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Magnus Carlsen vs Levon Aronian
Your Next Move (Rapid) (2017), Leuven BEL, rd 1, Jun-28
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Botvinnik System (E49)  ·  1-0


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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Always avoided ...d5 in the NID because of Bishops like the one on b2--as buried as they appear, they always seemed to find a way to cause trouble.
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  HeMateMe: time forfeit?
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  PawnSac: < HeMateMe: time forfeit? >

difficult to say. I sure wish the game record included time stamps. That would answer a lot of things. It would be really cool if the clocks had fire-wire output to a computer that logged clock hits.

White is clearly better, but the win is a long way off with best play. Levon may have been lower on time, and figured it was an exercise in futility to fight on considering Magnus' patient maneuvering style in such positions. We also don't know if he offered a draw and Magnus refused with a smile. I guess we could see if there was a post game interview.

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  PawnSac: < 28....Qf4 ?! >

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Stockfish 7 x64:
45/25 25:20 1,327,052k 873k 0.00
Qd2-d1+ Kg1-h2 Nd5-f4 Qf3xf4 Qd1xe2 Bb2xf6 g7xf6 Qf4xf6 Qe2xa2 Qf6-g5+ Kg8-h8 Qg5-f6+ Kh8-g8

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  thegoodanarchist: <PawnSac: < HeMateMe: time forfeit? >

difficult to say. >

Black is dead lost here. I will guess "resigns"

Jul-03-17  banspeedchess: Cannot wait for the Siquefield Cup and see how many more Fide points Carlsen will drop on classical chess.
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  keypusher: <banspeedchess: Cannot wait for the Siquefield Cup and see how many more Fide points Carlsen will drop on classical chess.>

Another bitter Carlsen-hating sockpuppet...just what cg needed.

Jul-10-17  Cheapo by the Dozen: While I don't know this for a fact, I'd guess positions this close are rarely resigned in high-speed play.

Rather, the player with the bad game runs out of time looking for a way out of the apparently-lost position.

Aug-10-17  banspeedchess: Not a bitter Carlsen hating sockpuppet....just telling you all why Carlsen rating tanked from 2880 to 2820 and may go lower...but you all just do not want to accept the truth that Carlsen is now playing mainly super gms at the GCT...these super gms rating is comparable to Carlsen average wise...but somehow I am labeled a Carlsen hater...maybe some of you need to pull your head out of.....
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  hoodrobin: I think the 2 strongest players on these years.
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