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Magnus Carlsen vs Boris Gelfand
"Cooked Schallopps" (game of the day Jul-13-2015)
Tal Memorial (2011), Moscow RUS, rd 2, Nov-17
Slav Defense: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Defense (D12)  ·  1-0
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Dec-23-11  regi sidal: Similar final position:
D Gormally vs Sutovsky, 2005
Dec-31-12  fgh: That b7 pawn reminds me of the following game: Anand vs Lautier, 1997
Feb-17-15
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  Garech: Wow, how has this game not yet made GOTD? A travesty!

-Garech

Jul-13-15
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  Penguincw: < Garech: Wow, how has this game not yet made GOTD? A travesty! >

Almost 5 months after that comment, it's GOTD now!

Analysis of this game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSI....

Jul-13-15
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  andrewjsacks: Carlsen as Alekhine, in a way. Magnus' style does not produce many games like this, but this one demonstrates the tactical insights and marvels he is capable of creating.
Jul-13-15  RandomVisitor: After 28.Ne4, who stands better?

1: Magnus Carlsen - Boris Gelfand, Tal Memorial 2011


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Analysis by Deep Rybka 4.1 x64:

<[+0.00] d=22 28...Kxb7> 29.a4 Kb8 30.a5 Qd7 31.Qxd7 Nxd7 32.Bc4 Ne5 33.Bxe5 Bxe5 34.Rxf7 Rgc1 35.Ba6 Rc6 36.Rf8+ Kc7 37.Rc8+ Kd7 38.Nc5+ Kd6 39.Ne4+ Kd7 40.Nc5+ Kd6 41.Ne4+ Kd7 42.Nc5+ Kd6 43.Ne4+ Kd7

Jul-13-15  Imran Iskandar: I can't believe this! For the second day in a row, one of my submitted puns has been made into a GOTD!

This game was just waiting to be made GOTD, highlighted by Gelfand's attack with Carlsen brilliantly defending.

Jul-13-15  trnbg: I don't get the pun...
Jul-13-15  pedro99: It might just be Monday, but can someone explain the cool but enigmatic 24.g5 and why Black didn't simply take it?
Jul-13-15  Nerwal: <It might just be Monday, but can someone explain the cool but enigmatic 24.g5 and why Black didn't simply take it?>

Variations are complicated but the basic idea is that ♕h4+ may be annoying in some lines, and after 24. g5 ♕xg5 White answers with the strong centralizing 25. ♕e4 which was impossible with the queen still at e7.

Jul-13-15
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  piltdown man: What a beautiful performance.
Jul-13-15  FairyPromotion: One of the greatest defensive performances of all time! It is hard to believe that after 24... Rdd1 the game is equal. Gelfand wasted a lot of time trying to find a blow that wasn't there, but after Magnus found all the necessary moves, Boris couldn't adjust back to thinking about his own weaknesses, and his position crumbled very quickly.

This was one of the very first games I followed live, and I remeber that GM Naiditsch (commenting on chessdom) was certain that Gelfand was winning. I think it was at move 26. Qe2 when he saw that move as engine's top suggestion, and claimed that that move made no sense from a humans's perspective, and that white had to give up the queen with 26. Qxd1. When Magnus played the move, he was quite surprised, and claimed that even though the engines evaluate the position as equal, he would immediately accept any draw offer by black. As the game progressed, and the fact that black had nothing started to sink in, he didn't hide his admiration for Carlsen's play, which was very quick and accurate in an extremely complicated and unbalanced position.

Jul-13-15
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  kevin86: The minor pieces dominate!
Jul-13-15  mruknowwho: Two en passant captures in the same game. Holy cow.
Jul-13-15  RandomVisitor: Perhaps black could improve at moves 22 and 24, but not by much:

1: Magnus Carlsen - Boris Gelfand, Tal Memorial 2011


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Analysis by Deep Rybka 4.1 x64:

<[-0.19] d=24 22...Rd7> 23.Bc3 Qg5 24.Rh3 Qxg4 25.a4 Bb4 26.Nd4 Rc7 27.Qd3 Bxc3 28.bxc3 Kxb7 29.Qc2 Rc5 30.Qb2 Rg5 31.Bd5+ Rxd5 32.Qxa1 Rg5 33.Qh1 Qe4 34.Rf3 f6 35.Qh7 Qe7 36.Qg8 a5 37.Rh3 Ka6


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Rybka 4.1 x64:

<[-0.20] d=23 24...Rd7> 25.Bxf7 Rdd1 26.Ng3 Bxe3+ 27.Rxe3 Qxf7+ 28.Rf3 Qe6 29.Ne4 Qc4 30.Kg3 Kxb7 31.Nf2 Qc7+ 32.Kh3 Rd6 33.Qe4+ Qc6 34.Bxg7 Rxa2 35.Rf7+ Nd7 36.Bc3 Ra4 37.Qe8 Ka6 38.Kh2 Rh4+ 39.Kg1 Kb7

Jul-13-15  RandomVisitor: After 26...Rg1:

1: Magnus Carlsen - Boris Gelfand, Tal Memorial 2011


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Analysis by Deep Rybka 4.1 x64:

<[+1.89] d=22 27.Qb5> Qxb7 28.Qe8+ Nc8 29.Bc4 Qc7 30.Bf1 Rgxf1+ 31.Nxf1 Qc4 32.Kg1 Qxa2 33.Qxf7 Qa6 34.Bxg7 Ra5 35.Bf6 Qd3 36.Qe6 Ra6 37.Be5 Bxe5 38.Qxe5+

Jul-30-16  j4jishnu: Memorable Defence!
Jul-31-16  1971: This is so good I almost want to cry, honestly. Just sublime mastery. Not only the conception but the technique to carry it through. They're going to marvel at these games for hundreds of years. Carlsen's name will always be mentioned in chess posterity just as Morphy and Fischer. It's a wonder he isn't talked about as the greatest of all time yet, I think it's because he's still so young and he's a present player, but man...it's getting hard to argue. As a chess fan that loves the game I just have to say thanks for all these games and for dedicating himself to maintaining such excellence and creating art.
Oct-22-18
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  Check It Out: < mruknowwho: Two en passant captures in the same game. Holy cow.>

Which begs the question, what is the GM game with the most en passant captured?

Oct-22-18
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  HeMateMe: <what is the GM game with the most en passant captured?>

the Russian Second Army was captured en passant in East Prussia. All of them!

The Battle of Tannenberg was fought between Russia and Germany between the 26th and 30th of August 1914, the first month of World War I. The battle resulted in the almost complete destruction of the Russian Second Army and the suicide of its commanding general, Alexander Samsonov

<https://www.google.com/search?sourc...>

Oct-23-18
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  Diademas: <Premium Chessgames Member Check It Out: what is the GM game with the most en passant captured?>

User: technical draw has a collection of games with 2 or more e.p. captures.

Game Collection: Two or More En-Passant Captures

Oct-23-18
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  Diademas: <The largest known number of en passant captures in one game is three, shared by three games; in none of them were all three captures by the same player. The earliest known example is a 1980 game: A S Segal vs K H Podzielny, 1980 > https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/En_...
Oct-23-18
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  Check It Out: <Diademas> Thank you, those are really good links.
Oct-24-18  Jambow: What a game, Magnus the extreme tactician with a Petrosian exchange sack to make it all possible.
Oct-28-18  Jambow: As I play through this game I realize this could replace any of the top games Magnus played and should replace one of them. this is a game for the ages.
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