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Magnus Carlsen vs Viktor Bologan
Biel Chess Festival (2012)  ·  Benko Gambit: Accepted. King Walk Variation (A59)  ·  1-0
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Jul-31-12  Marmot PFL: Black does have 34...Rc2 threat but 35 Bg5 Kf8 36 Nf3 ends that
Jul-31-12
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  Gypsy: <OBIT: Going by Houdini analysis, Carlsen's 30. Nb5 is less accurate than 30. Nd5 ... > Thx!
Jul-31-12
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  Pedro Fernandez: Now white have multiple threatens.
Jul-31-12
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  OBIT: Bacrot, in major time pressure - again - has probably turned a won game into a loss against Giri.
Jul-31-12
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  Pedro Fernandez: ...Nb7 is mandatory
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  chancho: Bologan is going down in flames.
Jul-31-12
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  OBIT: Geez, Bacrot getting mated now... frightening.
Jul-31-12
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  HeMateMe: with the DSB driven off of the diagonal attacking the b5 pawn, white is free to play R-f4 and finish off the f5 pawn, followed by the e7 pawn. He can also put his rook on the a file and win.

Bologan will soon resign.

Jul-31-12
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  Gypsy: <40.b7> Black should resign, I think.
Jul-31-12
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  OBIT: OK, this one is over, but Nakamura's game is getting interesting. Houdini likes Hao at the moment.
Jul-31-12
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  haydn20: Meanwhile if Hao can do 9 correct moves in 1'29", he could draw.
Jul-31-12
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  Travis Bickle: Kid Carlsen wins it!
Jul-31-12
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  chessgames.com: Stick around--we'll be switching to the lively Nakamura-Wang Hao game in just a minute.
Jul-31-12
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  Cemoblanca: 39...Nc5?? === Suicide! ;0)
Jul-31-12
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  MarkFinan: Carlsen Is just unbeatable with white right now!!
Second greatest player Iv'e seen In my lifetime, after Kasparov..
Jul-31-12
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  chancho: Magnus once again showing his propensity for greatness.
Jul-31-12
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  sethoflagos: <OBIT: .... Houdini likes Hao at the moment>

Hao's playing better when he's under severe time pressure than when he sits and thinks for 30 minutes

Jul-31-12
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  Cemoblanca: Live Rating of Magnus: 2846.4! Hold on tight, Kaspy! :D
Jul-31-12  Chessmaster9001: It seems an awful idea to give an extra pawn to Carlsen in such gambits. Same story again, yesterday Hao today Viorel. Magnus presented a textbook example of how to play against Benko. The whole idea of putting the pawns on b3 and a4, knight on b5 and rook on a2 is a product of genius mind. He is just too strong for this field. Only word - BRAVO!
Jul-31-12
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  whiteshark: <Chessmaster9001: .. < The whole idea of putting the pawns on b3 and a4, knight on b5 and rook on a2 is a product of genius mind.>> I think Petrosian played it already this way.
Jul-31-12
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  whiteshark: arrgh, he used another setup with Ra3 + w/o b3: Petrosian vs Alburt, 1977
Jul-31-12
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  whiteshark: Games Like Carlsen vs Bologan, 2012
Jul-31-12  aporia: The highlight of this game to for me was when, after 28. Nc7 someone wrote "... unless there is a tactical shot. Anybody see one?" After a few seconds, it looked to many of us the Carlsen had blundered away his bishop, until we realized that 26. Nc7 was essentially a bishop sacrifice that led to a won ending. Someone saw a tactical shot, it seems. In fact it was going on right in front of us.
Jul-31-12  The Last Straw: what happens after 40Na6?
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  Kinghunt: <The Last Straw> 41. b8Q+ Nxb8 42. Rxb8# ought to do the trick.
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