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Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin
World Blitz Championship (2016), Doha QAT, rd 5, Dec-29
Zukertort Opening: Symmetrical Variation (A04)  ·  0-1


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Dec-29-16  IAmMe: Karjakin has his revenge
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  john barleycorn: <IAmMe: Karjakin has his revenge>

too little too late

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  Eyal: Carlsen missed a chance to claim a draw by threefold repetition on moves 79, 81 & 83.
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  ChessHigherCat: Reti or not, here I come!
Dec-29-16  RookFile: Can you claim a draw without a scoresheet? I really don't know, I haven't played in a blitz tournament in years.
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  Eyal: In this tournament, at least, I know that players are claiming both threefold repetitions ( and 50 moves.
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  ajile: What an ending. Good maneuvering to force the check and fork of the rook.
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  Bondsamir: It's never too late!
Dec-30-16  Atking: Well it is just a blitz but I don't understand why Carlsen sacrificed his Q.
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  ChessHigherCat: <Atking: Well it is just a blitz but I don't understand why Carlsen sacrificed his Q.> Good question but I don't think he had any good alternatives. White is "forked" and if he moves the Q then NxR, BxR, and black can probably finagle another minor piece out of the deal (bishop or knight)
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  JCigan: There was no repetition as far as I can see
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  Sally Simpson: This position.

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appeared on the board with Black to play on moves 79, 81 and 83.

Jan-01-17  SimplicityRichard: <ChessHigherCat: "Reti or not, here I come!">

Now, this ought to be the game of the day along with that title! I will suggest that title.#

Jan-08-17  miroo: Браво Карякин!! Показал где раки зимуют!
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