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Magnus Carlsen vs Erik Fossan
Magnus Inv Simul (2017), Oslo NOR, rd 2, Feb-08
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Ultra-delayed Exchange Variation (D79)  ·  0-1


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  Messiah: I really like this game.
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  PawnSac: yes! Xcellent save by a Norway IM (2350-2400) against world champ's blunder Qxb6? Qb4+!! black was toast until Mag got greedy. Better was Qc6+ (trying to lock down the Qside pawns), and f4 to get another pawn rolling.
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  PawnSac: Interestingly enough, when i was posting this comment CG system displayed.. "The hardest game to win is a won game". And how appropriate was the timing!
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  PawnSac: After commenting, I ran the position in Stockfish 10 just to make sure i wasn't suggesting the wrong plan. As it turns out, white's position is much stronger than i estimated.

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48/117 14:38:06 23,234,526k 441k +22.29

< 57.Qc6+ Kf8 58.f4 > a4 59.Qxb6 Kg8 60.Kf3 Qa3+ 61.Ke4 Qe7 62.Qc6 Qb4+ 63.Kf5 Qf8+ 64.Kg4 a3 65.Kf3 Kh8 66.Qd5 Qf6 67.Qa8+ Kh7 68.Qxa3 Qxe6 69.Qe3 Qa2 70.Qe4+ Kg7 71.f5 Qa3+ 72.Qe3 Qd6 73.Kg4 Qd1+ 74.Kf4 Kf7 75.Kg5 Qd8+ 76.Kh5 Qh8+ 77.Qh6 Qd4 78.Qg6+ Ke7 79.f6+ Kd8 80.Qg5 Qd1+ 81.Kh6 Qh1+ 82.Kg6 Qc6 83.Qe5 Kc8 84.Kg7 Kb7 85.f7 Qd7 86.Qe4+ Kb6 87.Kf6 Qd8+ 88.Qe7 Qd1 89.f8Q Qa1+ 90.Ke6 Qa2+ 91.Kd6 Qd2+ 92.Ke5 Qb2+ 93.Kf4 Qd4+ 94.Kf3 Qd5+ 95.Ke3

49/102- 14:58:53 23,881,562k 443k +22.19 57.Qc6+ Kf8

49/102+ 15:05:57 24,262,649k 446k +22.29 57.Qc6+

49/102+ 23:13:16 26,309,410k 315k +22.43 57.Qc6+

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