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Magnus Carlsen vs Ingo Cordts
IV Offene Bayerische Meisterschaft (2000), Bad Wiessee GER, rd 2, Oct-29
English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Variation (A31)  ·  0-1


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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-08-10  SugarDom: Tactical from move 1. Carlsen was 9 years old...
Aug-02-14  joddon: already uses weird openings and position with his queen....very tactfully scary to know how someone so young can think so hard!!
Jan-11-16  Sergash: Cordts was rated 2222 when he played this game, according to Chessbase.

This game was analyzed with Komodo 9.2 64 bits.

<11.Bc4?! Nbd7 > Better is 11.a3!

<12.Qb3? Ne8?> Again 12.a3 . After 12...h5! Cordts would have had a huge advantage. After he missed that opportunity, his position is slowly degradating.

<14...Qh4?!> 14...b5!

<16...b5?! 17.Qxb5 > 16...Qe7=

<18...Nf6?! 19.Qc6!> 18...h5!

<19...Nd7?!> 19...Bb6

<20.d6? Re6! > After 20.a3! Carlsen would have had a clear advantage.

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<21.Nxe4?? Bb7 > This is the losing move, of course. There were:

A) 21.Bc4?! Rxd6 22.Qc7 (only move) Qe7

B) 21.Nb5!

In the end, Cordts missed 27...Bg1! and mate in 10 moves.

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8.e3 e4 9.h3 Re8 10.g4 Re5 11.Bc4 Nbd7 12.Qb3 Ne8 13.Nd2 Nd6
from 98_A31_Anti-Benoni English (Kasparov Gambit) by whiteshark

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