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Magnus Carlsen vs Dmitry Jakovenko
World Rapid Championship (2016), Doha QAT, rd 8, Dec-27
Formation: Queen Pawn Game: London System (D02)  ·  1-0


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  luzhin: Brilliant endgame combination by Carlsen, demonstrating that his solitary advanced passed QP was worth much more than Black's SIX.
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  Gilmoy: Jakovenko is pretty good in endgames, so he surely saw that <30..Qxg4> offers up his Rd7 for a perpetual try. Carlsen saw past that: the winning idea is to scamper all the way to <50.Kb7> and safety, shielded by his Q and Black's own pawns. Along the way, his own R+PPP are just tempo-bait, and he lets them all drop -- Black cannot actually take them all <and> keep White's K trapped.

White's last surviving Q doesn't actually have to stop all six pawns, since the K can just Reti-walk straight for checkmate, so he's really racing only <one> pawn.

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  Eyal: Great concept by Carlsen starting from 29.Rc2!, though Jakovenko missed a draw with 43...Qe3+! (rather than Qg1+) and then it's a perpetual check.
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