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Magnus Carlsen vs Wei Yi
"Yi = MC2" (game of the day Jul-07-2017)
Bilbao (2016), Bilbao ESP, rd 7, Jul-20
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Delayed Exchange Variation (D76)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Jul-20-16
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  chancho: With the wrong colored Bishop to help the white h pawn to promote, there's no way to win.
Jul-20-16
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  keypusher: Nice game, interesting throughout -- I thought Carlsen was taking over around move 23 and was going to push Wei Yi off the board. Wei Yi has to feel pretty good about the last two rounds.
Jul-20-16
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  Calli: 26... e5! is well calculated. Wei opens it up just at the moment when Magnus' rook, knight and f4 bishop are not well placed.
Jul-20-16
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  cro777: Magnus Carlsen: "After the time control, it's just drawn because I can never put him in zugzwang."

Position after 41...Kd6


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Carlsen couldn't get through Wei Yi's defense. Black is able to avoid zugzwang, e.g.

42.Bf7 Nc6 43.a3 Ne7 44.Ke1 Kd7 45.Kd1 Kd6 46.Kd2 Kd7 47.Kd3 Kd6 48.Kd4


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48...Nc6+

Aug-30-16
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  MissScarlett: <Magnus-Wei, dona nobis pacem>
Jul-07-17
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  offramp: How can you play against Einstein's Theory?
Jul-07-17
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  WannaBe: Worst pun ever, I demand to know who came up with this, so we can nominate it for Caissar come January.
Jul-07-17  thegoldenband: <WannaBe: Worst pun ever, I demand to know who came up with this, so we can nominate it for Caissar come January.>

*raises hand*

BTW "Pins Alburt in a Kann" was mine. In fact until today I totally overlooked that it was used for a GOTD, let alone that it won a Caissar!

Jul-07-17  fisayo123: Two of the most talented woodpushers we have these days. The pun was alright though a bit corny.
Jul-07-17
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  ChessHigherCat: I think the pun's "relatively good" considering Yi managed to achieve equality.
Jul-07-17
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  Stonehenge: e4=MC²

Carlsen vs Topalov, 2010

Jul-07-17  Ferro: Donald' tale
Jul-07-17
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  zanzibar: Gotta wonder a little why Carlsen stretched out the play on this game... isn't it pretty much a dead horse by at least move 53 (if not before)?

Probably wanted to reach the time control? (Would that have been move 60?)

Wei, seems to be sending a little message with the knight sack at the end:

<No Wei You Win!>

(Ironic the sack and tc coincided)

Jul-07-17
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  morfishine: <offramp: How can you play against Einstein's Theory?>

You can't, relatively speaking

*****

Jul-07-17
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  WorstPlayerEver: The pun is probably as deranged as the theory.

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