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Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin
Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship Match (2016), New York, NY USA, rd 1, Nov-11
Trompowsky Attack: General (A45)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Nov-12-16  Jambow: Carlsen always starts slow and builds up speed. How many tournaments has he won on the back half, almost all of them.
Nov-12-16  Jambow: <Vladimir, how is our boy doing? Relax Donald, he is still hanging in there.>

Yes and with our contributions to the Clinton Foundation we can't lose.

Go Magnus!!!

Nov-12-16  WorstPlayerEver: After move 10 it was a certain giri, so I fell asleep
Nov-12-16  lost in space: I also think that 20. Kf1 and 21. g4 or 20. g4 and 21. Kf1 was the best chance for white to play for an advantage. g4 prohibits that Black can activate his weak pawns.

Black is able to play ...h5 but after h3 hxg hxg the f-pawns stay weak. At the same time it is not possible to play f5 without having to live with very weak isolated double f pawns after gxf exf.

Try to visualize what I mean with the following line:

20. Kf1 Bd6 21. g4 Kg7 22. h3 h5 23. Ke2 hxg4 24. hxg4 Kg6 25. a4 Bb8 26. Rc5 with a slight white advantage.

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Now 26...Bd6 is the right move. 26...f5 is very bad (loses) after 27. gxf5 exf5

26..Bd6 27. Nh4+ Kg7 28. Rc4 still with slight advantage white. After 20. g3 White had nothing.

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Nov-12-16  lost in space: oh, what I forgot: in the position above: ...e5 is always bad as it allows Nf5 with a position close to be wining in the hands of MC
Nov-12-16  Hunter16: I think this is a good result for Karjakin,because GMs usually prefer white.Carlsen should go for e4 because I think he's better suited to breaking open lines like the Caro.The Trompovsky is an interesting choice to kick a WC match off though.
Nov-12-16  WorstPlayerEver: I think the point is: short match, hide opening preparation until the last games. Carlsen doesn't have to fear the rapid games. It's up to Karjakin.
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  whiteshark: <Radio Jan> rant: ;)
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  whiteshark: Highlights with GM Robin van Kampen on Game 1:
Nov-12-16  WorstPlayerEver: 3rd game 1. Na3!
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  Eyal: As Van Kampen notes, 20.Kf1 might actually have been a definite mistake, because it allows Black 20...Rd1+ 21.Ke2 Rb1, and in order to defend the 2nd rank pawns White has to go passive with 22.Rc2. On the other hand, after 20.g3 (or g4, for that matter) 20...Rd1+ 21.Kg2 Rb1 White can play 22.Rc7 (with a double attack on b7 & e7), and Black can't take the b2 pawn with check.
Nov-12-16  Travis Bickle: Another pentium processed super computer enhanced draw... Bring back Bobby!!
Nov-12-16  Ulhumbrus: An opening like 2 Bg5 makes it easier for Black to equalize but it also sets a psychological trap which may be what Carlsen intended: Black may overestimate his side of the position and play for a win and so risk defeat. If Karjakin was careful not to play unjustifiedly for a win he would gain at least a draw, which it seems he did.
Nov-12-16  Ulhumbrus: 10...Na5 places a knight on the edge of the board. Instead of this 10...Bd7 gets the queen's bishop out
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  diceman: <WorstPlayerEver:

Carlsen doesn't have to fear the rapid games. It's up to Karjakin.>

He'd just have to fear not looking impressive.

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  Domdaniel: <WorstPlayerEver> -- < After move 10 it was a certain giri, so I fell asleep>

I suppose this is a reference to draws, and the notion that Giri is a drawmeister?

I guess you missed Giri's performance in Moscow, where he led the tournament after winning three games in a row?

Check out his fine win vs Svidler.

Nov-12-16  WorstPlayerEver: <Domdaniel>

No, I didn't. This is the WCC and I was -obviously- referring to the Candidates.

And what the hell? Magnus is acting like a little kid, as if chess players are all millionairs, right? They won't need exposure, right? What a stupid joke!

Does Magnus want to introduce whippings again? Well, he deserves it. Lol if I were Karjakin I had put that Bg5 up his nose!

Question: which WCC opened a WCC match with the Trompowsky? Dragnus Carwlsen nice pic bro

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  maxi: lost in space, I like your analysis. I mean, if MC is going to exchange bishop for knight just like that, at least get something for it.
Nov-14-16  dehanne: Can't stomp the Tromp.
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  whiteshark: Made the Tromp draw again
Nov-17-16  thecurator: WorstPlayerEver's reaction to Carlsen's choice of opening in the first game is, let me see, how shall I put this..., "amusing."
Nov-18-16  cormier: C vs K game 1
Nov-21-16  findprabhu: Analysis of this game is available here,
Nov-24-16  Rama: I notice black played 17. ... Rfc8, and not Rac8. I'd'a moved the a-Rook. Is this a case of 'deciding which Rook is the right one and then moving the other?' *smile*
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