third time's the charm.
Feb-26-09  chessic eric: Radjabov is spending a decent chunk of time here...
Feb-26-09  BishopofBlunder: Disappointing, to say the least. Where's the fight in these so called "young guns".
Feb-26-09  chessic eric: i'm not sure, but after 29.♕xd8,♖xd8 30.♖3e2,♖xe2 31.♖xe2,f6 white can at least try to exploit black's weak light squares.


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Feb-26-09  laskersteinitz: The position in the game after 6...O-O (12 plies, White to play) can be reached in 13 plies, Black to play, via a Ruy Lopez: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 Bc5 6. c3 O-O 7. Bb3.

So is the Giuoco Piano more efficient? Does that bust the Ruy Lopez?!

Feb-26-09
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  Wild Bill: <Marmot PFL: <Everybody else wants Grischuk to lose and he is behind on the clock with 2Ns vs anand's bishop pair.>>

Who wants Grischuk to lose? I'd like to see Grischuk win a few tournaments and still call FIDE out using frank, blunt language that gets to the heart of the matter.

Feb-26-09
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  Annie K.: <radu stancu> it was. Thanks for the update. :)
Feb-26-09  Marmot PFL: I meant the other players.
Feb-26-09
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  beenthere240: So according to the opening explorer, 5...a3 is the second most popular choice here.
Feb-26-09  percyblakeney: <Disappointing, to say the least. Where's the fight in these so called "young guns">

That's a bit harsh, Carlsen won a decent game against Anand yesterday, and all Radjabov's previous games passed the first time control. The final position is probably just drawn here, at least Shredder sees it as 0.00.

Feb-27-09  shintaro go: Couldn't Radjabov double up on the h-file with Re4 followed by Qg3 and Rh4?
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