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Magnus Carlsen vs Anish Giri
Tata Steel (2017), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 7, Jan-21
Colle System (D05)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Jan-22-17
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  john barleycorn: on the positive side it will keep the Carlsen spokesmen on CG busy. the usual "he is a slow starter" does not aply and to explain a mistake of this caliber after the warm-up phase will be a new challenge for them.

"It happens" does it for me. Today is a new game.

Jan-22-17
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  john barleycorn: *apply
Jan-22-17
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  WorstPlayerEver: "Yes but the IQP is a fixture in QGs."

@Boomie

With the White pawn at d5, I assume. Any way, holding the d5 square would have given a Black an easy game. By keeping the pressure on d5 Carlsen almost won this game. I am just an average player, but this seems not so hard to understand. Keep the tension on the centre.

Jan-22-17
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  thegoodanarchist: < peristilo: Sometimes being a Magnus' fan is really irritating.>

Yes, but usually it isn't.

Jan-22-17
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  keypusher: < john barleycorn: on the positive side it will keep the Carlsen spokesmen on CG busy. the usual "he is a slow starter" does not aply and to explain a mistake of this caliber after the warm-up phase will be a new challenge for them.>

What an astoundingly stupid comment. Do you think Carlsen fans are frantically trying to come up with justifications for him missing a mate in three?

Why does Carlsen (and Abdel) turn you into a blithering idiot?

<"It happens" does it for me.>

It does it for anyone.

Jan-22-17
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  john barleycorn: <keypusher: ...

What an astoundingly stupid comment. ...

Why does Carlsen (and Abdel) turn you into a blithering idiot? ...>

Well, I hope you will develop a sense of humour over time.

Until then I group you together with <Abdel> at the lower end of the IQ scale.

Jan-22-17  1971: Wttf?! I hope he doesn't become a piano player after this
Jan-22-17  Alexandro: I think engine says that 56th move brings mate in 19 because rook e8 and the consequent exchange of rook and bishop for rook and queen avoids the mate in three, alongside the final position the mate goes on inevitable. Needless to say the imense superiority of white pieces...
Jan-22-17  NightKnight: Why do everyone and their daughters keep on saying Carlsen missed a mate in 3? He did not. He simply missed winning the queen. Annoying to see this lie repeated, since it shouldn`t live long on or off the chessboard. Even gross blunder does not justify a blunder.
Jan-22-17  Everyone: Carlsen missed a mate in 3.
Carlsen missed a mate in 3.
Carlsen missed a mate in 3.
Jan-22-17  pinoy king: Very, very weak play by the co-world champion Magnus Carlsen.
Jan-22-17  dehanne: <This is really the most embarrassing moment of Magnus Carlsen’s chess career, because no-one cares about me, but the guy, you know, is kind of a legend, so I feel very bad for him. I feel really bad for him…

He’s a very, very strong player, and if he’s at his best he’s impossible to deal with, but against me he just does it all by himself. He outplayed me many times, but he has difficulty… I don’t really know why, but it’s his problem!> Anish Giri after the game.

Jan-22-17
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  maxi: Everyone keeps saying that Carlsen missed a mate in 3!
Jan-28-17  Conrad93: <Everyone keeps saying that Carlsen missed a mate in 3!>

He did technically.

Jan-31-17  sledgehammer: No, mate in 18 hahaha The winning move 56.Rc8+ is too obvious but I don't think we should judge the best player for a silly mistake. It reminds me the error Fisher made against Spassky with his bishop, too obvious when you are not in the game and don't have the pressure.
Jan-31-17
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  perfidious: <Boomie: <WPE: If White captures with a piece then Black gets d5 and the d pawn becomes an isolani.>

Yes but the IQP is a fixture in QGs. White doesn't have the two bishops so perhaps the hangers are the best choice after all. >

With Black's firm grip on d5 in the IQP position which would arise and the dark-squared bishops off, Carlsen would have had few, if any attacking chances.

Feb-01-17  Muttley101: I've read all the comments on this game, and I'm really surprised that no-one has said "Carlsen missed a mate in 3".
Feb-01-17  sledgehammer: Muttley101: I've read all the comments on this game, and I'm really surprised that no-one has said "Carlsen missed a mate in 3".

I bet you haven't read all of the comments :)

Feb-02-17
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  maxi: no-one is saying Carlsen missed a mate in three.
Feb-02-17
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  beenthere240: Carlsen missed a forced win. No World Champion has ever done this, I gather.
Feb-03-17  Conrad93: Ivanchuk missed a mate in one. Still hard to top that debacle, even if it was just a blitz game.
Feb-03-17
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  WannaBe: Here are some missed mates, even computer made it on the list:

http://www.thechessworld.com/learn-...

Feb-03-17  Sally Simpson: I missed a mate in one in an allegro in 1994.

White to play. I had just sacced my Queen to set this up.


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An Allegro is no excuse, 1.Rd8# is a Morphy Mate. I very lazily played 1.Rhe1+ thinking it was mate next move.

Imagine my horror when Black played 1...Be6. 2.Rxe6+ Kf7 (OOPS! it's not a mate. No discovered check to win back the Queen and my pieces are hanging.)


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Luckily a had a few minutes left and with my face going redder by the second I worked out the win.

3.Rf6++ Ke8


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4.Rf8+ Rxf8 Rd8 mate (phew!)

Feb-22-17
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  tuttifrutty: <I guess nobody's exempt when it comes to brain farts.>

We know, you do it all the time....and that's an accurate statement. LOL

Apr-18-17
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  Fusilli: <Sally Simpson> lol, that's awesome. We don't always get second chances!
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