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Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin
"Navigating the Rapids" (game of the day Dec-01-2016)
Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship (2016), New York, NY USA, rd 13, Nov-30
Sicilian Defense: Prins Variation (B54)  ·  1-0


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Dec-01-16  TheBish: <acirce: N Popov vs A Novopashin, 1979>

Thank you sir! I knew the theme was very recent - exactly 3 months ago! Now I don't have to look for it, saves me some time. (Although I knew it was a fairly recent POTD, and that I had posted the solution after solving it, and that I don't post nearly as often as I used to. Only 11 comments back!)

Dec-01-16  newhampshireboy: Nice!
Dec-02-16  not not: Carlsen went for Maroczy bind to get safe drawing position, then threaten repetition few times to push Karjakin into inferior lines and get winning advantage

he won the title on black side of ruy lopez in the previous game. Karjakin team spent 1 million euro to prepare him how to lose Lopez as white lol

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  Sokrates: Great post, <alligator> fully agree.

<WorstPlayerEver> No reason to be so offending and ignore no. 3 in the posting guidelines. You're better than that.

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  keypusher: Thanks for posting that video, BB. He did think for a while about his 49th move, because it was very committal and he had to see that mate in 8.

By the way, one nice thing about these matches is you see posters that aren't around so much anymore -- you, csmath, acirce...hope you stick around.

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  Eyal: Moments from some live broadcasts during Carlsen's final combination:

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  keypusher: Thanks for that too, Eyal. Loved Tal Baron's reaction. And it's nice to see a strong GM without an engine wondering if 49.Rc8+ was a losing blunder.
Dec-02-16  activechess55: <alligator>

Nice post! Couldn't agree more.

Dec-02-16  alfamikewhiskey: <Moments> Thanks

One more @5:37:00 <>

Live with Ellen Carlsen, Magnus's sister, former WCC second GM Hammer and former trainer GM Agdestein.

They all miss it completely. Agdestein at Rc8+: "What is Magnus doing? Oh, it's mate."

One for the books.

(Donīt know if the link is internationally accessible, though.)

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  whiteshark: Here's another predecessor:

click for larger view

<34. ...> ?

Vyzmanavin vs V Tukmakov, 1986

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  WorstPlayerEver: <No reason to be so offending and ignore no. 3 in the posting guidelines. You're better than that.>

I didn't. I attacked their crap. What they wrote. How can *the experts* have studied the match in 24 hour? That's serious offense indeed; to chess.

Dec-02-16  ForkedAgain: What is wrong with you people?

This was a great match. A great format, tiebreakers and all. A great challenger, who exceeded all expectations. A great champ who ultimately prevailed in classic style.

Give the bitching a rest. I love the match and the games but this comment section makes me regret ever signing up for it.

Goodbye and thanks for all the fish.

Dec-02-16  Betterthan99: ditto <FA> thanks
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  Ron: User: magnus

User: the

User: chess

User: king

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  freewheel: Forked again you are right! What a brilliant set of werll challenged and well defended games. History will judge this world class battle as one of the best!
Dec-03-16  ShooHoo: Thank you for the links, Eyal! Great reaction from GM Tal Baron:)) Much fun to also see Svidler's reaction, who completely understands how difficult is to find this with only 2 minutes on the clock in last game. To quote Judith: "wow!"
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  whiteshark: <Carlsen!> ;)
Dec-09-16  Owl: Is there any games from before that was similar to Qh6 or Qh3 with double rook mate? or should I say Queen sac with Double rook mate?
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  Eyal: <Owl> Yeah, two predecessors for the final combination were mentioned in previous posts here:

N Popov vs A Novopashin, 1979

Vyzmanavin vs V Tukmakov, 1986

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  MJCB: I was impressed - like many (if not all) - by the final combination. One thing that impressed me also with Karjakin - when looking at the video - is that when he played 49 ... Rh7, he seems not to expect a forced mate to come (he did not seem to have seen 50 Qh6 coming), but when it took place, it took him less than a second to resign! For me, it took at least 10 seconds to determine that it was the end (my Elo is more than 1,000 points below theirs to put things into perspective). When I play and something like that happens to me, I cool down, then think, then resign after I re-adjusted my tie. For the deciding game, resigning in one second is also impressive from my standpoint, both from a calculation and sportsmanship perpectives.
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  Chnebelgrind: another predecessor
A Neumann vs Przepiorka, 1904
Dec-20-16  talwnbe4: Carlsen played better during the rapid games than the match proper.. and choosing the heavily analysed Ruy Lopez instead of his off-beat openings wasn't a good choice against a player like Karjakin.
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  Rolfo: <alligator> says it all ! Thanks
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  ChessHigherCat: Those guys see so far in advance it's like a different game entirely. As a lowly mortal, I kept analyzing in terms of "now white can finally get the knight on d5 and if black takes he can recapture with the other knight and then play Bb6, and Carlsen is like: "Ho hum, who cares about d5!"
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  tpstar: Magnus Carlsen is his name

And he was brought to our attention through a memorable game of chess

He's got a number of ways in which he opens a match

With remarkable speed his use of memory will run you flat

Tell me, tell me

Magnus Carlsen

How can it be?

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